updated 03:00 pm EDT, Tue September 29, 2009
Verizon cancels Hub VoIP phone
Verizon has quietly shut down sales of its Hub home phone after less than a year of sales. No explanation has been given, but the device was targeted at a narrow audience of families that still needed a home phone but were willing to use it as a sync point for their cellphones' calendars and news. Cost may also be a factor, as while the Internet-based calling was $35 per month for unlimited North American calls, the device itself cost $200, or more than most of Verizon's cellphones.
At one point, Verizon had proposed a third-party app store to let developers add widgets of their own to the Hub.
The company has acknowledged the end of the Hub but promises that it will continue to support the phone and the service for those still using both. [via Zatz Not Funny]