3 Telecom Stocks Seeing Action: Verizon’s Z30 Contract, Vodafone to Buy India Unit, AT&T’s FCC Deal

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ): Verizon has won the exclusive contract for BlackBerry’s (NASDAQ:BBRY) new Z30 smartphone, a larger version of the touchscreen Z10. The device will hit stores sometime in November with a sticker price of $200. While it could be a boon for Verizon, CNET notes that “it appears as if Verizon’s ‘exclusive’ arrangement is less about having locked up a deal with BlackBerry, and more about the lack of interest from rival carriers.”