Samsung officially confirmed the launch of its new Galaxy Note 4 today announcing that the device will launch in Korea on September 26. It also said the new flagship smartphone would arrive in 140 countries by the end of October. Read more
Samsung this evening has finally officially unveiled the Galaxy Mega 2, a follow-up to last year’s Galaxy Mega 5.8, for overseas countries. But while the device has a gargantuan screen, its specs are nothing to be too impressed with. The Galaxy Mega 2 features a 6-inch display, up from the 5.8-inch model it is replacing, with a 720p display.
From flip phones to flagships, LG makes a lot of handsets, so how about another device from the South Korean electronics manufacturer? The company’s mid-range Vigor is on its way to AT&T and will be available to purchase on Friday, September 26th for $50 with a new two year service agreement, or for $13.96 or $16.75 per month under the carrier’s Next program. However, if you’re not interested in re-upping or making payments, you can buy the device outright for $350.
AT&T took to its YouTube channel this morning, uploading a video that outlines all the great features of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Alpha handset. Sadly, this video came without any real information about when the handset will be coming to the carrier, much less how much it might cost. Not long after that happened, Samsung expectedly made its formal announcement, telling us that the phone will be available from September 26th, will come in three colors, and will start at the usual $199 on contract.
The Galaxy Note 4 became an official product two weeks ago at IFA in Berlin and today US carriers are providing pre-order and launch details for Samsung’s new extra-large smartphone. Each carrier appears to be doing things a little differently, with Verizon and AT&T opening its pre-orders tomorrow, and T-Mobile accepting reservations on September 24th.
Last week, Motorola finally took the wraps off of a handful of new products. The new Moto G and Moto 360 went on sale almost immediately, but the new Moto X was teased as being available later this month. Today, however, the company has officially announced that starting Tuesday, September 16th, you will be able to pre-order the new Moto X for AT&T. The unlocked, “Pure Edition” of the device will also go up for pre-order that same day.
Telecommunications site LightRead reports that AT&T is committing to supporting WiFi Calling for its subscribers beginning sometime in 2015. The feature allows subscribers to carry voice calls over their home or office WiFi connection, for instance, when the cellular network may be poor in strength.
Speaking Friday at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, he said the carrier would use WiFi calling in 2015, but only as a complement to voice-over-LTE and 3G voice. [...]
“We’re very focused on making sure it’s a great experience for customers, but we see it as a complement, not a replacement,” he said. “We feel good about a great nationwide network with unlimited talk and text.”
AT&T announced this evening that, much like Verizon, it too will sell the Moto 360 in its stores and online at some point in the near future. While the carrier did not give specific details regarding its pricing and availability for the Moto 360, the device will be the second Android Wear device sold by the carrier, joining the LG G Watch.
AT&T today confirmed that it will add the Moto 360 to its industry-leading portfolio of devices and accessories. Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date. The Moto 360 runs on Android Wear, designed specifically for wearable devices, and is AT&T’s second Android Wear product.
Is the Amazon Fire Phone simmering out? Recent estimates reached by The Guardian pegged the device at having sold less than 35,000 units and today Amazon and AT&T are bringing down the price to 99¢ on a two year contract less than two months after launch. The device was previously priced at $199 for 32GB with a two year commitment, which many observed was a rather high price point for a not-so-remarkable handset mostly differentiated by its 3D effect and Amazon Prime services… Read more
After an unsuccessful union with Sprint, T-Mobile is going after its former suitor’s customers, as well as its other competitors’ subcribers in the wireless world. Today, the magenta-colored carrier announced an aggressive promotional campaign that offers a free year of LTE data to castaways from AT&T, Verizon and of course Sprint.
Sprint has unveiled its newest family data plans in an attempt to win back customers that have fled to rivals AT&T and Verizon. The new plans offer twice as much data as the competition at about the same prices. It’s the latest move by the floundering carrier following the less-than-stellar reception of its recently-announced “Framily” plans.
The new plans allow up to ten lines with a shared data pool of 20 GB—paired an additional 2 GB per device as part of a limited-time offer—for a grand total of up to $40 GB of shared data through 2015. A pricing chart (below) breaks down how all of the charges in the new plans work, including an additional $10 per tablet and shared data packs of up to 60 GB.
After a brief run with Verizon, the LG G Vista is coming to AT&T on August 22nd for $50 on a two year agreement. As indicated by its budget-friendly price tag, the G Vista isn’t exactly a luxury item. The device features a 5.7-inch HDIPS display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing shooter, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 3,200mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.