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  • Apple Denied Injunction Bid Against Samsung

    27 August 2014, 4:59 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Apple lost in its attempt to ban the sale of select Samsung devices today, as U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request. The company sought a ban on devices found to infringe on its patents at trial earlier this year. "Apple has not…
  • FCC Finalizes $819,000 Fine Against T-Mobile

    27 August 2014, 2:36 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    The FCC today levied an $819,000 fine against T-Mobie for its lack of support for hearing-aid compatible handsets. The FCC originally made its claim against T-Mobile more than two years ago, when it discovered T-Mobile "willfully and repeatedly" failed to…
  • Cricket Offering Five Lines for $100

    27 August 2014, 2:28 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Cricket Wireless, which is owned by AT&T, today announced a new incentive to win over T-Mobile and other customers. Cricket is offering five lines for $100 per month. The plan includes one more line than T-Mobile's current promotion (four lines for $100).…
  • AT&T One (M8) Receiving Android 4.4.3

    27 August 2014, 11:48 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    HTC said via Twitter that owners of the AT&T variant of the One (M8) can download Android 4.4.3 beginning today. The minor system update, which fixes bugs and improves performance (esp. GPS), can be installed over the air.
  • T-Mobile to Sell Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2 and Evolve 2

    27 August 2014, 9:35 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    T-Mobile and Alcatel today announced the addition of the Fierce 2 and Evolve 2 to T-Mobile's value handset roster. Both devices run Android 4.4 KitKat. Shared hardware features include 5-megapixel main cameras, VGA user-facing cameras, 4GB of built-in storage,…
  • T-Mobile Dials Music Freedom Up to 13

    27 August 2014, 9:10 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    T-Mobile today expanded the availability of its Music Freedom program to include six new music services. Music Freedom already allows T-Mobile customers to stream music from iHeartRadio, iTunesRadio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk, Slacker, and Spotify for…
  • HTC Intros Desire 510, A Low-Cost LTE Phone

    27 August 2014, 8:13 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    HTC today announced the Desire 510, an entry-level device that includes LTE 4G for many regions around the world. The 510 is made from polycarbonate and HTC created a DotView case for the device, which allows owners to answer calls even when the case is…
  • AT&T Names Glenn Lurie as CEO of Wireless Unit

    26 August 2014, 4:52 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    AT&T today made some changes in its executive ranks and has replaced Ralph de la Vega as the CEO of AT&T Mobility. Taking de la Vega's place is Glenn Lurie, a longtime AT&T vet who was instrumental in bringing the Apple iPhone to AT&T back in 2007. Lurie most…
  • Yahoo Closes Acquisition of Flurry

    26 August 2014, 12:46 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Yahoo today said it has finalized its purchase of Flurry. Flurry offers mobile app developers tools to improve and monetize their applications. The acquisition allows Yahoo to further refine its mobile offerings to advertisers.
  • Boost Mobile to Sell Low-Cost ZTE Warp Sync

    26 August 2014, 11:16 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Boost Mobile today announced the ZTE Warp Sync, an inexpensive Android handset for Sprint's pre-paid network. The Warp Sync features a 5-inch display with Gorilla Glass 2 and a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor from Qualcomm with 2GB of RAM. The Warp…
  • AT&T's HTC One mini to Gain Sense 6 Update

    26 August 2014, 10:18 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    HTC took to Twitter today to tout the pending arrival of Sense 6.0 for the AT&T variant of the One mini. The update makes changes to the camera app, Blinkfeed, and various other functions. More specifics weren't provided.
  • T-Mobile Increases Family Plan Limit to 10 Lines

    26 August 2014, 9:35 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    T-Mobile today expanded the flexibility of its family plan from a maximum of five lines per plan to a maximum of 10 lines per plan. T-Mobile Simple Choice subscribers can add new lines to their plan for $10 each after the second subscriber. Beginning August…
  • LG Shows Off the G3 Stylus

    26 August 2014, 8:51 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    LG today announced the G3 Stylus, a variant of the G3 that adds a stylus, but seriously ramps down the specifications. The device carries over the design language of the G3, but the 5.5-inch display goes from Quad HD (2560 x 1440) to qHD (960 x 540). The G3…
  • Verizon Says VoLTE to Launch in Coming Weeks

    26 August 2014, 8:32 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Verizon Wireless today announced the pending launch of its delayed VoLTE service. The service will go live in the coming weeks, and will allow select devices to connect HD Voice calls and Video Calls. Advanced Calling 1.0 uses Verizon's LTE 4G network and…
  • California Signs Smartphone Kill Switch Into Law

    26 August 2014, 8:15 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that will mandate all smartphones to come with a kill switch by July 2015. The law's goal is to curb smartphone thefts. Lawmakers believe that allowing smartphones owners to render their device unusable after it is…
  • Google Debuts New Slides, Sheets, Docs Apps for iOS

    25 August 2014, 2:57 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Google today refreshed its productivity suite for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad. To start, Google is making a stand-alone Slides app available for the first time. Slides allows iOS device owners to create and edit slide presentations on their…
  • Huawei: No Tizen and No More Windows Phone for Us

    25 August 2014, 12:28 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Huawei recently said it has no plans to release a Tizen-based smartphone, and also said it will no longer make smartphones using Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. "Some telecom carriers are pushing us to design Tizen phones but I say 'no' to them. In…
  • T-Mobile Simple Starter Subscribers Gain 2GB of Data for $5

    25 August 2014, 9:08 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    T-Mobile today announced a new option for subscribers of its Simple Starter plans. The plan already offers unlimited talk/text and 500MB of data for $40 per month. Starting September 3, subscribers will be able to quadruple their data to 2GB of LTE 4G access…
  • Apple Offering to Replace Faulty iPhone 5 Batteries

    23 August 2014, 10:49 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Apple has launched an iPhone 5 battery replacement program. According to Apple, a limited number of iPhone 5s sold between September 2012 and January 2013 may experience a sudden decrease in battery life, requiring frequent recharges. Customers who believe…
  • Review: LG G Vista for Verizon Wireless

    22 August 2014, 6:00 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    The LG G Vista is a inexpensive, big-screened Android smartphone that scores well on most features. Only a couple things hold it back, but they aren't vital. Find out what they are in Phone Scoop's full review.

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