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  • Preorders for Moto X Begin Sept. 16, Moto 360 Back in Stock

    14 September 2014, 12:14 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Motorola today said consumers can order some of its new products beginning September 16. The Moto X for AT&T and the Moto X Pure Edition will both be available for ordering on Tuesday. The AT&T Moto X costs $99 with a new contract, and the Moto X Pure Edition…
  • GreatCall Touts Touch3 for Seniors

    12 September 2014, 3:20 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    GreatCall recently announced the Samsung Touch3, an Android smartphone designed specifically for senior citizens and older users. The Touch3's major selling point is the user interface, which has been stripped down to the bare essentials in order to make it…
  • Sprint to Sit Out AWS-3 Auction

    12 September 2014, 12:55 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Sprint today confirmed that it will skip an upcoming spectrum auction. "Sprint has decided not to participate in the FCC's AWS-3 auction, but will continue to evaluate the opportunities presented by the upcoming 600MHz incentive auction," said Sprint spokesman…
  • HTC Desire 610 On Its Way to Big Red, According to FCC

    12 September 2014, 12:44 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Documents seen on the FCC web site suggest that Verizon Wireless will soon have its own version of the HTC Desire 610. Based on the model number (OP90300), SKU (HTC331ZLVW), and spectrum support, a newly approved phone made by HTC is earmarked for Big Red. The…
  • AT&T to Wait Until 2015 to Launch WiFi Calling

    12 September 2014, 12:03 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    AT&T's top exec today said the company won't offer WiFi calling on its devices until next year. WiFi Calling has been around for years, but was highlighted by Apple this week as a new feature in the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Further, T-Mobile announced this week plans…
  • Google Gives App Buyers Two Hours to Return Apps

    11 September 2014, 12:04 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Google has extended the time during which Android device owners can seek a refund for app purchases. Google used to allow app buyers a mere 15 minutes to decide whether or not they liked an application enough to keep it. Now, app buyers have two hours to make…
  • BlackBerry Acquires Movirtu

    11 September 2014, 11:52 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    BlackBerry today revealed it has acquired a British firm called Movirtu. Movirtu develops virtual SIM card solutions that allow multiple phone numbers to be used on a single device. BlackBerry said the acquisition will help it separate work and personal use on…
  • RadioShack Weighing Bankruptcy

    11 September 2014, 11:46 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    RadioShack is considering whether or not to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as its cash reserves dwindle. The company ended its most recent quarter with just $30.5 million in cash on hand, with debts totaling $658 million. It has lost money 10…
  • T-Mobile Expands Wi-Fi Calling, Partners with GoGo

    10 September 2014, 4:45 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    T-Mobile today said it will make Wi-Fi calling available to all its postpaid customers for free. The move, announced at an event in San Francisco, is meant to help provide improved voice coverage in spaces where T-Mobile's network doesn't reach. Wi-Fi calls…
  • Skype for Windows Phone Adds Location Sharing

    10 September 2014, 3:21 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Skype today announced an update to its app for Windows Phone devices that introduces location sharing for the first time. Skype version 2.22 is compatible with Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. The sharing feature permits users to transmit their location…
  • Republic Wireless to Reduce Roaming Availability

    10 September 2014, 3:16 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Republic Wireless recently unveiled a change in policy regarding roaming. The company, citing high costs for its customers to roam onto the wireless networks of competing carriers, will reduce the amount of roaming data allowed each customer to just 25MB per…
  • Hands-On: HTC Desire 510 for Cricket Wireless

    10 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Cricket today committed to selling the HTC Desire 510 in the U.S. This entry-level smartphone from HTC offers the company's best features in an affordable package. Here are our first thoughts.
  • Cricket to Sell HTC Desire 510 for $150

    10 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Cricket Wireless today said it will offer the HTC Desire 510 to customers beginning September 19. The handset will cost $150 and is compatible with Cricket's array of prepaid service plans. HTC announced the 510 last month. It is an entry-level handset with…
  • Hangouts Gains Free Voice Calls

    10 September 2014, 11:29 am by: Eric M. Zeman

    Google today updated its Hangouts service with the ability to make free voice calls from Android and iOS devices, as well as from the web. Hangouts users can call one another and regular numbers in the U.S. and Canada without incurring any costs. Google says…
  • Cricket Doubles Data Buckets

    10 September 2014, 9:55 am by: Rich Brome

    Cricket today announced a promotion that offers up to double the amount of high-speed data for the same price as before. Starting September 13th, the $35/month (using Auto Pay) "Basic Plan" will offer 1 GB of high-speed data instead of the previous 500 MB. The…
  • Qualcomm's Latest Snapdragon Is for Entry-Level Phones

    9 September 2014, 8:33 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 210, a processor and transceiver intended for entry-level smartphones and tablets. According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 210 supports multimode 3G/4G LTE and LTE Dual SIM configurations at low costs. Some of the features…
  • AT&T Commits to Nokia Lumia 830

    9 September 2014, 8:19 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    AT&T today confirmed it will sell the Nokia Lumia 830 later this year. The device, announced in Berlin last week, is a mid-range smartphone that includes compelling camera software. AT&T didn't say when it will go on sale, nor how much it will cost.
  • Verizon Offering $200 Credit Towards iPhone 6

    9 September 2014, 8:16 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Verizon Wireless will offer customers the iPhone 6 for free when they trade in an old iPhone. The iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, and 5s qualify for the deal, which provides a $200 credit towards the iPhone 6 16-GB device price when customers sign a new two-year…
  • Sprint Announces iPhone 6 Leasing Program, Unlimited Data

    9 September 2014, 7:34 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Sprint today announced a new program that will make it easier for customers to afford the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Sprint's iPhone 6 leasing program allows subscribers to obtain the iPhone 6 for $0 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $20 (16-GB…
  • Hands-On: Alcatel Fierce 2 and Evolve 2

    9 September 2014, 6:45 pm by: Eric M. Zeman

    Alcatel scored a win with T-Mobile, which has agreed to sell the OneTouch Fierce 2 and OneTouch Evolve 2. These low-cost handsets redefine value with their solid build quality and eye-popping price points.

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