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Virgin Mobile to Sell iPhone 5s and 5c October 1

Virgin Mobile USA today announced that it will offer the Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c online and in stores beginning October 1. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Intros the Alcatel Fierce and Evolve

T-Mobile today announced two new Android smartphones from Alcatel, the OneTouch Fierce and the OneTouch Evolve. Both are slab-style devices that can access T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, but not its LTE network. Shared features include 5-megapixel cameras with 720p HD video capture; Wi-Fi, GPS,... - read more

Verizon Commits to BlackBerry Z30

Verizon Wireless is the first U.S. network operator to throw its support behind the BlackBerry Z30. The company announced via its Twitter account that the Z30 is coming to its network soon. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile's LTE Network Now Covers 180M People

T-Mobile today announced a modest expansion of its LTE network. Its faster 4G network now reaches 180 million POPs across 154 markets. Additionally, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network covers 228 million people. T-Mobile said it is on target to meets its LTE build-out goals by the end of the year.... - read more

Apple Reveals the iPhone 5S with Fingerprint Sensor

Apple today announced the iPhone 5S, a refresh to the iPhone 5, that will be available in slate, silver, and gold. The iPhone 5S is made from aluminum with chamfered edges and a 4-inch Retina Display. Outwardly it looks similar to the iPhone 5, but Apple says the iPhone 5S has numerous... - read more

T-Mobile Gives Unlimited Customers More Hotspot Data

T-Mobile has quietly updated the mobile hotspot options available to customers who choose its $70 Unlimited plan. The original $70 Unlimited plan provided customers with unlimited talk, text, and web, but only 500MB of mobile hotspot or tethering data. If customers wanted to use their... - read more

Virgin Selling ZTE Awe Starting Today

Virgin Mobile today announced the availability of the ZTE N800 Awe. The Awe is a simple Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone that features a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture, and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. The ZTE is powered by... - read more

Apple Announces the iPhone 5C

Apple today announced the iPhone 5C. The 5C is a replacement for the outgoing iPhone 5, which will no longer be sold. The hallmark feature of the iPhone 5C is that it trades a metallic body for a hard-coated polycarbonate shell. The shell has a metal frame on the inside, which also acts as... - read more

T-Mobile Announces LG G2 and F6 Pricing and Availability

T-Mobile today said that the LG G2 smartphone will be available from the company's website on September 25. The G2 is LG's flagship smartphone for the year and features a 5.2-inch HD display. It is available in black or white. The F6 from LG will be available September 11.  Source:... - read more

Verizon's LG G2 Goes On Sale September 12

Verizon wireless today announced that its version of the LG G2 will be available online and in stores beginning September 12. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T, T-Mobile Announce Note 3 Release Details

AT&T and T-Mobile USA today announced release details for Samsung's recently-announced Galaxy Note 3. AT&T will start "around Oct. 1." T-Mobile will start selling the Note 3 on October 2nd. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Samsung Note 3 Offers Bigger Screen, Smaller Footprint, Updated S Pen

Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note 3, its third-generation phablet with S Pen stylus. The Note 3 increases the screen from last year's 5.5-inch display to 5.7 inches. It also improves the resolution from 1280 x 800 to 1920 x 1080 full HD. Despite the larger screen, the Note 3 is 1mm... - read more

Android 4.4 Named "KitKat"

Google today announced that the next major version of Android - version 4.4 - will be named KitKat, after the Kit Kat candy bar made by Nestlé. Each major version of Android is named for a sweet treat starting with a successive letter of the alphabet. Only major versions get a new... - read more

Samsung Convoy 3 Available from Verizon

Verizon Wireless today made the Samsung Convoy 3 available for sale from its web site. The Convoy 3 is a rugged flip phone with push-to-talk services. The phone's main features include dual color displays, dual microphones for noise cancellation, and mil-spec rating for protection from... - read more

AT&T to Allow Google Video Hangouts Over Cellular

Google is delivering an update to its Google Hangouts application that enables video chats over AT&T's cellular network. AT&T modified its policy regarding which apps can and cannot connect video chats via its 3G and 4G networks earlier this year. At the time it said, "Throughout the... - read more

Kyocera Brings Hydro Series to Verizon

Verizon Wireless today announced the Kyocera Hydro Elite, a waterproof Android phone. The Elite is the highest-end model of Kyocera's growing Hydro series, sporting a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, 8-megapixel camera, front camera, NFC, Qi wireless charging, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, DLNA,... - read more

AT&T to Sell Nokia Lumia 925

AT&T today announced that the Nokia Lumia 925 will be available beginning September 13t. The 925 uses an aluminum, rather than polycarbonate. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Samsung i425 Aimed At Verizon

Documents recently made by public by the FCC confirm that a rumored Samsung SCH-i425 phone is designed for Verizon. Although the model number suggests a Stratosphere II successor, internal photos in the FCC filing confirm that the i425 does not have a physical keyboard. The i425 is an... - read more

Moto X Coming to Verizon on Thursday

Verizon today announced that it will make the Moto X available "in the coming weeks". Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Adds LG Enact and LG Exalt to Lineup

Verizon Wireless today began selling two phones from LG on its web site. The LG Enact (pictured) is a sideways slider Android smartphone and the LG Exalt is a basic flip phone. Enact: This QWERTY-equipped smartphone features a 4-inch, 800 x 480 display; 5-megapixel camera with 1080p... - read more

Waterproof Reef Washes Up on Virgin Mobile's Shore

Virgin Mobile today announced the Reef, the company's first water-resistant smartphone. The Reef, which is made by ZTE, is certified IPX7, which means it is protected for up to 30 minutes in up to 3 feet of water. The phone has a 4.0 touch display, 1 GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with... - read more

Samsung Outs the Convoy 3 for Verizon Wireless

Samsung has published details about the Convoy 3 for Verizon Wireless. The Convoy 3 is a rugged flip phone that includes support for push-to-talk services. The phone's main features include dual color displays, dual microphones for noise cancellation, and mil-spec rating for protection from... - read more

AT&T Says 50 More Markets to Gain LTE By Year's End

AT&T today announced a moderate expansion of its LTE 4G network, as well as its build-out plans for the remainder of the year. Beginning today, five new markets have access to LTE. Those markets are Ruston, La.; New Bern, N.C.; State College, Pa.; Georgetown, S.C.; and Jayuya, P.R.... - read more

AT&T to Sell Samsung Galaxy Mega

Samsung today announced that a handful of U.S. network operators will sell the Galaxy Mega 6.3. The Mega, which was announced earlier this year, features a 6.3-inch HD display, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, support for LTE and HSPA+, and 3200mAh battery. It also features an 8-megapixel main... - read more

HTC One mini Hits AT&T Stores August 23

AT&T today announced that it will begin selling the HTC One mini smartphone on August 23. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T to Debut the Moto X On August 23

AT&T today announced that the Motorola Moto X will be available beginning August 23. Moto Maker lets customers design their own Moto X with different colored back plates and accents, as well as add customized greetings, wallpapers, and signatures on the back. Source: Phonescoop - read more

HTC One Lands in Verizon Stores August 22

Verizon Wireless today announced via Twitter that its variant of the HTC One will be available beginning August 22. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Pushing System Update to HTC 8X

AT&T is now delivering a minor system update to the HTC 8X. The update, known as Windows Phone GDR2, adds several new features to the 8X. The update improves the performance of Internet Explorer, XBox Music, and Skype on the 8X, as well as adds an FM radio, and Data Sense. The update can... - read more

AT&T Spreads LTE Network to More Markets

AT&T today made its LTE 4G network available in a handful of new cities and towns around the country. The new markets include Rockford, Ill.; Bay City and Saginaw, Mich.; Fairmont, Rochester and Owatoona, Minn.; Erie, Monroe, and Niagara Counties, N.Y.; Williston, N.D.;... - read more

AT&T Turns On LTE In Another Handful of Markets

AT&T today announced another expansion of its LTE 4G network. The footprint of its speedier mobile broadband service now reaches several new markets, including Stockton, Calif.; Loveland and Fort Collins, Colo.; Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; Topeka, Kan.; Mt. Sterling, Ky.; Greenville and... - read more

T-Mobile to Sell LG G2, F6 and F3

T-Mobile today said that it will carry several LG smartphones in the coming weeks. First, it confirmed that it will sell the just-announced LG G2. The G2 is the new flagship smartphone from LG that features a 5.2-inch HD screen and 13-megapixel camera. The F6 is a new mid-range Android... - read more

Alcatel 768 Hits T-Mobile and MetroPCS

Both T-Mobile and MetoPCS have recently added the Alcatel 768 to their respective rosters. The 768 is an entry-level flip phone that runs on T-Mobile's GSM network. The 768 has a 2.4-inch main display with 240 by 320 pixels and a secondary display on the front that displays the time and... - read more

T-Mobile Pushes MetroPCS to 15 More Markets

T-Mobile today expanded the reach of its MetroPCS brand by launching it in 15 new markets. The additional markets for MetroPCS largely overlay the existing footprint of rival Cricket Wireless, and include Birmingham, Ala.; Fresno and San Diego, Calif.; Tallahassee, Fla.; New Orleans, La.;... - read more

AT&T Lights Up LTE In a Handful of Markets

AT&T today increased the footprint of its LTE 4G network by a bit. New markets that now have access to LTE include Greenville and Troy, Ala.; Merced, Madera-Chowchilla, and Vallejo-Vacaville, Calif.; New London County, Conn.; Sussex County/Rehobeth Beach, Del; and Columbia, Mo. Customers... - read more

LG Optimus F3 Hits Virgin Stores Today

Virgin Mobile USA announced that the LG Optimus F3 is available beginning today. The F3 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and has a 4-inch IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass; a 1.2GHz dual-core processor; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE 4G; and a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture. It comes... - read more

AT&T Spreads LTE to 328 Markets

AT&T today announced that its LTE 4G network is now available in 328 markets around the country, blanketing some 225 million Americans with speedy mobile broadband. AT&T says that its LTE network is on track to cover 300 million POPs by the end of 2014, and should hit about 90% of... - read more

'AT&T Next' Upgrade Program Counters T-Mobile's Jump!

AT&T today announced AT&T Next, a program that allows AT&T customers to upgrade to new devices once per year with no down payment. For example, a customer interested in a device such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 would, under the AT&T Next program, pay nothing up front, but would... - read more

Sprint and Boost to Sell Kyocera Hydro Edge

Sprint today announced that it and its Boost Mobile prepaid brand will offer the Kyocera Hydro Edge in the coming weeks. The Hydro Edge will reach Sprint stores July 19 and Boost Mobile stores July 23. The Hydro Edge, which was announced earlier this year, is a waterproof Android smartphone.... - read more

Boost Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy Prevail II

Boost Mobile today announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Prevail II. The phone is identical to the Galaxy Ring already offered by Boost sister brand Virgin Mobile. Like the Ring, the Prevail II is an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone that has a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel main... - read more

Nokia Reveals the Lumia 1020 with 41MP Camera for AT&T

Nokia today announced the Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone 8 smartphone that boasts a 41-megapixel camera sensor. The device carries over features seen on last year's PureView 808, such as second-generation optical image stabilization, Zeiss optics with a 6-lens design, a mechanical shutter, and... - read more

AT&T To Buy Cricket

AT&T and Leap Wireless have reached a deal for AT&T to buy the smaller regional carrier, which operates under the Cricket brand. AT&T will keep and expand the Cricket brand to additional U.S. cities. The purchase includes all of Leap's assets, including 3,400 employees, 5 million... - read more

T-Mobile Debuts Its Bold Moves, Including Upgrade Program

T-Mobile today announced several new initiatives that it hopes will further entice U.S. consumers to join sign up for its services. The first is called Jump!, a program that lets T-Mobile customers upgrade their phones anytime they want (up to twice per year). The program also includes... - read more

Sony Xperia Z Hits T-Mobile Stores July 17

T-Mobile today announced that the Sony Xperia Z will go on sale at T-Mobile stores beginning July 17. Source: Phonescoop - read more

H20 Plan Revamped Offering More International Features

  H2O Wireless $50 MONTH Plan Revamps to Offer Robust International Features Unbeatable value, reliable, convenient and inclusive option for US consumers Fort Lee, New Jersey , July 1, 2013/PRWeb/ -- H2O ® Wireless (“H2O”), a leading provider... - read more

T-Mobile Intros New Samsung Gravity

T-Mobile today started selling the Samsung Gravity Q, the latest in Samsung's long-running line of entry-level phones with keyboards exclusive to T-Mobile. Like Gravity T, the Gravity Q is a feature phone with a touch screen and a slide-out, four-row QWERTY keyboard. In fact, the Q is nearly... - read more

Boost Mobile to Sell LG Optimus F7

Boost Mobile today announced the pending availability of the LG Optimus F7. The F7 includes a 4.7-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels; 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage; an 8-megapixel main camera and 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera; and a 2,540mAh... - read more

AT&T Boosts LTE Footprint Once More

AT&T today expanded the size of its LTE 4G network by a handful of new cities and towns around the U.S. The new markets that now have access to LTE include Florence-Muscle Shoals and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Gallup, N.M.; Brownsville-Harlingen and McAllen, Texas; and Tri-Cities, Wash. AT&T... - read more

AT&T Announces the Rugged NEC Terrain with PTT

AT&T today introduced the NEC Terrain, a ruggedized Android smartphone that offers AT&T's enhanced push-to-talk services. The Terrain features a 3.1-inch screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm snapdragon S4 processor, and a physical keyboard for text entry. It also includes a... - read more

AT&T Sprinkling Solar-Power Chargers Around NYC

AT&T plans to set up 25 solar-powered charging stations around the five boroughs of New York City, reports The New York Times. The stations resemble helicopter rotors with three blade-like solar cells perched atop a tall pole. The stations will be able to accommodate up to six devices at... - read more

T-Mobile USA to Sell the Sony Xperia Z

T-Mobile USA today announced that it will sell the Xperia Z smartphone in the coming weeks. The Z, which was revealed by Sony earlier this year, has a 5-inch 1080p HD display, 13-megapixel camera, and is water resistant. It will be sold in black and a limited edition purple. The Z will... - read more