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Pantech Link II Hits AT&T

AT&T recently began selling the Pantech Link II, a follow-up quick messaging device that includes a back-lit QWERTY keyboard for typing. The Link II also features a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth 2.1, media player, support for microSD cards up to 32GB, speakerphone, and... - read more

Pantech Brings the Hotshot to Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless and Pantech today announced the Hotshot, a thin, touch-based feature phone that has a 3.2-inch touch display and a 3.2-megapixel camera with video capture. The phone features three home screens that can be customized with user-preferred content and apps and a full suite of... - read more

Virgin Mobile Lands HTC Wildfire S - LG Optimus Slider

Virgin Mobile USA today announced the addition of two Android handsets to its pre-paid lineup, the HTC Wildfire S, and the LG Optimus Slider. The Wildfire S will be Virgin Mobile's first device from HTC. It was announced earlier this year. The LG Optimus Slider (pictured) is a rebranded... - read more

Virgin to Delay Throttling Plans Until 2012

Virgin Mobile USA today indicated that it is delaying previously stated plans to throttle users who exceed 2.5GB of data per month. Rather than take effect in October, Virgin won't throttle users until some time in 2012. Source: - read more

Verizon Courts Pantechs Jest for a Second Time

Verizon Wireless today announced the Pantech Jest 2, a global vertical slider feature phone. The Jest features a 2.4-inch display, 2-megapixel camera with video capture, Bluetooth, Opera Mini, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It runs Verizon's feature phone platform, which includes... - read more

T-Mobile First U.S. Carrier to Sell HTC Radar Mango Phone

T-Mobile USA today announced that it will carry the HTC Radar 4G, its first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smartphone. The Radar 4G features a 5-megapixel camera with F2.2 lens, autofocus, LED flash, and 720p video capture. It also has a VGA user-facing camera. The Radar has a 3.8-inch 800 x 480... - read more

Verizon Offering Mango to HTC Trophy

Verizon Wireless today said that it is rolling out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango to the HTC Trophy starting today. Users will be alerted when their handset is ready for the update, which must be installed via PC. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Intros the Amazing 42Mbps HTC Amaze 4G

T-Mobile and HTC today took the wraps off of a new Android smartphone, the Amaze 4G. This slab-style phone boasts an 8-megapixel camera, dual-core 1.5GHz SnapDragon S3 processor, and support for T-Mobile's HSPA+ network at 42Mbps. That makes it one of the fastest smartphones in T-Mobile's... - read more

AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II Streets Oct. 2

AT&T today revealed that its variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphone will go on sale October 2. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 9360 Hits Stores September 28

T-Mobile USA today announced the availability and pricing details for the BlackBerry Curve 9360. The new smartphone from Research In Motion is available to business customers via T-Mobile's web site starting today, and will reach store shelves on September 28. The 9360 runs BlackBerry 7, and... - read more

Boost Mobile Adding $5 to Android Plans Starting Oct. 6

Boost Mobile today announced that it is making some adjustments to its Android voice and data plans starting October 6, one day before the Samsung Transform Ultra launches. Boost Mobile is adding a $5 monthly charge to the cost of its Android smartphone plans. Its Monthly Unlimited plans... - read more

AT&T Launching LTE on September 18

AT&T announced today that it will launch its Long Term Evolution network on Sunday, September 18. The announcement was made by AT&T CFO John Stephens during the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media conference. The LTE network will initially be available in just five markets: Atlanta,... - read more

AT&T to Sell 3 WP7.5 Smartphones from HTC and Samsung

AT&T today announced that it will sell the HTC Titan, and the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash later this fall. All three devices will run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. These are the first new WP7.5 handsets from AT&T since last year's models. Additionally, AT&T will start updating its... - read more

AT&T Offering Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Sept. 18

AT&T today announced that it will sell its own version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play gaming Android phone starting September 18. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T and Huawei Debut Impulse 4G

AT&T and Huawei today announced the Impulse 4G, a new Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone that includes a 3.8-inch touch display with 480 x 800 pixels. The Impulse 4G features a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash, and 720p HD video capture. It also includes Wi-Fi with mobile hotspot;... - read more

Verizon to Sell BlackBerry Torch 9850 Sept. 8

Verizon Wireless today announced that it will begin selling the Research In Motion BlackBerry Torch 9850 starting online on September 8 and in stores September 15. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Launches DriveMode App for BlackBerries

AT&T today announced the availability of a free application called DriveMode, which can be used to prevent distracted driving. The application can be set to redirect incoming calls directly to voicemail, as well as to send out automatic "I am driving" text responses. The application... - read more

LG Thrill 4G Landing on AT&T Shelves 9/4

AT&T announced via one of its official Twitter feeds that the LG Thrill 4G will go on sale September 4. The Thrill 4G can capture 3D photos and video. It runs Google's Android platform. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Samsung Gravity TXT Hits T-Mobile Today

T-Mobile USA today announced via its official Twitter account that the Samsung Gravity TXT is available. The Gravity TXT is a sideways slider that includes a full QWERTY keyboard for messaging. It also has a 2 megapixel camera, the Social Buzz application, GPS, 3G support, Microsoft... - read more

Verizon Updates V CAST Video

Verizon Wireless today announced a new version of its V CAST Video service, which will be called simply Verizon Video moving forward. According to Verizon, the new version of the application offers higher-quality video content, access to more than 250 current TV shows from all the major... - read more

Verizon Expanding LTE Network to More Markets Sept. 15

Verizon Wireless today announced more markets that will have access to its Long Term Evolution 4G network starting on September 15. The new markets include: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, Calif.; Bloomington/Normal, Champaign/Urbana, Rockford, Springfield, and Quad Cities, Ill.;... - read more

AT&T Confirms Changes to Messaging Plans

AT&T plans to do away with several of its messaging plans starting on August 21, said an AT&T spokesperson to Phone Scoop in an email. New customers signing up after August 21 will be able to subscribe to the $20 unlimited messaging plan for a single line, or the $30 unlimited... - read more

T-Mobiles BlackBerry 9900 Streets Aug. 31

T-Mobile announced that it will sell the BlackBerry Bold 9900 starting on August 31. It will be capable of using T-Mobile's HSPA+ "4G" network, though T-Mobile didn't say at what speeds. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Claims Its LTE Network Covers Half of Americans

Verizon Wireless today announced that with Aug. 18's planned network expansion, its Long Term Evolution 4G services will be available to more than half the population of the U.S. The operator is flipping the 4G switch in 15 new markets tomorrow, and expanding its LTE presence in an... - read more

AT&T's LTE Devices Launching Aug. 21, Network to Follow

AT&T today announced that its first batch of Long Term Evolution-compatible devices will become available on Sunday, August 21. The devices, both made by Sierra Wireless, are the USBConnect Momentum 4G (dongle) and the Elevate 4G (hotspot). Both devices will include a slot for microSD... - read more

BlackBerry 9930 Hits Verizon

Verizon Wireless has made the Research In Motion BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930. It runs the new BlackBerry 7 platform, and has a touch screen and QWERTY keyboard. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Launching BlackBerry Torch 9810 Aug. 21

AT&T announced today via its Facebook page that it will offer the BlackBerry Torch 9810 beginning August 21. Source: Phonescoop - read more

LG and Verizon Debut the Revere

Verizon Wireless today announced the LG Revere, a new feature phone that hits Verizon August 18. It is a compact flip phone that has dual displays and austere looks. The Revere has a simple list of features, which includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, voice commands, GPS... - read more

T-Mobile Confirms Intent to Charge Overage Fees

T-Mobile has indicated that it will alter its stance and begin charging data overage fees for those who exceed the limit of the 200MB data plan. "Customers will incur overages of $0.10 per MB when they exceed 200MB of data up to a maximum monthly payment of $40 with Value plans or $45 with... - read more

Verizon Wireless Takes Samsung Convoy 2 for a Spin

Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the availability of the Convoy 2, a new rugged, push-to-talk flip phone. The Convoy 2 was built for a life of hard knocks, and meets mil-spec 810F for durability and protection from the elements. Communication tools include stereo speakers, dual... - read more

AT&T Updating Voicemail Security, Requiring Passwords

AT&T is introducing a new change to how it handles customer voicemail in order to make it more secure. Starting today, new customers, customers who change their number, customers who create a new inbox, or customers who upgrade to visual voicemail will need to set a password in order to... - read more

AT&T and RIM Announce 4G BlackBerry Lineup

AT&T and Research In Motion today announced three upcoming 4G handsets that will be added to AT&T's smartphone lineup over the course of the next few months. First is the BlackBerry Torch 9810, an update to last year's 9800. The Torch 9810 is a vertical slider with a 3.2-inch touch... - read more

BlackBerry Torch 9860 Picks Up Where Storm Left Off

Research In Motion today announced the BlackBerry Torch 9860/9850, a brand new smartphone that has a 3.7-inch touch display with a software keyboard. The 9860/9850 has four physical keys below the screen, as well as an optical trackpad for on-screen navigation. Other features include a 5... - read more

T-Mobile Expands Direct Billing to More Digital Goods

T-Mobile USA today announced a significant expansion of its direct carrier billing service that now ranges across online purchases of digital games, gaming and social networking credits, music, videos, and other digital content. T-Mobile said that customers will be able to use their T-Mobile... - read more

AT&T to Throttle Heaviest Data Hogs

AT&T today announced that it plans to throttle back the speeds available to wireless data customers who fall in the top 5% of data users. The company explained in a press release, "Starting October 1, smartphone customers with unlimited data plans may experience reduced speeds once their... - read more

AT&T Says All 2011 Android Phones to Receive Gingerbread

AT&T today announced that all of the Android handsets it has released in 2011 will receive the Android 2.3 Gingerbread system update. The Motorola Atrix 4G will receive Gingerbread starting today, and the HTC Inspire 4G will have access to Gingerbread in the coming weeks. Other devices... - read more

LG Thrill 3D Landing on AT&T Shelves Soon

AT&T today announced pricing details for the forthcoming LG Thrill 3D. AT&T said that it will be available in the coming weeks, but didn't state exactly when. - read more

HTC Wildfire S Streets on T-Mobile Aug. 3

T-Mobile today announced the upcoming availability of the HTC Wildfire S. This smaller Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone has a 600MHz processor, 3.2-inch touch display with 320 x 480 pixels, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and support for T-Mobile's 3G network. It will be... - read more

Virgin payLo Tops Up Its Own Plan

Virgin Mobile today announced changes to its $30/month payLo prepaid plan that bundles minutes, messages and data. For the same $30 price, the plan will now include 1500 messages instead of 500, and 30 MB of data instead of 10. The plan still includes 1500 voice minutes, as before. Virgin's... - read more

T-Mobile's New Plans Replace Phone Subsidy With "Equipment Installment Plan"

T-Mobile USA today announced new "Value" plans that replace the traditional phone subsidy - a payment for your phone hardware hidden in your monthly service pricing - with a more transparent phone "down payment" and agreement to "pay it off over 20 months with ... interest-free payments."... - read more

Verizon's LTE Network Reaching 100+ Markets

Verizon Wireless today announced the expansion of its 4G LTE network to cover an additional 28 markets, bringing the total number of markets served to 102. Coverage will also be expanded in eight major metro areas, including Phoenix, LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, Northern New Jersey, Dallas-Ft.... - read more

AT&T Launches Pantech breEZe III With Upgraded Voice Features

AT&T this week started selling the Pantech breEZe III, a minor update to the breEZe II. According to Pantech, upgraded features include more advanced voice recognition, and improved sound quality thanks to Audience earSmart background noise suppression. A pill reminder feature has also... - read more

T-Mobile Version of Qik Updated with Better Privacy Controls

Qik today announced an update to its video chatting client for T-Mobile Android devices. The most significant change to the software is enhanced privacy controls. Users will now be able to block anonymous video callers, and all videos recorded will be set to private by default. This lets... - read more

T-Mobile Adds Real Caller ID Service

T-Mobile today announced the availability of a new caller ID service for its mobile customers. The service works similar to that of standard wireline caller ID, and can access the name, city, and state behind any phone number, including those that previously showed as "unknown." The service... - read more

BlackBerry 9670 Style Trickles Down to Boost

Boost Mobile today announced the availability of the BlackBerry 9670 Style. The Style is a flip phone that includes a full QWERTY keyboard. It requires the $60 monthly unlimited plan. Boost offers bill shrinkage for on-time payments every six months. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Virgin Mobile to Implement Throttling in October

Virgin Mobile USA today announced that starting in October, it will throttle the data speeds of customers who exceed 2.5GB of data in a given monthly billing cycle. Virgin won't charge overage fees, but users who go over the limit will see data speeds slowed down to 256Kbps or less for the... - read more

Verizon Offering Android 2.3 to HTC Droid Incredible 2

Verizon Wireless today announced that owners of the HTC Droid Incredible 2 may now update their devices to Android 2.3 Gingerbread using the on-board system tools. The update includes a number of new features. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T to Sell Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

AT&T revealed at a media event in New York that it will soon offer the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. According to representatives on-hand, the device will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and can access AT&T's HSPA+ network at 21Mbps. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Virgin Mobile USA Confirms Imminent Price Changes

Virgin Mobile USA today confirmed to Fierce Wireless that it is altering all the pricing rates for its Beyond Talk service plans. Starting this week, Beyond Talk's lowest plan, which includes 300 voice minutes and unlimited messaging and data, will jump from $25 per month to $35 per month.... - read more

HTC MyTouch 4G Slide to Street July 27

It will go on sale starting July 27. The HTC myTouch 4G Slide is an update to the myTouch line that offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and improves the camera to 8 megapixels and adds HDR and burst-shot features. Source: Phonescoop - read more