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AT&T Scores Exclusive HTC 8X Color, Available by Thanksgiving

AT&T today announced that the HTC Windows Phone 8X will be available before Thanksgiving. The 8X is being sold in two colors: California Blue and Limelight Yellow. The yellow color will be exclusive to AT&T. The blue 8X will be available in two variants: 16GB and 8GB. The HTC 8X runs... - read more

Verizon Removing Its App Store from All Phones in January

Verizon Wireless today indicated via its developer blog that it will shutter the Verizon Wireless App Store come January 2013. Verizon launched its branded app store in March 2010 as an alternative to other established app stores. According to Verizon, it will notify owners of Android and... - read more

Stolen Phone Databases Go Live

The CTIA Wireless Association announced recently that the four major U.S. wireless network operators -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless -- have launched their databases of stolen cell phone IDs. The effort was kicked off in April and is meant to help curb the secondary... - read more

AT&T Locker Now Available to Both Android and iOS

AT&T today made its AT&T Locker service available to iOS devices through a new application. The service has been available to Android devices since September. AT&T Locker provides Android and iOS device owners with 5GB of free online storage for photos and other content they may... - read more

FCC Reveals Alcatel Flip Phone for T-Mobile

Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site reveal details about a previously unannounced handset from Alcatel. The FCC confirms that the Alcatel 768 supports T-Mobile's 3G network, as well as Bluetooth 2.1. It is a basic flip phone that includes a camera. According to... - read more

Verizon to Sell Nokia Lumia 822

Verizon Wireless today announced that it will soon offer the Nokia Lumia 822 smartphone. The 822 is a customized version of the Lumia 820, which was announced earlier this year. The external design has been altered a bit to make the device unique. It has a less rectangular look and replaces... - read more

T-Mobile's Galaxy Note II

T-Mobile USA today made the Samsung Galaxy Note II available. The Note II, which features a 5.5-inch display, quad-core processor, and 8-megapixel camera Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile and Lookout Partner on Device Security

T-Mobile USA today announced that it has partnered with security app provider Lookout, in order to protect T-Mobile Android devices from app-based threats. Lookout's Automatic App Security software will be preloaded on certain devices this year (starting with the LG Optimus L9) and is... - read more

AT&T to Sell Galaxy Note II November 9

AT&T today announced that its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note II will go on sale starting November 9. The AT&T-specific Galaxy Note II supports AT&T's LTE 4G network and features a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos processor, 8-megapixel camera, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, and... - read more

LG's Optimus L9 Hits T-Mobile Stores Oct 31

T-Mobile USA today announced that the LG Optimus L9 will be starting October 31. The L9 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and measures 9.1mm thick. It has a 4.5-inch qHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a dual-core 1GHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera, and LG's QuickMemo software.... - read more

Samsung Rugby Pro Arrives October 21

AT&T announced that the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro wil be available starting October 21. The device, which is a ruggedized Android smartphone with a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, and PTT. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Fires Up HSPA+ On 1900MHz in Kansas City

T-Mobile USA today announced that it has converted its 1900MHz coverage in Kansas City from EDGE 2.5G to HSPA+. Customers with unlocked devices in that market will be able to access 3G/4G speeds with devices such as the Apple iPhone. Earlier this year, T-Mobile did the same with its network... - read more

AT&T's LG Optimus G Goes On Sale November 2

AT&T today announced that its version of the LG Optimus G will be available starting November 2. The Optimus G has a quad-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, and 4.7-inch display. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Intros the LG Optimus L9

T-Mobile USA and LG today announced the Optimus L9, a smartphone that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and measures 9.1mm thick. The L9 has a 4.5-inch qHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a dual-core 1GHz processor, and a 2150mAh battery. Other features of the L9 include a... - read more

New Nokia Lumia 810 Will Be T-Mobile Exclusive

Nokia and T-Mobile USA today announced the Nokia Lumia 810, a Windows Phone 8 device that will be exclusive to T-Mobile. The 810 is mostly similar to the already-announced Lumia 820, but lacks LTE data. The phone sports a 4.3-inch OLED display with Nokia's ClearBlack technology.... - read more

Verizon Reveals Galaxy S III In Brown and Black

Verizon recently posted a teaser on its web site for "sapphire black" and "amber brown" versions of the popular Samsung Galaxy S III. The phone is currently available only in blue and white in most places, although AT&T also carries an exclusive red version. Verizon's site says that the... - read more

AT&T Chopping Device Return Policy to 14 Days

Starting October 7, customers who purchase new devices from AT&T will have only 14 days to return them without incurring any penalties. Consumers who purchase devices before October 7 have 30 days to return them. "AT&T has updated its device return policy. Consumer customers will... - read more

AT&T Turns on LTE in Jackson

AT&T today announced that it has made its LTE 4G network available in Jackson, Miss. AT&T has LTE coverage available in about 70 markets today and is on target to cover 100 markets with LTE by the end of the year. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon to Reach 400 LTE Markets This Month

Verizon Wireless today provided an update on the progress of its LTE network deployment. Verizon Wireless said that it will reach 400 covered markets by October 18, about two months ahead of schedule, when it adds Marquette, Michigan. The roll-out will continue for the rest of the year and... - read more

Droid RAZR HD and MAXX HD Go On Sale October 18

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD (pictured) will be available starting October 18. The Droid RAZR HD will be sold in black or white with 16GB of internal storage. The MAXX HD will be sold in black with 32GB of internal storage. Source:... - read more

AT&T to Sell Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 In November

AT&T today announced that it plans to sell both the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 devices beginning in November. The two Lumia smartphones run Windows Phone 8. The Lumia 920 will be offered in red, white, black, yellow, and cyan. The Lumia 820 will only be offered in black. Both devices... - read more

AT&T Says HTC Windows Phone 8X to Arrive in Nov., Too

AT&T today announced that it will sell the HTC Windows Phone 8X in November. AT&T also plans to sell the HTC X+ and VX, and Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones in November. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T and Sprint Commit to LG Optimus G

AT&T and Sprint today both announced plans to sell the LG Optimus G smartphone later this year. Neither provided pricing or availability details, but AT&T noted that it will offer the 8-megapixel camera variant of the Optimus G, while Sprint will offer the 13-megapixel variant. The... - read more

AT&T Announces HTC VX, Will Sell One X+ with LTE

AT&T today followed HTC's announcement of the One X+ by confirming that it will offer an LTE version of the device in the coming months. AT&T also announced that it will sell the HTC VX, which falls in the middle of HTC's product portfolio. The One VX is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core... - read more

Samsung Outs Galaxy Express and Rugby Pro for AT&T

Samsung and AT&T today announced the Galaxy Express and Galaxy Rugby Pro Android smartphones. Shared features of these two devices include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, LTE 4G, and 5-megapixel cameras with video capture. Express: This bar-style phone has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED... - read more

Boost Mobile Announces the LG Venice

Boost Mobile today announced the LG Venice, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone that boasts a 4.3-inch display, 1GHz processor, and the latest user interface from LG. (U.S. Cellular sells the LG Venice as the Splendor.) Features of the Venice include a 5-megapixel main camera with... - read more

AT&T Offering Ice Cream Sandwich to Sony Xperia Ion

AT&T today made the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system update available to the Sony Xperia Ion. In addition to the standard ICS features, the update also boosts Wi-Fi and mobile hotspot speeds. The update can be downloaded from Sony's support site. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Pushing Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus

Verizon Wireless has detailed the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Jelly Bean update, which is being delivered over the air, hits the Verizon Galaxy Nexus weeks after the Sprint version and months after the international version. It adds features such as... - read more

T-Mobile Moves 3G Network to 1900MHz in Las Vegas

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today announced that the company has fully refarmed its 1900MHz spectrum in Las Vegas and launched HSPA+ service using that frequency in Sin City. Nationwide, T-Mobile USA uses 1700MHz AWS spectrum for its HSPA+ 3G/4G network and the 1900MHz PCS spectrum for its... - read more

HTC Bringing Windows Phone 8 To Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

HTC today announced its first two phones for Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 OS. HTC has exclusive use of the Windows Phone 8 brand for the actual phone model names. The flagship model will be called the "Windows Phone 8X by HTC", and the lower-end model, the "Windows Phone 8S by HTC".... - read more

AT&T LTE Now Live in Sacramento

AT&T today announced that its LTE 4G network is now up and running in Sacramento, Calif. AT&T's LTE network reaches more than 60 markets today and will reach 100 markets by the end of the year. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Shows Philly Some Brotherly LTE Love

AT&T today announced that its LTE 4G network is now live in Wilmington, Del., and Philadelphia. AT&T recently said that these two cities would receive LTE by the end of the year, and followed up to say the are now live with LTE coverage. AT&T customers in these markets who own... - read more

AT&T Lights Up LTE 4G In Rochester and Albany

AT&T today announced that its LTE 4G network is up and running in Rochester and Albany, N.Y. AT&T indicated last week that these two cities would receive LTE by the end of the year, and followed up to say the are now live with LTE coverage. AT&T also covers Buffalo and Syracuse,... - read more

Verizon Won't Charge for FaceTime Over Cellular

Verizon Wireless today said that users of iOS 6 devices will be able to use the FaceTime feature over Verizon's cellular network without paying extra for it. The feature will be available to the iPhone 5 and other Apple devices as a part of their monthly data allotment. The service can also... - read more

Droid RAZR M Arrives at Verizon Stores Sept. 13

Motorola and Verizon Wireless today announced that the RAZR M Android smartphone will go on sale September 13. It is a compact device that still includes a 4.3-inch AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera, and LTE 4G. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Wireless Offering Android Security Apps

Verizon Wireless today announced two custom-made security applications for Android devices. The apps were created through a joint venture between Verizon Wireless, Asurion, and McAfee and are meant to help protect consumers from malware and other threats. Verizon Mobile Security Basic is a... - read more

AT&T Offering the LG Escape

AT&T today announced the LG Escape, a new LTE 4G Android smartphone. The Escape runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 4.3-inch IPS LCD display with 540 x 960 pixels. The Escape comes with a 5-megapixel main camera with 1080p HD video capture and a 1.3-megapixel user-facing... - read more

Samsung's Galaxy S Relay 4G Hits T-Mobile Sept. 19

T-Mobile today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G will be available starting September 19. This Android smartphone, which includes a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. - read more

AT&T Pushing Android 4.0 to Samsung Captivate Glide

AT&T recently announced that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for the Samsung Captivate Glide. The update must be downloaded and installed via Samsung's Kies desktop software. It won't be delivered over the air. Android 4.0 includes a wide range of improvements... - read more

Verizon Adds the Samsung Stellar to Its Device Roster

Verizon Wireless today announced the Samsung Galaxy Stellar, a mid-range Android smartphone that includes a 4-inch WVGA display. The Stellar is what Samsung calls Samsung Approved For Enterprise, or SAFE, which means it has features businesses like, including 256-bit encryption, and support... - read more

T-Mobile Makes the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Official

T-Mobile today announced the addition of the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G to its collection of Android smartphones. The Relay runs Ice Cream Sandwich and works on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network at 42Mbps. It has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel main camera, 1.3-megapixel rear camera, a... - read more

Verizon Announces the Pen-Powered LG Intuition

Verizon Wireless and LG today announced the Intuition, a rebranded version of the LG Vu, which has a 5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 650 NIT brightness rating. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Intuition offers a note-taking application called QuickMemo, which can be used... - read more

AT&T Intros the Pantech Flex

AT&T today announced the Pantech Flex, and new Android smartphone that includes an "Easy Experience" mode for those upgrading to their first smartphone. The Flex runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and can quickly switch between a standard Android user interface and the Easy Experience.... - read more

Kyocera Rise Trickles Down to Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile USA today began selling the Kyocera Rise, an Android 4.0 sideways slider with a 3.5-inch display and 3.2-megapixel camera. The device can be paired with plans that start as low as $35 per month. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Updates Galaxy S II 'ISIS/NFC' Software

T-Mobile today made a maintenance update available to the Samsung Galaxy S II. The GSII remains at Android version 4.0.3, but the new software build includes an "ISIS/NFC update." ISIS is the Visa-backed mobile payment conglomerate of which T-Mobile is a part. ISIS is expected to launch... - read more

Boost Announces Samsung Galaxy Rush

Boost Mobile today announced a handful of new devices from Samsung, the most significant of which is the availability of the Galaxy S II 4G, a Boost-branded version of the Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch offered by Sprint, including WiMAX. It will be available September 6. Boost also announced... - read more

Virgin Mobile Intros the Samsung Galaxy Reverb

Virgn Mobile USA today announced its first Galaxy-class device from Samsung, the Galaxy Reverb. The Reverb runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel main camera, 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera, and a 1.4GHz processor. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0,... - read more

T-Mobile Offering Unlimited Data Starting September 5

T-Mobile USA today announced that it will return to offering unlimited data beginning September 5. T-Mobile's Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will include no data caps, no speed limits, and no "bill shock." T-Mobile is pitching the plan as the only truly unlimited 4G data plan in the... - read more

Verizon Intros Suite of Apps for Visually Impaired

Verizon Wireless today announced the Mobile Accessibility Suite, a collection of applications and services that will allow visually impaired customers to use their Android smartphones more effectively. The suite bundles together 10 separate apps that make it easier for the visually impaired... - read more

Pantech Flex, Android LTE Phone, Headed to AT&T Soon

Pantech today revealed that its next LTE 4G Android smartphone for AT&T will be called the Flex. Pantech said the device will be available in the coming weeks, but didn't provide more information about the phone. Source: Phonescoop - read more