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Verizon Resurrects Double Data Promotion for 4G Phones

Verizon Wireless is resurrecting its double data promotion for its LTE 4G devices. Starting Friday, February 10 customers who subscribe to a 4G smartphone data plan will receive double the amount of monthly data, said Verizon in an email to Phone Scoop. For example, someone who chooses the... - read more

Verizon Prepping Maintenance Update for Droid RAZR

Verizon Wireless has shared the details about a forthcoming software update headed to the Motorola Droid RAZR. The update does not include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but does introduce a wide range of enhancements and bug fixes. Some of the applications affected include the mobile... - read more

Motorola Atrix 2 Receives Maintenance and Security Update

Motorola has provided a system update for the Atrix 2, which is sold by AT&T. The software update, which must be downloaded via Wi-Fi, makes a number of adjustments to the Atrix 2. According to Motorola, the update improves the performance of the camera; adds the Google Music... - read more

Casio G'zOne Commando Update Adds Push-to-Talk

Verizon Wireless has made a system update available to the Casio G'zOne Commando that adds support for free push-to-talk services. The update also makes improvements to security, replaces the V CAST Video app with Verizon Video, adds new system alerts, and fixes a variety of bugs. The update... - read more

T-Mobile Says It's Hip to Use Square

T-Mobile USA today announced that it will support the Square mobile payment service for its small business customers. With Square, small businesses can accept credit card payments nearly anywhere in the U.S. at any time. Square will allow small businesses to avoid setting up and/or paying... - read more

T-Mobile Now Lets Parents Monitor Kids for Free

T-Mobile USA today announced the availability of FamilyWhere Check In, a new free service that lets members of family plans provide SMS-based location updates to others on the plan. Users can check in to specific locations and send an SMS with a map link embedded in the message. That map... - read more

Samsung Galaxy Note Hits AT&T Feb 19

AT&T and Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Note Android smartphone will be available starting February 19. The Note has a 5.3-inch display and supports AT&T's LTE 4G network. Source: Phonescoop - read more

LG Spectrum On Sale Today from Verizon

Verizon Wireless today announced that the LG Spectrum is now available for sale at Verizon Wireless. The Spectrum runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradeable to Android 4.0) and supports Verizon's LTE 4G network. Source: Phonescoop - read more

BlackBerry Curve 9370 Hits Verizon Stores Today

Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9370 at Verizon Wireless. The Curve 9370 supports Verizon's 3G network in the U.S. and is a global device that can roam onto the GSM/EDGE networks overseas. The 9370 also included support for near-field communications.... - read more

AT&T Bumps Up Pricing and Limits for Data Plans

AT&T today announced that it will change its data plan allotments and pricing starting Sunday, January 22. The new smartphone plans include 300MB for $20 per month; 3GB for $30 per month; or 5GB with tethering/hotspot for $50 per month. All three reflect a $5 increase in monthly prices,... - read more

Virgin Mobile to Start Throttling March 23

Virgin Mobile USA today indicated that it is going to start throttling customers who exceed 2.5GB of data in a given monthly billing cycle starting March 23. 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

T-Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

T-Mobile today announced a new 4G Galaxy-series phone from Samsung. The Blaze sports HSPA+ 42 Mbps data, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 dual-core processor at 1.5 GHz, and a Super AMOLED screen. It will be available "in the first half of this year." Further details will be announced closer to... - read more

LG Announces Spectrum for Verizon

LG today announced the Spectrum for Verizon, following in the footsteps of the Revolution announced at this time last year. The Spectrum sports 4G LTE and a 4.5-inch true HD IPS display, like the Nitro for AT&T. It also sports a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel main... - read more

Verizon Wireless Announces Global JetPack

Verizon Wireless today announced the ZTE JetPack, a new mobile hotspot that will work on Verizon's CDMA/LTE networks in the U.S., as well as the GSM/HSPA networks in other countries. The JetPack can reach download speeds between 5 - 12Mbps and upload speeds between 2 and 5Mbps over LTE in... - read more

Verizon Wireless Announces BlackBerry Curve 9370

Verizon Wireless today announced the BlackBerry Curve 9370, a dual-mode world phone that has quad-band EDGE for roaming and CDMA/EVDO for use in the U.S. It has 1GB of internal storage. It has a 2.44-inch display with 360 x 480 pixels and RIM's Liquid Graphics; optical trackpad; 800MHz... - read more

Verizon and Motorola Debut the Droid 4

Verizon Wireless today announced the Motorola Droid 4, the fourth-generation Android device that has a 4-inch qHD display and support for Verizon Wireless's Long Term Evolution 4G network. The Droid 4 is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. The... - read more

Motorola, Verizon Announce Droid RAZR MAXX

Motorola and Verizon today announced the Droid RAZR MAXX, a new flagship Droid RAZR phone. The MAXX boasts a massive 3300 mAh battery that can sustain 21 straight hours of talk time, yet measures only 8.9 mm thick (compared to the Droid RAZR's 7.1 mm.) The display measures 4.3 inches and... - read more

Samsung Galaxy Note Coming to AT&T

Official Samsung posters on display at the CES event show the device with an AT&T logo, seemingly confirming that the phone/tablet device is coming to the carrier. An official announcement is expected on Monday. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Page Plus Cellular Now Offering $12 Plan

Page Plus Cellular today announced a new plan that gives budget-conscious customers 250 voice minutes, 250 text messages, and 10MB of data for $12 per month. This new plan is called The 12 Plan. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile to Sell Nokia Lumia 710 for $49

T-Mobile today announced that it will sell the Nokia Lumia 710 starting January 11. The device is the first Nokia Windows Phone Mango product to officially be sold in the U.S. The hardware is unchanged from the international version of the 710, which was announced in October, but it has... - read more

Verizon's Galaxy Nexus Launches December 15 for $299

Verizon Wireless today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will go on sale Thursday, December 15. The Galaxy Nexus runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and can use Verizon's Long Term Evolution 4G network. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Launching Nokia Lumia 710, Tips WSJ

T-Mobile will launch the Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone, reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with the companies' plans, the two will announce the phone at a press event that is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, December 14 in New York City. The Lumia 710 runs Windows... - read more

Page Plus Cellular Drops Unlimited Plan to $39.95

Page Plus Cellular today announced that it has lowered the price of its Unlimited Talk & Text plan from $44.95 per month down to $39.95 per month. The price is effective starting today for new Page Plus Cellular customers. Current customers will see the price drop reflected on their next... - read more

Verizon Says Carrier IQ Software Not on Its Phones

Carrier IQ software is not installed on any of the phones sold by Verizon Wireless, according to a tweet posted by Verizon Wireless spokesperson Jeffrey Nelson. "To be 100% clear: Carrier IQ is *not* on Verizon Wireless phones," tweeted Nelson. Carrier IQ has come under fire recently for its... - read more

T-Mobile Scores White Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung and T-Mobile USA today announced that they will offer a white version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone "in time for the holidays." Exact pricing and launch details were not provided, though Samsung said more information will become available in the coming weeks. Source:... - read more

Backup Assistant Plus Latest Option for Verizon Users

Verizon Wireless today called attention to a recently released service called Backup Assistant Plus. The service, which became available with the launch of the Motorola RAZR and HTC Rezound, lets Verizon Wireless customers backup their contacts, email, and multimedia content (pictures,... - read more

Pantech Pocket Hits AT&T Stores Nov. 20

AT&T today announced that the Pantech Pocket Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone will go on sale starting November 20. The Pocket has a large, 4:3 aspect ratio display and a 5-megapixel camera. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Pushing Gingerbread to Samsung Galaxy S 4G

T-Mobile indicated via its support forums that it is now delivering the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update to the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. The update also adds camera enhancements, Wi-Fi enhancements, and a security patch. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Ramps Up Data Speeds in More Markets

T-Mobile USA today announced that it is doubling the speed of its mobile broadband network from 21Mbps to 42Mbps in Bend, Medford and Corvallis, Ore.; Benton Harbor, Mich.; Bloomington, Champaign–Urbana and Springfield, Ill.; Columbus, Ga.; Hagerstown, Md.; Montgomery, Ala; and Yuba... - read more

Verizon Announces the Casio Gz'One Ravine 2

Verizon Wireless and Casio today announced the Gz'One Ravine 2, a mil-spec rugged flip phone. The Ravine 2 meets mil-spec 810G for protection against immersion, water, shock and dust, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, altitude, and low and high temperatures. It is global phone... - read more

AT&T Sets Nov. 20 as Release Date for Pantech Pocket, Others

AT&T today announced via its Twitter feed that the Pantech Pocket, Samsung DoubleTime, and Samsung Captive Slide will be available starting November 20. Price points were not disclosed. Source: Phonescoop - read more

HTC Titan Sets Sail for AT&T Nov. 20

AT&T today announced via its Facebook page that it will begin offering the HTC Titan Windows Phone Mango device starting November 20. Source: Phonescoop - read more

BlackBerry Torch 9810 Hits T-Mobile Stores Nov. 9

T-Mobile USA today announced that the BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone will be available to business customers via exclusive presale starting November 2 and to all customers starting November 9. The Torch 9810 runs BlackBerry OS 7, has both a touch display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a... - read more

AT&T Announces BlackBerry 9900, 9860, 9360 Availability

AT&T today announced that it will begin offering the BlackBerry 9900 Bold and the 9860 Torch on November 6. Both will be available in stores and online that day. All three devices will the newest BlackBerry 7 platform. The 9900 and 9360 will have access to AT&T's fastest HSPA+... - read more

T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q Street Nov. 2

T-Mobile today announced via its official Facebook page that the myTouch and myTouch Q Android smartphones will both be available online starting November 2 and in T-Mobile retail stores starting November 9. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Samsung Exhibit for T-Mobile Turns Two

T-Mobile and Samsung today announced the Samsung Exhibit II 4G. The new phone is similar to the first Exhibit in most respects, but switches from a Samsung Hummingbird processor to a Qualcomm Snapdragon. The screen is also slightly larger, at 3.7 inches compared to 3.5 for the original... - read more

Mango-Flavored HTC Radar to Street

T-Mobile USA today announced via its Facebook page that the HTC Radar 4G will go on sale starting November 2. The Radar 4G is the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device to be sold by T-Mobile. Source: Phonescoop - read more

ZTE Hits Boost Mobile at 'Warp' Speed

ZTE today announced a new Android smartphone for the Boost Mobile pre-paid network called the Warp. The Warp runs Androidi 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 4.3-inch display, 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, support for 32GB microSD... - read more

Verizon Updates BlackBerry 9930 Bold - 9850 Torch

Verizon Wireless has made operating system updates available to both the Research In Motion BlackBerry 9930 Bold and 9850 Torch. Both are being updated to OS version and include extensive change logs. Both devices see numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements (touch screen... - read more

LG DoublePlay for T-Mobile Packs Dual Screens

T-Mobile USA today announced the LG DoublePlay, a unique Android slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard with a second touch screen placed in between the split keyboard's halves. The DoublePlay's main display measures 3.5 inches and the secondary display measures 2 inches. T-Mobile says that... - read more

T-Mobile Serves Up New Monthly4G Plans

T-Mobile today announced a slew of new prepaid Monthly4G plans. The first plan offers unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of web at 4G speeds for $60 month. Those who exceed the 2GB soft cap will see their data speeds throttled down, but will still be to access unlimited mobile data. T-Mobile also... - read more

T-Mobile Drops New Android and iPhone Bobsled Apps

T-Mobile USA today announced that it is making its Bobsled VoIP-based Facebook calling application available to the Android and iOS platforms in a new mobile application. Bobsled for Android and iOS allows mobile device users to make free calls to the landline and mobile numbers of Facebook... - read more

Samsung Stratosphere Boasts LTE with QWERTY Keyboard

Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the Stratosphere, a new Android-based smartphone that adds for the first time a physical QWERTY keyboard to Verizon's Long Term Evolution 4G lineup. The Stratosphere is a sideways slider with a five-row QWERTY, 4-inch Super AMOLED Plus display,... - read more

AT&T Announces Five New Android Smartphones

AT&T announced a slew of new Android smartphones today from Motorola, Samsung, Pantech, and ZTE. Motorola Atrix 2: The Atrix 2 is a follow up to this year’s Atrix with a few spec bumps. It includes a dual-core 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM; 4.3-inch qHD display with 960 x... - read more

T-Mobile Offers Families a Shared Calendar

T-Mobile today announced a new service called MobileLife Family Organizer -- or MLFO. The application works across a number of different smartphone platforms, including those running Android, iOS, and BlackBerry. The tool is meant to help families share a calendar and help keep everyone's... - read more

Verizon Adds Faces to Ringtones to Create Facetones

Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of a new application called Facetones. Facetones, which was developed by Vringo, automatically pulls photos from users' Facebook accounts to create a slideshow that plays on the phone's display when the phone rings. The service works on about... - read more

Verizon Wireless Pushing Gingerbread to Casio Commando

Verizon Wireless has begun distributing the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update to the Casio G'zOne Commando. Aside from adding the standard list of Gingerbread features, the update also improves the speed/performance of the device itself and provides a fix to its proximity sensor. The update... - read more

LG myTouch and myTouch Q Hit T-Mobile

T-Mobile today announced the addition of two new phones to its myTouch stable, the LG myTouch and myTouch Q. Shared features between the phones include: Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture, and user-facing cameras for video... - read more

Apple Announces the Dual-Mode CDMA/HSPA+ iPhone 4S

Apple today revealed details about the next-generation iPhone, which is called the iPhone 4S. The design of the device is similar to the iPhone 4, but Apple claims that the inside is all new. It will run on Apple's A5 dual-core 1GHz processor, and will include dual-core graphics performance,... - read more

Apple Announces Siri - An Intelligent Voice-Controlled Assistant

Apple today announced a new voice-controlled application for the iPhone 4S called Siri: the intelligent assistant. According to Apple, Siri understands contextual directions, such as asking the device to set up an alert, or to check the weather, or to find out the time in Paris. The software... - read more