Let's face it, Motorola's freshest crop of smartphones is pretty impressive, but still misses the mark. Even with Google's vast financial resources and software know-how, Moto devices haven't exactly sold like hotcakes. Now that Google has decided to hand off Motorola Mobility into the eager palms of Chinese hardware giant Lenovo, Moto could enjoy a much-needed course correction. … Read more
Sprint has upped the ante on its LTE network coverage, flipping the switch on 40 new US cities, for a total of 340 markets now slurping the faster 4G.
The carrier has already ticked most major cities off the list, and now residents of Providence, R.I.; Milwaukee, Wisc.; Salt Lake City; Mobile, Ala.; and Reno, Nev., will now be bathed with Sprint's LTE.
Beyond Sprint's regular LTE, the wireless provider is also developing and slowly deploying Sprint Spark, its enhanced, next-gen LTE, to roughly 100 US cities over the next three years. Spark is currently cruising in … Read more
Prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless is rolling out a handful of new perks to customers starting this Sunday. The first is a family plan that costs $100 for up to five phone lines, a deal sweetened even more by the pledge to knock $5 off the total when you pay your bill automatically online.
Cricket's plans come with unlimited talk, text, and Web. Android phones are also outfitted with Muve Music, Cricket's signature add-on that plays unlimited Music downloads and ringback tones so long as you pay your bill.
Dovetailing the new family plan is a brand-new trade-in program … Read more
Samsung quietly announced that Verizon will be the only US carrier to offer the Galaxy Note 3 in a new color. A short mention on the hardware maker's Web site confirms Verizon will carry the 5.7-inch smartphone in Rose Gold.
Unfortunately, the phone's exact availability isn't clear, but we can assume it'll cost the same as the Jet Black and Classic White versions -- $299.99 on contract. And, while Samsung does have Rose Gold accents for both black and white body colors, it appears Verizon may only carry the white and rose gold version. … Read more
Hot on the heels of bringing the Xperia Z1S to America, it seems that Sony plans to pull another, bigger smartphone rabbit out of its hat. Code-named Sirius and tagged with the D6503 model designation, apparently Sony's latest creation will boast a powerful digital camera capable of shooting high-resolution 4K video.… Read more
Verizon Communications has swung to a fourth-quarter profit as it continued to add wireless customers at a healthy clip.
The New York company on Tuesday posted a net income of $7.9 billion, or $1.76 a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $1.9 billion, or $1.48 a share. Because of the shared ownership of Verizon Wireless with Vodafone, the actual net income attributable to Verizon is $5.07 billion.
Its current results include an after-tax gain from an adjustment to its benefit and pension plans, without which the company earned 66 cents a share.
Its revenue, … Read more
AT&T announced Monday that the LG G Flex will be available for preorder starting January 24, a week before the curved and flexible handset goes on sale at Sprint stores.
Customers will be able to purchase the G Flex for $299.99 with a two-year service contract, or make monthly payments on 12- or 18-month financing plans. However, AT&T did not indicate when buyers could expect delivery.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere will get his Macklemore and Ryan Lewis fix after all.
T-Mobile said Thursday that it's sponsoring a special performance by the Grammy-nominated artists for 1,400 Los Angeles-area fans. The concert will be held on January 23, with tickets to go on sale on January 17.
Legere, of course, made headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show last week when he crashed a private party hosted by AT&T. The musical guest for the party: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Sprint said on Thursday that the curved and flexible LG G Flex will go on sale in its stores starting Jan. 31.
The G Flex will be priced at $299.99 with a two-year service agreement. It's the latest device from the carrier to support Sprint's Spark LTE network.
Sprint is the first US carrier to announce a launch date for LG's curved smartphone. AT&T and T-Mobile have also confirmed that they would sell the device.
The wireless wars are heating up, so it's no wonder the claims of network superiority are flying out fast and furiously.
The latest touch point comes from a study just released from wireless testing firm RootMetrics, which compiled its results after extensive testing in 125 markets during the second half of 2013.
Depending on whom you ask, AT&T and Verizon Wireless both had something to brag about. AT&T touted that its overall performance topped more markets than its rivals, while Verizon insists that the results show it is the most reliable network.
Such is the … Read more