Using a smartphone or tablet for multimedia streaming, such as video, is one of the most common ways to enjoy content. Yet with mobile carriers doing away with all or most “unlimited data” plans, the concern of going over your limit when not on WiFi can be very real. AT&T today announced a new service called Stream Saver that aims to help you enjoy video streaming while keeping your data usage low.
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Google wanted more direct control over the hardware with the Pixel, and for the most part, that’s been a good decision. However, it looks like we’re starting to see our first potential hardware issues cropping up in the form of flaky LTE bands. Read more
No need to get your eyes checked. This isn’t the HTC 10 being announced for the second time in 2016. A new phone from HTC, which launches today, looks a lot like the 2016 flagship introduced in April.
The HTC Bolt, however, is bigger and faster than what we saw before.
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Because not everyone needs an expensive powerhouse of a tablet from a brand like Apple or Samsung, Verizon creates its own devices with simplicity and affordability being at the core.
Verizon’s next tablet, as Evan Blass revealed yesterday, is the Ellipsis 8 HD which is available nationwide starting today. There’s a difference with this tablet, though, as it’s not as watered-down as its predecessors.
Remember the Verizon Ellipsis tablet? No? That’s okay, most of us don’t either. It was one of the cheaper carrier-enabled tablets that Verizon pushed out a few years ago. Not a particularly nice tablet, but it was an affordable option for someone that wanted a connected tablet to add to their plan. Read more
If you’re a T-Mobile customer hunting for a new phone, this weekend the carrier is hosting a special deal on one of the year’s best devices.
There’s a second AT&T-owned prepaid carrier celebrating the holidays with high-speed data increases.
AT&T is preparing to go big with its new DirecTV Now streaming service, according to an exclusive report from Variety. As part of its new service, AT&T will be giving away Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV stick devices to those who sign-up for the new streaming service.
Verizon is rolling out an update to the Pixel and Pixel XL today. Presumably, all Pixel handsets should be getting it since Big Red’s variant of the smartphone is supposed to get updates around the same time as a standard Pixel.
If there’s one thing John Legere is good at, it’s antagonizing every other carrier in the wireless industry. He’s gone after all three of the big players before (multiple times) and his latest rant is again aimed at Verizon. Read more