The Idol 3, which we reviewed last month, will be available in a new market later this month. On June 30, Alcatel OneTouch will begin selling its flagship phone in Canada. The carriers in Canada offering the Idol 3 to customers are Bell, TELUS, and Videotron. A specific release date and pricing for each carrier has yet to be clarified.
Hit the break for the full press release.
The FCC announced today a proposed $100 million fine of AT&T over allegations the carrier was improperly throttling data speeds for unlimited plan customers and in particular that the company failed to adequately disclose the throttling consumers may face. The plans in question were offered between 2007 and 2010 by AT&T. Although the carrier no longer offers unlimited data plans, subscribers who had such a plan could continue to renew them. The FCC contends AT&T falsely labeled plans subject to the company’s maximum bit rate policy as unlimited and failed to adequately inform customers of the maximum speeds they would have available. Read more
This summer, Deutsche Telekom could have a bidding wars on its hands as competition builds to acquire its United States subsidiary. The parent company of T-Mobile has been engaged in talks with Comcast about acquiring the carrier.
There must be a multi-device agreement between Verizon and Sony because the carrier has received another exclusive device. The two worked together late last year on the Xperia Z3v and today Verizon introduced the Xperia Z4v. The device is very similar to the global Xperia Z4; however, the Xperia Z4v has some very noticeable changes. The display, while remaining the same size, has seen its resolution increase and the size of the battery has been altered to compensate for the display. Sony also included special charging technology just for Verizon’s Xperia Z4v.
The UK carrier, EE, has expanded its range of Harrier branded devices with the release of its Harrier Tab that features Android 5.1 firmware, 4G connectivity, a full HD display and a Qualcomm Octa-core processor. We have the list of specifications and press release after the break. Read more
Following Sony’s successful launch of its latest waterproof smartphone, the Xperia M4 Aqua, in the United States, the Japanese manufacturer has today released the handset in Canada, where it can be picked up for $29.95 on-contract or $299.95 on a pre-paid plan through Videotron.
MetroPCS has followed suit with parent company T-Mobile’s recent decision to allow all of their customers to tether their phones to other wireless devices. All customers will have the mobile hotspot feature added at no additional cost, but things are structured a bit differently than how T-Mobile did things. Read more
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Active definitely didn’t surprise anyone this year, but after several months of waiting it’s finally available exclusively through AT&T.
If you’re interested, you can sign a 2-year contract to pick up the Active for $199, or start up an AT&T Next financing plan for upwards of $23.17 a month. Read more
There are now three options when it comes to buying the LG G Stylo. The phone has been available from Boost Mobile for a few weeks, but Sprint and its prepaid offering have joined in selling the G Style starting today.