Samsung Galaxy Note Edge for US Cellular stops by the FCC

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The Galaxy Note Edge is heading to carriers in the United States this week. AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are all going to release the unique Samsung device on November 14. Verizon, at some point in the near future, will join in doing so. So the Galaxy Note Edge will be found the nation’s four largest carriers. There is good news for customers with smaller carriers as well.

A Samsung device with the model number SM-N915R4 showed up at the FCC. This matches that of the Galaxy Note Edge and the ending “R4″ belongs to a specific carrier. Which one? It seems that US Cellular will be getting its own Galaxy Note Edge.

Source: FCC
Via: G 4 Games

AT&T reverses course on in-flight wireless service plans

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Earlier this year AT&T announced they were going to enter the market for in-flight wireless services. The carrier indicated they were responding to feedback they picked up on from air travelers who were frustrated with the service offered by current market participants like Gogo and Row44. In a statement issued on Monday, AT&T has announced they are abandoning their plans and will “no longer pursue entry into the inflight connctivity industry.”
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Nexus 6 from Sprint to go on sale on November 14th

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Sprint has announced the Nexus 6 will be available for sale through Sprint retail outlets starting this Friday, November 14th. The device will be available in Sprint Stores, on the web, through Sprint Business Sales, and through Telesales. According to Sprint, well-qualified buyers can get the Nexus with no money down and 24 monthly payments of $29 through their Sprint Easy Pay program, yielding a suggested retail price of $696. As part of their announcement, Sprint highlights their Family Share Pack of shared-data plans as well as their $60 Unlimited Plan. The Nexus 6 will be the first device on the Sprint network running Android Lollipop.

If you are a Sprint customer, or considering becoming one, you can check out the Nexus 6 pre-registration page at www.sprint.com/nexus6.

source: Sprint

AT&T announces November 12 pre-orders for Nexus 6

Nexus-6-splashAT&T has finally announced when they will begin selling the new Nexus 6 with Android 5. Lollipop. The big day for pre-orders will be tomorrow, November 12. The device will run $249 on new 2-year contract or $682.99 without a contract.Alternatively, there are three AT&T Next (device payment plan) plans to choose from, all of which require $0 down: Next 24 at $22.77 per month, Next 18 at $28.46 per month, or Next 12 at $34.15 per month.

The device will be available to order in only Midnight Blue, as the press release does not mention the Cloud White version.

Source: AT&T

Want the Nexus 6 from Sprint? Carrier only offering one configuration

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The Nexus 6 in all of its color and storage options is available from Google Play. No matter what carrier you have, Google Play’s Nexus 6 will be supported with an appropriate SIM card. Carriers in the United States, though, will be selling the device themselves. Prospective buyers just won’t see the same amount of configurations on a carrier-by-carrier basis. Sprint clarified today that it would only offer the Midnight Blue model with 32GB of storage. Want 16GB? Or do you want Cloud White? You cannot have either one if purchasing through Sprint.

So, again, the Play Store will offer exactly what you want because carriers decide to make odd choices.

Source: /r/Sprint

Google Voice adds native MMS support for photo messages, Verizon officially on board

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Last week, Google Voice users noticed that MMS messages were working on Verizon Wireless. Today, it was officially announced, and Google Voice also got another very cool update for all users. Native MMS support for photo messaging has been added, meaning that users will no longer get a SMS with a link.

You need to obviously opt in to Google Voice in Hangouts. Once you have done that, just attach photos to any SMS message, and it will be delivered as a native MMS. Those of you waiting for group messaging, have no fear because Google said it will be enabled in a future update.

source: +Dylan Salisbury

Google Play now listing Sony SmartWatch 3 for $249

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As Verizon’s reign of exclusivity over Sony’s SmartWatch 3 has now come to an end, residents in the United States can pick up Sony’s smart watch offering from the Play Store for $249. The device is currently listed as ‘in stock’ and will ship within 1-2 business days, so if you order today with Standard Delivery, it should be with you no later than Friday, November 14.


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HTC to roll out Eye Experience update to Canadian One (M8) tomorrow

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Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, has today announced via Twitter that the Taiwanese company will start rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.4 Eye Experience update to all Rogers, TELUS and Bell-branded variants of its flagship smartphone, the One M8, located in Canada, starting tomorrow, November 11.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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AT&T announces deal to acquire Mexico provider Iusacell

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In an announcement made on Friday, AT&T indicated they have entered into an agreement to purchase wireless provider Iusacell for $2.5 billion from Grupo Salinas. Iusacell is a wireless provider in Mexico servicing 8.6 million customers and covering about 70% of Mexico’s population. According to AT&T CEO,

“Our acquisition of Iusacell is a direct result of the reforms put in place by President Peña Nieto to encourage more competition and more investment in Mexico. Those reforms together with the country’s strong economic outlook, growing population and growing middle class make Mexico an attractive place to invest.”


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