After trading barbs with the FCC over the summer upon announcing a plan to start throttling some customer’s LTE data speeds, Verizon announced today that the company was not going to proceed with the change to their network optimization policy. The new policy was going to impact users who crossed over into the top 5 percent of data users and were on a legacy unlimited data plan. This would include users on the LTE portion of the network. Users on 3G are already subject to the policy. Read more
We know that HTC is planning on launching some type of GoPro camera competitor in the near future, and it looks like it’ll be called the REcamera. The device will be some kind of smartphone accessory and will likely be fairly rugged and waterproof for capture action shots and the like.
Thanks to an FCC filing, we can confirm that it’ll definitely be able to connect to a smartphone (although that doesn’t rule out the possibility that it can be used on its own). The filing shows that the device features WiFi radios as well as Bluetooth LE, both of which are extremely common ways to connect peripherals to smartphones. The filing didn’t reveal anything about the rest of the hardware, so we’re still not sure what kind of megapixel count or anything HTC will go with. Read more
To match AT&T’s latest double data promotion, Sprint and Verizon have beefed up their offerings allowing customers to pick up a ton of extra data at little to no cost. AT&T bumped up their top data packages (anything 15 GB and up) and will give customers twice as much data for free until the end of the month. Sprint and Verizon are taking a similar path.
If you are a Sprint customer on the 32, 40, or 60 GB shared data package, the carrier will give you 60, 80, or 120 GB, respectively. The 32 isn’t quite doubled, but it’s close enough to count. The plans still come with unlimited texting and calling, so if you need a ton of data on an account with multiple lines, it’s a great deal. Read more
Today, an image of the Nexus 6 was captured showing the handset roaming (or riding a bike) out in the wild. It shows the massive display, lowered power/volume buttons, and Moto X-like design that we heard about a few days ago. A case of some sort of protecting the alleged Nexus 6, but we see the aluminum frame that is said to be found on the body’s design. The headphone jack is centered at the top. Due to the inclusion of on-screen buttons and the positioning of the power buttons, the display does not actually seem to be as massive as 5.9 inches sounds.
Source: Android Police
LG has filed several new trademark applications with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The three applications all include the term “Frame” in them and seem to correspond with existing device lines produced by the company. The trademarks include “G Flex Frame”, “F Frame”, and “G Frame”. Sources seem to think these may be names for a new generation of smartphones. It should be noted though that the descriptions cover a wide variety of goods and services, including several types of wearable technology. Read more
New rumors and information are starting to surface about a new device from Sony, initially identified as the Sony Xperia Z3X. Although it appears from the name that the device may represent an expansion of the current Xperia Z3 lineup, there is the possibility this is the Z3’s successor that should come out in early 2015. Besides an impressive list of hardware, the device appears to include a new curved camera sensor that Sony has been working on. Read more
Sony has announced that its teamed up with Bell, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS and WIND Mobile in order to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, in Canada on Friday, October 31.
The handset will be available to purchase from any of the operators bricks-and-mortar stores, as well as their online ones, too. Sony shops will also be stocking the Z3 for purchase on launch day.
Unfortunately, we have no information with regards to pricing as of yet, but we expect to see the device retail for around $700 on a prepaid tariff or south of $200 on any flexible two-year contract.
Hit the break to view the full press release.
LG is the latest company to venture into the rapidly growing budget-friendly smartphone market with its brand new handset, the F60. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not detailed the exact price of the device, but it did state that it will offer LTE connectivity for a very ‘reasonable price’.
The Galaxy Note 4 has already launched in Korea, but when will you be able to get your hands on one? Unfortunately Samsung doesn’t like to keep things simple by launching it at the same time everywhere, but they posted an image on Facebook revealing when consumers in each particular area can begin purchasing the phone.
It looks like North America and most of Europe will be able to grab the phone on October 17. Is the Galaxy Note 4 in your future?
Google has been pushing for growth in the enterprise world, but the lack of a voice phone system has made many companies reluctant. That is going to change because a new service called “Switch” is coming to Google Apps.
It’s a cloud-based business-grade phone system that offers the ability to manage call transfers to extensions, company directories, visual voicemail, and switching between devices. Things get even better with received calls in that a popup window will show not only who is calling, but also provide you with recent emails, docs you have shared, calendar events involving that person, and even recent tweets. It works on all devices and platforms such as a PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and even an old desktop phone.