Costco is getting ready for the Verizon variants of the Turbo 2, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

cosco-droid-turbo-2We have heard so many stories about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Plus, but here is another. A new leaked document from Costco confirms their names and shows they are gearing up to launch Verizon variants of the Turbo 2, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

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Unidentified HTC smartphone passes through the FCC with support for Verizon’s carrier bands

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Earlier today, an unannounced HTC-branded smartphone carrying the model number 0PM9310 passed through the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we’re looking a mid-range handset with a removable backplate that’s heading to Verizon.

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FCC rejects T-Mobile wireless auction proposal


The FCC met again today to consider rules to use for an upcoming auction of 600MHz wireless spectrum after delaying the decision at a meeting a couple weeks ago. On the table was a request from T-Mobile to modify the proposed rules to help smaller carriers, T-Mobile included, obtain some of this spectrum instead of seeing all of it being bought up by big carriers like Verizon and AT&T. Unfortunately for T-Mobile and fans of the little guys, the FCC decided to move forward with the proposed reserve of only 30MHz for bidders who may be smaller and struggle with raising necessary capital. Read more

Verizon offering new Grid Wide Solutions for utility companies

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Verizon has identified a niche market, but it is definitely a big niche – utility companies. In an announcement today, Verizon is offering a new Grid Wide Utility Solutions platform as an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to help utility companies modernize their service delivery grids. The new service offers smart metering, demand response, meter data management and distribution monitoring and control. Read more

Verizon reports strong financial results for second quarter


Verizon announced financial results for the second quarter today and things are looking good for the carrier. Verizon experienced double-digit percentage growth in year-over-year earnings and they had strong cash flow results. Earnings per share for the second quarter came up to $1.04 per share, a 14.3 percent increase compared to last year’s 91 cents per share for the same period. Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus visit the FCC


Bolstering claims that Samsung will release two new top-tier devices in August, variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have both appeared in the FCC database. This is a good sign that the devices are very close to being ready to hit the market and the appearance in July hints that their release will be before Samsung’s traditional September launch date. The latest indications are that Samsung will announce the devices on August 12th and sales will commence on August 21st. Read more