They’ve reported gains in just about every category, and are up year-over-year from 2012.
Samsung has officially announced the US availability of the Galaxy S4 mini. The handset will be coming to a variety of carriers and while we have yet to see any specific launch dates, Samsung has said the Galaxy S4 mini will be arriving in November. Basically, we now look towards the carriers for those details. The handset is heading to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and US Cellular.
HTC officially unveiled the One max earlier in the month and since then we have seen confirmation from Verizon Wireless in terms of an upcoming release. While we have yet to see anything official from AT&T, there has been some leaks suggesting they would also have the handset joining the lineup. And well, it looks like some additional evidence has arrived in support of those previously leaked AT&T One max images.
AT&T's plan, new subscribers to its newly launched Aio Wireless prepaid service might see themselves shuttled off to a new company. According to an FCC filing, the carrier plans on merging its prepaid subsidiary with Leap Wireless' business if the acquisition of the latter proves to be successful.
Mobile payment solutions are as scattered as they are hard to use. Google has Wallet, which hasn't found much footing. There are various card readers like Square, but those still require a card to swipe. Then there’s Isis, the mobile payment solution from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. That service was set to launch by the end of the year, and it looks like the launch is coming soon.
AT&T has announced some upcoming changes to the plans that will be offered to new customers. The carrier has said they are looking to do a bit of streamlining. Or in other words, they are going to begin pushing new customers towards a Mobile Share plan as opposed to a traditional voice plan. These shared plans were originally announced last year and are currently available in a wide range of data options.
Bloomberg. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed because it’s still being finalized, but people with “knowledge of the matter” say it could be in the ballpark of $5 billion.
AT&T had previously announced they had a goal of bringing 4G LTE to more than 270 million people by the end of the year. While we have yet to get a number update since that goal was announced, the carrier has been making some progress. We saw coverage expanded across nine states earlier in the month and today we have word of coverage coming to an additional 13 markets.
knew it was coming, but now it’s here. AT&T HTC One users, your devices are being upgraded to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. While HTC has been a little later to the game than we thought, they’ve begun rolling the update out to users as we speak.
AT&T points towards the first VoLTE smartphone arriving sometime later this year. This little detail was mentioned by a senior AT&T executive and otherwise, the specifics were left to be a mystery. There wasn't anything said about the particular device, aside from that it will bring VoLTE support.