announced the Vivid Blue color for their flagship HTC One smartphone. After seeing countless leaks and rumors, not to mention talk of carrier exclusives, today we can finally put it all to rest. Carphone Warehouse has that exclusive in the UK, but in the US Best Buy will have the exclusive of a Metallic Blue HTC One. Even more important though is the carriers.
AT&T has come forward with details on the latest 4G LTE expansions. This time around we are seeing several new markets that have gone live this week. In total, new AT&T 4G LTE coverage is coming to 14 markets across 10 states. Those states include Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.
AT&T has added another pair of tablets to the available device lineup today. These new additions include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and the ASUS MeMO Pad FHD LTE 10.0. Both tablets are available on two-year agreements and also under the AT&T Next upgrade program. AT&T is also allowing the ASUS tablet to be purchased month-to-month.
previously announced they were getting ready to expand nationwide. And well, it looks like that expansion has happened. Coming by way of the Aio Wireless website, the service is here and all US customers can now order a phone and service plan online. Plus, Aio Wireless still has that previously announced special offer in place.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be heading to five US carriers, of which we have seen confirmation of the release coming from four. The one missing at this time is US Cellular, however perhaps more important for today is the pre-order availability with two of those carries. Those include Verizon Wireless and AT&T and each have the Galaxy Note 3 available for pre-order as of today.
AT&T has become the latest US carrier to confirm the release date and pricing details for the LG G2 smartphone. We heard earlier from Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile who will have the G2 available on September 12th and 18th respectively. As for AT&T, they will have the LG G2 available beginning as early as September 6th.
Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 3 earlier today. The handset was announced alongside the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. Samsung was forthcoming in terms of specs and details for the devices, however some of the finer points such as release dates and pricing remain a mystery.
FCC filing point towards the possibility of AT&T releasing an Alcatel branded smartphone. The handset is sporting a codename of Viper along with a series of mid-level specs. Neither AT&T or Alcatel have made an announcement just yet, however the FCC filing does list the handset as having support for the carriers network.