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.
Samsung Galaxy S 4 and similar to the other available handsets, this one will also arrive as a prepaid contract-free offering. The carrier has the Galaxy S 4 priced at $579.99 and they are offering both a lease/purchase and trade-up option to help ease the sticker shock.
Verizon was moving forward with plans to expand into Canada. But while that may have been the case last week, it seems that is no longer the plan. The details come by way of Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam who has said rather clearly that "Verizon is not going to Canada."
Verizon Wireless has sealed the deal and bought out the 45% of Vodafone's stake in the company. If you had been paying attention you knew this was in the works, but we can now confirm it is a done deal coming in at roughly $130 billion.
Vodafone and O2 to the team of blazing fast data and network speeds. O2 promised a 29th launch, and as expected, they flipped the power switch this afternoon on 4G.
Verizon announced the Edge upgrade program back in July and it looks like it has officially arrived. A quick visit to the Verizon Wireless website shows the handsets being listed with the additional pricing. Basically, those browsing will now see a two-year agreement price, full-retail price and the Edge pricing. Perhaps more important though, Verizon has also offered an FAQ answering quite a few questions.
Verizon has had their Share Everything plans available for more than a year now, but there are still some that have been holding their now-grandfathered-in unlimited data plan. Big Red is also getting ready to have the Verizon Edge upgrade plan available. That will arrive on August 25th and as that comes available Verizon has what they are calling a special offer for those who are planning to use Edge and are "concerned about losing their unlimited plan."