Tag Archive: Markets


Samsung on Monday introduced four new budget-friendly Galaxy smartphones in the form of the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Ace 4, and Galaxy Young 2. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz Essence UI, these will likely be positioned in emerging markets or places where the Moto E and Nokia X2 might be offered. What’s more, they might be sold alongside some  [Read More...]

Microsoft calls on Nokia X2 for emerging markets


As expected, Microsoft on Tuesday announced its latest Android smartphone in the form of an entry-level Nokia X2. Slated for release in July, the handset features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM, and a 5-megapixel/1-megapixel camera duo.

The Nokia X2 will feature three home screen layouts, including one (Fastlane) that looks quite a bit like the Windows Phone experience. Users  [Read More...]

A big part of tonight’s T-Mobile Uncarrier 5 announcement was about the new Wideband LTE network and the VoLTE expansion. Apart from all the funny dialog and fancy slides, CTO Neville Ray took the time to tell us exactly where we’ll see these big changes. We’ve posted the lists from his announcement below.

HTC may be preparing another “Butterfly” handset for Asian markets, if Twitter leaks from a usually reliable source are to be believed. @LlabTooFeR writes that a device codenamed “B2″ will be the next phone in the Butterfly series, sporting similar hardware specs to the company’s flagship One M8. Like previous Butterfly devices, it’s said to have a glossy (likely plastic) chassis, and should be aimed primarily at Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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Secret is a popular iOS app that lets you share things with others without having your name added to whatever is published. Today’s news is not only has the service managed to pull off $ 10 million in funding, but we’ll be seeing an Android app released in the future as well as more markets added to the supported list. Think of this a an anonymous social network. Currently, Secret operates in the US.

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Sprint lights up 20 new LTE markets

Sprint today announced 20 more markets that can now take advantage of 4G LTE data speeds. The additions are in a smattering of cities nationwide, from Bakersfield to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and added Sprint Spark in Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J. The additions give Sprint a total of 402 LTE markets in the U.S.


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Sprint adds 20 LTE markets, expands Spark coverage

Sprint on Monday confirmed another 20 markets across the U.S. have officially seen its 4G LTE speeds. What’s more, the carrier also indicates the tri-band Spark network speeds have reached 18 markets in total.

…in such locations as Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Omaha, Neb.; Peoria, Ill.; and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. Sprint expects to cover 250 million people with 4G LTE by mid-year. Sprint today also announced Sprint Spark™ in Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J,…

Looking ahead, Sprint expects to have  [Read More...]

TELUS launching 4G LTE in 14 Canadian markets tomorrow

Canada is once again getting a jump on its neighbors to the south when it comes to carrier competition. Though the first major LTE network in North America was launched in the United States, Canada can  [Read More...]

Verizon to light up five new LTE markets on Jan. 19

Verizon LTE

It’s that time of month again: Verizon says it will flip the LTE switch in five new markets tomorrow, while expanding coverage in three existing areas. New to the LTE game are:

Glens Falls, N.Y. Utica, N.Y. Lawton, Okla. Brownsville, Texas McAllen, Texas

Those markets soon to see stronger and more widespread LTE signals include:

Atlanta, Ga. Houston, Texas Spokane, Wash.

For those keeping count, this brings the total number of markets  [Read More...]

Cross the streams

Now this is interesting. Seems that some of you who have purchased apps from the Amazon Appstore are starting to see conflicts with the Android Market. A couple scenarios appear to be playing out. In some instances, the Android Market sees an app that was purchased from the Amazon Appstore, knows an updated version is available, but then fails on updating because the app wasn’t actually purchased from the Android Market.   [Read More...]