T-Mobile Joins the Rural Carrier Association
T-Mobile USA has joined the ranks of the Rural Carrier Association, which advocates for smaller, regional network operators. Though the RCA normally limits membership to organizations with fewer than 10 million customers, it has made an exception for T-Mobile USA, which has 33.2 million customers, and Sprint, which has 55 million customers. Both are affiliate members, Sprint joined the RCA in April 2011. The RCA now has more weight to act as a counter to the lobbying influence wielded by the CTIA, as well as the nation's largest network operators, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
Nokia 6 to Be Available from Amazon Next Month
HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded handsets, today said it will sell the Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. via Amazon.
Alcatel's A30 Plus Bumps Up the Screen, Processor, Camera and Battery
Alcatel today announced the A30 Plus, an improved version of the A30 we saw earlier this year. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen (up from 5.0 inches) and a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor (up from 1.1 GHz) with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.