Samsung i405U Headed to U.S. Cellular with LTE
The Samsung SCH-i405U, an apparent variant of the Stratosphere (SCH-i405), is headed to U.S. Cellular with LTE in tow, according to documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site. The document show that the Samsung i405U supports LTE in the 700/850/1700/1900MHz bands. These are the same bands that U.S. Cellular uses for its CDMA and LTE networks. The addition of the "U" to the model number further earmarks the device for U.S. Cellular. This device has yet to be announced by either Samsung or U.S. Cellular.
FCC Approves What Is Likely the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
The FCC recently approved a Samsung handset that has all the basic markings of an "Active" variant of the Galaxy S8. The SM-G892A supports AT&T's LTE bands, in addition to Bluetooth and WiFi.
Google Adds Cellular Support to Android Wear Platform
The Android Wear platform now broadly supports cellular connections for making calls, sending messages, and syncing data, says Google. The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which was announced last month, is the first Android Wear device to support cellular networks.
Nextbit Robin CDMA Model to Support Sprint, Too
Nextbit today released the final set of specs for the CDMA variant of its Robin smartphone. The details reveal that the device is compatible with Sprint's CDMA network in addition to Verizon's.
Apple Refreshes the Apple Watch with LTE
Apple today updated its smartwatch with several new features. Notably, the Apple Watch Series 3 gains an optional LTE radio for connections when phones aren't around or available.