Isis Pushes Launch Back to October
An executive with Isis, the mobile payment joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless, has delayed its September launch by one month. The delay marks the second by Isis this year, which originally planned to launch during the first half of the year. Isis' head of marketing, Jaymee Johnson, told Reuters that the organization is "wrapping things up and finishing final punch list of items." Isis will launch first in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas. Johnson told Reuters that Isis will have hundreds of merchant partners when it launches next month, and that number will expand to thousands quickly. Isis is a competitor to Google Wallet, which is available on select Sprint and Nexus devices.
T-Mobile to Buy Layer3 TV and Launch TV Service Next Year
T-Mobile has set its sights on the cable TV industry and hopes to disrupt that market beginning next year. The company today announced plans to acquire Layer3 TV, which already delivers internet-based television service in five markets around the country.
Verizon Debuts In-Home LTE Extender, Pixel 2 Promo
Verizon Wireless today announced the Samsung 4G LTE Network Extender 2, a device meant to improve wireless coverage at your house or small business. Like many network extenders, the Samsung 4G LTE Network Extender 2 plugs into your home's wired broadband service.
Huawei's Honor 7X Available for Pre-Order Today for $199
Huawei said its Honor 7X handset will be available to U.S. consumers beginning today.
Google Home Max Now Available for $399; Verizon Discounts LG V30
Verizon Wireless today began selling the Google Home Max in-home assistant and speaker. The Max relies on the same Google Assistant that powers the Google Home and Google Home Mini devices, but packages the voice-based tool in a larger, music-focused box.
You know what would be nice....
Otherwise you can't really call Isis a "competitor".