T-Mobile's Isis Handsets Mostly Samsung Galaxies
T-Mobile today announced its initial batch of handsets compatible with the new Isis mobile payments service are the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S Relay 4G, and the Galaxy S II. Owners of these handsets in the trial markets of Austin and Salt Lake City can go to their local T-Mobile store to receive the special SIM card needed to activate Isis. T-Mobile expects the Galaxy Note II and the HTC Amaze 4G will be Isis compatible by the end of the year. Isis lets Android smartphone owners make tap-and-go payments with their handsets at select retailers.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Isis Mobile Payment Venture to Change Branding
Isis, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, has decided to rebrand its service. Isis is making the change after the rise of ISIS, a militant group based in the Middle East, has gained worldwide notoriety.
Isis Rebrands to Softcard
Isis, the mobile payment venture backed by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, today said its new name will be Softcard. The service will remain the same, only the name is changing.
Samsung Pay Launches In the US
Samsung today made its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, available to U.S. consumers.
Softcard Now Buys a Big Mac with Cheese
Softcard announced that it is accepted at more than 14,000 McDonald's locations around the country beginning today. Smartphone owners can make NFC-based mobile payments at the register and the drive-thru at all McDonald's restaurants.
HTC Amaze 4G
4.3" display 540 x 960 pixels
Snapdragon S3 dual-core processor 1 GB RAM
1,730 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot, NFC
Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile)
4.8" display 720 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon S4 processor 2 GB RAM
2,100 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)