Cell Service to Expand to 30 NYC Subway Stations Next Year
Transit Wireless today announced that it will increase the availability of underground cellular service to a total of 30 New York City subway stations by the end of the first quarter of 2013. Some of the new stations set to receive wireless access include Times Square, Columbus Circle, and Rockefeller Center, all of which are major hubs in New York. So far, AT&T and T-Mobile USA have agreed to the expansion, though Transit Wireless is still holding discussions with Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Transit Wireless has provided service in six underground stations since late 2011. It says progress on the 30-station build out was delayed by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Transit plans to eventually cover all 277 subway stations throughout New York City with wireless service.
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.
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
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.
Alcatel's Modular A50 Parties with Light Up LED Accessory
Alcatel today followed through on its promise to bring the A5 LED to the U.S., though it has changed the phone's name to simply the Alcatel A50. The phone, first revealed in February, is compatible with a handful of modular accessories, the most significant of which features an LED-covere panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.