Ting to Offer Windows Phone Shortly After Sprint Does
Ting, an MVNO that resells access to Sprint's network, recently announced that it will eventually support devices that run Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. According to Ting, it will offer the same WP8 handsets sold by Sprint, likely in the May/June timeframe. Sprint committed to bringing HTC and Samsung WP8 devices to market before summer. Ting will be able to sell those devices about four to six weeks later, according to a post on its blog. It also announced that it now supports the Sprint-branded Galaxy Nexus S. Ting runs a BYOD-style, low-cost service.
Review: Samsung Nexus S
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Hands-On: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
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Swype and Sprint Giving Nexus S Owners an Exclusive
Swype and Sprint today announced that owners of the Samsung Nexus S will be the first to have access to a new version of Swype's Android keyboard starting today. In addition to a newly revised version of the Swype keyboard, the update includes a custom skin, tap correction, horizontal word choice list, personal dictionary management, and shortcut gestures to perform actions such as select all, or launch Google Maps or Twitter.
AT&T Lands Nexus S Seven Months After T-Mobile
Samsung today announced that Best Buy will offer a version of the Nexus S that is compatible with AT&T's network on July 24, with a pre-sale starting today. The Nexus S runs stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel camera with video capture, 3D gaming support, and support for NFC (near-field communications) for tap-and-go mobile payments.
Swype Opens Latest Beta to All
Swype has made version 3.25 beta of its Android keyboard software available to all Android users. The beta was previously only available for the Nexus S on Sprint.