Samsung Outs the Freeform M for MetroPCS
Samsung today provided details about the SGH-T189N, called the Freeform M, for MetroPCS. The Freeform M is a QWERTY-equipped feature phone. It includes a 2.4-inch display with 240 x 320 pixels and a 2-megapixel camera with video capture. The Freeform M supports microSD cards up to 32GB and accepts some voice commands. The Freeform M runs on T-Mobile's GSM network, not MetroPCS's CDMA network. It does not include support for the T-Mobile / MetroPCS LTE 4G network. Other features include GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a 1,000mAh Litium Ion battery. The Freeform M is not yet for sale on the MetroPCS web site, so pricing and availability details remain unknown.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
T-Mobile Says 600 MHz Service Kicks Off In August
T-Mobile today said it plans to begin offering service through its 600 MHz spectrum next month. The company revealed the news in its second quarter earnings statement.
MetroPCS to Sell Motorola Moto E4 from July 31
T-Mobile today said its prepaid unit MetroPCS will offer the Motorola Moto E4 smartphone beginning July 31. The handset features a metal design, 5-inch 720p HD screen, and 2,800mAh battery.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Approved by FCC
The FCC today approved a new high-end Samsung phone that is almost certainly the company's forthcoming Note 8 flagship phone. If Samsung chooses a new branding for its Note series, this phone will be the spiritual successor to the ill-fated Note7.