HTC Trophy Wins GSM/CDMA Approval from FCC
The Federal Communications Commission recently approved an unannounced version of the HTC Trophy that has both CDMA and GSM radios on board. The FCC confirms that this version of the Trophy has CDMA 850/1900, GSM 850/1900, and WCDMA 850/1900. Typically phones that support both GSM and CDMA networks are sold as World Phones by Sprint or Verizon Wireless. The Trophy is a Windows Phone 7 smartphone.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
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.
FCC Reveals Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge
The FCC recently published a few details about two unreleased Samsung phones that are likely the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 edge. The FCC approved the SM-G950 (S8) and SM-G955 (S8 edge) and confirmed some features shared by the handsets.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Nextbit Delays Launch of CDMA Version of Robin
Nextbit today said the CDMA variant of its Robin smartphone won't be ready as early as hoped. The company initially thought it could get the phone out the door by February, but now believes it will need until April.
It it really dual-band?