MetroPCS Launches Visual Voicemail
MetroPCS today announced the availability of two new visual voicemail services to a select number of handsets. Visual Voicemail allows customers to see their voicemails listed on the phone and listen to them in whichever order they prefer. Visual Voicemail Plus adds transcriptions of the messages into text format. Both options let customers respond to voice messages via voice call, SMS, MMS, and/or email. These new visual voicemail services will first be available to the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, the LG Optimus M, and the Huawei Ascend. A minimum monthly plan of $45 is required for non-4G phones and a minimum monthly plan of $50 is required for 4G phones. Visual Voice Mail Plus is an additional $5 on each plan. MetroPCS said that visual voicemail will be available to the Blackberry 8530 and BREW-based devices soon.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 to Power Laptops and Phones
Qualcomm today named the Snapdragon 845, its flagship processor for 2018. The chip supplants the Snapdragon 835 at the top of Qualcomm's line of mobile processors.
Synaptics Says A 'Top Five' Phone Company to Use Its Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Synaptics today said of the five largest phone manufacturers in the world has agreed to use its Clear ID FS9500 optical, in-display fingerprint sensor. The FS9500 can scan fingerprints through the full thickness of smartphone cover glass, which means device makers can create sleek, button-free designs and still include a fingerprint reader on the front.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.