Synchronica Agrees to Purchase Nokia Messaging Unit
Synchronica recently announced that it plans to acquire Nokia's white label mobile messaging service, which provides email, instant messaging, and social networking to North American network operators. Under the terms of the deal, Synchronica will take over Nokia's existing contracts with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and other operators, giving Synchronica more than 6 million customers in North America. Synchronica will supply Nokia with messaging services for its S40 phones moving forward. It will merge the messaging services with its own, and continue to develop and refine the software by adding features such as contacts/calendar management. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the companies expect the deal to close by the end of July.
Moto Z2 Force Drops 'Droid' Branding On Verizon
Motorola announced the Z2 Force today, which replaces both the Z and Z Force from last year. The phone will be sold by most U.S.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
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.
Motorola Moto E4 Plus Goes On Sale Aug. 3 for $180
Motorola today said the Moto E4 Plus, which it announced in June, will reach various sales channels later this week. The unlocked variant will be available from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Fry's, Newegg, and Motorola.com starting August 3 for $180.