Verizon Wireless Takes Samsung Convoy 2 for a Spin
Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the availability of the Convoy 2, a new rugged, push-to-talk flip phone. The Convoy 2 was built for a life of hard knocks, and meets mil-spec 810F for durability and protection from the elements. Communication tools include stereo speakers, dual microphones for noise cancellation, mobile email, social networking, and PTT calls. Stand out features are a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, support for microSD cards, and support for some of Verizon's V CAST services. The Samsung Convoy 2 is available starting today for $79.99 after rebates with a new agreement.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.
Verizon Now Selling the Samsung Convoy 4
Verizon Wireless recently added the Samsung Convoy 4 to its roster of simple flip phones. The Convoy 4 makes improvements over the previous generation device by adding GSM roaming capabilities and resistance to water.
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.
Verizon Now Selling Kyocera's DuraXV Handset
Verizon Wireless recently added the Kyocera DuraXV to its lineup of rugged handsets. The DuraXV, a successor to Kyocera's DuraXT, is a flip phone that meets mil-spec standards for protection against temperature extremes, dust, and shock.
HP Debuts Windows 10-Based Elite x3
HP today announced the Elite x3, a Windows 10 Mobile handset that can take advantage of Continuum to stand in as a laptop or desktop computer. It is a ruggedized handset that meets mil-spec 810G for protection against abuse and IP67 for protection from water and dust.