LG 'Enlightens' Verizon Wireless's Budget Lineup
Verizon Wireless today announced the LG VS-700 Enlighten, a budget Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone. The Enlighten features a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 display, 800MHz processor, sideways slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and video capture. Other specs include Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card support, seven home screen panels, and 3G mobile hotspot. The LG Enlighten will be available online September 22 and in stores September 29 for $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
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TCL Reveals the BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone
TCL today announced the KEYone, a BlackBerry smartphone that combines a large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and hardened Android software in an aluminum body. TCL first teased the phone at CES last month, but has now shared all the KEYone's details.
Verizon Adds LG Lancet to Windows Phone Lineup
Verizon Wireless today announced the LG Lancet, the first Windows Phone handset to support Verizon's Advanced Calling 1.0 service. Lancet owners will be able to make high-definition voice calls via Verizon's LTE network.
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.
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.
Verizon Bundling Free TV with LG G6
Verizon Wireless' launch plans for the LG G6 include a free LG television set. To start, Verizon is asking $28 per month for 24 months, or about $672 in total for the LG G6.
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