AT&T Seeks to Block Google Motion in T-Mobile Suit
AT&T and the U.S. Department of Justice have asked the judge overseeing the lawsuit filed by the Justice Department against AT&T to prevent Google from wiggling its way into the case. Google filed a motion recently seeking to prevent the disclosure of "competitively sensitive" information that may come to light during the trial. AT&T claims Google's motion would add unnecessary complexity to the lawsuit proceedings. "This proposal would grant every non-party the effective ability to veto defendant’s choice of experts, by denying them access to confidential information that is necessary to their work as experts in this case," said AT&T in the filing. Google wants to be given several days' advance notice any time the documents need to be accessed for use during the trial. The Justice Department argued that "it is impractical to require by court order that the parties provide advance notice of every instance where a confidential document" might turn up in the proceedings. The trial is set to begin on February 13.
Review: Blu R1 Plus
Blu is back with another Android handset for U.S. consumers who prefer the unlocked life.
Alcatel A30 Reaches Amazon Prime for Just $60
Amazon recently added the Alcatel A30 to its roster of Prime Exclusives. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5-inch HD screen and a 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
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.
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.