FCC Outs Samsung U380 Slider for Verizon
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site provide details about an unannounced feature phone from Samsung. The U380 is a sideways slider with full QWERTY keyboard bound for Verizon Wireless, based on images of the device and spectrum support. The FCC confirms that the U380 supports CDMA EVDO in the 850/1900MHz bands, as well as Bluetooth. Other features shown in images include a camera, 3.5mm headset jack, microUSB support, and a standard set of volume and power controls. Neither Samsung nor Verizon Wireless have announced this device, nor have they provided any details about it.
U.S. Carriers Share Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Plans and Pricing
All four major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ beginning in March.
Verizon Running Promo for Half Off Pixel 2 or Galaxy S9
Verizon Wireless today announced a promotion that can score customers half off a new smartphone. Starting April 5, people who trade in their phone can get up to 50% off a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, two free months of YouTube TV, a free Google Home Mini, and a free Google Chromecast.
Most US Galaxy Note8 Owners Receiving Android 8 Oreo
Samsung's U.S. carrier partners are rolling out Android 8 Oreo to the Galaxy Note8 handset.
FCC Reveals the Alcatel Idol 5
Documents recently published to the FCC web site show what is likely the Alcatel Idol 5, which has not yet been formally announced by TCL. A device with the model name 6058 was cleared by the FCC for operation in the U.S.