Verizon and Samsung See Life's 'Brightside'
Verizon Wireless and Samsung today announced the March 1 availability of the Brightside, a touch phone that also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The display measures 3.1 inches and the Brightside runs Qualcomm's BREW MP operating system that incorporates social network and messaging apps. It includes Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS, an HTML web browser, and EVDO Rev 0 3G. Other features of the Brightside include a 3.2-megapixel camera, corporate email support, the ability to view Microsoft Office documents, and support for microSD storage. The Brightside costs $99 after a $50 rebate.
LG V10 Boasts Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras
LG announced the V10, a flagship smartphone that includes a ticker display, double cameras, and a more rugged design than some of LG's previous handsets. The main screen measures 5.7 inches and has quad HD resolution, while the secondary display, which sits above the main one, measures 2.1 inches and has 1040 x 160 pixels.
Kyocera Flips Out Over LTE-Only Cadence Feature Phone for Verizon
Kyocera this week announced the Cadence, a flip phone for Verizon Wireless that supports LTE but not CDMA. In addition to LTE, the Cadence sports WiFi with voice over WiFi and HD Voice for clearer phone calls.
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.
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.
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.
Brightside: BIG Let down