fastmobile Launches PTT Service For U.S.
May 12, 2003, 12:58 PM by (staff)
fastmobile today officially launched their fastchat™ instant communications service for the U.S. market. With fastchat, users can push-to-talk, send and receive instant text messages, picture messages, SMS, PC-based IM and email globally. The service works with supported handsets, (currently the Nokia 3650 and Sony Ericsson P800,) regardless of carrier or country. BREW and Java handsets on CDMA networks will be supported later this year. The fastchat application can be downloaded from Handango or the fastmobile web site, and service subscription costs $9.95/month.
Google to Strip SMS from Hangouts May 22
Mar 24, 2017
Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones.
Facebook Messenger Brings SMS Back to Android App
Jun 14, 2016
Facebook today said Facebook Messenger users will once again be able to send SMS messages — as long as they're running Android. Essentially, Android users can set Messenger as the default SMS app, which will route all SMS messages and conversations through Messenger rather than any other SMS apps that may be installed on the device.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Feb 23, 2018
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Verizon Only Carrier to Sell Google Pixel, But There Are Options
Oct 4, 2017
Verizon Wireless is the only U.S. wireless operator that will officially sell the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets, same as it was with last year's Pixels.
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Captures and Plays 4K HDR Video
Apr 16, 2018
Sony today announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, a high-end Android phone that boasts some of the most advanced imaging features available in a mobile device. The XZ2 Premium has a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display (16:9 aspect ratio) that Sony says is 30% brighter than its previous mobile 4K screen.