MetroPCS Expands Joyn Availability to More Android Phones
MetroPCS today indicated that its joyn service can now be used on a wider range of its Android handsets. The service initially launched on the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G. It now also works on the Samsung Galaxy S III and S Lightray 4G; the LG Connect 4G and Motion 4G; the ZTE Anthem 4G; and the Coolpad Quattro 4G. Joyn is a standards-based Android application that collects and merges messaging services, such as IM and SMS. The app lets users conduct threaded text conversations and supports presence, which lets users know when their friends are available. It also makes it easier to share photo and video content when the user is on an active phone call (this is traditionally not possible on CDMA-based devices). Last, it lets MetroPCS customers make voice and video calls to other joyn users via Wi-Fi.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S III for Sprint
Sprint's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III is just as good as those sold by Sprint's competitors and is the latest device to support Sprint's brand new LTE network. Find out how Sprint's LTE network rates in Phone Scoop's full report.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G for MetroPCS
The Lightray is the first handset offered by MetroPCS to include Dyle TV — live broadcast television from major networks. Mobile TV has been offered on handsets before.
Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy S III
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Review: LG Connect 4G for MetroPCS
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Review: Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G for MetroPCS
Samsung brings a mid-range Galaxy-class device to MetroPCS's network in the Attain 4G. This simpler smartphone packs some surprises, along with some disappointments.
Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G
3.5" display 320 x 480 pixels
1,650 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
LG Connect 4G
4" display 480 x 800 pixels
Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 processor 1 GB RAM
1,540 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot