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The HTC One SV has popped up in an FCC filing, begging the question as to whether or not we could see the phone in North America. HTC announced the One SV for the UK and other European locales earlier this week, but there have been no indications that the phone will launch in the US.
A similar handset, the HTC One VX, is already available from AT&T, though the two devices are not clones of each other. One possible destination for the One SV is a regional carrier or pay-as-you-go service provider.
The handset was approved for use on WCDMA bands II and V as well as GSM bands 850 and 1900. Despite carrying the necessary hardware in its UK version, the report shows no mention of LTE.
The FCC here in the U.S. has just approved a plan by AT&T that would let it use spectrum holdings it previously acquired. For several years now, AT&T has held 30MHz of WCS spectrum, but was unable to use it because of potential conflicts with adjacent spectrum owned by satellite radio provider Sirius XM. The plan — which was approved unanimously by the FCC — will allow AT&T to utilize 20MHz of the 30MHz it owns, leaving the last 10MHz as a buffer zone between its operation and Sirius XM's.
The end result of this plan being approved is that AT&T can move forward in applying this new 20MHz of spectrum to their expanding LTE network. AT&T has been buying additional WCS spectrum licenses as of late in preparation for the approval of this plan. Now that it has the legal ability to operate in that space, that will all pay off.
As Google TV expands outside of the States and confirms its intentions to take over the world, it’s only fitting that it begins to invade itself into the homes of prospective markets in booming countries. With that said, Google has achieved a major collaboration with LG UPlus to bring IPTV set-top boxes to Korean households with Google TV preloaded. What this means is that Korea becomes the tenth country in the world utilizing the service, so users of the service will be able to dabble in all of the traditional Google TV goodies including apps like Search, YouTube, Google Play and Chrome.
The exciting this is this is the first IPTV provider to offer a Google TV experience, so this should open the door for many more offerings in the near-future.
source: Google TV Blog
Expansys USA has the HTC One X+ up for pre-order, but if you are looking to reserve the updated version of the highly-regarded HTC flagship you’ll have to do so without knowledge of final pricing or release date. The One X+ features an upgraded processor and bigger battery for even better performance than the original, as well as all the enhancements of HTC Sense 4+.
Pre-ordering through Expansys guarantees you will be among the first to get your hands on the unlocked version of the phone, but it will come at a higher cost than picking the phone up via a mobile provider. That pricing, however, is TBA.
If you haven’t made the switch over to Google Music as your provider for music on your Android device, then today’s sale might make you take the leap. Google Music is having a sale to celebrate great Fall albums and there are some pretty big names on the sale list. Lil’ Wayne, Lady Gaga, Radiohead, [...]
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The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy for EE (Everything Everywhere) here in the UK. Formerly Orange and T-Mobile, the company first announced its new EE branding at the launch of its 4G LTE network, and just the other day we saw the the network provider name on some mobiles switch from Orange or T-Mobile over to EE.
This weekend I passed my local Everything Everywhere store and instantly noticed that the sign above the shop had been changed to a new EE one. As you can see above it looks kind of odd, and almost lost, but I suppose it will just take some getting used too. As smartphone geeks many of us Brits will know what to expect when we see the EE logo, but we suspect many members of the public probably won't have a clue.
We should have some more EE news for you later in the week, so keep watching. What do you think of the new logo? Share your thoughts in the comments down below.
Folks looking for a Samsung Galaxy S3 with a bit more regional flair can now pick up the flagship handset from C Spire. The provider of wireless access to a decent swatch of people residing in the southern United States has both the Marble White and Pebble Blue with 16GB of internal storage for $199.99 on contract. Just as Samsung has done with all previously released Galaxy S3 handsets, the phone remains virtually identical to those available from carriers such as AT&T and Verizon. Follow the links above for more details.
If contract-free is what you seek, Cricket has a new phone for you to consider. The Huawei Ascend Q is now available from the prepaid provider for the price of $119.99. As the pricing suggests, the phone ranks as an entry-level Android device laden with a 3.2-inch display, 800MHz processor, and 3.2MP camera. The Ascend Q does feature a QWERTY keyboard below its touchscreen panel, making it a great option for the messaging addicts out there. If that sounds like the sort of thing you could jive with, head over to Cricket’s site for more details.
If you were thinking “how wonderful, but…” when you learned that Boost was getting a new 4G handset, hold that thought. If reports from Technobuffalo are to be believed, both Boost and Virgin Mobile will be renewing their vows with host provider Sprint and getting access to its 4G spread. Surprisingly, this apparently only extends to the existing WiMAX, not LTE infrastructure. While WiMAX isn’t Sprint’s favorite 4G flavor, it has at least committed to keeping it going for a while yet, enough time for you to upgrade once more at least.
Virgin and Boost to go 4G, makes Sprint’s WiMAX feel wanted originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Sky’s published a new Android app today, designed to help its users keep track of and connect to any accessible wi-fi hotspots out there. Thanks to Sky teaming up with UK wi-fi provider The Cloud to grant access to those who get their internet through a Sky Broadband Unlimited package, there’s plenty of them, and the app can display your nearest Cloud hotspot on a map.
You’ll need to sign in with a Sky ID first, then you’ll get this:
The Sky Cloud WiFi app runs on anything with Android 2.1 of higher and is a modest 4MB download. It’s on the Play Store here.
Just a couple days after it was revealed that the HTC Sensation would receive Android 4.0 (albeit with Sense 3.6), the first reports of the update hitting handsets are coming in. German site HTCInside is reporting that the 283.27MB OS refresh hit their HTC Sensation XE earlier today. BestBoyz confirms that the update is reaching both the XE and original Sensation. The catch is that the update so far is only reaching carrier unlocked handsets. Devices tied to a network will likely be waiting for final approval from the service provider.
Asurion Open Enrollment for 2012 has Started, This is the Time to Add Phone Insurance if You Didn’t Initially
Each year, Asurion – the provider of phone insurance coverage through Verizon – runs an open enrollment period to give those that declined coverage of their phone at the point of sale, the opportunity to add it on. You qualify if you have coverage through Verizon and a working phone that has been activated within [...]
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If you thought Verizon Wireless was going to take it easy after blanketing the nation in super high-speed 4G LTE, you’d be wrong. According to inside sources, the #1 wireless provider in the US is currently getting ready to introduce Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) nationwide to customers early next year. Catharine Trebnick, VP at Northland Capital Markets, revealed “VZW has two cities now trialing [VoLTE] and plans for national rollout in early 2013."
This timeline is actually later than previously projected back during MWC of last year where Verizon said they’d hope to launch VoLTE services in 2012 — although it’s still possible the new service could trickle out to limited markets this year, with a broader nationwide rollout early next.
Consumer Cellular announced today that its My Consumer Cellular Android app is now available for download on its sole Android offering, the Motorola Bravo. Consumer Cellular is a no-contract provider that caters to an older audience (it's the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members) and with its new app, users can track usage, shop for plans, and view and pay bills. And if you're an AARP member, the app includes a scan-ready AARP card to replace your wallet's hard copy. Hit the break to grab the free app from the Android Market.
Source: Consumer Cellular
We have been wondering exactly what T-Mobile’s involvement in the Google Music announcements would be, and we now have the answer. Honoring the longstanding relationship between Android and the wireless provider, T-Mobile subscribers will have the ability to bill music purchases directly to their accounts. T-Mobile customers will also get extra incentives in the form of exclusive music and free tracks from the likes of Drake and Maroon 5. Details on when and how subscribers can begin adding music to their monthly bill were not revealed, but the option will be available shortly.
Well, this is definitely something new and something great. I am not sure about its realization but as soon as this becomes real – people will be enjoying one of the most awaited things. But this is my point of view. So, here is the thing: China’s third-largest wireless provider, China Telecom, has some serious plans to join the American market. In other words, they have plans to create American-Chinese carrier that will work for both countries with the same SIM and charges. This will be useful for businessmen and students who travel between countries and for tourists as well. China Telecom also says that if everything goes well, they will start expanding this idea further and the next in line is our Northern neighbor – Canada. It is too early to make any predictions but if everything goes as planned – I assure you that this will be a new start and lots of other countries in the world will join the party.
We still don’t know a whole lot about the little fella you see above. It’s being dubbed the T-Mobile Vivacity and is said to be headed to the European sect of Deutsche Telekom’s popular mobile provider brand.
It’s a Gingerbread device made by ZTE and looks to be headed straight for the low-mid range market. And the fact that it was spotted at the Bluetooth SIG means it’ll have Bluetooth, of course. It’ll likely have a lot of other common smartphone components (otherwise it wouldn’t be a phone) but there are no concrete specs to be had yet. [Unwired View]
SensorLogic, a provider of cloud-based platforms for machine-to-machine (M2M) application development, on Tuesday announced that they are teaming up with Sprint, to assist enterprise customers to help fast-track M2M initiatives.
The partnership of the two companies is expected to give enterprise customers better ways to produce and deploy M2M applications and managed services. The association allows the two companies to promote both of their offerings in hope of meeting the needs of the growing market for M2M services. Read More…
HTC has announced on its official Facebook page that thanks to its recent partnership with cloud storage provider Dropbox, the Dropbox app will come preinstalled on all HTC Android phones. HTC phone owners will also benefit from 5GB of free cloud storage, versus the standard 2GB normally given to free account holders.
Dropbox has previously partnered with Sony Ericsson to bring pre-loaded Dropbox apps to Xperia owners, however unlike the HTC deal, no additional storage is offered on SE devices.
So far it's unclear which HTC legacy devices, if any, will be able to take advantage of the 5GB storage deal. We've reached out to HTC for comment, and we'll update you when they get back to us.
Source: HTC on Facebook
Nuance has officially followed through with their acquisition of Swype, thereby bolstering its current ownership of the T9 keyboard system. Following the purchase, Nuance has situated itself in a position of power over a sea of phones as far as the eye can see. In other words, Nuance has long been the default provider for most basic phones and now we will likely see them as as the premier provider of Android default keyboards. The Swype Beta project has been great, but as such has been limited in reach. Nuance should be able to effectively bring Swype to the masses.
The FCC has given the once-over to the LG MS910, a handset called Bryce and headed for MetroPCS. We got our first look at the upcoming phone earlier this week when it was revealed that the device would be a rebranded LG Revolution headed for the regional service provider. It cuts back the internal storage to 4GB but otherwise keeps the specs the same. You will find a 4.3-inch display, 1GHz Snapdragon, and dual cameras. Rumors are suggesting we will see the phone sometime in October, when it will ship with Android 2.3.4 on board.
Although AT&T had a captive press audience last night in New York City where our very own Cameron Wright was in attendance, they waited until today to launch this little tidbit of news… AT&T has teamed up with Sony Electronics to be the exclusive US Mobile Broadband provider for the “Sony Tablet” S2. AT&T notes [...]
Earlier this year Verizon Wireless announced that it was dumping Flextronics as the provider of their inhouse device repair and troubleshooting division. If you weren’t aware, the folks that sit behind the “tech bench” at Verizon Wireless Corporate Stores were actually Flextronics employees. Verizon has been cutting Flextronics out of numerous stores in the past [...]
Streetline, Inc is a global provider of smart parking solutions. They provide many different types of parking places from cities, airports to universities and private parking garages. Today, Streetline announced at a press conference in Studio City, California the next generation in smart parking with their ParkerTM application along with enhancements to its iPhone application plus the availability of [...]
Well isn’t this surprising? (Hint: sarcasm.) NetQin – provider of mobile security services – are reporting some interesting numbers about malware and who was affected by it. Of all Androids affected by some form of malware, 64% of them were Chinese-owned and -bred devices. It’s unfortunate but not surprising considering that’s where most malware originate.
And those folks target less secure markets as well as Google’s official one. As for everyone else, the US came in second at 7.6%, Russia was next with 6.1%, Hong Kong had 2.7% and the UK made up for 2.1% of those attacks – the lowest of all regions counted. They mentioned that 57% of all attacks originated in the Android market. (Though we’re sure most of this has been cleaned up over the past couple of months.) [via DigiTimes]
A new study commissioned by British digital banking provider Intelligent Environments echoed the sentiments of US smartphone owners. The study found that 28% of smartphone users in the UK used an Android phone while 26% used an iPhone and 14% use a blackberry. For all the Apple fanboys that are just about to hit send [...]
Tuesday night was a big night for Samsung Mobile, the largest provider of Android Phones in the United States. Samsung Mobile picked up two Mobiletrax industry awards as part of the Wireless Innovators event at CTIA. Samsung Mobile picked up the award for best tablet for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and best Windows Phone 7 [...]
It seems we have news regarding another elusive, anticipated device supposedly on it’s way from HTC. However, all past references have just been speculations and rumors. This is not the case here, a screenshot has been taken of Telstra’s, an Australian carrier, inventory showing the Pyramid and another unknown device referred to as the HTC Prime.
While this doesn’t mean much to those in the US, it does mean the device apparently exists. Telstra is also a GSM provider meaning T-Mobile could still be getting it. Who knows at this point. All I know is I want this phone now!!
Source: Pocket Now