2019 promises to be an exciting year for the smartphone industry. For starters, there are promises of a foldable device from Samsung expected to release in the coming months. But what people are really looking forward to is the launch of 5G service around the world and the devices that smartphone manufacturers have in store for its customers.
Recent reports show that the first 5G device and service to rollout in 2019 could come from Samsung and Verizon. Sometime ago, Samsung and Verizon have already confirmed that they will be working together to produce “one of the first commercial 5G smartphones”.
Earlier this week, a new Palm phone was unveiled as a “companion device” to your regular Android smartphone. You can leave your larger smartphone at home and continue to stay in touch and connected when you’re on the go. As a “companion device”, you can use the tiny Palm to focus on the more important things in life instead of being on your phone the whole day.
Although many would argue that a connected smartwatch is more easier to use, the Palm phone has some added functionality to it. For one, the Palm phone lets you use a couple of cameras so you can still capture some photos. Since it’s an Android device, the Palm phone also gives access to some apps.
Starting Wednesday September 10, the HTC One (M8) smartphone will be getting an update on its Android operating system. It is not quite Android 4.4.4 yet, but owners of the device should still have plenty of reason to enjoy the updated.
AT&T recently announced that their LTE network is now covering more than 300 million people in the United States. That figure is about 95% of the whole population of the country.
AT&T did not state for certain whether they are stopping their 4G rollout. But by hitting 300 million, the carrier has no doubt accomplished something significant -- AT&T has covered more people than Verizon did when it initiated its LTE rollout. Back in June of 2013, it was reported that Verizon had reached 298 million people when it completed its 4G network rollout.
More than a year ago, Samsung introduced a prototype of a smartphone that featured a curved screen which wraps around the right-handed area. Called Youm, that prototype eventually would give way to another curved-screen Samsung handset -- the Galaxy Note Edge, which is expected to be released this fall.
As reported by The Information earlier, Verizon was purportedly planning to create a new coalition of wireless service carriers and phone manufacturers in order to launch an app store that would challenge Google's Play Store, according to to unnamed sources. But just recently, Debi Lewis, a spokesperson for the carrier, made it clear that Verizon has no plans to do just that.
Even on the eve of HTC's scheduled event in New York City, the leaks continue to pour in, especially with regards to the HTC One M8 for Windows smartphone.
The Taiwan-based company was supposed to debut the One M8 for Windows phone during their upcoming event in the Big Apple on August 19, but it appears that HTC enthusiasts may be getting an advance notice as to when and where they'll be able to get their hands on the device.
Verizon recently introduced a new Single Line plan that allows its subscribers to enjoy unlimited voice calls and unlimited texting for a monthly fee of $60.00. Under this new plan, customers also get to make use of up to 2 gigabytes of free data.
In a statement released through its official website, Verizon stated that this Single Line plan is specifically targeted to smartphone users who are using only one line. The carrier was quick to add though that single line subscribers who want to share voice and data between more than two lines may still avail of MORE Everything plans.
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