Monthly Archives: October 2017

Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—October 31, 2017

SoftBank Calling Off Talks To Merge Sprint, T-Mobile SoftBank Group plans to break off negotiations toward a merger between subsidiary Sprint and T-Mobile US amid a failure to come to terms on ownership of the combined entity, dashing the Japanese … Continue reading

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What Does Cell Phone Insurance Cover?

When you buy a cell phone from a major carrier, you usually have the option of adding insurance on the phone. Much like car insurance or homeowner’s insurance, this is a policy that pays for the cost of repair or … Continue reading

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AT&T and Google Deliver Cell Service to Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans have struggled to get cell phone service since Hurricane Maria knocked out power to the island on September 16. To restore service to Puerto Rico, Google’s parent company Alphabet has sent its “Project Loon” balloons to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—October 23, 2017

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting In more than half of 2015 fatal crashes, motorists were simply going straight down the road-no crossing traffic, rainstorms, or blowouts. Meanwhile, drivers involved in accidents increasingly mowed down things smaller than a … Continue reading

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5G Phones May Arrive By 2019

In a few years, your mobile device could be even faster. Qualcomm announced a successful 5G connection using a Snapdragon X50 modem and a test smartphone. At the 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm said they plan to release 5G-compatible … Continue reading

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Huawei’s Mate 10 Will Feature AI Chip

While consumers are already using AI personal assistants such as Siri and Cortana, China’s Huawei is taking artificial intelligence on mobile devices to the next level. Unlike cloud-based AI assistants, Huawei’s Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will feature a … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—October 16, 2017

SoftBank Close To Announcing Merger Deal For Sprint, T-Mobile SoftBank Group has reached a broad agreement to merge its Sprint unit with T-Mobile US, a long-sought-after move for the Japanese group that would create a rival to America’s top two … Continue reading

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Samsung Image Sensors Could Create Slimmer Smartphones

Samsung announced its upcoming phones will feature ISOCELL image sensors, which will do away with the smartphone camera “bump” without losing picture quality. The company has unveiled two ISOCELL sensors, and each have different perks. The first is the 1.28-micrometer ISOCELL Fast … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Offers $325 Instant Rebate for Google Pixel 2 Buyers

T-Mobile is offering a new incentive for Google Pixel users. Activate a phone line using a Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, and T-Mobile will give up to $325 instant cash back. Verizon is the exclusive carrier for Google … Continue reading

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Blackberry Returns But Without the Keyboard

Blackberry, which stopped producing mobile devices in 2016, is back in the hardware business after partnering with Chinese company TCL. The BlackBerry Motion, which operates on Android, has dropped the keyboard and offers a 5.5″ 1080p display. Other features of … Continue reading

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