The combat of mobile platform is very high and now the young app store of the Verizon Wireless, a mobile phone carrier in U.S., will shut down due to some critical issues. First this app store is called Vcast Apps which has varieties of Android and BlackBerry apps. The subscribers of Verizon network can access to these apps in addition to what it has on its OS store. This Vcast Apps will by totally shut down on March 27 of 2013.
One of the main reasons is that Apple has bought Chomp which is the main partner of Verizon to build this store and of course the fast growing Google Play won’t allow Verizon to survive easily.
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The wave of Windows Phone 8 is flashing quite strong now. With good sign, FCC might approve the Verizon Windows Phone 8X sooner or later. This is a good hope for both the manufacture HTC and Verizon. We will be able to see another Windows Phone 8 in shelve in the near future. It is a good turn for Windows Phone to compete with iOS and Android.
The HTC Windows Phone 8X will come with GSM frequencies of 850 and 1900 making it go global easier.
[FCC | Engadget]
Back to the previous story when iPhone 5 went on pre-order page at 12:01AM PST on Friday, I am pretty sure that you might already made your pre-order if you want this device since no one want to sit on the long row queuing for your turn. But now Verizon has confirmed that iPhone 5 can use data to browse internet while taking and Sprint has so has this problem since Apple offers Verizon and Sprint with the same iPhone model. Note that it only happens with LTE network.
But it turns the question to what AT&T has done with their iPhone that allows user to use data while talking. In fact, AT&T uses GSM instead of CDMA.
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It is just a matter of time for Samsung to push the Galaxy Note 2 to U.S. market but now seem like it is almost the right time. According the screenshots, this large display smartphone is already in testing stage of AT&T. We should be able to see this handset on Verizon as well. The variant is powered by the quad-core Exynos processor just as expected. There is not specific release date but it is in Coming Soon label.
[briefmobile | Android Police]
Soon to be available on the Verizon network, we have some vibrant on the coming soon list. Right here we have the LG Intuition 4G LTE will be will available on Verizon network on September 6th. The smartphone is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8660 processor with 1GB of RAM. Other features include a 5-inch Gorilla Glass display with resolution of 1024 x 768 pixel, an 8 megapixel camera, a 1.3 megapixel camera, but no microSD card slot.
You will find out more information once the device is available in the market physically.
It is touch time for mobile phone market again to compete with each other when LG has managed to bring their Optimus Vu to the U.S. shore with Verizon carrier. It will be available in Verizon’s 4G network for two-year contract for $199.99. LG has unveiled Optimus Vu since early this year at Mobile World Congress with a 5-inch display and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
It is one step ahead of other manufactures to introduce their main smartphone including Apple iPhone and HTC 5-inch display.
Samsung has made their statement about the availability of their Galaxy SIII on U.S. shore on AT&T and Verizon. Reacting to this claim, the two carriers have released pages dedicated to Galaxy S III with few detail and pictures of the phone.
If you want to purchase the device from any of the two, you can enter your email address to be notified in the future once the phone is available.
[AT&T | Verizon]
Leaving the good news for Verizon Galaxy Nexus user, the new update to Android 4.0.4 is about to be available. Currently not all Galaxy Nexus users in U.S. but many user received the update already leaving those who didn’t receive the update so jealousy.
The update weight 39.8MB with build number of IMM76K
hoping to solve connectivity issue (HSPA+). More precise information will be posted one the update available for all user in U.S.
Seem like the wave of LTE service jumping over the land to 800MHz spectrum since Sprint has its word that LTE service will be available for 800MHz too by 2014. However this is not the fix date since
the company is trying to bring the date closer by pushing iDen users to perform better.
This is another good strategy by the company to race against Verizon and viagra no prescription AT&T. Let’s see how fast can Sprint bright 800MHz LTE service to the market.
It has been quite long for Droid R2D2 to see software update for their devices. It has been since last September that we have Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. For good will, now we have another update to version 4.5.622 but unluckily, it is not Android 4.o ICS.
This update has improved several important performance of the device including security, web browser, navigator, and more.