T-Mobile might throw its weight around these days, bragging about a big spectrum grab and its rush to cover more ground with it this year. But the consumer-side hardware has to be there — and the Un-carrier said it would be there. Sadly, it won’t be there if we’re talking about the phone we’ve talked about all day long: the Galaxy Note8.
A company spokesperson told BGR that the Note8 won’t support LTE Band 71, the new classification for 600MHz spectrum in conversion from television signals right now. It’s a disappointing move, considering that [...]
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In any year, you’ll get to see some major projects or startups put to bed. You’ll get products that come out of the factories just fine (at least with the quality assurance staff) and then up conking out in your face seconds after you open the box. And there’s always the unforced error. You know, the consumer flop that an R&D team somewhere thought would be a big hit.
We don’t take pleasure in exploiting hapless manufacturers through news and opinion pieces. But it wouldn’t be fair of [...]
Microsoft has been good at chasing business with its Surface line of tablets. Airlines, police departments and other businesses have been well-equipped with the convertibles. The NFL struck a $400 million to replace all 32 of its teams’ paper playbooks with Surface Pro 3 devices and they initially didn’t go to good use, being placed under the clipboards and the old sheets of paper those tablets were supposed to replace. They also got called iPads.
Nowadays, the Surface Pro 3s get some proper use when they’re properly functioning. They were not properly [...]
Rumors are surfacing about Amazon playing with the idea of finally bringing a smartphone to market. Why wouldn’t they? They’ve already got some basic eBook readers, and some devices that should rightly be called “tablets”. They don’t have a phone, not yet anyway. So what’s this we’re hearing about an Amazon 3D phone?
According to sources that don’t want to be named, not only is Amazon working on a phone, but it might include a 3D user interface as well. I know what you’re saying: we already had 3D phones, and they flopped [...]