Nokia Lumia 2520: A Solid Windows Tablet in Need of Apps

Nokia’s first tablet is smooth in looks and performance, but it’s held back by a dearth of apps.
P1040642

Nokia Lumia 1520 Marks Giant Leap (In Screen Size) for Windows Phone

The Nokia Lumia 1520’s giant size will turn off a lot of people, but if you’ve been craving Windows Phone on the big screen, it’s a solid (and your only) choice.
P1040626

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom: Nice Camera, Clunky Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom can take some good photos with its optical zoom, but it comes at the expense of a bulky smartphone design.
P1040595

News Byte

Nokia Lumia 2520 Coming to AT&T November 22

Nokia announced today that its first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, will be available from AT&T starting Nov. 22. The 10-inch Windows RT 8.1 tablet will cost $400 with a two-year contract, or $200 if purchased with the Lumia 925, Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520 smartphone. Introduced last month, the Lumia 2520 features Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity, a full-HD display that promises better outdoor readability and 32 gigabytes of internal memory, plus a microSD expansion slot. The tablet is also expected to be available from Verizon, but no word on pricing or release date yet.

News Byte

BlackBerry Q10 Finally Comes to Sprint August 30

Sprint customers who have been patiently waiting all summer for the BlackBerry Q10 will finally be able to get their hands on the physical-keyboard-equipped smartphone on Aug. 30. The cost is $200 with a two-year contract. The Q10 also offers a 3.1-inch touchscreen, international roaming and 4G LTE support. And while the Q10 has been available from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile since June, Sprint is touting its unlimited smartphones plans as an advantage (natch). You can read more about the Q10 in Katie Boehret’s review here.

News Byte

AT&T Invites Us to See “What’s Next” on July 16

This summer is turning out to be a hot one … for wireless news. AT&T just sent out a teaser email inviting us to “Get ready for what’s next in wireless” on July 16, and included a list of accolades for its 4G LTE network. While this won’t be an actual event, I expect the carrier will talk about its upcoming LTE-Advanced network. LTE-Advanced promises significantly faster data speeds (theoretical download speeds of three gigabits per second and 1.5Gbps up); AT&T is expected to roll out its service during the second half of 2013.

AT&T Brings 4G LTE, New Plans to GoPhone Prepaid Service

Coming June 21, fresh plans, a new phone and faster data speeds.
gophone380

LG Optimus G Pro Coming Exclusively to AT&T

Guess we know what LG is going to announce at tonight’s event.
P1030789

AT&T Trade-In Promo Knocks $100 Off Latest Smartphones

A new AT&T promotion could get you the new Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or BlackBerry Z10 at half price.
htcone

HTC One Headed to AT&T, Sprint on April 19

AT&T Prices Lumia 920 to Sell — At $100

Making Sense of Smartphone Plans

Sprint Reveals New No-Contract Data Plans for 4G Tablets

HTC One X+, One VX Coming to America Via AT&T

AT&T, James Bond to Carry Sony Xperia TL Smartphone

AT&T Rolling Out Three LTE Samsung Devices in Coming Months

Sony Brings Unlocked Xperia Tipo, Tipo Dual Smartphones to U.S., for Cheap

AT&T Launches Voice-Controlled Remote App for U-verse TV

AT&T to Allow Free FaceTime Calls Over Cellular With Mobile Share Plan