Here’s the Galaxy Watch Active 2, Thanks to the FCC

Here’s the Galaxy Watch Active 2, Thanks to the FCC


The not-yet-announced Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 just stopped by the FCC and someone forgot to not reveal the device in full just yet. One particular label and location page shows the front of the device, some UI elements, and the back with additional specs.

You can see the device both above and below. The page that revealed the new Samsung watch is trying to show you how to get to the FCC certification page, which is buried with software.

Galaxy Watch Active 2

The watch is round, as expected, with Samsung’s One UI on top of its wearable Tizen OS. That minimal bezel on the outside of the watch’s face is rumored to be a touch bezel, which is cool since the previous Galaxy Watch Active ditched Samsung’s rotating bezel from other watches.

On the back of the new Galaxy Watch Active 2, which will carry model number SM-R830, we can see that … Read the rest

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Dish Says It’ll be the New 4th US Wireless Carrier

Dish Says It’ll be the New 4th US Wireless Carrier


Now that T-Mobile and Sprint have been given approval from the Department of Justice to merge as New T-Mobile, all of the details surrounding that approval are out. The big takeaway you should know is that the DoJ believes that this merger is fine because Dish says it will step up and become the new 4th major carrier. Without Dish buying up pieces of Sprint and agreeing to a number of items with T-Mobile, this all would have likely fallen apart.

Dish put out a press release just as T-Mobile and Sprint did to announce that they will become a “national facilities-based wireless carrier.” They’ve committed to building out a 5G network that will serve 70% of the US population by 2023.

They’ll do that in part by acquiring all of Sprint’s prepaid businesses, which include Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and other Sprint-branded prepaid services. Those combined amount to around … Read the rest

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Podcast: Cancel the Fold

Podcast: Welcome to Wireless Canada


On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we’ve got big wireless news to cover – T-Mobile and Sprint have been given approval to merge by the Department of Justice. While mergers may not be our expertise, we’ll do our best to catch you up on what that means.

In addition to hot merger talk, we’ll dive into the latest Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL renders, Note 10 reservations and specs, the return of the Galaxy Fold, and a new NVIDIA SHIELD TV. We will probably laugh a good amount at the RED Hydrogen and shake our heads at Razer and their poor phone support too. A packed show awaits!

Trivia is back again too!

We’ll be live at 12:00PM Pacific (3PM Eastern).

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FCC Chairman is Cool With T-Mobile-Sprint Merger (Updated)

T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Approved by Department of Justice


The merging of T-Mobile and Sprint to create New T-Mobile has been approved by the US Dept. of Justice.

The $26 billion deal will go on as planned, so long as T-Mobile sells its current prepaid assets, which includes Boost Mobile, to Dish Network and grants the company seven years of “robust access” to its network.

Justice Department’s antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim says, “With this merger and accompanying divestiture, we are expanding output significantly by ensuring large amounts of currently unused or underused spectrum are made available to American consumers in the form of high quality 5G networks.”

Once combined, T-Mobile will have roughly 80 million customers, moving very close to Verizon and AT&T in terms of customers, who both have around 100 million each.

We’ll have more on this, and how customers will be affected by the merger, as it develops.

// Wall Street Journal

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DEAL: All Unlocked Galaxy S10 Phones are $400-$500 Off at Best Buy Today

DEAL: All Unlocked Galaxy S10 Phones are $400-$500 Off at Best Buy Today


It’s Black Friday in July over at Best Buy, so the deals are flowing. One of the best we’ve seen so far is a $400-$500 off offer on the entire US unlocked Galaxy S10 line, which includes the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e.

At $400 off, you can get into a Galaxy S10 (128GB) for $499, Galaxy S10+ (128GB) for $599, or Galaxy S10e (128GB) for $349. If you need more storage than 128GB, the $500 off savings comes when you aim for a higher tier model. So the Galaxy S10 (512GB) drops to $649.99 and the Galaxy S10+ (512GB) to $749.99.

No trade-ins are required for this offer, but you do need to activate through Best Buy with a carrier. That means to get the full $400 or $500 off deal, you need to activate with Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T. Best Buy doesn’t sell T-Mobile service.

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Bethesda Releases DOOM and DOOM II for Android to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Bethesda Releases DOOM and DOOM II for Android to Celebrate 25th Anniversary


DOOM is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and to commemorate the milestone, Bethesda has published both DOOM and DOOM II to Google Play for Android devices. It’s a beautiful day in Hell, folks!

Both titles are priced at $4.99, though, you’ll notice the DOOM II release features 20 additional levels made by the ever-loving DOOM community. It also offers local multiplayer and local co-op play.

Of course, if you didn’t already know, those who own a SHIELD TV can play DOOM 3: BFG Edition, which includes DOOM 3, plus the first two DOOM titles. It runs great, too.

Stop reading and go kill demons.

Google Play Links: DOOM | DOOM II

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Galaxy Note 10 Launch Day is August 23: Reservations Now Open With $600 Off for Trade-Ins

Galaxy Note 10 Launch Day is August 23: Reservations Now Open With $600 Off for Trade-Ins


Samsung hasn’t announced the Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy Note 10+ yet, but they just opened up reservations for the device. Should you reserve one, they’ll give you up to $600 off if you have something good to trade-in, plus they’ll give you $50 to spend on other goods (accessories or wearables).

We saw a similar deal prior to the Galaxy S10’s unveiling, where Samsung let you reserve a spot in line for the S10 before announcing it. That deal gave up to $550 off with trade, though, so we’re already topping that deal.

As many of you know, Samsung’s trade-in deals are no joke. When they say you’ll get up to $600 off for trade-ins, that means they’ll give you $600 off the day you pre-order/buy a Galaxy Note 10 and then ask that you send in your trade later. While we don’t yet know pricing for the Note … Read the rest

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