Samsung intros Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8 Enterprise Edition models

Samsung launched Enterprise Edition versions of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 back in October, but they were initially released in Europe. The former went on sale in the United States one month later for the same price as the regular model.

Today, the South Korean handset maker unveiled two new Enterprise Edition models, which will be first available for purchase in Germany: Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8. According to Samsung, they will sell for €849 and €499, respectively.

Hardware-wise, there aren’t too many differences between the Enterprise Edition and regular Galaxy S9 and …


Facebook Messenger major release intros new customer service tools

Facebook has just released a new version of Messenger that’s supposed to make customer interactions easier and smoother. Messenger v2.3 comes with several new tools aimed at businesses such as enhanced Quick replies, customer chat plugin customization, new metrics, and new message tags.

Quick replies, a feature that’s been added to Messenger since 2016, has been improved to offer a more guided experience for users as they interact with businesses bots. For example, whenever a business asks your info, you can now send a quick reply button that will automatically fill in your email or phone …

Motorola intros two new Moto Mods, including a QWERTY keyboard

Motorola is expanding its Moto Mods portfolio with two new accessories meant to be used alongside Moto smartphones: Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod.

Both will be up for grabs through the Moto Z Market app in the Google Play Store, but only in those countries where the Moto Z is available for purchase. Motorola confirmed the Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod will go on sale later this winter for $99, while the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod should hit the shelves in April for $395.

The most expensive of the two, the Lenovo Vital Moto …

Sprint intros the cheap LG Tribute Dynasty, already available on Boost Mobile for $59

Sprint today announced a brand new smartphone made by LG –
the LG Tribute Dynasty. As expected, the LG Tribute Dynasty is – just like its
predecessor – a low-end device that’s made for users who don’t want to spend more
than $100 on a new phone.

 

Sporting a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, the LG
Tribute Dynasty is powered by an octa-core MediaTek processor, coming with 2 GB
of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage space. The handset further features 4G
LTE connectivity, a 5MP front-facing camera, an 8 MP rear camera, and a 2,500 mAh
removable battery. Unfortunately, the Tribute Dynasty …

T-Mobile intros the LG V30+, 128 GB of storage space and premium headsets included


Previously sold only by Sprint and US Cellular, the LG V30+
(or V30 Plus) is now ready to be released on T-Mobile – which, of course, is
already offering the regular LG V30.

 

T-Mobile will officially launch the LG V30+ on November 17
– that’s also the day when the carrier starts selling the rugged Samsung Galaxy
S8 Active. According to T-Mobile, the V30+ will be available in limited
quantities, costing $850 outright, or $130 down and $30 per month over 24
months. This makes the new handset $50 more expensive than the regular V30.

 

There are only two differences between the LG …

Google intros Files Go, a free file manager for Android


Google recently introduced Files Go, a free Android app that’s
designed to help you “manage storage smartly and keep your phone clean and
organized.” The app isn’t officially released, but it’s already listed on
Google Play, being compatible with all devices running Android 5.0 or later.
Unfortunately, at this time, Google Files Go is available only as part of an
early access program, which is “currently full.”

 

Files Go is Google’s very first file manager that has a
dedicated app in Play Store. Some of its features include the ability to
seamlessly share files with friends while offline, …

Archos intros two new ruggedized Android Nougat smartphones and a tablet


French company Archos showcased three new mobile devices at IFA 2017 early this month. Two Android smartphones and a tablet will be launched on the market this fall, all three within the €280 price mark.

Besides the fact that they’re shipped with Android Nougat on board, all three devices are aimed at outdoor use, thus they have various certifications for water and dust proof.

Archos Sense 47X is the cheapest of the three and will be available for purchase for €199. As the name suggests, the phone has a 4.7-inch display with HD (720p) resolution. The phone packs a 1.3GHz quad-core …

WhatsApp intros colorful text-based status features for Android and iOS users

The team behind WhatsApp has just announced its Android and iOS apps have been updated with a brand new feature that will allow them to share creative text-based status updates much easier.

The new text-based feature enables WhatsApp users to let their friends know about the location of an event or give them vacation recommendations. It’s a fun and personal way to inform your WhatsApp contacts about anything important happening in your life.

The status text that you can use now can be customized with specific fonts and background colors. Moreover, the new …

ZTE intros the Blade Z Max: an affordable 6-incher with dual cameras and impressive battery

ZTE has recently gained a lot of popularity for offering some of the best budget handsets on the market right now. And while last year’ Axon 7 flagship did a lot to strengthen that image, ZTE has been consistently putting out a lot of other, lower-profile devices. And this is exactly what we’re witnessing today: the launch of the company’s latest ultra cheap device, known as the ZTE Blade Z Max.

Just like its predecessor, last year’s ZTE Zmax Pro, the Blade Z Max will be offered as a timed exclusive to MetroPCS, and will come at a pretty competitive price …

Verizon intros "Up" reward program, teams up with Lady Gaga to offer special concert tickets

Verizon is listening to customers, the major US carrier announced recently. The Big Red is launching a loyalty program that will provide consumers with various rewards.

The new Verizon Up program is meant to offer real rewards of real value to customers. It’s only available digitally, and, according to the carrier, straightforward to use and connect with.

So, for every $300 spent on a Verizon Wireless bill, you will earn one credit that can be redeemed for rewards and experiences. You can’t earn credits in another way, just by paying your bill.

There …