Verizon added 274,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers in Q3, up 13% over last year's figure

The third quarter earnings season is now here, and first out of the gate is Verizon. For the period covering July through the end of September, Big Red added 274,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers. That is a 13.2% gain over the 242,000 added during the third quarter of 2016. Overall, Verizon added 603,000 net new subscribers including 91,000 net new tablet users and 238,000 using other connected devices including wearables. At the end of the third quarter, Verizon counted 109.7 million retail postpaid and 5.6 million retail prepaid connections.

With a retail postpaid churn rate of .75%, …


See how the Huawei Mate 10 Pro compares to last year's Mate 9

We are less than two weeks away from the announcement of the Huawei’s new Mate 10 series, which kind of explains the deluge of leaked information, pictures, and teasers that have been unleashed in recent times. 
We already know that the Mate 10 lineup will consist of four devices – a regular Mate 10, a Mate 10 Pro, a Mate 10 Lite, and even a fancy Mate 10 Porsche Design.
A few days ago, reliable tipster Evan Blass uploaded what appears to be an official render of the Mate 10 Pro. That image (see above) gave us …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro to be more expensive than last year's Gear Fit

Over one year after introducing the Gear Fit 2, Samsung is now getting ready to release a new Tizen-based smart band. Apparently called Gear Fit 2 Pro, the new wearable device might be announced on August 23, at the same time with the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.

Earlier this month, we saw several renders showing the Gear Fit 2 Pro, while learning quite a few things about its features. Now, we also have details about its price. According to a leaked screenshot – seen below – the Gear Fit 2 Pro will cost $199.99 at a major US retailer. That’s $20 over the launch price of the Gear Fit 2 from …

This month's Alcatel Idol 5S leak shows the handset compared with last year's Idol 4

It seems that once each month the unannounced Alcatel Idol 5S appears in a story of some sort. Back in February, the sequel to the Alcatel Idol 4 was discovered on the Geekbench site with the Helio P20 chipset from MediaTek under the hood. The MT6757CH carries an octa-core CPU, and the Mali-T880 GPU; the phone went through the test with 3GB of RAM inside and Android 7.0 pre-installed. In March, the Alcatel Idol 5S was spotted on the GFXBench site, this time with a broader list of specs.

Some of the new information we learned from GFXBench last month included the 5.2-inch size of the display, …

Oxenfree, one of last year's best indie games, is now available on iOS

One of last year’s indie darlings, Oxenfree, which itself as a “supernatural teen thriller”, has just been released on the iOS App Store. The title is developed by Night School, the studio also responsible for the Mr Robot mobile game previously released on both iOS and Android.

After its release for PCs and Xbox One, the game was lauded for its natural, conversational dialogue which seamlessly integrated with the gameplay. Consequently, it appeared on a number of Game of the Year lists, and for good reason – the title also features an engrossing story …