Today Motorola has made clear that the Verizon version of the Moto X smartphone will be first to work with Android 4.4 KitKat. This update to the newest version of the Android mobile operating system will likely spread to the rest of the Moto X iterations in the very near future, but rests here with the big red carrier in the USA first.
The very first modern Nokia tablet will be arriving in the form of the Nokia Lumia 2520, and it'll be hitting both the likes of AT&T and Verizon here in the United States. With Verizon, the tablet has been announced today as coming on the 21st of November and offered in both on- and off-contract iterations. While this is not a first for tablets going off-contract with the carrier, it's unique in that the idea is being presented so up-front.
This November those wishing to roll forward with the BlackBerry 10 universe will be able to see it happen on the biggest and most powerful handset ever to run the operating system. This device works with a 5-inch display with 720p resolution and a 1.7GHz processor under the hood. It'll be available from Verizon exclusively, too, so you know you're amongst a somewhat elite club of owners - so to speak.
Wearable technology is mostly limited to smartwatches and smart glasses, though other types have been -- and actively are -- being developed. A particularly unique type is clothing, of which we've seen samples in the past. The latest to surface is the "M" from Motiif, a so-called smart trench coat that features an integrated 4G LTE connection and a smartphone charger.
C Spire announced in late October that it would be getting the iPad Air on its 4G network. When the regional wireless carrier announced that it would be getting the iPad Air, it offered no details on exactly when Apple's latest tablet would land for its customers. C Spire has now announced that the Apple iPad Air is available to purchase on its 4G LTE network.
This afternoon the folks at T-Mobile have made clear their intent to push forth their own unique - however that may be - Nexus 5 to the public. This version of the device should by all means be essentially identical to the version users will be able to purchase from Google Play online, but here T-Mobile USA aims to bring it with their own unique pricing plan. This device will appear in T-Mobile retail stores on the 20th of November.
AT&T has been working to expand its coverage map, something that will grow over the course of 2014 due to a finalized acquisition of Alltel's assets. Following this, the carrier has announced an expansion to its 4G LTE network in particular into fourteen new regions, some of which are fairly small mid-western locations.
Today Verizon has made their Ellipsis brand official, starting with a compact tablet by the name of Ellipsis 7. This device works with a 7-inch display and Android inside, working with 4G LTE data and a front-facing camera for video chat. This is Verizon's first push into the tablet universe with their very own branded machine - every tablet carried by Verizon before now has been made by Apple, Samsung, LG, and the like.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is arriving on the 8th of November at AT&T, joining the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Camera from 2012 with 4G LTE. This device takes many of the newest Samsung Galaxy S 4 features and shrinks them down to a handheld size with a massive camera at its back, ready to take on the Samsung Galaxy Camera in a shoot-out for your pocket. Each has its own positive qualities - and they're definitely not completely evenly matched.
This morning a note has been passed from the inner Verizon meetings sanctum which suggests that the Ellipsis 7 will be the first device in a range of products from the carrier. This device - titled Verizon Ellipsis 7 in full - will be the first in a line of Ellipsis products, Verizon describing this as "a value category" unique to the carrier. This device will work with a 7-inch display and a quad-core processor (likely MediaTek) alongside some version of Android - all the basics.
There's a device in development here at the tail end of 2013 by the name of Ellipsis, and its early appearance in patent applications suggest that it'll aim to change the way users work with data. With the description as a "wireless telecommunications device featuring transmission of voice, data, image and video", Verizon's Ellipsis device will likely take a form not unlike that of a mobile data hotspot. This device, though, may be the physical embodiment of a shared data, voice, and text plan.