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[Update: Now available] HMD announces its first post-paid device on Verizon, the $168 Nokia 3 V

A decade ago, when Nokia still made its own devices and dominated the smartphone market, one of the company's biggest weaknesses was its US presence. It struggled to enter the USA in any significant manner and that eventually helped in its downfall after Android and iOS took over the world by storm. Today, with ex-Nokians at the helm, HMD seems to have learned from that mistake and is trying hard not to repeat it. The Nokia licensee has inked deals with Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers, already launched the Nokia 2 V on Verizon, and is now following up with the Nokia 3 V.

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Samsung Galaxy Note10 arrives, officially available at most carriers and retailers

Today is the Galaxy Note 10's official release date, with "pre-order" flipping over to "buy" at most websites. With the formal release, many of the early promotional offers are gone, though you can still snag up to $600 off with a recent trade-in via Samsung, and some carriers are still running their own discounts and trade-in programs. While in-store retailer and carrier availability may vary, the Note10 is now available and listed as "in stock" in most places.

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AT&T, Comcast, and 10 other networks pledge to make call blocking free

Congress has told voice service providers to shut down robocallers and instate call blocking by default. The FCC has mandated just the same. Now, 12 voice service providers have agreed to a series of principles drawn by attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia that include offering that call blocking to consumers for free, implementing STIR/SHAKEN across their networks, and cooperating in investigations.

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Verizon 5G spanks Sprint's in new Speedtest.net performance report

We're in the early days of 5G in the US with carriers like Verizon scrambling to deploy millimeter wave and Sprint focusing on mid-band networks. Carriers are talking up the blazing speed of 5G, but how fast are we talking here? Speedtest has measured 5G performance in Verizon and Sprint markets to get a better idea, and unsurprisingly, Verizon's 5G is much, much faster.

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Every 5G city and region for every major carrier in the US (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint)

Smartphone networks are constantly evolving: adding more capacity, expanding to new areas, and generally trying to get a leg up on the competition. But while improvements are always being made, every few years we see a massive shift as the industry transitions to the latest technology. It's been about eight years now since we saw 3G start giving way to 4G, and right now we're witnessing the early days of the move from 4G to 5G.

Of course, to take advantage of 5G you're going to need more than just a 5G smartphone — you'll have to be connecting to a 5G network.

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[Update: A10e Verizon sales] Samsung is finally bringing one of its good mid-range smartphones to the US

A cheap triple-camera phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack? The Galaxy A50 is just exactly that. It's been doing the rounds in Eurasia for three months at this point and is due to hit one carrier starting this Thursday, June 13, for a pretty darn decent price. And if that weren't enough, the United States is also bound to take on the Galaxy A20 and A10e as well in later weeks.

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Verizon makes its most expensive unlimited plan cheaper, makes the rest way more confusing

I don't live in the US, but even I know not to take the word "unlimited" in carriers' mobile plans literally. Verizon, specifically, has been one of the biggest aggressors to the word's definition, stretching its meaning over the years. Now, it's supposedly introducing four new unlimited plans, though nothing substantial is changing compared to the current ones and you're still going to be very limited to 720p streaming, even if you have the biggest plan with 75GB of 4G LTE data.

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Galaxy Tab S5e now available from Verizon

Samsung released the Galaxy Tab S5e earlier this year, as a slightly-cheaper alternative to the flagship Tab S lineup. It still has a 2560x1600 AMOLED screen and a thin lightweight design, but with a mid-range Snapdragon 670 processor instead of an 800-series chip. If you're interested in getting one, it's now available from one more place: Verizon.

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[Update: It's 5G time] Moto Z2 Force gets Android 9 Pie on Verizon

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Moto E6 launches in the US and Canada, but struggles to justify the $50 price hike

Motorola has traditionally served the low-end smartphone market well, but its value proposition isn't what it used to be. To make matters worse, the latest in the Moto E series comes with an unusually high price tag. The company launched the Moto E6 for $150 today, although it's hardly much of an upgrade over the Moto E5.

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