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NewsPoster Jul 8, 2013 11:49 AM
Briefly: Nokia adds Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Galaxy S4 reaches MetroPCS
Nokia has revealed it will be bringing Bluetooth 4.0 with Low Energy support to a number of Lumia smartphones. <em>BlogJack</em> <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289262==http://blogjackphone.com/nokia/lumia-amber-update-review-the-must-have-update-for-your-lumia-windows-phone-8-devices/" rel='nofollow'>reports</a> that the addition will be brought to the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289263==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/26/lumia.range.additions.phones.for.developing.market s/" rel='nofollow'>Lumia 520</a>, <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289264==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/12/05/budget.handset.keeps.nfc.adds.dual.shot.back.cover s/" rel='nofollow'>Lumia 620</a>, and Lumia 720, which will make the phones use a new standard for communicating with fitness monitors and other similar devices. The timing of the release, as well as if it will be added to the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289265==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/10/04/nokia.flagship.wrapped.in.mystery.even.as.release. nears/" rel='nofollow'>Lumia 900-series</a>, remains unknown, but more could be revealed during a media event on Thursday. <br />
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<strong>MetroPCS puts Samsung Galaxy S4 on sale for $549 in select markets</strong><br />
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MetroPCS is launching the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289260==http://www.macnn.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s-4.html" rel='nofollow'>Samsung Galaxy S4</a> on its network, as previously <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289261==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/07/05/metropcs.uses.vine.to.tease.samsung.galaxy.s4.laun ch.next.week/" rel='nofollow'>teased</a>, and will work on the carrier's 4G LTE network. The flagship Samsung smartphone will be going on sale in select markets for $549 without a contract, as MetroPCS does not currently offer such commitments. Other markets to receive the device on the network, along with online availability, will be announced in the future.
 
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