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AT&T, together with HTC and Samsung, announced the first LTE smartphones that will be available for the wireless carrier. Starting next week, you'll have the option of picking up the HTC Vivid or the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and surfing the web from AT&T's 4G LTE network (where coverage is available, of course). The official release date for both phones is November 6. In addition to the launch of these phones, AT&T is planning to launch LTE service in Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, Ga. on November 6. The HTC Vivid will feature a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and a 4.5-inch qHD display. Other key features include 16 GB of on-board memory, an 8-megapixel camera... Read more...
Earlier this week, we told you about possible release dates for the Galaxy Nexus, Droid RAZR, and HTC Rezound. It appears that our source was correct with regards to the Droid RAZR pre-order date: Starting today, you can pre-order a Droid RAZR. According to Verizon Wireless, pre-orders will ship no later than November 10. As you'll recall, this smartphone will soon be "the world's thinnest 4G LTE smartphone." Other key features include Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, KEVLAR strong back plate, Gorilla Glass face, and a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Advanced display. DROID RAZR™ By Motorola Available For Pre-Order Beginning Tomorrow Customers can pre-order the DROID RAZR™... Read more...
The Droid Bionic by Motorola made one of its first public appearances at CES in January. Months have passed, and though there were rumors of a summer release, the phone didn't become available through Verizon Wireless until fall. The Droid Bionic is the first smartphone from Verizon Wireless to offer 4G LTE connectivity paired with a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. This smartphone is currently the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon Wireless at 10.99mm as well, though other phones in the pipeline will steal this title soon. With its dual-core processor, plenty of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a preinstalled 16 GB microSD card, and a 4.3-inch qHD screen, this smartphone certainly... Read more...
The Droid Bionic by Motorola made one of its first public appearances at CES in January. Months have passed, and though there were rumors of a summer release, the phone didn't become available through Verizon Wireless until fall. The Droid Bionic is the first smartphone from Verizon Wireless to offer 4G LTE connectivity paired with a powerful dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. This smartphone is currently the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon Wireless at 10.99mm as well, though other phones in the pipeline will steal this title soon. With its dual-core processor, plenty of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a preinstalled 16 GB microSD card, and a 4.3-inch qHD screen, this smartphone... Read more...
As expected, Samsung Mobile and Google officially announced the Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong last night. In the past, we've known this phone by a few names including the Nexus Prime and Droid Prime. This phone will be the world's first smartphone to feature Google's latest version of Android – version 4.0 which has also been called Ice Cream Sandwich. Key features of the Galaxy Nexus include a 4.65 inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x720, a 1.2GHz dual core processor, and LTE or HSPA+ connectivity. The Galaxy Nexus will feature software navigation buttons which is a first for Android smartphones. Like the Nexus S, the Galaxy Nexus will feature a Contour Display. You won't... Read more...
No one likes to be surprised by insanely high mobile bills. Or any bills, really. But with those mobile bills, at least there's a governmental agency watching out for Americans, right? Sheers and jeers aside, the CTIA and FCC has announced today new commitments by providers that represent more than 97 percent of wireless consumers in the U.S. to send free alerts to help consumers avoid unexpected overage charges. The joint announcement was made by CTIA President & CEO Steve Largent, Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski, and Consumers Union's Communications Policy Counsel Parul Desai. The plan – called the "Wireless Consumer Usage Notification Guidelines" – will provide... Read more...
Whoever said that all new superphones had to be powered by Android? Exactly. Samsung has placed all of that noise from the ongoing Apple patent battles on hold for a moment, long enough to launch a Windows Phone 7 device that will certainly make waves across the industry. The Omnia family is gaining another member with the Omnia W, their first smartphone to be based on Mango. The company's prior WP7 offers were long before the newest version of the software, and users have been eager as ever to get their hands on the newest iteration. Like some other high-powered Samsung handsets, this one also has a 3.7" Super AMOLED display, an enriched content and social communication experience enabled by... Read more...
Starting today, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to order the new LG Enlighten smartphone from the carrier's website. This phone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has an 800MHz processor. The Enlighten features a 3.2-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 320 x 480, 3G Mobile Hotspot capabilities, and a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera and camcorder. The LG Enlighten will sell for $79.99 after discounts and with a contract. Although the phone is currently available for ordering online, it won't reach stores until September 29. Verizon Wireless And LG Mobile Illuminate With LG Enlighten™ Multi-tasking and Customization are Easy with LG Enlighten on the Verizon Wireless Network... Read more...
A few weeks ago, some leaked images of the Pantech Breakout 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon Wireless appeared. Now, we have an official confirmation of the phone from Verizon Wireless as well as a release date—September 22. In a few days, you'll be able to pick up this 4G LTE smartphone that features a 1 GHz processor, 4-inch capacitive touch display, and a 5-megapixel autofocus rear-facing camera. The Breakout runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. As rumors suggested, the Breakout can serve as a 4G LTE mobile hotspot for up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices. After all discounts and with a contract, you'll be able to pick up this phone for $99.99. VERIZON WIRELESS TO LAUNCH PANTECH BREAKOUT™... Read more...
The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is coming to Sprint later this week, but there's still time to preorder the phone if you want to be among the first to get your hands on it. The Epic 4G Touch is expected to be available on September 16 for $199.99 after discounts and with a contract. Walmart shoppers can find an even better deal, however, as the big-box retailer is currently offering the phone for just $99.99 with a new two-year contract. As you'll recall, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch is one of the members of Samsung's Galaxy S II line of smartphones. T-Mobile and AT&T will also be getting variants of this phone, though Sprint will be the first carrier to offer it. The Epic 4G Touch features a 4.52-inch... Read more...
Sprint and Kyocera are targeting back to school shoppers with the introduction of two new phones. The Kyocera Milano is designed for first-time Android users and heavy texters with its QWERTY keypad and touchscreen. The Milano is an entry-level smartphone that runs Android 2.3. Other key features include a 3.2MP camera, 512MB of onboard memory, a 2GB microSD card, and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. The Kyocera Brio is designed to be a simple handset in a candy-bar form factor. The phone features a curved QWERTY keyboard, a 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. Both devices launch today, September 9. The Milano will cost $49.99 and the Brio will be available for free after discounts and... Read more...
AT&T introduced a new 4G smartphone known as the Impulse 4G that is designed to be a "feature-rich" Android smartphone with a budget-friendly price of $29.99. Key features of the Impulse 4G include a 3.8-inch touchscreen, 800MHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording. As its name suggests, the Impulse 4G will run on AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network. The Impulse 4G will run Android 2.2. This is AT&T's first smartphone from Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer that has a reputation for producing low-cost Android smartphones in Asia. The Impulse 4G is expected to be available on September 18. Suffering from Smartphone Envy? Upgrade to Impulse 4G™ Without Breaking the Bank... Read more...
Word on the street suggests Verizon Wireless is preparing to launch quite a few handsets this month. The Pantech Breakout is expected to be among the phones launching this month. Now, thanks to leaked information, we know a little bit more about what this smartphone will offer. The Pantech Breakout will be an LTE-enabled smartphone that is suppose to compete with some of Verizon Wireless's top of the line handsets such as the HTC Thunderbolt and Samsung Droid Charge. However, the rumored specs indicate the phone may fall a bit short in comparison to some of today's high-end phones. The Breakout is expected to have a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz single-core processor, a five-megapixel camera, front-facing... Read more...
HTC recently revealed two new Windows Phones that will be coming to carriers later this year. These two new phones run on the latest version of Windows Phone, known as Mango. The HTC TITAN is the higher-end model of the two new phones. This phone has a 1.5GHz processor and 16GB of storage with 512MB of RAM. It features a 4.7-inch screen with a slim 9.9mm brushed aluminum shell. The TITAN also has front- and rear-facing cameras. The second phone HTC revealed is the HTC Radar. It has a 1GHz processor, 8GB of internal memory, and 512MB of RAM. This smartphone features an aluminum unibody shell as well as front- and rear- facing cameras. The phones are scheduled to be available in October beginning... Read more...
Motorola announced a new smartphone that is designed with business users in mind. This smartphone features a touch screen as well as a physical QWERTY keyboard. The Motorola PRO+  is powered by a 1GHz processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). In addition to various apps and security features that are designed with business users in mind, the Motorola PRO+ also offers fun features such as a music player, Gallery, Adobe Flash Player 10.3, and more. The Motorola PRO+ will be available in Asia and Europe starting in October. Motorola Mobility Delivers the Smartphone that Works and Plays as Hard as You Do: Motorola PRO+ A powerful smartphone optimized for business but fun enough to use for your... Read more...
Who says new technology has to be expensive? Not Nokia! For years, the company has maintained a wild market share dominance by focusing heavily on getting phones to developing markets -- markets where cellphones have yet to really grab hold. When Nokia sneaks in first, entire nations tend to grab on and start using their technology. Now, the company has launched two of their less expensive phones ever. The Nokia 100 and 101 are being aimed at large parts of Africa and Asia, where data rates are usually crazy expensive and being able to own a mobile is tough for many citizens. Nokia claims that the main reason behind the launch of the 100 and 101 is that for the "‘next billion’ mobile... Read more...
Sometimes, the hype is accurate. Sometimes, it's not. But it says something to AT&T's claim of covering 97% of Americans when Verizon Wireless claims the "most reliable carrier" crowd yet again. Despite taking on loads of new customers from their Alltel acquisition, it looks like VZW is beating the other guys when it comes to uptime and satisfaction, at least, according to J.D. Power and Associates. Compared to the "other guys," Verizon ranked as the top carrier in the Northeast for the 14th time in a row, and compared to other carriers, "Verizon saw the least number of customers complaining of dropped calls, transmission failures, initial connection issues, and delayed text messages." Beyond... Read more...
We've known about the upcoming announcement and launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone for US carriers for a little while now. It has been assumed that Samsung would make a variant of this phone for all four of the top U.S. carriers. Now, one of America's largest carriers, Verizon Wireless, has confirmed that it will not carry the Samsung Galaxy S II. Reportedly, Verizon Wireless has chosen not to offer this highly anticipated smartphone because it doesn't want to overwhelm customers with smartphones and because the carrier is already offering another Samsung phone, the Droid Charge. A Verizon Wireless spokesperson confirmed the carrier will not be offering the smartphone, and said, "We... Read more...
Thanks to a leaked image, we're learning more about an upcoming Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphone known as the HTC Omega. Based on the picture, the Omega will be a white and silver handset. It appears to have an aluminum construction. Omega is likely a codename. Reports suggest the phone could be known as the HTC Radar when it ships with a carrier. The smartphone is expected to have a 3.8-inch SLCD display, 1.5GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, DLNA compatibility, and micro-HDMI output. The phone is also expected to feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and a front-facing camera. HTC has a press event scheduled for September 1. We're expecting the Omega... Read more...
Samsung will use a new naming strategy when it shows off a new line of Galaxy branded phones at the IFA Conference in Berlin early next month. New models will utilize a combination of letters and tags to describe the phones. In the meantime, Samsung has provided a few details about four upcoming models: the Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y, and the Galaxy Y Pro. All of the new smartphones are expected to ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The Samsung Galaxy W is expected to include a 1.4GHz processor and a 3.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen display. This phone will likely support HSDPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity. Samsung's upcoming Galaxy M Pro will target professional users with a BlackBerry-like... Read more...
Remember when Sony Ericsson dumped all of those employees in 2009? And we all thought they were learning a lesson, turning things around and getting ready to compete in a world dominated by phones like the Droid Incredible 2 and iPhone? Whatever happened to that? The SE "Play" is about as close as the company ever came to nailing a phone, and even the uptake on that was insignificant. Now, we're seeing the same kind of phones come from SE that have come from SE in the years behind us -- what's the point, we might ask? This new device is the Live With Walkman handset, which relies on Android 2.3, a great white paint job and "unique Facebook integration" to set itself apart. But is it enough? Obviously,... Read more...
Soon, T-Mobile customers will be able to get their hands on the carrier’s first 4G BlackBerry smartphone. The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is currently available for preorder for T-Mobile business customers. The phone is expected to be available in stores on Aug. 31. This 4G-capable BlackBerry boasts of being the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone ever, measuring 10.5mm thick. The phone also features a 1.2GHz processor, the new BlackBerry 7 OS, and T-Mobile’s new MobileLife Family Organizer application. T-Mobile Launches the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Its First 4G BlackBerry Smartphone Featuring the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, the smartphone will be T-Mobile’s fastest BlackBerry to... Read more...
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