Just over a month ago at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Samsung announced the Galaxy Camera: a full-on 16-megapixel digital camera powered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. At the time of its unveiling, it was made clear that the Galaxy Camera would be stocked by carriers, but specifics on pricing, contracts and data plans ... Read More »
Today LG announced that their flagship Android smartphone, the Optimus G, was coming to AT&T and Sprint. No pricing or availability was revealed, but we expect those details should be coming from the carriers soon. We expect the LG Optimus G to be the fastest Android phone available this year, as it features ... Read More »
It is no secret that I despise carrier contracts and locked Android devices. As Amazon puts it, “A locked cell phone benefits only the carrier by keeping a customer using their service. Unlocked phones give consumers more control of plans, pricing, and services and make carriers work for you.”
This year I cancelled my ... Read More »
Today AT&T announced they would be the exclusive US carriers of the HTC One X+ and HTC One VX, crushing the hopes of T-Mobile customers who were waiting for the device. We spotted the HTC One X+ with T-Mobile branding, but it appears it was cancelled after AT&T made a deal to confine ... Read More »
Today AT&T announced they were lowering the price of their GoPhone pre-paid smartphone plan to $65. This new rate plan includes unlimited minutes, unlimited text, and 1 GB of data. AT&T claims this new rate plan is affordable, but that’s only when you compare it to Verizon.
“As more of our prepaid customers choose smartphones, ... Read More »
Today AT&T announced they would be the exclusive US carrier of the Sony Xperia TL. This is the same device known at the Xperia T overseas, but the Xperia TL is optimized to run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. No pricing or availability were revealed, but those details should be coming soon.
The Xperia TL ... Read More »
T-Mobile has the fastest 4G HSPA+ network in the US, but it runs on 1700 MHz AWS spectrum that is not compatible with most GSM phones. Unlocked GSM phones can still operate on T-Mobile, but they are limited to slow 2G EDGE speeds. Thankfully T-Mobile is in the middle of a massive $4 billion network upgrade, ... Read More »
Samsung just announced they would be launching their Galaxy Note II in the US by mid-November and we were surprised to learn that the device will include Samsung’s own 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor. Previously, Samsung had used Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus for their US devices, but all the specs appear to ... Read More »
LG has been teasing their Optimus G smartphone for the last couple of weeks and now they are ready to reveal the US version of the device. Today LG and Qualcomm sent out invites to members of the press for a special event in New York on September 19th. The invite says, “Live ... Read More »
The overwhelming success of Apple’s iPhone 4S has finally hit a lull. Since its launch last October, the device has managed to hold on to the title of top selling device in the United States for 10 months before finally being dethroned by the Samsung Galaxy S III last month.
According ... Read More »