Thinking about getting a Note 3 for the holiday season? Now may be the time to act.
The device is on sale through Verizon for $199.99 with a new 2 year contract, and for this weekend only, all activation fees are being waived for as many lines as you want. (Pre-paid phones are not part of the offer.)
This isn’t the most aggressive sale we’ve seen from Verizon in past years, but expect prices to go pretty low on other devices today and throughout the holiday season.
HTC has another One variant coming down the pipeline, and this one has a dual-SIM option. The device, which has a removable back, has access to a microSD slot as well. You’ll be able to switch easily between SIMs and have up to 64GB storage.
However, the new variant does not have LTE support. Otherwise, the device is exactly the same. The phone is up for pre-order right now for $809 (w/o a new 2-year contract).
Right on the heels of the white DROID Mini leak, @evleaks has tweeted an image of a white DROID Ultra. Currently both devices, sold exclusively by Verizon, are only available in black or red; however, white could join the fun just in time for the holiday season. We’ll keep a lookout for both the DROID Mini and Ultra are set to be released. » Read the rest
T-Mobile has started the process of rolling out the Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S 4 devices on their network. The update is available via an over-the-air update if a user is on a WiFi connection or it can be downloaded and installed using Samsung Kies.
According to T-Mobile’s support page, the update brings Android 4.3′s updates along with KNOX and Samsung Galaxy Gear support. To grab the update OTA, just go to Settings –> More –> About device –> Software update. You can hit the source link for more details and information.
Verizon currently offers their Droid Mini in black and red, and while the red adds a bit of variety to the smartphone, it can be a little extreme for some people. Fortunately, it looks like Verizon will be offering the Droid Mini in white, which is a nice middle ground between the current black and red options. @evleaks showed off a picture of the device on Twitter, which you can see above.
Aside from the new paint job, all the internals remain the same. Anybody going to try to snag one of these this Christmas?
Good news for Samsung Galaxy S III owners on Sprint or US Cellular. You can now go ahead and grab the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for your device! There’s no detailed information on what US Cellular’s update brings with the exception of a software update. The Sprint variant, however, will also gain compatibility with the Galaxy Gear. While it may not be Android 4.4 KitKat, it is certainly welcome for a handset that was released almost two years ago. And if you are wondering if the handset will get KitKat, a leaked schedule points to March or April.
American consumers will undoubtedly be rushing to the stores next Friday to buy, buy, buy, and buy. Black Friday is one of the biggest business days in the country— mainly because of amazing deals like the ones below.
U.S. Cellular has outlined its Black Friday promotions for customers one week before all of the madness begins.
Here’s some good news if you own Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3. Android 4.4 KitKat should arrive in just under three months. According to a leaked schedule obtained by iTechAddict, Samsung plans to update those two flagships in January. They list the Galaxy S 3 and Galaxy Note 2 to receive KitKat as well. Those two are scheduled to receive the update in March or April. Samsung is likely pegging their flagships for a January update due to HTC announcing its plans to have KitKat ready by then for the HTC One.
Today, 3 out of the 4 top US wireless carriers (T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint) have announced that they will stop charging users for receiving spam texts. While the announcement was made today, it actually won’t fully take into effect for at least a couple of days from now, or as much as a couple of weeks. It’s no secret that getting random spam texts can be quite the nuisance and could potentially cost you money. This move creates very good PR for these 3 companies.
As to why Verizon has yet to jump on board with this, here’s an official statement from a Verizon representative regarding this issue: