Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets rake in over 20 million pre-orders

 

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets were only unveiled just over a week ago (March 1st) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung’s latest Galaxy flagships from raking in over 20 million pre-orders. That’s a decent chunk of change, especially when the entry-level S6 is priced at €700 ($761) while the S6 Edge, that won the MWC’s award for Best New Device, commands a higher price of €850 ($924). This should go some way to helping Samsung’s share price recover from its 3-year low.
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Release date and pricing leak for Verizon Nexus 6, will be available March 12th

Nexus_6_Cloud_White_And_Midnight_BlueWe know Verizon’s Nexus 6 is coming, and probably fairly soon, but some new promotional material has leaked that confirms some of the rumors we’ve already heard. The official launch date of the device will be March 12th if you’re willing to order it online, and the Nexus 6 will be offered in stores on March 19th.

As far as pricing goes, you’ll be able to snag a 32 GB variant for $249 on contract, $29.16 per month if you opt for Verizon’s Edge installment plans, or $699 if you plan on purchasing it outright. According to this info, though, it doesn’t seem like the white color will be available, and you won’t have any options besides 32 GB. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing.
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T-Mobile customers with the HTC One (M7) to get Lollipop on March 10

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This Tuesday, owners of the HTC One (M7) from T-Mobile will see a software update arrive on their handsets. Mo Versi, HTC Vice President of Product Management, announced on Twitter that the Lollipop update is coming on March 10. The over-the-air (OTA) update received technical approval from the carrier which allowed its rollout to be scheduled.

Source: @moversi (Twitter)

T-Mobile hosting its next event on March 18

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The next phase for T-Mobile and its Un-carrier strategy will be revealed in less than two weeks. The carrier sent out invites for an event taking place on March 18 at 1:00PM EST, saying that “this one’s a real piece of work.” There are actual hints included with the invite, but the use of “work” could indicate something relating to business consumers. That is unlikely, though, because T-Mobile really enjoys rallying ordinary consumers.

We will just have to wait and see what John Legere & Co. have coming on March 18.


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Verizon to open pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on April 1st

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When Samsung officially unveiled their new flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, at MWC 2015 earlier this week they indicated the device would not start shipping until April 10th. The major U.S. carriers along with others around the globe quickly released statements letting their customers know they would make the device available. Absent though was Verizon, although most people assumed they would be in on the action as well. That was confirmed today when Verizon announced via Twitter that they will start accepting pre-orders for the devices on April 1st.
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Google’s new wireless plan might only be compatible with the Nexus 6

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Well here’s a Debbie Downer for today. Google’s new wireless MVNO plan could be announced in a few weeks, but according to the Wall Street Journal, only the Nexus 6 will be able to use it.

This does seem crazy at first, but if you think about it, it doesn’t seem all that surprising when you consider how Google’s new service will work. It’s rumored to work with both Sprint and T-Mobile as in automatically switching to the best available network along with Wi-Fi. It appears that Google and Motorola were planning on this when building the phone. Motorola already has similar experience with Republic Wireless’ feature of auto-switching between Wi-Fi and Sprint’s network when Wi-Fi isn’t available.


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