Sony To Launch Xperia V Smartphone With Jelly Bean By January 2013 In France

 

We know there’s more than a few of you out there who have been patiently waiting for the Sony Xperia V smartphone and now it appears as if your patience will now pay off. Sony Mobile France has confirmed the elusive device will not arrive at the end of the year, but rather the end of January 2013 instead. While some of you may be disappointed, there is a positive twist— The device will launch with Jelly Bean loaded up instead of the now seemingly outdated Ice Cream Sandwich.

It is worth noting the Xperia V is already out in Japan through several wireless carriers as of the time of this writing, though the expectation is that the version of the Xperia V due next year will be the international version.

source: Xperia Blog

Deal: 16GB unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note II for $579

Had your eye on Samsung’s new 5.5-inch Galaxy Note, but been hesitant to embrace the unlocked model’s $799 price point? Well, eBay’s Daily Deals is having a sale on the newfangled phablet, offering the unlocked 16GB international model for $579.99 off-contract, in your choice of grey or white. This particular variant will support 3G on HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 bands, meaning both T-Mobile and AT&T’s networks will be suitable.

The Galaxy Note II sports a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1280 x 720 resolution and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The new model also comes equipped with a revitalized S-Pen, which has been enhanced to offer more precise and accurate functionality. As with most other Samsung handsets, the device’s storage is expandable via MicroSD, so having enough space shouldn’e be an issue. Hit the source link below to get in on the action.

Source: eBay

Samsung Galaxy Camera launches in the UK November 7th

The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Camera is officially making its UK debut this week. Retailer Clove has announced that it would begin selling the Android powered point-and-shoot on Wednesday, November 7th. Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4u, and Jessops are slated to put the Galaxy Camera on sale the following day for £399.00.

Interestingly, Samsung will be holding champagne receptions at their retail stores in celebration of the new camera’s European launch. As a refresher, the Galaxy Camera sports a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of on board storage, a 16.3MP sensor with a newfangled f2.8 lens.

Source: Clove (UK)

Clove UK Officially Taking Pre-Orders For The Black 64GB Galaxy S III Model

 

Clove UK is set to unleash the hottest variation yet of the Galaxy S III smartphone for its customers: the black 64GB model. Now available for pre-order, customers can expect to pay a King’s Ransom of £500 or £600 including VAT for the device. While it is a hefty price for a smartphone, Clove is banking on the fact that its offering will appeal to the masses since the special edition Galaxy S III will be the first smartphone in the UK to offer 128GB of storage (64GB onboard + 64GB from expandable memory).

Customers can expect the device to be available within two months’ time, but you’ll want to hurry though as it seems as if Clove will only be getting a small batch of these bad boys. Additional details can be found once you hit the source link.

source: Clove UK Blog

LG Rumored To Sell Nexus 4 At A Significantly Higher Cost Than What Is Found In The Play Store

 

While it’s exciting that Google is selling the Nexus 4 through its Play Store for as little as $299 here in the US and parts of Europe, it looks like those in other parts of the world may not be so lucky to grab the device for such a low price. According to Androidos, there are reports coming in from Europe indicating that LG will be selling the Nexus 4 directly for as much as €599 or $768 USD in countries like Italy. Additional reports indicate similar pricing for other markets including Spain and India, which will likely see the device priced at INR 34K or 35K (roughly $650 USD). The increased pricing is beginning to have a major negative effect as well: LG’s supposed pricing structure seems to have a ripple effect as several retailers such as Phone House will not sell the phone due to the high pricing, which potentially means less availability for many Android fans abroad.

There’s no official word yet from LG and/or Google regarding this, but as soon as we grab further details, we’ll be sure to share it with you all.

source: Androidos

LG Optimus G for Sprint available to pre-order for $149.99 from Wirefly

The Nexus 4 may only be available for GSM carriers, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a decent selection of capable handsets on CDMA networks too. Perhaps you’ve been fancying a svelte new Optimus G on Sprint, but couldn’t justify throwing down $200. Lucky for you the 4.7-inch quad-core beast is officially available for pre-order today from Wirefly for just $149.99, a full $50 cheaper than Sprint is offering the device for on its own website. Keep in mind that price comes with a two year commitment on both new and existing lines. If you’re interested, be sure to hit the source link below.

Source: Wirefly

[Deal] Best Buy has the Samsung Galaxy S III on sale tomorrow for $99 for the third and final day

Best Buy recently ran one day specials on the Galaxy S III for both new customers and upgrades. Priced at $99, you can’t argue that it was a tremendous deal. If you’re feeling left out, don’t fret, Best Buy is going to run it again tomorrow, and I am told it’s the final day. On the last two occasions, the T-Mobile version was left out in the cold, but this time it’s not. Unfortunately the Sprint version is stranded for this one. So for tomorrow, November 2, it’s the Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile versions that are on sale for $99. If you’re in the market for a Galaxy S III, I urge you to take this one up. Yes, it’s possible you will find a similar deal this Black Friday, but who wants to deal with the crowds. Just head over to your nearest Best Buy store or Best Buy Mobile and get it done.


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Sony Announces It Will Resume Production Of The Xperia Tablet S In Mid-November

 

You all remember how Sony had to abruptly halt the sales of its Xperia Tablet S models due to some wardrobe malfunctions? Well Sony Japan has confirmed that will resume production of the models by mid-November,  meaning we should see the tablet models back in retailers by the holiday season. In addition to that, Sony Japan has also confirmed that it is still honoring free inspections and repair service of the tablet models in most markets, so if you’re an owner and think you may be affected— you can take the tablet to a local Sony retailer and have the device inspected and/or repaired— free of charge.

 

source: Xperia Blog

 

Samsung Announces Galaxy S III mini For The UK

 

It seems like the UK is just getting all the good stuff lately, doesn’t it? Well Samsung continues to bring good things for the those of you living there and brings the intriguing Galaxy S III mini smartphone’s availability in the UK. This means those of you itching to grab that 4-inch, Jelly Bean-powered device will finally be able to grab the device on November 8th— meaning you will all be able to enjoy all the luxuries of Android 4.1. No word yet on which retailers will carry the device yet, but we suspect we’ll see that information surface as the day goes on.

More details can be found in the presser once you hit the break.


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[Deal] Amazon Wireless has the DROID RAZR HD for $129 and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD for $179

One of the newest members of Motorola’s RAZR family is on sale for a pretty big discount on Amazon right now. If you’re not already a Verizon customer, you can pick up the RAZR HD for $129 with a two year contract. If you’re already with Big Red, you can still get the device for $149 on a device upgrade. You’re saving money either way, as Verizon is currently asking $199 for the device.


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