The one thing that bothers me is when a phone is unveiled then takes several months before its release is even announced. The LG Optimus 4X HD was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012 back in February and is now finally making its way to consumers in Europe later this month. The specs of this phone are pretty beefy to say the least, they put it on par with the current kings of Android such as the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy SIII. It’s equipped with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, an 8MP rear camera, 1.3 front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 2,150mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So far it is reported that Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain and Italy will be the first ones to sell the device. LG has also announced that a certain “major surprise” is in store for the launch of their newest flagship device, but what that surprise might be is still unknown.
While there is still no news for an American release of the 4X HD, I just hope LG figures that out quickly. With the imminent release of the Galaxy SIII in America in a just over a week, the appeal of this phone could become irrelevant to consumers if it takes too long to come to the States. Would anyone be interested in this phone, or will the HTC One X and Galaxy SIII already satisfy your needs?
While we are still waiting for a firm date as to just when you can expect to take delivery of a Galaxy S III in the US, Best Buy have given us some hope that it will be before the month is out.
Customers who pre-ordered the device from Best Buy have been furnished with a sales agreement suggesting that the device should be in stores from June 28th. One such customer took the time to scan the document and send it on the team over at Droid Life who shared it with the rest of the tech world.
It’s worth baring in mind that Best Buy have a real hit and miss track record when it comes to launch dates so I’d suggest holding fire before booking that Thursday off work to hit the shops. That said, stranger things have happened so keep your fingers crossed.
Source: Droid Life
Unhappy with your existing mobile carrier and considering Verizon’s awesome mobile service, while also desiring that
almost pure Android experience found in the Galaxy Nexus smartphone? Online retailer Amazon Wireless may just have the deal for you. It has just announced a very sexy deal where it is offering the awesome device for a mere 1¢. Yes you read that right… new Verizon customers will be able to grab the 4G LTE and Android 4.0.4-powered smarphone for a penny. While this deal is only for new customers, Amazon hasn’t forgotten existing customers may very well be interested in the device as well. That’s why it will be offering the Galaxy Nexus to existing customers for a not-too-shabby price of $50 as well.
The Amazon promotion link is currently not live yet, but be sure to keep checking as it will appear anytime now. Oh and you’ll want to make sure you do that too— the deal for both new and existing customers is a limited time only.
source: Amazon Wireless
Now that we know that all five of the major U.S. carriers are getting the Galaxy S III, I can only imagine a large sum of you are just dying to get your hands on one. With as much demand as there will be for the device, it would behoove you to get your pre-order in a as soon as possible to help fend off any possible delays from getting your precious new toy. For those of you who have been throwing money at your computer screen we’ve got one better for you. Best Buy today started taking pre-orders for the GSIII as offered from Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. That’s right, you can walk into a Best Buy store right now and claim one for your very own. As it stands right now, you are going to have to go into an actual brick and mortar store to place your pre-order, no sign of online pre-orders as of yet.
So those of you that are still with us, who’s getting one and from which carrier?
source: Best Buy
When it rains, it pours folks. Such is the case with Verizon’s upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. We’ve already seen a sign-up page and even leaked shots of the device this morning, but we now have an idea of how much customers will need to fork over if they want to get their hands on the phone. According to the gang at Droid Life, the Verizon flavor of the Galaxy S III will be priced at $199.99 and $249.99 on-contract for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively. Not too shabby a price if you ask me, but you may recall how we highlighted Verizon will be switching to shared data plans within the next few weeks. This means that those of you unlimited data users will need to be prepared to lose that precious unlimited data should you choose to renew your contract and buy the mouthwatering smartphone.
However, we realize that some of you covet the unlimited data way too much and would rather just pay full price for the smartphone instead. With that in mind, Droid Life also reports the smartphone will be priced at $599 and $649 for the 16GB and 32GB models— which doesn’t seem all that unreasonable considering you get a premium features which include you know… S Voice and all. There’s no word on when Verizon’s Galaxy S III will be released, but considering Sprint and T-Mobile will be releasing the smartphone in a few weeks, we suspect Verizon’s version will arrive around that time as well.
source: Verizon Wireless
via: Droid Life
A little later than originally advertised, HTC‘s low end Android phone the Desire C is finally available both sim-free and on select contracts.
The Desire C is a unique offering as it’s one of the very first entry level Android phones shipping with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone is powered by a single core 600 MHz processor with 512MB of RAM, and offers a 3.5″ HVGA display. The rest of the specifications are very reasonable for the price with Beats Audio, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, a 1,230 mAh battery and 5MP rear camera all on-board.
The device is available in black or white and Three UK are offering it up for free on a 2 year contract at £13 per month or on Pay-As-You-Go for £149.99. If you prefer your phone to be sim-free and unlocked then you can pick it up from Clove for £189.99.
If you’ve been looking for an affordable Android 4.0 device then the Desire C could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Hit the links below to find out more.
For those of you folks who have been waiting to go into an actual brick and mortar Sprint store to pick up a new HTC Evo 4G LTE, well, you wait is almost over. Sprint has finally given us the go ahead to mention to everyone that they plan to be fully stocked in most retail locations across the nation beginning this Saturday, June 2nd. Just in case you live in a small town or in an area where stock might be limited, you may want to call ahead of time just to verify that your local store will have a device for you when you get there. Price on contract is $199 and if you still have any doubts about this kit be sure to check out our initial hands on video and full review. This is one sweet phone and I was definitely sad when we had to return the review unit. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
The L7, LG’s top model of the new L-series slim devices to hit the market is going on sale in the UK with online retailer, Handtec. Now’s your chance to snatch the ICS 4.0, 4.3″ IPS LCD displayed handset for a reasonable £233.99 ($367). Recall that the monster handset also sports 4 GB of storage, a 5 meg camera, 170 mAh battery, a dual-core 1GHz CPU and an SD card slot for expanded memory.
We’re always looking for a good deal, right? I mean, who deoesn’t like buying a new Android device on the cheap! Well, cheaper than if you were to go purchase one directly from a wireless carrier, cheap. Either way, Amazon Wireless just listed some new sale prices on a few hot Android phones that you won’t find priced cheaper anywhere else. The deal started today and will only run for a limited time so you may want to check these out sooner rather than later:
Motorola DROID 4 4G (Verizon) - $0.01
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint) - $49.99
HTC Rezound 4G (Verizon) - $49.99
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX 4G (Verizon) - $149.99
As I mentioned above, the deal will only last for a limited time and while supplies last. As always, these prices reflect signing a new two-year agreement with the device’s respective carrier. Hit the links above for further details and to place an order.