Telus Set To Drop The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Perhaps Looking Ahead To Galaxy S III’s Arrival

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is to this date one of the best Android phones available today. So it’s surprising that Canadian mobile carrier Telus has decided to prematurely retire the pure Android device. It’s reason for doing such a thing? Well— it’s not exactly certain, but there’s increasing speculation that the mobile carrier is clearing the path for a certain smartphone featuring S Voice. The move makes sense too as Telus pulled a similar move by pulling the Nexus S smartphone when the Galaxy S II arrived in the past. It is also presumed the Nexus line of smartphones have had a harder time being adopted by the mainstream, despite it being a true Google device. Perhaps the Samsung Galaxy S III will have more recognition and a bigger base for Telus customers. Still, you can’t help but feel surprised and/or sadden by the end of the run by the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

source: Mobile Syrup

Samsung Gets 9 Million Preorders For The Galaxy S III Smartphone Worldwide, Expects Big Things For Q2

Want to know excited the public is for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone’s release? Well according to Reuters, Samsung has gotten 9 million preorders for the device across 100 mobile carriers. In addition, Samsung plans on handling the high demand for the device by having its smartphone factory in South Korea run at full capacity— which should be able to produce up to 5 million units per month. Oh– and Sammy is expecting major gains from all the hoopla as well as the Galaxy S III is expected to “substantially contribute” to its Q2 earnings. Looks like Sammy is well-positioned to keep its claim of being one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer.

Talk about the Galaxy S III being bigger than we thought. Sheesh.

source: Reuters

Best Buy backtracks on EVO 4G LTE release date

Surprise surprise. I knew it the moment we posted it. It simply had “garbage news” written all over it. To recap, the U.S. Customs is preventing shipments of both the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE and the AT&T One X from arriving at their respective destinations. The result forced Sprint to cancel today’s anticipated launch with no timetable on when we can get our hands on the next EVO.

Supposedly Best Buy had the inside track with a “new and improved” release date of May 23. Folks, until you see news that the U.S. Customs has released the shipments, don’t believe any release dates. Sprint can’t schedule the release date until the product is released because they have no way of knowing how long this will take. We hope it will be sooner rather than later, but do you think Apple won’t try to drag this as long as they can? Anyways, Best Buy is now sending out the above email to customers, correcting their snafu.

source: androidcentral

Clove UK will Stock the Official 3-Pin GSM Galaxy Nexus Vehicle Dock Tuesday, May 22

If you are a Galaxy Nexus owner chances are you have been wondering where in the H-E-double-hockey-sticks the 3-pin navigation mount is. It was only recently that the GSM version of the device received access to the other 3-pin accessories and until now the nav mount was nowhere to be seen.  UK online retailer Clove UK has finally gotten word that the official 3-pin mount will be in stock next Tuesday, May 22nd and will retail for £49.99 ($79). You can place your order now and they will ship out the mount first thing on Tuesday. Hit up the source link to place your order.

We still haven’t heard a peep about when, or if the accessory will be available here in the states but you can bet your bottom dollar that we will let you know if it does ever become available. The navigation mount is one of the main features that I was looking forward to when purchasing the Galaxy Nexus and I am still a bit bitter that Verizon hasn’t approved the official navigation mount. Way to go Big Red. Hopefully you Sprint customers have better luck.

source: Clove UK

 

AT&T HTC One X And Sprint EVO 4G LTE Imports Delayed By Customs

It looks like we’re about to have a major snafu in regards to the anticipated arrivals of the AT&T HTC One X and Sprint EVO 4G LTE smartphones. HTC recently confirmed the imports of both devices have been delayed at the U.S. border due to a “customs review”. The reason for this hints in the direction of none other than Apple. Apparently, the cause may come from the ITC exclusion order Apple was granted last December over hyperlinks in the messaging app and browser. HTC claims the issues raised by Apple in front of the ITC were more or less silly and would be removed from their various products. Unfortunately, customs must review the shipments coming in after the April 19 deadline set in place by the ITC whether HTC likes it or not. HTC added an official statement regarding the matter:

“The US availability of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed due to a standard U.S. Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order. We believe we are in compliance with the ruling and HTC is working closely with Customs to secure approval. The HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE have been received enthusiastically by customers and we appreciate their patience as we work to get these products into their hands as soon as possible”.
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Virgin Mobile Launches the LG Optimus Elite

A few days ago Virgin Mobile began taking pre-orders for the LG Optimus Elite. Today, Virgin Mobile actually released the device so if you didn’t get your pre-order in already you should have no problem stopping by your local pre-paid retailer and picking one up. The LG Optimus Elite is the eco-friendly successor to the Optimus S and will run you $150 with Virgin’s pre-paid plans beginning at $35 a month. This is a pretty sweet deal for a device that is equipped with NFC capabilities and you know what that means, that means you get to enjoy a little Google Wallet action as well. Other features include a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, an 800MHz processor, and a 5MP rear camera with flash. Head to your local pre-paid retailer or check out Virgin Mobile’s website to pick one up. Full press release after the break.


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AT&T’s HTC One X Out Of Stock Online For The Time Being

Well, what did you expect would happen with one of the most popular devices of all time?  The HTC One X is officially “Out of stock” over on AT&T’s website for the time being and that goes for both colors.  No word yet on how long that will be for or if there is a fresh shipment on its way, but we’re confident there is.  For now, you’ll have to do things the old fashioned way by heading into your local AT&T outlet and purchasing it face to face with a sales rep.  Don’t be afraid, you can do it :) If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out our initial hands-on and our in depth review of the device and let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: AT&T 1,2

Mysterious Samsung SGH-T699 for T-Mobile teased

What you’re looking at above is a leaked user agent string which, at a glance, appears like some dull lines of code. It’s what’s within that code that gets exciting. It looks like T-Mobile US is all set to bring a new phone to market, codenamed the SGH-T699. What we can also see from the code is that the device is set to sport a 720p display and an ARM11 processor in the engine room.

With all the speculation around the Exynos processor and its supposed absence from the US version of the Galaxy S III, could this be the model number for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III variation? Whatever the T699 turns out to be, the good news is that a high end device looks to be on the way to T-Mobile. Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid and we’ll be sure to bring further news as soon as it breaks.

 

Source : TmoNews

Clove UK: Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX Set To Arrive On May 18th

Those of you in the UK will now have reason to celebrate. The breakthrough Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX will soon be available for your open arms and hands, courtesy of Clove UK. The smartphone will be available on May 18th for £359.00 and Clove is even throwing in free folding speakers worth £20. Yes friends, that means just one week from now, you’ll be able to enjoy the beefy 3300mAh battery which gives peace of mind and Gingerbready 2.3 goodness.

We know you’re interested in more details, so hit the source link to find additional info.

source: Clove UK

The HTC EVO 4G LTE Available May 18th from Sprint for $200

We’ve had some recent news concerning the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Such as a leaked ‘The Getting Started Guide’ which details use of the new Android 4.0 device. As well, we noted that pre-orders were opened up for customers on May 7th. Finally, today Sprint has announced that the HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available for purchase on May 18th for $199.99. That’s just next week! So if you’ve been one of the few that have been able to hold off on buying a new device such as the recently released Galaxy Nexus, I’m betting you could wait just a mere week to pick up this great new Android phone. For a refresher on this phone, check out the TalkAndroid Hands-on from last month.

Hit the break for all the details from the Sprint press release.


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