We have heard so many rumors regarding an Amazon smartphone, we were thinking it was just an urban legend. Today is a different story as Amazon finally announced their very own smartphone, not surprisingly called the Fire Phone.
It sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD HD (1280 x 720) display, a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and OIS, and dual stereo speakers. It also features a dedicated camera shutter button, Gorilla Glass 3, a rubber frame, aluminum buttons, and injection-molded steel connectors. Amazon will even throw in tangle-free earbuds in the box.
Brace yourself — prepare to be annoyed. Or not.
So, you bought the Galaxy S5 the day it came out. You couldn’t wait to get your hot little hands on the “next big thing.”
Well, unfortunately for you, Samsung has a new “next big thing,” just two months after it released the last one. Disappointed? Confused? Furious? Don’t be, because fortunately for you, the device will be exclusive to South Korea.
Want to get your hands on a Galaxy Tab S as soon as possible?
Pre-orders start today — reserve the WiFi only Galaxy Tab S 8.4 for $399.99 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 for $499.99. Although there isn’t a shipping date yet, the devices are expected to ship in July
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Now that the Galaxy Tab S is officially outed, we’ll start to see an outpouring of accessories for the device.
First up is an offering from Logitech — it’s called the Logitech Type-S, specifically made for the Tab S. It’s Bluetooth enabled, has well-spaced keys, has Android shortcuts and versatile viewing positions. The battery is pretty impressive, as it can last up to 3 months on a single charge. It’s also water-repellant.
The keyboard will go on sale later this month in the U.S., Europe and select countries in Asia for a suggested retail price of $99.99. Hit the break for the presser.
This can’t be good. Some might have foreseen a blip in sales for Samsung’s Galaxy S5, but not many people may have expected this.
According to reports from Taiwan, Samsung has cut its supply chain orders on the Galaxy S5 by 25% for this quarter (Q3 2014). 21 million units were put on order last quarter while 15 million were ordered this quarter.
Cricket Wireless, AT&T’s subsidiary for prepaid mobile services, will be offering the mid-range LG L70 for $49.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate this Friday. The rebate will be in the form of a Cricket Visa Promotion Card.
Hit the break for specs on the device.
T-Mobile announced this morning that in a new partnership deal with Walmart, the wholesale corporation will be offering a few low-cost tablets which will come with ‘free data for life’ from T-Mobile.
Granted, the ‘free data’ only includes up to 200MB/month, it’s still a solid deal given it’s ‘free.’ Hit the break for details on each tablet and alternative data plans.
Earlier this week when images surfaced of a blue HTC One (M8) we wondered whether it might be a Best Buy exclusive or whether other retailers would get a chance at carrying it. At least in the U.K. that question has been partially answered after the blue version of HTC’s flagship showed up on the MobileFun website for pre-order.
The blue HTC One (M8) is listed for £549.99 ($924 USD) for the 16GB version, which is the same price as other colors of the smartphone. No availability or shipping date is provided though.
It appears the Amazon smartphone is getting closer and closer to reality. We now have the best picture yet of the device, which means it will probably be announced within the next month or so. From the picture obtained by BGR, the phone appears to have influences from the iPhone and Samsung. That home button has Samsung written all over it. Both the power button and volume rocker are on the left side, which is unusual, but not a big deal.
The phone is expected to sport a 4.7-inch 720p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and six cameras to support its 3D capabilities. Amazon also might offer their own data service through AT&T called Amazon Prime Data.
Is anyone looking forward to this phone? It’s definitely intriguing, but will it set the world on fire? No pun intended.
This one is a little tricky, so listen up. Motorola’s Moto X is getting a price drop through two different locations. The first is from Motorola’s very own store and it only applies to one model. The Moto X for Republic Wireless can be customized through Moto Maker and the total cost comes in at $349. Whether or not this is permanent, we will will have to wait and see.
The other option is with Amazon. You can get the GSM model of the Moto X for $349 as well. This means for $349, you can take it to any GSM carrier such as AT&T or T-Mobile.
Unfortunately, it does not seem as if Verizon or Sprint models are involved in any deals. But if you have an education email address, ending in “.edu,” Moto Maker has the Moto X available for $339. So there is a way to take advantage of some sort of Moto X deal regardless of your carrier.
Source: Amazon, Motorola