Samsung Prime to land on Verizon Wireless October 27?

This is strictly a rumor folks, but it appears that October 27 could be the launch date for the Samsung Prime on Verizon Wireless. Remember those leaked Best Buy documents we showed you a couple of weeks back? It looks like a similar document is making the rounds that again shows the device listed as the Samsung Prime (replacement for Charge), but this time with a release date of October 27.

Device Launch Information

Please note Launch Dates Are subject to change:

Motorola Xoom 4G LTE Tablet – 10/6
Pantech Hotshot – 10/6
Samsung Stratosphere 4G- 10/13
Pantech 4G Global Modem- 10/20
Samsung Prime (Replacement for Charge) 10/27

As you can see, the dates are subject to change, but there is already one mistake (or change) as the XOOM 4G LTE release date is October 13. Also, the HTC Vigor is nowhere to be found. Our previous rumored release date for the Prime was November 3 which is only a difference of one week. Again, we don’t know when this list was created so we can’t know for sure until we have further proof.

[via droid-life]

ZTE V55 Tablet clears FCC, Could be headed to Sprint

Back in July we revealed  the ZTE V55 tablet was scheduled for Q1 2012 for Sprint, but it could come sooner as it just cleared the FCC. This one was first shown at CTIA last spring, and it will have a 10.1-inch display, 1.2GHz processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and is compatible with Sprint’s 3G network. Back in July we were thinking the V55 would come with 4G WiMAX support, but unfortunately this won’t be the case. Expect this one to be budget-friendly.

Hopefully this baby will land in time for the holidays. We will keep you posted.

[via fcc]

HTC Sensation XE With Beats Audio Now Available At Clove (UK)

The HTC Sensation XE, the first phone with integrated Beats Audio, is now available at Clove in the UK. Purchasing this unlocked version outright will cost you £492.00 ($758) with taxes included. If you need a refresher on this hot looking device, it’s packing a 1.5GHz dual-core, 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD, a larger 1730mAh battery compared to the original Sensation, Gingerbread, and of course Beats Audio technology with urBeats in-ear headphones. Grab it while it’s hot right down there in the source link from Clove. Has anyone been waiting to get your hands on one?

[via clove]

[Leak] T-Mobile roadmap shows a super November of phones and tablets

Over the weekend we told you that T-Mobile had some devices for a super mega lauch day on November 2nd. Now we have a lot more insight due to a leaked roadmap, plus we have another release the week after.

November 2

November 9

  • Samsung Robin: This is probably the Galaxy Tab Plus which is the replacement for the Galaxy Tab. Pricing will be $299 on contract.

One item to note is they have the dates for the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II wrong. We are not sure what the reason is, but the rest of the dates appear to be correct. The Amaze 4G and Galaxy S II will both launch on 10/12/11 which was previously announced.

[via tmonews]

T-Mobile & Walmart team up – Monthly4G Prepaid Plan

Come October 16th, Wal-Mart and T-Mobile are offering an exclusive $30 no contract plan called Monthly4G that nets you unlimited web and text as well as 100 minutes. Of course news of the deal has already led to people preparing to flood Wal-Mart in droves, however, a collective question was on their minds. Which devices will be allowed on the plan? Well there are six specific devices being offered with the plan, notably the Android powered Samsung Dart. Turns out you won’t really be limited to just those though. Suppose you wanted to use a Samsung Galaxy S II or you just wanted to purchase a SIM card for use with the offering and select your phone later, either of those choices are fine with T-Mobile.

It doesn’t say anywhere that this is a limited time offer, but no telling how long it may last. If you decide to take advantage, note that this offer will only be available at Wal-Mart and

Also if you’re wondering about the Samsung Dart,

Available exclusively from T-Mobile, the Samsung Dart T499 is an affordable Android™-powered handset that offers essential smartphone features in a simple, stylish form-factor. Featuring a 3.14-inch touch screen display with a virtual QWERTY keyboard and Swype™ for easy text input, the Samsung Dart enables spontaneous connectivity with an enhanced Web browsing experience, support for personal and corporate e-mail, and access to popular social networking sites. The Dart also features a 3-megapixel camera with digital zoom, video recorder, voice dialing, speakerphone, as well as GPS capabilities with turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps™. Pricing will be $119.88 plus tax.

[via tmonews]

HTC Sensation lands on Cincinnati Bell for $249.99 on contract

Cincinnati Bell customers who have had their eye on the HTC Sensation will be happy to know it’s now available for $249.99 with a 2-year contract or $449.99 without. Both prices are after a $50 mail-in rebate.

As a quick reminder, the specs include:

  • 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU
  • 1080 p HD video playback
  • dual LED flash
  • Sense UI 3.0
  • 1.2 MP front-facing camera
  • 8 MP rear facing camera

[via cincinnati bell]

Amazon Trending To Sell 15 Million Kindle Fires By 2013

Amazon had quite the first day with sales of the Kindle Fire reaching 95,000 units sold. Forecasts are reporting that by the end of 2013, Amazon will have sold 15 million Fire devices worldwide. This figure is based on the assumption that Amazon will release at least two more Fire type devices during this period as well as expanding availability to markets like Japan and Western Europe. At a competitive price of $199, and more than enough features to keep plenty of purchasers happy, there is no doubt this will be one of the hottest selling devices this year and probably to follow into 2012. Sure, it’s a stripped down tablet and doesn’t have  things like a camera, but at $199 who cares. Hit up the break for the press report.

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(Deal) Amazon Wireless offering AT&T Galaxy S II for $149.99

Yes, that’s right! Amazon Wireless is selling the AT&T version of the most popular Android device for only $149.99. If you’re reading this I am almost positive you know about the specs on this bad boy, in case you need a refresher, check out the quick video walkthrough. To qualify for the deal you must be eligible for an upgrade or sign a new 2 year contract. Currently, the device is backordered and the ship time is 1-2 weeks.

Now is your chance to get a smokin’ deal on one of the greatest Android devices available, as long as you don’t mind a little wait. For details or to place an order punch the link below.

[via Amazon Wireless]

“Data Test Drive” Launched By Vodafone UK For Smartphone Users

Huge applause to Vodafone on this one. They are launching a program called “Data Test Drive” which will give new and upgrading customers unlimited data access for three months. The purpose of this program is to let users test dive their data network, and at the end of the trial period, be allowed to reconfigure their contract to best suit how much data they are using. The Xperia Arc S was the first new phone, released on Sept. 30th, to launch on this new plan and monthly pay customers can choose from any of Vodafone’s current smartphone lineup. Nice job Vodafone for offering something extra to help customers. Hit up the break for the full press release.

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire first day sales reach 95,000 units sold

Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet was officially announced last week and it looks as though the lower price point has created quite a buzz. eDataSource has the tablet pegged at selling 95,000 units on the first day alone.  eDataSource is a worldwide leader in competitive intelligence for digital marketing messaging. In other words, they keep track of eCommerce receipts received by email thus telling them exactly what is purchased and from where. CEO of eDataSource, Carter Nicholas, says “eDataSource’s panel of 800,000 inboxes allows us to gain insight into eCommerce sales”. Within hours we can get a read on hot product launches based on sales from leading eCommerce websites”.  The Kindle Fire was announced on Sept. 28 along side three other Amazon tablets, the kindle at $79, the Kindle Touch for $99, and the Kindle Touch 3G going for $149. Although the three sibling tablets had an even lower price point, all three combined only sold a total of 25,000 units within the same time frame.  Shipments will take place starting in November just in time for the holiday’s. Were you one of the thousands of early adopters?  Full press release after the break.