Well isn’t this is interesting. We reported the other day that Apple was successful in getting the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany, but it looks like there are some loopholes. It turns out that though Samsung Germany can no longer sell or advertise the Tab 10.1, this doesn’t apply to everyone else. This means that other retailers do not have to remove the device from their shelves and can continue to sell them. They will also be able to replenish their stock as long as the devices aren’t purchased through Samsung’s German branch. While this still poses a bit of a pain to reroute shipments from somewhere else, a retailer like Media Markt is simply rerouting their shipments from the Netherlands. So close, but still so far Apple. Nice try though. What do you all think about this?
It seems as though $99 for a US variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II isn’t such a crazy idea after all. Wally World Is offering the Sprint version of the fastest selling Android phone on pre-order for only $99. With only two weeks till release date, you can reserve your very own Epic 4G Touch for a cool Benjamin. Although you won’t be the first in the US to acquire the SGSII, (Alaska won that race), you might at least be the first on your block. In order to qualify for the deal, you must sign a new 2 year contract. Existing customers with an upgrade status will have to pay $154.99.
We’ve got an update for you on T-Mobile’s “All Hands Day” we posted for you yesterday. Tmonews has negated any rumors that this was for the iPhone 5 and stated this will simply be a sale event. Following previous sales of this sort, current rumors say we will see T-Mobile phones at a price of $100 after rebates of $50, $100, or $200 depending on the original cost of the device. We will have to hope these deals apply to both new customers and those ready to receive an upgrade.
A second rumor says there will be a mobile hotspot device introduced running on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps network. I was hoping the Hercules release date would get moved up, but this doesn’t seem to be the case. More info is sure to come so keep a close eye here as we’ll be sure to let you know.
In a recent video by Radio Shack showing off the White HTC EVO 3D, we see a glimpse of the LG Marquee for Sprint. It looks like this could be Sprint’s version of the LG Optimus Black.
About a month ago we showed you a leaked Sprint document that had the LG Optimus Black (LS855) on it. We don’t know for sure, but I would say this is the best guess. If you think differently let us know.
Unfortunately the video has been pulled, but the above picture is a screenshot from the video.
Back in August, A Dusseldorf issued a preliminary injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It was originally for all of Europe (minus the Netherlands), but later changed to just Germany.
Today, the same court upheld that injunction which means the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is banned from any sales in the country. Presiding Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann said the following when delivering the verdict:
“The court is of the opinion that Apple’s minimalistic design isn’t the only technical solution to make a tablet computer, other designs are possible. For the informed customer there remains the predominant overall impression that the device looks like the design Apple has protected in Europe.”
The judge said the court didn’t compare the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the actual iPad, but instead focused on a design Apple filed with the European Union intellectual property agency in Spain.
European online retailer, Phones 4U, has a killer deal right now on the HTC Sensation. The Sensation is one of the few 4G phones to sport a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and a 4.3 inch screen, and can be yours for only £9.99. In order to qualify for such a great price you must sign a 2 year contract at £21.50 a month. This contract gives you 200 minutes of air time, 3000 text messages and 500MB of data. Not a bad deal. For all you heavy data users, you might want to increase your data plan to the next tier. Hit our source link to get your newly discounted HTC Sensation.
[via Phones 4U]
Last month we heard that Costco was going to have a bundle for the DROID Bionic. We were expecting it to be for $299.99, but it came in $20 less at $279.99. With the bundle you get a standard dock, a vehicle navigation dock, and the battery charger with an extra battery. That is $158 in accessories, plus a savings of $20 from Verizon’s price. I would say this is the best deal around, but of course you have to be a member.
Of course, if you don’t want accessories, you can check out the Amazon deal.
A couple of weeks ago we heard that the White EVO 3D would land at Radio Shack. The wait is over, because according to the above document, it will be available starting tomorrow September 9th.
We have no idea how long this will be an exclusive to the Shack, but we are happy that it’s finally available in the U.S.
Switching gears from high-end to low-end, the Kyocera Milano, which was just announced, will be available at Radio Shack tomorrow as well. Talk about opposites.
Sprint just announced a new low-end phone called the Kyocera Milano. It features a QWERTY keyboard, a 3-inch display, and 512MB of memory. Surprisingly it has Gingerbread onboard. I think it is safe to assume Ice Cream Sandwich won’t make it to this baby.
The specs aren’t hot, but the price certainly is. You can get it for $49.99 with a 2-year contract starting tomorrow.
Full press release after the break:
If you want the DROID Bionic, and you going to sign a new 2-year contract, than you need to head over to Amazon. They are offering it for $179.99. That is the good news, the bad news is that it is already backordered with an estimated date of September 9th. I would say the extra few days is well worth the savings.
If you are already a Verizon Wireless subscriber, you can still get a decent deal along with your 2-year contract upgrade. You will save $50 from Verizon’s price and only pay $249.99.