Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II is now on sale for $299 with a new two-year contract. Like it’s other US brethren, the device sports a 5.5-inch 1,280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 8-megapixel rear camera atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Color choices include Marble White and Titanium Grey. As with nearly all of Sprint’s new devices, the Galaxy Note II supports the carrier’s newly-formed 4G LTE network, so long as you’re in one of the (very) limited number of markets.
Are you planning on picking up the Galaxy Note II? Let us know in the commentsbelow.
If you were curious as to how Samsung did during Q3 of this year due to their Galaxy S III sales, the wait is over. Samsung has released their over all sales results of Q3 and it’s a whopping 7.4 billion. Obviously the Galaxy S III has a lot to do with that as their mobile division’s sales more than doubles compared to the same time as last years. Samsung claims to have sold about 18-20 millions Galaxy S III’s during July-September. In comparison, Apple has sold about 26.9 million iPhone’s in that same time period, obviously with most of that being their new iPhone 5.
The large sales in their mobile department also helped mask the fact that their chip sales was cut to almost half as compared to the previous year. Nonetheless, Samsung still posted a record sales number and they’re showing no signs of slowing down with the expected hit of their new Galaxy Note 2 as it is now just starting to hit America.
What do you guys think of Samsung’s record sales? And do you think they’ll slow down or only continue to soar?
Sprint has released their earnings during the 3rd quarter of 2012. Here are some of the key information in their findings:
- Sprint platform wireless service revenue growth of 14 percent year-over-year; eighth consecutive quarter of double digit percentage year-over-year growth
- Best ever third quarter for both Sprint platform postpaid churn of 1.88 percent and Sprint platform prepaid churn of 2.93 percent
- Strong total iPhone sales of approximately 1.5 million – 40 percent to new customers
- 4G LTE now launched in 32 cities with over 115 more expected in coming months
Sprint is also reporting their wireless service revenues of nearly $7.3 billion during the quarter, an increase of nearly 6 percent year-over-year. Also looks like the iPhone 5 helped out a lot in during Sprint’s 3Q as a total of 1.5 million units were sold during that time. Last but not least, Sprint claims they have sold over 1 million LTE capable devices even before the launch of the iPhone 5.
For more information, head on over to the source link!
LG’s latest flagship device, the Optimus G, is all set to land on TELUS come November the 13th. While pricing has yet to be released, you can expect it to be around the $200 range on contract similar to its American counterpart. The reviews of the Optimus G have been outstanding and I have no doubts that this device will be a good one. Sadly, LG just doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to updates and taking care of their customers.
Also keep in mind that the Optimus G will indeed come with a fully locked bootloader. If you’re a rooter and modder, that may be something you keep an eye on. Other than that I see no other reason not to get this device if you’re in the market for a high end Android phone. Here’s what you can expect with the Optimus G:
- Chipset: 1.5 GHz Quad-core Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor
- Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Network: 2G / 3G / LTE
- Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
- Memory: 32GB
- RAM: 2GB DDR
- Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
- Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
- Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
- Weight: 145g
- Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC
Any TELUS customers waiting for this device?
As we’ve previously reported, T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 2 does have LTE. According to reports, hardware wise T-Mobile’s Note 2 is exactly like AT&T’s, and that means LTE bands as well. Obviously, T-Mobile’s LTE network isn’t up and running yet so the bands aren’t turned on out of the box.
The Galaxy Note II features a Qualcomm 9215M chipset which provides the hardware capability to support both HSPA+42 and LTE. T-Mobile plans to reach more than 200 million Americans with LTE by the end of 2013. The Galaxy Note II will not automatically access T-Mobile’s LTE network. We will share more information on how and when the Galaxy Note II will support T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network when the network is available.
My guess is a software update in the near future will enable them so that 4G LTE will be able to be used. I feel that this is great news as it essentially future proof’s the Note 2. Does the fact that it has LTE make you want the Note 2 even more now? Let us know!
source: The Verge
Samsung has managed to snag an exclusive deal to lock Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app to the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy S III. Wondering what Bamboo Paper has to offer? Here’s a quick description:
Note taking on your smartphone made easy
Do more with your ideas – sketch or write them in an authentic paper-like digital notebook. Enjoy realistic inking and a fluid interface to make quick notes, sketches or drawings.
Feel in control of what you write or sketch with our responsive and fast inking that follows the movement of your hand.
Finding your notes is as easy as flipping through the pages of your notebook.
This app works best when paired with the Bamboo Stylus from Wacom. Find out which Stylus is best for you by visiting bamboostylus.wacom.com.
The app is free, and I do expect it to get out of Samsung’s exclusivity in due time. Hit the break for a QR code and download link.
Sick of zombie shoot-em-up games yet? Well, lets hope not as one more has just came out thanks to Gameloft by the name of Zombiewood. The game is free, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being a “freemium.” Game looks simple enough, it’s an over-view type and you shoot up as many zombies as you can as they swarm around you on each level.
Kind of reminds me of SNES’s classic “Zombies Ate My Neighbor.” That’ll probably always be my lifelong favorite zombie game. If any of you all remember that, then kudo points for you! Hit up the break for a short video about Gameloft’s Zombiewood and a QR code for download!
Earlier I posted how Samsung released 3 videos showcasing their Galaxy S III and it’s advantageous features. Now they’re at it again with 3 videos showcasing their brand new Galaxy Note 2 and some of it’s best features.
First they show how much improved their new S-Pen is and the possibilities it has. Then the next two shows how easy and nice multitasking is on the Note 2 with it’s huge 5.5” screen, and how great of an entertainment system the Note 2 is such as gaming and watching videos. Head on over after the break and check out the 3 videos and let us know what you all think about them!
Even Andy Android figurines are in Halloween spirits! Dyzplastic has worked their magic yet again and created a Halloween “Werewolf” edition of their much popular Android figurine set.
The figurine will be available on October 30th so sit tight till then! Head on over to the source link for a 350 degree view of the figurine.
A couple weeks ago you may recall Best Buy held a special sale on the Samsung Galaxy S III. If you missed that one day event, here is your chance to grab one again, this time on Friday, October 26th. If it is like the last sale, the $100 discount can be used on new line activations or on eligible upgrades. You will be limited to Verizon, AT&T or Sprint for your carrier choice. According to sources, the 16GB model is part of the promotion. If you were looking for a deal on a Galaxy S III, this is a great opportunity.
source: Droid Life