Amazon and Target offer the Samsung Galaxy S III for $149.99

Target and Amazon Wireless have been quick to push out this deal to existing AT&T customers. I don’t doubt if you haven’t upgraded to a new Android device recently there’s a pretty good reason. That reason is most likely you’re waiting on the Samsung Galaxy S III. And if you frugal (read: cheap) like me you should jump on this deal. Both Amazon and Target are now offering the SGS3 for $149.99 as an upgrade with a new contract. This deal is a bit different than usual. The best discount is being offered to those wanting to upgrade, and that’ll make the AT&T customers happy I’m sure. If you’re considering leaving your current carrier and signing with AT&T you’ll have to pay a whole $40 more at $189.99 to get your hands on this latest and greatest Samsung handset.

Choices are great aren’t they? So if you’re in the market for a Samsung Galaxy S III check out the sources for your next upgrade to the latest Samsung Android phone on the market.

 

Source: Amazon & Target

Motorola MB886/Dinara Makes Another Brief Appearance, Shows Up At FCC’s Door Wearing AT&T Colors

Well well well, looks like we have yet another sneaky sighting of the mysterious Motorola MB886 handset. Also known as the Dinara, the device recently made an appearance at the FCC and includes LTE bands that give an awful strong hint it’s AT&T-bound. There’s no additional information on the device, though it was previously reported the smartphone will have a 720P display and possibly an LTE-friendly Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor.

Looks like we’re getting closer and closer to finally seeing the Atrix 3 Dinara finally hit AT&T stores. Hopefully customers will be ready for yet another MOTO device.

source: FCC
via: Engadget

Halloween Will Welcome LG LS970 For Sprint And LG E970 For AT&T

We already saw two image leaks of the LG Eclipse 4G, or LS970, back in May. Well it’s exposing itself again, but this time through a User Agent Profile, a Bluetooth Certification filing, and a GLBenchmark post. We even learn a bit more this time around.

Let’s look at the Bluetooth Certification listing. It lists the design name as LG LTE/3G Mobile Phone(LG-E970/ LG-LS970). That’s two model numbers, the LS970 and the E970. The LS970 is coming to Sprint, as we already knew from the prior leaks, but what’s this E970 all about? Well, according to a benchmark listing found on GLBenchmark, the E970 is AT&T-bound.

Presumably, these are both essentially the same phone, but each built for a different carrier. Examining the User Agent Profile, we see that the E970 (the AT&T one) has a 1280 x 768 screen resolution, with a pixel density of 320ppi if the phone’s screen size is indeed 4.67-inches. Comparing that to what GLBenchmark lists for the LS970 (the Sprint one) we see that the Sprint version has a slightly lower resolution at 1280 x 720, giving the AT&T model the edge in the display department.

The last bit of new info we get is a possible release date from the Bluetooth Certification. It reads, “This model will be available on North America Market around 2012.10.31.” So by Halloween, we could be seeing this device hit shelves just in time for the start of the holiday season. But will it be enough to fend off the stiff competition by the likes of Samsung and HTC?

source: glbenchmark, bluetooth.org, user agent profile

Imangi and Disney Pixar Announce Temple Run: Brave, Now Available in the Play Store

Great news for those of you who can’t get enough Temple Run in your life! Imangi has teamed up with Disney Pixar and just released the new an improved Temple Run: Brave edition. Based off of the new Disney movie, The Brave, you play as the movie’s main character Merida, and run through temples that have much improved graphics over the original Temple Run. Not only are the visuals completely new, you also get to shoot a bow to try and hit moving targets with arrows. This definitely adds another level of difficulty so don’t let the Disney theme fool you. This game is just as cool, if not better than the original and I highly recommend you check it out. There is one thing, though. This time around they are asking for $.99 in the Play Store but I am going to have to say it’s worth it. Jump past the break for the official trailer and Play Store links.
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Verizon Pushes Back the Galaxy S III Ship Date

Brutal! Guess what guys? Verizon just pushed back the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S III! Really, no joke. The original estimated ship date was July 9th and now it’s the… 10th. OK, not to bad, eh? I know, I just wanted to build up the suspense a little before I broke the news. Anyway, for whatever reason they decided to push the ship date back and aren’t telling us why. Either way it’s definitely gonna be here later than the AT&T and Sprint version so what’s an extra day anyway? There is always the remote possibility that pre-orders land on doorsteps across the nation a tad early, but until that happens you can just plan on the 10th for now. Sorry dudes.

source: Verizon
via: Droid Life

 

Google Gets Uber Creative with its Play Store Movie Rentals Promo [Video]

Just when you thought Google couldn’t get any cooler, they go and make a promo video for Play Store movie rentals that is just about the most awesome ad spot I have ever seen. Not only is it clever and creative, they managed to come up with probably the most unique video to ever showcase the movie rental.

Starring a banana and a crafty scientist, the 60 second spot shows viewers how easy it is to start a Google Play video rental on your laptop and seamlessly finish the movie from where you left off on your tablet. Not only that, you can do this across any Android device, from a Google TV product, to an Android phone. It just works… Unless you live in Europe, that is.

Making a solid effort to bring more movie rentals to the Play Store, Google has recently signed deals with MGM and Paramount. Although it may not be the best price point or the widest selection quite yet, you can bet Google will whip their video rental service into shape in no time. Now, you really gotta jump past the break to check out this video. It’s all kinds of radical.
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Samsung Galaxy S III Plays Well With Others

  

The Samsung Galaxy S III is already one of the most capable phones out there, and now we’re hearing even more about its capability to use external accessories via the microUSB port. XDA user NZtechfeak has done some testing and discovered that the latest and greatest from Samsung will play USBHost to XBOX 360, PS3 and Wii controllers, as well as portable hard drives, flash drives, keyboards, mice and more.  You’ll need a USB-To-Go adapter to make it all work, but after that the integration is seamless.  See the video after the break showing the possibilities…


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Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 sport a flexible display? Most likely not

 

A couple of days ago we told you about the rumored specs for the upcoming Galaxy Note 2, which will probably release in the Fall. Now a newspaper in Korea is reporting that it will sport a 5.3-inch flexible display. We’ve heard a lot about flexible displays by Samsung, but they aren’t expected to be in production till next year. This seems like someone just spreading rumors. Like that hasn’t ever happened before!!

Anyways, if you really want to spread a rumor, it seems more likely that the Galaxy S IV will sport a flexible display in May of 2013. I’m not making any predictions nor is that from any information. I’m just trying to be realistic. What do you guys think? It would be cool to see the next Note in a flexible display, but I’m just not buying it.

source: sammobile

 

DROID Bionic Update 5.9.905 Passes With Flying Colors, On Its Way To The Masses

For those of you literally scouring the web for any and every bit of DROID Bionic news you can find, here’s a big tidbit for you.  With the previous soak tests now complete, update 5.9.905 is well underway to a DROID Bionic near you.  You should be receiving the update via OTA shortly so keep checking.  Compared to other updates, it’s a rather small one however, it will address a number of bugs such as the LTE data issues most have been experiencing.  Remember, to check for an update go to Settings–>About phone–>System updates.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the update in the comments below.

source: Droid Life