Since last March or so Verizon has been testing out their new HomeFusion Broadband network and now the carrier says it’s ready to deploy nationwide. The service should be rolling out wherever LTE service is currently available which Big Red says is 230 markets. For those deeming it reasonable to upgrade, they can sign up for the new service at any Verizon Wireless store and they’ll soon receive an antenna professionally installed in their home. Reported speeds were estimated to be 5-12 Mbps down and 2-5 Mbps on the up-link. Whether or not it sounds like something worth upgrading to is going to be up to the consumer. Why? The service begins at $60 per month giving you 10GB’s of data or $120/mo for 30GB’s. As usual, there is a $10 per 1GB overage charge for either tier. In addition, the hardware installation will run you a one time $199.99 fee which supplies you with the modem and router. As of now, it’s not making much sense to upgrade from your current cable Internet. Furthermore, Verizon is currently offering a “double data” deal which supplies the user with 20GB’s of data for $80 per month while the HomeFusion plus hardware installation fee is significantly higher. Only time will tell whether or not this deal kicks off or it gets quickly revamped to make more sense in Vz’s lineup of services and offerings. What do you think?
HTC felt they needed to give Sprint customers a taste of the great quality of the HTC EVO 4G LTE camera. They decided to go ahead and post a number of photos utilizing the HTC ImageSense tech to their Facebook page. I’m sure you all got a chance to check out the AT&T review of the HTC One X that our own Robert Nazarian did yesterday. If you didn’t you should be ashamed and check it out now. Don’t worry I’ll wait…………………….Done? Let’s continue.
That review of course was not the EVO 4G LTE, but it gives us insight into what we can expect from this soon to be released Sprint branded device. Although the EVO 4G LTE will have a microSD slot, larger battery and a kickstand to compliment. Pre-orders on the EVO 4G LTE start on Monday, May 7th. Right now choices are abounding on the Now Network. Possibly you should pick up the recently released Galaxy Nexus, maybe pre-order the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Monday, or wait until after today’s Samsung event at 2pm Eastern Standard Time and see what they can offer to keep your attention. Samsung Galaxy S III anyone? For now, hit the source and check out the photo’s HTC has posted over at Facebook and get a taste of what’s to come.
Bell customers who want to get their hands on the HTC One S won’t have to wait much longer. The internal doc above shows us that it will be available on May 17 for $599.95. Of course that’s the off contract price. As for contract pricing, we don’t have any of them yet. We also expect to see the One S on SaskTel, Telus, and Virgin. In fact Virgin already has a registration page up. Be sure to check out our hands on and full review.
source: mobile syrup
Another day, another major company launching a cloud storage solution program. While we mainly focus on the world of Android (obviously), every now and then we’ll report on something noteworthy that’s Mac or PC-based. To that end— cloud storage options have exploded in recent years for us Android fanatics and now we have yet another means of being able to save our precious files. This time Amazon is offering its free Cloud Drive desktop app for all Amazon users on Windows and Mac-based computers. The app would allow users to:
- Easily upload your photos, documents, videos and other files
- Drag and drop files and folders to the Cloud Drive icon
- Right-click any file or folder and send to Amazon Cloud Drive
- Easy download of one or more files and folders from Cloud Drive
- Uploads and downloads run in the background
- Continue using your computer as you normally would, the app can handle restarts and lost internet connections without losing your data
- You can pause and resume at any time
So there you have it folks, yet another method to save those precious, precious files. Hit the source link for more info.
We’re a little over 5 hours away and the speculation is still rampant on what the Next Galaxy is going to be. Other than it being called a Galaxy S III, and even that’s not guaranteed, we’re expecting a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Plus 720p HD display, an Exynos 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, and 12MP camera. Expansys, has a listing for the Galaxy S III in their latest email newsletter that show the major specs, and they’re a little lower than expectations. The quad-core is in place, but the display is shown as 4.6-inches and the camera is at 8MP.
Could it just be a placeholder? Seems strange that it would even be placed in the newsletter to begin with, placeholder or not. Even it was a placeholder, I would think Expansys wouldn’t put out information like that because they are a major tech retailer and not some fly by night operation. I guess we will know for sure in a few hours.
The N.O.V.A. 3 video trailers continue, and with this latest one, the similarities to the Halo series get stronger with the appearance of a Warthog-like vehicle. Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. 3 multiplayer requires players to work together to drive vehicles, just like in Halo. Expect N.O.V.A. 3 to be out this month. Judging from the trailer, it can’t come soon enough!
Trailer after the break…
The HTC Rezound has already had one or two of tastes of Ice Cream Sandwich in the past. Looks like the folks at AndroidPolice have uncovered build 3.13.605.7, the latest iteration of Android 4.0.3 for the rezound that not only fixes a bunch of bugs, but adds new radios as well.
Hit the break for instructions, download links, and changelog.
You T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G users have had a rough patch lately, watching as other Sensation users around the world receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update before you. Looks like you won’t have to wait much longer, let alone until June 16th, as T-Mobile just announced on the device’s support page that ICS testing has been successfully completed and the official roll-out should begin “very soon.”
May 2 News: The Android 4.0 (ICS) update for the HTC Sensation 4G has completed its testing process and we expect it to be available very soon. Please stay tuned for an official communication from T-Mobile regarding how and when you’ll be able to receive the update.
I know the thought of an ICS update along with a fresh version of Sense sounds rather appealing, I should inform you that based on other HTC ICS updates, it looks as though you will receive Sense 3.6 (Sense 4 Lite) instead of Sense 4. Still better than nothing, no? Either way, keep an eye out for the new update to be hitting your device any day now. Let’s just hope T-Mobile’s version of “very soon” is same same as yours and mine!
Yesterday we told you about a recent T-Mobile leak that outed the release date for the budget friendly Huawei Prism. We have been hearing about this device since early March and yesterday we finally learned that it should be released on May 6th. According to an official T-Mobile press release that was released today, the Prism will be hitting Best Buy stores on May 6th and wont be available in T-Mo retail locations until the 23rd. It seems Best Buy worked out a deal to be the exclusive seller for a few days because Walmart won’t begin selling the phone until May 9th.
As a reminder, the Huawei Prism is a 3.5-inch HVGA device with a 600MHz processor, a 3.2MP fixed-focus camera that will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The specs aren’t much to write home about but the price sure is. It will only cost $20 on contract after a $50 mail-in rebate and will only be $150 without any commitments. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, jump past the break to read the full press release.
You UK folks who frequently use the rail system might be pleased to know that National Rail just released an official Android app called National Rail Enquiries. What was previously disbursed across a number of different apps is now consolidated into one easy to use application. The new app lets you plan out journeys as well as provides offline access to departure and arrival times. There is even a handy reminder feature that will let you know 30 minutes before your train leaves and even a 5 minute reminder to let you know when you are about to arrive to your destination. This is especially handy for those evening commutes when a nap is usually in order. You can grab the free, ad-based app from the Google Play Store through either link below. Happy travels! Check out the full press release after the break.
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