Cricket, with it’s fast growing Muve Music service, will be introducing themselves into 1,300 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile locations nationwide. The Samsung Vitality and the ZTE Score will be availble first at Best Buy with the ZTE Chorus becoming available before the holiday season. With the Vitality available for $199.99 and the Score at $129.99, both will be able to take advantage of the $55/month Muve Music Rate plan to enjoy unlimited song downloads, unlimited TXT and MMS, unlimited 3G, and 1,000 nation wide minutes. The ZTE Chorus seems to be on Feature Phone plan at $45/month giving the same exact benefits as the previous. Sounds interesting enough to check out. Check out the full press release after the break and let us know what you think.
Samsung has been gearing up for their Galaxy Tab 8.9 and you can now pre-order both the 16GB ($469.99) and 32GB ($569.99) models over at Best Buy. Packed with Android 3.1, a dual-core 1GHz processor, and an 8.9-inch 1200×800 WXGA display this is sure to be a good choice if the 10-inch version isn’t for you. Best Buy’s estimated arrival date is listing 9/25 through 9/30, so hop over to the page via the source link to make one yours.
Back in April, Verizon Wireless started testing a $50 unlimited plan for prepaid phones in select markets. It obviously went well because they are going to make it nationally available this week.
The $50 per month fee will include unlimited talk, text, and Web use. It will be available in Verizon stores, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Target.
As phone prices come down, the prepaid segment is only going to grow. Right now Verizon only has 4.4 million prepaid customers, and in contrast, Sprint has 13.8 million customers.
“This is a very competitive market, and we want to make sure we have a price portfolio to fit a greater number of customers,” Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney said. “In these times, there are some people who would prefer living on a prepaid plan.”
Last night we showed you a leaked photo of a document showing upcoming Verizon Wireless phones along with what phone they were replacing. It was taken by a Best Buy Mobile employee, and the document was handed out by a Verizon rep. Some people might consider it a fake because of some misspellings, but interestingly enough, another Best Buy document has surfaced that is showing similar information, but in a different format.
The spelling is okay, but it doesn’t prove anything. This time Samsung is spelled out for the Samsung Prime (instead of SAM), and it still shows as replacing the DROID Charge. A notable exception is the Thunderbolt 2. For whatever reason it is omitted, but I don’t think it means that it won’t be launching soon. If both of these documents are real, than it’s obvious that each rep or district is making their own copies. It is possible that this rep made their copy before the Thunderbolt 2 (or Vigor) was clear.
I do find it interesting that the Bionic is on this list, and not on the other. It is obviously not replacing anything, nor will it be replaced anytime soon. I think it is on the list to show it as a new release much like the Pantech Breakout, which also isn’t replacing anything. This is further proof that this list was created way before last night’s leak.
So hey, more colors (and by extension, more choices) are good, right? According to Pocketnow, the coveted HTC EVO 3D will be seeing an additional color of not only RadioShack white, but Best Buy purple. While this isn’t too much of a surprise, given Best Buy’s exclusive release of the white HTC EVO 4G, the third color is definitely something of note. Hopefully, this is something we’ll see in the future, as more choice is good for everyone, particularly the consumer. So what do you think? Black, white, or purple? Let us know in the comments!
We showed you the leaked image last week so it is no surprise that the DROID Bionic is officially in the Best Buy September buyer’s guide. It just came out, and the full specs are listed with no surprises. We just want the phone to just launch already. Main specs include a 4.3″ qHD screen, OMAP4 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera, and 4G LTE. The price isn’t listed, but we are expecting $299 with a 2-year contract or $589 off contract.
If this phone didn’t have 4G LTE, it wouldn’t stand a chance against the upcoming release of Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. It still could be dead in the water, but I am still anxious to get my hands on one.
We have known about the White DROID Incredible 2 for a while now, and the recently leaked Best Buy buyers guide gave us further confirmation. Now all we need is the official announcement, and that has now been completed since Best Buy just gave us a press reelase. The only thing left is to head over to Best Buy starting this Sunday, August 21st, and hand over $149 for this gorgeous phone. The specs are the same as the black DROID Incredible 2, but lets face it, white is the new black.
Full press release after the break
Starting this Sunday, August 21st, Best Buy will let you walk out of the store with a FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the purchase of a Samsung 3D LED HDTV.
You will have the choice of the 46″ LED 1080p smart 3D HDTV for $1,499.99 or you can grab the 55″ version for $1,999.99. Either one will net you the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for free.
If you were thinking about grabbing a 3D set, I can’t think of a better time than now. The deal ends Saturday, August 27th. Let us know if you decide to grab one.
Full press release after the break
Remember when we showed you some images of a rumored white version of the Droid Incredible 2? Well, a Best Buy buyer’s guide is showing they will have this exclusive white device at a decent $149 after contract. It’s said to be in-stock on August 21st, so it should be ready to purchase soon. This is good news if you’re a fan of colors other than the average black slate. It’s still a solid mid-level Android phone even if it’s lacking 4G. Anyone looking to rock the white?
Pics courtesy of AC