T-Mobile is putting quite a bit of weight behind its prepaid plans, and the carrier is using CES as a great marketing tool. They’ve officially confirmed the unlimited 4G data to prepaid plans, and they’re using the Optimus L9 to try and attract a few customers who don’t want to drop several hundred dollars on buying a phone outright. The L9 isn’t going to wow anyone, especially with what we’ve seen at CES so far, but at $200 for unlimited, unthrottled HSPA+, it’s not a bad deal. Hit the link below to check out the details on T-Mobile’s site, and be sure to follow the rest of our CES coverage here.
LG announced today that the company has moved 10 million L-series phones worldwide comprising of the LG Optimus L3, L5, L7, and L9. While that figure may sound good, LG in fact has simply called it ‘modest.’ In business speak, that sounds as if LG didn’t quite meet sales forecasts. It’s a little confusing as they use the word ‘modest’ in the same sentence as the word ‘milestone.’ Regardless, it looks as if they have in fact reached that 10 million milestone. Their goal is to move 35 million smartphones by the end of the 2012 and without any sales figures regarding the Nexus 4, not to mention the perceived shortage; they may fall short.
It may be the start of the holiday season, but there are always great deals available for prospective smartphone shoppers looking to grab a sweet phone that won’t break the bank. In fact, there used to be the notion that in order to grab a phone under $100 on-contract, you’d have to settle for an outdated or budget-level device. However that notion is no longer the case as customers across all carriers can easily find a decent (if not great) device for a reasonable price. Of course figuring out which device may be a bit difficult, but don’t fret— Talk Android has you covered as we’ve come up with a solid guide with our recommendations of the best devices for under $100 on-contract for your respective wireless carrier. So without further ado, head on past the break to see our picks of the best devices that won’t break the bank.
Two weeks ago we revealed that the LG Optimus L9 would be available on T-Mobile’s network after a few leaked shots were revealed. Today, T-Mobile confirmed what we all like to hear – launch date and pricing. The Optimus L9 will launch on October 31st for $79.99 on a two-year contract with a $50 mail-in rebate. For this mid-range device, you’ll get modest specs:
- 4.7-inch 540 x 960 display
- Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich
- 1 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM
- 5 megapixel camera
- 2,150 mAh battery
There’s certainly a lot of competition in the mid-range market these days. What are your thoughts on this LG device? Will you opt for a different mid-range, or will you splurge for a premium device? After all, ’tis the season.
It certainly seems like that time of year, when retailers begin their holiday inventory and setting their price points. Tonight we’re hearing that Walmart pricing has been leaked on a couple of T-Mobile phones that may be of interest to you. TmoNews has information revealing the pricing of select T-Mobile, on-contract devices from Walmart. The rumored pricing are as follows:
Walmart is typically cheaper than T-Mobile on its devices so it’s a little interesting that these prices are a mirror version of T-Mobile’s. Just keep in mind that with all leaked pricing, it’s always subject to change. What are your thoughts or experiences on purchasing your device and plan through Walmart?
Well, now we can say that it’s official. Last week, we reported images of the LG Optimus L9 complete with T-Mobile branding were leaked. Today, T-Mobile and LG have officially announced its availability. LG is touting the device’s sleek, stylish, and thin frame (.36-inches thin) to go along with its 4.5-inch qHD display, 1GHz dual-core processor, and long-lasting battery. Pricing and a solid release date have yet to be announced, other than the vague “fall” release window. However, it’s safe to say that we’ll probably see the sleek device by November. If interested, you may also want to keep checking T-Mobile’s device page on its website since it may be listed as “Coming Soon” in the coming days. Hit the break for the full press release. Read more
The LG Optimus L9 cruised through the FCC recently, and it looks like it’s headed to T-Mobile because @evleaks tweeted an image of the said device. The Optimus L9 features a 4.7-inch qHD (960 x 540) IPS display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 4GB of storage, and a 2150mAh battery.
We have no idea on availability or pricing, but I would imagine it will land by the holidays.
LG’s Optimus L9, the latest phone in LG’s budget-friendly L Series lineup, is one step closer to its European release. The L9 has officially passed through FCC frequency testing which is a good sign that its release should be right around the proverbial corner. If you remember, LG stole the early spotlight before IFA officially kicked off with the announcement of the Optimus L9. The Korean manufacturer touted the phone’s 4.7-inch IPS display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of on board storage – not bad at all for this sleek, budget-friendly device. We will of course provide an update when a solid release date is announced.
LG has managed to steal the spotlight before IFA 2012 even kicks off, and it doesn’t look like the company is planning on slowing down anytime soon. The Korean-based manufacturer just announced the Optimus L9, the newest addition to its budget-oriented L series. With it’s 4.7-inch IPS display and dual-core 1GHz processor, the L9 is not a slacker by any means. Additionally, the device is outfitted with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of on board storage.
Also included is LG’s revamped software, which features a redesigned virutual keyboard and a language translation app. Dubbed My Style Keypad, the new keyboard allows users to manually adjust the placement of keys to make for an easier one-handed typing experience. Finding your way through a foreign country is now less difficult, as the QTranslator translation application uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to translate words and sentences from 44 different languages. Pricing and availability are still unknown, but we’ll let you know when we find out more. In the meantime, you can read the full press release below.