T-Mobile to launch the LG F Flex and Optimus F3Q on February 5th

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T-Mobile recently opened up pre-registration for LG’s curved G Flex, and now you can pre-order the device for when it launches. According to T-Mobile, the G Flex will cost 0 down and cost customers 24 payments of $28 a month. This makes T-Mobile the third carrier to offer pre-orders for the G Flex, behind Sprint and AT&T.

Alongside the G Flex, T-Mobile will also be offering a QWERTY-toting Optimus F3Q. The F3Q will sport a 4-inch screen, QWERTY keyboard, and a 5 megapixel camera, and will cost customers 0 down and $13 a month for 24 months, making it a very affordable smartphone compared to the G Flex. » Read the rest

LG Enact now available on Verizon, buy it now for only $19.99 (with new 2 year contract)

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LG has released a surprisingly solid device in the Enact, considering that its mid-range specs are complemented by a very nice design. It’s almost as if they took their (once highly successful) LG enV and turned it into a smartphone.

The device is now available online through Verizon for only $19.99 with a new 2 year contract and features 4G LTE connectivity, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 5 MP rear-shooter, a VGA front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a 400 x 800 resolution display, a Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, a 2,460 mAh battery, 8 GB internal memory, and up to 64 GB of expandable memory via microSD.

Certainly nothing to sneeze at considering the price. If you don’t feel like breaking the bank on any of the new flagships that are coming out, the LG Enact definitely serves as a viable option to be your next device.

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LG Enact, a 4-inch QWERTY slider for Verizon, shows up in leaked render

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The LG Enact is a mid-range slider device headed to Verizon sometime in the near future, and thanks to @evleaks we’re getting a good look at the device. The specs are definitely mid-range, with a 480 x 800 resolution screen and a Snapdragon 400 or S4 Pro CPU for the processor.

It definitely looks like it’ll be a solid choice for anyone who wants a more affordable device or can’t live without the QWERTY keyboard, (and Verizon seems to the be the only carrier still catering to that market) but it won’t compete with the HTC One or LG G2 that we’re expecting soon on Big Red. But at a fraction of the cost of those bigger name devices, it might be worth a look. Anybody planning on picking one up whenever it launches?

source: evleaks

Mysterious Samsung GT-B7810 Images Surface, Indicates Follow-Up To The Galaxy M Pro Is On The Way

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You may not remember this— but back in 2011, Samsung introduced a Blackberry-esque smartphone called the Galaxy M Pro. The smartphone came with a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.66-inch display and Gingerbread 2.3 among the noteworthy features. The device was a mild success to the business professional demographic, so Sammy went ahead and developed a pretty attractive successor behind the scenes and is now seen in all its beautiful glory. Images of a mysterious Ice Cream Sandwich-powered GT-B7810 recently surfaced which features a HSDPA cellular radio, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, a 1,200mAh and Bluetooth 3.0. All of those features are crammed into what looks to be a faux-brushed aluminum or metal finish, complimented by what looks to be a really nice keyboard.

 

There’s no additional word on when exactly we’ll see the device unleashed into the masses. But then again it probably shouldn’t be too long of a wait— the device already received FCC certification last year, so it should be on shelves sooner than later.

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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q image suggests release on August 15th

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Last month we reported that Samsung and T-Mobile were preparing to release the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q on August 15th. The accuracy of that date was strengthened in a recently released press shot of the new device that shows a date of August 15th on the screen. Looking for these dates on press images of new devices has been a good method for determining the release date in the past.

The new smartphone is rumored to include a 1.5 GHz dual-core S4 Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 720p (1280 x 720) display, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. With the slide out QWERTY keyboard, the Galaxy S Blaze Q will be the most powerful phone on the market in this form factor. If you are a fan of the physical keyboard, you might want to keep an eye on T-Mobile on the 15th.

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Huawei M660 QWERTY Smartphone Outed By Bluetooth SIG

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Looks like Huawei is set to bring an intriguing Blackberry alternative to the masses in the not-too-distant future. This keyboard-toting specimen called the M660 will be a portrait-mode QWERTY smartphone featuring a CDMA/EVDO radio inside, with the frequencies pointing specifically to the infamous MetroPCS brand. In addition, Huawei is more or less budget-friendly when it comes to many of its devices, so naturally the M660 will likely be no different as it will probably feature a few snaps of Gingerbread 2.3 and a modest ( < 1GHz) processor.

Additional details are scarce for now, but since it’s been outed on the Bluetooth SIG website, it won’t be a long wait before we see Huawei and/or MetroPCS spill out additional details.

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Sprint Reveals Express QWERTY Phone For $19.99

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You all remember that mystery QWERTY phone we mentioned last week? Well, Sprint has finally confirmed what we already knew before by formally unveiling the phone formerly known as the Express. In case you’ve forgotten, the phone feature a 2.6-inch touchscreen, 600MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, 1,500mAh battery, Sprint ID, and Gingerbread 2.3.

Oh and one little reminder for you all: it’s available online for $19.99 (on contract). Let’s just see how many Blackberry QWERTY users this phone can sway into purchasing, especially with the price being right. Hit the break for the full features of the phone. » Read the rest

T-Mobile LG Doubleplay Review

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LG is looking to reinvent multitasking and texting with the Doubleplay, available on T-Mobile. This is a mid-level phone priced at $99 with average specs. If you are looking for something unique this might be the phone for you.

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When you first put the Doubleplay in your hands you will right away notice that it’s a solid phone, however it’s heavy. It comes in at 192 grams. A similar phone, the Samsung Stratosphere comes in at 164 grams. It’s also rather thick as it comes in at 16mm, but the Stratosphere comes in at 14mm.

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Mystery Sprint Device Known As Express Set To Ship By Nov. 18

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Now what suspicious QWERTY device do we have here? Coming straight from Sprint’s Playbook, the mystery device known as the Express, will feature a 2.6-inch touchscreen, 600MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, 1,500mAh battery, Sprint ID, and Gingerbread 2.3. The unbranded device is set to be available for a mere $19.99 (after 2-year contract) via Direct Ship on November 18.

While the specs and pricing screams entry-level, it looks like a solid device. The price point alone will entice new or even existing customers to purchase the phone. In addition, the QWERTY keyboard will no doubt win over Blackberry fanatics people who aren’t comfortable with touchscreen only devices. Look out for more details and information to come forward in the coming days.

(Picture courtesy of Android Central)

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T-Mobile LG Doubleplay unboxing and initial hands on review [Video]

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There might be a battle brewing for high end phones like the DROID RAZR and the Galaxy Nexus, but for mid-range phones, things are also heating up.  LG is looking to differentiate themselves with a dual-screened slide-out QWERTY for T-Mobile, called the Doubleplay. Priced at $99, this isn’t a dual-screen like the Kyocera Echo or the upcoming Sony P tablet. For the Doubleplay, the second screen is a little over half the size of the main screen (3.5-inch and 2-inch respectively), so it’s more of a compliment. It’s supposed to be a quick way to read emails, texts or control your music while leaving whatever is running on the main screen, but you can quickly move anything from the lower screen up to the main screen. The problem lies with the design as the QWERTY keyboard has to be split into two separate keyboards. It’s definitely something cool, but is it really worthwhile?

The rest of the specs include a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB internal storage with 2GB provided via microSD, and a 5MP rear camera with 720p video recording. It’s rather thick at .63 inches (16mm) and heavy at 192 grams, but is definitely unique.

We will do a more in depth review soon, but for now checkout my quick hands on review.

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