Previous leaks have finally been confirmed…Samsung’s Verizon version of its Galaxy S4 handset is now officially on its way! Samsung announced today via two dedicated webpages that their latest flagship, the GS4, is on its way to Verizon and will be available in to colors, “Black Mist”, and “White Frost”. Hit the break for links to both landing pages. » Read the rest
Recent reports from service providers in Canada and Australia revealed release dates for the HTC One are just around the corner. Canadian and Australian subscribers can expect to see the handsets in their areas on Apr 19th and 23rd respectively. Although pricing has not yet been released, buyers can expect to pay a slightly broader price range than those being charged in the US .
We are still waiting for updated release dates for Europe, and should expect to hear announcements trickle out from that region over the next few weeks.
Hit the break for the announcements.
If this pace keeps up, Galaxy S IV rumors are going to steal all the hype from Mobile World Congress before it even starts. Okay, maybe not, but the rumors are definitely distracting. The latest today comes from SamMobile, who claims to have confirmation from an inside source that Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy S IV on March 15th, which gives them just enough time after MWC to send out some invitations and keep the spotlight on their new flagship. After the announcement, the phone will be released at the start of April, which is a little earlier than the mid-April dates we’ve been seeing.
Like always, European and Asian countries get their hands on the S IV first, while American, Canadian, and Australian carriers will sell the S IV later in May or June. There’s also the standard assortment of accessories Samsung offers with their devices that are slated for a week 15 release in the year, which fits nicely with that early April release. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully you guys are more patient than I am.
Some of the most promising handsets coming out of MWC 2012 weren’t from Motorola, or Samsung, or HTC. They came from Huawei, a company I’m sure you’d otherwise pass by if you weren’t Android device or otherwise tech savvy. The company announced a whole bunch of new devices at this years MWC, and they all look really, really nice. The Chinese manufacturer has announced it will be releasing their Ascend D LTE and P1 LTE models in Europe and Asia this coming July, although no word on a North American release is available just yet.
Unfortunately the LTE version of the Ascend D will in fact NOT be shipping with a quad-core processor, the reason being that LTE doesn’t quite shake hands nicely with quad-core processors just yet. This is little to worry about though as the specifications for the rest of the phone are fairing pretty well. I for one would be very interested in, at the very least, trying one out. Hit the break for the official press release from Huawei.
Following an announcement earlier this month, Barnes & Noble seems to be preparing an imminent release for their newest Nook tablet. The 8GB version seems to be pretty much the same as the $249 version, just packing less internal storage. This will obviously mean the tablet will come at a cheaper price, now becoming closer in competition to the Kindle Fire. All that’s known for sure about the upcoming release is that WalMart is planning to release them on Wednesday, February 22nd, and the tablets should have already arrived in stores.
source: the verge
The time is now and the place is the U.S.. You stateside folks can finally get your hands on the ATT Samsung Galaxy Note! Available at many online retailers and even some brick-and-mortar stores, the AT&T Galaxy Note was officially released today.
Announced back in September, the Note’s Euro version was released a few months ago and according to Samsung, has already shipped over 1 million units. Originally speculated by many to be too large of a smartphone to be widely adopted, the Note has already seen overwhelming success. In fact, even though the device wasn’t considered “new” anymore at this years CES, the Note all but stole the show. Once the 5.3-inch phablet actually made its way in to peoples hands, it seemed the general response instantly turned from negative to positive. The one word I have heard used to describe the device more than any other (besides “huge”), is “beautiful.” » Read the rest
A few weeks back, when we had the opportunity to join up with Sony during CES, we got a first hand look at the upcoming stain resistant, fast charging, Xperia S smartphone. We were pretty impressed with Sony’s presentation of its soon to be Solo flagship device, but were even more pleased to learn that this awesome phone would be available sometime in March.
It wasn’t a matter of time before retailers started listing the device on their respective websites as “available in March,” leading many to believe Sony was on track with the previously mentioned launch plans. That was until Play.com posted that they expected to receive shipment of the Xperia S on January 30th. » Read the rest
So it’s officially official. You can actually get your mitts on the new DROID RAZR MAXX this Thursday, Jan. 26th. We had previously thought that the 26th was going to be the day, but according to the Verizon press release we got this morning we know it’s true.
The RAZR MAXX is just a larger version of the RAZR in that it holds a 3300 mAh battery, and Moto claims this puppy can handle 21 hours of straight talk time. They are even going as far as holding a 24 hour event on Feb. 6th to test the battery’s longevity. So if it’s 4G you want and longer battery life you need, this may be the device of your dreams. To see the device in action, check out our hands on video from CES and be sure to let us know if you plan on picking one up!
Full press release after this break. » Read the rest
Ever heard of Sphero? Up until today I sure hadn’t. Sphero is a robotic ball made by Orbotix that rolls around at your command through the use of apps on your Android smartphone. I really didn’t understand the whole concept and fascination of this gadget until I watched a promo video of the device in action. This thing looks pretty sweet. Not only can you control the balls movement, you can alter the color of its internal LED and much more. To help explain Sphero better you should probably check out this short video below.
How cool is that!? According to Sphero’s blog, today the Orbotix team sent out the first units to lucky folks who got their pre orders in early. Sphero sells for $139.99 shipped, and if you order now you might just receive shipment in January. » Read the rest
Are you a little bummed that Boost Mobile only offers 3 different Android phones at this time? Well you in luck! A couple press shots just popped up over at Pocketnow showing 2 more Android devices that will soon be on their way to the prepaid carrier.
The LG Optimus Black (aka Sprint Marquee), and the full QWERTY Samsung Replenish, will soon be added to Boost Mobile’s line-up. We don’t quite have any definitive release date info, but we suspect they will arrive sometime in the first half of 2012. One bit of cool news to report is that LG had earlier confirmed that the Optimus Black is slated to receive the Android 4.0 update sometime in the future. ICS on Boost, Woot!