Slide-out keyboards seem to be filling the news today. We just received an email stating that Sprint will roll out the LG Mach on November 11th for $99 on-contract. Sporting a nice slide-out keyboard, the device also is respectable on the features front. Here’s what we’re looking at:
Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
1.2GHz dual-core processor
Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset
1 GB RAM
4” WVGA touch screen (480 x 800)
8GB eMMC and microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
Battery: 1700mAh Li-ion
3G/4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n
Dual Cameras: 5-megapixel rear-facing with flash and video capture and 0.3 megapixel VGA front-facing camera
Slide-outs aren’t for everyone, but there are still a lot of you out there that prefer these devices. What are your thoughts on this particular device?
Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II is now on sale for $299 with a new two-year contract. Like it’s other US brethren, the device sports a 5.5-inch 1,280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 8-megapixel rear camera atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Color choices include Marble White and Titanium Grey. As with nearly all of Sprint’s new devices, the Galaxy Note II supports the carrier’s newly-formed 4G LTE network, so long as you’re in one of the (very) limited number of markets.
Are you planning on picking up the Galaxy Note II? Let us know in the commentsbelow.
Sprint has released their earnings during the 3rd quarter of 2012. Here are some of the key information in their findings:
Sprint platform wireless service revenue growth of 14 percent year-over-year; eighth consecutive quarter of double digit percentage year-over-year growth
Best ever third quarter for both Sprint platform postpaid churn of 1.88 percent and Sprint platform prepaid churn of 2.93 percent
Strong total iPhone sales of approximately 1.5 million – 40 percent to new customers
4G LTE now launched in 32 cities with over 115 more expected in coming months
Sprint is also reporting their wireless service revenues of nearly $7.3 billion during the quarter, an increase of nearly 6 percent year-over-year. Also looks like the iPhone 5 helped out a lot in during Sprint’s 3Q as a total of 1.5 million units were sold during that time. Last but not least, Sprint claims they have sold over 1 million LTE capable devices even before the launch of the iPhone 5.
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A couple weeks ago you may recall Best Buy held a special sale on the Samsung Galaxy S III. If you missed that one day event, here is your chance to grab one again, this time on Friday, October 26th. If it is like the last sale, the $100 discount can be used on new line activations or on eligible upgrades. You will be limited to Verizon, AT&T or Sprint for your carrier choice. According to sources, the 16GB model is part of the promotion. If you were looking for a deal on a Galaxy S III, this is a great opportunity.
It seems like the majority of leaks we’re receiving lately have mostly come to fruition. Jelly Bean on Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S III is no different. Yesterday we learned that the Galaxy S III on Sprint’s network could begin receiving Jelly Bean today. Today we can confirm that Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to bring Android 4.1.1 goodness to Galaxy S III owners. As a refresher, here are the benefits that 4.1.1 will bring to your device:
AllShare Cast Wireless Hub compatibility
NFC One-Touch Pairing Support
Those enhancements and additions will be coupled with TouchWiz enhancements as well to provide a better experience for Galaxy S III users. The update will be of the over-the-air nature, so patience will be key here. Have you received your update yet? If so let us know how Jelly Bean performs on your Galaxy S III. » Read the rest
Tablet data prices are starting to come down for those that already have a phone. Verizon and AT&T are already offering better rates if you already have phone and now Sprint is going to do the same. Starting November 11, you can add your tablet to your account and get 1GB of data for $15 per month or 100MB for $10 per month. In addition, if you need a standalone deal, you can grab either of these monthly deals: 300MB for $14.99, 3GB for $34.99, 6GB for $49.99, or 12GB for $79.99.
Looks like Sprint has launched an Android app to allow push-to-talk on a couple of devices including the Kyocera Rise and LG’s Optimus Elite. This app virtually turns your phone into a walkie-talkie, much like that annoying “chirp” Boost used to have years ago. Personally, I’ve used an app like this before called HeyTell. I see it as a good alternative to using your minutes if you’re low. Hit the break for a QR code and download link! » Read the rest
I know the Optimus G on AT&T and Sprint is on many an Android fan’s wish list this fall. However, this bit of news may curb that enthusiasm just a bit. Our pals over at Android Central have personally written LG and received this response from LG themselves:
The Optimus G doesn’t support an unlocked bootloader.
Straight and to the point. I can’t say that this comes as a huge surprise, it’s just a little perplexing why manufacturers continue to do this. But there it is, right there in black and white. How will this decision affect your decision on a new device, if at all? LG Nexus anyone?
Sprint announced today some additions to their 4G LTE service area. The new locations include Hutchinson and McPherson, Kansas. These cities join Kansas City, Lawrence, Manhattan-Junction City, Topeka, and Wichita as 4G LTE enabled areas in Kansas. Along with the new 4G LTE locations, Sprint also announced they were rolling out improvements for some customers on their 3G network as part of their Network Vision program in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Throughout the U.S., Sprint is working on improving the speed, quality, and coverage of their 3G network while they attempt to catch up with other carriers in deploying a 4G LTE network.