Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to carry Samsung Galaxy S5 in Q2

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The new Samsung Galaxy S5 may not be limited to the large carriers after all, with both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile saying that they’ll be carrying the device in the second quarter of this year. This follows a trend set by the Galaxy S4, which was also available on a number of smaller carriers.

The Galaxy S5 has a number of great features, and is the first in the series to come with a fingerprint scanner. It also boasts a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 1080p display, and more.

Because the phone will be offered off-contract, you can expect the asking price to be pretty high. For some, however, the price is worth not being tied down to a carrier.

LG Optimus F3 now available on Virgin Mobile USA

by Jeff Causey on
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LG and Virgin Mobile USA announced the availability of the LG Optimus F3 smartphone today . Priced at only $179.99 when mated with a Beyond Talk monthly plan starting at $35 month, the device offers an LTE alternative for budget conscious buyers.

The device runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor driving a 4-inch display. The Optimus F3 has a 5MP rear-facing camera capable of full 1080p HD video capture. Loaded with Android 4.1.2, LG has added some additional apps like the Expressive QuickMemo app and a Quick Translator capable of translating from 44 different languages into 64 native languages.

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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S 3 beginning in June

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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is by all accounts the next big thing, but its predecessor isn’t dead just yet. Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile announced today at the CTIA that they will offer a 4G LTE-capable Galaxy S3 beginning next month. The device will run on Sprint’s 4G LTE network, which is currently available in 88 markets nationwide.

On Boost Mobile, the S3 will be compatible on their $55 Android Monthly Plan with Shrinking Payments. For each payment made on time, the monthly cost drops by $5 until you are paying $40/month. For Virgin Mobile users, the Galaxy S3 will be work on their unlimited data and messaging plans that start at $35 a month. At this point, pricing for the phone has not yet been announced.

Sprint Devices Soon Officially Compatible on Boost and Virgin Mobile Networks

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Sprint seems to be getting into the ‘green’ movement. The nation’s third largest carrier announced a new program they’re calling “Bring Your Own Sprint Device.” Their hope is to lessen the large amount of phones that get deposited into landfills each year by offering customers with idle Sprint phones the ability to use those devices on Virgin and Boost Mobile.

Along with the nod to the environment, this plan will also help budget conscious customers by offering more options on the pre-paid front. As to which Sprint phones will be compatible with Boost and Virgin? It hasn’t been announced as of yet, and there will definitely be a list of requirements that each device must meet. We’ll provide an update as soon as that official list of devices is published.

source:  Sprint

Virgin Mobile adds the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE smartphone to its lineup

by Roy Alugbue on
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Virgin Mobile subscribers are sure to be excited at this tidbit of news— the popular prepaid carrier has announced the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE smartphone to its Android lineup. That’s right friends— Virgin Mobile has announced one of its first 4G LTE smartphones for its customers. The Galaxy Victory 4G LTE will arrive with modest features including a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch display, a 5MP rear-facing camera + 1.3MP front-facer and Jelly Bean 4.1 loaded up. While the specs aren’t anything to sneeze at, the device will arrive both online and at retail stores for a mere $300 in mid-March. Suddenly, the thought of owning a budget-level device on contract-free 4G LTE speeds sounds slightly more appealing, doesn’t it? More details can be found once you hit the break to check out the full presser.

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The Kyocera Event Makes Its Way To Virgin Mobile For $79

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Kyocera and Virgin Mobile have paired up once again to bring another low-cost pre-paid device. The Event can be had for a low $79 with no contract. When paired with Virgin’s $35 300 minute and unlimited data plan it can be a viable choice for new users looking for a decent device without having to pay a huge retail price. The Event brings a modest set of specs to the table which include a 3.5-inch HVGA  (320×480) display, a 1 GHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), 512 Mb of RAM (Micro-SD card expandable), and a 3.2-Megapixel camera. There seems to be little presence of an OEM skin which is nice. Although the specs are far from blowing anyone away, it could be one of Virgin’s top sellers based on price.  You can read the full press release after the break.

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Smartphone Buyer’s Guide For Budget-Minded Customers: The Best Devices For $99.99 Or Under

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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.

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Virgin Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S II for $369.99 starting November 15th

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Virgin Mobile is poised to start offering the Samsung Galaxy S II this coming week. According to sources, Virgin will make the device available for $369.99 starting on Thursday, November 15th. The device will be available in titanium and white. Users can then opt for a $35 per month plan. Although the Galaxy S II is now a generation old, the device remains popular. As we saw last week, even Sprint is working on a refreshed version to make available. The Galaxy S II still a solid smartphone device and could be a good option for some users looking to upgrade even older devices.

source: TechnoBuffalo

Samsung, Boost and Virgin Mobile all together in New York on August 22nd

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Looks like Samsung, Boost and Virgin Mobile are planning a get-together for an announcement in New York on August 22nd. Other than the “Join us for big mobile news” sign on the image, nothing else has been said from either party on what this announcement entails. Our guess is an announcement of a new Samsung phone, perhaps their release of the Samsung Galaxy S III? Either way, we’ll all find out in two weeks!

Motorola announces the RAZR V for Canada

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Those of you in Canada can get ready for the next edition of the rejuvenated RAZR line. Motorola just announced the RAZR V, which is already available in China. It’s only 8.4mm thick, and since it’s a RAZR, you can expect a full dose of Kevlar fiber to give it that nice touch. The rest of the specs include:

  • 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) ColorBoost display
  • 1.2Ghz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording
  • microSD slot for additional 32GB of storage
  • HSDPA, WiFi b/g/n, and Bluetooth
  • Android 4.o Ice Cream Sandwich

No pricing was specified, but it will be available during the 2nd quarter at Bell Mobility, Best Buy, Future Shop, Tbooth Wireless, The Mobile Shop, The Source, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, WIND Mobile, WIRELESSWAVE and WIRELESS etc.

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