Closing in a to-be-determined release date for the Nokia Lumina 929 smartphone, purported new details have surfaced from Windows Phone Central. [Read more...]
The Verge has a review of the new Google Nexus 5, which is available at launch for $349 off-contract. They give the phone pretty solid marks throughout, but really hang up on a mediocre performance from the camera:
I would love to be able to recommend this device wholeheartedly, but I can’t do that until Google sorts out the issues with the Nexus 5′s camera. If the company can make software changes large enough to materially and noticeably improve the performance of its shooter — to make it competitive with other top-tier phones — then this becomes a different story.
Check out the full Google Nexus 5 review here at The Verge.
After much anticipation and media attention via leaks and teasers, Nokia has finally unveiled the Lumina 1020. Nokia’s newest flagship smartphone boasts a monster 41 megapixel camera with SLR controls. Some other pretty cool stuff is on board too, but who cares? [Read more...]
Walmart is rolling back prices on the Apple iPhone and iPad for the holidays. Walmart has slashed prices on both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, with the 16 GB iPhone 5 now on sale for just $127 (was $189) and the iPhone 4S coming in at almost half price at $47 (was $87.97). Of course a 2 year commitment is required at these prices.
Walmart is also selling the 4th generation iPad (16GB WiFi) at a $100 discount for $399. Starting Monday a $30 iTunes gift card will be included will be included on iPads as a bonus.
It’s unclear why Walmart is offering such deep discounts except to attract shoppers and hopefully capitalize on impulse purchase. Other retailers are also offering discounts such as Radio Shack, which also has a price match guarantee and may well match Walmart current pricing.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II comes packing a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display at 1,280 x 720, 3,100mAh battery and a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos processor.
…it offers best-in-market performance, an S Pen experience that blows its predecessor out of the water, a solid OS in Jelly Bean and plenty of other features that will make this a tempting offer to even the most petite-handed individual. To do so in a package that’s actually thinner and narrower than the first Note is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that’ll be hard to match. Get ready to have your cake and eat it too.
Today is the last day to pre-order the Note II with US Cellular. According to the website the $299.99 is exclusive for pre-orders. We are unsure of the price online and in stores beginning tomorrow, Friday 10/26/12. The Note II will only be available in titanium gray and with 16GB internal storage, and will cost $299.99 with a two-year commitment or $800 without.
Pre-orders are also live on AT&T and Verizon as of today and Sprint should be allowing pre-orders today as well.
Preordering for the iPhone 5 is live now on Apple.com — The most anticipated phone of the past 2 years is available in black or white and ranges in storage capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB at prices of $199, $299 and $399, respectively. Of course these prices are with a contract on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Check with your carrier for for upgrade eligibility before you buy.