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.
Verizon is making big strides to get 4G to the promised 175 markets by the end of 2011. With the addition of 19 markets on June 16th and the newly announced 23 additions on July 21st, Verizon is pushing hard toward the goal. Some states seeing multiple additions are Alabama, Arkasas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee. Jump past the break to see all the 4G LTE additions for the year. [click to continue…]
After years of waiting the iPhone finally functions on Verizon’s CDMA network. Just over four years after the original iPhone launch people now have a choice of carriers for the iPhone 4. The area I live in is quite rural and since the launch of the iPhone folks like me could only dream of owning one, since AT&T has absolutely no coverage here… I don’t mean weak… I mean none, zilch, nada.
So, the big question. Was it worth the wait? There are many good phones available now like Blackberry and phones that run the Android platforms. Well after getting my hands on the iPhone 4, I have to say it is best phone Verizon offers in my opinion. Web surfing is faster than Blackberry, dropped calls are a thing of the past (at least at this early stage) and no matter how I gripped the phone I could not get the signal meter to drop off. The signal strength was weaker than full strength in a location that I would have expected full bars, however even with just one bar calling has not been a problem. The iPhone 4 is very “green” also, so the environment can benefit as well. I am not sure 4 years was worth it since there are so many great phones in the market. Apple could have really capitalized on the entire smart phone market early on, but it’s nice to at least have the iPhone option anyway.
If you have a Verizon iPhone 4 let us know about your experience in the comments.
Folks don’t forget. Today is the big day if you are a Verizon customer and want to get your hands on the first batch of iPhone 4s. You can preorder through www.apple.com and at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone. Orders will be filled first come, first serve.
Beginning on Wednesday, February 9, all qualified customers will be able to order an iPhone 4 on Verizon through the Apple Store www.apple.com for delivery or reserve for in-store pick up beginning February 10.
Beginning at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, iPhone 4 on Verizon will be available to all qualified customers at Apple’s retail stores. iPhone 4 will also be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores nationwide.
Verizon and Apple finally got official with the CDMA version of the iPhone. The Verizon iPhone is basically the same iPhone 4 we’ve know for the past several months with a few caveats. [click to continue…]
At CES HTC has unveiled some cool new 4G phones such as the EVO Shift 4G for Sprint, HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T, and HTC ThunderBolt for Verizon.
The EVO shift is a compact slider with a QWERTY keyboard running Android 2.2 and is available for $149.99 with a new 2 year contract and data plan on January 9th. The Inspire 4G is one of the first HSPA+phones on AT&T and is the first device in the US to enhance the HTC Sense experience with htcsense.com, an online service that extends the HTC Sense experience by allowing customers to find a lost phone on a map, send a command to make the phone sound an alert and remotely wipe all of the phone’s data with a single command. The Inspire 4G features are a 4.3 inch screen, an 8 megapixel camera, Dolby and SRS surround sound, active noise cancellation and a unibody casing machined from a single block of aluminum. The ThunderBolt, powered by a Qualcomm LTE chipset, also features a 4.3 inch screen, front and rear cameras, integrated DLNA support and HTC Sense. For more images and the press release hit the jump. [click to continue…]
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is an Android-powered tablet that features a 7-inch touch screen display, a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3G connectivity. While Steve Jobs has dismissed the 7-inch Android tablet genre as a fad, there is a lot of buzz surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Tab as the first bit Android-powered tablet, which is headed to all major cell carriers. Check availability on Amazon.com.
The first batch of reviews for the Galaxy Tab are out. I’ve collated several reviews below and will attempt to update this list as additional, relevant reviews roll in. [click to continue…]
Yes, you read correctly, Verizon is going to be selling the Apple iPad in their brick and mortar stores along with AT&T on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Verizon will offer 3 bundles that will include the iPad WiFi only version with the Verizon MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot device as a stand-alone, no contract service starting at $20 monthly for 1 GB of data. Larger plans are available to the tune of $25 for 2GB and $50 for 5GB. Verizon Press Release
AT&T will release the iPad in stores on the same date as Verizon and prices will also be the same. The key difference is the iPads coming from AT&T will be the WiFi +3G versions. AT&T will continue to offer data plans at 250MB for $15 or 2GB for $25 per month. AT&T Press Release