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Waiting for news on Samsung and Google’s all new Nexus phone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? Well we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news but it looks you’re gonna need to wait a little bit longer. Samsung and Google have decided to postpone tomorrow’s big event out of respect for the recent death of Steve Jobs. No word on a new date for the event, but we can’t help but have respect Google and Samsung for doing this (and just to be clear, the latest word is that both the new Android 4.0 and the new Nexus are ready to go and this was completely out of respect for Steve Jobs and everything he’s done for the tech world).
Now for those looking for more info on the Nexus Prime/Droid Prime/Galaxy Nexus/whatever this will be called, check out the video below that shows off the first looks of the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the new Nexus device in action. The video is only a minute and a half long and doesn’t look to show off all that much, but it teases just enough that we can’t wait for more!
As always stay tuned– we’re sure more info will be out soon and you know we’ll have it all covered for you right here.
It’s no Droid Bionic, iPhone 4S or Bold 9930, but if you’re on Verizon and want a smartphone mainly for things like Facebook and BBM this is the perfect phone and deal for you. Verizon is now offering an online only deal for the BlackBerry Curve 9330 where you can get the Curve 9330 for just $50 with new 2 year contract and data plan– but the data plan is only $10 a month.
Now this $10 a month only gets you 75 MB of data a month so you pretty much shouldn’t watch any YouTube over 3G (though you can watch over WiFi), but it is more than enough for things like BBM (even if you send several thousand a month), checking Facebook and email(but not download a ton of pictures), and browsing the web for scores. If you want to watch YouTube or do a lot of Facebook from your phone then you could always get Verizon’s larger 2 GB data plan, though that will cost you $30 a month (and if you’re already paying for that we’d recommend getting one of those above phones instead of this).
This deal looks to only be available for the Curve 9330, but if you’re looking for a new Verizon BlackBerry and really only need Facebook and BBM you should definitely check this out.
More info: Verizon
Sprint users, you’re wait for the iPhone finally begins its end. Sprint today has finally added both the new iPhone 4S and the 8 GB iPhone 4 to its website, with both being available for pre-order right now and available next Friday, October 14th. Like AT&T and Verizon, Sprint’s iPhones will cost $99 for the 8 GB iPhone 4 and either $199, $299 or $399 for the iPhone 4S (depending on if you get the 16, 32 or 64 GB version). Unlike the AT&T and Verizon iPhones though, Sprint will still be offering unlimited data for $40 a month (once you include their $10 “premium data fee,” though if you have a family unlimited plan you may be able to add unlimited data for just $20 a month. AT&T’s data plans on the other hand are either $15 a month for 200 MB, $25 a month for 2 GB, or $45 a month for 4 GB. Verizon’s data plans start at $30 a month for 2 GB and go up to $100 a month for 12 GB).
For those who don’t know, the iPhone 4S is Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone. While it looks exactly like the iPhone 4 and has many of the same features (including the same 3.5 inch Retina Display, Facetime camera and being 3G only), under the hood it’s a whole new animal with a much faster dual-core processor (which means faster app openings and even better gaming), 8 megapixel back camera and support for Siri, Apple’s incredible new virtual assistant. For everything new in the iPhone 4S, see our full breakdown here.
So, Sprint users– you ready to finally get the iPhone?
More info: Sprint
Here it is, the news everyone’s been waiting for. Apple’s has just announced the next generation of the iPhone, the iPhone 4S. On the surface the iPhone 4S looks just like any iPhone 4, but like with the iPhone 3GS, Apple has made some major changes under the hood here, changes that will change the way we use technology forever.
So what are you waiting for? Read on for everything you need to know about the all new iPhone 4S!
Not into a new iPhone? Want to know what’s next for Android before you decide what phone to upgrade to? Well, as with everyone waiting for the new iPhone, your wait also looks to be almost over. Over the weekend we received the invite you see above from Samsung, inviting us to Samsung’s next big Unpacked event taking place a week from this Tuesday, October 11th (or a week after Apple’s big iPhone event which is this Tuesday). And like all of Samsung’s Unpacked events, this looks to be huge.
So, what can we expect? The invite says we’ll be seeing “what’s new from Android,” and according to the latest rumors it looks that means we’ll finally be seeing Google’s next major version of Android called Ice Cream Sandwich (Google for whatever reason likes naming their new versions of Android after deserts in alphabetical order. For example, the last two versions of Android were called Gingerbread and Honeycomb). Not much is known right now about what exactly will be new in Ice Cream Sandwich, but Google has said that it will be a major update and that it will combine Gingerbread (the latest phone version of Android) and Honeycomb (the tablet version of Android) so that your Android experience will be the same whether you are using a phone or tablet (something that should make both much better. Hopefully this will also lead to some much better Android tablet apps, something current Android tablets are really missing).
And like with Gingerbread last year, Samsung is expected to have a new Nexus phone (rumored to be called the Nexus Prime) to go along with Ice Cream Sandwich to really show off what the new software can do. And trust us, if you’re looking for a superphone to rival the iPhone 5, this is it. Rumored specs on the Nexus Prime say it will have a massive 4.5 inch or 4.65 inch 720p HD screen (or in other words, it’s like having your HDTV in your pocket and everything– movies, games, pictures, Facebook, texts– should look beyond insane on here), a pencil thin design (like the new Galaxy S IIs), a fast dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM (so everything– from opening Facebook, to sending a text, to gaming, to doing all of that at once– runs fast and smooth and without any freezes or lags), and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network (if you remember, Verizon is said to have passed on the Galaxy S II so it could be the first to get this beast). Yeah, this will definitely be huge.
We’ll of course have all the info you’re gonna want and need to know about whatever Samsung and Google show off covered for back here. So stay tuned– something tells us this October new phone craziness is only just getting started.
Sure Verizon’s 4G LTE phones are crazy fast– truly giving you the speed of your home internet wherever you are– but until now they’ve also been crazy expensive, starting between $250 and $300. That all looks to change this Thursday, September 22nd, when Verizon releases their fifth 4G LTE phone: the Pantech Breakout.
On the surface the Breakout looks like any other 2011 Android phone, with solid specs like a 1 GHZ processor (more than enough for multitasking and some decent gaming), 4 inch screen (while not as nice as the Droid Charge or Droid Bionic’s 4.3 inch screens, it’s still pretty solid and should be more than enough for enjoyably watching YouTube videos and browsing the web), the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a 5 megapixel back camera with a second front camera for video chat. Now while this clearly isn’t as powerful as Verizon’s other 4G LTE phones, the Breakout does have one major advantage over them– that awesome price of just $99.99 with new 2 year contract, data plan and $50 mail in rebate. If you were looking for a solid Android phone that could go on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network– and you don’t want to spend $200-$300 on a phone– then this is definitely for you.
For all the info on the Breakout see Verizon’s site here.
In cased you missed the news over the weekend, Verizon and Motorola have now finally made the long-awaited Droid Bionic available. Yes, you can now go into your local Verizon store and pick up their most powerful 4G LTE Droid yet for that expected price of $300 with new 2 year contract and data plan.
The specs of the Bionic are pretty much everything we’ve heard these last few weeks and months, though they’re still pretty impressive. Here’s a quick recap:
- 4.3 inch qHD screen– Like the Photon 4G, Sensation 4G and most other top of the line phones today. In short, this is a screen that will make everything you view on it look great.
- The latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 1 GHZ dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM– So everything on the phone is as fast as that Verizon 4G LTE.
- 8 megapixel back camera with front camera for video chat– The back camera can also record videos in full 1080p HD.
- 32 GB of storage (16 GB built-in, 16 GB on an included microSD card)– So you can load this up with all your music and videos.
The Bionic can also be docked in a laptop dock just like AT&T’s Motorola Atrix, though for that extra $300 it will cost you to get the dock it may just be better to get a real laptop or tablet instead.
And remember, if you buy the Bionic before the end of the month and are upgrading from a feature phone (basically any phone that’s not a Windows Phone, iPhone, Droid or BlackBerry) you can save an additional $100 from Verizon. If you are upgrading from a smartphone or want an even better deal, then you may want to get your Bionic from Motorola as they’re charging only $250 (with a new 2 year contract and data plan) and are also offering that $100 Verizon gift card if you’re upgrading from a non-smartphone.
For more info on the Droid Bionic see Verizon’s site here.
Still don’t have an iPhone, BlackBerry, Droid or Windows Phone and are on Verizon? Well Verizon really wants you to get one– so much so that they’re willing to give you $100 to upgrade from your current non-smartphone to one of those above smartphones. Yes, they’re going to pay YOU $100.
To get the deal all you have to do is upgrade from your current feature phone (basically any phone that’s not any of the ones listed above) and within 5 days you’ll get a code through email or text for a website to enter in the code and get the instructions to mail-in your old phone (so it’s recycled instead of just sitting and collecting dust). Three weeks after that you’ll get your $100 Verizon Wireless gift card in the mail which you can then use to buy accessories or even pay down your bill (which is nice now that you’re paying an extra $30 a month for data).
The deal ends September 30th (or right before some big new phone is rumored to be coming out) and you’re still gonna need to get that data plan (which is why Verizon’s doing this). But if you’re looking for an excuse to convince your parents to let you upgrade to a smartphone, this is as good as any (and you could always use apps like BBM, iMessage or WhatsApp for texting and save even more money by dropping your texting plan altogether).
For all the info, see Verizon’s site here.
We know a lot of you are really excited to learn more about this rumored Sprint iPhone said to be coming in October. While these are still just a couple of rumors, combined with what we learned from the Wall Street Journal things are looking even better for the iPhone 5 coming next month– and that it’s also coming to Sprint.
Today’s iPhone 5 rumors come from two of the top tech sites out there, This Is My Next and BGR, and both have received different tips that Best Buy is planning for some big Apple launch next month. According to the tip sent into This Is My Next, Apple will be installing some big “fixtures” (think signs, posters, demo stands) in Best Buy stores on October 21st (which is the date that makes the most sense to us and fits in with other rumors of a middle of October launch). What’s important to know about this is that its similar to what they did last summer for the iPhone 4 launch. BGR on the other hand has a separate Best Buy tip saying not only that Sprint is getting the iPhone 5 (in addition to AT&T and Verizon and we think T-Mobile– it just makes sense and we don’t see why Apple wouldn’t do it), but pre-orders may begin as soon as this week (with the iPhone going on sale on October 1st. We don’t think is happening seeing as Apple has yet to send out invites for an iPhone 5 event, something which isn’t expected to happen until later this month or early next month. But hey, we wouldn’t mind if they started this week!).
And as the BGR tip notes, and we want to stress again: these dates are very much subject to change. Remember, these are all still very much just rumors and not officially confirmed by Apple, Best Buy, Sprint or anyone else. But two different Best Buys saying the iPhone 5 is coming in October, and the Wall Street Journal saying the same thing two weeks ago, makes us really think that we’re getting really close.
We’ll of course keep you updated as more iPhone 5 info comes out, so stay tuned!
We know a lot of you are eagerly awaiting for more info on Motorola and Verizon’s upcoming super powerful, 4G LTE running Droid Bionic and from the looks of this latest Verizon ad, we just got one of the last missing details on the phone: it’s release date. If you pay close attention to the new Verizon Droid Bionic TV ad (seen below) you’ll see at the end the date 9.8.11. If that looks familiar it’s because it’s the same September 8th date previously rumored to be the launch date for the Bionic. Sadly the ad doesn’t mention a price (though we think it will be $300 on contract), but with apparently just a week before it comes out we expect to find that out soon.
We also know that the Droid Bionic will be getting its own laptop dock like the AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G, though again no word on how much it will cost (let’s hope they don’t charge $500 for it or make you have to get a tethering plan like AT&T did).
We’ll of course keep you updated as more info comes out, but hang tight Droid Bionic fans– you’re perfect back to school phone looks to finally be almost here.
Info via Droid Life