Archive for August, 2012

Samsung announces the new Galaxy Note II with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Just as we told you, that leaked image which supposedly showed the new Samsung Galaxy Note II in early August was fake. The real Galaxy Note II has been officially announced today, and obviously looks different. We’re not entirely sure we like the way it looks, but we’ll give it a day or two, maybe it grows on us. Design influences from the Galaxy S III are clearly visible, so the new Note is a tad more rounded than its… Read more

Now official: ZTE Anthem 4G LTE for MetroPCS, and ZTE Blade III

ZTE has officially acknowledged the existence of Anthem 4G LTE, an Android handset that will be released in the US by MetroPCS. The Chinese company says the Anthem is its first LTE smartphone for North America. It’s got a 4.3-inch display, micro HDMI, 5 Megapixel rear camera, a dual-core Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board memory, and a 1,780 mAh battery. The doleful part of the news is that ZTE mentions Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread as… Read more

Win a Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE daily until September 2

If you happen to like winning Android smartphones, Verizon Wireless has a new Sweepstakes that could make you happy. As of August 20, and until September 2, an HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is given away each day — so there are still 9 handsets to win. Or 10, depending on how quick you act. Anyway, you don’t have to do much to participate. Just fill in your details here at Verizon Insider. Sharing sweepstakes on Facebook and / or Twitter… Read more

HTC Proto surfaces, should be announced soon

HTC hasn’t announced too many Android smartphones for the global market this year. We can count them on just one hand: HTC One X (with its XL variant), HTC One S, HTC One V, HTC Desire C, and the dual-SIM HTC Desire V. So it’s probably about time to see some new gear from the Taiwanese company. The Verge certainly agrees on this, having just unveiled the HTC Proto — an unannounced handset that might be officially presented pretty soon, likely… Read more

Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G introduced by US Cellular

US Cellular customers can now buy the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G, which was announced today as the carrier’s first LTE smartphone with full QWERTY keyboard. The Metrix is available for $129 (after a $100 rebate) in 4G markets, or $179 (after a $100 rebate) in non-4G markets, both prices requiring a contract and a data plan. For now you can only get the handset online, but US Cellular says it will be in stores starting this Friday, August 24.
Unlike the Samsung… Read more

MetroPCS launches LG Motion 4G MS770, shows off Samsung Galaxy S III and other LTE smartphones

What you’re seeing above is the LG Motion 4G MS770, the newest LTE handset announced by MetroPCS. The Motion 4G is the carrier’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device, as well as its third LTE smartphone from LG, after the LG Esteem and LG Connect 4G. The new handset will be available for just $149.99 starting “this week”. It will come with a 3.5-inch HVGA Gorilla Glass display, LG QuickMemo, Dolby Mobile surround sound, HDMI Mirroring / DLNA SmartShare,… Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE updated to Android 4.0 ICS in South Korea

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE is now getting its first official taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in South Korea, where SK Telecom is selling the tablet with the model number SHV-E150S. Here is everything you need to know about the update, which seems to be available both over-the-air, and via Kies. The Tab 7.7 LTE was launched running Android 3.2 Honeycomb, so we don’t have to tell you that the step to ICS is a major one. Oh, and… Read more

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 mixes Android ICS, dual SIM prowess

Samsung has introduced a new smartphone that might — at first — look just like another Galaxy S III. However, the device, called Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562, is smaller than an S III, and will certainly not be that expensive. It is by no means a high-end smartphone, but a mid-end one with dual SIM, dual stand-by capabilities.
Samsung says the S Duos S7562 will be available in Europe starting September. It’ll come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich,… Read more