T-Mobile is the only major carrier in the US that doesn’t have an LTE network. Sure enough, it does offer 4G services, but they’re limited to HSPA+ 42Mbps. All this will change next year, when T-Mobile is going to launch LTE, obviously helped (financially) by its parent company, Deutsche Telekom. T-Mobile’s official goal is to roll-out its LTE network and cover roughly 100 million people by mid-2013. Thus, it could introduce quite a few LTE smartphones and tablets in the… Read more
AT&T is launching a new Android smartphone made by Sony: the Xperia TL.
The TL closely resembles the Sony Xperia T that’s already available in other parts of the world, but comes with an extra feature — LTE connectivity. That aside, the Xperia TL is quite capable of keeping your interested piqued if you’re in the market for high-end smartphones. It has a 4.55-inch scratch-resistant HD display, Android ICS (to be upgraded to Jelly Bean in early 2013), dual-core Snapdragon… Read more
Announced for the US market last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is available there as of today, although only one carrier (T-Mobile) is selling it for now. If you want to buy the Note II from T-Mobile, you’ll have to pay $369.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate). That’s a crazy price, we know. Anyhow, T-Mobile lets you choose the handset in either white, or blue, here.
Sprint will offer the Galaxy Note II tomorrow, October 25, for $299.99 on… Read more
Introduced in South Korea in the first quarter of the year, and announced for other markets last month, the LG Optimus Vu is certainly not your everyday smartphone. That’s because its 5-inch, 4:3 ratio display makes it a bit uncomfortable to hold. And although most reviewers (including those talking about Verizon’s version, called Intuition) criticized LG for the handset’s design, the South Korean company is getting ready to launch a new Optimus Vu with similar physical characteristics.
The new smartphone… Read more
Samsung’s first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device, the Galaxy Note II, will be released in the US soon — at about the same time with LG’s new Optimus G. Samsung has confirmed that the Note II would be offered by five US mobile carriers, the same that started selling the Galaxy S III several months ago: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and US Cellular.
US Cellular is the only carrier to take pre-orders for the Note II. It asks $299.99… Read more
LG finally has a smartphone that can compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S III. It’s the LG Optimus G, initially announced at the end of August, and now ready to enthrall customers around the world. The first country to get the Optimus G is South Korea — and this makes a lot of sense, since we’re talking about LG’s home country here. Koreans will be able to buy the smartphone starting next week, reportedly for 999,900 won. That means about $895, but… Read more
Samsung and Sprint have announced the launch of a new LTE-capable smartphone: the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE. Presented as being powerful yet affordable, the Victory is no Galaxy S III, but at least it has some of its features, including Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, S Voice, and S Beam. You also get a 4-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels on the Victory, plus a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, NFC, 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera, 5 Megapixel rear camera, a 2100… Read more
AT&T has a new LTE smartphone targeted at customers who are looking for “an unparalleled combination of premium performance and value”: the LG Escape, smiling from the image above. Available starting September 16, both online and in AT&T retail stores, the LG Escape runs Android 4.0 ICS. It’s a mid-end device, featuring a 4.3-inch qHD IPS Gorilla Glass display, QuickMemo, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Dolby Mobile surround sound, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5 Megapixel rear camera with… Read more