A few days ago Samsung confirmed that five carriers in the U.S. will have the Galaxy Note 2 in stock by mid-November including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. Of those five, Sprint and U.S. Cellular already announced the device, with the latter ready to take pre-orders for the phablet at $299.99 with new two-year contracts.
Yes, we know it’s iPhone 5 and iOS 6 week this time of year, as Apple has released its sixth major mobile OS refresh a couple of days ago which was followed by the sixth iPhone launch – currently taking place in Asia and Australia and quickly spreading to Europe and the North America. But what we’re strictly interested in today is the inevitable iOS 6 vs Jelly Bean update comparison when it comes to availability and adoption rate among existing consumers, which you know from the get go that it’s not going to be a battle Google can win just yet.
HTC One X and One XL users should be happy to hear that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update they’ve been longing for is getting closer and closer.
A twitter post from EV Leaks has given us an official photo of a new Boost Mobile phone model, the LG Venice. Well, the name is new at least. The leaked phone model is actually the LG Optimus L7. This is a similar move to what U.S. Cellular and LG did, renaming the L7 as the Splendor.
Releasing an innovative device alone won’t necessarily translate into great sales, as there are other variables involved to propel it into sales stardom – something that the Asus Padfone is clearly lacking. Since the first iteration has failed to convince more people to reach for their wallet, Asus is hoping that the market will be much kinder the second time around.
We learned yesterday about its American launch on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular – with most of them being only available in October or thereafter. If that just won’t do, you can consider hopping aboard a flight to Italy, as the country seems to get the Galaxy Note 2 much earlier.
The ZTE Anthem 4G has been announced and it is headed for MetroPCS. It will be the smart phone maker’s first LTE-enabled device and despite some mid-range specification, it could be a big hit with the smaller carrier.
LG is hoping that its upcoming quad-core Optimus G is going to lift the brand to new heights, from where it can look down on other companies. With no confirmation yet so far on when the phone will hit UK, there’s another quad-core offering from the Korean – the Optimus 4X HD – that you can consider, especially now that it’s been heavily discounted.
Despite promising us Android-based quad-core treats way back at the MWC in February, ZTE still doesn’t seem keen to leave its comfy low-end to mid-range niche for the riskier high-end world.
For people who are constantly on the go, carrying a portable power pack helps remove the need to frantically look for a power outlet when out and about. If you’ve been looking for a Samsung-branded external power pack, here’s one that packs a lot of it – 9,000mAh to be exact.