Magenta-Deal-Days

Most U.S. carriers are busy prepping the release of what’s set to become one of the country’s hottest smartphones this year, the iPhone 5. T-Mobile, however, is left without an Apple phone to sell, which brings us to its “Magenta Deal Days” Zero Down promotion – where you can select any 4G phone lineup for free, Samsung Galaxy S3 included.

verizon-galaxy-note-2-leak-2

Surprised? We aren’t. The confirmed details are in: Verizon has locked the Galaxy Note 2 bootloader just as it did with the release of the SGS3 on its network. Want to try out a custom ROM on your screaming fast Note 2? Sorry, Big Red subscriber. You’re definitely out of luck.

HTC-tease

In the old days, the HTC One X would’ve been enough to rule the smartphone landscape. But the present day is far from the sparse playground that HTC has so accustomed to dominate. Half a year after the company’s last major announcement, we’ll find out today if HTC is ready to step up its game. Here’s a list of devices that we might see being announced on its press event later in the day.

808 Android

Another phone is joining the select club of cloned devices, but in a surprising twist it’s not one that has been very well received by either critics or the public. That’s right, it’s the is-it-a-phone-or-a-camera Nokia 808 PureView.

HTC One X

So you say you’d like a new HTC but you don’t want to fork over the cash. You also don’t want to have the ball & chain of a lengthy 2 year contract. Well dear consumer, you are in good hands with HTC’s newest invention: a trade-up program which will give you up to $300 for your current device.

Nexusbeans_HD

One of the perks of being a Nexus device includes Google provided, factory restoration images. Today, Google has made Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 (JRO03L) available for the global variant of the Nexus S (soju) as well as Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 (JRO03R) available for the Nexus S 4G (sojus). These will do you good if you happen to flash a bad ROM or do run into issues tweaking and customizing your Nexus device. Sadly, the Nexus image download site is still missing Jelly Bean images for the Korean version of the Nexus S as well as both LTE Galaxy Nexus…