One of Kyocera’s most decent offerings in a while “rose” right on cue at Sprint, and, also on schedule, the phone is now available through Virgin Mobile. The Rise is this time around up for grabs for a slightly higher price, but you’ll be glad to know you don’t have to sign up any kind of contract up front to be able to buy it.
IFA 2012: Huawei unveils six “new” Android devices, including the D1 Quad XL and MediaPad 10 FHD
Huawei is at it again at the IFA in Berlin, where no less than six new Android gadgets are on the Chinese-based OEM’s display. “New” is a relative term here however, as we’ve seen a couple of these phones and tabs before.
We don’t exactly know what has made Haier want to get into the smartphone/tablet game right now, but we’re rather glad they did. Although their gadgets won’t challenge the likes of the Galaxy S3 or Nexus 7 anytime soon, they have more than decent spec sheets, and, provided they’ll come at the right prices, they could draw some attention.
HTC Desire X launched as a budget 4-incher with ICS and dual-core S4 chip
The first gadget to be unveiled by HTC at the IFA is a far from impressive budget-friendly phone which might get lost in the crowd if it won’t be priced correctly. The Desire X has been leaked for a while, has starred in a bunch of unofficial photos and has had an almost complete spec sheet since a couple of days ago. Here are press photos and confirmed specs.
MetroPCS launches budget-friendly Coolpad Quattro 4G for just $99 with no contract
MetroPCS is not exactly known for offering a very wide range of smartphones, but we’ve heard a couple of rumors for the past month or so that the number six US carrier was looking to really strengthen its gadget line-up. The mid-range Galaxy S Lightray 4G and LG Motion 4G have already been released, and now the entry-level Coolpad Quattro 4G has itself been put up for sale.
No-contract smartphones pass the $100 barrier with T-Mobile Concord
As of yesterday, a new competitor has entered the cheap smartphone race to the bottom. T-Mobile announced the availability of the Concord, a no-nonsense 3.5-inch device running Android 2.3. Made by ZTE, the $100 no-contract Concord offers very little worth mentioning in terms of specs. Will clients like it?
ZTE Blade 3 pops up at Finnish retailer, to go on sale soon for €200
There’s no sure sign of a high-ender coming soon from ZTE, but there’s a new mid-range (or low-end?) device on the horizon. The Blade 3 has popped up at Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa basically out of nowhere, and, according to the Nordic online store, it should start shipping in no more than four weeks.
Samsung Galaxy Rush unveiled, to hit Boost Mobile in September for $150
What if an Indian technology firm would launch the perfect gadget, with an excellent balance between reliability, snappy hardware and affordable pricing, and you would simply ignore it because of your stubbornness? That’s exactly what you should ask yourselves when looking at Micromax’s freshly unveiled two gadgets, both of which look pretty great in theory.
Kyocera Rise supposedly hitting Sprint August 19 at $19.99 with contract
Looking for a new affordable slider with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box? Then maybe you might be interested in the soon-to-be released Kyocera Rise from Sprint. We have word that the Kyocera Rise launches August 19 at $19.99.