As much as 83% of smartphones sold in the U.S. in 2011 were priced at $250 and above. But according to a study by research firm Informa, this figure could drastically change. By 2017, entry-level smartphones will dominate the market. The analytics firm defined entry-level phones as those that cost $150 or less.
First Sprint prepaid LTE devices revealed by @evleaks, coming in Q1 2013
While we all welcomed last week’s rumor that Sprint’s LTE speeds were headed to a number of prepaid phones on Boost and Virgin Mobile, we couldn’t help but be cautious and take the info with a pinch of salt – after all, it was just unconfirmed speculation.
Samsung's latest entry level device, the Galaxy Discover, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has arrived as a prepaid phone at Telus, designed for the more light-hearted approach to mobile technology.
AT&T launches Huawei Fusion 2 low-end phone with new prepaid data plan
Sony’s flashy new James Bond phone is not the only handheld hitting AT&T these days, with the Huawei Fusion 2 targeting an entirely different crowd. The petite 3.5-incher is certainly not destined for Martini drinking undercover government agents used to high-stakes poker games, but for the more modest tech enthusiasts clinging to every buck.
Samsung Galaxy S3 officially coming to MetroPCS in October, pricing not yet revealed
There are several decent smartphones being sold by the number six carrier in the States, as well as very many budget-friendly handhelds, but they all lack the pizazz of a flagship or “hero” device. No worries, because Samsung will come to the rescue soon, making the Galaxy S3 even more available to the masses.
ZTE Warp Sequent is available at Boost Mobile with ICS and low-end specs for $200
It usually takes a leaked phone some time to see the light of day, but when the specs aren’t great, manufacturers and carriers skip a few hype-building marketing steps. Therefore, we should not be too surprised to see Boost Mobile’s pretty modest ZTE Warp Sequent handheld already up for grabs, just ten days after its first online leaked appearance.
ZTE V8000 gets FCC certification, on its way to Cricket with ICS and WVGA display
Up-and-coming prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless seems to really be on a roll. On top the launch of Cricket-powered RadioShack Wireless last week, Cricket has also launched its own version of the HTC One V, which has now become the most powerful Android smartphone in its portfolio. That doesn’t seem to be enough for Cricket though, and another enticing Android mid-ranger is heading to the nation’s eighth largest carrier. We first spotted the ZTE Nova 4.0 V8000 back in May at the CTIA, and, just as we suspected, this will be a Cricket exclusive phone.
ZTE Warp Sequent leaked, to hit Boost Mobile as a more modest version of the ZTE Grand X IN
The ZTE Grand X IN is supposed to hit Europe any day now, while rumors say that the 4.3-incher will never see the light of day in the USA. However, a fresh new leak claims that the phone will in fact come to the States, albeit in a slightly tweaked form.The ZTE Warp Sequent is the name of this rehashed device, and, according to an evleaks tweet, it will be made available by Boost Mobile on September 17.
Virgin Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Reverb is up for pre-order, to ship on September 19
Leaked way back in July for the first time, the Galaxy Reverb didn’t get a formal introduction until a couple of weeks ago, when it was expected to be up for pre-order at Virgin Mobile on or around August 29. That ETA didn’t exactly stick, but the Reverb did go up for pre-order after all earlier today.
Kyocera Rises at Virgin Mobile right on schedule – who wants a texty beast for $100?
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.