Although traditionally Black Friday sales happen on Fridays (duh!), it has become a custom for retailers to try to kick off the deals earlier so as to get better media coverage and more attention from compulsive shoppers.
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.
The Optimus G is LG’s new flagship phone and marks the company’s break into the top-tier smartphone market. With an incredible quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 13-megapixel camera, and a high quality screen all packaged into a sleek build, does the Optimus G mean trouble for the other top dogs in the Android game? Read on and watch the video review to find out how this version from Sprint fares.
When we first started talking about Republic Wireless last year, the service was in beta. When we last talked about it a few days ago, it was still in beta. Now, the moment some of you may have been waiting for is at hand: Republic Wireless is officially open to everyone.
While some seem to have learned their lesson and are extending a helping hand to the growing independent developer community, others are still stubbornly locking bootloaders and going out of their way to stop us from poking our noses into our phones’ internals.
Smartphone pricing is generally higher directly with the carriers so the news of a discounted handset with Amazon Wireless is not really a surprise. Nontheless, being able to get the LG Optimus G (for Sprint or AT&T) for $99.99 is still a nice deal and one worthy of mentioning.
We’re just a few days away from Black Friday 2012 (November 23) and while we have covered the most important Android offers as mentioned in the leaked Black Friday ads originating from the most important retailers out there, we’re going to do a major recap just so you know what stores to visit next week in search for sweeter smartphone and tablet deals.
The U.S. mobile market is a big one, with 321.7 million subscribers as of second quarter of 2012. That’s a 101% mobile penetration, which means the number of lines equals the population. But while the nation is serviced by four major carriers today, T-Mobile thinks the market is not big enough for four big carriers to service.
As we get closer to Black Friday, more and more companies leak some, if not all, their special sales for November 23, with plenty of them listing a variety of electronic devices, Android smartphones and tablets included.
Great news for those looking for pay-as-you go service in the United States, Sprint is preparing to bring 4G LTE to its prepaid subsidiaries. While Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile already offer 4G WiMAX, LTE is considerably faster and more reliable in most cases.