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.
In the United States, Thanksgiving season means plenty of great deals, especially on the Friday after the holiday. What if you don’t want to wait that long? Amazon has you covered thanks to a new promotion for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and several other Sprint phones that starts immediately. The flagship Samsung smartphone will now set you back just $49.99 with a two-year contract.
The Sprint 4G LTE rollout continues. According to a recent announcement from the carrier, nine additional markets will be getting coverage in the coming months. The rollout will be for select areas in Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
It’s November 13, at least in some regions of the world, which means we’re about to get flooded by a variety of Nexus and Android 4.2 news. Earlier today we found out that the 16GB Nexus 4 is already sold out in Australia, but we also learned that Google is issuing an Android 4.2 update for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 units that certain individuals have had the pleasure to work with in the past few weeks.
Republic Wireless offers unlimited calling, SMS, data for $19 monthly using a Wi-Fi and Cellular hybrid service. No contracts, but it has some limitations.
After it’s been the subject of quite a few leaks and rumors lately, Sprint’s ZTE Flash is now official. The 4.5-incher is however still not up for grabs per se, being listed as “coming soon” by Best Buy and Wirefly.