T-Mobile has a convincing and affordable mid-level Android phone to offer this holiday season, the LG Optimus L9. The mid-range device comes with a price tag of $79.99 with a 2-year contract, and after a mail-in rebate of $50.
A new database system in the U.S. will involve carriers and police working together and enable the carriers to block stolen phones on their networks. It is hoped this will lead to a decline in cell phone theft which is currently on the rise.
Google’s recently announced Nexus 4 will go on sale later this month for $299 unlocked and unsubsidized. There is one American operator who will be offering it on a contract however, T-Mobile. They’ll gladly sell you a Nexus 4 with a 2 year contract for $199, which sounds appealing, but the folks at TmoNews have recently learned that WiFi calling will not be supported on the device.
In a press release today, T-Mobile and AT&T announced that they will be entering a temporary agreement to allow roaming for customers of either network in the areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.
Yesterday Google posted the official specs for the LG Nexus 4 on its Google Play Store and in doing so created more than a little confusion. The problem was that Google’s specs claimed the Nexus 4 would only work with HPSA+ 21. This was in stark contrast to T-Mobile’s press release, which suggested the Nexus 4 did in fact have HSPA+ 42 support. Essentially this meant that either LG had more than one version of the Nexus device or someone had made a mistake. The good news is that Google was at error here, not T-Mobile.
As you already know by now, Google on Monday unveiled its new products that will target shoppers around the world this holiday season including the Google Nexus 4 smartphone made by LG, the Google Nexus 10 tablet by Samsung and the new Google Nexus 7 tablet versions made by Asus. Obviously, all of them will run Google’s most recent Android 4.2 OS right out of the box (also announced today,) so there are plenty of reasons to be excited about these new devices.
Given differences in 4G technology support, carriers across the U.S. are adopting a gradual roll-out of their 4G technologies. T-Mobile, for one, has promised network-wide LTE support for 200 million U.S. customers by end of 2013. While T-Mobile currently doesn’t support LTE, it seems the Galaxy Note 2 only has LTE deactivated through the firmware.
So it’s finally here – the sequel to the smartphone that has launched a thousand “size” jokes and debates on what to call it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Especially for you, we’ve compiled everything we know so far of the Galaxy Note 2’s availability on several U.S. and Canadian carriers. Happy hunting!
With word coming from T-Mobile, we now know that the carrier has plans to launch another Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The unfortunate part here, the pricing and the release details are not expected to be announced for a few weeks.
We’ve been expecting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to hit the States for months, but unfortunately the first carrier to start selling the second gen phablet seems to have missed the ideal price mark.