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.
As Sprint and AT&T are preparing to welcome the LG Optimus G to their embrace, T-Mobile is opting to carry its smaller and less-equipped cousin, the LG Optimus L9. Before the budget phone was even listed on T-Mo’s website, a leak suggested that it will be priced rather aggressively. Now, the price has been confirmed by the carrier.
Everything Everywhere (EE), the carrier titan born from the unholy matrimony between Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, has been the first mobile operator in the region to launch its 4G LTE network, although its competitors are also going to get faster data networks soon.
Some good news for those looking to move forward with mobile payments, the Isis Mobile Wallet has officially launched as of today. The wallet support will available in Austin and Salt Lake City and come for select devices with T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
By know you already know that T-Mobile will soon offer its customers two new Android handsets, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the LG Optimus L9. However, we still lack actual release dates and pricing details for each of the two handsets.
Mobile carriers are moving away from their legacy data plans in an effort to promote more usage (and perhaps charging a higher base fee for data). T-Mobile, for one, is changing its minimum data plan. While you can previously subscribe to a 200MB bucket for $10, the minimum is now the Unlimited Plus data plan, which starts at $20.
October 29th is shaping up to be a pretty important day for mobile news. On the east coast, Google is preparing a press conference that will more than likely focus on the Nexus 4 and other rumored Nexus devices. On the west coast we have Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 press event. Now it seems T-Mobile is joining the party by announcing its own press event scheduled for the evening of the 29th.
Even with so many new impressively spec’d phablets being leaked or unveiled, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 is still the top “beast” US tech users are craving for. After an excruciatingly long couple of months, the GNote 2 is finally ready to go on sale from all major American carriers, and the pricing and availability puzzles are starting to get solved.
The marketing head of Isis, Jaymee Johnson, has sent out a statement to tech publications across the country that its mobile payment service will indeed be officially rolled out on October 22. Come Monday next week, folks in Salt Lake City and Austin, who are keen on leaving their wallet at home to make some transactions, will be able to tap and pay their way out of Isis-ready stores.
Earlier today we heard that the U.S. Galaxy S3 versions will only get their Jelly Bean updates in 2013, or at least most of them, but now we have an official press release from Samsung to shed more light on the upgrade process in the region.