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Friday, February 28, 2014

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile getting Samsung Galaxy S5

Sprint has announced that Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will offer the Samsung Galaxy S5 early in the second quarter of 2014.  This is a change from the past where premium smartphones never made it or were released six months to a year later to pay as you go service providers.  To read more about this head on over to Engadget for the full article.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

LG G Flex and LG Optimus F3Q from T-Mobile

T-Mobile recently released two LG phones.  The first is the LG G Flex.  The LG G Flex has a unique curved design which cuts down glare while watching videos and has a 6-inch HD screen.  The LG G Flex has a 13-megapixel camera and runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) with a Quad-core 2.3GHz processor.  Since this phone is about watching videos, it has a 3500 mAh battery.

The other phone released was the LG Optimus F3Q.  This phone is for those who still like a qwerty keyboard on their phone.  Just slide open the phone for the keyboard.  This phone also has a 4-inch touchscreen.  This Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) has a Dual-core 1.2GHz processor.  You can still take pictures with the 5-megapixel camera, that also shoots 1080p HD video. 

MORE Everything plan from Verizon

If you are an early adopter and use Verizon they have the MORE Everything plan.  What that means is you can pick a smartphone and sign up for a month-to-month service plan.  Verizon takes the full retail cost of the phone and divides it into 24 monthy payments and adds it to  your bill.  As long as you have 50% of that smartphone paid off you can upgrade to a newer smartphone if you want.  If you want to read more about the MORE Everything plan here is a link to Verizon.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AT&T Unlimited Messaging to the World

AT&T announced on Friday, February 28th all Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value plans will include unlimited international messaging from the U.S. to the world.  Customers will be able to send text messages, picture messages, and video messages at no extra cost.
AT&T also announced on February 28th, postpaid wireless customers who have the World Connect Value plan, for $5 a month, can call over 225 countries for just 1 cent a minute.  For questions on these offers, check with AT&T.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (GS5) was recently announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.  The GS5 will come in four colors but not all carriers will carry each color.  The GS5 comes with a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate monitor.  The 16-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front facing camera has a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset.  Making the GS5 a pretty fast camera phone.
The 2800mAh battery will  give you a little extra time to talk and there is an Ultra Power Saving Mode that Samsung says will double the battery life. 
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available April 11th giving you some time if you want to upgrade.
Check  out the full article at CNET.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Nokia Lumia Icon

This may be the smartphone for Vloggers.  The Nokia Lumia Icon runs on Windows Phone 8. 
The Nokia Lumia Icon has a 20-megapixel PureView camera that records 1080p video.  The Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) will help reduce shaky video.  There are also four digital mics that record undistorted stereo sound.
This phone has a 5-inch Full HD display with Nokia ClearBlack technology so users can still see their screens in sunlight.  It has a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and a 2420 mAh battery for lasting power.
The Nokia Lumia Icon is available with Verizon February 20th. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Phablet?

This may be your chance to have a smartphone?  Or a tablet?  No, a phablet!  With no contract, Boost Mobile introduced the Boost Max.  This Android powered device has a large 5.7 inch touchscreen.  It has fast 4G LTE support with a 1.2GHz dual core processor.  You can open two applications at the same time with Smartview.  It also has Corning Gorilla Glass and an 8-megapixel camera.  All that and more for only $299.99.