Monday, June 30, 2014

LG G3 Pre-Order Now Available from T-Mobile

The LG G3 is now available for pre-order at T-Mobile.  The LG G3 says "Simple is the New Smart".  Customers can pre-order the LG G3 today and this smartphone will be available online and in T-Mobile stores on July 16th.  For details on the LG G3 and availability you can go to T-Mobile.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 available at Verizon

Starting today at Verizon the Samsung Galaxy 4 8.0 will be available.  The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is called the family tablet because it has a Multi-User Mode.  The Multi-User Mode allows for individual wallpaper, apps, passwords and more for each user.  This 8 inch tablet will have the Android KitKat 4.4 OS.  This tablet will also have a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.  The 16 GB internal storage with 64 GB microSD card added availability gives this tablet quite a bit of storage.  This Galaxy also comes with a 4450mAh battery inside.  For more specs and plan pricing on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 head over to Verizon.

T-Mobile iPhones and iPads at Costco

Starting today customers can buy an iPhone 5s in silver or space gray at Costco.  Also available at Costco will be the iPad mini 16GB and iPad Air 16GB in space gray.  For more details you can go to T-Mobile.

T-Mobile IPhones Sold in Apple Stores

If a customer wants to buy a prepaid T-Mobile iPhone, that can now happen in Apple stores.  For a limited time customers who buy an iPhone for T-Mobile can get $50 off the device.  For customers who choose a Simple Choice postpaid plan can get a $50 iTunes gift card.  For more information you can go to T-Mobile or Apple.

Friday, June 20, 2014

T-Mobile offers Test Drive

Starting June 23rd T-Mobile is letting people test drive an iPhone 5S for seven days.  People can go to T-Mobile and sign-up to receive an iPhone 5S in the mail.  After seven days of using the iPhone 5S to test drive T-Mobiles network simply return the iPhone to a T-Mobile store with out paying anything and no obligation to sign up for service.  You will have to pay for the iPhone 5S if you do not return it. Check out more of the details at T-Mobile.

Virgin Mobile offers payLo plans at Walmart

Virgin Mobile is offering payLo plans at participating Walmart stores and at Walmart online.  Customers who purchase a Kyocera Kona or Samsung Montage will be eligible for one of two $20 a month offers.  For $20 a month customers can choose between unlimited talk and 50 messages or unlimited text and 50 minutes of talk time.  For more details on this plan you can go to Virgin Mobile.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Blackberry to make Amazon App Store available

This fall customers on Blackberry 10 devices will have access to the Amazon App store.  With the launch of the Blackberry 10.3 operating system customers will have access to over 240,000 Android applications.  You can read more on when this will be available at Blackberry.

AT&T to release Fire smartphone from Amazon

Starting today customers can pre-order the Fire smartphone.  This smartphone was designed by Amazon.  The Fire has a 4.7 inch Gorilla Glass display.  The Fire is powered by a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor with a Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM.  There is also a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera, and 1080p HD video.  The Fire smartphone comes in a 32GB and 64GB version and sold for $199 and $299 respectively on contract.  This smartphone will be available at AT&T stores on July 25th.  For more specs and pricing you can go to AT&T and Amazon.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Virgin Mobile Offers WiFi Delight Plan

Starting today Virgin Mobile is offering a $25 a month plan that gives new customers unlimited talk and text domestically.  This limited time offer allows customers who use WiFi at home or WiFi Hotspots a lot and do not need or want to pay for data that freedom.  Virgin Mobile is only offering this plan on certain smartphones.  So, if you use your home WiFi or your neighbors WiFi or that local coffee shops free WiFi for all your data needs this plan may be for you.  Head on over to Virgin Mobile for which phones are eligible on this plan.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Boost Mobile to release Kyocera Hydro Icon

Boost Mobile will release the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Icon on June 17th.  This Military Standard 810G design smartphone will sell for $149.99.  Along with accidental drops of this smartphone, the Hydro Icon can be submerged in 3.23 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.  There is a 8-megapixel rear facing camera and a 2-megapixel front facing camera, along with a 4.5 inch qHD capacitive, impact-resistant touchscreen display.  The Kyocera Hydro Icon will have Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz quad-core processor.  The 2000mAh Lithium ion battery gives this smartphone longer use on a single charge, but there is the Eco-Mode to help power management of apps.  You can read more specs and plan pricing at Boost Mobile.

Friday, June 13, 2014

ROK Mobile Coming Soon!

A new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is coming soon.  Paul John DeJoria who brought you Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron Spirits is venturing in to the no-contract, prepaid cell phone market.  The other co-founder, Jonathan Kendrick and COO Gabriel Rene have July 4th for the public launch of ROK Mobile.  Like other MVNO companies they will use both T-Mobile and Sprint networks.  The draw to ROK Mobile is for music enthusiasts.  ROK Mobile will offer streaming music and customers will be able to create playlists as well.  You will have to double check, but Forbes has said the service will be $49.99 a month for unlimited everything.  The internal launch is June 16th.  For the latest news head over to ROK Mobile.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Acer Offering Two New Smartphones

Acer will be offering the Liquid E700 and Liquid E600.  These smartphones both have a 5 inch display but have different features.  The Liquid E700 is a tri-SIM card, quad-band smartphone.  For someone who travels this may be the smartphone to use.  The Liquid E700 also has a 3500 mAh battery which is a long battery life between  charging.  The E700 will run on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with a quad-core processor.  The Liquid E600 also has a quad-core processor.  This smartphone has a 8-megapixel camera and shoots 1080p video.  With AcerFLOAT user interface, users can keep several applications open for multitasking.  There is no word on if these smartphones will be available in the United States, but they should both be available in the third quarter of this year.  You can read more at Acer for specs on the Liquid E700 and Liquid E600.

Verizon to offer HTC One (M8) in two new colors

Verizon Wireless will offer the HTC One (M8) in two new colors.  Verizon already offers the HTC One (M8) in Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver.  On June 5th this smartphone will be offered in Glamour Red and Amber Gold.  You can read more at Verizon Wireless for availability and pricing.