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2 years ago

Cellcom introducing three new devices into its holiday lineup

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Cellcom, the Wisconsin-based regional carrier, is introducing three new Android smartphones into its smartphone lineup, just in time for the holiday season. The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY and the LG Ignite (a.k.a. the Marquee) will both be available beginning on Black Friday, while the Motorola Milestone 2  is simply listed as "coming soon." All three devices will set you back $49.99 on a new two year contract. Not a bad deal for all you Cheeseheads out there if you ask us. You can visit Cellcom at the source link below. 

Source: Cellcom

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2 years ago

Verizon announces holiday savings, kicks it all of with announcement the red Droid Incredible 2

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Verizon is gearing up for the holidays and come Nov. 24, they have some great deals lined up for customers. Kicking things off, they've now gone ahead and announced the Droid Incredible 2's new red color option and sale prices for a slew of other devices, mind the dates though as they are specific:

  • Droid Incredible 2 (Red) - Available online on Nov. 24, 25 and 28 and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide for free after a $50 mail-in rebate only on Friday, Nov. 25.
  • LG Revolution - Will be available for $49.99 with a new two-year customer agreement online on Nov. 24, 25 and 28. The Revolution by LG will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide at holiday pricing after a $50 mail-in rebate only on Friday, Nov. 25.
  • Pantech Breakout - Will be available for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year customer agreement between Nov. 24 and Nov. 28.
  • Motorola Xoom - Available online on Nov. 24, 25 and 28, the Motorola XOOM will be available at special holiday pricing of $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement on a Mobile Broadband plan beginning at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. The Motorola XOOM will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide at the promotional pricing only on Friday, Nov. 25.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch - Will be available for $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year customer agreement between Nov. 24 and Nov. 28.

Then there is also the Sony Xperia Play that is being given away for free  from Nov. 24 through Nov 28. No matter how you look at it, it's quite a bit of savings happenings if you're in the market for a new Verizon device. Plus, you can get even more savings by checking into Foursquare and Facebook. Full press release is past the break for you all, in case you need more info.

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2 years ago

Fixes in hand, Samsung begins pushing Galaxy Tab 10.1's Android 3.2 update again

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Samsung's just let us know that the Android 3.2 update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has begun to push out again. You'll recall how a couple weeks ago the initial update led to Wifi connectivity problems for some, and the update was pulled. That bug has been squashed, and the update's good to go again.

If you skipped the update the first time around, you can download it over the air. For those who did update and ended up with a borked tablet (that's the technical term, by the way), you'll need to connect to the Samsung Kies desktop app and update that way.

Here's the official word from Samsung:

Earlier this morning, Samsung began releasing an over the air software update allowing Galaxy 10.1 users to upgrade to Android 3.2 while also resolving a Wi-Fi connectivity issues some Galaxy 10.1 users experienced following a previous software update. For Galaxy 10.1 users who are experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues and are unable to reconnect, the new software update may be downloaded and installed via Samsung's Kies desktop app.

No matter how you do it, though, good on Samsung for identifying the problem, pulling the update and pushing out a fix relatively quickly.

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2 years ago

Darren Bent and Kasabian's Tom Meighan stage real-life football match with Xperia Play

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Sony Ericsson has joined forced with Aston Villa's Darren Bent and rock band Kasabian to stage a slightly bizarre (and completely awesome) real-life soccer football match using Xperia Play handsets, location tracking technology and ten real live human beings. The five-a-side match saw England international Bent face off against Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan, with both controlling their teams from on high with specially modified Xperia Plays.

While you probably won't be able to command real, actual footballers using your Xperia Play anytime soon, SE is using this opportunity to remind everyone that Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 and FIFA 12 are both available (and optimized) for the device, with the latter being an Xperia Play exclusive until February 2012.

We've got video after the jump.

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2 years ago

LG Optimus 4G LTE arrives on Bell in Canada

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With rumors of the LG Optimus LTE coming to AT&T as the LG Nitro LTE, Canadians are already ahead of the curve on availablity for this one as Bell Mobility has released the device.

As a reminder for those interested in specs you'll be getting a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 1830 mAh battery as well as an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 1.3MP shooter up front.  That all goes with a full 1GB of RAM and 2GB of internal storage all powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Prices are as follows:

  • 3-Year Contract - $130
  • 2-Year Contract - $580
  • 1-Year Contract - $605
  • No Contract - $630

Call me a spoil sport but I think if I was going to go no contract, I'd spare my Toy Story piggy bank a brutal beating and just wait for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus considering that will only ring in at $650 no contract come December 8th.

Source: Bell

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2 years ago

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S II in white for the holidays

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Samsung's being a bit shy with the details, but the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II will be available in white for the holidays. That's the same 4.5-inch device we've come to know and love -- be sure to read our full review -- only in white. We can't imagine it'll cost any more than the black version, but we'll let you know more on that when we get it.

More: T-Mobile Galaxy S II forums

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2 years ago

Samsung Mobile announces the Samsung Illusion with Verizon Wireless

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We've spotted the Samsung Illusion a few times in the past but Verizon has now fully unveiled the device for all. Pulling in to the entry level market, the specs for the Samsung Illusion aren't mind blowing but not bad either especially as a starter device.

  • Android 2.3
  • 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display
  • 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor
  • TouchWiz
  • 3MP rear camera
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2GB ROM
  • MicroSD card slot up to 32GB
  • Mobile Hotspot capability – share 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • SWYPE Technology – input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard

The Samsung Illusion will be available from Verizon on Nov. 23, and will be available in Verizon Wireless Stores in January 2012 for $79.99 on contract, or free from Nov. 24-28.

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2 years ago

Ice Cream Sandwich previewed on the ASUS Transformer Prime

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Youtube link for mobile viewing

One thing Google didn't show us when Ice Cream Sandwich was announced in October was Android 4.0 running on a tablet. NVDIA's taken care of that for us and is doing so on the ASUS Transformer Prime, one of the more compelling Android tablets we've seen thus far.

While you're certainly not going to get all the nuance of a quad-core Tegra 3 tablet's graphics watching it on video like this, it's worth pointing out that NVIDIA recorded this video just two days after Google released the Ice Cream Sandwich source code. (And Riptide looks as good as ever.) Point is, we very much want some Tegra 3 action (and will get it in the next few weeks with the Transformer Prime), and we very much want some ICS on our exisitng tablets.

More: Transformer Prime Preview | Transformer Prime Forums

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2 years ago

Indirect Verizon retailers free to order the ... Galaxy Nexus

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Read our Galaxy Nexus Review!

Pardon us a minute while we read way too much into something. The screen you see here is what indirect Verizon retailers -- as in not a corporate-branded store -- now see to order their own Samsung Galaxy Nexus stock. And note that it says Samsung Galaxy Nexus, not Samsung Nexus Prime, which reappeared on a Best Buy flyer first posted in our Galaxy Nexus forums last night.

Point is, it's still coming to Verizon ... eventually ... and we're still expecting it to be the Galaxy Nexus. Probably.

Thanks, anon!

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2 years ago

ASUS Transformer Prime up for preorder on Amazon

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The ASUS Transformer Prime is coming. When, we don't exactly know -- sometime in early December -- but ASUS has listed it for preorder on Amazon, and is saving you $7.79 in the process. The Transformer Prime, as you'll recall, is the follow-up to the popular Eee Pad Transformer, which in addition to being an above average Android Tablet sports an excellent keyboard dock that basically turns everything into an Android laptop. The Transformer Prime sexes things up even more with a metallic finish, better camera and battery life, and slimming things down even more.

You can preorder the 32GB version of the Transformer Prime for $492.20, or the 64GB version for $584.22.

Source: Amazon
More: Transformer Prime Preview | Transformer Prime Forums

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