BlinkFeed, HTC Service Pack and SenseTV listed on Google Play, complete with screenshots
We're just hours away from the expected arrival of the new HTC One (M8), and we're starting to see signs of the final preparations being made for the phone's launch. HTC has this morning released three new HTC Sense apps onto Google Play — HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Service Pack, and HTC SenseTV.
Boost Mobile today announced that it's now carrying the LG Optimus F3, a phone that hit parent company Sprint in June 2013. The Optimus F3 (See our hands-on) sports a 4-inch display and runs Android 4.1. Boost is selling it for $129. [Boost]
A quick reminder, folks, that T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available for preorder. The Galaxy S5 will run $0 down and $27.50 per month when paired with one of its Simple Choice plans, or you can buy it outright for $660. Pre-order here.
While Android bloggers and journos may get a chance to rub all up on new phones before they are available, it's not very often that everyone gets a chance. But that's what select Best Buy locations are doing, and it starts March 21 — that's today!
Some of us have had the pleasure of seeing the Samsung Galaxy S5 up close and personal, but for those who haven't this app is about the closest you'll get before April 11. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Experience is essentially a demo app showing off some of the new features of the Galaxy S5 on your existing phone.
Sprint this morning has announce its Galaxy S5 price — and it's right in line with what we've already seen. You'll pay $199 with a two-year contract — after a $50 mail-in rebate, mind you — or $649 if you're purchasing outright. Or if you prefer Sprint Easy Pay, the Galaxy S5 will cost $27.09 a month for two years, with $0 down.
Phones will be available on April 11, and you can preorder today. And for a limited time, anyone who purchases a GS5 on a Sprint Framily plan with Easy Pay will get a free Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (on a data plan with a two-year agreement).
Sprint's Galaxy S5 will be available in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White, and it'll be able to take advantage of Sprint Spark data speeds.
As we prepare for the arrival of the new HTC One (M8) next Tuesday, there's evidence that the UK might not be the only country getting a quick M8 retail launch. Over in the U.S., at least one Verizon store has received promotional boxes telling shoppers to "get ready to hit refresh" on March 25, at 1pm ET. That's within an hour of the time given by British retailer Carphone Warehouse, which will be selling the M8 in London immediately after the launch event.
As promised, AT&T has today made the Samsung Galaxy S5 available for pre-order, along with Samsung's latest smartwatches, the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. The GS5 costs $199.99 on a two-year plan, from $25 per month on AT&T Next, or $649.99 outright. Meanwhile the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit cost $199, while the camera-equipped Gear 2 is yours for $299.
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