The LG G3 might seem like old news, but for American buyers, it is anything but old. The device is finally available through AT&T and Sprint, with in-store availability on T-Mobile and Verizon beginning next week. We decided to pop over to an AT&T retail store to pick one up, considering that the G3 model we previously had was a Korean unit.
The specifications are the exact same as the Korean model, with the device featuring a glorious 5.5″ QHD display (2560 x 1440), Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a massive 13MP rear-facing camera with laser auto-focus, Bluetooth 4.0, 3,000mAh battery, and runs Android 4.4.2 out of the box. To sum up the G3 in one word – beast. (more…)
AT&T appears to be running an accessory promo at the moment that will land you 25% off your entire cart if you buy three or more products. Should you couple the newly released LG G Watch (since it is listed as an accessory) with two incredibly cheap, $5 Body Glove products, you could get into the G Watch for as little as $179. The G Watch currently retails for $229, so you are looking at $50 in savings.
We reviewed the G Watch last night and came away from it more looking to the future, than anything. The product isn’t bad, but the platform behind it is so new that it is tough to fully evaluate where it could be in a couple of months. At $179, it may just be worth a look if you love adopting new technology out of the gate. (more…)
AT&T announced this morning that its variant of the LG G3 will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, July 8, but will then arrive in stores on July 11. The brand new G Watch will also arrive this week, with sales starting tomorrow for $229.
For a limited time, if you buy the G3 with a new 2-year contract, AT&T will slash 50% off the price of select LG accessories like the G Watch, Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset, or G3 Quick Circle case that adds wireless charging. (more…)
An update to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” began rolling out for the AT&T variant of the Galaxy Note II yesterday, curiously on the first day of Google I/O. We’re sure that’s just a happy coincidence.
Anyway, the upgrade is a big one. We’re looking at a host of new “Kit Kat” features – here’s a list of them. (more…)
The rapidity of Verizon and AT&T’s 4G LTE rollout may have given the impression that the carriers had long ago blanketed the entire US in glorious 4G, but that is not exactly the case. There are still towns out there that need LTE connectivity.
AT&T’s announcement this morning of new 4G markets may placate a few. (more…)
Wearables are big, so it’s hardly a surprise wireless carriers want in on the action. (Insert joke about mobile payments and ISIS here.) AT&T announced today that it will begin offering the LG G Watch as an “accessory” in the coming weeks, presumably when the device launches in brick-and-mortar stores early next month.
Strangely, AT&T made no mention of the Samsung Gear Live – LG may have signed some sort of exclusivity deal. And the carrier isn’t taking preorders. (more…)
Back in late 2012, we asked the community what the reason was for sticking with their current carrier. At the time, LTE networks and coverage dominated the vote, with a growing percentage suggesting that nothing was keeping them with their current carrier, and that they would be moving on as soon as their contract expired.
Here we are almost two years later, T-Mobile has gone all Uncarrier on us, smartphone payment plans are taking over, 2-year contracts are dying, and almost everyone claims to have a massive LTE network. So let’s ask again, to see if anything has changed.
Why are you with your current carrier?
Throughout T-Mobile’s Uncarrer event last night, CEO John Legere acted as he typically does during his company’s press events – like the renegade leader of a scrappy wireless company who holds nothing back when it comes to talking about the practices of his competitors. He can be vulgar and borderline offensive, but up until now, his act has mostly just generated chuckles from media and consumers. Last night, though, some would argue that he took things a little too far. Actually, even he is admitting it. (more…)