Best Buy announced this morning that they will be the exclusive seller of the HTC One in Metallic Blue. We first caught a glimpse of this device last week, complete with Verizon branding. According to Best Buy, the device will be available on Verizon, Sprint and AT&T starting on September 15. (more…)
Sprint announced this morning that its version of the LG G2 will go up for pre-order October 11 for $199 on-contract. Personally, that seems a bit late as the rest of the major U.S. carriers are all planning to launch the phone in mid-September. No matter what, you have to applaud LG for getting their newest flagship out to all of the big players in the U.S., something they probably couldn’t have dreamed of doing a couple of years ago. Then again, that’s the way the industry is trending these days, and we’re big fans.
If you pre-order, Sprint will toss in a free Quick Window case with a value of $50.
To see our most recent hands-on overview with the LG G2, hit up this post.
The Sprint Moto X is available as of, well, today. If for some reason you decide to leave your carry and join Sprint, you can pick it up for as little as $99 on-contract. If you are already a Sprint customer, you aren’t quite as important and will have to pay the typical $199. Either way, if you picked up (or plan to) a Moto X from Sprint, understand that your model comes equipped with an unlockable bootloader. Like the T-Mobile version (whenever it becomes available) and the developer editions (who have already moved out of the “days” away category and are now on 2 weeks), you can unlock to your heart’s desire with Motorola’s bootloader unlock process.
Motorola added the device to their supported devices list this morning, along with the Latin American variant. All you need to do to unlock is hit up the link below, and follow the few easy steps which include an adb command or two to find your device ID. It’s pretty simple, assuming you have the Android SDK and adb all setup.
Keep in mind that unlocking the bootloader of your device will void its warranty.
It was previously thought that the Moto X would launch on Sprint’s network on August 29, the same day as AT&T. Once that didn’t happen, there was no new confirmed date for Sprint customers that were hoping to pick up Motorola’s newest flagship device. That changed this morning, as Sprint confirmed that this Friday, September 6, the device will launch for $199.99 on contract. In addition, they even tease that within the coming months, Moto X purchases can look forward to MotoMaker. (more…)
We already pointed out the fact that Verizon has announced its plans to carry both the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, but wanted to make sure you knew about the other three major U.S. carriers as well.
Sprint says they will indeed carry the Galaxy Note 3 “this fall,” but did not mention the Gear or a date. AT&T and T-Mobile wouldn’t give us a time frame, but did acknowledge that they will carry both products. US Cellular will carry the Note 3 as well.
This month, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 from Samsung will finally hit the States. When launched, this line of devices was only available overseas, but it looks as though America was in need of even bigger phones. The Galaxy Mega features a whopping 6.3″ HD display (720 x 1280), plus a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The specs won’t put it up against this year’s flagship devices, but it is the perfect phone for the phablet lovers out there. (more…)
There are lots of arguing points when you bring up the Moto X, but the general consensus from the industry is that MotoMaker is pretty awesome. Even if it’s only available for AT&T customers at the beginning, the ability to customize your device just to your liking is something the mobile device industry has wanted for a long time. Today’s news however shows that Motorola wasn’t the first one to try it out, HTC almost beat them to the punch. (more…)
Sprint announced this morning that they will exclusively carry the red HTC One that has been pictured here and there since the phone made its stage debut back in February. The phone in this “red hot” summer color will go on sale August 16 for $199 on-contract. To sweeten the deal, Sprint is holding a BOGO (buy one, get one free) sale from the 16th through the 30th, so if you pick up the HTC One, they’ll give you a second one for free in any color (silver, black, or red).
The announcement also details a new partnership that Sprint has formed with NextRadio, bringing FM radio service to the One and several new devices over the coming years.
Other than that, it’s the same HTC One only now it comes in red. And you can get a second phone one for free should you buy between August 16 and 30.