Amazon offers HTC Rezound for only $149.99 with a two-year contract with Verizon Wireless.
Everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit with all the offers and promotions out there. The newest one is for HTC Rezound, from Amazon.
Just to remind you, the handset carries a S-LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720×1280 resolution, an 8MP camera with 3264×2448 resolution, auto-focus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch-focus, image stabilization, face detection and a secondary 2MP camera.
The dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM let you multitask as much as you want and 16GB of internal memory that can be extended up to 32GB are just enough for you to save all the pictures and videos. You have microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth v3, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot. We must not forget that Android Gingerbread is running the place and an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is expected in 2012.
Basically, you can have all this for $149.99 and a two-year contract with Verizon Wireless. What we don’t know is when the promotion will end. So if this sounds appealing to you, don’t wait any longer!
The newly announced Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich will be available in next few weeks for some smartphones and tablets.
Google has announced an improved version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, that is Android 4.0.3, which apparently will become available for some smartphones and tablets soon. Still we don’t know which are the lucky handsets but I’m sure details will surface when the time is right.
“Today we are announcing Android 4.0.3, an incremental release of the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform. The new release includes a variety of optimizations and bug fixes for phones and tablets, as well as a small number of new APIs for developers. The new API level is 15.”
Among the new APIs in Android 4.0.3 we can find:
Social stream API in Contacts provider
Calendar provider enhancements
New camera capabilities
Incremental improvements in graphics, database, spell-checking, Bluetooth
Now, all we have to do is wait and see which are those smartphones and tablets that will get it these weeks.
Wonderful news for all T-Mobile Google Nexus S users out there: Android 4.0 for GSM/UMTS models of the smartphone.
Although Google tells us it might take a month before everyone receives it, there is also a manual way to update your handset. But please, if you own a CDMA model, do not do this!
What you have to do is: get the OTA software package and rename it “update.zip” and you copy it to the root of the internal storage of your Google Nexus S. Next power off your phone and then press volume up and the power button to reboot the device to the bootloader. With your volume keys select “recovery” and then press the power button. You will see a warning triangle with an arrow and which time you hold the power button and press on volume up. You will select “apply update from/sdcard” and choose update.zip. Next you select “reboot system now”.
Kids, you now have the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Google Nexus S handset!
Orange UK is about to welcome a new BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry Bold 9790.
The Bold 9790 carries a 2.45-inch TFT touchscreen with resolution 480×360, the beautiful QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz processor and internal memory of 8GB with the possibility of extension up to 32GB using a microSD card. Also the 768 MB of RAM allows you to multitask, the 5MP camera with resolution 2592×1944, autofocus and LED flash helps you keep all your beautiful moments.
Additional features include Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB slot, 3.5mm audio jack, accelerometer and proximity sensor and of course, the BlackBerry 7.0 Operating System.
Apparently, the smartphone is on the coming soon page of Orange UK but there is no release date for us. We can only hope, for all the BlackBerry fans out there, it will be in time for Christmas.
T-Mobile offers the white Samsung Galaxy S II for $99.99 until Sunday, 18 December!
Christmas is in a week but T-Mobile gives presents earlier. They decided to run a special promotion for the white Samsung Galaxy S II this weekend.
What is different about the Galaxy S II offered by T-Mobile is the dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and the large 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen. Everything else is exactly how you know it from the original version of Samsung Galaxy S II, including an 8MP camera and a front-facing 2MP camera, Bluetooth, GPS, 16GB of internal memory which can be expandable using a memory card slot, 1GB of RAM and last but not least the Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Back to the best part! The promotion is web-only and the deal involves a $50 mail-in rebate along with a new two-year contract with T-Mobile. All that and you have a brand new white Samsung Galaxy S II for only $99.99. Remember, this is available through Sunday, December 18. Starting Monday, the price will be back to $299.99. Think fast,my friends because clock is ticking!
Good news from Apple! iPhone 4S is now available in 20 new countries!
Apparently, Apple decided to expand their market and they made iPhone 4S available in Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Marocco, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam and United Arab Emirates.
The funny part is that the Brazilian store is selling the iPhone 4S 64GB model for $1.845 and the 16GB version for $1.410 while people in U.S. can purchase the smartphone for at least $199 with a two-year contract. Of course, in other countries the prices vary.
The devil will start wearing LG Prada 3.0 at the beginning of 2012!
Busy day for LG as they announced details about the fancy “Prada Phone by LG 3.0” and launched the LG Optimus LTE in Japan. Things are looking good for them. As for Prada 3.0, we can sure see the magic touch from the famous fashion house.
The new smartphone, black and shiny measures 127.5x69x8.5 mm, features a 4.3-inch WVGA Nova display and an 8MP camera with 1080p video recording. It carries a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor, 8GB of internal memory, microSD card support, Bluetooth 3.o, 3,5mm headset jack, tri-band HSPA+ connectivity (900/1900/2100 MHz), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS and a 1540 mAh battery. The LG Prada 3.0 will run the Android Gingerbread.
We don’t know the price or when exactly the Prada 3.0 will become available but all points lead to the beginning of 2012.
LG Optimus LTE is now available in Japan thanks to mobile carrier NTT Docomo.
LG’s smartphone which heads to AT&T in US is now available in Japan from NTT Docomo. As a reminder, the Optimus LTE carries a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory which can be expandable up to 32GB.
It has a fancy 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with 720×1280 resolution that is able to display HD movies in 720p, an 8MP camera with 3264×2448 resolution, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization and a secondary camera of 1.3MP.
It brings the usual accelerometer, proximity or compass sensor,Bluetooth v3.0, microUSB slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. And, of course, Android Operating System v2.3.5 Gingerbread runs it all.