Nokia’s mobile phone assets became a part of Microsoft Mobile, a new subsidiary of Microsoft based in Finland this year. Until now, we heard more rumors about the end of the Nokia brand in favor of Microsoft Lumia, but until October 21, 2014, Microsoft has officially announced to The Verge this change.
That change means, that we will can’t see any more Nokia Lumia devices on the markets. First country where Microsoft Lumia will be available is France. That means that in this country Microsoft will change the Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts.
The brand Nokia, won’t completely disappear, the Finnish company continuing to focus on mapping and network infrastructure, but don`t expect to see `Nokia` printed on any handsets.
Good news if you plan to buy a Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. U.S. Cellular just announced that this smartphone will be available in sale starting tomorrow via online store, and from September 19 via offline stores.
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 phablet will ship with Android Jelly Bean version 4.2.2 of OS. As a reminder, Mega 6.3 features a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU, has 1.5 GB of RAM and 6.3-inches HD screen. The camera of Galaxy Mega 6.3 has 8-megapixels.
Samsung Mega 6.3 will be able to buy in Nova Black color for just only $150 on contract.
If you don’t know, the BlackBerry Q10 LTE smartphone was released this year in January. According to Rogers Carrier, this smartphone will be available in their store this month in 2 colors, black and white, but at launch will be available only in white color.
BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is compatible with 2600 MHz LTE Canadian network and is powered by 1.5 dual-core CPU and has 3.1 inches display with a cool resolution of 720×720 pixels (328 ppi pixels density). The internal storage of BlackBerry Q10 is 16GB and 2GB of RAM. The OS is BlackBerry 10.
The price for BlackBerry Q10 on Rogers carriers is $199.99 with three year contract. You can pre-order now this smartphone via Rogers Reservation System.
I assume you`re very happy knowing that in few moments you will find the official date of availability of HTC One in US via Sprint and AT&T carriers.
The official release date is April 19, according to AT&T and Sprint, and if you can`t wait to appear in stores, you can make a pre-order starting Friday (April 5) from both carriers.
On AT&T HTC One will be available with 2-year contract and can chose two models, with 32GB internal storage for $199 and if you want the 64GB version of the HTC One you have to pay $100 more, from same contract agreement. As a remember, HTC One does not have possibility to plugin any memory card, because there is not memory card slot, so think carefully what it`s your option before you decide to buy. A plus, for those customers who pre-order the HTC One through AT&T is that they will receive a free HTC Media Link HD wireless HDMI adaptor, around $90 worth of free gift.
On Sprintcarrier, unfortunately the version with 64GB is not available. The price for 32GB version is same, $199 with contract for 2-year.
For both carriers, you can choose from two different colors, HTC One Black or Silver.
British telecommunications group Vodafone, plans to sell its stake in Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile operator in the U.S. to receive 115 billion dollars (about 88 billion euros) from Verizon Communications, American telecommunications company that holds 55% of Verizon Wireless, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg. Vodafone owns 45% stake of American operator.
Following this transaction Verizon Communications will wholly owns the most profitable division of the company. In the last quarter of 2012, Verizon Wireless has made a record 2.1 million customers, surpassing the rival operator AT&T and other competitors.
“Verizon wants to control the world’s best asset“, said Jonathan Chaplin, an analyst at research firm New Street Research in New York.
In December last year, the two companies, Vodafone and Verizon Communications discussed a possible merger, said sources close to the situation. However, negotiations were intrerupte because of disagreements about the appointment of new management companies and headquarters location. Vodafone stake sale to Verizon Wireless became more likely. Talks will resume this year, said the immediate situation.
Verizon’s share price rose yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange for the 12 consecutive day by 1.2% to $47.69 (36.58 euros) per unit. Vodafone share price rose by 5.2% to $ 26.68 (20.46 euros), according to Bloomberg.
The carrier O2 Germany show the prices and data plans for new iPhone 5 smartphone.
You can chose all three versions of iPhone 5 with 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage for prices starting with 47.99€ per month for version of iPhone 5 with 16 GB internal storage. Also, iPhone 5 O2 is available in white or black color.
If you want iPhone 5 without contract you must pay 679€ for version with 16 GB, 789€ for version with 32 GB and 899€ for version with 64 GB internal storage.
The US telecom providers, AT&T and Verizon Wireless announced the prices for the new iPhone 5 smartphone released by Apple in San Francisco on September 12.
The release date for iPhone 5 on Verizon Wireless will be next month, in October 10, according with Verizon Wireless website. The price for new Apple smartphone starts at $200 with 2-year contract for version of iPhone 5 4G LTE 16GB, and increases gradually to $299 for version with 32GB and $399.99 for version with 64GB internal storage. New customers will pay the same money regardless of the chosen color, white or black.
Also, AT&T presents on their website the prices for iPhone 5 smartphone. The prices are same as Verizon Wireless. After pre-order, “your iPhone 5 16GB will be shipped in 14-21 business days”.
For both carriers, the new iPhone 5 is available also with free-contract for $649.99.
Good news at the end of weekend, AT&T US announced a great price cut of Nokia Lumia 900, only $49.99 with contract.
Lumia 900 can be purchased from AT&T stores with 2-year contract for $49.99. You can chose from fourth different colors, pink, white, black and cyan.
Nokia Lumia 900 comes with Windows Phone 7.8 OS, and has several features from WP8 version. As a remember, Nokia Lumia 900 is powered by 1.4 GHz CPU, 4.3-inches touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 16 GB internal storage and 512 MB of RAM.
Good or not, Lumia 900 is the best choice for a moment from Nokia, so if you are a Nokia fan, you can make a good if you decide to buy this smartphone.
If you are interested for Lumia 900 AT&T check out this link.
After a few days after announcing the availability of the RAZR MAXX in Europe, Clove.co.uk already has this model in stock.
The European version of Motorola RAZR MAXX can be purchased for £359 (£430.80 including VAT) from Clove.co.uk without contract agreement.
RAZR MAXX comes with a huge battery of 3300 mAh, which provides over 16 hours of video playback, up to 17.6 hours talk time and up to 380 hours stand by time. With this battery RAZR MAXX is normally to weighs a bit more, 145g instead of 126g. RAZR MAX comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, but in the near future can be upgraded to ICS.