At least two wireless carriers have begun offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the U.S.
Anticipation has been running high for Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone, the successor to the wildly popular S3 that's played an instrumental role in capturing mobile market share that might have otherwise gone to Apple. If you've been waiting for your chance to jump, today's the day you can make the leap, provided you're interested in signing up with AT&T or U.S. Cellular for wireless service.
The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii might not be the best of friends, but together, the trio own the living room when it comes to gaming. The question is, for how long? Devices like Ouya, a $99 Android console, threaten to whittle away at the big three's userbase, though perhaps the biggest threat will come from cable companies. AT&T, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable are all reportedly getting ready to roll out cloud-based gaming service.
Following in the footsteps of Verizon Wireless, rival AT&T will be rolling out new Mobile Share plans starting Thursday, August 23, the company confirmed in a blog post today. The new plans offer unlimited talk time and texting plus anywhere from 1GB to 20GB of pooled data to share between multiple wireless devices, negating the need for little Johnny to carry his own data plan for his smartphone.
The phone formerly known as Dinara just got an official debut from Motorola, and will henceforth be referred to as the Atrix HD. It's a third generation Atrix device destined for AT&T, and it will bring with it a 4.5-inch HD ColorBoost display with a 720x1280 resolution (720p), 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage flanked by a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of additional user-added storage.
At long last, Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone has crossed the U.S. border, having already shipped to more than two dozen other countries last month. T-Mobile gets first dibs on Samsung's newest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) device, with AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and U.S. Cellular planning to offer the smartphone "in-store and online within the next several weeks," Samsung says. Odd wording by Samsung since AT&T is scheduled to offer the Galaxy S III sometime today as well (currently is listed as "Due Today" on AT&T's website).
Remember when Samsung and Dropbox announced some time back that Galaxy S III smartphone owners would enjoy an extra 48GB of online storage courtesy of Dropbox, which amounted to 50GB after factoring in the 2GB of free storage everyone gets? Well, if that's a selling point for you, be careful selecting a wireless carrier, because not all are willing to participate.
A delay at U.S. Customs over a patent dispute (what else?) with Apple caused the HTC One X to arrive in the States a little later than HTC would have liked, but it's here now, and available to purchase on AT&T's website for $200 with a 2-year voice agreement and qualifying monthly data plan. Brick-and-mortar goers will be able to snag the One X starting on June 10, 2012 (this coming Sunday).
AT&T and Samsung announced the Galaxy Note smartphone at AT&T's Developer Summit leading up to the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, and in just a couple of weeks, you'll be able to own one. The Galaxy Note will be available in carbon blue and ceramic white in AT&T stores beginning February 19, 2012 for $300 with a two-year service agreement, AT&T announced today.
The words of Neil Sedaka singing about how "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" must be ringing in AT&T's ears. The wireless carrier reported a substantial $6.7 billion loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, which is mostly attributable to breakup fees resulting from AT&T's failed attempt to acquire T-Mobile. That's a nearly $8 billion swing from one year prior when AT&T posted a profit of $1.09 billion.
It's not unusual for a high-end smartphone to command $300 on a subsidized contract, and there are certainly a great number of powerful devices priced at $200. Word on the Web is that Nokia's upcoming Lumia 900 smartphone will run just $100 at AT&T with a two-year service agreement, and if that's true, kudos are in order for both Nokia and AT&T for such an aggressive launch.