Posts Tagged ‘T-Mobile’
Sorry T-Moble geeks, you might not get that Galaxy S III as soon as you thought!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:42 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 19 June 2012 07:00
Seems like the desire for Samsung’s upcoming superphone, the Galaxy S III, might be more than T-Mobile can handle. The carrier has decided to split up their launch to accommodate the tech thirsty throngs. Instead of a full fledged kick off this Thursday, T-Mob will open up the buy lines in 29 markets as well as sliding a limited stock of the device up on T-Mobile.com.
Six days later, the rest of the retail locations are expected to start selling the Galaxy S III, hopefully more will also be up on the website then too. Full, off contract price of the phone will be a hefty $629.99. Prices come down after that, $229.99 after mail-in rebate and depending on plan. Not the price most were looking for, especially with AT&T charging $199.99 upfront.
Hit the break to find out if you happen to live in one of the 29 markets lucky enough for launch…
Breaking: Sprint delaying Galaxy S III launch!
Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 06:52 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 19 June 2012 06:15
We just got a tip from an anonymous tipster that Sprint is delaying the anxiously awaited Galaxy S III! The word just started trickling down from management with no reason given yet, leaving the black shirted peeps confused. The tipster says more info is incoming, hopefully more concrete plans will be in place to assuage the fears of the Sprint faithful.
Thanks to the ninja tipster for the heads up!
Let the floodgates open, Samsung’s Galaxy S III hitting major carriers at once!
Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 06:52 Written by LoganDX Monday, 4 June 2012 03:23
It might be something close to a miracle but fans of Samsung’s Galaxy line can grab the incoming Galaxy S III on any of the major U.S. carriers, all at once! After the carrier dictated GS II launch, one that had Verizon snubbing the Android powered beauty, Samsung has a much more unified release of the newest super phone. I don’t know how Sammy was able to get the five
families carriers to all agree to play nice but whatever it was, they get geek points for doing it!
Besides the damn near simultaneous launch, we’re hearing the actual hardware is going to stay consistent with each carrier. No more hoping and praying that slick case you saw on your buddy’s Sprint GSIII will fit your AT&T version! Take note folks, this is something Apple has always done better than Android. Pricing may vary between the different carriers but most are looking at staying with the $199 for the 16GB model on a two-year contract price point. There will also be a 32GB monster available for around $249 but that one looks to an online only option.
The already announced features are sticking around as well. Android 4.0, Smart Stay, S-Voice, S-Beam and TouchWiz will be standard across the board, everyone gets the same tasty toys. Hardware specs are also expected the stay the same – dual-core 1.5GHz processor, Gorilla Glass 2.0, beefy 2,100 mAh battery and 2GB of RAM. Color conscious geeks have their choice of body hues, Pebble Blue and Marble White.
Each of the carriers will begin pre-orders as soon as June 5th, U.S. Cellular is bringing up the rear with pre-orders going live on the 12th. AT&T hasn’t announced exact dates yet, they just have a preview page up. Get with it Ma Bell, you have customers! Hit the break to peep Samsung’s full presser and watch your fave carrier for your chance to get your own!
Samsung to bring Ice Cream Sandwich to T-Mobile devices, does it matter?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:50 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:00
Been sitting on an Ice Cream Sandwich capable Samsung device on the T-Mobile service? Been wondering when\if you might get the sweet and tasty upgrade to Android 4.0.4? Well guess what, Samsung has delivered part of the answer! The “if” portion has been revealed: the Galaxy S II, The Galaxy S Blaze 4G, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. That’s it folks, nothing else. Samsung has stated they would release upgrades to certain phones giving some ICS functionality in the near future.
Samsung is in close communication with both Google and our carrier partners to upgrade devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Specific models that will receive the ICS update include the following devices. Other specifics for the ICS update in the U.S. have not been announced.
The question is, does it really matter? Here we are six months out from the official release of 4.0, it itself getting three updates since then. Only one Samsung phone has received an official update to 4.0, the Sprint Nexus S 4G. Most users of the Galaxy S here in the states were lucky to grab the Gingerbread update shortly before ICS was announced which means we’ll be in the same boat once more. You know, because rumors are that Google will announce Jelly Bean later this year. Samsung is slowly weaning its customers off of caring about their new devices by the lackluster communication and untimely upgrades. So much for that Android Alliance.