First details of high-powered Pantech Magnus materialize

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The first details of a higher-end Pantech smartphone are starting to make their rounds, indicating that AT&T has another decent model in the works.  Called the P9090 Magnus, the specs are said to include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor with Adreno 225 ...

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Verizon prepping for LG Spectrum 2, Samsung Stratosphere II

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Yet another pair of Verizon smartphones have hit the proverbial radar, with word of new Samsung and LG models.  While details are light at this time, we can look for Verizon to debut the Samsung Stratosphere II and LG Spectrum 2 in the near future. The Samsung Stratosphere II is expected to ...

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POLL & PRIZE: How long do you go before charging your Android?

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As people who typically spend our days glued to a PC or near an outlet, we are always keeping our Android handsets and tablet charged up.  Come weekend, though, things are a bit different.  Whereas we usually have near 100% juice come Tuesday dinners, Saturday sees many of us dipping into the ...

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Virgin Mobile debuts new “Happy Accidents” campaign [VIDEO]

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Aww man, you just got that phone?  That’s too bad, because Virgin Mobile has a really great plan and an increasingly better selection of Android devices.  Dude, that sucks. Virgin Mobile has launched a new ad campaign, “Happy Accidents” which hits television and Internet ...

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POLL: Would you consider a prepaid Android smartphone?

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The last 24 ours have seen a number of prepaid smartphone announcements from a handful of carriers.  If you are a T-Mobile, Virgin, or Boost Mobile subscriber then you’ll have a new option in the near future.  This got us to wondering – how many of you would consider a prepaid ...

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LG Intuition will be Verizon’s Optimus Vu

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Verizon is set to carry the LG Optimus Vu in the near term, offering the 5-inch smartphone as the name Intuition   According to a screen grab picked up by Droid Life, the handset will run $199 with a two-year service agreement or $549.99 outright. As a refresher, the Optimus Vu/LG Intuition ...

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MetroPCS details new 4G plan, Android phone

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MetroPCS has unraveled a bunch of new “goodies” for it’s current and future customers! First on the list, and available as a promotion, is the carrier’s new 4G LTE.  Customers can get unlimited talk, texting, and 4G LTE data for $55/month for a single line. Families can ...

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Xperia Nexus and Optimus Nexus tossed into rumor mill

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If past history is an indicator, the next Nexus release should be arriving in the late fall or early winter.  As such, we ought to be getting a slew of rumors and details for the next “Pure Google” experience.  Such was the case this morning with the word of a “Superior” ...

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Sony introduces Xperia SL

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Sony today introduced its next Android smartphone, the Xperia SL, however they weren’t quite ready to divulge its release date, pricing, or expected markets. Specifications for the Xperia SL are right in line with most of today’s Android handsets, and include a 1.7GHz Qualcomm ...

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Motorola holding press event on September 5

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Will this be the debut of the Droid Razr HD? Motorola just tossed a Save the Date email our way, asking us to push aside some time on September 5. Without indicating whether it’s a phone or tablet announcement, we’re only teased with “Motorola. On Display.” Sounds to us ...

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AT&T announces record Android numbers for Q4

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Android sales are up more than double over the previous quarter.

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T-Mobile and Walmart add unlimited web to Unlimited Talk & Text plan

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Geared toward families and first time smartphones buyers, the Walmart Family Mobile plan now includes unlimited data.

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Sony wants to be number one Android player in smartphone segment

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As one of the first big moves in the post S0ny-Ericsson era, Sony has decided to shelve feature phones in favor of going all in on smartphones. A recent post over on Economic Times tells us that the last few remnants of the Sony Ericsson family will phase out in the middle of the year... Read More

T-Mobile: “Our portfolio will give any iPhone a run for its money”

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Have a Galaxy S II or Amaze 4G while you wait for an iPhone.

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WSJ: Samsung wrestles top spot from Apple in smartphone shipments

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According to an article posted on the Wall Street Journal today, Samsung has taken the lead as the company which shipped more smartphones than anyone else.  Selling more than 20 million handsets in third quarter of 2011, it’s up five times over the 3 million sold in Q2 of 2010. The ...

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