LG Optimus L9 review

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Proof that budget-friendly devices do not have to be underpowered or come from lesser-known brands.

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Droid DNA incoming! HTC and Verizon hosting November 13 event

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We’re about one week away from putting together one of the worst kept secrets in Android; HTC and Verizon have an event scheduled for November 13.  The two are sending out invitations to a private New York press conference next week where we will see their “latest ...

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comScore: Android inches forward as smartphone sales slow

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Android is still the king of the hill when it comes to smartphone market share, according to the newest comScore report.  At 52.5 percent of the U.S. market, Android is up ever so slightly with .9 percent growth since June.  Even as it remains virtually unchanged, it did well enough to beat out ...

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Verizon intros $99 Spectrum 2 for October 30

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Verizon today announced their next Android smartphone, the LG Spectrum 2, will arrive in but one day’s time. Expected to hit Verizon’s website on October 30, the handset will run $99 with a two-year service agreement and after $50 mail-in rebate.  The phone will show up in retail ...

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Samsung airing three new ads for Galaxy S III

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Samsung looks to be slowing with those commercial that poke fun of iPhone users who are waiting hours for the next, big thing.  We noticed that the hardware maker uploaded three new videos to YouTube that promote the Galaxy S III, one still taking a swipe at iPhone.  We’ve embedded the ...

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Verizon now taking pre-orders for Galaxy Note II

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Priced at $299.99 with a two-year service agreement, the phone is expected in the "coming weeks".

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U.S. Cellular’s Galaxy Note II available October 26

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U.S. Cellular wants to remind you all that their version of the Galaxy Note II is only $299.99 and will be available this Friday, October 26.  Available in titanium gray, the 16GB smartphone is still up for preorder through Thursday evening.  In a related note, U.S. Cellular plans to have 58 ...

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5-inch HTC DLX pictured with Verizon branding

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Pictures emerged yesterday which show an  5-inch HTC smartphone with Verizon branding, tying recent multiple rumors together.  The fine folks at Android Central were passed a trio of images of the device which show a Droid Incredible-like design for the large device. Have you seen today's ...

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MetroPCS adds Samsung Galaxy S III to portfolio

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MetroPCS today announced that they will be adding the Samsung Galaxy S III to its roster to this weekend, at select retail locations.  Arriving at all stores and online come Monday, the $499 handset will be available with any of the carrier’s 4G LTE plans, including the promotional $30 ...

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Sprint to offer $200 Optimus G on November 9

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Sprint, coming just hours after AT&T and their Optimus G announcement, have come out with pricing and a launch date for the quad-core smartphone.  Look for their version to arrive on November 9 with the same $199.99 price tag, with a two-year service agreement.  The handset, which features ...

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LG Optimus to cost $199, arrive at AT&T on November 2

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AT&T today cleared up the final pieces of the puzzle as it pertains to the Optimus G, giving us both price and official launch date.  A short post from the carrier’s blog advises that the quad-core 4G LTE smartphone will cost $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and will be ...

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T-Mobile: Galaxy S III is our all-time best-selling device

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T-Mobile’s best-selling device of all time is a phone that has only been available for a few months.  A tweet from the nation’s fourth-largest carrier from over the weekend indicates that the Samsung Galaxy S III is doing quite well around Magenta’s neck of the woods. Did you ...

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Galaxy Note II may sell three times faster than predecessor

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Samsung believes that the Galaxy Note II may sell up to three times faster than its predecessor over the course of the first 90 days.  Thanks to a partnership of more than 260 carriers across 128 markets, there’s going to be a much bigger presence for the 5.5-inch smartphone that pulls ...

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Leaked Verizon fall roadmap tips various Android releases

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Seems like every year around this time we find ourselves looking at a leaked Verizon roadmap with multiple smartphone release dates.  Such is the case today as we learn what Big Red has in store for the remainder of 2012.  According to a source close to PhoneArena, we should see roughly a half ...

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T-Mobile announces Magenta Days promos for September 21-30

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T-Mobile today announced its latest Magenta Days promotion which takes place from September 21-30.  Like the four other promotional periods that came before, this one sees plenty of Android savings.  There’s a little something for everyone and includes some deals on recent models such as ...

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