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Looking For A New Phone? Now Is The Time To Buy It

With the biggest shopping day of the year approaching in the next couple days, Amazon has just announced that they will be dropping the price of all Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T phones to an outstanding ONE CENT.  A lot of online stores will be having “crazy” deals on different products throughout the week.  Amazon is among these stores and the price drop to one cent is the first of many online deals to come.

The “Penny Pincher Sale”, as Amazon calls it, will last through November 28 which is also known as the popular “cyber Monday”.  As always, there is a catch.  With each purchase of a phone, you will have to sign up for a new contract/line of service.  Either way, it is still an amazing deal and you should pick up a new smartphone while you can.  Some of the popular phones included in this sale is the Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Droid Bionic, and the Motorola Atrix.

So in short, if you are looking to buy a new smartphone this fall, now is the best time for the best price.

Beast T-Mobile Phone Makes It Way Behind a Lens

A string of pictures of T-Mobile’s upcoming beast of a smartphone, the HTC Amaze 4G (also known as the HTC Ruby), by the Thai Android site, DroidSans.

Not too much is known about the phone but what we do know, makes the phone a beast.  The phone will run off of a whopping 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor and a large 1GB of RAM.  Other features on the phone include a 4.3 inch HD display, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera.

The pictures look impressive along with the specs but T-Mobile has yet to actually announce this phone as part of their “lineup” so it looks like we’ll have to wait and see what the final product looks like.

                                                                  

HTC Holiday Revealed

A series of photos have just been posted on XDA Developers forums showing some of the features on HTC’s upcoming phone, the HTC Holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As seen in the picture above, the HTC Holiday seems to be rather thin.  The device is running off of a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and has a 4.5 inch display.  Because of a leak earlier this year, we also know that the Holiday will also have 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear facing camera, and a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera.

The phone also appears to have a conductive charge port which means that you will be able to plug the charger in your wall and the device can be placed on the charger. (wireless charging).

The HTC Holiday looks like it will be impressive.  Perhaps a big competition to the latest iPhone 5?

Check out the full report here.

 

Low on Cash?

Do you want a new 4G smartphone with all the newest specs but don’t have the money to buy a phone like the Droid or iPhone?  The new 4G smartphone from Sprint just may be your solution.

The phone, the Conquer, is built by Samsung and on Sprint’s network.  The Conquer has all of the “bells and whistles” that a normal smartphone user would look for including a 3.5 inch display, 320×480 resolution, 4G network, as well as running on Android’s Gingerbread software (Android 2.3).  Did I mention that the phone is only $99?  Yes, this is true making the Conquer the cheapest 4G Android 2.3 run phone on the market.

Besides all of this, the Conquer also has a 3.5 megapixel camera, 1GHz snapdragon processor, and a 2GB SD card.  Couple other interesting features is including a front facing camera and also having mobile Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.

This new smartphone from Sprint seems to be a great deal.  With all of these features and a $99 price tag, what’s not to like?

Leaked Verizon Documents

This morning, IGN posted a picture of what claims to be a planning document from Verizon Wireless.  Many release dates are listed in the document for upcoming smartphones as well as hints for a new Galaxy Tablet.

Here are some of the phones and launch dates according to IGN

  • Droid Bionic – September 8th
  • LG Revolution 2 – October 20th
  • HTC Vigor – September 29th
  • Samsung Galaxy S ll – September 8th
  • Xoom 4G upgrade – September 8th

So as you can see, Verizon has a lot going for them in these upcoming months (if the document leaked is legitimate).  So if you are a Verizon Wireless customer and are looking for a new smartphone, wait for a couple months for these.

For quick reviews on all of these upcoming phones check out this article from pcworld.com

More 4G phones coming to Verizon users

On my blog yesterday, I typed about one of Verizon’s upcoming 4G phones, the DROID BIONIC.  Today’s blog is yet another 4G Verizon phone called the HTC Thunderbolt.

Announced a couple days ago at CES, the Thunderbolt looks pretty impressive.  It has a 4.3 inch touch screen display, front and rear facing cameras and runs on Android 2.2 mixed in with HTC’s Sense 2.0 display.

Looking at the phone, it looks to be a media based smartphone.  A 8 megapixel camera that records in HD is just the tip of the iceberg. Besides this, its wireless DLNA allows the device to stream video and other media to other DLNA devices such as HDTVs.  It also comes with a 32GB microSD card and there is a stand built in the phone to make things more comfortable while watching HD videos.  To top it all off, the phone’s audio is considered surround sound.

All of this on top of a 4G network seems to be pretty impressive.  Looks like we will have a ton of more smartphones on the 4G network coming our way.

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Samsung Continuum hands on

Not too long ago, I made a blog about Verizon’s newest Galaxy S phone, the Samsung Continuum and they were nice enough to send me out a demo unit.  Below are the unboxing and review videos from my YouTube channel.

 

Free smartphone giveaway!!!

Quick update that your local BestBuy stores are giving away a free smartphone every day this month (December) with a new two year contract or a new activation.

This deal will also be available on BestBuy’s website and also Amazon has been doing this for a while.

So hurry up and get the smartphone you’ve been looking for for little to no money!!!

Brand new Motorola Droid Pro review!!!

A while ago I blogged about a new business based smartphone coming to Verizon called the Droid Pro. Lucky for us, I got a chance to demo the phone and make a review on it.  You can see it here. Or feel free to watch it below (along with the unboxing video below the review).  If you find it interesting, you may want to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking here

New Samsung phone for Verizon

Earlier this week, Verizon announced the arrival of their newest Samsung phone. The Samsung Continuum. The phone was released today (Nov. 11) only for order for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two year contract.  On November 18th, the Continuum will be available for purchase.

One of the main things people will notice about this phone is that it has not one, but two Super AMOLED display screens. The main display is 3.4 inches with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution.  The second screen, which is a customizable ticker display, is 1.8 inches.  This ticker display offers users up-to-date news, sports scores, finance, and social networking updates.

The outside of this phone is pretty compact and thin.  It has a 5 megapixel camera with a LED flash.  Along with this camera, it can record video in 720p HD which is a pretty common feature in the newer smartphones.

The phone will be running on Android 2.1 and will have a 1GHz processor making this phone just about as fast as you can get it. It will also have 512MB of ROM and 384 MB of RAM.

This phone is looking to be great.  The only downside is that it comes in one color, black. Which isn’t too bad but to some people, they may want different colors. What do you think?