Pre-Order the Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 15:57 -- Marshall Walker

Sony is now accepting pre-orders for its Xperia Tablet Z. The Xperia Z weighs only 17.5 ounces, making it one of the lightest 10-inch tablets on the market. The new Sony slate features a 1,920 x 1,200 display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology, and it's powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and 2GB RAM. It sports an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, S-Force virtual surround sound and it is available with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

Sony Xperia Tablet ZOther features and specs include NFC, LTE, a water resistant design and STAMINA Mode for longer battery life. The 16GB Xperia Tablet Z from Sony is $500, and the 32GB model with charging cradle is $600. The tablet is expected to start shipping on May 24.

Android Laptop? Not So Fast

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 11:49 -- Penelope Wang

Last week the Android world was abuzz with talk of a $200 laptop running none other than the Android mobile operating system. The conversation was sparked by a CNET report quoting Intel executive vice president and chief product officer Dadi Perlmutter. The exec told the site that $200 level notebooks would "predominantly" be Android products making use of the Atom mobile processor from Intel.

Google Chromebook

So when can we expect this flood of cheap, touch screen Android laptops to hit the market? It could be a while, because as PCWorld notes even as the free licensing of Android makes it attractive, some features are lacking. To put it simply, Android needs work to be practical as a notebook operating system. Another factor is the rise of Chrome OS, which has already made its way onto a $199 Asus notebook.

Video Sharing App Vine Coming to Android Devices

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 13:49 -- Marshall Walker

The popular iOS video sharing app Vine is finally coming to Google Play. While discussing the app's rise to the number one spot in Apple's App Store, Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann told The Verge that an Android app is coming "soon".

Vine Android App

Vine is a lot like Twitter but with videos. Users can create six seconds clips to share with their family, friends and other Vine users. The app also features direct Twitter integration, an easy to use tagging system and the ability to like other people's uploads. Actors and comedians like Adam Goldberg are already populating the Vine community, and it's becoming the must have app for bored teens who like to over share.

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Open Tomorrow

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 13:04 -- Alex Gardner

Soon after both Sprint and T-Mobile announced their Galaxy S4 launches would be delayed, Verizon took to Twitter to announce they would be opening pre-orders for the new Samsung handset tomorrow. Verizon did not give any estimated shipping date, but the carrier did previously mention the GS4 would be available "sometime in May".

Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon

Pre-orders and shipping dates for the GS4 have been all over the map since it was announced. AT&T has changed their estimated shipping date a few times, and T-Mobile has delayed their launch until Monday, April 29. Sprint also scrapped its planned Saturday, April 27 release due to unforeseen shortages of the device.

Sprint and T-Mobile Delay Galaxy S4 Launch

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:38 -- Marshall Walker

"Unexpected inventory challenges from Samsung" have forced both Sprint and T-Mobile to change their release schedule for the Galaxy S4. T-Mobile's model was supposed drop today, but has been delayed untli Monday, April 29. Here is the official statement released by T-Mobile on Tuesday:

"We know customers are really looking forward to getting their new Samsung Galaxy S 4 soon. However, due to an unexpected delay with inventory deliveries, the Galaxy S 4 will not be available on as planned on Wednesday, April 24. Instead, online availability is expected to begin on Monday, April 29. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working with Samsung to deliver the device to T-Mobile customers as soon as possible."

Samsung Galaxy S IV

Sprint had planned to launch their GS4 model on Saturday, April 27, but the same unexpected inventory shortage has forced them to delay their release as well. Unlike T-Mobile, Sprint did not announce a new release date, but promised they are working with Samsung to launch the device through all Sprint channels "as soon as possible". Here is their official statement:

HTC One 32GB Unlocked Model Now Available

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:22 -- Marshall Walker

HTC is now accepting orders for the unlocked 32GB model of the HTC One. The carrier-free version features all the same specs as the other models. It's powered by a 1.7Ghz quad-core CPU, and ships with 2GB of RAM and Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5. The unlocked model is $575, which is cheaper than the 64GB developer edition that sells for $650.

HTC One Unlocked

Both the unlocked and developer models have been listed as "out of stock" on HTC's website since HTC One pre-orders opened. So if you've been waiting for the unlocked model, now is the time to nab it. You can buy the unlocked model through HTC's website.

HTC One Kernel Source Now Available For Download

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:50 -- Sammy Snyder

HTC released the kernel source for the HTC One on the same day the device became available through AT&T and Sprint. People who enjoy tinkering around with their devices can download the kernel now via


The HTC One officially went on sale at both AT&T and Sprint on Friday. The 32GB model is $200 on contract from both carriers, and the 64GB model is an AT&T exclusive for $300. The HTC One is only currently available in Glacial Silver, but a Black model is "coming soon," according to Sprin'ts HTC One page. T-Mobile's HTC One handset will be available on April 24th.

AT&T Quietly Bumps Up Galaxy S4 Release Date

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:09 -- Alex Gardner

AT&T has quietly moved its Galaxy S4 launch date from April 30 to April 23. That's around the same time it is set to ship from Sprint and T-Mobile. Samsung fans can pre-order the device now from AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular. T-Mobile is not accepting early orders, but customers can nab the device on April 24 for $149.99 down at Sprint is taking $100 off the GS4 price for new customers who switch their phone numbers.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date

The 16GB Galaxy S4 from AT&T is available in Black Mist or White Frost for $199 with a new two-year contract. AT&T is also offering the GS4 off contract for $650. US Cellular is also offering the GS4 for $200 with a new two-year agreement. The regional carrier will also toss in a free S View Flip Cover if you pre-order now.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Coming to Sprint and T-Mobile Late April

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:32 -- Alex Gardner

Sprint has announced Galaxy S4 pre-orders will open on April 18th, and will start shipping on April 27th. The carrier is offering $100 in instant credit to new customers who switch their phone number to Sprint. Existing customers can nab a 16GB model for $250 with a new two-year contract. You can pre-order the flagship Samsung handset at on the 18th, or personally pick one up from Sprint Stores and Sprint retailers on the 27th.

Sprint Galaxy S4

T-Mobile will not be offering pre-orders, but T-Mobile customers can purchase their GS4 at on April 24 for just $149.99 down - plus monthly device payments. That's a lot more money down than we had originally predicted. The T-Mobile Galaxy S4 comes contract free with unlimited talk, text and web thanks to T-Mobile's new Simple Choice Plans.

Pre-Order the Samsung Galaxy S4 [AT&T and US Cellular]

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:15 -- Sammy Snyder

Both AT&T and US Cellular have opened pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4. AT&T is accpeting pre-orders for the 16GB model, in either White Frost or Black Mist, for $200 with a two-year contract. You can also nab an off-contract model for $640. US Cellular is only offering the 16GB model for $200 with a new two-year contract.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Order

The GS4 will start shipping on April 30th, according to the AT&T page. There is also supposed to be a 32GB Galaxy S4 model for $250, but it hasn't materialized today. T-Mobile is expected to release its GS4 model at the beginning of May.


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