The new myTouch 4G is around the corner, and today Wirefly was the first retailer on the web, from what I could tell, to launch preorders on 3 of the 4 color variants: black, white, and red.
The phone is available for $149.99 for new accounts and upgrades and $199.99 for family plans adding a new line.
As usual, Wirefly ships free (November 3rd) and doesn't charge tax in most states.
Here are all 3 phones, linked for your convenience:
Spec recap follows:
- 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 "Snapdragon" CPU
- 3.8" WVGA display
- optical joystick
- four color options: white, black, plum, red
- Genius button
- 8GB preinstalled microSD, expandable to 32GB
- 5MP camera with 720P recording
- front-facing camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Android 2.2 with T-Mobile's video chat app that works on both T-Mobile's network and WiFi
So, who is picking one up? Read More
As promised and exactly on time, the pre-order page for the upcoming T-Mobile G2 has gone live on T-Mobile's website. Unfortunately, it looks like only existing T-Mobile customers are allowed to submit their preorders, with everyone else being left to dry for now.
The upcoming flagship Android phone will cost you $199.99 after a mail-in rebate on a contract or $499.99 without. That is inline with Best Buy's preorder deal from 2 weeks ago and $50 more than Radioshack's preorder, which is currently the best deal available.
Those in need of a refresher on this bad boy's specs can find them below:
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ MSM7230 mobile processor
- Slide-out QWERTY keyboard, unique Z-hinge design
- Android 2.2 OS
- 3.7” S-TFT WVGA display
- 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory
- 8-GB SD card, expandable to 32 GB
- 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus
- 720p HD video capture
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + A2DP stereo
- 3.5-mm stereo headset
- 4.68” (L) x 2.38” (W) x .58” (H)
- Weight: 6.5 ounces
- Included battery: 1300 mAh Li-ion
- Talk time: up to 6.5 hours
- Standby time: up to 17.5 days
Whether you will want to reserve now or try to wait for deals which Amazon Wireless and Wirefly will undoubtedly launch soon is up to you. Read More
While there have been several third party retailers already grabbing headlines with pre-orders of the T-Mobile G2, T-Mo themselves have been keeping mum about when the phone will go up for sale. Well, several T-Mobile customers have been reporting today that the G2 has appeared in their online store with an enticing label: “Pre-ordering starts soon!”
While this is no concrete date, it’s still enough to set vanilla Froyo fanboys’ hearts aflutter, despite the continued lack of an official release date for the G2 (don’t give up hope, guys).
Lest we forget in all the excitement: RadioShack are already advertising the G2 for $50 off the expected contract price, and Best Buy is offering it for $200 on contract. Read More
Well, now we know it's coming soon: this evening Best Buy announced that the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon will be available to Zone Members for pre-order on August 27th (tomorrow, or today, depending on what your clock says). For those of you not in "the zone," you'll have to wait until the 29th to reserve your Fascinate. Pricing has yet to be announced. Full Press release below:
Best Buy Mobile Lanuches Presale of Verizon Wireless Samsung Fascinate
Best Buy Reward Zone members can reserve the Samsung Fascinate on August 27. Presale for general public begins August 29.
Best Buy Mobile today announced the Verizon Wireless Samsung Fascinate™ is available for pre-order starting August 29.
Velocity Micro’s Android tablet called Cruz is now available for pre-order from Borders.com and CruzReader.com at a bargain price of $299.99.
The CruzReader.com order page is currently citing a late September release date, while Borders.com is expected to ship October 15th, so you may have to wait for a number of weeks before you can get your hands on one yourself.
After seeing the specs and the price, we think this tablet could very well be a genuine competitor in the market.
What exactly are you getting for your $300? The Cruz sports:
- Full color TFT display
- 7” diagonal 16:9 800x480 screen
- Capacitive touch screen
- a rumored 800MHz CPU
- 802.11n wifi
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- 8GB bundled SD card
- Android 2.1
- Supports ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, HTML reader files
- MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV audio support
- MPEG-4, H.264, H.263, MOV, AVI video support
- JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP image support
- Built in speakers
- Mic and headphone jacks
- Mini USB
- User replaceable Li-Ion battery - up to 10+ hours of life, 24+ standby
- Built-in Dictionary, Notepad, Calendar, Alarm Clock, Contacts, Games, and other useful apps
- Access to over 2 Million ebooks via included Borders E-book library portal application (Kobo)
- Access to the Cruz Market
The battery in the Cruz is reportedly good for 10 hours of usage, which is great for anyone hoping to use a tablet on the go. Read More
If you've been trying to get your hands on the HTC Droid Incredible ever since it launched and you didn't reserve one in a preorder, you may have had some trouble finding one in stock. In fact, even some later preorders have not been filled yet.
The phone is still sold out everywhere, including VZW, with ship dates going as far as August:
The situation with the Droid Incredible, caused by shortages of AMOLED screens, got so bad that Verizon actually allowed customers to switch their preorders to Droid X instead.
One of Droid-Life.com readers noticed today that Amazon's availability just went from backordered to "ships in 24 hours". Read More
This was unexpected - Best Buy is offering exclusive preorders on a white version of the HTC EVO 4G, scheduled to arrive in Best Buy stores on July 11th. The white version is going to have the same specs and price of $199 on a 2-year contract. As usual, a $50 deposit in the form of a Best Buy gift card is required.
I am not sure personally that I would like the white version over the black one, but I guess some people expressed desire for one.
How about you guys? Which color do you prefer?
Best Buy announced minutes ago that the HTC EVO 4G, which was officially introduced by Sprint earlier today, is available for preorder from Best Buy stores effective immediately.
It looks like the preorder is available strictly at Best Buy retail locations and not online on BestBuy.com, at least for now.
The email makes no mention of the mandatory $10 monthly EVO usage fee that we reported on earlier, which is a sure recipe for some surprised and possibly not very happy customers about to head to Best Buy tomorrow.
There is also no mention of how exactly the deal is going to be handled, though from our past experience, Best Buy will likely substitute any mail-in rebates with instant credits, and take a $50 preorder deposit in the form of a Best Buy gift card. Read More
Yesterday BGR leaked a few documents providing pretty much all the details on the new LG Ally Android phone except its price, and today Verizon filled in the only missing piece of the puzzle in the official LG Ally press release.
Come tomorrow, May 13th, you'll be able to preorder this relatively low-end but still pretty sweet phone for $100 after a $100 rebate on a 2-year contract.
For a budget phone that already runs Android 2.1, has a 600MHz processor, a 3.2" screen, a 3.2MP camera, a full hardware keyboard, 802.11b/g and n support, and a 4GB microSD memory card, $99.99 is not a bad deal at all. Read More