We still don't know for sure how much it will be, but Droid Life spotted a leaked Verizon document that priced the highly anticipated phone at a whopping $299 after a two-year contract. We're of the opinion that anything around $249 is pretty expensive, and $299 strikes us as overpriced. Unless, of course, the Droid Bionic has amazing features we don't even know about, like the capability to shoot lasers. … Read more
Google buys Motorola, and now HP is killing off WebOS devices. What a crazy week in mobile land! We also go in-depth with RIM's new BlackBerry OS 7 handsets, discuss the imminent U.S. arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S II, and more.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
News Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5B WebOS goes down in quiet death After a long wait, T-Mobile releases BlackBerry Bold 9900 Verizon and Sprint reveal BlackBerry 7 handset pricing; to launch in August AT&T prices BlackBerry Torch 9810 at $49.95 … Read more
This week we had a chance to review RIM's latest crop of BlackBerry handsets, which the company initially announced at BlackBerry World back in May of this year. They are the BlackBerry Torch 9810, the BlackBerry Torch 9850 (the Torch 9860 is the same phone but for GSM carriers), and the BlackBerry Bold 9930 (similarly, the Bold 9900 is its GSM sibling).
The one unifying characteristic they share is that all of them ship with the BlackBerry OS 7. OS 7 improves upon OS 6 with voice-activated universal search, Liquid Graphics technology that promises better graphics and animation, support … Read more
We've had the pleasure of playing around with the Bold 9930 for a day or so, so we'll cut to the chase: the BlackBerry Bold 9930, and by extension, the Bold 9900, is the best Bold handset BlackBerry has ever made. It is a wonderfully sculpted device that marries curves with stainless steel, and high-quality glossy plastic with soft touch bezels. We admittedly rolled our eyes at RIM's claim that it is the thinnest BlackBerry ever, but the device's slender profile does add to the phone's sleek and elegant aesthetic. We're also very happy … Read more
RIM clearly intends the Torch 9810 to be the budget-friendly handset in its BlackBerry OS 7 handset lineup. AT&T has just e-mailed us to let us know that the Torch 9810 will retail for a very affordable $49.95 after the usual rebates and two-year contract. It will be on sale on August 21.
The Torch 9810 is essentially a successor to the Torch 9800 from last year. It ships with OS 7 and has improved features like a 1.2GHz processor, a richer display, voice-activated universal search, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, HSPA+ speeds, … Read more
Verizon Wireless announced today that the Bold 9930 will be available for $249.99 after a two-year customer agreement. The phone will be initially offered online starting today, and in stores starting August 25.
Hours later, and Sprint followed suit with a similar announcement that its version of the Bold 9930 will also be priced at $249.99 after a two-year agreement. Sprint also announced it will be selling the BlackBerry Torch 9850 for $149.99 after the usual two-year contract. Both the Bold 9930 and the Torch 9850 will be available on Sprint starting August 21.
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If all you want is a simple flip phone, the LG Revere might be for you. The Revere is yet another basic clamshell headed to Verizon Wireless, and it'll be available starting August 18.
Features include a 1.3-megapixel camera, mobile e-mail support, the ability to upload photos directly to Facebook, and Bluetooth. You can choose to get it in stores for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year contract, or you can go to Verizon's online store right now to get it for free after a two-year agreement.
It seems August 21 might turn out to be a pretty busy day for Sprint. Not only is the carrier releasing the Samsung Conquer 4G that day, it might be also be launching the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the BlackBerry Torch 9850, according to a leaked document spotted on SprintFeed. The document claimed Sprint priced the Bold 9930 at $249.99 after a rebate and a contract, while the Torch 9850 would sell for less, at $149.99 after a similar rebate and two-year contract.
Even though we didn't see the LG Enlighten on Verizon's road map leak from earlier this week, it looks like the phone might make its way to the Big Red carrier this fall anyway. The Enlighten looks like the U.S. version of the LG Gelato Q, complete with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
The Enlighten looks to ship with Android 2.3, an 800Mhz processor, a 3.2-inch touch screen, seven customizable home screens, a 3.2-megapixel camera and camcorder, EV-DO Rev. A, 3G mobile hot spot, and more. Of course, we're not sure of any pricing or availability details yet, but this certainly looks like a promising addition to Verizon's midrange Android phone lineup.
Look, it's a phone that makes calls! U.S. Cellular has not forgotten the lowly basic flip phone with the LG Envoy, which went up for sale today for only $9.99. It doesn't have too many features going for it aside from dual displays, a VGA camera, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, text and multimedia messaging, simple WAP browsing, and that's about it. Hey, sometimes that's all you need from a phone, especially if you're trying to save some cash.