AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 launching in stores on April 27th

Posted by: Brett

AT&T posted on its official Twitter account today announcing they’ll begin offering the Galaxy S4 16GB model in stores on Saturday, April 27th. Preorders could arrive as early as April 25th.

Source: Twitter (AT&T)

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HTC, Facebook announce the HTC First with Facebook Home

Posted by: Brett

The HTC First has just been made official at Facebook’s press event. The First will be the first device running Facebook Home, the social network’s new Android home screen / lock screen experience, out of the box when it launches April 12th.

The First has the new dual-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor by Qualcomm with 1B of RAM, a 4.3-inch display, a 5 megapixel camera, LTE support, and a 2000 mAh battery. The First is running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Facebook Home preinstalled.

The HTC First will be launching on AT&T in the US for $99.99, as well as Orange in Europe and EE in the UK. You can preorder the First from AT&T beginning today and as mentioned before, it will officially launch in retail stores and online on April 12th.

Source: HTC, AT&T, Facebook

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AT&T, Sprint to begin HTC One pre-orders this week; goes on sale April 19th

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AT&T and Sprint have both announced that they’ll begin taking pre-orders for the HTC One on April 4th and 5th, respectively, and the device will be launched on April 19th for $199.99 withn upgrade or 2 year contract on both carriers. Sprint will be offering the device with 32GB of storage and in silver or black color options. AT&T will be offering a carrier exclusive 64GB model for $299.99, in addition to the 32GB variant and it will also come in black and silver.

The HTC One is HTC’s lastest flagship device and it includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM, an UltraPixel camera, BoomSound, and Sense 5 with Android 4.2.

Source: AT&TSprint

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BlackBerry Z10 to launch on AT&T on March 22nd

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AT&T has announced that it will be launching the BlackBerry Z10 on March 22nd for $199 with a new two-year agreement, making it the first US carrier to launch the first BlackBerry 10 device. The carrier will begin taking preorders tomorrow, March 12th.

The BlackBerry Z10 is the first BlackBerry 10 device and was announced in late January. It has a 4.2-inch display, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, 4G LTE, and NFC.

Source: AT&T

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All four major US carriers confirm they’ll be carrying BlackBerry 10 devices

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Three major US carriers – Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile – have confirmed to Reuters that they’ll be carrying BlackBerry 10 devices when launched. Sprint later confirmed to The Verge that they too will carry BlackBerry 10 devices “later this year”.

“We’re hopeful its going to be a good device.” We’ll carry it.” – Verizon CEO, Lowell McAdam

“It’s logical to expect our current [BlackBerry] customers will have the best BlackBerry devices to choose from in the future.” – SVP of Devices at AT&T, Jeff Bradley

“We’re extremely optimistic that it’s going to be a successful product and our business customers are extremely interested in it.” – CEO of T-Mobile USA, John Legere

“Sprint plans to bring BlackBerry 10 to our customers later this year. We will share more details soon.”– Sprint representative

Support from the four main US carriers is an integral part of BlackBerry 10. RIM will most likely announce carrier support and more at their January 30th event.

Source: Reuters, The Verge

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LTE iPad mini, iPad 4 on sale today

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Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T announced today that they’d begin offering the 4G LTE (cellular) models of both the iPad mini and iPad 4th-generation. Apple promised at their October event that the cellular models would hit shelves in mid-November and it appears they’ve followed through. Best buy is said to have stock of the cellular iPads as well.

Source: Sprint, Verizon, AT&T

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Apple: iPhone 5 pre-orders hit 2 million

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After telling AllThingsD they were “blown away” by the iPhone 5 demand, Apple released a press release today saying they received 2 million iPhone 5 pre-orders in just 24 hours. If you were to do the math, Apple received roughly 23 iPhones per second.

“iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

AT&T also announced this morning that they set a sales record for iPhone 5, making it “the fastest-selling iPhone the company has ever offered”. Both companies have reminded customers that the device will go on sale this Friday, September 21st and both AT&T stores and Apple stores will be opening at 8am local time on said date.

Source: Apple, AT&T

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