When Can You Buy A Galaxy S4?

Samsung announced more details about the launch of the much-awaited Galaxy S4 this morning. Mum is still the word for a couple major US carriers, though. We know it’ll be coming to the following 7 companies in the US, though. Here’s the most current information we have: AT&T – $199 w/ two-year contract Pre-orders: April [...]

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Chart: The Cost Of Owning An iPhone 5 On Each Of The Four Carriers

Now that T-Mobile has joined the other three national carriers in its ability to offer the iPhone, I thought I’d do some quick math to figure out the cost of owning an iPhone 5 (for two years) for each of them. What you’ll see below probably won’t come as a surprise to you if you [...]


LTE Here, LTE There, 4G LTE Everywhere

Three of the big four national wireless carriers announced plans to flip the switch on more 4G LTE coverage. That’s good news for all of us. Here’s the breakdown on the most recent round of announcements from each. T-Mobile Even though they’re getting a late start with 4G LTE, T-Mobile plans to light up LTE [...]


An Entire City’s 4G LTE Network Can be Brought Down for $650

Researchers at Virginia Tech have made a startling discovery: an entire region’s 4G LTE network can be brought down with a device that costs $650 bucks. Of course, doing so would require some expertise in communications technology, but Marc Lichtman, the research assistant on the study, said “Any communications engineer would be able to figure [...]


Sprint Adds 9 More Cities to LTE Rollout

The nation’s fourth-largest wireless carrier, Sprint, announced plans yesterday morning to expand their rollout of 4G LTE to nine new markets. Sprint started deployment of their 4G LTE network in July and currently covers 32 markets. Adding nine more will put them at 41 in “the coming months.” Here’s the list of newly-announced markets: – [...]


Jelly Bean Starts Rolling Out for Sprint Galaxy S III Today

Samsung Galaxy S III users who have Sprint will be happy to hear: Sprint announced this morning that Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean will begin rolling out to users today. This is notable, since this will be the first US-version of the Galaxy S III to receive the long-awaited update. Branded Galaxy S IIIs from Verizon, [...]


Summary: Smartphones vs. Feature Phones

This is the summary of the entire [ZAGG Report]. You can view previous parts here: Part 1: Verizon (link) Part 2: T-Mobile (link) Part 3: Sprint (link) Part 4: AT&T (link) If we take the smartphone penetration stats provided by each of the four national carriers above and average them, we see that 60.25% of [...]


Part Three: Smartphones vs. Feature Phones – Sprint

This is Part 3 of this [ZAGG Report]. You can view the other parts here: Part 1: Verizon (link) Part 2: T-Mobile (link) Part 3: Sprint Part 4: AT&T (link) Report Summary: (link) Sprint, the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier, is up next. Here’s what I found. Carrier Retail Stores After T-Mobile, I went to visit [...]

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Details: SoftBank acquires Sprint

Sprint is making some moves. At the beginning of the week, Sprint and SoftBank (a Japanese carrier) confirmed a $20.1 billion acquisition. The deal came with some stiff stipulations, but basically, SoftBank bought a controlling share of the company’s stock. They paid $8 billion in newly-issued shares, and $12.1 billion in existing shares. They own [...]


HTC EVO 4G LTE, are smartphones names only for marketing?

This week Sprint and HTC announced their latest creation. Here we have the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The specs of the device are as follows: 4.7″ HD 720p Super LCD display 1.5 GHz dual core processor 8.0MP primary camera 1.3MP front-facing camera Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Google Wallet™ Beats Audio™, for authentic sound HD [...]

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