Have you heard about Icon Q? Don’t worry if you haven’t, since it’s a pretty new mobile maker on the block. Based in New York, the company so far released a couple of Android tablets and recently debuted its very first Android smartphone. Called Q5.5, the phone is unbelievably inexpensive – it’s available from Icon Q website for a mere $199 for an unlocked phone.
Most of you are probably still hyped about the recently announced HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 and it’s pretty understandable since both devices are simply Android’s flagship smartphones, but let’s steer our thoughts in a different direction for a moment. Remember the Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) that went official last week? Congratulations if you do after all the announcements from MWC event we have been bombarding you this week. If you don’t, certainly no one will blame you. Either way, you will be happy to know that the handset is now available for purchase in the US via the manufacturer’s online store.
Confirming all previous rumors saying that the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime would be available in the US market soon, Verizon has just launched this entry-level phone joining its list of affordable Android offerings. Labeled with an extremely low price tag of $29.99 the Galaxy Core Prime is now on sale in carriers stores nationwide on contract. If you are a budget-conscious person who thinks twice before spending some money on a new phone, you may be interested in the Verizon’s recent offer.
Both the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport went official last year, however, so far none of them have been available for purchase in the US through a service provider on contract. So far the only option to grab the handset was to buy a factory unlocked device to use it on any GSM carrier, such as AT&T, T-Mobile or Straight Talk. However, is was a pretty expensive route. That’s in the past now. A few days ago AT&T announced its plans to sell the Classic and Passport via its network and apparently the carrier kept its promise – both phones are now on sale at subsidized lower price with contract.
The world is full of dangers that can end a phone’s life so manufacturers come up with a number of ways to add some extra protection to smartphones. Let’s face it, though, not everyone wants a smartphone. In fact, there many folks who simply don’t care about fancy stuff and millions of apps and all they want is to keep in touch without having to worry about accidentally damaging the phone. With such users in mind, Kyocera made the DuraXV rugged phone and the handset is now available at Verizon Wireless.
Just as promised some time ago, Sprint’s contract-free subsidiary Boost Mobile has started selling the Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE Android smartphone. Resembling the well-known rounded body shape of Galaxy S III design, the handset is now available from the carrier’s online store labeled with the price tag of $129.99. If you feel like interested in this budget sector 4G LTE-capable phone, let’s take a close-up at the offer.
Long gone are the times when all phones were more or less the same size. Now you can find handsets in all sizes, the average measuring 5 inches diagonally. Objectively speaking, a 5-inch phone is a pretty big device. However, as the tendency to make things bigger continues, many users look for even larger phones. With such users in mind, the 6-inch ZTE Grand X Max+ was made. The phablet is now available for purchase from Cricket Wireless priced at $199.99 with no annual contract.
Today, the ZTE II Imperial has joined the US Cellular list of smartphones offerings. ZTE USA, claimed to be the fourth largest mobile manufacturer in the US, has just announced that their low-budget Android-based handset is on the way to US Cellular and right after the phone appeared on carrier’s official online store priced at $149 off contract or for a penny upfront with two-year service agreement. So, if you feel like interested in the offer and the phone itself, let’s check its ins and outs.
Perhaps BLU isn’t such a recognizable mobile phone brand as giant Samsung or Apple, but the American smartphone manufacturer is gradually gaining ground offering their customers extremely affordable unlocked phones. Just a week ago we reported on the release of the BLU Studio 7.0, and right now the company adds three more handsets to their lineup called the Studio LTE Series. We’re talking about the BLU Studio 6.0 LTE, Studio 5.0 HD LTE and Studio Mini LTE, all available to buy unlocked and without contract.
T-Mobile has just added the ZTE Zinger to their prepaid phones list of offerings. So, if you still hunting for a last minute Christmas gift with your budget cut to the bone, the carrier’s offer is definitely the one you may find interesting enough to take a look at. The ZTE Zinger for T-Mobile with model number Z667 is a budget-friendly handset, perhaps far from being a high-end one, though still pretty capable and the most importantly – cheap. The phone is now at your grabs priced less that $100 off contract.
Boost Mobile has just announced the ZTE Speed joining their prepaid smartphones lineup. The mentioned handset is a new Android-based smartphone sporting a 4.6-inch display, 5-megapixel camera and 4G LTE connectivity. Belonging to mid-range league the Speed comes with quite affordable price tag and can be yours for $99 without long-term contract. So far, the phone is available exclusively as the prepaid carrier’s online offer, but it is scheduled to hit the Boost Mobile retailer stores in January 2015.
Kyocera DuraForce for US Cellular is now available in carrier’s stores at price at $99 with contract
More and more manufacturers add extra durable phones to their offer; however, so far no company has managed to beat Kyocera when it comes to the number of rugged devices released each year. Kyocera believes that phones are meant to serve their purpose in diverse conditions and also that users shouldn’t be forced to sacrifice functionality for durability. That’s why the company combines both in its products. Kyocera’s latest offering, the DuraForce for US Cellular, is now available in carrier’s stores.
Although many smartphone manufacturers make their products more durable than they used to be, they are still very delicate devices. Does it mean that you have settle for a basic phone if you work in difficult conditions? Of course not. Luckily for you, there are phones that are made to withstand hardhips. One of such phones has just landed at AT&T. The carrier is now selling rugged Sonim XP6 Android phone built for people in extreme environments.
Some phones, especially premium ones, go official with fanfare. Others usually don’t generate so much interest, unless they have something special to offer, for example decent specs with LTE connectivity at affordable price. Where you can find such combination? In the LG F60 which was announced back in October. The phone is now for sale as LG Transpyre for Verizon pre-paid service for $99.99 without any contract . It’s a special offer for Verizon pre-paid customers – others will have to pay $199.99 to buy the device.
When LG announced the F60 in early October we were pleasantly surprised that it had LTE. While the fast radio is now standard in premium phones, the lower-end sector customers can’t count on data faster than 3G in most cases. Officially introduced as F60, the handset arrived at Metro PCS as the LG Optimus F60 and is now available in carrier’s stores for cheap at $99.99 without contract after a $10 instant rebate, and a $50 mail-in rebate.
When a new smartphone is announced, manufacturers often reveal pricing and availability details together with specs. Sometimes, however, they opt not to this immediately. That’s what Motorola did with the Nexus 6. The phone was announced on October 15th, but we had to wait almost the whole month to learn which carriers will offer the device, when and for how much. If you are wondering where you can buy the Google Nexus 6 on contract, here are the details.
Yesterday T-Mobile has silently added the HTC One M8 Windows version to their list of offerings. After months of awaiting the best-looking Windows phone is at last within the T-Mobile’s customers’ reach. The carrier’s subscribers may purchase it online for $585.60, which is the full retail price without contract, or buy it from T-Mobile paying nothing upfront with a Simple Choice installment plan.
„The more the merrier” seems to be AT&T’s motto these days. Earlier this week we brought to you the news that the Ma Bell network would be adding as many as seven new devices to its portfolio this month, from smartphones to cool and creative gadgets. Three of these devices, namely the HTC Desire Eye, the HTC One M8 Windows and the Nokia Lumia 830 were launched today and are waiting for you at AT&T stores.
Launched this September in Japan and Korea the fervently-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is finally hitting the US market. The phone will be available at various carriers starting this month, and AT&T will be the first US service provider to add the handset to their list of offerings with price tag starting from $399.99 on contract.
This week AT&T appear to have their hands full with announcing multiplicity of new phones joining their list of offerings. Just yesterday we reported on seven new devices being added to the carrier’s armada, and today we got one more. We’re talking about the rugged and waterproof Kyoceta DuraForce, a 4G LTE-enabled smartphone that is scheduled to come to AT&T on November 7th. And if you feel like needing a phone for special task, the Kyocera DuraForce 4G LTE is highly probable to attract your attention.