It’s difficult not to love the upcoming Droid DNA Android phone, even without having seen or touched one. The HTC handset boasts just about every high-end feature a smartphone could offer, and then there’s the screen…
The Droid DNA’s screen is a large 5-inch Super LCD protected by Gorilla Glass 2, which is pretty great in itself, but the touchscreen also boasts the highest pixel density of any smartphone: 440PPI. That’s more than 100 pixels per inch more than the iPhone 5. This results in a display resolution of 1080×1920, which is the same as many 21 and 22-inch monitors.
The DNA also includes a quad-core S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSDXC memory card slot, LTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi, and an 8MP camera with 1080p video recording.
Verizon Wireless will sell the Droid DNA for $199 with a two-year contract starting November 19th. Find out more here.
The Samsung Galaxy S III / Galaxy S3 Android phone is available from each of the four major U.S. wireless carriers, a rare thing in the world of smartphones. What isn’t so rare is that three of the four carriers (other than T-Mobile) are selling the 16GB models of the S III for the exact same price on contract: $199 after various promotions, rebates, etc.
But the carriers are getting a great deal of competition from third-party sellers.
The best price comes from Amazon for the Sprint 16GB Galaxy S III. If you’re signing up for a new account, Amazon Wireless has the phone for $119 with free shipping; if you’re already a Sprint customer, the upgrade price is $149.
Want the AT&T version? The price at Amazon Wireless is $149 for an upgrade, $189 for a new account. The Verizon Galaxy S III at Amazon is $149, whether you’re upgrading or signing up for a new account.
By the way – if you do want the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S III but don’t want to pay the higher $279 price, WireFly has the phone for $199.
After weeks of delays stemming from Apple’s patent litigation, the HTC One X has finally made its way back to AT&T and other third-party retailers in the U.S.
AT&T now has both the gray and white One X’s in stock at $199 with a two-year contract. Amazon Wireless has the gray One X in stock for shipping today for $179 with contract; the white model is not yet in stock at Amazon.
Hopefully, all of the U.S. Customs foolishness with HTC Android handsets is over, but this may be just a temporary break in the patent wars.
The Android Samsung Galaxy S III superphone was by no means a secret before today, but this is the day we got official details for three of the four major U.S. wireless carriers’ plans for the handset.
Sprint and T-Mobile announced this morning that their own versions of the Galaxy S III will ship on June 21 – just a few weeks from now. Each carrier will offer both 16GB and 32GB versions of the S III, and each will have a dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The price will be $199 and $249 respectively, and the phone will be available in either blue or white. Pre-orders begin soon.
Verizon will also begin selling the Samsung S III “in the coming weeks” with 2GB of RAM and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor onboard. Pre-orders begin June 6th. While the press release didn’t give an exact date, chances are the LTE Verizon version will be available for sale around June 21. Same price tiers, $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32GB.
Other features of the Samsung S III include Android 4.0, a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, an 8MP primary camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera.
Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.0 Smartphone…
UPDATE – AT&T has joined in, too. The Galaxy S III is taking over!
It’s been a long wait for this high-end smartphone, but the wait appears to be over. Sprint now has the HTC EVO 4G LTE in stock and ready to ship for $199 with a two-year service contract.
Third-party retailers are slowing getting the handset as well. Amazon and Wirefly have the EVO 4G LTE ready to ship in days or weeks, and for $50 less than Sprint, $149.