Samsung has added yet another smartphone to its Galaxy lineup, this time in the form of the midrange Galaxy Win. The device looks a lot like the Galaxy S III, crossed with a Galaxy S4 or a Galaxy Note, and it packs a 4.7-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, and a quad-core processor.
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Despite announcing a number of new smartphones at CES just two weeks ago, Huawei has more handsets up its sleeve. In Germany today, the company announced the Ascend G615, another high-end smartphone with a 4.5-inch 720p display, a quad-core processor, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The Google Nexus 7 is now available to purchase with a T-Mobile data plan through Google Play. The device is priced at $299 — the same as AT&T’s HSPA+ model — which makes it just $50 more expensive than the Wi-Fi only model. T-Mobile has also announced that it will be expanding the availability of Google’s hugely popular Nexus 4 handset.
AT&T is currently offering new Nexus 7 customers a “special offer” through the Google Play Store, which will see $100 of credit added to your bill when you take out a new two-year data plan. The deal applies to the HSPA+ Nexus 7 and it’s valid until Thursday, February 14. But is it really worth it? We’re not so sure.
Google recently dropped quite the candy bomb on HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus owners. It appears that Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has already begun rolling out and will continue to hit HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices over the next week. Great news for everyone, better news for HSPA+ GNEX owners.
Warning: Verizon and Sprint customers look away. Google has begun selling accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on the Google Play Store, only problem, they’re only compatible with the GSM/HSPA+ model. Oh yea, and you can only get them in the US. So essentially, the majority of GSM/HSPA+ users won’t be able to purchase these accessories from the Play Store and the majority of US Galaxy Nexus owners also won’t be able to purchase these accessories from the Play Store. Wake me up when this bad dream is over.
Today T-Mobile announced a slew of new markets now able to take advantage of their 4G HSPA+ speeds while also highlighting their plans for the future. While T-Mobile admits their priority now lies in the preparation of their future LTE network, they will continue to improve their HSPA+ network with the possibility of eventually having 84Mbps theoretical download speeds. Since no one can predict the future, we’ll stick to what’s going on right now and that is the eight new cities with HSPA+: