In an effort to rule - once again - the arena of lower-end smartphones in the United States, LG has revealed the LG Volt. This device will be rolling out with a (relatively large for a lesser-smartphone) 4.7-inch IPD display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. This device will also be delivered with an 8-megapixel camera at its back.
The iPhone 5s (and to a degree, the iPhone 5c) is still a hot item, even if the newly launched iPad Air is currently getting all the attention. For those who want to grab one of the new iPhones but don't want to take on the financial burden on a big-four carrier contract, the smartphone is arriving at another prepaid budget wireless carrier -- Boost Mobile. Though there's still a week of waiting left, the pricing has been announced.
With the wide spread of the Samsung device family resulting from the sustained success of the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line comes devices like the Galaxy Prevail II. This device is being offered for under $200 in the United States without a contract with the mobile data carrier Boost Mobile, and it's doing so with specifications that aren't half bad. While the LG-made Google Nexus 4 brought on the sub-$300 off-contract smartphone to the masses with decent hardware, here Samsung does something extremely similar.
We got our hands on the Kyocera Hydro Edge back in May (as well as the Hydro XTRM), with the word being at the time that it would be rolled out to the US market soon. Several weeks later, and both Boost Mobile and Sprint have announced the availability of the Hydro Edge, a waterproof handset aimed at those who want a budget handset with a bit of environment protection.
Boost Mobile has announced that it will soon have new 4G LTE smartphones for users to choose from. On March 7, the company will launch the HTC One SV smartphone and the Boost Force smartphone from HTC. We previously reviewed the HTC One SV and it's a nice mid-range smartphone.
Boost Mobile announced on Tuesday that it will begin throttling data for customers who exceed their data limit. The throttling will go into effect on January 20, and will persist from when the users exceed their data cap to when the next billing period starts. This follows a (very) similar announcement from Virgin Mobile, which is also throttling data.
Boost Mobile has been a big name in the wireless market recently, offering some pretty sweet unlimited deals. For being sort of a B-list carrier, though, they offer quite the selection of smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S II. However, the carrier announced a new phone today that's coming to their lineup, and it's called the LG Venice.
There's a couple of Samsung phones coming to Boost Mobile in the 4G universe, the first being the Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the second being the Galaxy Rush. There's also the Samsung Array, a QWERTY keyboard device with a 2.0 megapixel camera and a 2.4-inch LCD display - that's not quite a smartphone like the other two, but it's ready for the carrier's $45 Talk & Text Unlimited Plan anyway. The Galaxy S II is coming with Ice Cream Sandwich for the first time EVER as well - unless you're a hacker, of course.
This week the folks at Boost Mobile and Kyocera have announced the final release date for the Kyocera Hydro, a device which we got our hands on earlier this Spring. This device is a waterproof smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a unique set of hardware buttons, and the ability to be dunked into a bucket of water. This device connects to 3G data via its carrier Boost Mobile and is set to be your "eco-friendly" companion this summer.