The newest iPad Mini with Wi-Fi and cellular capability (3G/4G) has yet to reach carrier stores in the US, pointing to Apple's tight control of supply.
Verizon shows the iPad Mini with Retina Display back ordered until December 16, as of Friday morning Pacific time, while AT&T is still showing 21-28 days when the device is ordered online.
Neither carrier, when contacted by CNET, could provide information about when the iPad Mini Retina would reach its stores.
From the start you'll notice that the LG G Flex is like few other phones before it. Its 6-inch display is slightly curved, giving the handset a striking, even ambitious, profile. But whether you think this bowed construction is a pointless gimmick (remember 3D phones?) or, along with the Samsung Galaxy Round, a welcomed resurgence in a unique and useful smartphone design, the device has plenty of other things going for it as well.
For one thing, it's pretty tough. It can withstand a good amount of flattening, and has a scratch-resistant coating that "heals itself." … Read more
LG Optimus F3Q, for T-Mobile USA pic.twitter.com/Lysho2CFJs— @evleaks (@evleaks) December 6, 2013
The formidable leaking machine known as @evleaks is at it again.
The anonymous Twitter account on Friday tweeted what appears to be an image of a new LG handset making its way to T-Mobile USA.
Dubbed the LG Optimus F3Q, the handset appears to come with a touch display that, when slid out, reveals a physical QWERTY keyboard. Further details on the device weren't shared in the tweet and there's no telling when the device might make its way to T-Mobile, so this … Read more
AT&T's newly revised service plans may sound like a good deal, but a closer read of the fine print reveals hidden price hikes on its most popular data plans.
AT&T announced a new pricing structure Thursday that the company claimed in its press release will "make it even easier for customers to share data and save money" on AT&T's network. Blogs and articles all over the Internet have been touting AT&T's newly revised Mobile Share Value pricing structure as a big improvement and a great value for … Read more
We've all been there -- out and about and fast losing gadget power without an easily accessible charging solution. This week's prize is here to rescue you and your gear from powerlessness.
The Powerocks Magicstick is a compact, lightweight 2,800mAh battery that you can put in a pocket or toss in a purse or backpack. A single USB port and included Micro-USB-to-USB cable let you easily charge a variety of devices -- smartphones, e-readers, cameras, and more. … Read more
Spotify has millions of active users who don't pay a cent for the service -- they just opt to hear advertising on the streaming music service instead of paying a monthly fee.
The one catch is that free listening is only available on computers. However, this could soon change.
Spotify is reportedly in the midst of planning free, ad-supported, mobile music streaming, according to The Wall Street Journal. This means users will be able to listen to music on the go via their smartphones and tablets.
According to the Journal, the purported free mobile service will let users play … Read more
Geared toward emerging markets where access to the Internet on entry-level mobile phones is a rarity, Singapore-based startup U2opia Mobile plans to bring a text-only Twitter experience to its users without the need for a data plan, Reuters reported Thursday.
Using the USSD, or Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, protocol that allows mobile phones to communicate with a service provider's computers, U2opia will be able to serve local trending topics to users who dial in a code thanks to a partnership with the social network. USSD does not allow the display of images or video.
With a service called Fonetwish, … Read more
T-Mobile's got some harsh words for the changes to AT&T's no-contract service plans.
Calling them confusing and expensive, T-Mobile marketing executive Andrew Sherrard said in an e-mail to CNET that the "'me-too' off-contract rate plan misses the mark."
AT&T earlier on Thursday unveiled changes to its mobile share plans that would offer savings to people who sign up for the service without signing a contract, meaning they pay full price for a new phone, bring their phone, or sign up for the monthly installment program, AT&T Next.
The plans, which … Read more