Could it be? Are the rumors true? If this screenshot, apparently culled from Radio Shack’s inventory system, is any indication, Sprint will indeed be among the carriers offering the iPhone 5. That lines up just right with previous reports from Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, slating the phone to hit the Now Network in mid-October. There’s no indication of actual dates at this point, but if Sprint’s getting Apple’s next-gen iPhone, we’re guessing we’ll hear more about it on Tuesday.
Radio Shack inventory screen pegs iPhone 5 for Sprint originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 01 Oct 2011 14:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Virgin Mobile was originally intending to celebrate the new month by flipping the switch on throttled data, but it decided to push those plans back and announce a couple new phones instead. The prepaid carrier announced the upcoming launch of the LG Optimus Slider (note: it’s not the Optimus Note) and the HTC Wildfire S in October and, in the same press release, nonchalantly mentioned that it would delay reducing throughput speeds for heavy users until sometime next year. No word on why this came about, but we’ll take good news whenever we can get it. The LG Optimus Slider is an Android 2.3 device with a 3.2-inch HVGA display, a 3.2MP camera and 1,500mAh battery, and will be available online beginning October 16th for $200 and in Sprint stores October 30th. The HTC Wildfire S will show up in silver at Best Buy and in white at Radio Shack starting October 23rd, and can be yours for $200 as well. We can imagine which announcement you’re most excited for. Check out both press releases in their glory after the break.
Continue reading Virgin Mobile announces LG Optimus Slider, sneakily postpones data throttling until 2012
Virgin Mobile announces LG Optimus Slider, sneakily postpones data throttling until 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Sep 2011 21:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Is this a case of smartphone identity crisis, or just a repurposed chassis? Whatever the case may be, LG’s got a Marquee handset ready to shore up Sprint’s future line-up. The leaked shot comes courtesy of a now private video spotted by Android Central, and was taken at a Dallas-based Radio Shack Business Summit. It’s evident from the one Mr. Blurrycam screen cap on display that the phone’s currently running a vanilla build of Gingerbread, and sports a minimalistic design that’s reminiscent of the Optimus Black. We can’t be certain the two are indeed twins, however that leaked roadmap did indicate a stateside October bow for the Optimus Black — this could simply be a rebrand for the Now Network.
LG Marquee caught on candid camera, is this Sprint’s Optimus Black? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Sep 2011 21:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Are you excited that a 3D phone is coming to AT&T? If you answered yes, sit down and think happy thoughts, because we’re now hearing that the Thrill 4G
— aka the LG Optimus 3D
— may be delayed once more
. According to a screenshot leaked from Radio Shack, the ill-fated device is getting pushed back to a tentative September 4th launch date
for unknown reasons. As such, the reseller’s putting a halt on pre-orders of the phone until further notice. We’ve reached out to AT&T for official comment and will let you know if we hear anything back. Regardless, at the rate this phone is going, the Thrill is quickly devolving into a depression.
AT&T postponing the LG Thrill 4G to September 4? originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Good old Radio Shack just can’t seem to keep its hands on internal memos. A little over a week ago, we were treated to a pair of leaked documents, slating an August 7th rollout for the LG Thrill 4G, and now another official looking missive has surfaced, pushing the release date back to August 21st. As per the document, customers will still be able to reserve their own 3D-enabled handset with the purchase of a $50 gift certificate before August 15th. Of course, we could still see this thrilling 4G phone pop up ahead of that date, perhaps from AT&T, but if you’ve already got a $50 gift certificate in hand, it looks like it’s time for another round of the waiting game.
LG’s Thrill 4G rumored launch pushed back to August 21st? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Pricing for the LG Thrill 4G popped up on Radio Shack’s corporate systems a few days ago, at $80 with a two-year contract. AT&T just shared its official Thrill pricing, however, with the glasses-free 3D smartphone commanding a healthy $99 at the company’s retails stores when it ships “in the coming weeks.” That timeframe meshes nicely with the August 7th launch date that a pair of Radio Shack insiders shared with us last week, though until we receive confirmation otherwise, it’s within reason to expect that devices will begin to ship before or even after that date. Either way, it doesn’t look like you’ll need to hold out much longer for your Thrill, with only a few more days of tranquility to go before the excitement begins.
AT&T confirms LG Thrill 4G pricing, release ‘in the coming weeks’ originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It’s true, the TouchPad
, HP’s inaugural webOS tablet, won’t go on sale in the states until July 1
, but that doesn’t mean you can’t claim yours pronto. She’s up for pre-order at a long list of retailers that includes Amazon, NewEgg, Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Radio Shack, J&R, Office Max, Office Depot, Costco, Sam’s Club, PC Richard & Son, Micro Center, and even Nebraska Furniture Mart. You’ll see it listed on HP’s site, too, but the company’s only accepting orders for businesses at the moment. As expected, the tab comes in two flavors: a 16GB version for $499.99 and a 32GB model that’ll set you back $599.99. Both of ‘em pack a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, stereo speakers, Touch-to-Share
, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and, of course, a gussied-up version of webOS optimized for that 9.7-inch display. Intrigued? Hit the exhaustive list of source links below to scoop one up for yourself.
HP TouchPad goes up for pre-order starting at $500, will be available July 1 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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As of today, May 17th, RadioShack is starting to take pre-orders for HTC’s mighty EVO 3D. You’ll have to ask for it specifically, as this won’t be an advertised undertaking, and you’ll also need to swallow the cost of a $50 RadioShack Gift Card for the privilege. Moreover, the company makes sure to inform employees that the launch date for this Sprint-bound smartphone is still unknown — meaning that what you’re really signing up for is a glorified reservation. Still, if the retailers are stirring, we can’t imagine the wait for actual stock will be lasting too much longer.
[Thanks, Sulfer and Anonymous]
Continue reading HTC EVO 3D pre-orders begin today at RadioShack, but launch date remains unknown
HTC EVO 3D pre-orders begin today at RadioShack, but launch date remains unknown originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 17 May 2011 08:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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While T-Mobile’s staying coy about the Sidekick 4G’s availability, Radio Shack went ahead and gave us the final piece of the puzzle: according to one of its latest tweets, said Android phone is heading to the Shack on April 20th. Oh yes, this just so happens to be the rumored date for the G-Slate and G2X as well. Coincidence? Only time will tell, and let’s hope that this doesn’t end up being an April Fool’s joke — well, at least the Shack would have something to blame if it actually misheard the information over the phone.
Radio Shack to get T-Mobile Sidekick 4G on April 20th originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 01 Apr 2011 04:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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You know how it works: people see unusual product names in inventory systems, and imaginations start running wild. We’d been hearing some pretty crazy things about the rumored Droid X2 for Verizon, only to have those expectations reigned in to a light refresh — and in light of the Droid Bionic’s upcoming launch, a deeply overhauled Droid X launching in roughly the same time frame never made a ton of sense in the first place. On that note, we’ve just been hit with a memo that’s supposedly floating around SCK — the Radio Shack subsidiary responsible for Sam’s Club kiosks — that calls the X2 “a new Droid X version” with a 2GB bundled microSD card replacing the original model’s 16GB… and it’ll sell for the same price.
Now, we’d heard from our sources before that the X2 would be warmed over with a front-facing camera and the same 1.2GHz single-core processor bump that the Chinese version recently received. Nothing in the SCK memo suggests that’s not happening, and the microSD card reduction might mean there’ll be more internal storage space, too. We can hope, right?
[Thanks, anonymous tipster]
Update: Several folks have written in to point out that the Droid X packages with the smaller microSD cards are already in other retail outlets, so SCK may just be playing catch-up. If so, that’s a horrible choice of name for the inventory system, we’d say. Thanks, everyone!
Motorola Droid X2 is a Droid X with a smaller microSD card? (updated) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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