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Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is out now – just $300!

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Samsung‘s really tapping into the ultra smartphone market lately, which has seen a slew of releases lately. In its top-tier sector, Samsung released the Galaxy S II just a few months ago, in close competition with the 4Gs from Apple. And just recently, Samsung has delivered the dream phone us geeks all of over world have been drooling after for so long – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The mobile is official out today on Verizon, which is just perfect for the Nexus, catering to its needs with mega powerful 4G LTE network. The Galaxy Nexus is the first with Android 4.0, called “Ice Cream Sandwich,” 32 GB of un-replaceable storage, all sized at 4.65-inches, which is just insanity.

The phone is out starting today, Thursday 15 Dec., in all Verizon shops at $300.

Verizon vs AT&T

Consumers have their say: Verizon best – AT&T worst

Verizon vs AT&T

This year’s annual satisfaction survey conducted by Consumer Reports magazine heralds Verizon as the leading telecom company in customer satisfaction out of all the four nationwide giants in the US. Not very surprising, AT&T scored the lowest benchmark.

Yes, for the second year in a row AT&T scored the poorest, which should raise some questions regarding the company’s current attitude and client orientated service protocols. The data came from a survey which polled 66,000 subscribers.On the other side of the fence, Verizon scored the highest showing particularly well in the texting, data and staff knowledge department, although when value is concerned, it still trails a bit behind its competition.

Enterprise solutions, like VoIP and 0845 charges, haven’t been taken into account by the survey.

Second place went to Sprint at a very close run, while T-Mobile fared far worse but still retaining the third position.

“Our survey indicates that subscribers to prepaid and smaller standard-service providers are happiest overall with their cell-phone service,” said Paul Reynolds, electronics editor for Consumer Reports. “However, these carriers aren’t for everyone. Some are only regional, and prepaid carriers tend to offer few or no smartphones. The major carriers are still leading options for many consumers, and we found they ranged widely in how well they satisfied their customers.”

What do you think? Do the rankings reflect reality ?

image via engadget




New iPhone 5 scoop: the device will indeed be a dual-mode CDMA/GSM phone

AppleAn anonymous mobile app developer tipped off Techcrunch about the connection capabilities of the upcoming highly anticipated iPhone 5 by Apple. Thus, the device is reportedly most certain to suppoert both CDMA (such as the one used by Verizon or Sprint in the United States) and GSM, the dominant mobile network in the world (which is used by AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.).

Apparently, Apple will cater to both company’s needs. Up till now, Verizon iPhone 4’s had always had this capability, “under the hood”  unveailings showing the presence of a Qualcomm MDM6600 chip, the same chip that’s used in the Droid Pro world phone – it was never activated however.

The CDMA/GSM network coverage capabilities for the iPhone 5 have been circling for some time now, but it’s only now that they’ve been confirmed once with the confetions of the afformentioned mobile app developer, who prefered to remain anonymous. According to him, he checked out the logs of an app developed by him or his associates which clearly showed that it was runed under a device sporing iOS5, evidently an iPhone 5, which showed to have CDMA/GSM capabilities.

The first iPhone was a GSM phone released on June 29, 2007 exclusively on the AT&T network in the United States. On February 10, 2011, a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 for Verizon made its debut. With the iPhone 5 waiting its eager debut, Apple will now cater to both carriers.

What this means for the regular iPhone 5 future user? Well, like many Verizon iPhone 4 users have most certainly noticed, traveling abroad on mobile roaming is a huge hassle – this will resolve the issue. Also, iPhone 5 users will now be able to change between networks freely.

The 5th-generation iPhone is expected to be globally released in Q3 2011, inline with the release of iOS 5, the next generation of Apple’s operating system.