Zagg Launches ZAGGsafe, A Two-Year Warranty That Covers Unlocked Mobile Devices

We all know Zagg for their INVISIBLEshield phone protectors, but now they have come out with a new way to protect your mobile device. It’s called ZAGGsafe, a two-year warranty for ANY new smartphone or tablet. For just $99 for two years of protection you can get coverage for any device purchased within the last 90 days.

Zagg says this warranty covers everything from water damage to broken glass to software issues. It even covers jailbroken and unlocked devices, something carrier warranties won’t go near. For water damage and broken glass, there is a $59 deductible. With ZAGGsafe, you can file claims up to the original price of the device, meaning more expensive devices can file more claims than cheaper devices. Turnaround times for claims are stated at 3-5 days, so replacement devices should arrive in less than a week. Not too shabby.

So for those of you with unlocked devices who want some protection, you might want to check out ZAGGsafe at the source link below.

Thanks Brandon!

Source: Zagg

Vodafone UK To Carry 32GB Samsung Galaxy S III Model Exclusively At Launch

It’s only a few weeks before we see the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone in Europe, so it’s safe to run out to your local mobile carrier to grab the 32GB version, right? Wrong. Most carriers will likely carry a 16GB version of the device at launch, but there’s one carrier that has an exclusive model that will be available. Vodafone UK announced through its Twitter page that it will indeed carry the 32GB model exclusively, in addition to the standard 16GB model. It looks like Vodafone is trying to have the leg up on attracting customers to its network thanks its newfound exclusivity.

The 16GB and 32GB versions of the smartphone will be available on May 30th. Feel free to start drooling in the meantime.

Source: Vodafone UK Twitter
via: Eurodroid

MetroPCS Launches LG Optimus M+

MetroPCS just launched the affordable LG Optimus M+, a $129 handset with a 3.5-inch screen, 800MHz CPU, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board. It does not have access to Metro’s 4G LTE network, which helps keep the price down. The M+ is the follow up to MetroPCS’s first Android phone, the LG Optimus M, back in 2010. 

Source: metropcs

Could the Galaxy S III Launch Reveal Multiple Models?

Well we finally got some official confirmation on this years most anticipated handset and it looks like May 3rd will be its big unveiling. As the release date gets closer, leaks are going to become more prevalent and the most recent set of Galaxy S III “details” come from sources close to BGR. According to BGR, Samsung plans for a huge GSIII release not only in London, but we could also see a simultaneous launch in New York City, Seoul and Dubai. The Galaxy S III is even said to be the official device of the 2012 summer Olympics. This would mean a ton of advertising opportunities for Samsung and should prove beneficial when trying to compete with the upcoming iPhone 5 launch.

As far as details go, we get further confirmation of what we have heard before such as a 1080p HD display, a quad-core Exynos processor and 4G LTE. What’s interesting is that BGR also mentions that the phone will come with options, one being its color (blue/black or white) and the other being its storage size (16GB or 32GB). As it usually goes with anything unofficial, we will take this with a dash of Morton’s… Although the thought of having options when it comes to the next superphone sure does sound nice! Which combo would you chose? Shout it out in the comments below.

Source: BGR

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Specs And Launch Date Still Up In The Air

We’re thinking the same thing you are, when the heck is this device going to be officially announced and what will really be under the hood when it’s released? While word of the Galaxy Tab 2 series has finally broke with both release dates and pricing announced, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is still in PR limbo as we’ve yet to confirm a date for its release or whether or not the device will in fact launch with a dual-core 1.4 GHz Exynos SoC, as mentioned at MWC or the new quad-core demon of a SoC, the Exynos 4412.

At a press conference held yesterday, a spokesperson stated that there was no release date specified as of now and that it was possible the final product could be different than what was unveiled at MWC. This isn’t the first time Sammy pulled a little switcheroo as they’ve done this with the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 almost a couple of years ago, revealing a much different piece of hardware than what was originally announced. The comapany’s main goal was to “make a splash” at the event which Samsung believes it did flawlessly, however, we’ll have to wait and be patient for more details on the device. So what’s our guess? Not sure entirely but we’re leaning on the hope that Samsung is working on getting the much anticipated quad-core Exynos chipset under the hood before an official release. And who knows, it’s possible we could see the device announced simultaneously with the Galaxy S III, where both devices could be the first to unveil the new SoC. What do you think? The comments section is yours for the taking.

Source : The Verge

Motorola RAZR MAXX launches in Europe and the Middle East from May

Motorola’s RAZR MAXX roll-out continues, following the device’s launch on Verizon Wireless in the states and China last month. Motorola Mobility sends news that a GSM version of the RAZR MAXX, 3300mAh battery and all, will be coming to Europe and the Middle East starting next month.

We’ve already been impressed by the battery life of the Verizon Droid RAZR MAXX, and we’re eager to see what kind of crazy battery life the MAXX and deliver when paired with a less demanding GSM/HSPA+ radio combo.

Giant-ass battery aside, the RAZR MAXX delivers the same hardware as the original RAZR — a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Despite the slight contentious qHD SuperAMOLED screen, which doesn’t quite match up to the latest 720p offerings, there’s still plenty to like about the RAZR MAXX. And recent firmware leaks suggest an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is on the way sooner rather than later.

We’ve got Moto’s press release after the break.


  • Stay Unplugged for Longer with Motorola RAZR™ MAXX from Motorola Mobility

Up the ante with Motorola RAZR MAXX – giving you the longest talk time of any smartphone1

BASINGSTOKE, UK – Apr. 03, 2012 – All day, every day – that’s how much you use your smartphone. With its impossibly thin and lightweight design, Motorola RAZR™ MAXX boasts features with the wow factor and a battery that can handle even the most demanding lifestyle. Customers across Europe and the Middle East will be able to start talking, texting, typing, watching and more for even longer from May 2012.

RAZR MAXX delivers up to 17.6¹ hours of talk time so you won’t spend your day plugged into the wall. However its 1GB RAM combined with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and Android™ operating system will ensure you are always entertained, delivering a lightning-fast user interface and the power to multi-task like never before. You can rock your playlists while checking email, breeze through photos – all day, every day, all at the same time.

Still seriously thin at just 8.99mm, RAZR MAXX is the exact opposite of frail. It’s made strong with KEVLAR® fibre, while Corning® Gorilla® Glass defends the hyper-vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display from scratches and scrapes. And every part of the Motorola RAZR MAXX is protected by a splashguard coating, which even extends to the electrical boards inside, ensuring a go anywhere, do everything attitude.

Smart Actions, the remarkably intelligent application exclusive to Motorola Mobility, pushes the limits even further by automating everyday tasks based on triggers like time of day, location, battery levels and more. Never forget to put your phone on silent in meetings, turn up the volume when your boss calls and even maximize your last ounce of power by dimming the display and turning off power hungry services.

Motorola RAZR MAXX also comes preloaded with the Motorola MotoCast™ app², giving you the power to stream or download content from a home or work computer straight to the device so your docs, pics and music are always available – anytime, anywhere. No uploading to a third party means no wasted time or forgetting to upload that crucial presentation, and everything stays protected, right on your computer.

“RAZR MAXX isn’t changing the rules – it’s creating a whole new game. Building on the RAZR heritage it combines the pinnacle of design with mind-blowing power and an incredible battery life that is perfect for people who want to push their smartphone to the limits,” said Maurizio Angelone, vice president and general manager, mobile devices, EMEA, Motorola Mobility. “Whether you want to watch hours of movies, or don’t want to worry about charging between meetings, this latest smartphone from Motorola redefines boundaries and banishes the low battery beep to history.”

Motorola smartphones offer some of the industry’s most powerful enterprise features available, and Motorola RAZR MAXX is no exception, including government-grade encryption and productivity tools that rival the capabilities of desktop PCs. Collaborate in real time with GoToMeeting® and create and edit files right on your phone with QuickOffice®.


source: androidcentral