When it comes to smartphones, there was a time when cheap really meant shitty. That’s no longer true. But which cheap phones are most worth buying?
If you're feenin' for some action on an unlocked iPhone 5, Apple has announced the prices for them: It'll be $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB and $849 for 64GB. That's the same unlocked price as the unlocked iPhone 4S when it released last year.
In case you haven't noticed yet, Apple is now offering the unlocked iPhone 4S. They will only work on HSPA networks, no Sprint and Verizon's CDMA. But you can take it around the world and use a pre-paid microSIM card.
HTC's promise to release unlocked bootloaders (for easy installation of custom software) is going to be delivered upon in August. The company says the first wave will hit the Sensation, with the Sensation 4G and Evo 3D up next. [Engadget]
Can you believe that an iRumor has come true, for once—and early? Apple's started selling unlocked iPhone 4 phones in the US, with the 16GB model (in both black and white) costing $650, and the 32GB models coming in at $750.
Actually, scratch that. Surprising no one, the iPad 2 was jailbroken this weekend, and has thereby joined all the other jailbroken iOS devices ever put forth on this great green earth by Apple.
Once upon a time, buying cellphones was easy. You'd go for the cheaper deal and leave it at that. But what about when you're faced with the choice of paying more now or more over time? Which do you chose?
Buy.com seems to be buying iPhones from foreign countries where it hasn't been locked down to a specific carrier, then selling them in the US for $800.
AT&T just confirmed the rumor that they're going to be selling $600 and $700 iPhones (8GB and 16GB) that are contract-free starting next Thursday.
Amazon is now listing Nokia's BlackBerry-ish QWERTY E63 phone as available for pre-order. The unlocked 3G phone can be reserved for $500, though there's no word on release date.
The Android Dev Phone 1, a totally unlocked G1, is available to "developers" for only $399 after paying a small setup fee. Just register as a developer over at the Android Market and the phone is yours.
Check out the Hong Kong Apple store online and you'll see a couple of lines of text that'll tempt, tease and beguile you if you're dreaming of an unlocked iPhone 3G: "iPhone 3G purchased at the Apple Online Store can be activated with any wireless carrier. Simply insert the SIM from your current phone into iPhone 3G…
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