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News ByteWindows Phone 8 devices from HTC and Samsung this summer. Both smartphones will have dual-core processors and rear- and front-facing cameras. They’ll also support Sprint’s 4G LTE network and be available with the carrier’s Everything Data plans, which include unlimited voice, text and data. More details will be announced closer to launch.
News ByteRepublic Wireless, a new carrier offering a $19 per month unlimited smartphone plan, opened its service to everyone after months of limited beta testing. The plan includes unlimited voice, text and data and employs a hybrid technology that uses a Wi-Fi connection whenever possible for calls and data and then switches to Sprint’s 3G network when out of range. Republic currently only offers one smartphone, the Motorola Defy XT, which is available for preorder and costs $249 without contract plus a $10 activation fee. The phone is expected to ship in mid-December.
News ByteSamsung Galaxy Note II, the smartphone-tablet hybrid will be available on Oct. 25 for $300 with a two-year contract. The Galaxy Note successor features a larger 5.5-inch touchscreen, a more advanced stylus and 4G LTE support. It will also be Sprint’s first smartphone to run the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and have a quad-core processor.