by Michael Fisher | August 2, 2012 7:29 AM
“I really want that new Galaxy [S III],” a friend recently told me, “but I can’t afford it.” Around the same time, another acquaintance serendipitously tweeted the following: “Someone should really do something to educate American consumers about device cost vs. plan cost.” Not one to ignore the power of serendipity, I decided I’d take a whack at it. The recent bump in the average cost of high-end smartphones has been tough to ignore. Led by Motorola’s DROID RAZR line and Samsung’s Galaxy S device family, price tags next to top-shelf devices have inflated by $50-$100 ...
by Michael Fisher | May 24, 2012 11:40 AM
Currently sitting at the top of many Android users' tech wish lists, the Samsung Galaxy S III is by any measure an impressive piece of kit. The follow-up to one of the most popular devices in Android's history, it has a lot to live up to. We've talked about some of the software customizations that will make this new Galaxy S its own flavor of smartphone, but we should keep in mind the fact that many millions of people will never, ever see the device in its announced configuration. The reason for this: carrier customizations. When wireless providers make the decision to carry a device on ...
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