Amazon Prime is wildly popular with shoppers but it’s not the only subscription based shopping service out there. Last month Jet.com launched with the hopes of unseating Jeff Bezos’s empire and it offered some great deals of its own that in many cases bested Amazon Prime’s prices. Rather Be Shopping has taken an extensive look at both Amazon Prime and Jet.com and has written up a terrific comparison to help shoppers determine which service is right for them. More →
Of course, alternatives to a storefront as enormous as Amazon are hard to come by, but on Tuesday, CEO Marc Lore launched Jet.com, a new site that combines the shopping experience of Amazon with the pricing and membership model of a wholesale store like Sam’s Club or Costco. More →
About one-week ago, information on T-Mobile’s prepaid phone and data plans leaked… and the information was dead on. Today, T-Mobile officially announced the new prepaid monthly plans that will be available on October 18. The plans looks like this:
Prepaid Monthly Phone Data Plans
- $70/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 2 GB of Data
- $50/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 100 MB of Data
- $30/month 1,500 Talk and Text (mix and match voice and text messages) with 30 MB of Data
- Unlimited Text and $0.10/minute
- $1.49/day Web DayPass
Prepaid Mobile Broadband
- $10 week pass (100 MB)
- $30 month pass (300 MB)
- $50 month pass (1 GB)
The prepaid mobile broadband plans will be available on a new “Jet USB Laptop Stick” that is “pre-packaged with a prepaid SIM card, user guide, and plug & play connection manager software” — the device will be available online on October 18th and in stores on the 20th. “T-Mobile’s prepaid mobile broadband plans have no annual contract, no credit check, no overages and can be used with any of the company’s mobile broadband products,” explains the press release. The prepaid voice plans look pretty attractive… but $50 for 1 GB of data seems pretty steep.
Samsung doesn’t have much in the way of sneak peeks at CES, but we did manage to catch a glimpse of two international handsets. First is the Omnia Pro or Samsung B7610. The Omnia Pro doesn’t look too much like its cousin, the Omnia II, and it features a slide out QWERTY keyboard. It’s also a Windows 6.5 device that has a front-facing camera for video chat. Unfortunately, the only carrier in the U.S. that supports video chat of any kind is AT&T and it’s only one-way video chatting. We’re also looking at a 5 megapixel camera, 800MHz processor, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, push email support and a 3.5″ AMOLED WVGA display. Click on through for the Jet and for the rest of the flicks in our gallery.
Think one million is impressive? Samsung announced this morning that pre-orders for its recently announced Jet handset have topped the two million mark — the highest volume pre-order in the Korean company’s history. The Jet is a well-rounded device with a 3.1-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, 800MHz processor, new TouchWiz 2.0 user interface, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA (3.6Mbps) 900/1200, full HTML Dolfin Web browser, 5 megapixel camera, GPS, DNSe & SRS Sound Effect technology, DivX and XviD video support and Microsoft Exchange support. With all that punch packed into a sexy little package, it’s no wonder pre-orders are coming in like crazy. The Jet is slated to launch later this month in 50 countries worldwide. Anyone excited enough to take the plunge and push Samsung towards the 3 million mark?
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Quite a day Samsung is having today! Following the official announcement of a pair of Omnia Pro handsets, Samsung has just announced the upcoming Samsung Jet. Sporting a full touchscreen form factor, the Jet will sport the company’s brand new TouchWiz 2.0 UI on top of the following specs:
- 3.1-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, 16M colors
- 800MHz processor
- TouchWiz 2.0 user interface with new features such as intuitive 3D media gate UI and motion-response UI, smart unlock, customizable widget screen.
- Full HTML Dolfin Web browser
- 5 megapixel camera
- DNSe & SRS Sound Effect technology
- DivX and XviD video support
- Microsoft Exchange support
The Jet is no doubt well-equipped and we can’t wait to check out Sammy’s new take on TouchWiz. Anyone else excited?