If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought smartphone leaks from Samsung and Kyocera, along with news that Rogers will take on additional colors of the Lumia 920. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the "best of the rest" for this week of January 14th, 2013.
Rugged Samsung Galaxy XCover 2 leaks
Samsung's rugged successor to the original Galaxy XCover has emerged with a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, a 5 megapixel rear camera and Jelly Bean. The phone will also sport 4GB of internal storage, a microSD slot and a 1,700mAh battery. Specifications of its CPU are currently unknown, but we may learn more about the Galaxy XCover 2 during Mobile World Congress. [SamMobile]
Kyocera Torque tipped for Sprint debut
The crew at Unwired View have provided our first look at the Kyocera Torque, which is a rugged Android smartphone that's said to be in the pipeline for Sprint. Unfortunately, other relevant specs remain absent from the scene. [Unwired View]
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus emerges for Latin America
According to SamMobile, Samsung has a pint-sized smartphone known as the Galaxy Pocket Plus that's headed to Latin America. The device contains a 2.8-inch QVGA (320 x 240) display, an 850MHz CPU from Broadcom, a 2 megapixel camera and Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone will also include 4GB of built-in storage and a 1,200mAh battery. [SamMobile]
Other random tidbits
- Sprint has begun work to deploy its LTE network to 28 additional cities in the coming months. None are significant population centers. [Sprint]
- Rogers has announced that it'll bring the Lumia 920 in red, white and yellow to its lineup in the coming weeks. [Rogers]
- Verizon has extended its LTE network to Coos Bay and Pendleton, Ore. and Yakima, Wash. [Droid Life]
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