Mobile Miscellany week of May 27th, 2013

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, a new addition to the LG L-Series surfaced in Russia, a Lumia 920 was sighted that'd make Oscar the Grouch flip, and TalkTalk added three new devices from Huawei to its roster. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore all that's happening in the mobile world for this week of May 27th, 2013.

Lumia 920 surfaces in the luckiest of colors

Mobile Miscellany week of May 27th, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 920 is available in many colors, but the absence of a green version is enough to keep Oscar the Grouch, well... grouchy. That could soon change, however, as an Australian retailer has posted a green Lumia 920 for sale on its website. The phone is currently listed as out of stock, but a photo of the device accompanies the listing, which has us hoping that this'll be the real deal. [WMPoweruser]

LG Optimus L4 II outed in Russia

Mobile Miscellany week of May 27th, 2013

From all appearances, it seems that LG is about to introduce a new addition to its L-Series family, as the Optimus L4 II has been outed in Russia. The phone is said to contain Android 4.1, a 3.8-inch HVGA True IPS display, a 1GHz single-core MT6575 processor, a 3-megapixel BSI camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of expandable storage and a 1,700mAh battery. Like other models in the L-Series, it's said that the Optimus L4 II will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM versions. Reports suggest the phone will arrive in Russia this month, where it'll will run 5,490 rubles ($172) for the single-SIM version and 5,990 rubles ($188) for the dual-SIM variant. [Unwired View, Hi-tech@mail.ru (translated)]

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TalkTalk walks the Huawei walk

Mobile Miscellany week of May 27th, 2013

TalkTalk revealed three budget devices from Huawei for its lineup, which include two smartphones and a tablet. First up is the Ascend G510, which is set to become available on June 4th and will be free on plans of £10 or more. The phone includes Android 4.1, a 4.5-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, a 5-megapixel rear / VGA front-facing camera, 4GB of expandable storage and a 1,750mAh battery.

As a cheaper alternative, you'll also find the Ascend Y210, which is available now for free on all plans of £5 or more. The phone comes saddled with Android 2.3, but this may be a wise decision given its aging 1GHz Cortex A5 processor. On this one, you'll find a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, expandable storage and a 1,700mAh battery.

Mobile Miscellany week of May 27th, 2013

As for that tablet we mentioned, it's the MediaPad 7 Lite, which is a relatively dated slate that includes Android 4.0. It's available now, for free on-contract in various smartphone bundles that range in price between £15 (Ascend Y210) and £30 (Galaxy S III). Here, you'll find a 7-inch, 1,024 x 600 IPS display, a single-core 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, a 3.2-megapixel rear / VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage and a 4,100mAh battery. [Pocket-lint]

Other random tidbits

  • As a recent leak suggested, the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit is now available for purchase at T-Mobile for $235.99. The smartphone features a 4-inch WVGA display, a dual-core 1GHz CPU, a 5-megapixel rear / VGA front camera and Android 4.1.2. [Phandroid]
  • According to Verizon's Chief Marketing Officer, Tami Erwin, the carrier plans to introduce a 32GB version of the Galaxy S 4. [Gotta Be Mobile]
  • The BlackBerry Z10 is now available at Cincinnati Bell for $300 with a two-year contract. [Phone Scoop]
  • @evleaks has revealed a peek of the Huawei Ascend W2 in yellow. [@evleaks (Twitter)]
  • Rogers and Videotron have announced a 20-year agreement to expand LTE coverage throughout Quebec and Ottawa. Both carriers will share the wireless network and the associated costs. [Canada Newswire]
  • Angry Birds Space is now available in BlackBerry World for $0.99. [UberGizmo]
  • Following arrivals at T-Mobile, Orange and EE, the Sony Xperia SP is now available at Three UK for £349.99 outright. [Three UK]
  • Nokia is extending its Music app and Mix Radio service to the Asha Touch lineup. Those in Russia will be the first to benefit, where the app's said to rollout over the next few weeks. [Nokia Conversations]
  • Nokia introduced real-time traffic coverage for 16 additional cities in Russia. With the latest additions, Nokia Here now provides real-time traffic coverage to 31 cities throughout the Russian Federation. [Nokia Conversations]
  • EE lit up its LTE service in 12 towns throughout the UK, where the latest additions include Ashton-under-Lyne, Chatham, Gillingham, High Wycombe, Merthyr Tydfil, Oldham, Oxford, Rochester, Runcorn, Sale, Stafford and Wigan. LTE coverage from EE now extends to 74 towns and cities in the UK. [EE]
  • The Nexus 4 is now available for purchase in LG's home country of South Korea. Here, the 8GB variant rings in at ₩399,000 ($352), whereas the 16GB model sells for ₩459,000 ($405). [Korea Newswire]
  • Mail for Exchange is now available for the Asha 308, Asha 309, Asha 310 and Asha 311, which brings the ability to sync emails, calendars and contacts. [Nokia Conversations]
  • BlackBerry 10 users on Verizon Wireless now have the ability to choose carrier billing as a payment option in BlackBerry World. [BlackBerryOS]
  • The Samsung Galaxy Mega was announced for availability in India come mid-June, where it'll retail for ₹24,900 ($440). [Samsung India]

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Mobile Miscellany: week of May 27th, 2013