Samsung Galaxy Mega Hits The United States

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Samsung's supersized Galaxy Mega smartphone will finally roll out to U.S. consumers starting this month. The 6.3-inch phone will be offered in the U.S. by AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular. AT&T will kick off the Mega on Friday, August 23. The phone will sell for $149.99 under the standard two-year agreement or $24 a month under the AT&T Next installment plan. Apple's budget iPhone is looking anything but cheap. 9to5Mac points to the latest research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says that Apple is planning to price the lower-cost iPhone 5C at between $400 and $500 this fall. What's more, Kuo says that Apple is planning to replace the iPhone 5 with the iPhone 5C as the budget option for consumers by the end of the year, thus ending the company's practice of selling the most recent version of the iPhone at a discount once it gets replaced by a newer version. Interestingly, Kuo says that company will continue selling the iPhone 4S as a budget option in emerging markets even as it's giving the axe to the iPhone
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