To start at the small end, Samsung's announcement of the long-rumored Galaxy S III Mini on Thursday was greeted with shrugs from much of the Android blogosphere, which was underwhelmed by the device's hardware and features. "A mega letdown," whined in the most vocal post, while others restricted themselves to words like "disappointing" and "surprisingly budget." The general assumption seems to have been that the Mini would have largely the same internals as the muscular Galaxy S III, and the news that it features a slower processor, lower-resolution screen, and - critically - no 4G connectivity has come as a bit of a letdown.
Fortunately, those interested in a higher-end device can just wait for the LG Nexus 4, which is set to be released by the end of the month, according to an article from . In addition to an unmodified version of the latest Jelly Bean software, its hardware is based on LG's current flagship, the impressive Optimus G, due out on Sprint and AT&T sometime in the near future as well.
Verizon reminded us all that the two larger Droid RAZR HD models are due for release next week - the $200 Droid RAZR HD and $300 Droid RAZR MAXX HD will be available Oct. 18. The devices were rolled out during the same event that featured the smaller Droid RAZR M and a poorly received opening act.