As always, I could be wrong, but.....
Regarding connectivity issues, I can certainly understand that. My current phone plan is the $10/month plan from Republic Wireless that allows Wi-Fi calling and data, but only calling over cell signal. It's worth it to me because it's cheap and I'm around Wi-Fi most of the time, but it also makes it impossible to use Google Wallet in any capacity (which at the moment would only amount to scanning loyalty cards, since my phone is the Moto G that doesn't have NFC) in most places since they don't have Wi-Fi.
To say the least, I agree that it's nowhere near ideal for most people (and definitely not for me personally), but I am eagerly and optimistically looking forward to what could be done in the future.
Seriously, this is a super thing for consumers; too bad it came as the result of a negative situation.
While working out details to procure a review unit, I was told by Acer that it will have several configurations delivered to retailers in the coming weeks and should be available to consumers in the first week of April with the (already known) starting price of $249.99. I'm sure many wish the availability date was sooner but... there you go.
$60 off! The original Toshiba 3120 is one strong performer. The more powerful Intel Haswell processor is preferred by many over the current Toshiba model with a Bay Trail. The 3120 has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of local storage and is faster than most other Chromebooks on the market today. This model normally retails for $280. Note, this model is new and not a factory refurb.
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After spending 15 years in IT at Fortune 100 companies, Kevin turned a hobby into a career and began covering mobile technology in 2003. He writes daily on the industry and has co-hosted the weekly MobileTechRoundup podcast since 2006. His writing has appeared in print (The New York Times, PC Magazine and PC World) and he has been featured on NBC News in Philadelphia.
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