If you've been trying to get your hands on Google's very popular Nexus 6 phablet, U.S. Cellular is now offering the Quad HD equipped and Android 5.0 Lollipop running handset for $199 with a new 2-year contract.
2014 has been the year that phablets are no longer only used by passionate smartphone fans and tech geeks. Samsung really envisioned the idea of people carrying around a small-tablet sized smartphone instead of two separate devices when it launched the original 5.3-inch Galaxy Note at IFA Berlin in 2011. Tech pundits were not encouraging and claimed the size of the display would be too large for consumers to ever consider carrying.
Samsung is already on its fourth-generation Galaxy Note phablet with the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, which features a curved display that runs down the right hand side of the phablet's display, allowing users to have access to shortcuts, apps, music controls, notifications and more viewed in a second screen.
Apple's foray into the phablet game was met with huge success and the company is still having trouble meeting demand for its extremely popular 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus with Retina HD 1080P Full HD display. Apple was soon joined by Google and its first Android based phablet, the Nexus 6, which is manufactured by Motorola and sold unlocked on Google's Play Store (with it being completely sold out in all variants. If you're looking to guarantee that you will soon have a Nexus 6 in your hand, U.S. Cellular has announced that it is now selling the Motorola built and Google flagship phablet.
The carrier highlights the 5.9-inch Google Nexus 6's specs and features and reminds you why this is Google's 2014 flagship smartphone. The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and was completely designed to showcase latest and greatest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop on the best hardware and customizations as possible and the Neuxs 6 offers a very high-end Quad HD display that provides an excellent and comfortable look it the handset's 2560 x 1440 display.
More room to view
• The pixel-rich 6-inch Quad HD display works for everything from e-books and docs to movies and games. Dual front-facing speakers deliver stereo sound so you can truly immerse yourself in videos and games. The 13 megapixel camera's optical image stabilization and automatic HDR+ let you take your best possible photos with the least possible effort.
More doing, less charging
• The large 3220 mAh battery provides up to 24 hours per charge. When charging newer Motorola phones, like the Nexus 6, all it takes is 15 minutes to get up to 6 additional hours of battery life.
Best of Google
• With Nexus 6, you'll be the first to get the latest Android updates from Google. With over 1,000,000 apps and games - plus music, movies and more - keep your favorite digital entertainment in your pocket and always at your fingertips. With U.S. Cellular's $0 down equipment installment option (for qualified customers), customers pay tax on the Nexus 6 at the point of sale, and then make 20 monthly payments that are conveniently added to their wireless bill. Customers can upgrade this device in as little as 12 months if they trade it in for an updated model, and they can also choose to pay off the full balance of their device anytime they want.
If you wanted to check out Google's first Nexus phablet and have a hard time tracking one down, you might want to consider taking U.S. Cellullar's variant for a couple of days before making a full commitment.