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Noon News: LG Viper 4G Goes on Pre-order in US, Option Launches LTE USB Modem, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Price Cut

You can now grab a Windows Phone 7.5 (opens in new tab) - the Nokia Lumia 710 - for as little as £129.95 at Carphone Warehouse and it's not half bad as well given that the Lumia 610 is Nokia's entry level WP handset. The smartphone is likely to be unlocked as well although you will have to buy it with a £10 top up. The Lumia 710 is essentially a more affordable version of the Lumia 800.

US mobile phone operator Sprint has announced (opens in new tab) that its first 4G LTE smartphone, the LG Viper, will go on preorder on the 12th of APril for $99.99 on a two year contract. The device comes with a dual core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, a bundled 4GB microSD card that can be swapped for a 32GB one, mobile hotspot capabilities, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a five megapixel rear camera with flash and a front facing VGA one, NFC and - until the 22nd of July - 50GB free cloud stroage for a year at worth $240 as well as Sprint ID Packs.

Belgium-based wireless provider Option (opens in new tab) has unveiled a new USB modem called the Beemo which is a quad band LTE model capable of reaching up to 100Mbps downstream (and up to 50Mbps upstream). It comes with an external signal connector for low signal strength areas and has been design for optimal heat dissipation.

The Motorola Atrix, which was launched at CES (opens in new tab) in Las Vegas last year, is now being cleared off for as little as £217 at Lambda-Tek. Although not as thin as the Samsung Galaxy S2, it shares a similar configuration bar the camera. There's a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot, a 4.3-inch 960 by 540 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, a five megapixel rear camera with AF and flash, a front facing one.

While The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (opens in new tab) is still commanding premium prices, the price of its smaller brother, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 HD has been cut once more to a mere £249 at PC World with a free £10 voucher. The Tab 8.9 is identical to the Tab 10.1 except for the screen size and its size and weight in general.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.