Sell your broken and damaged mobile devices through the Swappa Boneyard

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Swappa, one of our favorite destinations for buying and selling smartphones, has opened up a brand new section. Called Boneyard, it’s a place for you to help get rid of your broken and damaged mobile goods. Got a water damaged device, old feature phone or something with a cracked display? ...

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Benchmarks reveal two versions of Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung is prepping at least two versions of the Galaxy Note 4, both of which have been found on benchmark website AnTuTu. Not that we’d expect anything else –Samsung routinely releases handset variants– but we’re digging the specs for these two. Reportedly, one ...

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Google adds new market availability for Play Books, Play Movies

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Google this week expanded the number of countries offering its Play Books and Play Movies apps and services. The former picks up nearly a dozen new markets while the latter gets almost twice as many new areas. There are quite a few countries left for each property however we’re glad to ...

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Access your important stuff quicker with Nokia’s new Z Launcher [App of the Day]

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Introducing Z Launcher from Nokia Z Launcher on Vimeo. Samsung is not the only hardware maker to debut a new launcher for Android this week. Indeed, Nokia has thrown their best effort at us, introducing its new Z Launcher app. Designed with the premises of helping users more quickly get to the ...

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Amazon makes the Fire smartphone a reality; due July 25

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Amazon on Wednesday finally revealed the long-anticipated Fire phone. Making its debut at an event in Seattle, the smartphone teeters on the the balance of mid-range and top-tier hardware. Specifications include a quad-core 2.2GHz processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear ...

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BlackBerry turns to Amazon for apps

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BlackBerry on Wednesday announced a new licensing agreement with Amazon which sees the hardware maker employing the Appstore for its handsets. Once realized, smartphones which run the forthcoming BBOS 10.3 will be able to tap into the Amazon Appstore and its more than 200,000 applications. Yes, ...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 gets a prime update for Korea

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Samsung on Wednesday announced a new version of its Galaxy S5 flagship phone, unwrapping the Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Once known by the name of Galaxy S5 Prime, it’s the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor which boasts four 2.5GHz Krait 450 CPU cores as well ...

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T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 5.0 could reveal simplified pricing and unlocking options

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T-Mobile’s next Un-Carrier announcement, set for June 18, could usher in simplified pricing for rate plans, suggests TmoNews. Instead of a $49.99 rate plan with fees and taxes, T-Mobile customers might instead see a flat $50 sticker. You know, not unlike MetroPCS’s Period Power ads ...

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Amazon touts nearly 250,000 apps and games ahead of presumed smartphone launch

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In what can only be a matter of sheer coincidence (hardly), Amazon is touting some incredible figures surrounding its Appstore. Nearly tripling in the last year alone, the selection now figures to more than 240,000 apps and games. What’s more, it’s widely available (nearly 200 ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S gallery

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Take a look at Samsung’s new tablets from just about every angle imaginable. What’ll it be, an 8.4-inch or the 10.5-inch version? And, which color?      

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S accessories gallery

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Check out some of the official accessories from Samsung for its upcoming line of Galaxy Tab S tablets.    

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Samsung debuts 8.4-inch, 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S tablets

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As we’ve all come to expect over the last few weeks, Samsung has announced its new Galaxy Tab S line of tablets. Available for pre-order as soon as tomorrow, Friday, June 13, the premium grade tablets will be offered in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch variants. Hardware Monsters The two tablets ...

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Report: Samsung to debut Galaxy Note 4, Gear Glass, and more at IFA

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Samsung will bring its Galaxy Note 4 and some smart wearables to Germany for the annual IFA trade show. According to a report from Korea Times, the successor to the Galaxy Note 3 may have two versions: one with a traditional flat screen and one with a curved display. The former is allegedly ...

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Google tweet has Android fanboys thinking 5.0 for Google I/O

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Get out your tinfoil hat, kids. The latest round of chatter says that Google will debut Android 5.0 at Google I/O this month. Why, you ask? Because a tweet from Google’s official account yesterday says so. If you happened to catch the tweet on June 11 about getting ready for The World Cup ...

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AT&T quietly bumps activation fee to $40

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The next time you activate a new line of service or upgrade your handset at AT&T you’ll find a slightly higher fee awaiting you. Last week saw Ma Bell quietly bump its activation fee from $36 to $40. Effective June 8, the change does not impact those who sign one up with an AT&T ...

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