Moto Maker expands to Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile

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The days of AT&T’s exclusive rights to the Moto Maker are up today as the service rolls out to the other big players. Effective immediately, you can custom design your own Moto X smartphone for Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.   With pricing having recently dropped to $99 with a ...

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Benchmarks suggest Motorola XT1032 could be Moto G

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Benchmarks spotted at GFXBench’s website may shed some added light on the upcoming Moto G smartphone. Popping up on our radar in the past, the XT1032 has the makings of what should be a low-cost experience. Specifications figure to include a 720p HD display with a 1.2GHz quad-core ...

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T-Mobile announces the Nexus 5 for November 14

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T-Mobile on Friday confirmed that the Nexus 5 will arrive at T-Mobile.com starting on November 14. Priced at $41.99 down with 24 monthly payments of $17, the phone hits the carriers retail stores and select dealers on November 20. It appears that the only color option available will be black; ...

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MetroPCS now selling waterproof and rugged Kyocera Hydro XTRM

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MetroPCS on Friday announced its newest Android smartphone, the waterproof, dust-proof, and shock-proof Kyocera Hydro XTRM. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the 4G LTE handset features a 4-inch, impact-resistant display, 5-megapixel rear camera, and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. Pricing ...

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Motorola slashes $100 off Moto X Developer Editions

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Motorola has slashed $100 off the price of both the GSM and Verizon versions of the Moto X Developer Edition. Priced at a much more reasonable $549, the phone is the 32GB experience that comes in a special Woven White back with black front. We were never a fan of the $649 sticker yet, ...

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Moto Maker expected to soon expand to top carriers

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The build-your-own Moto X smartphone experience is expected to break away from AT&T exclusivity any day now. As some may remember, we learned a few months ago that November would be the month when additional carriers would be folded into the custom designed handset tool.That seems ever more ...

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Google releases Hangouts 2.0, KitKat Keyboard apps

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Google, having been rather busy of late, is pushing out software updates and app updates to smartphones all over the world. Today sees them issuing updated versions of the Hangouts app and KitKat Keyboard. As you may already know, the Hangouts 2.0 app features integrated SMS capabilities, ...

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Belkin Shield Sheer Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 (up to 82% OFF)

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Snap one of these Belkin cases onto your Samsung Galaxy S3 and you’ll also be snapping on a bunch of vibrant style. Built from durable PC materials, the case doesn’t add much thickness whatsoever. It’s strong enough to protect against scrapes and scratches and comes with a ...

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Sony outlines Jelly Bean and KitKat plans

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Sony took their mobile blog today to clear up some of the questions floating around the Android 4.4 KitKat updates for Xperia devices. As expected, it’s the newer models that get the love first, namely the “Z” line of devices. For what it’s worth, Sony did not provide ...

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Google debuts standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android

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Google has released a standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android in the Google Play Store. This app will read aloud your books, speak translations, and other things – but in the more natural sounding voice that comes in the other Google experiences. Get rid of that lifeless, robotic voice ...

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Best Buy calls up exclusive Blue Arctic Galaxy S4

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Best Buy on Thursday announced the upcoming availability of an exclusive blue version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Not just any blue, mind you, but Blue Arctic! Pricing is not known however we should look for the same prices offered on the other models, or $200 with a contract. In terms of carrier ...

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HTC One successor ‘M8′ spied in first leaked images

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The first few images of HTC’s alleged successor to the HTC One have made their way online. Known by its code name of ‘M8′ the phone should pick up right where the current model leaves off, but with general improvements across the board. So what do the leaked photos tell us? ...

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T-Mobile to offer Nexus 5 in retail stores on November 20, leak suggests

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T-Mobile will offer the new LG Nexus 5 smartphone in retail stores starting from November 20. According to leaked details obtained by TmoNews, the brand new device hits all channels effective two weeks from today. It’s unclear what pricing T-Mobile has in mind for the Nexus 5 but ...

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Samsung smartphones could see 560ppi resolution in 2014

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Samsung’s next-generation smartphones could employ a ridiculous 2560 x 1440 resolution display, according to new details surfacing this week. Samsung’s second annual Analyst Day event has yielded some outlines for the future of the company’s smartphone plans, including display ...

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Swype updated to be more powerful and personal than ever

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Nuance on Wednesday announced that a new version of its wildly popular Swype keyboard is available in the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore. More powerful and personal than ever, features now include bilingual support, continuous dictation, and customized keyboards (size, layout, tablet, ...

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