Ting announces GSM support for 2015; T-Mobile is secret partner

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Ting, the MVNO operating off the backs of Sprint’s network, is about get much more interesting in the coming year. The carrier today confirmed the upcoming support for unlocked GSM handsets. Set to take effect in February, Ting’s not yet ready to announce its partner. Not to worry, ...

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At 4.75mm thin the Vivo X5 Max makes other smartphones look chubby

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The competition for the thinnest smartphone on the globe gets much more fierce today as Vivo becomes the new crown-holder. Announced for release later this month, the X5 Max comes in with a chassis that’s only 4.75mm thick. Thanks to a screen that’s a mere 1.36mm thick, the handset ...

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T-Mobile launches truly unlimited family plan

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Looking to pick up a few new smartphones on a shared or family plan this holiday season? T-Mobile just made it all the more difficult to consider another carrier; today sees the launch of a true unlimited shared 4G LTE plan. Indeed, this is unlimited text, talk, and data. Starting from December ...

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Budget-minded HTC Desire 620 announced for 2015

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HTC on Tuesday announced its next Android smartphone, the budget-minded 4G LTE-ready Desire 620. Set to do battle with the likes of the Moto G, the phone features a 5-inch 720P HD Super LCD display and 5-megapixel rear camera. Under the hood we find a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor ...

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AT&T now selling $200 Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

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AT&T and Samsung this week announced the availability of the Gear VR Innovator Edition. Priced $200, or $250 with the recommended Bluetooth controller, virtual reality headset works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. Indeed, this is the Oculus-based device first introduced a few ...

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Amazon offering unlocked Moto G (2014) for $150 today only

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Need to pick up a dirt-cheap unlocked smartphone? Normally, we’d already recommend the Moto G, but today we’re doubling down on the endorsement. Amazon, as part of its Gold Box Deal of the Day, is offering the Moto G (2014) for only $150. Priced $30 less than normal, it’s the ...

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U.S. Cellular now offering $200 Nexus 6

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U.S. Cellular on Tuesday confirmed the immediate availability of the Google Nexus 6 smartphone. Priced $200 with a two-year service agreement, the 32GB handset can be had in Midnight Blue or Cloud White. Those who don’t want to drop that kind of money up front can spread costs out over 20 ...

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LG shelves G Pro line to focus on flagships, reports indicate

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LG may have cancelled future plans for its G Pro line of smartphones in an effort focus more tightly on flagship G series. According to Korean reports cited by G for Games, LG has opted to put the plus-sized family of phones on the back-burner for the time being. The main reason? Allegedly it ...

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AT&T offers up 99¢ LG G Pad 7.0 with smartphone purchase

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AT&T, for a limited time, is offering the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE tablet for less than a buck when purchased with a smartphone. Sure, it’s actually 99¢ and it does require a two-year a new 2-year wireless agreement, but it sure beats the normal price. Customers must buy both the phone and ...

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Google offering $20 in Google Play Movies with Chromecast purchase

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Google, for a limited time, is offering $20 in Google play Movies with the purchase of a Chromecast. Should you buy one of the wildly popular HDMI devices you can take advantage of that, and several other, deals. The free $20 movie credit expires on, and must be added to a Google Wallet account ...

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Amazon slices 50% OFF select Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE tablets (TODAY ONLY)

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Amazon, as part of its Gold Box Deal of the Day, is taking 50% off select Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE Tablets. Indeed, there are three models to choose from, all of which are half their normal costs. No, these aren’t the latest releases from Amazon, but these are still third generation units. ...

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Alleged benchmarks reveal specs for Samsung Galaxy S6

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New benchmarks spotted on AnTuTu could give us a rather clear look at what we might expect for the next generation of Samsung Galaxy S smartphones. Spotted under the model number of SM-G925F, it’s assumed that these are the hardware details that make up the Galaxy S6. Specs revealed in ...

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AT&T ends 15GB data promo after less than two weeks

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You know that AT&T promotion that gave users 15GB for the price ($100) of 10GB?  Well, it’s over. In fact, it ended this past weekend. Less than two weeks after it first got rolling, AT&T’s extra data deal has been shelved. We knew it was limited time and all, but that was ...

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HTC One M7, M8 Google Play editions receiving Android 5.0.1

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Google on Friday began rolling out an Android 5.0.1 software update to the HTC One M7 and HTC One M8 Google Play edition smartphones. This is good news for those who own one of the phones as the last few weeks have seen some false starts and slight delays over the Lollipop update. Expected ...

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HTC ‘Hima’ also rumored as next-gen flagship

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For the second time this week specifications have leaked for a purported next-gen flagship HTC smartphone. According to a handful of recent @upleaks tweets, the so-called HTC “Hima” is slated to arrive in March around the one year anniversary of the One M8. Specifications, as you ...

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