Samsung Galaxy Round likened to ‘prototype’

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The Samsung Galaxy Round announced last week may ultimately prove to be more of a concept device, more along the lines of a prototype. Reportedly, the smartphone will be produced in limited quantities and may not find a home outside of South Korea. According to a SamMobile source, the handset ...

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Verizon rolls out LTE on AWS spectrum in key markets

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Verizon has begun rolling out LTE in its AWS spectrum in key U.S. markets, according to new reports. Also used by T-Mobile, the spectrum gives the carrier more room to grow and expand the network to capable devices.  While Verizon hasn’t confirmed which areas have started getting the ...

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LG goes on offensive with new mobile ads

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LG has gone on the offensive against the likes of HTC, Samsung, and Apple with a series of new mobile ads. As spotted by Business Insider, the ads make light of different aspects of each competitor. Samsung is ribbed for (data) speeds, Apple is taken to task for its screen size, and HTC is ...

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HTC One Max pricing leaks for international and Chinese versions

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The unlocked international version of the HTC One Max is expected to cost RMB 5,088 ($833 US), according to a Chinese source. Further, a Chinese model will sell for RMB 5,488 ($899 US) and will be supported by China Unicom, China Telecom and China Mobile. Reportedly, the China Telecom model ...

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Verizon: HTC One Max due ‘this holiday season’

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Verizon has climbed aboard the HTC One Max train and announced that the 5.9-inch smartphone will arrive in time for the holidays. Pricing and exact availability are not known yet, however we would be surprised if the device arrived on the other side of Thanksgiving. As for cost, we’d look ...

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Amazon calls upon HTC for first foray into smartphones –report

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Amazon and HTC are fast at work on a family of smartphones, according to a recent Financial Times report. From the oft-cited “sources familiar with the project” comes word that there are alleged to be three devices in the pipeline. One of the models happens to be further along than ...

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T-Mobile simplifying, ending select rate plans

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T-Mobile is proactively migrating customers to the Simple Choice plans and should have everyone switched over by year’s end, according to new reports. Reportedly, T-Mobile is selecting the most applicable plan for customers and giving them a “take it or leave it” sort of deal. ...

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Might Google refresh the Nexus 4 with LTE for Android 4.4?

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Here we go again with yet another Android 4.4/Nexus rumor… Google could be readying a refreshed version of the LG Nexus 4 with LTE support and have it ready to go with Android 4.4 KitKat. The rumor suggests that instead of introducing one new model this fall, Google will tweak the current ...

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Angry Birds Go races to mobile on December 11

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Rovio’s next big smartphone release, Angry Birds Go, is set to hit smartphones everywhere on December 11. The game employs racing mechanics not unlike Mario Kart where each vehicle has its own abilities and specialties. Want one that handles great? You might sacrifice speed or ...

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Sony dishes availability, pricing for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, SmartWatch 2

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Sony on Tuesday confirmed pricing and immediate availability details as it pertains to the U.S. launch of the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z Ultra, and the SmartWatch 2. All three devices will be offered through Sony’s online store, in select retail stores, and some third-party electronics ...

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‘Google Now’ watch due sooner, not later

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New chatter hitting the internet these past days suggest that Google is indeed readying a smartwatch with Google Now functionality at its core. The word comes directly on the heels of a Google+ report from Android Police lead Artem Russakovskii  which indicates the project could be known as ...

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Sprint: HTC One Max hits network ‘later this year’

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Sprint has become the first carrier (that we are aware of) to announce plans to support the new HTC One Max. A short and sweet post on the wireless provider’s blog tells us to look for the device “later this year”. Pricing has yet to be determined though we suspect it will ...

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Nexus 5 leaks in pictures, hands-on video

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We might be on the virtual and literal eve of a Nexus 5 announcement so it should come as no surprise that the leaks are rolling in left and right. New photos and a 7-minute video have surfaced which provide alternate, albeit unofficial, looks at the upcoming device. Sadly there’s nothing ...

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean arrives soon for Samsung Galaxy S4 but you can download it now

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to see its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in the next few weeks. Rumored for the last few months, the build is just about ready for primetime. So much so, in fact, that SamMobile has already offering links to the download. Should you want to get your hands on... ...

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U.S. Cellular says ‘me too’, calls up shared data plans

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U.S. Cellular, not wanting to be left out of the party, has announced its own shared data options for consumers and small business users. Plans start at $40 per month for 300MB and go all the way up to $560 for 75GB/month data; customers can connect up to 10 devices to the bucket. Business ...

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