AT&T to offer rugged Kyocera DuraForce on November 7

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It’s a busy week for AT&T as the carrier announces multiple smartphones, smartwatches, and even rate plans slated to arrive over the coming days. Joining the HTC Desire Eye and Re Camera on November 7 is the rugged and waterproof Kyocera DuraForce. Powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the ...

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AT&T to carry HTC Desire Eye, Re Camera on November 7

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AT&T announced yesterday that it will soon offer the selfie-centered HTC Desire Eye starting later this week. Arriving on November 7, the Coral Reef (white) colored Android handset features a pair of 13-megapixel rear cameras, a 5.2-inch display, and a host of upper-end hardware. Internally ...

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AT&T adds Next 24 option to further stretch out equipment costs

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AT&T on Tuesday announced a new payment option for customers looking to spread out the cost of their devices. Called Next 24, it allows for equipment installation over 30 months, bringing the costs down a smidge. “Customer response to AT&T Next has been great. With a variety of payment ...

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Amazon offering unlimited Cloud Drive storage for photos to all Prime members

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Amazon recently began offering unlimited Cloud Drive storage for its Prime users who want to store photos. Previously relegated only those who were Fire Phone owners, it’s yet another really great value included in the annual Prime membership. With Prime Photos, Android and iOS handset ...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 has ‘Project Zero’ code name, report says

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With the year winding down and the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge technically “behind” us, it’s time to look ahead. Yes indeed, we’re ready to start tracking rumors for the Samsung Galaxy S5 successor. Presumably named the Galaxy S6, it’s likely six months ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge due in U.S. November 14

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Samsung on Monday announced the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Note Edge. As the first device of its kind, it will be offered with the big five carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Pricing will be shared by the various wireless providers in short time. UPDATE: ...

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Sony SmartWatch 3 now available in US via Expansys

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Looking to get your hands (or wrist, rather) on a Sony SmartWatch 3? Great news!  The Android Wear-powered device is now available in the United States. No, they haven’t begun shipping from the Google Play Store just yet. Expansys is the first outlet to announce it has acquired stock of ...

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Back-to-school season boosts tablet sales 11.5% for Q3

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Thanks to a surge of customers picking up tablets as part of their back-to-school shopping this fall, sales are up 11.5 percent for the third quarter. With 53.8 million units shipped in the three month period, a chunk of the growth comes from the U.S. market which saw 18.5 percent growth. ...

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Samsung intros Galaxy A3, A5 for China and select markets

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After spending much of the year kicking about the rumor mill, Samsung has finally announced its Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones. Slated to arrive in select markets (including China) starting in November, the duo designed for a younger demographic who seek “practicality and ...

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Andy Rubin, father of Android, departs Google

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Andy Rubin, the literal man behind Android, has left Google to start up his own incubator. To be clear, he had not been part of the Android program in quite some time. Astute readers may recall learning his stepping down from Android to do “more moonshots” in the robotics ...

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Amazon offering $115 in apps and games for free this weekend only

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Amazon, as they are often wont to do, is giving away a bunch of apps and games for Halloween weekend. Today sees the online retailer offering upwards of $115 in content via its Amazon Appstore. The best part is, of course, it’s not an all-or-nothing deal, you can pick up only what you ...

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Samsung Gear S arrives at various carriers on November 7

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Samsung on Thursday announced the standalone 3G smartwatch experience that is the Gear S will soon be available in the United States. Set to touch down as early as Friday, November 7, the watch will be offered across a variety of carriers in both black and white. The big four providers are in ...

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POWER UP! Verizon announces Motorola Droid Turbo for October 30

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Verizon, as expected over the last few weeks, today announced the newest member of its Droid family. Arriving tomorrow, October 30, the Droid Turbo is the most powerful Android handsets to date. Powered by Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Droid Turbo boasts a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, 21-megapixel ...

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CARVED wood case for Samsung Galaxy S5 review

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Samsung Galaxy S5 owners jealous over the Moto X’s new wooden back plates get some of that can also get in on the growing trend. What’s more, it’s possible to do so without breaking the bank. We recently reviewed a case from Carved designed for the Samsung Galaxy S5. After ...

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Amazon goes after Chromecast with new $39 Fire TV Stick

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Amazon on Monday got the week started off by introducing a device which puts the Chromecast squarely in its sights. Called the Fire TV Stick, it’s a $39 unit that plugs into your TV and provides for playing of music, video,games, and more. Rather powerful for such a small device, the Fire ...

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