Moto Maker adds Walnut, Teak and Ebony finishes; premium price changed to $25

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Motorola on Friday announced that Walnut, Teak and Ebony finishes will soon be available for customers looking to create a Moto X. Set to arrive on January 21, the three colors join Bamboo as completely unique back panels (no two are alike). In addition to the new finish options, Motorola has ...

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Sprint getting help from banks in potential T-Mobile bid – WSJ

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Sprint has been working with at least two banks to help gather the necessary funds for a T-Mobile takeover, says the Wall Street Journal. The news outlet reports that sale price could fetch as high as $50 billion, if it ever goes through. T-Mobile is currently valued around $26 billion and will ...

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LG G3 may debut in May

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LG’s big flagship smartphone may arrive much earlier than originally expected, if the latest rumors prove accurate. According to a report out of Korea’s asiae.co.kr, the G3 will be released in May some months sooner than anticipated. Details in the handset are almost non-existent ...

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Sprint WiFi calling rumored to launch soon

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According to this leaked screenshot obtained by sources with AndroidCentral, Sprint plans to soon launch WiFi Calling with two Samsung Galaxy devices. The first to device to offer the feature should be the  Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and Samsung Galaxy Mega. As is the case with T-Mobile’s ...

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HTC One successor due in late March – Bloomberg

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The successor to the HTC One will arrive in late March, according to a source close to Bloomberg. Expected to feature a display of 5-inches or larger, the handset is also alleged to offer a twin-sensor rear camera which improves focus and image quality. Reportedly, the device will employ ...

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Intel: Bay Trail Android tablets due in Q2

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The first round of Android tablets to feature Intel’s 64-bit quad-core Atom processor is expected to come to market some time in the next quarter. Speaking yesterday on the quarterly earnings conference call, CEO Brian Krzanich talked about the chip’s advantages and why it has taken ...

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New Game: RoboCop comes to Android for free!

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Glu, developers of popular games like Deer Hunter 2014 and Frontline Commando, bring RoboCop to Android. If you are at all familiar with the movie RoboCop, you’ll know that the intensity and amount of explosions are almost unmatched. Well, not unless you’re talking about the new ...

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Sprint selling $300 LG G Flex on January 31

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Sprint on Thursday announced that the flexible and self-healing G Flex will be offered starting on January 31. Pre-orders begin today for the handset, which will retail for $299.99 with a two-year service agreement. Customers can head to http://www.sprint.com/lggflex to put money down on the ...

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Sprint debuts Easy Pay program for device upgrades

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Sprint, just days after killing off the OneUp program, has introduced a new system to help consumers with device upgrades. Called Easy Pay it allows subscribers to put down a payment and then pay off the device over 24 monthly payments. Once paid off, customers can keep the product or sell it ...

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Sony hopes to push Android 4.3 to Xperia T, TX, V, SP later this month

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Sony is fast at work on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for their Xperia T, TX, V, and SP smartphones. According to a recent tweet, the handset maker plans to have the software push out beginning later this month and into February. Keep in mind that is will be for the unlocked international ...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”)

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Samsung, for reasons unclear, has introduced its latest Android tablet less than one week after CES wrapped. Nevertheless, we’ve got a new 7-inch experience to look forward to in the Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”). Offered globally in black or white, the tablet features a 7-inch (1024×600) ...

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Not out yet, Panasonic rumored to return to smartphone fray

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After bowing out of the smartphone game back in September 2013, Panasonic is reportedly set to introduce a new handset in 2014. Details are light at this stage, but the phone is said to feature a 5-inch display and offer some degree of rugged protection. Likely shock resistant, it sounds like ...

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Pantech’s flagship Vega Iron 2 due in April, report says

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Pantech’s next flagship smartphone, the Vega Iron 2, is expected to arrive in April, according to recent reports. Set to take on the Samsung Galaxy S5, the handset will battle it out in the company’s native Korea. Allegedly, at least three carriers are lined up to offer the Pantech ...

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Sprint Live will come to Sprint Android devices, powered by NQ Mobile

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NQ Mobile and Sprint have recently signed an agreement to create the next generation of Sprint ID. For those who don’t know, Sprint ID is a “theme” that the user can choose on their Android phone, powered by Sprint. It’s almost a recommendation on how to use your ...

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Pandora brings personalized station recommendations to Android

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Pandora on Wednesday introduced a new personalized station recommendation feature to its Android and iOS app experience.  Listeners will be presented with up to six suggested artist stations to listen to or add based on what they like, dislike, and current station list. Rolling out as part of ...

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