Alleged Moto X specifications leak online

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A set of purported specifications for the Moto X smartphone surfaced online last night, giving us what we presume to be a credible set of hardware details. Obtained by – who else – @evleaks, the details suggest more mid-range and not the top-tier stuff that some have hoped for. ...

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Sprint’s XFON may have passed through FCC

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A Motorola XT1056 recently passed through the FCC showing support for Sprint’s LTE bands.  Judging by the model number, we might assume this is one of the rumored XFON (X Phone) devices slated for arrival in the near future. With this model we now have three seemingly confirmed XFON devices to ...

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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to offer Samsung Galaxy S 3 in June

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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile announced on Monday that both carriers will soon offer the 4G LTE-ready Samsung Galaxy S 3. Pricing and exact timing will be announced by the respective providers in short order however we expect each to release the smartphone in June. Specifications for the ...

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New details trickle in for Verizon’s XFON

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The picture grows a little bit clearer today for the Verizon edition of the so-called X Phone/XFON as new details have surfaced. Thanks to the team at Droid Life we now have an understanding as to what model number and basic specs to look forward to seeing. According to their source, the XFON ...

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Google abandons X Phone project, analyst says

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Google, no longer interested in the X Phone, has returned the project to Motorola, or so says a Chinese analyst. According to Sun Chang Xu, a woman with 18 years in the Chinese electronics industry and nearly 100k followers, Google no longer sees the project as innovative. This is not to say ...

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Qualcomm-based Samsung Galaxy S4 models now have root

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If you’re a hacker / cracker / modder / rooter, then you’ll be interested in hearing this. Now that AT&T and Sprint are carrying the Samsung Galaxy S4, XDA user djrbliss has come up with a root method for the S4 on these carriers. The mod only works on Qualcomm-based S4′s. ...

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Element Case GS3 Atom review

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Element Case is widely known for making ruggedized accessories, and the Atom is no different. I had the chance to review this Galaxy S3 case, and I was duly impressed. The Atom’s main body is made of TPU material, but there are two distinct features that really set the Atom apart from ...

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GameStop expands trade-in program to include more brands

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GameStop today announced that the device trade-in program has been expanded to include new brands. Effective immediately, phones and tablets from companies such as Motorola, Samsung, and BlackBerry are eligible for in-store credit or instant case at GameStop stores around the country. To help ...

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FOR ANY BUDGET: Backup batteries and power packs

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Find yourself running low (or out) of battery come the end of your work day? Of course not, you own and Android phone and those are notoriously awesome, right? OK, in all seriousness, everybody could stand to use some extra power for around the house, office, or school. We’ve come up with ...

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Sony Xperia Z soldout in many markets, Sony looking forward to a strong year

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Sony recently introduced the Sony Xperia Z, which is their new Android flagship device. It’s a beautiful and slim smartphone, and experts believe that it will be a big success for Sony. DigiTimes is reporting that the Sony Xperia Z was fully booked on the first day in Japan, Germany, ...

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Is Google worried about Samsung?

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Is Google afraid that Samsung could throw its weight around? Would Samsung be wrong?

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What is Google’s true aim with rumored X Phone?

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Some readers may recall recently reading that Motorola Mobility is making an Android powered device codenamed ‘X-Phone‘. While the known details are somewhat limited at this time, it seems pretty obvious that this may be Google’s attempt at directly taking on Apple… and ...

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Strategy Analytics: 275 million 4G LTE smartphone shipments in 2013

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The number of 4G LTE smartphone shipments will triple in the coming  year, says research firm Strategy Analytics. Forecast to hit 275 million in 2013 this will dwarf the 91 million shipments over the last 12 months. Among the companies poised to capitalize most are Samsung, LG, and Apple ...

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Miss Black Friday? Check out these penny deals at Amazon!

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Ten Android smartphones for only one penny each for both new users and existing subscribers.

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AT&T announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

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AT&T has officially announced its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, listing all their wireless and U-Verse promotions for the coming few days. While we’d like to have seen more cutting-edge hardware or newer models, the deals aren’t all that bad. We’ve pulled out the ...

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