Verizon announces $129 Samsung Stratosphere II

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Verizon today confirmed that it will be soon offering the Samsung Stratosphere II as part of its Android lineup.  Due in the coming weeks, the handset will cost $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Details for the phone include a full QWERTY keyboard, 1.2 ...

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HTC DLX may get a much wider release

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New information and images surfacing over the last few days suggest HTC will be deploying the rumored “DLX” smartphone to a wider audience this fall. According to reports, the 5-inch 1080p HD device will head to China and Taiwan in addition to Verizon. Locally, we’re expecting ...

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Motorola Droid Razr M gets Jelly Bean update

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DROID RAZR M by Motorola is the second Verizon Wireless smartphone to be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The software upgrade will be pushed to customers in phases starting Nov. 9. Customers who would like to manually download the upgrade through the settings menu will be able to within the ...

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Verizon plans to wrap 4G LTE rollout in mid-2013

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Verizon anticipates that it will blanket the nation with 4G LTE coverage by the middle of next year, roughly six months faster than initially expected. Speaking at a media/telecom conference today, CFO Frank Shammo advised that Verizon’s 4G network will closely mirror their 3G network ...

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One more render of Droid DNA emerges

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Look! Yet another photo of the Droid DNA is online, thanks, of course, to @evleaks.  We’re hesitant to call this the “final” render of the Droid DNA because there’s still a week before it is officially unveiled, so we’ll stick with “one more“. Whatever ...

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Droid DNA render leaks with word of “early December” release

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Leave it to @evoleaks to give us a render of the Droid DNA as we’re about to wrap up our work week.  The increasingly busy (and accurate)Twitter account just posted a branded look at the upcoming 5-inch HTC smartphone headed to Verizon in but a few short weeks.  Previously expected in ...

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Verizon Samsung Stratosphere II press images leaked

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Back in August, we heard about the Verizon Samsung Stratosphere II for the first time, and we saw a leaked shot of the phone as well along with the specifications. Now @evleaks tweeted the first ever press shot of the Samsung Stratosphere II, and the phone looks really promising. What we know ...

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Pantech Marauder review

What we liked:  Its budget-friendly price and software touches make this a great option for first-time smartphone buyers. Room for Improvement: The overall design is thicker and more chunky than others and its keyboard proves to be difficult on occasion.  Might have tough time against ...

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Verizon intros $99 Spectrum 2 for October 30

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Verizon today announced their next Android smartphone, the LG Spectrum 2, will arrive in but one day’s time. Expected to hit Verizon’s website on October 30, the handset will run $99 with a two-year service agreement and after $50 mail-in rebate.  The phone will show up in retail ...

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Might the HTC DLX arrive at Verizon as Droid DNA?

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A newly leaked minimum advertised price (MAP) for Verizon has surfaced online which suggests the rumored 5-inch HTC smartphone may arrive under the name of Droid DNA.  Known in the past as Droid Incredible X, DIX, and DLX, the phone appears as if it will carry a $199 price tag, something we ...

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AT&T announces Isis Mobile Payment for Austin and Salt Lake City

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Mobile payment service Isis Mobile Wallet has officially rolled out in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah, according to AT&T.  The joint commerce venture was created with T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless and is available to use on nine handsets.  A press release from today advises that ...

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5-inch HTC DLX pictured with Verizon branding

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Pictures emerged yesterday which show an  5-inch HTC smartphone with Verizon branding, tying recent multiple rumors together.  The fine folks at Android Central were passed a trio of images of the device which show a Droid Incredible-like design for the large device.

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Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD on sale today

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Just a quick note to remind you all that the Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD are now available for Verizon customers.  The pair of Motorola smartphones are offered with a few color and capacity options, with pricing of either $199 or $299 depending on your needs.  The two phones feature ...

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Samsung says Android 4.1 update for U.S. Galaxy S III models “coming soon”

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Samsung has put together a quick and simple list of U.S. smartphones which are either getting or are expected to receive their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.  As of right now it basically acts as a placeholder or jumping off point for a number of Galaxy S III models and a trio of Nexus ...

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Galaxy Note II announced for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular

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Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Note II will, in fact, be coming to the United States to all four major carriers.  That means you’ll soon see the 5.5-inch phone and tablet hybrid device at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.  What’s more, U.S. Cellular is already ...

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