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Verizon LG G Vista specs revealed

Posted by wicked July - 10 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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The LG G Vista has been leaking slowly, and now we have a few specs to share with you. The Verizon-bound device (VS880) is expected to sport a 5.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 3,200 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2. It’s also expected to be 9.9mm thick and weigh in at 162 grams.

This is an obvious mid-range device, with hopefully pretty competitive pricing. Unfortunately we don’t know what Verizon plans on charging for this device nor do we know when it will be released. We will keep you posted.

source: @evleaks

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet heading to Verizon on July 17, pre-ordering starts tomorrow

Posted by wicked July - 9 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Since the start of 2014, we heard about a Sony tablet making its way to Verizon. But for months, even after the Xperia Z2 Tablet launched, nothing ever became official and people continued to wonder whether or not it was actually going to happen. Today, Sony announced that the Xperia Z2 Tablet will join Big Red’s network on July 17 with pre-ordering opening July 10. The price is $599 without a contract and $499 with a new two-year contract.

The Xperia Z2 Tablet is no slouch. It ships with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but has Sony’s own software layered over the stock experience. Inside is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM. A 6000mAh battery is keeping this beast going and it includes a Stamina Mode when necessary. The Xperia Z2 Tablet also features dust and water resistant certifications, ensuring some durability. It may have a hefty price, but it is definitely worth it.

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Sony® Xperia® Z2 Tablet, The Slimmest And Lightest Waterproof 4G LTE Tablet, Comes To The U.S. Exclusively On The Verizon Wireless Network
Available for Pre-Order Starting July 10 and In-store Nationwide July 17
ATLANTA, GA — July 9, 2014 — Sony Mobile and Verizon Wireless today announced the Xperia Z2 Tablet will be available in the U.S. as an exclusive to Verizon Wireless, offering consumers a premium Android™ 4G LTE connected tablet. Verizon customers can pre-order for the Xperia Z2 Tablet beginning July 10, 2014 at www.verizonwireless.com.
Premium device built to handle life’s everyday surprises
At just 0.25” slim and weighing less than a pound, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is so slim and lightweight, you will forget you’re holding it. Even with its sleek build, you do not have to give a second thought about where you use it, since the Xperia Z2 Tablet is designed with a display that is scratch resistant and a body that is waterproof.
The Sony tablet has a super fast processor plus Sony’s latest battery saving technology, providing speedy and long-lasting performance to keep up with your daily activities. The 6000mAh battery plus STAMINA Mode can get you through longer than expected days of travel providing up to 10 hours of multimedia use. Additionally, the speed of the Snapdragon 801 processor paired with that of Verizon’s super fast 4G LTE network, helps you share your photos and files faster and stream your audio and video more smoothly.
An entertainment powerhouse with the best of Sony technology and content
Bringing together the best of Sony’s BRAVIA® TV and audio technology expertise, the Xperia Z2 Tablet lets you enjoy your entertainment in vivid detail. As the first 10.1” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ for mobile display with Live Color LED technology, the Xperia Z2 Tablet delivers an enhanced viewing experience with bright, true to life colors and sharp images. Through Sony’s Front Surround™ audio technology the device channels powerful, dynamic sound the way it was intended to be heard. Also, with digital noise cancelling support, the Xperia Z2 Tablet can help minimize background noise, even when you’re on the move. With the purchase of an Xperia Z2 Tablet, Verizon Wireless customers will have access to an exclusive entertainment offer. The bundle gives Xperia Z2 Tablet owners six blockbuster movies, an exclusive early access pass to “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” when it becomes available for digital download, and 90 days of free music streaming through Sony’s Music Unlimited.
For a broader gaming experience, the Xperia Z2 Tablet comes pre-loaded with the PlayStation®App which offers “PS4” integration; second screen gaming experiences; on-the-go access to the PlayStation®store to buy games and push them to your “PS4”; and access to the PlayStation®Network to stay connected with your friends. 
 
An ecosystem of accessories
 
To expand the consumer experience, premium accessories will also be available from Verizon Wireless to complement your Xperia Z2 Tablet experience with additional accessories forthcoming:
  • SCR12 Style Cover Stand – protect and display your tablet in style
  • BSC10 Bluetooth Speaker with Magnetic Charging Pad – enjoy dual-purpose audio and charging
  • SRS-X3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker – delivers amazing audio, One-touch listening convenience, and hands-free calling
  • CPF-10L Portable Power Supply – power up your smartphone and tablets anytime, anywhere
  • DK39 Magnetic Charging Dock – prop up your Xperia Z2 Tablet in the dock and watch movies while your tablet charges
  • SmartWatch2 Pro – take the Android experience beyond your tablet or smartphone to stay connected on the go
  • SmartBand – automatically log your movements, communication, entertainment, and bookmark special moments to watch your life played back on the Lifelog app
“From our Xperia Z2 Tablet and accessories to exclusive Sony content and experiences, we’re pleased to be working with Verizon to bring a strong Sony proposition to their customers,” said Ravi Nookala, President, Sony Mobile Communications North America. “This newly forged relationship with Verizon is an exciting proof point as we continue to build momentum in the U.S.”
Availability
Pre-order for the Xperia Z2 Tablet at Verizon Wireless will begin on July 10 2014 at www.verizonwireless.com. Customers who pre-order the device will receive a MDR-NC31EM Noise Cancelling headset for free, while supplies last. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is expected to be available nationwide at Verizon Wireless retail stores, select national retailers and dealers and online beginning July 17, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/tablets/xperia-z2-tablet/specifications/#tabs.

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Sprint adds the ZTE LivePro to portfolio

Posted by wicked July - 9 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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During CES 2014, one of the devices that we checked out was a combination projector and hotspot device from ZTE going by the generic “Projector Hotspot” name. As shown during our hands one review of the ZTE Projector Hotspot, it functions exactly as its name implies. It has a built-in projector that is capable of projecting an image up to 120 x 120 inches. Powered by Android, it functions like any Android device with the additional option of displaying whatever is being displaying on the screen via the projector. The device also comes with a couple ports for physical connections or it can be used to wirelessly mirror a  smartphone screen. As an added bonus, the device can function as a mobile hotspot for up to eight devices.

ZTE has announced that Sprint is picking up the device, to be named the Sprint LivePro, and it is scheduled to go on sale starting July 11th. Sprint will let you buy it using a Sprint Easy Pay Plan for zero down and $18.75 per month for 24 months. You will also need to add a two year contract for a data plan, starting at $34.99 per month for 3GB of data, though more expensive plans are available if additional data is needed.

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Verizon to offer Kansas and Missouri customers network test drive program

Posted by wicked July - 8 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Verizon has officially confirmed that they will be offering a test drive program for their network to customers in some states, similar to T-Mobile’s latest Uncarrier move. Apparently, Big Red has been quietly running this program for about a year in Kansas and Missouri. Customers were allowed to test out a smartphone or data device for a week to test if they liked Verizon’s service and network, although very recently that program has been limited to just data devices.

According to a Verizon Wireless spokesperson, they are planning on offering the test drive on smartphones again, but the program is going to stay exclusive to Kansas and Missouri for the forseeable future. The point behind the take-home test drive was to offer customers in select, rural markets a way to compare different carrier coverage without signing up for a 2-year contract or dealing with fees and charges. Since coverage in the midwest is quite a bit more spotty than what you’ll find on the east and west coast and more populated areas, it makes sense that Verizon would only offer the program in markets where they could stand to benefit from it.

If T-Mobile’s test drive program shows a definite increase in sales, you might see Verizon and AT&T follow with a nationwide program to compete, but until then, don’t hold your breath on this coming to other states.

source: Fierce Wireless

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AT&T LG G3 and G Watch will go on sale July 11th, pre-orders open tomorrow

Posted by wicked July - 7 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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AT&T has finally announced some availability for LG’s latest flagship device, the G3. The carrier is opening up pre-orders for the G3 tomorrow, and the device will officially be available this coming Friday on July 11th. The two-year contract price is $199, and the Next installment plans put the device at about $600 over two years.

Not only will AT&T carry the G3, but they’re also offering a special deal if you plan on buying a G Watch, too. If you’re purchasing a G3 with a two-year contract or installment plan, they’ll knock 50% off of the companion smartwatch. Since the G Watch is an Android Wear device, it won’t be locked to just the G3, so it will still function even if you swap out phones down the line. Pricing for the G Watch is $229, so you can snag one for $115 if you take advantage of the bundle deal.

Are you going to be picking up a G3 this Friday, or are you waiting for something else to be announced later this year?

DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Starting July 8, you can order the LG G Watch for $229 and pre-order the LG G3 smartphone with 4G LTE from AT&T 2 for zero down and no annual contract. You can purchase both the LG G3 and LG G Watch in AT&T retail locations starting July 11.

For a limited time, save 50 percent on select LG premium accessories including the G Watch, popular Tone Ultra Bluetooth Stereo Headset or G3 Quick Circle Folio Case with wireless charging capability when you pre-order or purchase the LG G3 or LG G Flex with AT&T Next or a two-year commitment.4 (Visit att.com or an AT&T retail store for more details. One discounted accessory purchase per smartphone activation.)

Check out these videos for a closer look at the LG G3 or LG G Watch . For details about the LG G3 design story, check out this video .

“We’ve been working diligently to be the first U.S. carrier to offer the brand new LG G Watch and among the first to offer the LG G3 smartphone on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “AT&T offers one of the largest and best selections of LG devices and these products take our device portfolio to the next level. The LG G3 is a cutting-edge device and our first in a next-gen Quad HD display.”

The LG G3 with 4G LTE features advancements such as:

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD Display.

  • 13MP Optical Image Stabilization Plus Camera with Laser Auto Focus.

  • Smart Notice predictive technology provides personalized suggestions for added convenience and greater productivity.

Along with the LG G3, customers can purchase the LG G Watch, AT&T’s first wearable powered by Android Wear that enables you to connect to your world through the power of Google Now. Android Wear gives you the information you need, when you need it and offers helpful suggestions before you even ask – such as weather forecasts in the morning and flight time and gate information before leaving for the airport. With Google Now™, you can ask questions, send text messages and set reminders without touching your smartphone. Additionally, the LG G Watch is compatible with smartphones running Android OS version 4.3 and higher.

Additional LG G Watch features include:

  • 1.65-inch always-on display that allows you to check the time and see new information at a glance.

  • 400mAh battery will keep your watch going throughout the day.

  • Can be personalized with any standard 22mm watch strap.

  • Certified water and dust resistant.5

“Because the LG G Watch works with so many of our Android smartphones, it should be a wearable device that appeals to a wide array of consumers,” said Bradley. “Its ability to anticipate your schedule and traveling needs will help you plan your schedule more efficiently while on-the-go.”

In addition to ordering the LG G Watch for $229 and pre-ordering the LG G3smartphone with 4G LTE from AT&T 2 for zero down and no annual contract, the smartphone will be available at $24.17 per month with AT&T Next 3 18, $29 per month with AT&T Next 12, or $199 with a two-year agreement.

For more information, please visit www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/lg-g3.htmlorwww.att.com/shop/wireless/accessories/lg-g-watch.html .

1 Reliability claim based on 3rd party data regarding nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.2AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.3AT&T NextSM: If you cancel wireless service, remaining device balance is due. Limited number of financed devices per wireless account. Terms subject to change. Visit store or att.com/next for requirements. 4 Offer ends 9/11/14.  Phone requires 2 year wireless agreement or AT&T Next SM agreement and qualifying wireless service. Activation/upgrade and early termination fee, other charges and restrictions apply. See offer requirements.5 Water-resistant and dustproof based upon IP67 rating. Submersible up to 1 meter (3 ft.) of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse to remove any residue. Not shockproof. Covers must be tightly closed.

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Sprint update for Samsung Galaxy S 5 adds Wi-Fi calling feature

Posted by wicked July - 7 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 on the Sprint network may notice they have an update waiting to be installed. If they don’t have a notification yet, it should be showing up soon as Sprint is pushing out update “NE5″ to owners of the devices in phases. According to the information provided by Sprint, the only enhancement is the addition of a Wi-Fi calling feature. Apparently the update has been ready for a while now, but is only just starting to hit users’ devices.

source: Sprint

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Sprint’s LG G3 model will come with 3GB of RAM, 32GB memory

Posted by wicked July - 6 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

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A few days ago it was revealed that Sprint would start taking pre-orders for the LG G3 on July 11th and sales will commence on July 18th. Tipsters have now determined the Sprint version of LG’s flagship will come equipped with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of memory on board.

Sources have also obtained some images of the retail packaging for the LG G3 and they grabbed some screen captures of the LG Concierge Board app. That app is supposed to help users keep their phone in good working condition and manage all of the inbound and outbound information.

Any current or would-be Sprint customers out there planning to grab the LG G3 when it is finally available?

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source: GSM Arena

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Group photo of LG G3 models leaks, Verizon unsurprisingly makes noticeable changes

Posted by wicked July - 4 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Which one of these devices is not like the others? The Verizon model, of course. You are looking at the different carrier models for the upcoming LG G3. While each has implemented carrier branding here and there, Verizon has gone ahead and revamped LG’s 2014 flagship. The color is noticeably darker and the rear button setup has been altered to resemble what was done with last year’s G2 with chrome trims. On the front, too, Big Red has made changes. The chin of the G3 is now black , which matches their unique design of the back panel.

Is Verizon’s branding and changes holding you back from purchasing the LG G3? Or are you on another carrier and intend on jumping on this device?

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

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Following the market in producing flagship devices followed by both “prime” versions and “mini” versions, LG has been working on a smaller variant of the LG G3 which has been identified as either the LG G3 Mini or the LG G3 Beat. Although there is some speculation that two distinct, smaller versions of the G3 exist with either a 4.5-inch or 5.0-inch screen, what is clear is the LG will be producing a version of their flagship that they hope appeals to buyers who don’t want a large 5.5-inch screen. A new variant surfaced recently in a filing with the FCC with compatibility with AT&T’s LTE bands.

According to the data in the FCC filing the device submitted, which carries model number LG-D725, has a 127.0 mm display which corresponds to a 5-inch display. In China, the 5-inch version of the LG G3 went by the “Beat” model name when released. These two instances of a 5-inch display, one now selling in China and the other passing through the U.S. FCC suggest earlier reports of a 4.5-inch display may have been incorrect or for some other device.

While no information has surfaced yet regarding availability or other carriers in the U.S., it seems likely it will not be a long wait for the device to be available in the U.S. market. The question still remains as to whether LG can achieve more success with this “mini” version of a flagship device compared to their last attempt with the LG G2 Mini.

source: FCC
via: G for Games

 

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New render of LG G Vista for Verizon shows back of device

Posted by wicked July - 3 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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The latest render to surface of the LG G Vista headed for Verizon shows the carrier-logo emblazoned back of the device. This past weekend we saw an image that seemed to show the LG G Vista next to an LG G3. Thus far, other leaked images of the LG G Vista have really only shown the front of the device although a little bit of the back peaks out in some leaked Verizon promotional material for a case for the device.

The LG G Vista is expected to be a renamed version of the LG G Pro Lite 2, which is a de-tuned version of the LG G Pro 2. Speculation suggests LG will use a less powerful processor and lower resolution screen.

source: @evleaks (official site)

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