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Sony SmartWatch 3 now available for pre-order from Verizon Wireless

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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The Sony SmartWatch 3 is finally available for pre-order, but from only one place. And that place is quite surprising. If you want to be the first to get your hands on Sony’s first Android Wear smartwatch, you will have to order it through Verizon Wireless.

They are taking pre-orders for it now for $249. Shipments start on October 30. The Sony SmartWatch is the only Android Wear smartwatch with a built in GPS so it can take advantage of the new features that Google officially announced today. On top of that, it has the best ambient display in the business.

The SmartWatch 3 is on Google Play, but you can’t order it just yet. We suspect that will commence late next week when Verizon starts their shipments. Hit the source link to get our order in.

source: Verizon

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Samsung to Release Note 4 Developer Edition on Verizon

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Tmo_T_blk_600x600_xlargeSamsung has a special off-contract Note 4 coming to Verizon for only $662.53. The device is the Developer Edition and features an unlockable bootloader for quickly loading ROMs onto your device. Unfortunately, since the phone is only available off contract, it’s very likely that it won’t develop the large following of other unlockable devices like the Nexus line.

Interestingly enough, the Note 4 Developer Edition is about $20 cheaper than the Nexus 6, so the stylus and cheaper price may sway some users to purchase the Samsung phablet. If you’re interested in the Note 4 DE, keep on the lookout and be sure to snatch it up as soon as it’s released so it doesn’t sell out on you.

Source: Samsung

Via: Phandroid

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Sprint doubles data on their low-end shared data plans

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

sprint-logoWe’ve seen major carriers compete on double data for large family plans, but today Sprint announced a new competitive offer for customers who don’t need quite so much data. The new plan offers 1 GB of data for $20 a month, which is almost double from the old 600 MB plan and considerably more than what you’ll get from AT&T or Verizon for the same price.

The rest of the plan stays the same, so each non-subsidized smartphone would cost $25 for data access, while tablets run $10 per month and mobile broadband devices run $20. A 1 GB plan probably won’t work for larger families, but if just one or two users just need cheap smartphone plans and don’t use much data, it could save quite a bit of cash each month.

While Sprint may be eager to pursue smaller families and individual customers, it’s pretty unlikely that Verizon and AT&T will try to match these cheap plans. They seem more concerned with going after larger families that are okay with paying a slightly higher premium for the extra data and network speeds.

What are your thoughts on Sprint’s new data plans? Could you make a 1 GB plan work for that price?

source: Sprint

 

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T-Mobile launches annual Postseason sale

Posted by wicked October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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T-Mobile has today got its annual Postseason sale under way over on its online store. There you’ll find a selection of Samsung’s latest devices with $30 slashed off their respective price tags until Tuesday, October 28. All you need to do is enter the following promotional code: BASEBALL30, at the checkout to receive the deduction.

Hit the break for the full list of devices included in this promotion together with their individual discounted prices.

  • Galaxy Note 4 – $719.76
  • Galaxy Note 3 – $486.96
  • Galaxy S5 – $579.60
  • Galaxy S4 – $408
  • Galaxy Avant – $200.40
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition – $569.28
  • Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 – $330
  • LTE Mobile Hotspot PRO – $138

To find out more about T-Mobile’s Postseason sale — hit the source link below.

Source: T-Mobile

 

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HTC One (M8) for Verizon now receiving software update with Eye Experience, Android 4.4.4

Posted by wicked October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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A software update has arrived for Verizon customers with the HTC One (M8). It brings the Eye Experience software introduced a few weeks ago as well as Android 4.4.4 in a file totaling just over 210MB. The carrier estimates that the update will take six minutes and that is about what I experienced. The device cycles through some restarts with installations once the download is complete and then the device is ready to go. Of course, Android 4.4.4 is primarily unnoticed changes; however, the Eye Experience gives new features to the Camera app.

Update: HTC threw an extra application into this software update. The HTC One (M8) now has a pre-installed flashlight app.

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Verizon pushing Eye Experience update to its HTC One (M8) on Wednesday

Posted by wicked October - 22 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Either the hardware manufacturers are getting things right or the carriers are easing up on the testing phase. Tomorrow, owners of the HTC One (M8) on Verizon will be getting a software update. The update includes the new Eye Experience that was announced alongside the Desire Eye and RE Camera. HTC expects the over-the-air (OTA) update to arrive around noon on Wednesday.

Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, tweeted the news on Tuesday:

HTC One (M8) Verizon owners! We have technical approval on Eye SW! OTA target for tomorrow at noon! #HTCAdvantage

Source: @moversi (Twitter)

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T-Mobile’s 10GB/$100 Deal Set to End on the 29th

Posted by wicked October - 21 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

T-Mobile Nationwide 4G LTET-Mobile’s neat plan that offers 10GB of data to share among 4 lines for $100 is drawing to a close. The special offer will be grandfathered until January 2016, so if you act fast, you can seize the extra cheap, overage-free data and keep it for a little over a year. If you want to snag the deal, swing on over to T-Mobile’s website by next Wednesday and sign your family up for a family plan.

Source: TmoNews

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Galaxy Note Edge to be Launched Thursday in Japan

Posted by wicked October - 21 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Samsung’s funky and clever upcoming device is eagerly awaited by techies everywhere. (Or at least right-handed techies everywhere.) We’ve been waiting patiently to get a launch date for the phablet, and today we learned some new information. Japan will be receiving the device on its largest mobile carrier (NTT DoCoMo). The device will be black only until November, when a white version will be released as well.

The special device and its curved screen will eventually be available stateside sometime this year on all four big carriers, but as of right now, no one but Samsung knows when.

Source: NTT Docomo

Via: Phone Arena

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Sprint now rolling out LG G2 stability update

Posted by wicked October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Sprint has today published details of an update it’s now rolling out to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G2 currently situated in the United States. Unfortunately, the upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table in terms of new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

  • Improvements to LTE attachment
  • Enhancements to HD Voice
  • Google security patch

If you own a Sprint variant of the G2 and want to initiate the upgrade manually, make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. Then, from the home screen, press the Menu key, followed by Settings. Scroll to the bottom and tap ‘About Device’, then ‘Software Update and ‘Update Now’.

Source: Sprint

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EYE Experience for HTC One (M8) on T-Mobile to start rolling out tomorrow

Posted by wicked October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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When HTC announced their new EYE Experience, a bundle of improvements to their camera features, they indicated a variety of devices would receive the update over the coming months. Owners of the unlocked version of the HTC One (M8) were probably glad to see they were near the top of the line when the update started rolling out last week along with an update to Android 4.4.4. Now owners of the device on the T-Mobile network will be joining in on the fun as the carrier has given their technical approval for the update.

Users can expect to see an OTA update appear on their devices starting as soon as Tuesday, October 21st. This was announced by Mo Versi, HTC’s vice president for Product Management, via a tweet earlier today.

source: @moversi

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