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Verizon launching the HTC One Remix on July 24, $99 with two-year contract

Posted by wicked July - 23 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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On July 24, Verizon will have yet another handset under its belt. The HTC One Remix will be available on the carrier’s network for $99 when signing a new two-year contract. The handset, known as the HTC One Mini 2 everywhere else, is essentially a watered-down, smaller version of the HTC One (M8). Like many of Big Red’s other devices, the HTC One Remix can utilize the new XLTE network speeds.

HTC has made a few changes to make this mid-range handset possible. The display has been downsized to 4.5 inches and the resolution is presumably 720p (as Verizon only calls it HD). The Duo Camera setup is gone and HTC placed a singular 13MP camera on the back. Up front is a 5MP camera. Inside running everything is believed to be the Snapdragon 400 and a 2100mAh battery is powering this little thing throughout the day. For storage, Verizon is direct by saying the 16GB of interal storage is not all available; however, there is a microSD card slot to raise the minimum to 128GB.

Source: Verizon

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More details surface about ZTE Olympia headed to T-Mobile

Posted by wicked July - 22 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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ZTE has been creating some buzz over the last few days including a rumor that T-Mobile was testing a large smartphone from ZTE codenamed Olympia. Sources are now indicating the Olympia is the ZTE Z970, a smartphone sporting a 6-inch display. The previously leaked picture of the device revealed some larger bezels and one person has said the Samsung Galaxy S 5 will almost fit within just the screen real estate of the Olympia. Thus, the device has been described as feeling “huge”.

While sources say the screen will be 6 inches, there are no details about whether AMOLED or LCD technology is used nor is there any word on resolution. The guess is that being a ZTE device it will be more budget oriented so it may only be 720p capable.

The device appears to be plastic phone that feels like a plastic phone despite a brushed metal look applied to the plastic. Reports indicate it is a sealed phone so battery removal and replacement is not possible. One person testing the device did say the battery seems to be able to power the device through a whole day of typical use.

The rest of the hardware seems to be mid-tier. The rear camera comes in at 8MP while the front shooter is only 0.9MP. Sources are guessing it will come equipped with a Snapdragon 400 series processor. It does appear ZTE has the device loaded up with the Google Now Launcher for the UI on top of Android 4.4.2, although some T-Mobile specific apps have been added to the smartphone. Despite the need to drive a larger screen, reports indicate it performs well with snappy responses and app loading.

source: TmoNews

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Yesterday, Verizon announced a nationwide launch of its new initiative called “Verizon Smart Rewards” in order to keep customers latched on to the service happy.

The program, which had been previously available in just a few states, will offer customers rewards in exchange for points that customers earn for their everyday interactions with Verizon Wireless. (Basically you’ll be getting rewarded for sticking with Verizon over any other carrier.)

It all begins on July 24 for customers on postpaid accounts. When you first register, you’ll have 10,000 points immediately placed on your account. (This is likely not much compared to how much a semi-decent reward will cost in points.)

Some of the basic “activities” that will earn you points include simply logging into My Verizon online, paying your monthly bill, taking part in the Verizon Trade In program, or choosing paperless billing.

Some of the rewards include “discounts and savings of up to 40 percent on brand-name merchandise from more than 200 well-known brands, offers on local shopping and dining redeemable directly from a customer’s wireless device, and travel including discounts at more than 26,000 hotels.”

Shipping on all merchandise is free and includes a lowest-price guarantee.

Seeing as the rewards are earned by completing basically mundane tasks that you’d be doing anyway, it’s probably a good idea to sign up and start earning points right away.

You can head to the My Verizon home page to sign up, look at your points, and find out how to earn more.

There is a bit of a catch though — you may be required to sign up for Verizon Selects, part of Precision Market Insights from Verizon. For signing up, you’ll get 2,500 bonus points and 500 points per line each month. (This likely means you’ll be sharing your family’s personal usage information with companies other than Verizon — but hey, everyone’s doing it these days, so whatever?)

Of course, the moment you switch to another carrier, your points will immediately vaporize into the nothingness of the Internet, so that’ll just be one more thing holding you back from leaving the service.

Source: Verizon

 

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Samsung Galaxy Avant comes to T-Mobile on July 30, remote device unlocking in tow

Posted by wicked July - 21 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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If you’re looking for a new budget phone, than you might want to check out the Samsung Galaxy Avant. We first heard about it back in June, and it’s expected to launch on T-Mobile on July 30 with a couple of new features.

It will feature a Remote Device Unlock, which will give you the ability to unlock the phone either permanently or temporarily. This would be done through a pre-installed app on the phone. All you will need to do it launch the app, and tap “Continue” which will then give you the opportunity to unlock the phone temporarily or permanently. You would then get confirmation that the unlock was successful and proceed to reboot the phone.

The Galaxy Avant could also be the first phone to be compatible with T-Mobile’s upcoming 700 MHz spectrum.

Now as far as the specs go, don’t expect to be wowed. It will feature a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) display and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. I’m sure we will hear more about the device in the coming days.

sources: TmoNews (1) (2)

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T-Mobile is testing a phablet from ZTE

Posted by wicked July - 21 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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About a week ago, we heard that a new device from ZTE, called the Olympia, could be headed to T-Mobile soon. Now today we are hearing that T-Mobile is testing a ZTE phablet. Is it the same phone? We don’t know, but it seems likely.

Unfortunately we don’t know too much more. The picture above doesn’t reveal too much other than it looks like it’s running stock Android. ZTE announced over the weekend that they would be adopting the Google Now Launcher on future devices, and this one could be among the first ones.

We will keep you posted.

source: evleaks

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Upcoming DROID MAXX and DROID Mini will each sport the Snapdragon 801

Posted by wicked July - 21 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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It looks like Verizon will continue to push the DROID branded handsets. Last year’s models featured mostly the same specs as the Moto X other than display sizes and storage options. Motorola will probably unveil the Moto X+1 in about a month so that means the new DROIDs will probably get announced around the same time.

A lot of people were disappointed when they heard the Moto X and DROIDs sported the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro as part of the Mobile X8 Computing System. This year, things are a little different. It looks like the DROID MAXX and DROID Mini are confirmed to sport the Snapdragon 801, which is found on all the flagships so far this year. Assuming there will be a DROID Ultra again, I think it’s safe to assume it will also sport the same processor, as well as the Moto X+1.

Incidentally, the internal codename for the DROID MAXX is Abbagoochie and the DROID MINI is Valocia. Not sure if that’s worth anything to you, but it was reported along with the leak.

Does this news make your more likely to jump on the Moto bandwagon this year?

source: evleaks

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T-Mobile Q2 performance already getting attention from analysts

Posted by wicked July - 21 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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T-Mobile is not expected to release Q2 results until the end of the month, but the wireless carrier is already generating some buzz on the part of analysts who are trying to predict what those results will be. Notably analysts want to see how T-Mobile’s performance compares with Q1 when the company had their best quarter ever. That included staking a claim to the title of fastest-growing carrier after adding 2.4 million subscribers.

Analysts like John Hodulik of UBS expects T-Mobile to retain that title for another quarter despite slower growth and a 7% increase in service revenue. Besides the challenge of stringing together consecutive record-breaking quarters, T-Mobile did not have a major “Uncarrier” move during the second quarter. Late in the period T-Mobile announced the free test drive and unlimited streaming music for Simple Choice plans. Those changes are unlikely to drive new subscriptions like the early termination fee strategy it announced in January.

One point that has some analysts concerned about is the impact of this performance on a potential merger with Sprint. If T-Mobile is able to outperform both AT&T and Verizon in some measures and demonstrates solid financial performance, it may make it difficult to argue the merger is needed to maintain competition in the market.

source: TmoNews

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T-Mobile’s equipment installment plan for accessories starts July 20

Posted by wicked July - 16 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Earlier this month, we learned that T-Mobile would be altering its equipment installment plan to include accessories. Today, the carrier announced that EIP for accessories would officially launch on July 20 at participating T-Mobile stores.

The minimum price to get started is $69 and EIP can be applied for purchases can go all the way up to $250 for some high-end products. Customers pay $0 down and then the product is split into twenty-four monthly payments. Again, there is zero interest on anything. Picking up something like the LG Tone Pro will cost $0 and then $2.91 per month for twenty-four months. Not bad, right? This is especially good for things like headphones that typically run at a high price.

Source: T-Mobile

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HTC Desire 610 to hit AT&T on July 25th

Posted by wicked July - 16 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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HTC has officially announced the HTC Desire 610 will be available on July 25th through AT&T. As expected based on previously leaked information, the Desire 610 will come with a 4.7-inch running at 854 x 480 resolution. Powering the device is a Snapdragon 400 processor running at 1.2 GHz with 1GB of RAM and at least 8GB of onboard memory. The device does have a microSD slot that will support 64GB of additional memory.

Along with the announcement, AT&T has setup a page for customers to sign up to be notified when the device is available. However, no pricing information has been released. AT&T indicates the device will be available on their regular plans as well as through their GoPhone prepaid service.

sources: @HTCUSA, AT&T

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Verizon adds 4G LTE to prepaid ALLSET PLANS

Posted by wicked July - 15 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Verizon has announced that beginning on July 17th, customers will have a new option for getting a smartphone with 4G LTE service. Verizon is going to make their 4G network available through their prepaid ALLSET PLANS. These no contract plans come with unlimited talk and text. Customers can get a plan with a 500 MB data allowance for $45 per month or bump it up to 1 GB for $50 per month. As a special offer for a limited time, customers can double the initial 500 MB allowance by agreeing to autopay.

In addition to the normal data allowance, Verizon is offering BRIDGE DATA options that will let users carryover unused allowances for up to 90 days. Two flavors of BRIDGE DATA will be available, a 1 GB option for $10 or a 3 GB option for $20.

Verizon will let customers who already have 4G LTE smartphones “bring their own device” over to an ALLSET plan. If they are XLTE Ready devices, customers will be able to tap in to those higher speeds as well. To help entice potential customers, Verizon will be offering the LG Lucid 3 and LG G2 for $149.99 and $299.99 respectively for a limited time.

source: Verizon

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