AT&T’s $100 new line promotion is back!

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gruntzooki/Flickr Carriers have been all about throwing around cash incentives for the past couple weeks. It all started when T-Mobile offered a free year of unlimited 4G LTE data to those who switch from the other 3 major carriers. Cricket then responded by offering a $100 credit to those who switch from T-Mobile (specifically). T-Mobile’s archenemy and Cricket Wireless owner was. 

Smartwatch and fitness tracker from HTC could arrive sometime next month

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There may not have ever been a September quite like the one we will see next month. Everyone including Motorola, ASUS, LG, Samsung, Lenovo, and T-Mobile all have something to offer in September. And let us not forget that Apple will be making some noise as well. One name that has been absent is HTC, but it looks like they are bound to join the September fun. According to @upleaks, HTC. 

Samsung A series smartphone gets Bluetooth certification

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After releasing the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Samsung appears to be ready to launch a new line of devices based on the same design model. We learned earlier this week that Samsung has three devices in the works, all with an “A” in the model name, leading to the unofficial moniker of “A series” for the line. Now one of those devices, the SM-A500, has surfaced on the. 

T-Mobile Un-carrier 7.0 event being held on September 10

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The next phase in T-Mobile’s route to carrier domination continues on September 10. On that date, T-Mobile will be holding Un-carrier 7.0 at a store in San Francisco. This is one day after Apple unveils its next iPhone and any other products, so T-Mobile could be piggybacking off of their attention. The invite for the event says “This time it’s personal.” What do. 

Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, and Yahoo all express interest in Cyanogen

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Aug 29th, 2014 - No Comments »

Some of the biggest technology companies in the world are all taking a look at Android software developer Cyanogen. They are the developer of the very popular custom CyanogenMod ROM. The community for CyanogenMod has been so strong that is has been questioned whether or not it is actually in contention to be the world’s third most popular mobile operating system. It is being reported. 

T-Mobile Uncarrier 7 event scheduled for September 10th

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There was a time not that long ago when T-Mobile found itself struggling to bring in new customers and was decisively stuck in fourth place among the big U.S. carriers, at least in terms of subscribers. Then the uncarrier move began, and T-Mobile started stirring the pot by calling out its competitors and changing up industry standards. This new strategy has won Tmo millions of new subscribers. 

HTC One (E8) available through Sprint for $99

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In need of a premium device without the premium price? Customers of Sprint can go ahead and purchase the HTC One (E8) from the carrier starting today. In either Misty Gray or Polar White, the One (E8) costs $99 with a two-year contract and $499 if you forgo a signature. The device is much like the One (M8), but HTC has targeted a lower price point with cheaper solutions in certain areas.. 

Upleaks: Desire 820 has a Snapdragon 410, HTC has two smartwatches in the works

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We already know that HTC is getting ready to unveil the Desire 820 at IFA, but what exactly can we expect from the handset? For one thing, we know it’s 64-bit. Beyond that? HTC and Qualcomm have both teased the device, making it seem like it could be a pretty big deal. And that’s why a new report from @upleaks takes us a bit by surprise. While many rumors have led us to believe the. 

T-Mobile Uncarrier 7.0 event being held on September 10

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Aug 29th, 2014 - No Comments »

The next phase in T-Mobile’s route to carrier domination continues on September 10. On that date, T-Mobile will be holding Uncarrier 7.0 at a store in San Francisco. This is one day after Apple unveils its next iPhone and any other products, so T-Mobile could be piggybacking off of their attention. The invite for the event says “This time it’s personal.” What do. 

New LG model number spotted on LG U Plus site

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It is not much to go on, but a previously unreported LG device has shown up on the web site of South Korean carrier LG U Plus. The mystery device has a model number LG-F520L. Outside of that, there is no other information to go on. To try to add a little context though, the LG-F470L listed corresponds to the LG G3 Beat while the LG-F460L is the LG G3. So a model number in the 5xx series. 

Lenovo Vibe X2 leaked images reveal metal chassis

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When a leaked Lenovo roadmap was discovered a little over a week ago, one of the devices listed was the Lenovo Vibe X2, a sequel to the Lenovo Vibe X. The roadmap document seemed to hint at the device being available in a wide variety of colors. Some newly discovered photos of the device add a little more information to what Lenovo is getting ready to bring to market. The images show what. 

Softbank takes aim at US market with Sony smartphone deal

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Softbank owned mobile carrier Sprint will soon be offering a Sony smartphone for the first time. The deal is designed to both give Sony’s mobile division a much needed boost and strengthen Sprint’s handset line up as it looks to stem the tide of subscribers that are heading for other waters. Softbank is working at strengthening Sprint and enticing customers with price cuts and. 

Android comes up on iOS in the US in latest Kantar report

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Android has gained some ground in the US according to the latest report from consumer analytics firm Kantar Worldpanel. According to the latest metrics, Android has gained over 11 points of market share in a year’s time for a three month period ending in July. Much of this gain comes from iOS. The Apple OS saw a 11.8 point drop in the same period.  Mexico broke 80 percent in growth. 

Nike+ running app to come pre-loaded on Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch

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Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S smartwatch is now official, so it’s up to the company and third-party developers now to begin making apps available for the device. Samsung recently announced a new partnership with Nike in a press release — Gear S owners will be able to download the Nike+ Running app, which utilizes the device’s GPS and 3G connectivity to track fitness. 

Samsung highlights thinness, weight and screen resolution in new Galaxy Tab S promotional video

By AndroidChief | On Fri, Aug 29th, 2014 - No Comments »

We all know Samsung’s main competition in the tablet market is Apple — the company was smart to release an ad this week highlighting the advantages of its Galaxy Tab S over the iPad Air. The video highlighted the thinness, weight and screen resolution of the Tab S relative to the iPad Air, which in all categories, it seemed to win. Of course this is just an ad so interpretation. 

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