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1 week ago

Cricket Wireless begins selling the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for $179.99

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Cricket Wireless is the first carrier in the US to sell the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, with a non-contract price tag of $179.99.

The smartphone first launched in India in September 2014, with its 5MP front-facing "selfie" camera as its biggest sellling point.

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1 week ago

Sprint offering free 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 with new Unlimited Plus Plan

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Sprint's newest plan, the Sprint Unlimited Plus Plan, will be exclusive to those who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S6.

With the Samsung Galaxy S6 now available for purchase in retail stores, Sprint has announced an exclusive plan for the device. To sweeten the deal, Sprint is offering a free lease on the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 when customers enroll in this plan.

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1 week ago

The first 5 things to do with your new Galaxy S6 or S6 edge

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Galaxy S6 and S6 edge boxes

A beautiful, shiny new Galaxy S6 is now in your hands — here are the first five things to do with it.

While this probably isn't your first time setting up a brand new phone, something about taking the plastic off of an anticipated device never gets old. This may be extra true when it's the Galaxy S6 we're talking about, and that may cloud your vision a bit when it comes to the first basic things you need to do.

Each phone is different, but once you've got the Galaxy S6 powered up and ready to go these are the first five things you should do with it.

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1 week ago

The HTC One M9 hits stores today — here's what you need to know!

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HTC One M9

Today's a pretty big day for Android smartphone fans, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 hitting stores as well as this guy — the HTC One M9. Two major Android smartphones hitting shelves on the same day. It's been quite some time since we can remember that happening. And a lot of folks are going to have a lot of tough decisions to make.

We've written a lot about the M9, but here we'll boil things down to their most basic for you. If nothing else, these are the things you must know about the HTC One M9.

Let's get to it.

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1 week ago

Here's where you can get the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the UK

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 is now available in select markets, including the UK. Should you be considering the purchase, here are some sources where you'll be able to buy the new smartphones.

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1 week ago

Join in the Samsung Galaxy S6 UK hunt today to win one for yourself!

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Samsung is currently running a promotion across the UK to celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S6. The company has hidden 8 devices in 8 UK cities. All you have to do is find 'em.

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1 week ago

Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge today

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are now available on U.S. carriers. Here's where to get them.

Samsung's newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now on sale at retail in the U.S. Following a pre-order period of a couple weeks, you can now walk into a store and leave with a GS6 — or place an order online and have it shipped out. If you are looking to get your hands on the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge the details by carrier are as follows.

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1 week ago

U.S. versions of the HTC One M9 getting software update to match global models

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There are a few headlines going around this evening about a software update hitting the HTC One M9 that, among other things, brings about some camera updates. That's obviously a good thing in the case of the M9, which hasn't exactly left us overly impressed in the camera department.

But context is important here. This update is to bring U.S. models of the M9 in line with the software on the global version, HTC has told us (and others). And while folks should see an improvement in image processing after this update — just as we did three weeks ago on the global model we used in our review, and as we noted in the "About this review section" — we'd caution against believing that this is some magical update that will cure all that ailed us.

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1 week ago

Android Wear on iPhone: How it might happen and what it'll mean

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Android and Apple

The slow trickle of rumors surrounding iOS support for Android Wear came to a head today, with a report from The Verge stating that Google is a "close to finishing the final technical details" involved with getting its wearables to work with Apple's phones.

On the face of it, it seems surprising — an unholy union of Apple and Android. The mere possibility of Android Wear support coming to the iPhone with the Apple Watch imminent raises several questions, not least how Apple might react to an Android-branded thing encroaching on its ecosystem. Will Cupertino block the companion app because it's Android Wear? Will the company throw up roadblocks simply because it's a competitor?

We'll examine these questions and more after the break. Read on.

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1 week ago

Unnecto Air 5.5 — a dual-SIM phone for the US

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Unnecto Air Collection 5.5

Unnecto's latest smartphone isn't the best or the prettiest, but it serves a purpose not many other US phones bother with.

The sub-$200 smartphone market has never been more interesting than it is right now. We've seen impressive offerings from manufacturers big and small over the past year, and news that Qualcomm will be partnering with Cyanogen for the next wave of QRD offerings means the software is about to get a lot less awful for a lot of these inexpensive devices.

That doesn't mean the current offerings aren't compelling, and there's no greater example of this than the latest from Unnecto. The Air 5.5 is a surprisingly functional $169 smartphone built to be sold as a dual-SIM smartphone in the US, but it's not totally clear whether or not that's something useful here yet.

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1 week ago

Grab a refurbished 32GB HTC One M7 today only for $150 on eBay

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Today's Daily Deal on eBay is a refurbished HTC One M7 for the low price of $149.

If yesterday's technology doesn't bother you, eBay is offering an amazing deal on the HTC One M7. For April 9 only, you can score a 32GB HTC One M7 for only $149.99. The deal is for refurbished, factory unlocked One M7's in your choice of blue, black, or silver.

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1 week ago

Sprint releases Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note Edge

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note Edge users on Sprint are beginning to see the Lollipop update hitting their devices.

Sprint is the latest US carrier to begin pushing out the Lollipop update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note Edge, joining AT&T and T-Mobile who have already rolled it out. The update, which brings Android 5.0, will have Google's Material Design along with revamped notification handling, and various other enhancements as well.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 sales on T-Mobile nearly double that of the Galaxy S5

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We suspected that the Galaxy S6 would be a strong seller for Samsung, and the latest news from T-Mobile confirms just that.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 officially launches on April 10, but pre-orders and online presales of the device have rocketed it up above its predecessors. According to T-Mobile, the Galaxy S6 on at least that carrier has sold at twice the rate of the Galaxy S5.

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1 week ago

Alcatel Idol 3 pre-orders to begin on April 21 for $249

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Alcatel will begin accepting pre-orders of the 5.5-inch Idol 3 on April 21, with a special price of $249.

Back at Mobile World Congress we got our first look at the upcoming Idol 3 series devices from Alcatel. Starting April 21, Alcatel will be accepting pre-orders for the 5.5-inch device, which will begin shipping in May.

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1 week ago

Huawei's SnapTo is a $180 unlocked smartphone for the U.S.

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Huawei has introduced the new SnapTo, an Android smartphone for the U.S. market that's unlocked and going for just $179.99.

At that price the SnapTo isn't a massive powerhouse, and we wouldn't expect it to be. But it's also demonstrative of the fact that today you can get a decent smartphone — one that would have been top-of-the-line 3 years ago — for well under $200.

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