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2 weeks ago

Hands-on with the HTC Desire 610 for AT&T

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It's plastic, it's made by HTC, and we experienced it firsthand at tonight's AT&T 'Hands-On.' Meet the Desire 610.

Just hours after its formal announcement, the HTC Desire 610 made its first stateside appearance this evening at tonight's AT&T "Hands-On" holiday preview here in New York City. The budget-conscious device, which packs a 4.7-inch qHD display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 8MP camera and LTE connectivity, will arrive on the carrier's shelves on July 25 for the cool price of $200 with no annual commitment. We spent a bit of time with the 610 and while it doesn't match the higher-end HTC One M8 in style or functionality, it still packs a hefty punch.

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2 weeks ago

Google reportedly planning huge Android One advertising push in India

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In an effort to bolster the chances of success for the cut-down low-spec Android One platform, Google is reported to be planning an enormous marketing effort in India. With a population of more than 1.2 billion and very low smartphone penetration, Google views India as a market where they can establish Android One and fend off Apple before they make a serious push. In a nation with a per capita income of around US$1500, high-end smartphones have struggled, and that's where Android One is supposed to come in.

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2 weeks ago

Sony updates Xperia T2 Ultra to Android 4.4 KitKat, Xperia E1 and Xperia M2 to follow suit

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Sony has announced that it is rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to the single and dual-SIM versions of the Xperia T2 Ultra, with more devices set to follow in the coming months.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S4 Zoom

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Samsung's first shot at a camera-centric smartphone, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, is receiving a much-awaited update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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2 weeks ago

LG G3 getting Wi-Fi calling on Sprint

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Anyone packing an LG G3 should check their device for an update which includes Wi-Fi calling functionality. This will allow unlimited domestic calling and messaging. In a couple of weeks, it will include international calling too. This feature has been rolling out to a ton of phones lately, including the LG G Flex, HTC One M8, Galaxy S5, and others.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint HTC One M8 updated with Android 4.4.3 and Wi-Fi calling

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The HTC One M8 on Sprint is now receiving an update to Android 4.4.3 KitKat. While Android 4.4.3 brings some under-the-hood changes, nothing much visually changes on the One M8. What is new, however, is the addition of Wi-Fi calling on the Sprint M8.

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2 weeks ago

Google accepting applications for Project Ara development boards

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If you're a developer and are interested in designing modules for the Project Ara modular smartphone, you can now request Google for a development board.

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2 weeks ago

Xiaomi launches Mi 3 in India; Mi Pad, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note coming soon

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Xiaomi Mi 3 Indian launch

At an event in New Delhi, Xiaomi launched the Mi 3, its first offering in the Indian market. The device will be offered exclusively on Flipkart, with availability set to begin later this month.

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2 weeks ago

Verizon's LG G3 has a removable battery

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Let there be no more confusion about that.

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2 weeks ago

Sony's Xperia T3 to be exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK

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After an official launch in Hong Kong, the Xperia T3 is headed to the UK and will be exclusively offered by Carphone Warehouse, with a launch date set for July 24th.

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