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2 weeks ago

Snag an unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Priv for just $450

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If you've been on the lookout for a good deal on the BlackBerry Priv, DailySteals is currently offering the handset for just $450.

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2 weeks ago

Telus begins VoLTE pilot in British Columbia on select Android phones

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Telus, Canada's second-largest wireless provider, has launched Voice Over LTE, or VoLTE, as a pilot in a small area of the British Columbia Lower Mainland before rolling it out to the rest of the country.

Currently available for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4, with other devices to come in the "near future," according to a support page for the service, Telus notes that there are multiple benefits to using VoLTE:

  • Increased availability of HD Voice
  • Simultaneous use of voice and LTE data
  • Reduced delay to dial tone

As with VoLTE on both Rogers and Bell, Telus does not deduct the data consumed for a VoLTE call from a customer's monthly bandwidth.

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2 weeks ago

Where to buy the HTC 10 in the UK

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HTC 10 colors

All three major color choices are coming to the UK market — but your options will depend on where you buy.

The newly announced HTC 10 launches in the UK in early May, and there are three major color options to choose from. (Sadly the badass "camellia red" is Japan-only for now.) On British shores, your choices are:

  • Glacial Silver: A silver back with a white front.
  • Topaz Gold: A gold back with a white front.
  • Carbon Gray: A dark grey back with a black front.

(The Glacial Silver variant you may have seen in photos with a black front is exclusive to North America.)

That's a pretty straightforward selection. However as usual, various network operators and retailers have laid claim to different color options.

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2 weeks ago

Alleged Moto G4 and G4 Plus leaks reveal fingerprint sensor, redesigned rear

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We're finally getting a first look at what Lenovo has to offer with Motorola's budget G series this year. Images of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus have leaked over the weekend, revealing a home button with an embedded fingerprint sensor and a redesigned camera housing at the back.

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2 weeks ago

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 finally starts receiving Marshmallow update

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T-Mobile is finally rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Galaxy Note 5. The OTA comes in at 1.4GB, bumps the firmware version to N920TUVV2DPD1, and includes April's security patches.

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2 weeks ago

Yu Yureka Note with 6-inch Full HD display unveiled in India for ₹13,499

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Yu Televentures has launched its latest handset in the Indian market, the Yureka Note. The phone is set to go on sale online as well as retail stores — a first for the brand — for ₹13,499.

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2 weeks ago

Xiaomi Mi Max with 6.4-inch display surfaces

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It looks like Xiaomi is all set to launch a phablet with a 6.4-inch display, dubbed Mi Max. A leaked image of the phone's display panel shows off capacitive buttons at the bottom of the screen and narrow bezels.

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2 weeks ago

Galaxy S7 on Rogers updated with touchscreen fixes, shape correction feature

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Canadian carrier Rogers is rolling out an update for the Galaxy S7 that brings stability improvements, touchscreen fixes, and a shape correction feature for the camera that automatically fixes skewed shots.

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2 weeks ago

Get up to ₹16,000 when you exchange your old phone for a OnePlus

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OnePlus is offering a trade-in program through which you can get up to ₹16,000 in cashback for exchanging your older phone for a OnePlus X or OnePlus 2 at Amazon India.

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2 weeks ago

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow now rolling out to Galaxy Note 4 in India

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Samsung is now rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Galaxy Note 4 in India. The South Korean vendor made the update available internationally earlier this month.

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2 weeks ago

Should you buy an unlocked phone in the UK?

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Want to break free from upfront fees and network subsidies? Welcome to the world of unlocked phones

When it's time to buy a new phone, most of us turn to the four major UK networks operators, or one of the many smaller networks that piggyback on them. But as cheaper smartphones become better and better, and the urge to upgrade to the latest and greatest handsets grows, you may have been considering the alternative — simply buying a phone unlocked and popping in your SIM.

Unlike other parts of the world, buying a new, unlocked smartphone isn't a new concept for British consumers. But if you're thinking of taking the plunge, there are a few factors worth considering. Check past the break for a quick primer on buying an unlocked phone in the UK.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Smart Switch makes it easy to get your old stuff on your new phone

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Smart Switch is easy to use. Here's everything you need to know.

The worst part of getting a new phone is moving all your content from your old phone over. If you went to a store and bought a new Galaxy S7, there's a good chance someone there had a gadget that helps them do it for you, but nowadays a lot of us shop online to make buying a phone a little more hassle-free. If that sounds like you, Samsung Smart Switch is something you need to take a look at.

It's built into the Galaxy S7 settings (look under the Backup and Restore section) and it works if your old phone was running Android, iOS or BlackBerry. It's really simple to use and the app walks you through the whole thing no matter which phone you're coming from. All your photos, music, videos, call logs and messages get moved over in one quick and easy process. If you're coming from another Samsung Android phone, it can even move Galaxy Apps and their data over, just like using Samsung Kies from a computer to do the swap. Even if you breezed past the restore settings when you first setup your Galaxy S7, you can still fire up Smart Switch and have a go with it.

Here are a few tips to get you started

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2 weeks ago

Best Buy and B&H Photo are offering gift cards in addition to the $50 Nexus 5X and 6P savings

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If you are looking for a deal on the Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P and want to buy it somewhere you can pick it up the same day, you may want to check out these deals from Best Buy and B&H Photo. In addition to the $50 discount, both retailers are offering gift cards with the purchase as well. B&H is offering a $25 gift card with the Nexus 5X and $50 with the Nexus 6P. Best Buy is only offering a $50 card with the Nexus 6P, and nothing with the Nexus 5X.

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2 weeks ago

UK Galaxy S7s updated with Wi-Fi calling, touchscreen fix and April security patch

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Galaxy S7 edge

The first major update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is now rolling out in the UK — and it's a big one.

An over-the-air update going out today brings a number of changes and fixes for British Galaxy S7 owners. The update, which has been appearing in other parts of the world for the past week, has landed this morning on unlocked UK versions of the phones. The new firmware versions — G930FXXU1APD3 and G935FXXU1APD3 — include tweaks to the touchscreen software to help avoid unintentional taps on the edges of the S7 edge, while also eliminating phantom touch events sometimes caused by scrolling.

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3 weeks ago

Wind Mobile inches closer to being a national carrier

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One step at a time.

This week, Wind Mobile is launching two new plans that, at first glance, are not particularly impressive. But it signals a move by the now Shaw-owned company that it intends to be seen by Canadians as a national carrier, and is building the infrastructure, both physically and through its strengthening brand, to foster that perception.

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