1 min ago

Samsung Galaxy Avant brings Samsung style on the cheap to T-Mobile


If you're looking for a relatively affordable Samsung Android phone on T-Mobile, the new Samsung Galaxy Avant just might fit the bill. The phone, which is set to retail for $216 and can be had for as little as $9/month over 24 months, has a 4.5-inch 960x540 display (245ppi), an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, LTE, and cameras of unspecified quality, all running Android 4.4 KitKat.

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2 min ago

Virgin Mobile rolls out a fully customizable prepaid plan


Virgin Mobile will be rolling out a new no-contract wireless plan, sold initially through Walmart. The mobile operator will be offering Americans the ability to activate up to five phone lines for a monthly fee starting from just $7 for each line. Available on August 9th, those who opt for Virgin Custom will have the option to customize everything to suit current needs and requirements.

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23 min ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 30, 2014


Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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51 min ago

Sprint's first quarter 2014 results show they finally turned a profit


Sprint today released its earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, detailing a net income of $23 million, the best result in over seven years. The US mobile operator also confirmed that 3G network maintenance was largely complete, while LTE coverage expands to cover approximately 254 million people. Sprint had previously been struggling with new affordable plans to attract custom and forking out for upgrading 4G infrastructure.

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56 min ago

Blurry images of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact allegedly leaked


Very blurry images of what is allegedly the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Android smartphone have made their way to the Internet, a few weeks after photos of the larger Xperia Z3 were posted as well.

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57 min ago

Metal-clad Galaxy Alpha allegedly set for an official launch next week


Samsung's mysterious Galaxy Alpha may be set for an official unveil as early as next week. The South Korean manufacturer has been rumored to be working on a device with a metallic chassis for a long time now. While earlier rumors referenced a high-end flagship dubbed the Galaxy S5 Prime, lately we've been hearing of a device with a much more modest spec sheet, which will allegedly be called Galaxy Alpha.

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3 hours ago

Samsung's smartphone market share takes a nosedive in Q2 2014


Samsung's dismal second quarter continues as the smartphone manufacturer lost market share for the first time in recent memory. While Samsung is still the leading smartphone vendor, it shipped 74.3 million units in Q2 2014, down from 77.3 units from the same period last year.

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4 hours ago

Samsung's latest smartwatch design patents reveal rounded displays


If Samsung's latest patent filings are anything to go by, it looks like the manufacturer is mulling smartwatches with rounded displays, much like Motorola's upcoming Moto 360.

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11 hours ago

Z Launcher gets updated as more folks are invited to the pre-beta program


If you signed up for the Z Launcher pre-beta and have been making use of it, you'll want to make sure you get the latest release available. As noted on the Z Launcher blog, a new update is available right now and it aims to fix a lot of issues folks were running into while putting it through its paces and is mostly based off of user feedback and suggestions? So, what exactly is new? Glad you asked. We have the full list.

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14 hours ago

TuneIn Radio Pro price jumps from $3.99 to $9.99


TuneIn Radio Pro, the paid version of the popular music service that removes adds and introduces even more features, has raised its price today from $3.99 up to $9.99 without explanation. It's of course completely acceptable for developers to raise prices of their app if they feel as though it's worth that much, but from a company as big as TuneIn Radio you almost expect some sort of announcement to come with such a price jump.

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