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Moto G2 Photos Leaked

August 26, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Several months back, there have been rumors that Motorola has been developing a new version of the Moto G. According to hearsay, the new Moto G (dubbed as Moto G2) supposedly will boast new features and improvements over its predecessor. Chief among these is a bigger 5-inch 720p display screen (with thinner bezels). According, With possible upgrades, the new Moto G could also command a higher price.Motorola is scheduling an event this coming September 4 in the city of Chicago, and it is widely expected that the Moto G2, among other new Motorola devices, will be launched during the event. But as for now, Motorola enthusiasts will have to make do with the latest leaked photos (courtesy of HelloMotoHK).The newly leaked images this time show twin cut-outs of the front side of the soon-to-... read more

T-Mobile’s Simple Starter Plan Now With 4 Times High-Speed Data

August 26, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

It appears that the contest between T-Mobile and Sprint over plan pricing is not over yet. T-Mobile is now providing subscribers of its $40 Simple Starter plans four times the amount of high-speed data, plus a new promo targeted to those who only log low to average data usage on single lines.Beginning September 3rd, for an extra $5.00 per month, customers on Simple Starter plans can now enjoy 2 gigabytes of data, a significant upgrade over the 500 megabytes previously offered by the carrier for this particular type of plan. In other words, subscribers now get 2 gigabytes of LTE data as well as unlimited calls and texting for only a monthly fee of $45.00.Before, the only way customers could increase their data privileges is by getting an additional on-demand pass to their plans. The... read more

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha The First Of Many Future Metal Smartphones

August 26, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

When the Samsung Galaxy Alpha was announced earlier this month, many geeked out over the soon-to-hit-store-shelves device's metal frame. The South Korea-based company is typically known for its plastic-clad mobile devices, so having a metal frame was definitely a welcome change for fans of the mobile manufacturing giant. Now, Samsung has revealed that going metal was its plan all along. According to SamMobile, the phone maker is set to introduce a new "A" series of smartphones, which will include for now at least three devices, namely the SM-A300, SM-... read more

HTC Posts Teaser Images Of New 64-Bit Smartphone

August 26, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Any mobile device techie will tell you that 64-bit smartphones became a reality with the release of the iPhone 5S. However, no other phone maker has been able to produce a 64-bit smartphone that runs on Android. Until now. Through its Weibo account, HTC has officially confirmed that the Desire 820, the mid-range phone they're currently developing, is 64-bit. As can be seen in the teaser images posted in the HTC Weibo account, the captions read "64-bit" and "September 4". The first of the teaser images also enumerates the phone maker"s groundbreaking accomplishments -- first Android phone, first f/2.0 aperture, first 1080p smartphone, etc.As for the second teaser image, it appears to show the front-facing camera, as well as a front-facing speaker grill. Although all captions are... read more

Cricket Wireless Offering T-Mobile and MetroPCS Users $100 To Switch Plans

August 25, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

AT&T brand Cricket Wireless becomes the latest carrier to attempt to grab customers away from T-Mobile.Beginning Sunday, August 24, the prepaid wireless provider is waving a $100.00 bill credit for customers of T-Mobile and and MetroPCS who are currently considering switching to Cricket Wireless.Specifically, this $100 bill credit will be made available to all new customers who are jumping from either T-Mobile or MetroPCS line, and then signing up for Cricket's Basic, Smart, and Pro monthly plans. Those who signed up will get credit for each new line of service they open. Additionally, there will be no limit as to how many lines of service will enjoy the $100 credit.Customers can avail of this offer online or through Cricket's retail stores. However, the offer will only be good... read more

Microsoft’s Nokia Lumia 830 Leaked Via Brazil’s Certification Agency

August 23, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Yet to be publicly announced, the Lumia 830 will be the next upper mid-range device to be released by Nokia, which is now owned by Microsoft. Like any other anticipated new phone model, the Lumia 830 has its own share of rumors and leaks associated with it. For instance, last July, a series of photos were posted on the Chinese website Weibo, purportedly showing the phone's exterior, specifically its aluminum frame and polycarbonate rear side.This time, a new set of images have recently surfaced in the Internet. Apparently, the Nokia Lumia 830 was caught passing through Brazil's Anatel certification, the South American nation's equivalent to the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Anatel's photos show a device that's colored black and has Nokia branding, ports on the... read more

iPhone 6 May Experience Shortage of Screens

August 23, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

It appears that the new iPhone is facing a shortage of screens. Initially, there was an issue over the hotly-anticipated smartphone's thinner screen. This time around, a change in the design of the backlight of the latest iPhone's screen is causing a disruption in manufacturer Apple's supply chain.According to a Reuters report, suppliers to the mobile manufacturing giant are having problems getting enough screens ready for the phone maker's newest offering -- the soon-to-be-released iPhone 6. The culprit -- a redesign in a key component of the device, which has disrupted the production of panels.It is not clear... read more

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