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Sony’s Next Xperia Phone To Be Carried By Sprint, Softbank

August 30, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Japan-based telecom company SoftBank will soon be selling the next Xperia smartphone released by Sony, according to a Reuters report. Sony, which will be hosting a press event at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) trade show happening in Berlin next week, is widely expected to unveil a new flagship smartphone in the coming days. That smartphone is believed to be the Xperia Z3. And soon, it will be made available through SoftBank late this year.SoftBank currently owns a majority stake in the American mobile carrier Sprint, and is one of the most prominent carriers in the world today. But interestingly... read more

AT&T Gives $100 Bill Credit For Each New Line Activated Via AT&T Next

August 29, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

In January of this year, AT&T ran a promo that gives customers a $100.00 bill credit for every new line of service that they activated through AT&T Next. The special offer ran until the end of March this year.But now, the carrier is announcing its plans to reinstate the promo. Through its Consumer Blog site, AT&T stated that they will be offering a $100.00 bill credit to any customer, both old and new, who activates a new line of service either with AT&T Next 12 or AT&T Next 18. As long as customers maintain their accounts in good order (no delayed or missed payments), there is a possibility that they will be able to receive their $100.00 bill credits as early as three months after availing of the promo. Like its previous iteration, this new promo is for a limited... read more

HTC One (E8) Smartphone Now Available from Sprint

August 29, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Starting today, Sprint subscribers can now get hold of the HTC One (E8) smartphone. Through its newsroom page, the carrier announced that customers can buy the device online via the Sprint Web Sales website or through telesales. For subscribers who qualify for Sprint Easy Pay, they can buy the HTC One (E8) handset with $0.00 down (including taxes) and payments of $20.84 each month for two years. The carrier added further that the device will be available in Misty Gray and Polar White colors.With this announcement, Sprint customers should be able to enjoy the many features of HTC One (E8) smartphone. It comes with a 5-inch full HD display and boasts twin cameras, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.Hardware-wise, the HTC One (E8) is equipped with a 2.3... read more

iWatch May Not Available For A Few Months After Debut

August 29, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

It seems that fans of the iWatch will have to wait a little while before they can get their hands on the highly-anticipated Apple wearable device. Days ago, it was reported that the first ever Apple wearable was to debut during a special event scheduled by the mobile manufacturing giant on September 9 of this year. But now, Re/code (which had reported the iWatch's supposed September debut) is now saying that the device may not be available in store shelves for a few months. Apple enthusiasts who are eagerly awaiting the wearable device's release have had a rollercoaster of a time with regards to any news related to the product.... read more

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Photos Showing Ultra-Thin Bezels, Fingerprint Scanner

August 29, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) is scheduled to start on September 5th. But before that date, a lot of phone makers will be converging in the capital city of Germany to unveil their latest products in the hope of generating interest from the press just before the international trade show begins.Huawei is no exception. As a matter of fact, the China-based mobile manufacturing company has already sent invitations for its event that will take place on September 4. Much excitement (as well as rumors and leaks) have been brewing in relation to the phone maker's Ascend Mate 7 device, which is widely expected to be officially introduced during the company's scheduled event.But until that date, leaks of the smartphone continue to appear in the Internet. As a matter of fact,... read more

Introducing In-App Search: A Search Engine For Apps

August 29, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Managing the apps on your smartphone should be pretty straightforward. But when you have so many apps that you are no longer sure which one does what, it may be close to becoming an inconvenience for you. Fortunately for app hoarders, a certain developer named Steve Taylor has created an app which lets users search through their apps easier and faster. Aptly called In-App Search, this app works like a Google search engine built solely for the purpose of searching information contained in all the apps installed in your mobile device.How exactly does In-App Search do it? The answer is through "deep linking" technology. This involves creating hyperlinks, especially smartly constructed ones. Instead of just directing you to the intended page, links can now be made to adjust to the type of... read more

T-Mobile To Carry HTC One (M8) for Windows In Fall

August 28, 2014 | by Guile Canencia

Slowly but surely. This phrase sure does apply to the HTC One (M8) for Windows phone, at least in terms of the number of its carriers in the United States.When the HTC One (M8) for Windows was officially launched earlier this month, it was announced that the new HTC device was to be carried only by one carrier -- Verizon Wireless. Naturally, certain users, especially those not under any Verizon plan, worried that they may not be able to get their hands on HTC's flagship handset. But it turned out... read more

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