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Moto E coming soon with 720p HD screen, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and 5MP camera

After the Moto G, Motorola is preparing to launch another low-cost handset. It is said that the upcoming Moto E will debut in Mexico with other markets in the region (Latin America) getting it soon afterwards. The story goes on suggesting the phone will be announced with a price tag of $230 off-contract. That cash will get users a decent low-to-mid range device with a 720p HD screen (with a 4.3-inch diagonal most likely), 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera, 1,900 mAh battery and 4GB of expandable storage. Read more

Hot Deal: Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S5 now just $99.99 on Amazon!

Amazon is offering Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S5 for just $99.99! You’ll need to sign a two-year contract, but that’s usually the case with these sort of deals. Moreover, you’ll have to wait for 2 to 3 weeks to receive the shipment, but it’s worth the effort, or so we think. Both white and black models are available and you can get them from the two links below: White Samsung Galaxy S5 Black Samsung Galaxy S5 So, if you want Sammy’s flagship smartphone with Verizon Wireless as your carrier, make sure Read more

Is this the OnePlus One? StyleSwap covers are definitely legit

The soon to be launched OnePlus One has been leaked, big time. As you can see for yourself, this phone can’t help but remind us on some Oppo models. That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that OnePlus has been founded by former Oppo employees. While we’re not sure the renders are 100% legit, we think the StyleSwap back covers are genuine. Users of the upcoming smartphone will be able to personalize their new gadget with an array of color and fabric options, including plastic, wood, carbon fiber and denim. Read more

UK: People trading-in their iPhones to get the Samsung Galaxy S5

There’s as an interesting article in British The Telegraph claiming that 38% of the users who upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 switched from an Apple iPhone. Gathering data from the mobile trade-in website CompareMyMobile, the report says that the majority of Apple users who made the switch traded the iPhone 4S. In fact, CompareMyMobile saw a 210% increase of trade-ins for this device. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the second most traded device with 196% increase of trade-ins, while the iPhone 5S came in third with 184% rise of Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Wi-Fi getting Android 4.4 KitKat update in some parts of the world

Samsung has started rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet in some parts of the world. Owners of the Wi-Fi only model in Columbia are the first to get the goodies, but we’re sure the same software is heading to other parts of the world, as well. It is said that the new software will include the standard set of KitKat features and improvements such as faster/smoother performance, white status bar icons, wireless printing support, full-screen album art and a new camera shortcut Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets get CyanogenMod support

While many love Kindle Fire tablets, some can’t stand the way Amazon is holding them back from accessing all of the Android features. Those folks opt for custom ROMs which remove Amazon’s UI and provide savvy users with more control over their device’s look and feel. CyanogenMod is now officially supporting the Kindle Fire HD 7 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9. That’s CyanogenMod 11, which comes with a relatively clean version of KitKat, plus a number of enhancements that make CyanogenMod the single most popular custom ROM on the planet. Read more

Samsung SDI unveils curved battery for wearable devices

Samsung SDI has unveiled its new curved battery for wearable devices that was first introduced with Sammy’s own Gear Fit wristband. The 210 mAh battery is said to be the world’s largest capacity battery in a wearable device and would offer enough juice to get fancy bands like the Gear Fit work longer than competing products. It also uses new battery lamination technology in a tiny cell, as well as V-bending technology to increase the capacity through increased energy density in such a compact size. “As the global market for Read more

Verizon’s Galaxy S4 getting KitKat soon, HTC One M8 gets its first update

Verizon Wireless will apparently start rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 on May 2nd. This is not official information and comes from a leaked internal document, talking about the date. Aside from a number of changes Google brings to the mix, this firmware will also include many Samsung-made enhancements, software updates, tweaks, bug fixes and more. Another Verizon device getting the update is the HTC One M8. Firmware version 1.55.605.2 is a maintenance release that brings bug fixes, tweaks and other improvements. Connectivity issues have been Read more

Low-cost Nexus phone with MediaTek’s chip in works?

Google is apparently working on a low-cost Nexus device, one that could be sold for around $100 sans any strings attached. According to trusted insiders from Taiwan supply chains, the search giant is in talks with MediaTek in order to make such affordable smartphone a reality. The sources don’t say anything about distribution plans, like whether this phone will be sold all around the world or will rather target users in emerging markets, only. So far Google has proven it knows how to make great devices that don’t cost a Read more

MediaFire gets an iPad app, reminds us about its amazing 1TB for $25 per year offer

MediaFire updated its iPhone app which now works as universal application with included support for Apple’s tablets. Available as a free download, MediaFire for iPhone and iPad allows users to access, stream, and share photos, movies, music and all other files stored on MediaFire while on the go. Included in this release is the optimized video streaming performance, as well as a retina-optimized UI designed specifically with iPad users in mind. The company has also reminded us about its amazing offer that includes 1TB of data for just $2.50 per Read more

LG Lucid 3 lands at Verizon Wireless

We knew it’s coming and voila – the LG Lucid 3 is now available from Verizon Wireless. This low-to-mid end device won’t impress many with its specs sheet, but it will provide users with a decent value for money. It packs a 4.7-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixels) screen and 1.2GHz quad-core processor, while Android 4.4.2 KitKat is running the show. There’s also LG’s software singing on top, all with the KnockCode for easy phone unlocking. Sans any strings attached, the Lucid 3 could be yours for $299.99; alternatively, you Read more

ZTE Star 1 officially announced in China with a price tag of $225

The ZTE Star 1 we’ve seen few days ago is now officially official. Alas, we’re not sure when or even whether it will hit the Western hemisphere. In the meantime, users in China will be able to pick it up for the equivalent of $225. That cash gets you a decent mid-ranger with specs that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip clocked at 1.6GHz, 5-inch full HD screen, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. In addition, there’s a 2,300mAh battery, 4G LTE Read more

Google quietly unveils try and buy program for Google Glass

Google keeps launching new Glass initiatives. Just the other day, everyone had the opportunity to buy the expensive gadget for a 24-hour period, and now the company is announcing the try and buy program. However, you won’t get the real goods to try out; the search giant will instead offer you the plastic Glass which should give you the idea how wearing such product feels like. Although this is free, Google will reserve $50 from your credit card and return the money when you get them back their plastic Glass. Read more

LG L65 with Android 4.4 KitKat, low-end specs unveiled in Russia

LG is reading from Samsung’s book launching devices left and right in hope to reach as many buyers as humanly possible. Their latest phone, marked as L65, fits into the L-series, boasting low-end specs and relatively low price. The LG L65 comes with a 4.3-inch IPS screen with WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chip and 1GB of RAM. In addition, it has a 5-megapixel rear and VGA front-facing cameras, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, 2,100 mAh battery and 4GB of expandable storage. Android Read more