t mobile1 T Mobile Offers Best Trade In Value When It Comes To Used DevicesIn this day and age, one can more or less say that we do get pretty sensitive about how we spend every single penny – after all, money is not exactly all that easy to come by, and hence it makes perfect sense to actually hunt for the best deals out there. While there are plenty of trade-in programs available whenever you would want to enlist for an upgrade to a newer device, how many of those actually give you your money’s worth? T-Mobile has stepped forward and intends to beat all of the big carriers’ best trade-in values when it comes to used devices.

In other words, the Uncarrier intends to assist the everyday American wireless consumer to obtain the very best deal possible whenever it comes to the latest and greatest devices. I suppose it would require someone to actually make the relevant research by comparing what T-Mobile offers against those deals from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon to see if the Uncarrier is all that it is cracked up to be. Do you trade in your devices often? [Press Release]

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phone never were Motorola’s Lost PrototypesMotorola has seen a fair amount of ups and downs over the years, and what you see above happens to be something that never really managed to see the light of day. In fact, there is a slew of prototypes that did not manage to appear on store shelves everywhere, including a RAZR-style flip phone that runs on Android, phones that make use of cork as a material, as well as early iterations of the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch.

Motorola has had a long and storied history when it comes to creative phone designs, ranging from the PEBL to the Aura, among others. Imagine a RAZR flip phone that carried a 20-key text keypad that runs on Android, now that would certainly be a strange sight in this day and age, wouldn’t you think so? Still, it is nice to see how technology has evolved over the years and things have gotten a whole lot more simple with a full touchscreen display getting all the work done.

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telus nexus5  Google Gives Damaged Nexus 5 A Second Chance (Rumor)If you are a Nexus 5 owner, then here is some good news that will definitely leave a smile on your face, assuming whispers of it are true, that is. Until an official announcement is made by Google, then one ought to approach this matter with a pinch of salt. In a nutshell, it seems that there will be a new policy from Google that will enable owners of the Nexus 5 device to pick up a replacement if their existing Nexus 5 has suffered some form of damage – whether it is a shattered display from a drop, or if you sat on it over an awkward angle, it is said that Google will offer a free replacement. This will supposedly be valid for just one time only.

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htconem8 glamor red Android 4.4.3 KitKat Arriving On Verizon HTC One (M7) And One (M8)So, you happen to be a Verizon subscriber and are rocking to either a HTC One (M7) or the HTC One (M8). Let’s say that life has been pretty tough on you, especially when you see your friends on other mobile carriers enjoying the latest Android update on their respective HTC One handsets. Fret not, as it has been revealed over Twitter that both HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8) smartphones are on the verge of receiving the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update some time this and next week.

The Android 4.4.3 KitKat update is said to include fixes from Android 4.4.4 in addition to Extreme Power Saving mode that ought to keep road warriors happy, as they get to maximize the use of their smartphones to the very limit – although do not expect this to be a miracle job where your smartphone can last for days on end on a single full charge – this is an utopian thinking that was possible only during the days when Nokia reigned supreme.

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gsnote4 T Mobile Online Pre registration For Galaxy Note 4 And Galaxy Note Edge AnnouncedEarlier this morning, there was the announcement by Samsung concerning their latest generation phablet, which would be the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that will bring a whole new experience where phablets are concerned, and T-Mobile has already opened up its online pre-registration – not only for the coveted Galaxy Note 4, but also for the Galaxy Note Edge as well.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 intends to be a game changer by being a big and bold phablet, where its generously sized and immersive 5.7″ Quad HD Super AMOLED display will definitely keep your eyes mesmerized, while allowing users to enjoy a smooth and instinctive new S Pen, in addition to keeping selfie snapping folks happy thanks to a new front-facing camera.

Where the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is concerned, this mobile device will be the very first dual display phablet from Samsung (and other manufacturers might be interested to follow suit, actually) as it merges all of the best features that can be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 while merging it with the Smart Edge screen, allowing you to remain connected without having to interrupt any of your main screen content.

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s duos 3 box Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 Is An Affordable KitKat DeviceMovies do come in sequels, and other follow up stories if the franchise proves itself to be successful enough to warrant such a move, and the same can be said about smartphones, too. Say what you will about high end smartphones, there will always be the entry level market that will see a far bigger customer base, and Samsung knows this. A couple of years ago, they released the Galaxy S Duos, while last year saw the roll out of the Galaxy S Duos 2. This time around, the Galaxy S Duos 3 (model number SM-G313HU) has already been spotted to go on sale on an Indian retailer despite the handset not having an official mention on the Samsung website just yet, sporting an asking price of $130 thereabouts after conversion.

The Galaxy S Duos 3 will run on a dual-core 1.0GHz processor and Android 4.4 KitKat as the mobile operating system of choice. Other hardware specifications include a 4” display at 480 x 800 pixels resolution, HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 5MP shooter at the back and a VGA front-facing camera, an LED flash, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a 1500 mAh battery. Will it arrive in other regions? Only time will be able to tell.

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iphone 3gs battery An iPhone 3GS And Its Swollen BatteryChildren can be exceptionally adorable at times, and they also happen to say the darndest things when you least expect them to. One great attribute about children would be their innocence – and how they are upright honest with you regardless of the matter at hand. Hence, when Sorin Stroilescu saw his old and faithful iPhone 3GS that was sitting on a shelf broken, he thought that the culprit was one of his daughters. Sitting down and berating them, they denied that they had anything to do with it. Sorin then checked up on the situation and realized that they were telling the truth after all – as the iPHone 3GS’ battery swelled up by itself, pushing out the screen in the process.

This grotesque look of what used to be a flagship smartphone is a definite turn off, and imagine what would have happened had Sorin actually be using the handset when the “big bang” happened? I wonder if consumer electronics should come with a “Best Used By” date after all, just like other kinds of fast moving consumer goods.

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lgg3 LG G3 To Surpass 10 Million Units SoldLG’s most recent flagship device happens to be the LG G3 which has since picked up a fair amount of bouquets ever since it was released late this May, arriving in its home country of South Korea first before making its way to other markets. The smartphone is now said to be available in just about every other mature smartphone market worldwide, and is well on its way to go beyond the 10 million units sold checkpoint.

The Korea Times claimed that LG had already confirmed in a recent statement that the LG G3 “will exceed the 10 million sales mark”, and this particular achievement is of note since it would be the very first smartphone from LG to pass that magical number. As to when that will happen, it remains to be seen, although we would like to think that this is sooner rather than later.

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htc desire 510 HTC Desire 510 Is OfficialWhile high end smartphones are always worth checking out and drooling all over the various hardware capabilities, it makes perfect sense to be able to deliver a mid-range smartphone where the masses are able to identify with – as well as afford. HTC knows this, which is why they have come up with the HTC Desire 510 that ought to fit the bill for many people who are on the lookout for a reliable and functional smartphone.

Not only that, the HTC Desire 510 also goes one up on the rest of its peers by offering an extremely fast LTE category 4 performance, letting you groove to speedy Internet downloads without missing a beat. The quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor will run proceedings from underneath the hood, where it will be accompanied by a 4.7” display, 8GB of internal memory that can be augmented via a microSD memory card, HTC BlinkFeed support, and Android 4.4 KitKat alongside HTC Sense. Pricing and availability details have yet to be put in stone, but we do know that selected regions in Europe and Asia will be on the receiving end, as well as various handpicked carriers in the US. [Press Release]

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opera 100m Opera Browsers Has 100 Million Active Android Users And CountingWhen you have 100 million users of a particular product, you can be quite sure that these users are more than happy (exceptions to the rule would be such a product being sold in a highly controlled environment, making it a monopoly) to continue using it for its features and value for money, if you had to fork out dough for it, of course. What are we talking about here? Why, it would be the Opera browser on the Android platform, where Opera Software was pleased as punch to announced that 100 million smartphone owners are currently browsing the web using Opera’s products.

In fact, the largest parmet of such active Android users who rock to the Opera browser reside in India, which is followed by the world’s most populous country, China, the world’s most populous Muslim country, Indonesia, Russia and Mexico. This is a huge figure, taking into consideration how it was just half that number last year. Here is to the next 100 million, Opera! [Press Release]

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