Moto E LTE (2015) now available on Verizon Prepaid for $99


If you’re looking for a great deal on a prepaid phone, than look no further than the Moto E LTE (2015). It’s now available at Verizon for only $99 complete with Verizon branding. That’s $99 without a contract. Let me repeat…..That’s $99 without a contract.

The Moto E is no kids toy either as it sports a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD for up to an additional 32 GB of extra storage, 5 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 2,390 mAh battery, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop right out of the box. Plus, it’s compatible with Big Red’s fast 4G LTE network. You simply cannot go wrong.

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The VAIO Phone launches in Japan for $420 off-contract

VAIO Phone

Many of us are familiar with the VAIO brand name from the time that it was part of Sony. Those days are gone however, and now VAIO is mostly owned by Japan Industrial Partners. As such, VAIO is now creating its own designs and competing against Sony in its home market, Japan. VAIO has just launched its first smartphone, the imaginatively named VAIO Phone in collaboration with the Japanese carrier, b-mobile.  Read more

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active allegedly heading to AT&T first


The close relationship between Samsung and AT&T will continue with the upcoming Galaxy S6 Active. The device, according to SamMobile, will launch exclusively on AT&T’s network before making its way to any other carrier. Its model number will be SM-G890A and have similar specifications to the regular Galaxy S6; however, not everything is the same. The measurements and battery size will be altered to meet the rugged and longevity standards of the Active name.

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Google’s Project Loon staying aloft longer, able to cover area the size of a small state


Google’s Project Loon, the purpose of which is to deploy balloons into the stratosphere to help provide cellular data service to hard to reach areas, has made significant strides since it first launched almost two years ago.When Project Loon was in its infancy, the balloons could stay aloft for about five days. Recently Google kept one in flight for 187 days and the average flight time exceeds 100 days. According to Google, that 100 day average is more than sufficient to meet their needs as they plan to periodically bring balloons back to earth for upgrades. Read more

Verizon makes it official, announces Nexus 6 available March 12th


Consistent with earlier leaks of promotional materials, Verizon officially announced today the availability of the Nexus 6 starting on March 12th. If it is any consolation for those who have been waiting, Verizon will release the Nexus 6 with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, so users will benefit from the work Google has been doing to fine tune Lollipop since its release last fall. Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets rake in over 20 million pre-orders


The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets were only unveiled just over a week ago (March 1st) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung’s latest Galaxy flagships from raking in over 20 million pre-orders. That’s a decent chunk of change, especially when the entry-level S6 is priced at €700 ($761) while the S6 Edge, that won the MWC’s award for Best New Device, commands a higher price of €850 ($924). This should go some way to helping Samsung’s share price recover from its 3-year low. Read more