Verizon to get LG G3 in mid-July

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When LG announced the LG G3 at the end of May, one key piece of information that was missing was a schedule of availability. LG has gone on a bit of a marketing blitz regarding the new LG G3, but the question that seems to inevitably keep coming up is, “when can I get one?” For Verizon customers, a new leak suggests it will be the middle of July. The tip, routed through @evleaks, indicates Verizon will start taking pre-orders on July 10th and the device will actually be available starting on July 17th.

Unless something unusual is in the works, we suspect the other major carriers may release the LG G3 on the same day, so we will keep an eye out for those announcements or leaked information along with confirmation from Verizon that this date is accurate.

source: @evleaks (official site)

Google Glass coming to AT&T stores

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Google Glass purchases were recently opened up to anyone in the U.S., but the big question has always been…When will it actually be available at the retail level? Well that day might be coming real soon, and AT&T is likely to one such place that you will be able to go and grab one. Unfortunately no other retailers were mentioned, but what we do know is that AT&T will be “one of the first locations,” which implies that they won’t be the only place. However, they could get exclusivity for a limited time.

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John Legere to remain CEO if T-Mobile successfully merges with Sprint

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One of the nation’s most badass executives will not be going anywhere even if his company goes through a merger. I’m talking about John Legere, T-Mobile’s very vocal CEO. If T-Mobile and Sprint successfully merge after agreeing to a deal, Legere will remain at the helm of the conglomerate. We have already heard Sprint CEO Dan Hesse would have no problem stepping back and allowing someone else leadBloomberg is reporting that negotiations are ongoing and Legere is at the forefront of the future.

If there is anything the mobile industry needed from carriers, it is a firecracker and that is certainly what T-Mobile has in John Legere. His Un-carrier movement has forced other carries like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint to rethink strategies. In fact, T-Mobile is even paying early termination fees (ETFs) for consumers to jump ship from rivals. With Legere leading the nation’s third and fourth place carriers, there would likely be some more force coming at Verizon and AT&T.

Source: Bloomberg

AT&T to expand offering of tablets on GoPhone pre-paid plan

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AT&T’s pre-paid plan, GoPhone, will expand its offering to a bunch of new tablets. So if you’ve got one of the below tablets (or are planning on purchasing one) then you can buy data time on the GoPhone service monthly. Hit the break for the full list of compatible tablets.

Once you have the tablet you’ll also have to buy a GoPhone SIM Kit card for $9.99. Then you can pre-pay for your tablet’s data plan on AT&T. The plans are as follows:

1. 250MB for $15/month – 100MB of additional data costs $10 each
2. 3GB for $30/month – 500MB of additional data costs $10 each
3. 5GB  for $50/month – 1GB of additional data costs $10 each

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AT&T offering $50 of Google Play credit after purchasing new phone or tablet with new contract

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Well folks, the title says it all.

AT&T will be giving away $50 of Google Play credit to customers who purchase a new phone or tablet (with a new 2 year contract) from now until June 17.

After you purchase a new device, you’ll have to redeem a code. From that point, the code will expire on May 15, 2015. You’ll have to have (or create) a Google Wallet account before you redeem the code, though. The cool thing about the deal is that you can purchase up to 10 new devices and you’ll get the $50 credit on all of them, so you can buy new phones for the whole family.

It is an online only deal though, so make sure you don’t make your orders through the store if you want to take advantage of the deal.

Source: AT&T

Sprint and T-Mobile merger finally a reality

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting the often rumored Sprint and T-Mobile merger is finally moving forward. The two companies have agreed to “broad outlines” that put T-Mobile’s value at $32 billion, or about $40 per share.

This deal isn’t official, but it’s expected to be during the early part of the summer. Of course, negotiations could fall through, but unlikely as it seems as though both companies really need this deal to happen. Sprint and T-Mobile are the 3rd and 4th largest wireless operators in the U.S., and it appears a deal between these two companies has the best chance of clearing the FCC.

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Motorola DROID line (2013) going directly to Android 4.4.3

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Owners of a DROID Ultra, MAXX, and Mini on Verizon no longer have a reason to be discouraged about the software. The latest version of Android, 4.4.3, is coming! David Schuster, part of Motorola’s Software Product Management team, says that some issues with Android 4.4.2 rollout led to a delay and when it was resolved, the company opted to just wait for the next version (which they new was on its way).

So now the company is focused on Android 4.4.3 and plans on pushing it out to the DROID line of 2013 as soon as possible. With how quick other Motorola devices are being updated to Android 4.4.3, do not expect to be waiting very long.

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HTC One Remix for Verizon press render shows the device’s front and back

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Here is a pretty clear look at the upcoming HTC One Remix. In case you were unaware, this is just the HTC One Mini 2 with a different name just for Verizon. Everything looks the same as the other device, save for branding. Verizon has stamped its front and back with some logos. The front has replaced HTC’s very own logo with Big Red’s. And the back has the usual Verizon logo and 4G LTE logo. Nothing too surprising here.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Image of Verizon branded Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet surfaces

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We have read rumors that Verizon was considering adding the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet to its portfolio of tablet devices available for consumers. That rumor picked up some new steam today thanks to a leaked image posted by Twitter tipster @evleaks. The image is a front and back view of the Xperia Z2 Tablet showing Verizon branding laid down right in the middle of the back of the device. Of course, we still have no idea of when this may happen, but the existence of a pre-release image could be an indication that the wait may not be too much longer.

source: @evleaks (official site)