AT&T LG G3 Vigor user guide leaks online

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A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the LG G3 S would be renamed to the G3 Vigor for Sprint, but it appears AT&T is getting the device as well. In fact, the user guide has leaked online. The model is D725 (Sprint is LS885) and it features a 5-inch IPS LCD 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 2,540 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2. You can download the English manual from the link below.

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source: MyLGPhones

 

Sony teases the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 tablet

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Next week Sony will likely announce the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 tablet. We have a good idea about each device, but to hype things up, Sony released a teaser video with some clues. You will notice a “3″ theme towards the beginning, which probably indicates that three devices will be announced. Towards the end, 7 mm, Cu, and H20 flash across the screen, along with the date of September 3rd. 7 mm is the obvious thickness of at least one of the devices, possibly all three.  H2O is an obvious reference that all devices will be waterproof or water resistant. As to Cu, that signifies copper, but we aren’t sure what they are trying to tell us. As to the date, I think that’s self explanatory.

What do you guys think? Are you excited for what Sony will unveil? Hit the break for the short teaser video.


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Samsung announces the Gear Circle Bluetooth earbuds

Samsung_Circle_White_1Samsung announced the Gear S smartwatch earlier, but they also announced the Gear Circle earphones accessory. It can be paired to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands. It also features a magnetic lock, allowing you to lock the earbuds around your neck when not in use. Last but not least, it features a vibrating feature to let you know when someone is calling your or when you have received new notifications.


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LG takes the wraps off of the G Watch R with full circle P-OLED display

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Did Samsung and LG plan their pressers together or what? Samsung unveiled the Gear S and LG officially unveiled the G Watch R. The G Watch R differs in that it’s Android Wear and it features a full circle Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, which utilizes 100% of the display. This is very important because the Moto 360, which has been revered by many, doesn’t.

LG says the 1.3-inch circle (320 x 320) display “produces stunning image clarity even under bright sunlight and superb clarity when viewed from any angle.” It also features a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage, and 410 mAh battery. It’s also IP67 certified so it can be submerged in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes with no issues.


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Samsung makes the Gear S official with curved display and 3G connectivity

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We knew Samsung would unveil a new smartwatch at IFA, but they decided to pull the curtain a little early. The Gear S will sport 3G connectivity and a curved Super AMOLED display. Samsung feels the 3G connectivity will give consumers the “freedom to live their life on the go,” but we’re not really sure why it’s necessary.

The curved display is probably the more important feature as it’s 2-inches (360 x 480) and features a conversation view and condensed font. According to Samsung, it will fit your wrist more comfortably than a traditional non-curved smartwatch. It’s also paired with a flexible wrist strap for more comfort.


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Download the Galaxy Note 4 default wallpaper now

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Who wants a nice new wallpaper? The Galaxy Note 4 will be officially unveiled in a little less than a week, but the default wallpaper is already available for your downloading pleasure. Since the display on the Note 4 is going to be Quad HD, it’s pretty big, 2560 x 2560. The JPG version is above. Just click on it to open the full resolution version, then right click on that and click “save image as.” However, if you want  the full blown PNG version, we have that download link below. Enjoy!!

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source: Sam Mobile

Motorola and Yo team up to give away a Moto 360, hint at $249 price tag again

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Want a chance to win a brand new Moto 360? Motorola and Yo are running a contest where they’ll be giving away 20 smartwatches to users that click a link that Motorola is sending out through Yo. It’s a pretty simple contest, and all you need to do is download Yo on your phone. You can’t win if you don’t try, right?

Interestingly, the terms and conditions for the contest on Motorola’s Facebook page mention that the value of the Moto 360 is $249, which is the same price point that we’ve seen mentioned a few times. There’s a chance that the device could launch at a lower (or higher) price point, but it’s looking more and more likely that $249 is the magic number.
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Preview of the Galaxy Mega 2 shows what Samsung’s massive device is like

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Several media outlets overseas in Asia are already getting their hands on the new Galaxy Mega 2. The people over at DroidSans did get a Galaxy Mega 2 and were kind enough to publish a preview of the device rather quickly. The front of the Galaxy Mega 2 features a 6-inch display with 720p resolution. Flip it over and you will find a familiar faux leather back panel. The inside of this big device is a processor straight from Samsung itself. The quad-core Exynos processor here is clocked at 1.4GHz and comes with Mali-400 GPU. The person previewing the device notes it is speedy and performs well. While the camera is only 8MP, it is said to be impressive due to the built-in HDR Mode.

Source: DroidSans
Via: GSMArena

T-Mobile, MetroPCS carrying new Alcatel OneTouch handsets this fall

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Both T-Mobile and MetroPCS will have devices available from Alcatel OneTouch this fall. The carriers will both offer entry-level devices in the form of the Fierce 2 and the Evolve 2. Through T-Mobile, the monthly price for each handset with an equipment installment plan will not exceed $5.50; therefore, it is pretty clear that this device is targeted at someone getting a smartphone for the first time or someone in need of a budget device. T-Mobile and MetroPCS are the first carriers to be getting these two from Alcatel OneTouch.


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Samsung and Apple will face challenges with high-end phones in China

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Samsung and Apple are the biggest manufacturers of smartphones, but China’s state-run wireless operators will pose a threat to their business models. China Mobile Ltd said it will cut subsidies by $2 billion, while other competitors are cutting as much as $1.9 billion. This will impact the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 as well as the iPhone 6.

Subsidies make expensive phones reasonable by offering the phone at a lower price while locking in the customer to a long term contract. So for example, a phone that might cost $800, would only cost the customer $100 with a subsidy. Both the Note 4 and the iPhone 6 are likely to retail for over $800, so how will consumers take to these higher costs? Probably not too favorable. While the consumer might not have to pay the for the full retail cost, it will still be a lot higher than the $100 they are used to.


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