[Deal]: Grab a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Radio Shack for $79.99 with a new two year contract

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Were you interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S5 at launch but were deterred by its pricetag?

Well now might be a good time to pounce.

The Samsung flagship is currently on sale for only $79.99 (with a new two-year contract) at Radio Shack.

If you need a refresher on what the device has to offer, check out our review here.

Source: Radio Shack 

Details on upcoming Samsung Gear 3 leak, could debut in two weeks

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Many have argued that the market isn’t yet ready for a massive influx of smartwatches, but Samsung would disagree — and perhaps that’s all that matters.

We’ve already seen the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit and Gear Live come from the manufacturer, and it appears that we should be expecting the arrival of the Gear 3 relatively soon.

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Samsung details manufacturing process behind the upcoming Galaxy Alpha

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Loyal Samsung users have been waiting years for a Galaxy device with a metal body, and Samsung has finally granted their wish with the upcoming Galaxy Alpha. There is no denying the Alpha is an attractive device, and on top of that its Samsung’s slimmest smartphone to date. For the curious-minded folks out there, Samsung has also posted a detailed entry on their blog showcasing the manufacturing process behind the Galaxy Alpha.

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Photos of Samsung’s upcoming Gear VR have surfaced showing off sleek design

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Virtual reality is a hot topic these days, and it seems Samsung is dunking their toes in early. Some images of what appears to be Samsung’s rumored Gear VR have made their way onto the internet, conspicuously close to the upcoming IFA 2014 event. Bearing the model number SM-R320, the Gear VR is expected to compete with Sony’s upcoming Project Morpheus headset. The headset boasts the advantage of being developed in collaboration with Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift, and is rumored to feature an OLED display.

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Mophie battery case for the Galaxy S 5 shipping on September 8

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Owners of the Galaxy S 5 in need of even more battery life can look to next month for an important purchase. On September 8, Mophie will ship its battery case for the Samsung flagship. The Galaxy S 5 has a 2800mAh battery and Mophie’s battery case will add an additional 3000mAh. It will be available in both black and white color options to match the device’s color.

It costs $99 and, as previously mentioned, will ship on September 8. Mophie has the accessory up for pre-order today.

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Judge Lucy Koh sides with Samsung, says Apple won’t be reimbursed for $16 million in legal fees

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The latest news from Apple and Samsung’s never-ending court battles has to do with Apple’s hefty legal fees. Apple wanted Samsung to pay for the $16 million in attorney fees that Apple spent during four trade dress claims against Samsung relating to the iPhone, iPad, and iPad 2.

Legally, Apple would have only been reimbursed if the court found the case “exceptional.” Since Judge Lucy Koh decided that some of Samsung’s patent infringement was based on function, it wasn’t an “exceptional” case, and refused to make Samsung pay for Apple’s fees. She did, however, release Apple’s $2.6 million bond that was pending from a sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Read more

Hello Moto X+1

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In 2 weeks we will see the Moto X-1 in real life, but this just might be the next best thing. Thanks to a little retirement gift from @evleaks, we have the press images of the wooden and leather versions of the phone.

The first thing you might have noticed is the Verizon logo signifying their version. Other than the logo, we don’t expect there to be any differences between the carrier versions. As far as hardware goes, the front of the device shows what could be front-facing stereo speakers. However, since the top one appears to be bigger, I am not convinced just yet. The power and volume rocker appears to be lower on the right side, probably because of the larger footprint.

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There are a lot of Android devices, seriously

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If I told you there were a lot of Android devices in the wild, that wouldn’t shock you. Just about every day there is a new device launched, but just how many are in existence?

According to OpenSignal, a company that gathers crowdsourced data for mobile phone networks, there are 18,796 distinct Android devices this year, up from 11,868 last year. I would never had guessed that high.

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Galaxy Note 4 camera features leaked

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We are just under 2 weeks away from the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 4, and we have some info regarding the camera. First of all, Samsung is finally going to implement optical image stabilization (OIS) as part of a 16 MP Sony IMX240 sensor. This same sensor appeared on the Korean Galaxy S 5 LTE-A, but it did lack OIS. This sensor will also be able to shoot UHD video (3840 x 2160) at 30 FPS. Samsung will also upgrade the front-facing camera to 3.7 MP, which is still lower than many flagships.

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HTC has mysterious smartphone compatible with Sprint working its way through the FCC

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A new FCC filing has been discovered that describes an HTC phone that would be compatible with Sprint or any of the carriers that use the Sprint network, like Virgin Mobile or Boost Mobile. The model number for the device is 0PCV100. Besides working on LTE bands 25, 26, and 41 and having a removable back cover and replaceable battery, not much else can be gleaned from the FCC filing. We really cannot even tell if it will be an Android-based device. Sources have noted that HTC tends to seal up their high-end devices which could suggest this is a mid-range or lower-tier device.

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