ZTE’s Warp Sync comes to Boost Mobile for only $179.99 off-contract

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Boost Mobile, the off-contract wireless division for Sprint, is now offering the ZTE Warp Sync for $179.99 off-contract.

You can get the device now online — in-store purchases can’t be made until September 1.

The phone is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, has a 5-inch display, and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. You’ll also get 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. There’s an 8MP rear shooter with a 1.6MP front camera. The battery is 2300mAh.

Any Boost customers liking this new offering? Hit the break for the full press release.
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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini to be exclusive to only one retailer in India

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It appears that Flipkart, an India-based company, will be the only retailer selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini in the country.

The phone (SM-G900) will be on sale in the next few days. This is not Flipkart’s first go-around with device exclusivity — the company was the only retailer to offer the Moto G in India last February.

Via: GSM Arena
Source: FlipKart Facebook

Huawei confirms sapphire display Huawei Ascend P7 on the way to market

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Earlier this month Huawei Device Chairman and Consumer BG CEO Yu Chengdong suggested a variant of the Huawei Ascend P7 equipped with a sapphire display could be on the way to market. This is part of the company’s intent to release “shocking products” that will push the boundaries of the market. That suggestions seems to have moved from suggestion to certainty after Yu posted a new image of the Ascend P7 on Chinese social site Weibo and indicated the company is adding a Sapphire line to their portfolio.

Aside from the addition of a Sapphire display to the device, no other information was shared indicating other hardware will change. Yu also did not say anything about pricing or a release date. However, Huawei may want to reveal the new variant at IFA 2014 next week when they can get a jump on other major industry players by being first to market with a sapphire display.

source: Weibo
via: G for Games

New analysis suggest Amazon’s phone not setting the world on fire

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A new analysis of the Amazon Fire Phone, introduced last month, suggests sales of the device have not exactly been lighting things up. This is in contrast to news yesterday showing that Amazon appears to have a hit on their hands with the Amazon Fire TV. However, the device has only been out for a short period of time, so things could still turn around for Amazon.

Because Amazon does not share figures regarding the number of actual devices, analysts have to infer how their devices are doing in the market. In the case of the Amazon Fire Phone, analysts have combined data from Chitika and comScore to estimate Amazon has sold no more than about 35,000 Fire Phones.
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Verizon’s VoLTE, HD voice era to start in the ‘coming weeks’

verizon_VoLTE_calling_appIt looks like Verizon is ready to flip the switch on its VoLTE (voice over LTE) and HD voice services. According to Big Red, the initial rollout will take place in “the coming weeks.”

The good news is that it will be nationwide instead of only a few select areas like their competitors. However, it will be limited to select devices and customers will have to opt-in to use the service. VoLTE will work wherever this is LTE-data coverage.


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Here’s another look at the Moto G2, specs confirmed as well

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The Moto G has been the hottest selling Motorola phone in history so we are expecting big things with the Moto G2. Speaking of big, it’s going to be bigger in the literal sense. Last year’s Moto G had a 4.5-inch display, but this years G2 will sport a full 5-inches with smaller bezels. It’s also going to get upgraded to 720p (1280 x 720).

The main camera is also getting an upgrade from 5 MP to 8 MP, and a microSD slot should be standard now. Probably the biggest surprise has to be front-facing stereo speakers, something that is never found on budget devices. Throw in a Snapdragon 400, 1 GB of RAM, and a removable back that can be customized, and you have a winner.


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LG G3 Stylus edition Dubuting at IFA Berlin

LG_G3_STYLUS_12-announcementLG announced the LG G3 Stylus in order to offer choice among low-tier phones for stylus usage. The device will feature LG’s QuickMemo+, Dual Window, Smart Keyboard, Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, and Knock Code, much like LG’s other offerings on the market of late. Although not fair competition for the Note 4, the G3 Stylus will house a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch qHD screen (960 x 540, not 2K), 8 GB of storage with an SD slot, and 1 GB of RAM. The camera is impressive–much like LG’s other low-end phones–and the entire machine will run on a very capable 3,000 mAh removable battery.
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Owner of a OnePlus One claims his device exploded in back pocket

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OnePlus has not exactly had an ideal launch for its first device. From the get-go, the OnePlus One has faced production speed bumps and software bugs. Prospective buyers are still required to obtain an invitation in order to make a purchase. The company launched a sexist contest that was quickly pulled (and has since been replaced with a neutral one) most recently. Now, an owner of the OnePlus One is claiming his device exploded while sitting idle in his back pocket.


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Pick up a free smartphone with your next Burger King meal

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If you eat at Burger King often, you might want to take them up on their latest limited time offer. Instead of a half price sandwich, the fast food chain is actually giving away a free smartphone through their website. Unfortunately, this one isn’t “happy meal toy” free, but typical “two-year contract” free.

On the Burger King promotion site, you can select from a handful of free devices, then choose to upgrade your current phone or add a line to your Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint account. The order actually takes place through Amazon, so the only thing Burger King really does is offer to send you a link to their Burger King app on your new toy, which seems like a lot of hassle to go through just to tell people to install your app.
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