Alcatel’s OneTouch Idol 3 comes with 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display, can take calls upside down

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It’s the opening day at Mobile World Congress, and straight after the HTC event we have Alcatel OneTouch announcing the Idol 3 that will be available with either a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display. The Idol 3′s main claim to fame is that it can be used upside down. So if you often pick up your smartphone upside down when answering a call, with the Idol 3 it won’t matter because there are microphones and speakers at both ends of the phone. How nifty is that? We have specifications for both variants after the break.
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HTC One M9 heading to Verizon, logos included

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In true Verizon fashion, the HTC One M9 will be available with two sizeable logos on its rear. Big Red confirmed the One M9 on its network by posting an image of handset on Twitter. As you can see in the image above, both Verizon and 4G LTE logos are stamped. The carrier will also include its LTE logo in the status bar and plenty of bloatware such as the Verizon Messages app.


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Sprint pre-registration page opens for HTC One M9

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As expected, Sprint will offer the new HTC One M9 to its customers. The carrier did not provide a specific release date, but it did say “early spring.” While waiting for the concrete release date, you can pre-register starting today. Sprint will then forward exact information when it becomes available.

On the carrier branding side of things, it looks like Sprint has only touched the status bar. The physical appearance is untouched and the status bar features the carrier’s LTE logos.

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Source: Sprint [Pre-register Link]

EE to carry the HTC One M9 with an exclusive single-tone gold finish, pre-orders begin March 9

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EE in the UK has announced they will carry the all new HTC One M9. Pre-orders begin March 9th, but they didn’t specify and exact date as to when you will b able to get your hands on it. They will offer it in dual-tone silver and rose gold or single-tone gunmetal grey via the EE online shop, EE telesales and EE retail stores, but they will also offer a single-tone gold version exclusively for 3 months.


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Acer announces the Liquid Z520 with DTS Studio Sound and Touchless Selfies

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It’s the first day of MWC 2015, and we have Acer warming things up for the big HTC and Samsung announcements later on. So far, Acer has announced the Liquid Leap+ Smart Activeband and the mid-range Liquid Jade Z handset. Now we have the entry-level Liquid Z520, with specifications, images and press release available after the break.
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