Verizon and T-Mobile Note 7 preorders have started shipping

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The Note 7 technically isn’t officially available for a few more days, but you know that doesn’t always stop carriers from jumping the gun a little bit early. This time around it looks like it’s Verizon and T-Mobile that have started shipping Samsung’s latest and greatest to early buyers, which is good news if you’re itching to get your hands on one. We’ve heard that the Note 7 is doing really well with preorders, so this news should make many people very happy. Read more

This is the first live shot of Google’s Sailfish, one of its next phones

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We’re probably just weeks away from Google launching its latest round of Nexus hardware, but everyone already knows a whole lot about what’s coming. The next HTC-made phones from the line, known internally as Marlin and Sailfish, will be nearly identical aside from a couple of things.

Over the weekend, a publication shared the world’s first live shot of Google’s Sailfish and revealed design details.

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Pair of HTC 10 Desire smartphones in pipeline for possible September launch

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The news about T-Mobile shelving the HTC 10 does not paint a pretty picture for the struggling smartphone manufacturer that was hoping this year’s flagship might help turn things around. The company will now set its sights on  the impact new Nexus models may have as they are the supplier for this year’s round. Today sources indicate HTC has some new mid-range devices being prepped for a September launch, the HTC Desire 10 Pro and the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, that may help shore up the business as well. Read more

Lenovo details what goes into making Moto Mods

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One of the standout features of the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force (aside from being Verizon exclusive for the time being) are the Moto Mods. If you missed all the commotion around the announcement and launch of the devices, Moto Mods are modular accessories that magnetically snap on the back of the phone. There are things like bigger batteries, loud speakers, and even projectors that Lenovo has crafted up for their flagship phones, and despite the fact that they’re exclusive to the Moto Z line, the Moto Mods are really cool. Read more