Sprint will open 20 new US stores in partnership with Europe’s Dixons Carphone

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Sprint has been in the headlines recently, with the news that its CEO, Marcelo Claure, is paid handsomely, that the carrier’s unlimited All-In plan launched with some limits after all. Sprint did get some brownie points for responding swiftly to the video streaming cap, removing the measly 600kbps limit, albeit by slipping in that streaming traffic would be managed when the network became congested. Now, it seems that Sprint is looking at re-invigorating its retail stores strategy by partnering up with Dixon’s Carphone to increase the number of its physical stores.  Read more

Lenovo’s K3 Note with 5.5-inch Full HD display launches in India for Rs. 9,999

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India is a veritable hotbed for smartphones, with a huge variety of devices being released seemingly every day. Today, we have the Lenovo K3 Note smartphone that has just been launched in India, and will be available in a series of those flash sales we love to hate, the first of which is on July 8th. We have the specifications and pricing after the break.

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HTC reported to ship 43% fewer One M9 handsets than previous M8

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Looking back, HTC might well regret announcing the One M9 handset on the same day that Samsung unveiled its metal and glass Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices at MWC. Samsung’s devices stole the show, and HTC is struggling to recover. Despite the HTC One M9 being more refined than its predecessors, moving to a more traditional camera setup and using the latest Qualcomm silicon, the handset is not selling well.

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EE’s free Power Bar portable chargers are available again

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The UK carrier, EE, announced a customer rewards scheme with a difference back in April by giving its members a chance to sign up to receive a free external battery pack called the Power Bar with a 2,600mAh capacity. But after receiving more than a million requests in just four days, EE had to temporarily halt accepting new applicants. If you’ve had to wait to claim your free Power Bar, you are in luck because EE has just started accepting new sign ups again.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge expected to sell 45 million units in 2015

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones have generally been well received, with the main complaint about the handsets being the absence of MicroSD card support and shortened battery life. While unnamed Samsung executives have previously let slip that sales of the S6 and S6 Edge handsets has met internal targets, no one has had a solid idea of how well they are actually selling.

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