AT&T has announced that they will be cutting costs of their 2GB mobile sharing plans by $15 starting tomorrow, March 9. The plan will be cut from $55 per month to $40 per month.
This change will affect both new and existing customers, and cost per device per month will be added to the changes, meaning that most customers will be looking at around $65 per month.
In order to take advantage of the changes, users can call AT&T, use the myAT&T app, or visit an AT&T store.
We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the “All New HTC One” already, and we already know that it’ll be unveiled on March 25. Release date has still been a relative unknown— until now.
According to a tweet by @HTCFamily_RU, the phone will launch two weeks after its unveiling date, in 110 countries around the world.
Rumors regarding the phone state that the device will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, an aluminum chassis and a dual-sensor camera on the back. The release date puts it right around when the Galaxy S 5 will be put on shelves, on April 11th. HTC is looking to steal some of the S 5’s thunder this year as the company hopes to get back on track in the sales department, which have been lacking for the past few years.
Source: HTC Source
Here is a rather large leak for a Saturday afternoon. Courtesy of @evleaks, you are looking at a The All New HTC One’s very own flip cover. What is very interesting about this one is that the flip cover utilizes the holes in it to light and display information. So, for example, the time and weather can be displayed. And I think it is safe to assume that it can do plenty of other things like text and email notifications. It is very unique when compared to Samsung’s as this one does not require a cutout to see a portion of the screen when information needs to be displayed.
The other end of this leak involves the device having a Google Play Edition. Just like the HTC One, @evleaks says to “look for M8 to arrive as a Google Play Edition.” When will it arrive in the Play Store as a GPE device? I would say a few months after launch. So it is likely by summer we will have The All New HTC One in the Play Store as a Google Play Edition device.
Earlier today, @evleaks graced us with a piece of information that should start up some chatter about an upcoming LG device. An unidentified device, with the model number LG D850, is heading to AT&T at some point in the future. What is this device? More likely than not it is the LG G3, which is rumored for a June release. He provides a little background by saying “D800 was G2, D820 was Nexus 5, and D830 was G Pro 2.” It would make sense that this is the G3 as it is right in line with what LG is projected to have coming next.
And this morning, a Verizon device with the model number LG VS985 leaked earlier today. The LG G2’s Verizon model number was LG VS985; therefore, it looks like the G3 is fairly close to being announced. The device is expected to have a eye-popping 2560×1440 QHD display. Stay tuned for more information on this device.
The South Korean mobile phone market is already pretty saturated, and the fact that a company like Pantech has been able to survive while competing with both LG and Samsung is an amazing accomplishment. But to keep itself relevant, continuing to develop new devices is key.
The Vega Iron 2, the successor to Pantech’s flagship from last year, will be released in May to compete with the Galaxy S 5. Rumors suggest that the screen size will be bigger than its 5-inch predecessor— it’s not expected that the phone will become a phablet, though.
The success of the design will rest in the completely metal chassis and a rumored fingerprint scanner.
Hit us up in the comments if you’d be interested in getting this device over another flagship like the Galaxy S 5.
The digital camera will someday be obsolete to the average consumer, as camera phones get better and better each year. Oppo is looking to take a huge step in the process with the Oppo Find 7— supposed 50MP pictures from the device have appeared online.
If the images are truly from the Oppo Find 7, then the camera on the device is going to be absolutely amazing. Although you have every right to be skeptical considering the quality of these photos, we wouldn’t be surprised if this phone is the next big thing in terms of camera quality on mobile devices.
Hit the break to see some other photos from the leaked collection.
If you’re a math lover and have never used this app before, then you’re missing hell of an app. With MyScript Calculator, you can write mathematical equations with your own handwriting and once you’re done, your handwritten equation will be converted into digital numbers and the result will be displayed on your screen.
The good news is that the developer released version 1.2, which brings many new interesting changes. In this new version, you can turn off the auto-answer option and use a “Calculate” button instead. This comes quite in handy when you want to type a long equation. The interface has also been revamped a little bringing a new touch to the app.
The LG G3 has been long rumored to come with a 5.5 inch QHD resoultion display and now according to a snapshot of the LG G Pro 2 camera app received by folks over at PhoneArena shows an LG device code named B2 which could be the LG G3.
It has the model numbers of LG-D851 and LG-VS985 with one of the models being the Verizon carrier-branded model. The rumored device will feature a 1440 x 2560 QHD display and a 13MP rear camera. Information from the camera app of the G Pro 2 shows the code name B2 along with 4 camera resolution sizes including the 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The same source has indicated that an LG G Pro 2 Lite is in the works with model numbers of LG-D631 and LG-VS880.
T-Mobile is changing their Simple Choice plans for consumers, and in most cases, it’s looking like it’ll shape up to be a positive change. Originally, these Simple Choice plans had three tiers at $50, $60, and $70 offering 500 MB, 2.5 GB, and unlimited data, respectively. These new plans add in a fourth tier and alter some of the data allotments. Now customers can select either a $50, $60, $70, or $80 plan, and those plans will net them 1 GB, 3 GB, 5 GB, or unlimited data, respectively.
Unfortunately, this means the unlimited tier is getting slightly more expensive. Before, $70 a month allowed a user unlimited data, while now new customers will have to pay $80 a month. However, the new unlimited plan allows for 5 full GB of tethering, as opposed to the 2.5 GB offered by the previous option. Below the unlimited tier, most other tiers are getting extra data and tethering as well. The cheapest plan is doubled to 1 GB of data and tethering, and the $60 plan is getting 3 GB of data and tethering instead of just 2.5. The $70 plan now offers 5 GB of high speed data and tethering.
HTC Butterfly S owners, fire up the System Updates menu. HTC is pushing the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to that device. Rather than going to an earlier version of KitKat, HTC is heading straight to the most recent version. The update totals more than 736MB, so make sure you have ample storage. Also, make sure you connect to WiFi to avoid any data overages.
Via: Android Spin
Still waiting for the release of ASUS’ Chromebox? It is coming next week. The small Chrome OS machine is now up for pre-order at online retailers like Amazon, Newegg, and TigerDirect. Pricing starts at $179 and it will ship next week on March 14. This base price gets you Intel’s Celeron 2955U Haswell processor; however, you can upgrade to their i3 Core processor. Just remember, it may be worth the upgrade depending upon how hard you plan on working the system.
Hit any one of the source links to pre-order one.
Source: Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect
We’re getting a better look at Oppo’s anticipated Find 7 phone, including the full profile of the device. It looks extremely sleek and slim enough to be an excellent follow-up to the Find 5, although there’s no confirmation in the press render about whether or not the device will actually sport a 50 megapixel camera.
Design aside, the Find 7 will have a 5.5 inch 2k screen, a Snapdragon CPU and a fantastic 4,000 mAh battery on board. We’ll know for certain whether the 50 megapixel camera makes it into the final device when Oppo officially announced it later this month.
via: Phone Arena
Unlike many other manufacturers, Samsung managed to keep their Galaxy S 5 out of the FCC approval process until after the official announcement and unveiling, so these new FCC filings aren’t really surprising in any way. Still, it had to happen sooner or later, and now we have concrete evidence that there will be three different models of the S 5 to hit Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile this year, with the model numbers SM-G900V, SM-G900A, and SM-G900T, respectively.
The Verizon variant looks like it’ll sport LTE bands 4 and 13 along with GSM bands 850 and 1900 for global roaming. The AT&T and T-Mobile versions will run on LTE bands 2, 4, 5, and 17, which is typical for their networks.
In celebration of its second birthday, Google’s Play service is offering a completely free digital version of the classic Tom Hanks movie, “Big.” On top of it being free, it’s even the HD version. If you’ve never seen the movie, or if you just need something to watch, there’s really no reason not to grab this one.
Who’s planning on streaming this one to their Chromecast this weekend? Hit the break for download links.