Sprint & Virgin Mobile to carry LG Tribute

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Earlier this month, LG announced its next budget-friendly smartphone, the Tribute — essentially a rebranded variant of the F60 with some minor carrier adjustments designed to make the phone function correctly in the United States.

It looks like two carriers in the U.S. are gearing up to launch the handset. According to industry insiders, both Sprint and Virgin Mobile have been in contact with LG and are currently awaiting stock.

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T-Mobile poised to bring Sony Xperia Z3 to U.S. market, other models and carriers unclear

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T-Mobile earlier announced the Sony Xperia Z3 will be joining their portfolio some time this fall. Although the timing was a bit nebulous, it appears the official release may be imminent. This is considerably faster than the timeline for prior Sony devices to come to the U.S. market. T-Mobile has been the only U.S. carrier to show interest in offering Sony devices to their customers, but in the past the release has typically lagged behind other markets by several months. Part of the reason for the faster release this time around could be the accolades Sony’s latest flagship received during IFA 2014. Read more

HTC 3rd quarter financial info released, shows mixed results

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HTC released third quarter financial info on Friday revealing mixed results for the company. HTC experienced an 8% decline in revenue in September, following the 10% growth they experienced in August, which followed a huge drop in July. Revenues for September fell to NT$16.7 billion ($549 million USD) compared to NT$18.2 billion ($596 million USD) for the same period in 2013. For the quarter, HTC’s revenues fell 11% year over year to NT$41.9 billion (almost $1.4 billion USD). Read more