Verizon updating HTC One (M7) to Sense 6

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HTC will come through with its promise of 2 years of support to One (M7) owners this week — the device will be updated to Sense 6 this week.

Unlocked and developer editions of the device were updated last week, and the T-Mobile variant followed shortly after. It appears that Verizon is preparing to send out the update this week.


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Image of ASUS Padfone X for AT&T leaked

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An up-close image of the upcoming ASUS Padfone X on AT&T was leaked recently. AT&T announced the fact that the device would be released on their network back in January, but since then there’s been no word on an official release date.

Specs for the device were confirmed in March, showing quite a powerful device. The main selling point, however, will be the fact that the Padfone X is a phone that can transform into a tablet.

Source: @evleaks

Buy an HTC One (M8) through AT&T and get $50 off a Fitbit Flex or Fitbit One

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If you’re thinking about picking up a new HTC One (M8), now’s a good time to do it. AT&T is offering $50 off either a Fitbit One or a Fitbit Flex when customers purchase a new HTC One, cutting half of the price off of both fitness trackers. As a side note, AT&T points out that their version of the HTC One (M8) is the only model in the US to come preloaded with the Fitbit application.

If you remember from HTC’s M8 reveal, the Fitbit integrates very well with the HTC One, showing your progress and achievements in BlinkFeed, which is a nice touch. The One is obviously not the only device that works with Fitbit devices, but it’s definitely an attractive option, especially with this deal.

source: AT&T

AT&T gets Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the first device to support HD Voice

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With AT&T on the brinks of releasing their new HD Voice system which is supposed to vastly improve call quality, today the company announced that they are finally getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, which is to be the first AT&T phone to support the new service.

AT&T announced that they would be releasing their variant of the Galaxy S4 mini way back in October, but while Sprint and Verizon went ahead and released the device, AT&T held off until now. The move is a little unexpected, especially because of the fact that the Galaxy S5 mini is likely to be released in the near future.

Source: AT&T

Moto X+1, codenamed Victara, to be on the four major carriers in the U.S.

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No one should be surprised that the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1 will be carried by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the United States. Last year, Motorola made sure the Moto X was available on each of these carriers in addition to some smaller ones. But the Moto X+1 also popped up on Motorola’s very own site a few times already. So aside from learning once again that the United States’ largest carriers would be picking up the handset, we have learned its codename: Victara.

What do you think Victara stands for, if anything?

Source: @evleaks (official site)

Cricket Wireless relaunched by AT&T with new, inexpensive data plans

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AT&T purchased Leap Wireless back in March, which operated a wireless network named “Cricket Wireless” — and now, AT&T will be relaunching Cricket with 4G LTE service and new unlimited plans which will start at $35/month.

On top of that, 3,000 “redesigned” Cricket Wireless stores around the US have opened, and more locations are expected to open in the future.

The three plans Cricket will be making available to customers include “Basic,” “Smart,” and “Pro” options. Check out the details after the break:


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AT&T set to acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion

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AT&T has officially announced it will acquire DirecTV. After some speculation that a deal was incoming, the final number for the transaction is $95 per share. This translates to about $48.5 billion. The Board of Directors of both AT&T and DirecTV approved and the entire acquisition process is expected to close in about twelve months. More news is expected Monday morning with a formal presentation.

Hit the break for the full press release.
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AT&T to begin rolling out HD Voice and VoLTE on May 23rd

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Today, AT&T announced that they would begin rolling out their voice-over LTE (VoLTE) service, as well as HD Voice Support, starting on May 23rd. The rollout will start off in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin but as time goes on it will reach other markets.

The HD Voice support will allow for much clearer phone calls, and VoLTE will allow users to make calls using their LTE service, as long as their phone supports it. Hit the break for the press release.


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Variant of Galaxy Note 4 coming to all major carriers

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We have some information today regarding the Samsung SM-N910 (possibly a variant for the Galaxy Note 4, as the Galaxy Note 4 is the SM-N900).

We were already pretty sure that the phone would be coming to AT&T, but now we know it’ll be coming to Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon, T-Mobile and Bell Canada. All carriers should have the 32GB capacity available at launch.

Stay tuned, as there’s certainly more to come.

Source: @evleaks 1 / @evleaks 2