The LG G Flex has been a source of much jealousy on this side of the ocean after it was announced that our friends in Europe and Asia were getting the device while the US was left out in the cold. Earlier this week we found out the the US might be getting their own LG G Flex, but now it’s much more official with an FCC filing that seems to suggest the device is headed to AT&T and T-Mobile. The document shows a version of the LG G Flex that is compatible with LTE Band 17 and well as LTE Band 4 (AWS).
Other details about the device surfaced, but most of those we already knew. LG is apparently in final negotiations for release dates and prices, but the device will most likely see a release in early 2014.
Who would have thunk it? The LG G Flex appears to be gaining more traction than we initially thought it would. Due out in Europe this December, it appears that US carriers T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T may be getting on the flex train too. Of course, Verizon is nowhere to be found since they either tend to announce a device much later than other carriers as to be fashionably late or something, or they may not even bother carrying the handset at all, which is more likely given their track record. Our trusty boy over at @evleaks is claiming that this is a “confirmed” deal and we can definitely expect the three out of four carriers to take on the new curved smartphone.
And with @evleaks’s pretty accurate track record we have no problem believing this is most likely going to happen. And while we’re not ultimately sure how well the device will do, both over seas and in the U.S., our curiosity is still certainly piqued. Most are touting that the device is a “gimmick” and still officially in an experimental phase but we have confidence in LG as they’ve managed to deliver with their Nexus series devices for Google as well as their Optimus lineup. As always, only time will tell and will determine whether the new technology will trend well and take off or go the way of 3D on smartphones. » Read the rest
Well it doesn’t always follow the rumor, but this time it did. It was expected that today would be the day the Moto Maker would become available on Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Well actually T-Mobile was rumored for last Friday, but we will let that slide. Motorola just announced that “The Gift of Choice” is officially available on all carriers. Previously it was only available on AT&T.
Motorola also announced that you can now choose a custom phrase for the back of your Moto X. This was something that was supposed to be implemented when the phone launched, but they weren’t happy with the quality. Apparently the fiber laser technology has been corrected. Last but not least, the price is $99 ($499 off contract) on all four carriers to celebrate. This price has already been available for most of the carriers, but Moto X is saying it will be for a limited time.
Yesterday, @evleaks tweeted a very interesting piece of information. According to him, the HTC ‘M8′ (the One’s successor) will be heading to AT&T, “among others.” That mystery phrase at the end left things a little open. So a tweeter asked him if Verizon would be joining the fun and it turns out they will. But not just those two. A tipster informed him that “all four carriers” would get the device by the end of Q1 2014. This means that HTC would be launching next year’s flagship with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile right from the beginning. That strategy would correct the mishap of the One launching roughly six months late on Verizon. The given date indicates a launch between January and the end of March. Keep an eye out for plenty of leaks regarding the HTC ‘M8′.
Earlier this week information leaked indicating the Nexus 5 could be coming to T-Mobile’s retail stores starting November 20th. T-Mobile confirmed the date this afternoon and added that it will be available online starting October 14th. The Nexus 5 will sell for $449.99 through T-Mobile, which is the same price that Best Buy started selling the device for off-contract. However, customers can take advantage of T-Mobile’s installment payment plan, and instead of dropping the full price up front, they can pay $41.99 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $17.
If you want to be first in line for a Nexus 5 from T-Mobile, you can sign up now using the source link.
This is the first leak for a KitKat build available for the Moto X, so proceed with caution (especially if you do not have the T-Mobile variant). After you decide to dive in, you’ll be greeted with the KitKat that everyone is yearning for. The person who created the post says the build “should have updates to Touchless Control, Active Display, Camera and has a home screen selector. It does seem to have most of the standard KitKat features, including SMS with Hangout, updated keyboard, etc.” Hit the source link for directions and the file itself.
The Nexus 5 was a heavily rumored device for a long time building a lot of suspense around the product. Now that it’s been announced many people are wondering how they can get their hands on it. Apart from buying it directly through Google Play, it looks like the Nexus 5 might be available directly through T-Mobile‘s retail stores starting November 20th according to a leaked retail plan. This information also falls in line with T-Mobile’s tradition of releasing products on Wednesday or Thursday.
Information about pricing and availability is still unknown, but those who want a Nexus 5 for their very own can only hope that T-Mobile won’t be putting a big premium on the Nexus 5 when it is finally available from T-Mobile stores.
The Motorola Moto X is a coveted phone by many, especially because of the fact that it’s highly customizable and able to be easily personalized. Despite this, that customizability has really only been available for customers on AT&T. We knew that MotoMaker was set to become available to other carriers in the near future, but we didn’t know exactly when until just recently.
Twitter user @evleaks, which has been responsible for a number of accurate leaks in the past, today announced that T-Mobile customers will be able to customize their own Moto X starting this Friday. This news comes with little surprise due to the fact that MotoMaker will supposedly be available to those using Verizon and Sprint starting on November 11, and will be welcomed news to those of us who use T-Mobile.
Since announcing plans to offer consumers up to 200MB of free data if they buy a tablet device as part of their “Uncarrier” campaign, the company has had to address a few problems with the strategy. The latest is an admission that new customers will actually have to sign-up for at least a $20 per month plan if they want to buy their new tablet device with no money down. If there is any silver lining to this clarification it is the fact that the $20 per month plan includes 500MB of data in addition to the base 200MB of data T-Mobile is providing for tablet devices. » Read the rest
It looks like Sprint is going to be offering the Nexus 5 come November 8th, according to the press release below. The device will go for $149.99 with the Sprint Unlimited Data Guarantee for Life.
Separately, T-Mobile’s website says that the device will be available on its own service in the coming weeks. The company has a sign-up page which promises to notify you once information comes out regarding release date and price.