We have read rumors that Verizon was considering adding the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet to its portfolio of tablet devices available for consumers. That rumor picked up some new steam today thanks to a leaked image posted by Twitter tipster @evleaks. The image is a front and back view of the Xperia Z2 Tablet showing Verizon branding laid down right in the middle of the back of the device. Of course, we still have no idea of when this may happen, but the existence of a pre-release image could be an indication that the wait may not be too much longer.
source: @evleaks (official site)
On June 5, Verizon will have the original trio of HTC One (M8) colors. In addition to having the Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and now the Amber Gold colors, they will include Glamour Red. In fact, the Glamour Red color will be exclusive to Verizon. Now Big Red will have four colors of HTC’s 2014 flagship smartphone.
As mentioned above, June 5 is the date that the new colors arrive. And this small launch coincides with Verizon’s Father’s Day promotion: $100 off any smartphone with a two-year contract price of $199.99 or more. If you were waiting around to purchase this device, it may be the best time to do so.
While Motorola’s tablets have had some success, they didn’t exactly live up to the hype that they were given before release. They didn’t introduce anything truly groundbreaking, and they were pretty much run-of-the-mill devices with semi-sleek designs.
Maybe that’s the reason the Xoom 3 was never released.
You heard me right, the Xoom 3.
Never heard of it? That’s because the project was thrown away in its infancy — but there seems to be some pictures of the unreleased tablet. We have them for you after the break, as well as a few of the rumored specs.
Yesterday we learned that Verizon would be adding the Electric Blue color of the Galaxy S 5 to its lineup. And now we have a look at the device. As expected, the color of the back panel is the only change made. Verizon’s branding remains just below the camera and heart rate sensor setup. Currently, Big Red has the Charcoal Black and Shimmery White GS5 colors.
Are you interested in the Electric Blue color?
Source: @evleaks (Official site)
Earlier this month an image surfaced of a smartphone headed for Verizon dubbed the HTC One Remix. At the time it was thought the device was really a renamed HTC One Mini 2. A new shot of the device has turned up thanks to tipster @evleaks. This time, the tweet indicates the device is the HTC One Mini 2, confirming the earlier suspicions.
No information is available yet regarding availability or pricing. HTC did indicate the HTC One Mini 2 would be available in the U.K. before the end of May.
source: @evleaks (official site)
AT&T and Sprint are not the only carriers adding an additional Galaxy S 5 color. It is now said that Verizon will be adding the Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue to its lineup. Big Red already offers the Charcoal Black and Shimmer White colors, as do most other carriers, but some have held off on the other offerings.
Are you interested in the Galaxy S 5 in Electric Blue?
Source: @evleaks (Twitter)
With today’s announcement of the LG G3, we also get information as to what carriers in the United States are making this LG handset available. Long story short: each of the ‘Big Four’ are going to carry the LG G3. For now, we have information from all but AT&T.
Two carriers, T-Mobile and Sprint, have gone live with per-registration pages. This page not only alerts you when the device will become available for pre-order, but also enters you into a contest to win an LG G3. T-Mobile will be giving away a ‘Beta model’ each day through June 29 and Sprint just says it has twenty units up for grabs. While T-Mobile did not say anything regarding an expected arrival, Sprint says July 2014. Sprint is going to be the exclusive provider of the Shine Gold color as well. Verizon, on the other hand, is simply pegging a summer release.
Source: T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
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.
We know that HTC was one of the few to master a same-day announcement/release. For the people hoping that LG would somehow do the same, it does not seem so. A sign up page for the LG G3 for Verizon appeared on the carrier’s testman site. This page is reserved for devices that will soon make their way to the official site. The only thing we see here is that the handset is “Coming soon.” What we do know about Verizon’s G3 variant is that it will be stamped with a decent amount of carrier branding.
Are you interested in the LG G3?
With just four days left until its May 27 announcement, there are bound to be some last-minute LG G3 leaks. Here, courtesy of @evleaks, we have a look at the first carrier-branded press render of the handset. As you can tell by the rather blatant branding, this is the Verizon version.
Like with the LG G2, Big Red has literally put its mark all over. On the back is the Verizon name with their 4G LTE logo. On the front is, again, the Verizon logo crammed in the top right corner. The carrier’s 4G LTE icon is present, but that is not a big deal whatsoever. And it looks like we will have some bloatware as the display is showing Verizon’s official messaging application. It is understandable that carriers add some of their own branding, but cluttering the front panel is a little much. Another catch worth mentioning is that this front panel is all black while previous G3 leaks show a mixed front depending upon the color variant.