Verizon’s HTC One M8 and last year’s HTC One rooted with WeakSauce

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The All New HTC One (M8) was announced just last week and now, XDA Senior Recognized Developer jcase and Recognized Developer beaups have already rooted Verizon’s variant.

The root uses a new exploit which they call HTC WeakSauce which is a pre-packaged vulnerability version developed by jcase. Since both the developers don’t own a Verizon HTC One M8 yet, the exploit just allows you to gain root access to the device though we can expect jcase and beaups to release a complete hack once they get to own the device. » Read the rest

Verizon variant of the Galaxy Tab 4 arrives at the FCC

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samsung_galaxy_tab_4_10.1_leakPictures leaked yesterday of the Galaxy Tab 4, and it looks like the Verizon variant has made its way to the FCC. It sports the model number of SM-T537V and has been certified on LTE bands 4 and 13. Dimension show it as being 10.1 inches. Although there isn’t official information regarding specs of the device, it’s been rumored to have some that aren’t really going to wow anyone.

Rumors have the display pegged at a 1280×800 resolution and a Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz. It will have 1 to 1.5 GB of RAM with 16 GB of internal storage — of course a chunk of that won’t be usable. It will come with a 6,800 mAh battery and will have a rear camera (probably around 3MP). It will come with Android 4.4.2 out of the box.

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LG Optimus Exceed 2 leaks, a prepaid smartphone for Verizon

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The Lucid 3 (VS876) is not the only device LG has in the works for Verizon Wireless. The Optimus Exceed 2 is a prepaid option heading Big Red, we just do not know when. Courtesy of @evleaks, we have a very clear look at the device. Like LG’s other handsets, the Optimus Exceed 2 has very slim bezels. The main difference between this device and the previously leaked Lucid 3 seems to be the fact that since this is a prepaid Verizon handset, it only supports 3G and not 4G LTE. But both devices are officially announced, we will not know the actual internal specifications. » Read the rest

Verizon now offering 30% discount on the new HTC One (M8) along with the BOGO deal

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Verizon is already offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on the new HTC One (M8) and on top of that, you can get up to a 30% discount on the price of the HTC One (M8) you’re paying for.

Of course, this can be combined with the BOGO deal which Verizon is offering, but you’ll have to sign a 2 year contract. To get the 30% discount, you’ll have to enter the discount code VERIZON30 at checkout. This means that with the BOGO deal, you can get two HTC One (M8) handsets for just $139.99 on contract. » Read the rest

Verizon to offer ‘buy one get one free’ deal on new HTC One (M8)

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The HTC One (M8) was finally announced today, and once the initial fanfare was over, carriers and retailers began announcing their pricing and availability for the device.

Verizon will be offering a ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ deal on the phone, only for customers who sign a new, 2 year contract. The first phone will cost $199.99.

This is a great deal, especially considering the phone was just released today. More sales like this should come from other carriers, but be sure to jump in on it because it isn’t known how long this will last.

Source: Verizon

HTC One M8 available today from Verizon retail stores, online at major U.S., Canadian carriers

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Unlike last year when HTC’s release of the HTC One was plagued by delays, the company is ready to push out the new HTC One M8 starting today on a much more aggressive schedule. As expected, the new smartphone will be available from Verizon today, including retail stores, starting at 1:00 pm Eastern time, so people could be out on the streets with the latest from HTC later this afternoon. Depending on your interest, you may want to adjust your schedule for your lunch hour.

If you are not on Verizon or don’t have time to run to a retail location, you can still get the device quickly as the major U.S. and Canadian carriers – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers, Bell, and Telus – are all scheduled to open their online systems at 1:00 pm Eastern time to accept online orders. If you pick next day shipping, it may be possible to have the HTC One M8 in your hand as soon as tomorrow.

Along with the aggressive release via Verizon retail locations, HTC indicates the other carriers should have the devices available before April 10th for most retail customers. They are also rolling out the device to over 230 carriers in 100 countries before the end of April. We’ll keep monitoring the carriers for information on pricing throughout the afternoon.

All New One for Verizon unboxed, complete with camera samples

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HTC has had the worst time keeping their 2014 flagship device a secret. We’ve seen a ton of leaks about every little thing about the device, and there have even been a few hands on video already, some of which were a little more official than others. But hey, since we’ve seen it all, why not go through some unboxing photos for good measure?

Russian retailer PDA Plaza managed to get a hold of a Verizon version of the device and photographed every detail of opening it up. If you’ve ever opened a new device before, you won’t be surprised to see plastic bags and wrapping all over the device. Nothing too extraordinary here. » Read the rest

Marketing poster for Verizon’s all new HTC One (M8) leaks online

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Who would have guessed that another leak of the 2014 HTC One would come out before its official unveiling date? (We’re guessing everyone.)

As it turns out, a leaked image of Verizon’s marketing poster for the upcoming HTC flagship has leaked online, featuring the front and back of the device, with the previously leaked flip front cover on the device as well.

Again, expect the device to be officially announced on March 25.

Source: Phone Arena

LG Lucid 3 (VS876) for Verizon leaks, nothing left to hide

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Say hello to the brand new LG Lucid 3 (VS876). Earlier today, @evleaks posted the above press render of the device (which has come a very long way). The device, which is likely going to remain in the mid-range field, actually looks rather respectable. LG has ditched the capacitive buttons in favor of a Samsung-like setup with a physical home button. Like the LG G2, the Lucid 3 looks like it has slim bezels.

The white icons in the notification bar suggest that the device will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat already installed. Unfortunately, Verizon’s branding strikes again and their logo and LG’s are crammed up top while the backside has logos spread throughout. There is no word on a release date just yet; however, if the Lucid series’ past is any indication, April would be the most likely candidate. » Read the rest

Verizon Smart Rewards program may be ready to roll out nationwide

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In the never-ending battle for customers, wireless companies have a few weapons in their arsenals. Recently we’ve seen an uptick in companies targeting other companies through advertising and occasionally through comments during press briefings. Verizon appears to be ready to use a new tool, the loyalty program, patterned after similar systems used in other market sectors. Rather than going after competitors’ customers, the Smart Rewards program is intended to help prevent current Verizon customers from looking elsewhere for service. » Read the rest