Leaked photo of Galaxy S 4 mini leaks, carrier suggested to be Verizon

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@evleaks just tweeted a press image of the Galaxy S 4 mini, and from the photo, it is suggested that it’s on Verizon’s network. Nothing too surprising here as we expected the device to come to Verizon anyway, but this is just some more confirmation. Everything is all but official at this point, and we’re just waiting for an announcement from either Samsung or Verizon.

Oh, and also, really great aesthetic move on that home button, Big Red.

Source: @evleaks

MotoMaker possibly heading to a Best Buy store near you

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Motorola may now have even more places to distribute the Moto X. According to Phone Arena, Motorola is shipping displays to Best Buy stores across the country to promote the use of MotoMaker.  The displays should start appearing over the course of the next several weeks. Upon customizing a Moto X at Best Buy, “customers will be able to buy the voucher for a Moto X and complete their purchase on the MotoMaker website at home.” A benefit of having MotoMaker in Best Buy stores would be the amount of people coming into the store to look around, especially with the holiday season approaching.

The timing of the Best Buy displays could lead us to believe that Verizon will join MotoMaker in-store as well. Last week we learned that Verizon could receive MotoMaker on November 11. Until it becomes official, AT&T’s variant of Motorola’s flagship is the only one that can be customized at this time.

Source: Phone Arena

Best Buy offering Moto X for $99.99 on-contract for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T

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Were you waiting for the price of the Moto X to drop so that you could get it direct from your carrier? No need to wait any longer, as Best Buy currently has a deal for the phone, offering it for only $99.99 on Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. It’s obviously still on-contract, but this deal will certainly save you some bucks if you were planning on getting the phone.

Get it now while the deal lasts!

Source: Best Buy

HTC One Max images show the phablet with Verizon logo

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HTC’s upcoming phablet has been photographed yet again. This time around, however, it is sporting a Verizon logo instead of the HTC logo in the middle. A Verizon Wireless employee out in New Jersey was able to snap two photos of the handset. The first (above) shows off its massive display which is believed to be 5.9-inches. The second (after the break) gives a look at the HTC One Max compared to the iPhone 5. Also, the Verizon employee says that the device does indeed have a fingerprint sensor and the back is removable. Under the hood will be the Snapdragon 800 processor. Hit the break for the other image of the HTC One Max. » Read the rest

MotoMaker likely heading to Verizon on November 11

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AT&T_Moto_MakerAccording to frequent leaker @evleaks, MotoMaker for the Moto X will drop its exclusivity with AT&T next month. He says that Verizon will join MotoMaker on November 11. Since launching the device in August, Motorola says it has been shipping about 100,000 of them every week. With Verizon coming into the mix, Motorola will likely face a higher demand from customers on the nation’s second-largest network. If you’re on Verizon, are you interested in using MotoMaker to build your own device?

HTC to roll out Android 4.3 to AT&T’s One next week

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Good news! If you own an HTC One and are on AT&T’s network, you’ll be receiving Android 4.3 shortly.

Jason Mackenzie, HTC America President, tweeted that the update has passed carrier certification and will begin pushing out next week.

Sprint’s variant of the device got Android 4.3 this week, and the U.S. developer version and Canadian versions got it last week. T-Mobile should be getting the same update by the middle of this month, and Verizon should receive it by the end of the month.

It’s great news that HTC is taking the initiative to get their flagship device all up to date, without ignoring customers on different carriers. The update includes bug-fixes, the latest version of HTC Sense, video highlight templates, Instagram support in BlinkFeed, and now you can disable the on-screen menu button.

Source: @JasonMacHTC

Verizon approves minor DROID DNA update, doesn’t include Sense 5 or Android 4.2.2

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Lock_Screen_HTC_DROID_DNA_TAWhile we heard last month that Sense 5 and Android 4.2.2 or 4.3 would indeed be coming to the DROID DNA, we’re going to have to keep waiting. Verizon finally approved an update for the DROID DNA, but it doesn’t include Sense 5, or a new version of Android. Instead, users will receive a 33MB update to software version 2.07.605.1 710RD, which just adds support for TalkBack.

Source: Verizon Support

T-Mobile kicking off October with no money down on ‘Amazing Devices’

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T-Mobile is on a roll with its UNcarrier revolt against Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. Even to the point where they are set to end subsidized contracts altogether. While their likely to host an event for “Phase III” later this month, the nation’s fourth largest carrier is going to start October with a very appealing promotion. TmoNews obtained an email sent out to employees that revives the $0 down sale that ran from the end of July to the beginning of September.

You may be thinking that T-Mobile would restrict high-end devices from this promotion; however, that is not the case. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S 4, and LG G2 will be available for no money down. Hit the break for the email being sent out to T-Mobile employees. » Read the rest

Verizon leads pack in smartphone sales, T-Mobile marks a change

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As expected, the nation’s largest carrier has lead all U.S. carriers in smartphone sales in a three-month period ending in August, according to a recent Kantar Worldpanel ComTech USA survey.

More specifically, 37.1 percent of all smartphone sales went to Verizon, marking a 6.9 percent growth year over year. AT&T held their place in second with 21.7 percent of all smartphone sales— Sprint, in third, with 14.6 percent.

While T-Mobile’s sales weren’t as high, with 13.2 percent of sales, they finally showed some growth, at 1.1 percent from last year. They had been recently following a trend of year-on-year declines, so this is certainly good news for the carrier.

The growth is most likely due to T-Mobile’s new ‘Smart Choice’ plans, which was followed shortly after by similar plans from their competitors.

While not much has changed in terms of smartphone sales, this certainly marks something different in the playing field. It will be interesting to see if T-Mobile can continue on its path of growth.

Source: FierceWireless

 

Verizon to honor unlimited data upgrades from this weekend, fixes loophole

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Over the weekend, a loophole was found on Verizon’s website that allowed customers to upgrade to a new phone and keep their coveted unlimited data plans. If you were among the people to take advantage of Big Red’s folly, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Verizon reached out to Droid-Life, who first reported the news, and said that they would not revert any transactions and would honor those who picked up a new device while keeping their unlimited data plan. Here is the full statement that Verizon provided:

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