HTC’s entrance into the phablet game is finally here. This morning the HTC One Max was unveiled with a general release date of “rolling out across the globe from mid – end October. See specific regions for details.” But have no fear if you’re in the United States and interested in HTC’s massive device. If you take a look at the press images for the Verizon and Sprint models, the date displayed might give away the release dates. The Verizon model (above), which has their logo instead of HTC’s, shows November 7th. Hit the break for the Sprint version and its possible release date. » Read the rest
There are only a small amount of reasons you wouldn’t want to own a Galaxy Note 3. It’s an amazing device with amazing specs. However, the locked bootloader may be a deal breaker for many would-be consumers— but good news for those of you that previously used that as the reason holding you back from pulling the trigger…
Samsung’s own support website actually “leaked” the Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition for Verizon— if you use the site’s search box to look up the Note’s model number, one of the results comes up as “Coming soon! Samsung galaxy Note 3 (Verizon) Developer Edition | SM-N900VMKEVZW.”
Pricing and release date isn’t given anywhere, but we guess that the price will be close to the retail price of the original Note 3, $699.
“Leaks” are not guaranteed to be true, but since it seems to be a mistake on Samsung’s part, this one is almost 100%. (Or, of course, a Samsung employee is just trolling us all, which would be very, very cruel.)
@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.
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
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’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
According 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?
Moto Maker for Moto X coming to Verizon on November 11th.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) October 5, 2013
Good news for One users on AT&T. 4.3 update passed AT&T certification today. Will begin to push to your phones early next week. @HTCUSA
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) October 4, 2013
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.
While 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 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