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    MetroPCS Now Has a Prepaid Unlimited Plan for $50

    T-Mobile, not content to help reintroduce unlimited plans to the postpaid market, is now doing the same for prepaid through MetroPCS. The carrier just updated their pricing tiers, giving both their $50 and $60 plans unlimited 4G LTE data. The difference between the two plans is in the hotspot — tethering, in other words. Tethering with high-speed […]

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    The Iconic Nokia 3310 is Coming Back

    The Nokia 3310, otherwise known as the brick for its tendency to not break, ever, is coming back. So says Evan Blass, one of the most reliable sources of phone leaks out there, in a piece for Venture Beat. The report suggests that the new Nokia 3310 will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona […]

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    T-Mobile Fires Back at Verizon’s Unlimited Plan, Adds HD Streaming and Tethering to Their One Unlimited Plan

    Well, that was fast. Just days after Verizon unveiled their compelling unlimited plan, T-Mobile is coming back by including the add-ons that made Verizon’s plan (arguably) a better value. In an announcement today, T-Mobile is now including HD video streaming and 10 GB of high-speed tethering in their One unlimited plan at no extra cost. […]

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    Sprint Is Offering a $90 Family Plan for Up to Five People

    Sprint is giving a huge short-term reason for families to switch to their network this week. Their unlimited plan, which launched at $60 for the first line, $40, for the second, and $30 per line past that, recently saw a temporary cut to $50 for the first line. Today, Sprint is going all-out to entice […]

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    Verizon Surprises Us With a New Unlimited Plan

    When T-Mobile and Sprint came out with new unlimited calling, texting, and data plans last year, we weren’t too surprised to see the two network upstarts trying something bold to steal subscribers from the two giants. What we weren’t expecting to see was one of those giants hitting right back with an unlimited plan of […]

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    The Honor 8 is Getting Updated to Android Nougat and EMUI 5.0

    Usually we don’t make too big of a deal about Android updates, but today bears especially good news for Honor 8 owners. Huawei is now rolling out the excellent midrange phone‘s Android Nougat update. More importantly, that means the Honor 8 is getting Huawei’s updated EMUI 5.0 overlay, and as we’ve seen on newer phones […]

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    Logitech Brings Alexa to Your Car

    Not too long ago we took a look at the Logi ZeroTouch smart car system, a way for owners of older cars to turn their smartphones into a driver safe smart car interface. Snapping an Android phone into one of Logitech’s dash or vent mounts automatically launches the ZeroTouch app, which enables simple voice commands […]

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    Huawei Honor 6X Review

    CES 2017 was a good show for anyone looking for cheaper phones with solid performance and premium features. The two best options we saw were the ZTE Blade V8 Pro and the Honor 6X, from Huawei’s lower-cost sub-brand. Both featured dual-camera arrays on the rear, marking a first for midrange phones, while stuffing the spec […]

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    Samsung Will Reveal the Cause of the Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Tomorrow

    Samsung’s long-delayed report on what went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7 will be made public next Monday during a press release, but word’s already gotten out about what’s to blame. According to The Wall Street Journal, sources are saying that irregularly sized batteries and manufacturing problems led to faults that caused several Note 7 units […]

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    The Samsung Galaxy S8 Might Have Already Leaked

    Considering it’ll probably be officially announced at or around Mobile World Congress in late February, who knows — these early looks at the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be accurate. If they are, we’re looking at a phone that’s radically different, at least in appearance — a much sleeker phone with a bezel-less display and no home button. We’re […]

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    The ZTE Blade V8 Pro Ships Out Today

    If you found yourself enamored with one of our favorite midrange smartphones from CES, good news — the ZTE Blade V8 Pro is shipping out today to everyone who preordered. The Blade V8 Pro was one example of a nice trend we saw at this year’s show — dual camera arrays on cheaper phones. Putting two cameras […]

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    HTC Announces the U Ultra, Their All-Glass 2017 Flagship

    Usually we get hit with most of the year’s flagship Android smartphone announcements at MWC in late February, but struggling HTC wants to get a head start. With sales in the doldrums, the smartphone maker has announced the U Ultra, featuring a brand new all-glass design and premium specs. But, trouble might continue for HTC — […]

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    TCL Teases a New BlackBerry Smartphone Named Mercury

    Last year, we saw BlackBerry release one last phone, the DTEK50, before announcing that the company would no longer design and manufacture its own hardware, opting to focus on software and security. When the DTEK50 was released, we (along with many others) noticed a striking resemblance to the Alcatel Idol 4 and 4S, a phone […]