Posts tagged with: at&t
  • by | January 31, 2014 12:34 PM

    We're well used to seeing smartphone retailers offer discounts on their wares, but all too often those savings come with significant restraints: maybe only certain models are covered, or only those form specific manufacturers, and we're often talking about some narrow time window during which you can take advantage of the deal. Yesterday Best Buy revealed a new promotion that isn't without its own limitations, but the generally wide-open structure of it, with comparatively few restriction, has us thinking it's worth sharing with you. Here's how it works: if you're currently an AT&T, ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 9:13 PM

    The LG G Flex. We've unboxed it, compared it, reviewed it, compared it again, beat the hell out of it ... and we've even re-reviewed it. We flew to San Francisco to better understand it and we podcasted until we were blue in the face about it. In every possible sense of the word, it's more than fair to say that Pocketnow has "covered" the G Flex. But the test units we tooled around with for those excursions were from overseas - South Korean models designed and built for an entirely different part of the world, with all the attendant foreign carrier bloat, region-specific radio bands, and ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 3:00 AM

    If you're on AT&T and are still rocking the 2012 flagship, you should be happy to find out that the phone will be getting its Android 4.2.2 update on January 29, which is tomorrow. Apparently, according to HTC's Executive Director for Product Management, the 4.2.2 update with Sense 5+ has been approved by the carrier and the over-the-air update process has been scheduled for tomorrow. That doesn't mean that you will get yours the same day, as usually these firmwares are pushed out in waves, but you can start hitting that "check for updates" button soon. Two weeks ago HTC One X+ users ...

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  • by | January 25, 2014 4:07 AM

    You really have to use the Nokia Lumia 1020 in order to experience the quality of the images it generates, and to understand and leverage the creative power that it lends you. However, comparing it to a dSLR, and even saying it is better than one, is a statement some of you might agree with, while some will shake their heads disapprovingly. Nokia thinks the Lumia 1020 is the way to go, and you all should just forget about dSLRs and professional lenses. Check out their reasons in the video below. But before you do, Nokia and AT&T have taken this opportunity to discount the phone on the ...

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  • by | January 24, 2014 5:11 AM

    Mid-February is what some European carriers, like SFR from France, predict when it comes to the official Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One. While unlocked versions might receive the refresh earlier --and there are already reports of it being sent out-- American carrier flavors will not lag that much behind. According to the latest official information from HTC, the 4.4 update has been sent to carriers and is currently undergoing testing and certification stages. Those rocking an HTC One on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, should expect, according to the manufacturer, ...

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  • by | January 20, 2014 3:03 PM

    The journey of LG's G Flex to US shores began in earnest last Thursday, as we heard from Sprint about just how the phone would be coming to its network: prices, pre-orders, retail availability, the works. But there are two other carriers who we know will be offering the G Flex as well, and as of the end of last week, neither T-Mobile nor AT&T had come forward with plans of their own. Well, we're waiting on T-Mobile, but today AT&T speaks up, getting into the details of its own LG G Flex launch plans. While Sprint pre-orders are already open, AT&T is delaying the start of its ...

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  • by | January 20, 2014 7:21 AM

    There's no guarantee that the User Agent Profile file sourced below is actually for the HTC M8, but we'll have to take @evleaks' word for it; in his most recent tweet he shot out the link to the file and apparently, judging by both his tweet and the URL structure, this phone will be on its way to AT&T. As usual with UAProf files, they're not really telling: what we can make out of this is that we're looking at an HTC phone with Full HD resolution -- with a probably larger screen -- that will be running Android 4.4 KitKat, and which will be arriving to AT&T. The HTC M8 has been ...

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  • by | January 17, 2014 7:24 AM

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the regulatory body that oversees the Internet in these United States. Some times it does a good job, and sometimes it doesn't. Most of the time it depends on which side of the debate you're on. Nonetheless, there is a "Right" on the Internet that most tech writers and Internet surfers around the world will probably agree on: Net Neutrality. Around the globe, regardless of what continent you're on, what country you're in, or what language you speak, the Internet is the same. How you get there, how fast your connection speed it, how much it ...

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  • by | January 16, 2014 7:02 AM

    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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  • by | January 15, 2014 8:36 PM

    For all the months we spend looking forward to the CES, thinking about which devices we might see, and planning whose booth we're going to hit first, it sure can go by in a flash. Sure, it doesn't seem like it when you're in the thick of things, but looking back on it now, just a week later, it's already starting to seem like a distant memory. Part of that has to be due to just how close we are to MWC, and how quickly we have to transition back into that building-up role as we field the mountains of new rumors for what we'll see there, but before we put CES 2014 to bed, we're bringing you ...

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  • by | January 13, 2014 12:22 PM

    Since last fall, we've been talking about the next big venture coming from Beats, following the company's relationship with a couple smartphone and tablet OEMs: a streaming music service. We knew it would be cross-platform, but that was about it: just who would get access? How much would it cost? Well, over the weekend we started getting our answers, with the announcement of the start of service, and a special offer for AT&T subscribers. Beats Music goes live on January 21, available on iOS, Android, and “Windows Mobile,” which we really hope is an error on Beats's part, and not a ...

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  • by | January 9, 2014 10:55 AM

    Last week, we talked to you about the idea of companies subsidizing your smartphone's wireless connection, inspired by news that T-Mobile and Facebook were making the latter's apps free-to-use for customers who otherwise lacked data service on their accounts. This week, however, AT&T took things one step further and announced a formal “Sponsored Data” program, inviting companies form all over to make their apps more attractive to AT&T users by offering to pay themselves for the data consumed, rather than putting that cost on the user. For instance, maybe Hulu could sponsor Hulu ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 4:26 PM

    It's been clear that T-Mobile was planning to make with the details behind the next phase of its Uncarrier transformation today at the CES for a while now. Last month, we heard about this plan to offer subscribers to competing networks compensation for their early termination fees should they switch to T-Mobile, supposedly worth up to $350. Then early this morning we saw a leaked T-Mobile ad that seemed to confirm the news, while adding the note that it would only apply to users transition from the three big carriers, and was limited to five lines. This afternoon, T-Mobile has finally ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 8:17 AM

    Even though T-Mobile isn't doing a great job in gaining new customers through the quality of their network, we can't deny that the company is definitely trying to gain some recognition with their ads and strategies against competition. John Legere is already popular for his UnCarrier 4.0 strategy, along with his demeanor during events, and even in how dramatically he gets kicked out of AT&T parties, but now he's also becoming popular for how he plans to steal customers from his competitors. New leaks show a T-Mobile ad that might land on the Internet very soon, and the ad speaks for ...

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  • by | January 6, 2014 11:54 AM

    LG is one of those companies that bring a whole boatload of products to CES. That's because the show's more general-purpose electronics focus allows the company to show off a whole lot more than just mobile tech: TVs, refrigerators, audio equipment, washers, and dryers – LG has it all. While that means that a fair bit of its CES keynote strayed a little away from the sort of products we tend to cover, we did get to check out a few treats, like that fitness tracker that leaked the other day. We had heard that LG could be working on a number of wearables, and sure enough, it's confirmed ...

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