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    Zero hour has arrived. After quite literally talking about the idea of Amazon releasing its own smartphone for years, the rumors and guesswork have coalesced into this afternoon's event, where we've been looking forward to the company finally confirming its news. Today in Seattle, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took the stage before a room full of both Amazon fans and representatives from the press to draw the curtain back on his company's first smartphone, the Fire phone. The handset features a 4.7-inch HD display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800, and has 2GB of RAM. There's a 13MP main ...

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    Earlier today we picked up one of the latest rumors to add to the story of Amazon's first smartphone, the device we expect to see the company announce tomorrow. With all the time we had already spent talking about the handset's interesting hardware, and some unique (if not maybe a little gimmicky) software, we switched gears and instead turned our attention to sales. Word was that Amazon had found itself a little carrier interest, and that its phone might arrive as an AT&T exclusive. While that detail has yet to be confirmed (not to mention the phone itself), T-Mobile CEO John Legere ...

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    Samsung's recent devices have been notoriously difficult to root, with bounties for rooting AT&T and Verizon-branded Galaxy S5 phones shooting past $15,000 in a matter of months. It's not just Samsung, too -- more and more OEMs, possibly spurred on by carrier policies from the likes of AT&T and Verizon, have been restricting their phones from customization. Most of that changes today, though, a new root method has been unveiled that's the closest thing to an end-all-be-all we've seen so far -- Towelroot. Towelroot comes to us from developer Geohot, of XDA-Developers fame. It should ...

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    One of the best features of the LG G Pro 2 was its unique Knock Code feature, allowing users to unlock their phones using one of 86,367 tap combinations instead of traditional PIN codes or passwords. Users of the AT&T LG G2 are finally now receiving this feature on their smartphones. A 39MB update brings Knock Code, along with enhancements to Exchange Active Sync (EAS) and the Calendar. The update, version D80020u, requires WiFi to install according to AT&T, and should be pushing out via FOTA (Firmware Over-the-air) to all AT&T G2 owners. The Android version number remains at ...

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    Carriers in the US have seen their stranglehold on subscribers locked-in to two-year contracts wane in recent years, as more and more users are lured away from the temptation of subsidies and elect to buy their phones outright, enjoying the freedom of service options that choice affords them. But even as the popularity of these sorts of arrangements grows, getting set up with them isn't always the most graceful experience: you buy your SIM-less phone from one retailer and are then left to your own devices so far as tracking down a SIM and getting things activated go – for us ...

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    When it rains mobile devices at AT&T, it pours. At least, that's what this new onslaught suggests -- the ASUS PadFone X, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, and Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 are all now available from purchase from the United States's second largest wireless carrier. The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is a mid-range tablet, with not many impressive specs. It features a Snapdragon 400 processor, and a 10.1-inch display with a mediocre screen resolution of 1280x800. It costs $379 on a two-year data plan contract, and $479 off-contract. Alternatively, it can be financed through AT&T, which ...

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    What's the most important thing you consider when choosing a mobile carrier? Selection of device? Well, unless you're bringing your own, it's sure something you'd better look at. Scope of coverage? Sure, more than just making sure you can get the fastest speeds, you'll want to check that there's coverage where you live in the first place. And we can't forget rates; you don't want to be paying more than you have to. But let's say you've already covered those important topics and are still undecided about which network to go with. What then? AT&T's got a new carrot on a stick it's ...

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    If there's one trend that has become apparent in 2014, it's the selfie. We have a song dedicated to selfies, so why not a smartphone next? HTC seems to have taken the initiative -- according to the latest leak of the Taiwanese manufacturer's plans, we should expect to see a phone codenamed "Eye" launch soon, dedicated to selfies. The device allegedly will be launching in the fourth quarter, which would make sense; this may be why we haven't yet seen additional leaks spring.In the United States, the Eye will allegedly be launched on AT&T, but it may not be the only US carrier to stock ...

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    Probably one of the biggest disappointments of owning any smartphone from a carrier, is how long it'll take all of us to enjoy software updates. The fact that there is an additional middleman between you and your latest and greatest Android experience can be frustrating, and still, we have seen some dramatic improvements this year. HTC is one of the companies that's done significant improvements in this manner, and today we get more good news. If you're currently rocking the HTC One M7, which is one of the smartphones that we most praised last year, you'll love the fact that HTC is giving ...

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    Back in 2012, in one of my first-ever editorials for Pocketnow, I called the first-generation ASUS PadFone an answer to a question no one was asking. I admired that it "cheated the system by changing the rules," providing a continuous computing experience across a smartphone and a tablet, but found its hardware-based approach antiquated. In a world where more and more of our content resides in the cloud, I reasoned, what place does a dumb-terminal tablet have? Three generations later, ASUS still believes the PadFone concept has legs – and AT&T seems to agree. But in a reversal of the ...

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    Acer smartphones are not too common in North America, as the company has told us, with several occasions -- at trade shows -- that it focuses mainly on Europe and Asia. However, that's about to change: according to a recent @evleaks report, AT&T is preparing to add an Acer smartphone to its line-up. We don't have a model name or number, nor any details regarding availability and pricing. What we do know, however, that the five-inch Acer phone will have a Full HD resolution, and will utilize an eight-megapixel sensor for its main shooter on the back. According to the report, the rest of ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 635 may not be the flagship that its size points it out to be, but then again, there is also a market for those that want a decent-sized phone with an enticing price tag. After its recent announcement and launch in certain countries abroad, we're still waiting for it to reach US shores, and obviously there are steps in that process, which have already begun. The Nokia Lumia 635 has just stopped by the FCC, and judging by its frequency support of bands AWS 1700/2100 MHz and LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 7 and 17, this is clearly the same device to support both AT&T and T-Mobile. ...

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    New York City is a fine place to sneak a peek at some unreleased devices, and that's just what we did this week with the LG G3 event (streamed from London to an airy presentation room in a Chelsea skyscraper) and AT&T's ASUS PadFone X announcement (held on a posh rooftop lounge near the Flatiron). At one of those events, Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup was our seat neighbor, so we thought we'd invite him on this week's podcast to discuss the more globally significant of these high-profile launches. Join us as we share our impressions of the LG G3: how it stands on its own and how well it ...

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    There was little doubt that the Galaxy S5 Active exists, thanks to all the leaks we've seen recently. But, with water resistance already present on the Galaxy S 5, many were wondering about the purpose of an Active phone. As a reminder, last year's Galaxy S4 Active brought IP57 over the standard build of the S4, but in 2014, Samsung wants you to be (more) active. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is now also shock resistant, and has a dustproof casing -- IP67 & MIL-spec 810G -- (in addition to being water resistant like its classic sibling). Underneath the ruggedized body you can find ...

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    Our opinions related to the Padfone concept have been divided here on Pocketnow. However, if you often find yourself switching from your phone to your tablet, and vice versa, AT&T's got you covered with the ASUS Padfone X. Sales start next Friday, June 6, both online, and in retail stores, so, if this is something you might be interested in, check out our ASUS Padfone X unboxing below. There's both a tablet -- which is not a real tablet, per se -- and a phone in the box, alongside the usual accessories, like bundled headphones (yay!), charger, and USB cable. For those interested in ...

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