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    The LG X power has made its way into the news again in the United States, this time on US Cellular. The mid-ranger with a 4,100mAh battery and an otherwise modest spec sheet is available for $149.99 prepaid or a total of $210 in 20, 24 or 30 monthly installments. As a note to Sprint nabbing a MediaTek-powered device, this particular CDMA network actually got the version with a Qualcomm chipset on it — perhaps the Snapdragon 410, but we can't say for sure. The LG G Pad X II (get a load of that name, is also on sale at the network. The 10.1-inch tablet has a 1920 x 1200 LCD, a Snapdragon ...

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    Sony Mobile has notified Xperia Blog and, presumably, other people on its email list, that the struggling unit's latest flagship will be out for sales on Amazon, Best Buy and other outlets soon enough in the US. The Xperia XZ will be presumably up for pre-orders on October 2 for $699, a price comparable to ones we've found in Europe and Taiwan. We presume that certain retailers will take their own promotional spins with this release as they have done for the Xperia X Compact, also recently released. Sweeter deals have been found with the prior batch of Xperia X phones. Both new phones ...

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    As Sprint continues to claw back into growth territory (and profitability), the company is trying to keep as much of the momentum it has built for a while before shifting gears. Besides moving assets around from inside its corporate infrastructure, the key thing is keeping customers coming in. That's why CEO Marcelo Claure says that Sprint's promotional half-off rate plan will stay through the holidays. The promo offers an equivalent pacakge to what AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers are billed for, but at half the cost. The executive said that Sprint has been able to increase ...

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    HTC defines itself with the lines it draws from smartphones to smartwear. But it hasn't been filling in those lines with cash money for awhile. As the company continues to plot its course away from the rut that was the One M9, it decides to do so by adding zeal to the Desire series — once remarkable, recently less so. Maybe the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle can shake things up. You may surmise some of the traits on these two mid-rangers come out of the HTC 10, a phone that received critical acclaim, but has battled market tailwinds. Features like 24-bit audio playback plus, in ...

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    What you see above may be a white version of one of the Google Pixel phones that are in vogue with the rumor whisperers right now. It shows up in a commercial for Alphabet's Nest smart appliances in the Netherlands. But the existence of a white color for the Pixel, said to be set for release in about two weeks, doesn't matter as much as the chatter surrounding the formerly Nexuses' advance to release day... well, it does in one sense. First, the word is out from Android Police and its trusted source that the Pixel XL will not start at $599, but rather, the smaller Pixel phone will, plus ...

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    It's boxy, it's relatively weaker than previous generations, it lacks a working fingerprint sensor and it supposedly has a pretty neat camera. But if your smartphone game is petite, yet still powerful, Sony's Xperia X Compact is your only route to go. And unlocked GSM units finally on pre-sale at Amazon in the US in black, white and blue for $499.99. Yep, $500. Amazon is softening the blow with a $50 checkout credit and shipping trucks are scheduled to set out next week on the 25th. Given, though, how many times we've been praising manufacturers on their $400 phones this year, we're ...

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    You could get the Sony Xperia X Performance for $699.99 from Bell Mobility in Canada. Or you can get it for free, stuck on a two-year contract with an $80 monthly plan. And you can get $100 off that "price" of free with a trade-in. Those who are looking for a little less intensity in their Xperia experience can get an Xperia XA for $349.99 or free on a two-year term with a $35 a month plan. The Xperia X Performance has only been on Bell's shelves for two months. But apparently, the carrier just isn't willing to give Sony phones the boot like what T-Mobile did with the HTC 10. Heck, the ...

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    Verizon has decided to bill one Valerie Gerbus some $9,153.46 for this July's wireless service. How did she rack up such a charge when she usually has to pay $118 a month for a 4GB plan? Apparently, through 569 gigabytes of data. Gerbus, like several other Verizon customers who have seen unaccounted, accelerated data usage on their accounts, says she never goes over her limit. Yet, Gerbus found herself in a situation where she couldn't say no. On July 21, — halfway through her billing cycle and two weeks after Verizon introduced its "Safety Mode" throttling feature — while she was ...

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    Boost Mobile is about to grab a handful of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus boxes for a launch next Friday, but it also has a "power-full" phone from LG to deal with. Oddly enough, so does its parent company, Sprint. Both postpaid and prepaid operations will begin selling the LG X power, a phone with 4,100mAh battery, an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 and Android Marshmallow. What could be a two-day phone for those who want to buy it will cost $0 down and $9 per month for two years on Sprint or a flat $129.99 on Boost Mobile. Sprint and Boost are both touting new unlimited data plans with ...

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    It's a chunky smartwatch with understated looks that's built for action. And we're finally seeing the ship date and price tag on it. Let's re-introduce you to Nixon's first Android Wear smartwatch, the Mission. It's one of the first to come with Qualcomm's wearable-dedicated Snapdragon 2100 chipset along with 10 ATM (100m) water resistance. The 400 x 400 circular AMOLED screen can be used with wet fingers. There's GPS, a microphone, thermometer, altimeter, barometer, an e-compass, gyrometer, accelerometer and a humidex sensor on this beast. While you may shirk at the omission of a heart ...

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    The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Drumroll, please. The freshly unveiled Apple iPhone 7 will start at $649 outright stateside with 32 (not 16, thankfully) storage, while the plus-sized model shall set you back an unsurprisingly much steeper $769 in its entry-level configuration. Other options include 128 and 256 gigs of internal digital hoarding room (buh-bye, 64), pre-orders officially kicking off this Friday, September 9. Actual sales and deliveries are underway exactly one week later, on the 16th, in 28 countries around the world, with 30 more following the ...

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    The iPhone supply chain in Taiwan is warming up to making more parts for the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. And there's plenty to warm up, too, if we go by some new benchmark numbers. But let's start with a report from Digitimes claiming that Apple has upped its orders for iPhone components by 10 percent. The company seemingly has a more upbeat attitude about iPhone shipments in the back half of the year. Compared with the estimated 180 million iPhones shipped in the period last year, sources say that Infinite Loop was planning on only shipping approximately 108 million for this year. ...

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    Chinese telecommunications firm TP-Link jumpstarted its smartphone brand, created last year, with a couple of unoffensive smartphones at IFA Berlin. The Neffos X1 and X1 Max have come out to play and, like everyone else, they've come in the form of subtly-curved, tapered-thin, all-metal beasts. Slim 0.6mm bezels frame the 2.5D glass on top of it, adding up to a 76 percent screen-to-body ratio. Both devices have back-mounted fingerprint sensors for 0.2-second unlocks. The Neffos phones are pretty middling for a debutante at the world's weirdest technology trade show, but we'll give you ...

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    Laptop? Sure. Tablet? You bet. Touchy screen? We're all keen. And with a price of only $399, we'd say that such a Chromebook has met its time. The Acer Chromebook R13 is the Taiwanese OEM's first such device to have the Google Play Store — you may know of that on cross-country competitor ASUS's Chromebook Flip — straight from the box and the first to sport a MediaTek chip for the device class (a quad-core M8173C CorePilot unit, if you're wondering). The 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen is rated at full HD resolution and comes below a 720p webcam. Talking memory, there's 4GB of RAM standard ...

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    You wouldn't actually want to swim with any earbuds as water and the ear canal don't make for great partners in resonance, but the point is that fitness audioware company Jabra has some new wireless earbuds you can submerge in water. Like Samsung's Gear IconX, the Jabra Elite Sport are tiny little buds that plop right into your ear for you to listen to music or take calls with. Sound output has been refined with the help of hearing aid firm ReSound to ensure the buds' "medical-grade credentials". Each bud has two microphones — one to take your voice during calls and the other to cancel ...

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    Lenovo has a few separate products that are also getting their play before IFA today. That includes what the company claims as the thinnest convertible tablet running the latest Intel Core i processors and a simple Android tablet with killer media specs and a battery to last. But both the Yoga 910 and Yoga Tab 3 Plus, though, are said to get screens right. The Windows 10-running Yoga 910 is a 13.9-inch convertible that has a full HD IPS screen (or 4K if you can will it so) showing off the full sRGB gamut with only a 5mm bezel around the edges. Dolby Audio Premium enriches sound from the ...

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    A 2-in-1 tablet usually means that we're talking about laptop form factor, too. But with Lenovo's Yoga Book announced at its IFA pre-game show today, "2-in-1" can also refer to the software — you can choose to get an Android version or one with Windows 10. Here's the twist with this convertible, though: it has no physical buttons. There's a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display on one side and a capacitive pad on the other that can house the virtual Halo Keyboard or the Create Pad. The Halo Keyboard only appears as you hit a text box, is able to provide word suggestions and can haptically ...

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    Huami, Xiaomi's lifestyle brand, has made some fairly simple fitness trackers, including one that's been plagued with delays. But maybe a whole new crowdfunded beast can paper over sins of the past. Meet the Amazfit. The case is made from ceramic and houses a 1.34-inch circular display with a 300 x 300 resolution. It's rated for IP67 water and dust protection and takes 22mm bands. There's a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Other parts include a heart rate monitor, NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Plus, the GPS is said to be the first one in a 28nm form factor. ...

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    It seems that the Nexus 5 will remain the smartphone apex of value-for-dollar in Google's standardized Android device lineup. With all of the top-of-the-line specifications and standardized hardware design that have been discussed for both the smaller "Sailfish" and larger "Marlin" devices supposedly to be made by HTC this year, it's really no surprise that the tab has picked up this year. Specificaly, Nexus Blog states from its "internal sources in HTC" that the Google Store will start both devices off at 32GB of storage. The Sailfish will go for $449 while the Marlin is said to start ...

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    Words from Samsung executives teasing the media about a "possible," "potential," "may or may not happen" Galaxy Note 7 in China with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage have fallen through. At least, for now. Samsung opened up pre-orders today for the Galaxy Note 7. Like everyone else's, it has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and no superiority over the rest of our Snapdragon 820 Note 7 units whatsoever. No, even China won't be getting the Exynos 8890. Shipments start heading out late on September 1. There are some pre-sales freebies, too, like a some OTG storage and a rebate on Level Over ...

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    If you're looking for something that'll work between Lantau Island, Aberdeen and the Lo Wu border crossing on the cheap, Motorola has a more sustainable option for you. The Moto E3 Power is now on sale in, of all places, the city of Hong Kong. If you're thinking that it looks like the Moto G4 Play, you'd certainly not be mistaken. It's just a little smaller. We have some spec differentiation here, like a MediaTek MTK6735 as opposed to a Snapdragon 410 — it's a quad-core unit at 1GHz. It's supported by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The 5-inch screen is rated at 720p and it'll probably ...

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    With several Asian parts manufacturers heavily reliant on Apple's business for sales revenue and a downward trend in sales for the iPhone set to continue for at least the next three months, we may either see Infinite Loop harvesting reduced product margins or the end of the standard $649 iPhone. Digitimes is reporting that manufacturers are refusing to cater to Apple's requests for lower lot prices. The company has been asking parts makers for up to a 20 percent discount as general iPhone unit sales fell 15 percent last quarter compared with last year and orders came in some 30 percent ...

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    Smartwatches continue to pick up steam across continents and populations, but sometimes, you just need a break from it all. Something more analog, something more simple. Martian has a few watches going for them while Chronos is almost ready to ship out their first anywatch add-ons. Meizu joins their ranks with its Mix. It has an analog watchface, but the innards are nowhere near analog: a vibration motor and LED for alerts, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to a smartphone, a gyroscope, an accelerometer and a 270mAh battery for up to 240 days of continuous use. Who knew a displayless device needed ...

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    Verizon made some changes to its plan pricing recently and added some features that T-Mobile and Sprint have had for a while. Starting August 21, it's AT&T's turn to shuffle around its Mobile Share Value plans. The Death Star's new Mobile Share Advantage plans will get rid of data overage fees and introduce overage throttling, stunting your connection speeds to 128kbps if you happen to hop over your limit for the month. The company points out that its Rollover Data feature is still here — letting you use your unused data for an extra billing cycle — and still free, unlike Verizon's ...

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    LG has pushed out so many X phones recently — reasonably priced devices straddling the budget and mid-range sectors with a certain hardware or software specialty. In the case of the X power, it's a decent phone with a big 'ol 4,100mAh battery and Quick Charge 2.0. Other than that we're looking at an 8-megapixel main camera, 16GB of storage and 1.5GB RAM with a quad-core processor. So, AT&T prepaid brand Cricket Wireless has decided to take it on, starting sales August 26 at $159.99 plus tax with a new plan activation. Those porting their number over to Cricket can get $30 off that ...

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