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    Smartphone carriers are in this business to make money, and when we're talking maximizing profits, there are two obvious ways to boost income: charging more, or offering less. For some carriers, that “offering less” angle has taken the form of doing away with old unlimited data plans, and favoring tiered offerings, instead; both AT&T and Verizon axed their old unlimited data plans years ago. Now a new survey attempts to show just what kinds of plans current subscribers have with the major US carriers, and it looks like there's a surprising number of users still clinging to those ...

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    Earlier this week we saw AT&T join the growing list of carriers announcing their plans for the start of LG G3 sales, and just like it told us would happen, the phone's available in the company's retail stores as of today – no surprise there. Over at Sprint, though, users were supposed to still have a little bit of a wait on their hands: pre-orders were set to begin today, but the phone itself wasn't scheduled to arrive until next Wednesday, July 16. Well, apparently Sprint didn't feel like being late to the party after all, and has gone ahead with making the G3 available at retail as ...

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    The Sprint LivePro has just launched as the world's first device combining a projector and a mobile hotspot, so those of you who often find yourselves in a boardroom may be itching to know what exactly powers it before purchasing one. As can be expected, there's nothing particularly impressive about the Sprint LivePro specs, but this is no slouch at the same time. The components of note to us are the battery and the possibly over-generous (for a device of this caliber) processor which should keep the LivePro chugging along for quite a while. The real selling points, of course, are the ...

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    With the insane pace of phones, tablets, and wearables crossing our desks every day, it's nice to sometimes take a break and welcome in new form factors. The newest product to differ from the norm is the just-launched Sprint LivePro, a device which is a combination of a projector and a Sprint mobile hotspot. Far and away the most interesting feature of the device is the ability to project media to a projection display anywhere between 10 inches and 10 feet. Measuring just 4.7 inches for both its length and width, and with a thickness of 1.1 inches, that's a pretty impressive feat. Even ...

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    HTC's focus lately has shifted over to mid-range phones, having released the One mini 2 and Desire 610 just recently, and it looks like even more additions to the Desire family are in order. If information from incredibly reliable tipster @evleaks is to be believed, an HTC Desire 510 Sprint release could be in the cards and coming soon. Since the Desire 510 has not even launched globally, we're at a loss for what exactly we should expect from this phone. Being part of the Desire series implies that it's a mid-ranger, though, so that's pretty much for granted. The only real source of ...

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    There are two versions of the LG G3: one that sports 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. We've already seen how the US carrier models will look like -- and that Sprint will apparently have no intrusive branding on the device -- but we had no information on which version the network operators will go for. Apparently, the Sprint LG G3 will be the highest end version, according to recent leaks. The carrier will start taking pre-orders on July 11, with the phone shipping on July 18, and, the screenshots below seem to confirm the 3GB of RAM / ...

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    The LG G3 did well in our review, being one of the 2014 Android flagships to want, together with the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Sony Xperia Z2. However, our review was based on opinions formed while using a South Korean version of the device, with an American carrier unit not being available. That being said, thanks to @evleaks, we're seeing all (major) four US carrier models being leaked in press renders, as seen above. From left to right, we're seeing the upcoming Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile versions. Interestingly, of all four devices, only Sprint version (as ...

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    It wasn't long after LG formally announced the G3 that carriers were chiming in with news of their interest in offering the smartphone for sale; within hours of launch, we had heard from all four big players in the US. But at the time, there just wasn't a lot of info about how that availability would manifest – they were talking plans for a summer release, but that's about as good as we got. Well, with summer now here, we're starting to lean about those specifics; T-Mobile announced the start to pre-orders this past Monday, with the phone actually landing on July 16. Now it's Sprint's ...

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    The Galaxy S5 Active launched for AT&T late last month, and while we've gone hands-on to bring you a review of that model, we've been interested in learning about increased availability for the phone; would it go up for sale internationally? What about on other North American carriers? Well, at a Sprint press event this morning, the company announced that it would start carrying the Galaxy S5 Sport, “a smartphone built for the athletic lifestyle.” But is this the GS5 Active, or something else altogether? The GS5 Sport doesn't look quite like the GS5 Active, nor does it match the ...

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    The Android 4.4.4 update has just been made official, though Android 4.4.3 remains young -- it only came out last week, after all. The latest device to be updated to this no-longer-newest version of Android is Sprint's Motorola Moto X. The features in Android 4.4.3, along with a couple extra Motorola goodies, have all made their way to the device in the Sprint Moto X Android 4.4.3 update. First and foremost are the Android 4.4.3 changes, which are mainly bug fixes for stability, security, and other non-user-facing areas. The refreshed look in the Dialer app has been brought over to the ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0 event has seen its topic speculated about many times, but with talk of a possible buyout of T-Mobile by Sprint floating around, the possibility that this event will be to announce plans of this purchase are increasing. If "inside sources" of TK Tech News are to be trusted, new "Framily" plans from this merged company (referred to as SoftBank USA) have been exposed. Reportedly, offerings would start at $60 for unlimited talk, text, and data, with 5GB of tethering. This comes with T-Mobile's previously announced international data roaming, and text messaging to ...

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    After multiple reports of a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA, more alleged details have reportedly emerged. The merger deal has been allegedly accepted, with the combined company to be named SoftBank USA -- meaning, the T-Mobile and Sprint monikers would be history. The CEO of the new company would be the current T-Mobile USA chief, John Legere. Dan Hesse, Sprint's CEO, would step down from his current position, though he would remain a part of the SoftBank board. Also scrapped would be the MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile prepaid brands, all rolled in to one ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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    If we're to believe the latest reports, the long-rumored T-Mobile and Sprint deal could soon become a reality. To hear it told, the carriers are essentially committed to going through with a deal that would merge the companies, and all that's left is to negotiate a few of the finer specifics (minor stuff, like how many billions of dollars T-Mobile is worth). But let's assume for a moment that all this is accurate, and the carriers will eventually merge. What then? Who would head up this new, bigger network, large enough to compete head-to-head with Verizon and AT&T? Both Sprint and ...

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