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    Three weeks ago, HTC got a head-start on IFA 2014 by announcing its Desire 510 mid-ranger, notable for its LTE support and use of a Snapdragon 410 SoC, making it one of the very first 64-bit capable Androids. Much earlier in the summer, though, we were already hearing whispers about the 510, and the notion that it might find a home on a US carrier – and Sprint, to be specific. Today we learn that those old rumors are coming true, with Sprint sharing plans to add the 510 to its lineup later this week. The Desire 510 hits Sprint this Friday for the quite affordable sticker price of just ...

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    Yesterday we picked up on a rumor that Sprint was about to welcome its first Sharp Aquos smartphone to its lineup, with word that the Aquos Crystal would be announced today. At least, Sprint was teasing a “take the edge off” announcement and the Aquos Crystal sports a blink-and-you-miss-it super-thin bezel. Connect the dots from this to a new partnership between Sharp and Sprint parent company Softbank, and it was all looking pretty plausible. Well, today Sprint has gone ahead and confirmed that interpretation, announcing plans to bring the Aquos Crystal to its own network, as well as ...

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    HTC's One-series of Androids (and soon to be Windows Phone, too, by the looks of it) may capture the lion's share of our attention, but we've also been keeping abreast with what's happening with its more affordable Desire lineup. Back in May we reviewed the Desire 816, and just last month we gave the same treatment to the Desire 610. At the time of those reviews, these were models that smartphone users in the States would likely have to import, but that's all changing, as HTC announces today plans to make both Desire models easily available to US shoppers. Starting tomorrow, August 12, ...

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    How much do you spend each month just to stay connected? As cell phones – namely, smartphones – have increased in popularity over the last decade, the cost of keeping them connected has slowly crept upwards. Cheaper functions, like voice calling and SMS, have taken a back seat to the more convenient and bandwidth-hogging mobile data. As such, calling plans and text messaging are now, more often than not, offered in unlimited quantities. However, gone are the days of $20 and $30 unlimited data plans (unless you're lucky enough to be hanging on to a grandfathered plan). The cost of ...

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    iPhone deals are odd at this time of year, and that's mainly because Apple is not open to discounting anything. It's common to see this happen close to an iPhone announcement, but we don't expect the next-generation iPhone to launch until June. The cool thing is that there are companies out there that don't mind daring Apple's mentality every now and then, and there are some sweet iPhone deals from Virgin Mobile today. Right now you can get the 16GB iPhone 5s for $385, the 32GB model for $455, and the 64GB model for $525, which is insane, and specially in that 64GB model, which usually ...

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    Ever since the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c we've seen every US carrier fight a hard battle in offering the best deals possible to gain new iPhone customers. From gift cards, to discounts, to additional incentives, we've seen aggressive things can get. Still, if you thought the holiday discounts were good, there's a new one that's just unbeatable. Virgin Mobile has just announced that it's slashing the unsubsidized price of the 16GB iPhone 5s to $459.99, which is down from the usual $649.99 that you'll see everywhere else. In the case of the 16GB iPhone 5c this is even sweeter at ...

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    There are a number of good no-contract options for smartphone service in the US, but in some ways those kind of arrangements can come up a bit short from the level of service you get from regular on-contract, post-paid accounts. One big component of that discrepancy is LTE. While three of the four major carriers are well into deploying their LTE networks, if you've wanted an off-contract LTE options you've been severely limited; MetroPCS has LTE, but its speeds are nothing to write home about. The situation may be getting better in the near future, upon rumors that both Boost Mobile and ...

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    Cricket is set to introduce the US to prepaid iPhone service later this month, and we've heard rumors about the possibility for Boost Mobile to offer similar service in a few months, possibly during September. According to the Wall Street Journal, they're not the only outfits in town with an eye on the iPhone, and Virgin Mobile could be next to add a prepaid iPhone to its stable, as soon as next month. Just like the other prepaid iPhone options, a Virgin Mobile iPhone sounds attractive due to the carrier's affordable monthly plans. With an on-contract iPhone, the absolute lowest bill you ...

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    The LG Optimus Elite is available on Virgin Mobile since Wednesday for $149.99 and, while its specs aren't of the high-end kind, the phone packs Near Field Communications (NFC), which is a first for Virgin Mobile. As such, the carrier is trying to push both this hardware feature and Google Wallet by throwing in some bonuses. If you purchase and activate an LG Optimus Elite on Virgin Mobile from May 18 to July 18, 2012, you can get $25 credit on your Google Wallet account. You have to activate your Google Wallet and Google Wallet prepaid card within a week of activating the Optimus ...

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