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Verizon Will Now Charge $30 Upgrade Fee For Extended Contracts

For the longest time, Verizon has remained the only one of the big carriers in the US that didn’t charge an upgrade fee when you go to re-sign a new two year contract, but not any longer. Starting April 22nd, Verizon will charge $30 for the upgrade process whenever extending a customers contract. You can read their exact words and reasoning for the change by checking out the statement put out by the carrier, but basically they claim that the charge was to better help them maintain their customer services and tools.

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Apple Replacing New iPads with WiFi Problems

Oh, look at that Retina display! Oh, look at those quad-core graphics! Oh, look at that… what? Why isn’t my Wi-Fi working? Yup, apparently there have been “many” new iPad owners who have been complaining about Wi-Fi issues, Apple has very much recognized the pressing problem and are out to fix it.

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Samsung Galaxy S 3 To Arrive in May? Photos “leaked”

The Apple iPhone 5 is certainly a much anticipated device, and so is the Samsung Galaxy S 3. We have already heard a lot of rumors regarding the upcoming Android handset and what you see above is thought to have come from a public relations PowerPoint file. Is that really the S3 we have been waiting for all this while? We believe it is most probably a fake.

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Say Hello to the New Apple iPad

As the invite let us know, today was the big day. Apple hosted a special event in San Francisco this morning to unveil the new iPad to the world. Interestingly enough, it is not the iPad 2S, the iPad HD, or even the iPad 3 that we had expected. It’s simply the new iPad. I guess they’ve decided to take the iPod approach to product names moving forward, rather than the iPhone style of naming models.

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Rumored Samsung Galaxy S III Specs Are Awesome

Samsung unveiled some new devices at the MWC 2012, but it is certainly a disappointment that the much anticipated Galaxy S3 did not make it for the event. We are hoping that Samsung would make up for this by bringing out a handset that is worth the wait. And it appears like that is what they are planning to do. The latest info suggests that the company is thinking about something big.

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MWC 2012: HTC One X

As expected, HTC has just introduced their Quad-core Tegra 3 handset and the flagship phone appears to be one of the most impressive Android devices ever designed. The One X, which will be part of the company’s new “One” series, comes with awesome specs.

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Leaked Info About Mini 8-Inch iPad: All To Throw Us Off?

I’m not sure how Steve Jobs would feel about this. He said that the 9.7-inch screen of the iPad was the “minimum size required to create great tablet apps,” but it looks like Apple is genuinely entertaining the idea of producing a tablet with a smaller display.

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iPad 3 To Be Unveiled On March 7th?

As you might remember, the original iPad and the iPad 2 debuted at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center. It is worth noting that the hall is free for the newly rumored date. Apple might have already booked it and could be keeping silent for now, just to enjoy the misery that we all go through thinking about the next generation iPad. And also March 7th is a Wednesday, a day that Apple is very fond of.

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iPad 3 Unveiling In March

Of course, we know from previous years experience that we can expect something new from Apple, most likely in March again. Since the Cupertino company has scheduled a big media event for the first week of March, AllThingsD says its the iPad 3.

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Droid 4 Coming February 10th?

Just yesterday, Droid-Life received a new tip that claims the Droid 4 is on its way very, very soon. In fact, just days away with a release date of February 10th. Supposedly this model will cost for $199 with a 2-year contract. The rumor seems at least somewhat believable considering it includes a screenshot from a Verizon equipment guide.

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iPad 3 Release Date And Spec Rumor Update

The rumors and speculations about the Apple iPad 3 will definitely keep on coming till the day it is finally officially announced. The latest info suggests that the much anticipated device will arrive sometime in March equipped with impressive specs.

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Best Of Samsung From CES 2012 (Video)

Apple is not interested in CES, and Microsoft earlier announced that it’s bowing out of next year’s event. Many have started to believe that the show is losing its luster. But that did not stop manufacturers from around the world from unveiling their latest innovations.

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Droid 4 Is Likely On Its Way Soon

Motorola’s Droid 4 has been getting a lot of attention recently, especially for a device that hasn’t even officially been announced. It started with information surrounding leaked specs for the device and now has escalated with Techno Buffalo managing to get their hands on a Droid 4 demo unit.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review

Well, let’s have a look at one of the best in the bunch in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s name is pretty much self-explanatory: this is a Samsung tablet with a 10.1-inch screen. Does it stand out?

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Review: Motorola Droid 3 Android Smartphone on Verizon

The Motorola Droid 3 is one of the fastest Android handsets on the market. The 1 Ghz dual core processor allows it to handle the most taxing apps and games you can get your hands on. The design is in line with the previous Droid models, this one being the slimmest of them all.

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Confirmed: Specs for the Motorola Droid RAZR smartphone

Aside from the name, it sounds like the new Android smartphone from Motorola will boast a 4.3-inch display that’s in line with something like the Droid X. Given the possible RAZR moniker, we’re also hearing that this phone will be thinner than the newly launched iPhone 4S.

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Should you skip the new Motorola Droid 3 smartphone?

The first Motorola Droid, which was also sold in a slightly altered version as the Motorola Milestone, was generally well received. It offered a powerful Android experience, came with a great slide-out keyboard, and had some decent hardware. Now that the Droid 3 has officially hit store shelves, you might want to buy it too… but should you wait?

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Google Nexus Prime possibly a 1.5GHz Ice Cream Sandwich smothered in Super AMOLED HD sweetness

Don’t these Google devices make you hungry? First, we had the Google Nexus One by HTC running delectable Gingerbread. Then, we had the Google Nexus S by Samsung. And now, we are already on the cusp of the next Google flagship phone, the Google Nexus Prime. No, there’s no relation to Optimus… possibly because Google sounds like it’s sticking with Samsung rather than switching to LG or back to HTC.

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Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 expected tomorrow

It’s been a long time waiting. Rumored, denounced, confirmed, again and again, the Verizon iPhone is likely to be here tomorrow. Of course the timing is unconscionable, giving CES one day to wrap things up then stealing the limelight like a bandit in the night.

Phones Reviews
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HTC Desire 816G

Meant to be the best-in-class mid segment phone, HTC’s Desire 816G lacks shiny aluminium body its expensive sibling, the One M8. But that surely doesn’t make this phone feel cheap. Hold one of these and surely get to know that the plastic used for this phone’s construction is a high quality one. In terms of […]

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Telus to Soft-Launch HSPA Network on September 2nd

We had knon for some time that both Telus Mobility and Bell Mobility would be transitioning over to the GSM side of things with a new HSPA network and, eventually, a 4G LTE-based network across Canada. They were aiming to have this 3G network in place for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and, based […]

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3G Network from AT&T Will Boast 20Mbps Speeds Next Year

Even though the 3G network currently offered by AT&T is a serious improvement over EDGE speeds, it’s not nearly as fast as some of the other HSDPA networks in Europe and Asia. That may soon change, because we hear that AT&T plans on doing the HSUPA upgrade to its 3G network later this year, effectively […]

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E-zines: Your Favorite News & Magazines Delivered Straight to Your Pocket

  When eReaders were first released, all but the biggest bibliophiles were hesitant to shell out the cash for something they didn’t think would get much use. Now that smartphones and tablets are all but ubiquitous, however, digital media has never been more accessible. What once called for an entire separate device now fits neatly […]