Both phones were first unveiled in August to hype and positive reviews, with at least one reporter traversing a continent and back in a day to get his hands on the Moto X.
But the price of Motorola's first phone fully conceived as a Google company started to fall just a few weeks after its release, and now Amazon has taken the cost (with a new two-year contract or upgrade on AT&T or Verizon) all the way down to $99.… Read more
AT&T continues its 4G LTE push with the goal of reaching 270 million people by the end of the year.
The carrier announced Wednesday that it has flipped the LTE switch on 13 new markets, bringing its total to 437 locations across the US. With the latest additions, AT&T's LTE network is now available to around 240 million people. Moving beyond its year-end goal, the company has said it expects to substantially complete its LTE rollout by next summer.
The 13 new markets are Tuskegee, Ala.; Bloomington-Normal, Ill.; Decatur, Ill.; Pontiac, Ill.; Lewiston-Auburn, Maine; Hickory, … Read more
To get a truly flexible phone, you'd need a flexible battery, right?
LG thinks so. That's why it's unveiling the first of its kind series of bendable or modifiable batteries. The company announced Tuesday that its LG Chem branch was successful in creating three new types of batteries -- curved, stepped, and cable.
The curved battery is said to be able to fit in smartphones, smartwatches, and smart glasses. LG Chem said it has patented a "stack and folding" technology, which is crucial for getting the batteries to power a curved screen or flexible design. … Read more
LG is rolling out a new slate in Korea that will be hitting US store shelves soon.
Dubbed the LG G Pad 8.3, the tablet comes with an 8.3-inch HD display featuring 272 pixels per inch. The slate has a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 16GB of onboard storage. The G Pad 8.3 comes with an included microSD card slot to add up to 64GB of additional storage.LG showed off the G Pad 8.3 at the IFA conference in Germany last month. LG's slate was rumored for months prior to its … Read more
The carrier just unveiled a new promotion, which offers all three heavy-hitting Android smartphones for no money at time of purchase. Billed as "Zero Dollars Down," this special deal promises that customers will be able to sign up, then walk out of the store holding one of these powerful mobile devices without cracking open their wallets.
Sounds great, but shoppers aren't … Read more
Boost Mobile added a new no-contract Android phone to its lineup on Thursday, the Android-powered Boost Warp 4G. Priced at $199, it's a refreshed take on last year's midranger, the Boost Warp, this time adding a faster LTE data connection backed by Sprint's network.
Manufactured by ZTE, the Warp 4G runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a 4.5-inch HD display and an 8-megapixel rear camera. Looking under the hood, we learn the smartphone includes a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8GB internal storage, and 1GB RAM.
In terms of software, the Warp 4G comes with … Read more
Verizon Wireless on Wednesday introduced a 4G LTE-powered router for the home, which could potentially replace your ground phone and Internet connection -- as long as you're not a heavy user and an existing wireless customer.
The company's Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice is nothing if not straightforward, and does exactly what its name implies. Rather than a home cable or DSL connection, customers can use the LTE device to power their home Wi-Fi network, which can connect 10 devices simultaneously. It also includes a jack for a home phone and three Ethernet ports.
The router … Read more