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by cereal killer at Jan 22, 2015
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Ladies and gentlemen we have an AWESOME giveaway that we are excited to announce! As you can see we are giving away a Limited Edition Code Black Drone!! Yes, one (1) lucky member will get the chance to win this very cool drone and as always it's going to be a snap to enter.

Lets take a quick look at some of the Code Black Drone's features:
  • 6-axis flight control system and adjustable gyro sensitivity, the Code Black Drone can perform complicated maneuvers will speed and accuracy. A beginner and expert flight mode allow you progress to more complex flights.
  • Take amazing aerial video in stealth mode. Shoot perfect HD and SD video with this stealth matte black drone. This badass drone shoots badass video.
  • Easy to use remote. This responsive, 4-channel remote is included with every Code Black Drone. Easy to learn controls will have you flying like a pro in no time
So what do you have to do to enter? Rules for entry are as follows:
  • Only ONE (1) entry per member. Duplicate entries will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Let us know what carrier you are on AND what carrier, if any, you are planning to move over to. If you're happy and staying where you are, please let us know!
That's all you need to do and you are entered folks, so jump right in!!

On January 29, 2015 at 12:00pm Central the contest will close and we will randomly draw one (1)...
by pc747 at Jan 28, 2015
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For a cheap device that may not wow you on the spec sheet this is a good looking phone. The ZTE Blade S6 is a LTE device running 5.0 lollipop, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 64 bit device, with a 720 display, 13 mp camera, 2400mAh battery, and looks like an iPod touch.
Again, it may not win the specs war but looks to be a nice device for those wanting an affordable phone off contract.
I see the market for this ranging from a person on a budget to a phone to buy for a teen. What do you think?

Source: ZTE Blade S6 brings LTE and Lollipop on a budget - news
by dgstorm at Jan 28, 2015
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Not too long ago Samsung claimed they were going to slow down the production of a large variety of smartphones and refocus their efforts on fewer models. Apparently, that was just lip-service to the media, because they just announced a completely new Galaxy series of smartphones to add to the plethora of options already coming.

The "pinnacle" of their new J Series Galaxy model is the Galaxy J1, and here are the humdrum specs:
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor of unknown origin
  • 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display
  • Dual SIM capabilities
  • Android 4.4 KitKat on board
  • 5 MP camera with LED flash on the back
  • 2 MP snapper on the front (includes a Palm Selfie function which can detect movement so you can take selfies using hand gestures)
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of internal memory
  • A microSD card slot
  • 1850 mAh removable battery
  • Ultra Power Saving mode
  • Weighs 122 grams
  • Measures 129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm
  • Three color versions: blue, black, and white
The phone will be launching in Malaysia and Russia soon. We have no further details than that. Apparently, Samsung feels they can just slap a "Galaxy" name on any device to make it a great product. Feel free to "groan" now...

Source: GALAXY J1 SAMSUNG Malaysia
by dgstorm at Jan 28, 2015
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If you were skeptical about how bad things are at Sony's Mobile Division, today's news might erase that skepticism. Sony will soon announce that they will be cutting 1000 jobs from their mobile division this year. This cut is actually part of a larger plan to cut a total of 5000 jobs by March of fiscal year 2016. Previously, Sony already cut 1000 jobs back in October of last year.

The official announcement will happen on February 4th when Sony reports its earnings for the period covering April through December. Along with this news, earlier reports indicating that Sony will be delaying the launch of their Xperia Z4 smartphone were corroborated by the source.

Things are looking bleak for the embattled Japanese megacorp.

Source: Reuters
by dgstorm at Jan 28, 2015
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What's this? An anonymous tipster gave us this insider tip regarding an increase to Verizon's Activation/Upgrade fee. It looks like Big Red decided to increase these fees to $40. Previously, the activation fee was $35 and the upgrade fee was $30. Now they have achieved parity at this higher level.

What do you think? While the charge is small, it seems like Verizon knows how to work those fees to eke out extra dough from everyone. Maybe they are preemptively dealing with whatever perceived losses they might have regarding Title II classification coming down the pike from the FCC. Or... the bean counters just felt like having another fee increase... Share your thoughts.

The full image of the leaked brochure is in the thread below.
by dgstorm at Jan 28, 2015
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Moto just sent out another Soak Test Invite for the Droid Turbo. Although we are obviously hoping for Android 5.0 Lollipop in this one, you shouldn't get your hopes up. It hints at VoLTE, which suggests it's simply some tweaks/bug fixes for that. Of course, we will keep you apprised if that speculation turns out to be wrong and it is something more interesting. We have the email invite quoted in the thread below for your viewing pleasure.

Don't forget to check out our dedicated Motorola Droid Turbo section here for more discussions: Motorola Droid Turbo Android Forum at
by dgstorm at Jan 28, 2015
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While the folks at AT&T (and other US carriers) are still farting around putting versions of KitKat on the HTC One M8, Europe is now already rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop for the flagship device. Of course, it's HTC themselves who are pushing this update out, as it seems the carriers across the pond do not take an inordinate amount of time to vet the updates.


The update was announced via Twitter by HTC's communications executive Jeff Gordon. Now, what's it going to take to get it over here in the US?
by dgstorm at Jan 28, 2015
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If you were on the hunt for a good Motorola deal to purchase some of their mobile tech as a Valentine's Day present to your sweety or yourself, then you might want to pencil in the following specific date and time to show up on Motorola's website. will be giving away a $140 coupon code to folks who register on the site between 11am 11:50pm Central time on February 2nd. The tricky part is that they will only be giving away coupon codes to the first 200,000 people who register for them. That gives you a very limited window to get this obviously significant savings on many of their products (although several limitations apply).

If you miss out on the Feb. 2nd offer, or don't want to wait in a 200,000 person virtual line, Motorola will still offer some value to customers who purchase from them in February. Through February 14th, Motorola will be giving an instant rebate of $35 and $100 off purchases of $249.99 and $499.99, respectively. This offer does not require the voucher.

Here's Motorola's landing page for the promotion for more of the details: Feel the Motolove With Up to 140 Off Your Purchase at - The Official Motorola Blog
by dgstorm at Jan 28, 2015
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If you have been anxious to get your hands on the Samsung Gear VR headset to try out some Oculus Rift Virtual Reality technology, then now you have another chance. The Gear VR is now officially on sale at Best Buy. Sadly, you can't yet go demo it at a store, as it is only available online. Technically the Gear VR has already been available in a limited capacity. You could purchase it from Samsung's online store last month, but it is already sold out there. The same thing occurred with AT&T's version of it.

Still, if you didn't get one before and want one, the device is only $199.99 at the Best Buy link below. Keep in mind that you must own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (which is required for the Gear VR to function).

Here's the Best Buy link: Samsung Gear VR for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Cell Phones 60-3358-05-XP - Best Buy
by dgstorm at Jan 28, 2015
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We aren't sure if this means that Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, is out of retirement, but even if it is only temporary, he is up to his old tricks again. He blasted out some new images which are supposedly leaks of the HTC One M9.

What's interesting is that several of these pics contradict each other. One of them looks like your typical press render, and could easily be mistaken for the HTC One M8. Another showcases a strange case surrounding what is presumably the HTC One M9. The final image seems to be a render of the device, and its design is very reminiscent of the new iPhone 6.

What is really interesting is that two of the pics show that the HTC One M9 eschews the traditional side-mounted camera for a center-mounted one. We aren't sure what to make of any of this, and suspect that one or more of these are bogus. Still, they are worth sharing to give us a taste of what may come.

Here's our dedicated HTC One M9 section: HTC One M9 Android Forum at

In the thread below we have a larger version of the render on the far right.
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