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New HTC One available to buy on March 25 in the UK

Carphone Warehouse confirms sales to begin from around 4pm on launch day at select stores

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it’ll be selling the new HTC One —aka M8 — in select stores from “around 4pm” on the day of announcement, March 25. That means the handset will be available for Brits to buy “just minutes” after the announcement London launch wrap up — a potentially significant development for HTC, which gets its new  [Read More…]

Three UK reveals Galaxy S5 pricing

British mobile operator Three has unveiled its on-contract prices for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5, while also revealing that it’ll be joining the GS5 pre-order party, with pre-orders available in-store and online from March 28. A Three-branded GS5 will set you back £69 upfront on Three’s 24-month contracts, which start at £38 per month for 600 minutes and 2GB of data, moving up to £44 a month for unlimited minutes and data.

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Beautiful Widgets debuts new clock widget in latest update [App of the Day]

The gang over at LevelUp Studio has released a new version of its wildly popular Beautiful Widgets app for Android. Available in the Google Play Store in both free and pro clients, the v5.6 sees the introduction of a new Color Widgets (4×1 and 4×2).

We’ve long been a fan of the stuff that comes from LevelUp Studio, specifically Beautiful Widgets. Okay, maybe Plume, too. Oh, and PETI. Anyways, this app is one of the easiest ways to breathe new  [Read More…]

European HTC One getting second KitKat update with Wifi fix

HTC has begun rolling out a second Android 4.4.2-based over-the-air update for the 2013 HTC One (M7) in some European customers. Today’s 205MB update to version 4.19.401.11 follows the withdrawal of the earlier KitKat update due to “difficulties” experienced by some users. Today’s OTA changelog references “support for more routers” as the only change, suggesting incompatibility with certain Wifi equipment may have led to the earlier ROM being pulled.

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Eight Android phones to buy instead of the 8GB iPhone 5c

Apple’s new cut-price iPhone model is still more expensive than many high-end Android phones

Apple has this morning launched an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c — a new budget offering for those willing to trade cut-down internal storage for a slightly reduced price tag. In the UK, a SIM-free 8GB iPhone 5c will set you back £429 directly from Apple’s online store — a saving of only £40 compared to the 16GB 5c, but a  [Read More…]

Three UK reportedly killing unlimited tethering for new contract customers

A report this morning by Wired UK claims that local carrier, Three, is set to put an end to unlimited tethering allowances for new contract customers. It’s supposed to be part of a raft of changes to the contract offerings which will still see all-you-can-eat data options available, but tethering will now be capped on those at 2GB.

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Google bringing ‘game gifts,’ new categories, updated SDK and more to Google Play Games

We thought it was great when Google updated Google Play Games last week some much wanted — and needed — features, but it seems that this was just the tip of the iceberg. Google has expanded their presence at GDC, and it looks like they are going all-in with mobile gaming.

    

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Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro Hard Case for Motorola Moto X

The DualPro is a hybrid style case that combines a flexible inner silicone layer with a rigid outer plextonium shell. Naturally the silicone core absorbs impacts and the plextonium shell features a custom blend of polycarbonate with a soft-touch finish that delivers improved drop protection.

The Incipio DualPro Hard Case is available for just $ 19.95, 33% off today only. Color options include black, pink, cyan and white.

Canada Deal of the Day: Premium Line  [Read More…]

Sprint lights up 20 new LTE markets

Sprint today announced 20 more markets that can now take advantage of 4G LTE data speeds. The additions are in a smattering of cities nationwide, from Bakersfield to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and added Sprint Spark in Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J. The additions give Sprint a total of 402 LTE markets in the U.S.

    

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Rovio launching new RPG called Angry Birds Epic, doesn’t give timeline for Android release

The Angry Birds franchise just keeps getting bigger, and the latest release is a full-blown RPG called Angry Birds Epic. Rovio claims this new free-to-play game will be a complete and extensive RPG title with an extensive campaign, turn-based gameplay, end game content, item crafting and more, all set on the fantasy world of “Piggy Island.” Being free-to-play we can expect some in-app purchases to make an appearance, but details aren’t known just yet.

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