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HTC First with Facebook Home Now Available from AT&T

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 15:04 -- Marshall Walker

The HTC First smartphone is now available from AT&T for $99. The new handset is the first device to ship with Facebook's custom Android launcher, and is an AT&T exclusive. It features a 4.3-inch 720p display, 5MP camera, and it's powered by a dual-core Qualcomm processor.

Facebook Home transforms your device into a social networking hub. The custom Facebook UI allows you to keep track of your News Feed directly from the home and lock screens of your phone. You can easily swipe through updates, double tap to "Like" a post and comment directly from your cover feed. You can even post, comment and chat while using other apps, or surfing the web.

Cinemagram Arrives for Android Devices

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 00:53 -- Penelope Wang

Animated GIF fans rejoice, the popular iOS application Cinemagram is now available for Android devices. Cinemagram integrates social image sharing similar to Instagram with an interface that makes it simple to create interesting short animations. The app can be installed from Google Play for free on devices running Android 4.0 or later.

Cinemagram app mobile gif animator

Cinemagram offers free unlimited uploads for instantly sharing animated GIFs to Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter. Besides commenting, liking and reposting others' work, the app features direct messaging, browse categories, hashtags and trending posts for a social experience. The service has already attracted millions of users since its launch on iOS last February.

5 Great HTC One Cases

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 12:58 -- Alex Gardner

The HTC One doesn't begin shipping until April 16 (April 19 for Sprint customers), but that doesn't mean you can't start case shopping now. You are going to want the best wrap to protect that beautiful all metal zero gap body from bumps and falls as soon as your phone arrives. While it's still a little early and the pickings are slim, a few trusted accessory makers have already launched some decent cases for the HTC One. Here's a quick look at the best early options for HTC's flagship handset.

HTC One

If you haven't already ordered an HTC One, both AT&T and Sprint are currently accepting pre-orders for the device. The 32GB model is $199 with a new two-year contract from both AT&T and Sprint. AT&T customers can nab the exclusive 64GB model for $300, and HTC is also accepting pre-orders for a Developer Edition for $650.

Case-Mate Launches HTC One Tough Case

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 14:33 -- Sammy Snyder

Case-Mate's Tough and Barely There cases for the HTC One are now available for purchase. The HTC One Tough case utilizes a silicone skin and polycarbonate shell to give your smartphone a dual layer of defense against bumps and drops. The case also features a solid finish for easier grip, and a streamlined design for limited bulk. The Tough case is available in black for $30 through Case-Mate.com.

HTC One Cases

The Barely There case offers a slim profile while protecting your device with its one-piece, impact resistant hard shell. It covers the back and sides of the HTC One, but doesn't add a lot of unnecessary weight or bulk. The Barely There case is available in glossy white, black and pink rose for $20 via Case-Mate.com.

Need a New Case For Your HTC One? OtterBox Has You Covered!

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 13:03 -- Marshall Walker

If you've just pre-ordered a new HTC One from AT&T or Sprint, you are probably already looking for a new case to protect it. Luckily, the smartphone accessory maker OtterBox has already extended its Defender and Commuter series of cases to include the new HTC handset.

HTC One Accessories

The Defender Series is a lineup of rugged cases that will defend your HTC One from anything you throw at it, or throw it at. The cases feature three layers of solid protection: A high-strength screen protector to defend against scratches, a polycarbonate inner shell to protect against drops, and a silicone slipcover that wraps around the inner shell to absorb impact. The HTC One Defender Series cases are $50 from OtterBox.com. They are available in black, glacier, blushed, and punked. There is even a HTC One Defender Series with Realtree camo for $60.

Sprint Now Accepting HTC One Pre-Orders

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:07 -- Sammy Snyder

Sprint is now accepting pre-orders for the HTC One. The flagship handset is $199 with a new two-year contract, and will begin shipping on April 19th. That's a few days after the AT&T HTC One model will begin shipping, but ordering now will ensure you will be one of the first to receive the new device on Sprint's network. Sprint is also offering $100 off the phone when you bring your number to them on a new line of service.

HTC One Silver

The HTC One was announced on Tuesday, February 19th with an expected March release, but unforeseen delays caused its launch to be pushed back to April in the U.S.. Sprint's model was also slightly delayed due to a manufacturing problem. HTC plans to launch the HTC One through 185 mobile operators and major retailers in more than 80 regions and countries in 2013.

AT&T Finally Opens HTC One Pre-Orders

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:03 -- Sammy Snyder

After a slight delay AT&T is finally accepting pre-orders for the HTC One smartphone. AT&T customers had a small scare when pre-orders did not open this morning like many assumed they would, however, HTC fans can now breathe easily. The carrier has opened pre-orders for the 32GB and 64GB models in Glacial Silver.

HTC One

The 32GB model is $200 and the 64GB version is $300. Both versions require a two-year contract with qualifying voice and data plans. Customers who order now will also receive a free HTC Media Link HD wireless HDMI adapter with their purchase. The adapter allows users to wirelessly share media from their phone to a high-definition TV.

Google Adds More Official Nexus 4 Accecories

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:07 -- Alex Gardner

Nexus 4 completest can now add earbuds, a USB charger and an a micro USB cable to their growing collection of official Nexus 4 products. All three of the new accessories are now available through Google Play. The Nexus 4 Wired Headset with Microphone is $20, the Nexus 4 Power Adapter is $16, and the Nexus 4 Micro USB Cable will set you back $10. Both the elusive Nexus 4 Bumper ($20) and Wireless Charger ($60) are also back in stock. Make sure you grab all these accessories quickly because Nexus 4 accessories have been known to sell out rather fast.

Nexus 4 Accessories

AT&T Announces 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 for $200

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 13:00 -- Marshall Walker

Hot on the heels of its HTC One announcement, AT&T has confirmed it will offer a 16GB Galaxy S4 for $200. AT&T previously announced plans to release a 32GB model for $250, but gave no mention of 16GB version. Both AT&T and US Cellular will begin accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S4 on April 16th.

Samsung Galaxy S 4

AT&T's exclusive 64GB HTC One has been priced at $300, while the 32GB model will sell for $200. It will be interesting to see if AT&T customers gravitate towards the HTC One model since it offers more storage for the same price. However, Samsung's flagship device does offer expandable memory, while the HTC flagship does not.

HTC One Release Date Officially Announced [AT&T and Sprint]

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:11 -- Alex Gardner

Both AT&T and Sprint have announced that the HTC One will be available on April 19. AT&T will start accepting pre-orders on April 4, and Sprint will open pre-orders on April 5. AT&T's exclusive 64GB model will retail for $300. The 32GB model will cost $200 with a two-year contract through both AT&T and Sprint. AT&T customers who pre-order the device on April 4 will also receive a free HTC Media Link HD. Both the AT&T HTC One models will feature DriveMode, Ready2Go and other AT&T bloatware.

HTC One Pre-Orders

T-Mobile will also be carrying the HTC One under its new "uncarrier" plan. Complete pricing and availability are unknown, but the HTC One is expected to follow the same pricing model as T-Mobile's newly announced iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is $99 with 24 monthly payments of $20 (or $580 over two years) through T-Mobile.

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