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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.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rooted Before Launch

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:25 -- Sammy Snyder

A few developers have already rooted the Samsung Galaxy S4 before its official April launch. Early adopters can check out the video below for all the necessary information one will need to gain root access to the unreleased device. The root is only for the Exynos 5 Octa model, not devices sporting Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600. According to rumors, this eliminates 70% of the initial Galaxy S4 batch shipping in a few weeks. The "octa" units are being reserved for European countries with poor LTE availability.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Both AT&T and regional carrier US Cellular announced they will start accepting Galaxy S4 pre-orders on April 16th. T-Mobile will offer the GS4 contract free, but locked, starting sometime in May. The flagship handset from Samsung will cost $250 with a two year contract. It is unknown how much the unsubsidized T-Mobile model will cost.

AT&T to Offer Exclusive 64GB HTC One

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 15:24 -- Marshall Walker

AT&T has announced it will be carrying an exclusive version of the HTC One. According to a video released through its YouTube page, AT&T will be the only carrier offering a 64GB version of the flagship smartphone. Pricing and availability have still not been announced, but it is expected to launch sometime in April. The five-minute video mostly highlights the smartphone's new features like HTC BlinkFeed, the HTC UltraPixel camera and more.

HTC One

HTC announced the HTC One at simultaneous events in London and New York on Tuesday, February 19th. HTC previously planned to launch the phone in March, but delays have caused its release date to be pushed back until April.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Coming to AT&T and US Cellular in April

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 14:33 -- Sammy Snyder

Both AT&T and US Cellular will open pre-orders for the Galaxy S4 on April 16th. AT&T announced the GS4 from Samsung will be priced at $250 with a two year contract. US Cellular did not announce pricing, but the regional carrier did open a page for customers to register for a pre-order reminder.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders

CEO John Legere mentioned the GS4 will be available though T-Mobile around May 1st. T-Mobile has stopped subsidizing phones, meaning customers will have to pay full price for the flagship Samsung handset. However, this also means T-Mobile subscribers will not have to agree to a two-year contract. T-Mobile did not mention how much the Galaxy S4 will cost, but the carrier is selling the iPhone 5 for $99 with 24 monthly payments of $20 (or $580 over two years). T-Mobile is also offering the Blackberry Z10 for $532 ($99 down / 24 monthly payments of $18). It is safe to assume that the GS4 will feature a similar pricing plan.

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