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Sprint and T-Mobile Delay Galaxy S4 Launch

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:38 -- Marshall Walker

"Unexpected inventory challenges from Samsung" have forced both Sprint and T-Mobile to change their release schedule for the Galaxy S4. T-Mobile's model was supposed drop today, but has been delayed untli Monday, April 29. Here is the official statement released by T-Mobile on Tuesday:

"We know customers are really looking forward to getting their new Samsung Galaxy S 4 soon. However, due to an unexpected delay with inventory deliveries, the Galaxy S 4 will not be available on www.T-Mobile.com as planned on Wednesday, April 24. Instead, online availability is expected to begin on Monday, April 29. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working with Samsung to deliver the device to T-Mobile customers as soon as possible."

Samsung Galaxy S IV

Sprint had planned to launch their GS4 model on Saturday, April 27, but the same unexpected inventory shortage has forced them to delay their release as well. Unlike T-Mobile, Sprint did not announce a new release date, but promised they are working with Samsung to launch the device through all Sprint channels "as soon as possible". Here is their official statement:

HTC One 32GB Unlocked Model Now Available

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:22 -- Marshall Walker

HTC is now accepting orders for the unlocked 32GB model of the HTC One. The carrier-free version features all the same specs as the other models. It's powered by a 1.7Ghz quad-core CPU, and ships with 2GB of RAM and Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5. The unlocked model is $575, which is cheaper than the 64GB developer edition that sells for $650.

HTC One Unlocked

Both the unlocked and developer models have been listed as "out of stock" on HTC's website since HTC One pre-orders opened. So if you've been waiting for the unlocked model, now is the time to nab it. You can buy the unlocked model through HTC's website.

HTC One Kernel Source Now Available For Download

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:50 -- Sammy Snyder

HTC released the kernel source for the HTC One on the same day the device became available through AT&T and Sprint. People who enjoy tinkering around with their devices can download the kernel now via HTCDev.com.

HTC One

The HTC One officially went on sale at both AT&T and Sprint on Friday. The 32GB model is $200 on contract from both carriers, and the 64GB model is an AT&T exclusive for $300. The HTC One is only currently available in Glacial Silver, but a Black model is "coming soon," according to Sprin'ts HTC One page. T-Mobile's HTC One handset will be available on April 24th.

AT&T Quietly Bumps Up Galaxy S4 Release Date

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:09 -- Alex Gardner

AT&T has quietly moved its Galaxy S4 launch date from April 30 to April 23. That's around the same time it is set to ship from Sprint and T-Mobile. Samsung fans can pre-order the device now from AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular. T-Mobile is not accepting early orders, but customers can nab the device on April 24 for $149.99 down at T-Mobile.com. Sprint is taking $100 off the GS4 price for new customers who switch their phone numbers.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date

The 16GB Galaxy S4 from AT&T is available in Black Mist or White Frost for $199 with a new two-year contract. AT&T is also offering the GS4 off contract for $650. US Cellular is also offering the GS4 for $200 with a new two-year agreement. The regional carrier will also toss in a free S View Flip Cover if you pre-order now.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Coming to Sprint and T-Mobile Late April

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:32 -- Alex Gardner

Sprint has announced Galaxy S4 pre-orders will open on April 18th, and will start shipping on April 27th. The carrier is offering $100 in instant credit to new customers who switch their phone number to Sprint. Existing customers can nab a 16GB model for $250 with a new two-year contract. You can pre-order the flagship Samsung handset at www.sprint.com/galaxys4 on the 18th, or personally pick one up from Sprint Stores and Sprint retailers on the 27th.

Sprint Galaxy S4

T-Mobile will not be offering pre-orders, but T-Mobile customers can purchase their GS4 at T-Mobile.com on April 24 for just $149.99 down - plus monthly device payments. That's a lot more money down than we had originally predicted. The T-Mobile Galaxy S4 comes contract free with unlimited talk, text and web thanks to T-Mobile's new Simple Choice Plans.

Pre-Order the Samsung Galaxy S4 [AT&T and US Cellular]

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:15 -- Sammy Snyder

Both AT&T and US Cellular have opened pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4. AT&T is accpeting pre-orders for the 16GB model, in either White Frost or Black Mist, for $200 with a two-year contract. You can also nab an off-contract model for $640. US Cellular is only offering the 16GB model for $200 with a new two-year contract.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Order

The GS4 will start shipping on April 30th, according to the AT&T page. There is also supposed to be a 32GB Galaxy S4 model for $250, but it hasn't materialized today. T-Mobile is expected to release its GS4 model at the beginning of May.

Pre-Order Your Galaxy S4 Case While You Wait

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:43 -- Marshall Walker

Engadget readers are reporting that ATT.com is accepting pre-orders for the 16GB Galaxy S4 from customers in certain areas . It's unknown why AT&T has not opened pre-orders for everyone, but US Cellular, who is also supposed to start accepting pre-orders today, also hasn't opened its GS4 page at the time of this post. Engadget has also learned that AT&T is promising an April 30th shipping date, and is offering the GS4 off-contract for $639.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Accessories

AT&T customers can kill some time by doing some case shopping while they wait for pre-orders to open. Case-Mate is currently accepting orders for their Barely There, Tough, Glimmer, and other signature cases for the Galaxy S4. Zagg has opened orders for their popular invisibleSHIELD screen protectors, and a few Speck CandyShell cases in various colors have popped up on Amazon.

T-Mobile Leak Shows Possible April 24th HTC One Release

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 21:39 -- Marshall Walker

T-Mobile has been quiet about its HTC One launch since its uncarrier event in March. What we do know is the carrier will offer the new handset contract free for $99 down, but we are still waiting for word on an official release date. Best Buy has told Engadget that they will begin shipping the HTC One T-Mobile model on April 19th for $250 with a two-year contract, but what about T-Mobile's unsubsidized model?

T-Mobile HTC One

TMONews has learned that T-Mobile will begin selling the contract free HTC One online and at "select retail" stores starting on April 24th. That's five days after AT&T and Sprint will start shipping the device to their customers.

How to Install Facebook Home on Any Android Device

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 22:21 -- Penelope Wang

So you may have heard that there are only five Android devices that can officially run Facebook Home. This might be true, but it doesn't mean that intelligent developers haven't figured out a way to bring the app to the masses. Although the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are slated to receive Facebook Home in the near future, how can you install the app on your current Android device?

Facebook Home

Currently Facebook Home is only supported on the HTC First, HTC One X+, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. So who wants Facebook Home anyway? Keeping in touch has never been so easy with the latest mobile experience from Facebook. Home displays a steady stream of friends' posts and photos right on your home screen. Quick access to your essentials means you never miss upfront notifications or any other action.

ZAGG Releases invisibleSHIELD Screen Protector for HTC One

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 15:48 -- Alex Gardner

ZAGG has released an invisibleSHIELD screen protector for the HTC One. The invisibleSHIELD is a great way to protect your HTC One from scratches and smudges without adding extra bulk, or hiding the device's sleek aluminum body.

ZAGG invisibleSHIELD

The invisibleSHIELD's military grade patented material with self-healing properties will help prolong your HTC One's life and its resale value by protecting your display from damage. The lightweight screen protector also features glare reduction, drop resistant grips, and it's easy to install. There is even a 45-day money back guarantee if you're not happy with the product.

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