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Moto X arrives as Moto Maker opens its customization doors

Moto X arrives as Moto Maker opens its customization doors

Motorola's Moto X smartphone has gone up for sale, landing on store shelves at AT&T locations, while Motorola's own Moto Maker customization service has opened its doors. The 4.7-inch smartphone, which we reviewed earlier this month, is priced from $199.99 for the 16GB model, though if you head down to an AT&T store you shouldn't expect to walk away with anything other than a black or white version.

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Microsoft, AT&T, Delta team up to bring Windows Phone 8 to flight attendants

Microsoft, AT&T, Delta team up to bring Windows Phone 8 to flight attendants

Microsoft and AT&T are teaming up with Delta Airlines to provide flight attendants with Windows Phone 8 devices to use on board flights. The phones will handle a slew of responsibilities, including handling credit cards and make in-flight purchases. The phones will also handle passenger manifestos, frequent flyer info, connecting gate updates, and flight attendant scheduling updates.

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HTC One Mini headed for AT&T to battle palm-sized competitors

HTC One Mini headed for AT&T to battle palm-sized competitors

This week the folks at AT&T have unleashed the smallest member of the HTC device family in the HTC One Mini. This device is the same size as the international release of the HTC One Mini, here coming with a few software modifications and connectivity with AT&T's mode of 4G LTE inside the USA. This machine takes on the form of the original HTC One in a smaller size with a smaller helping of processor power and a lower price tag to boot.

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Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

Nokia tablet rumor round-up: Snapdragon 800 with Windows RT

One of the current longest-lasting rumors on a device that's not yet seen the light of day is the Nokia tablet - this week appearing again as a Windows RT device and with Verizon 4G LTE. This machine has appeared in renderings, in trademark applications, and in talk directly with Nokia - and here in the summer of 2013, it may finally be time that the tips converge. What we may have here is a 10.1-inch tablet running Windows RT with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a release window for Autumn.

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AT&T Moto X lands August 23 with Skip in-box initially

AT&T Moto X lands August 23 with Skip in-box initially

AT&T will open up the Moto X Moto Maker customization tool from August 23, with all early users getting a free Motorola Skip wireless authentication dongle, the carrier has confirmed. Some of those who pre-registered on AT&T's Moto X page will actually get to log into Moto Maker and process their order a few days later, from August 19, the carrier says, intending to select a few random users and offer them beta access.

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AT&T Moto Maker for Moto X Walkthrough

AT&T Moto Maker for Moto X Walkthrough

Motorola's Moto Maker customization suite is a key part of the Moto X smartphone's appeal, and we've finally had a chance to experiment with the 252 color combinations on offer thanks to early access to AT&T's launch system. Set to open its doors officially for Moto X orders later this month, Moto Maker - which will initially be limited to AT&T's customers, with Verizon and other carriers only getting the all-black and all-white versions until Motorola further rolls out the system - allows buyers to piece together different front and rear panels, accent colors, and even pre-configure the software before their new smartphone ships, with the final result produced right in the USA. It's more customization flexibility than we've ever seen in Android before; read on for our full walkthrough.

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AT&T Next device pricing dropped, undercuts Verizon Edge

AT&T Next device pricing dropped, undercuts Verizon Edge

Shortly after rolling out its Next monthly device payment program, AT&T was slapped with a plethora of criticism, not the least of which came from T-Mobile, which offers a similar program. T-Mobile fired out a couple rounds of advertisements that lambasted the program, as well as a couple of lengthy statements, something that perhaps helped spur the carrier's latest move: lower monthly device payments.

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LG G2 release set for “all four major carriers in the US”

LG G2 release set for “all four major carriers in the US”

This week the LG G2 has been introduced by LG, aimed at carriers around the world and "all four major carriers in the US". This means that LG will be releasing the smartphone to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile USA. It'll be doing this as the first worldwide-launching smartphone to carry the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor as well.

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