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T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

Having a deal such as the one T-Mobile is running starting this month, one that offers smart devices for "zero down" before charging a certain amount of cash each month should raise red flags for the average consumer. It did for SlashGear, and here we're going in to take a closer look at a few key devices - and their prices - before and after that discount takes effect. What this means for the consumer is more than just one cost here or there; it's about clarity.

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Qualcomm earnings show record quarter as Snapdragon keys in on smartphone heroes

Qualcomm earnings show record quarter as Snapdragon keys in on smartphone heroes

If you picked up an HTC One, a Samsung Galaxy S 4, an LG Optimus G, or a Motorola DROID RAZR HD device over the past few months, you're now working with Qualcomm hardware. That's exactly as this company intended for this year's smart device push - and exactly what Qualcomm's earnings report this week shows. Qualcomm's fiscal Q3 2013 starts with a cool $6.24 billion in revenues, up 35% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Rokform RokDock Stand Review

Rokform RokDock Stand Review

When you're talking about solid aircraft grade aluminum, there's not a whole lot to be had out there in the world of smartphone accessories - unless you're talking about Rokform, of course. This company makes a series of covers that lock into mounts, those mounts then sticking to essentially any surface so long as its flat - and they make bike mounts as well, so flatness doesn't always impede. Here with the Rokform RokDock, you've got a place to rest your phone that cannot be busted.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a smartphone with a rather sizable camera on its back. While you'll find this machine appearing to want o take the place of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, we've found it to be attempting to carve out a different category entirely. Here Samsung aims to cross-breed a smartphone with a high-powered pocketable camera. Can it stand the test of the average, everyday user, or better yet, the common hobby-level photographer?

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iPhone 5 and GALAXY S 4 anti-theft technology put to test

iPhone 5 and GALAXY S 4 anti-theft technology put to test

The government has called on handset makers to implement technology that will potentially reduce the instances of smartphone thefts, which are increasingly on the rise. Several makers were sent an open letter months ago by New York Attorney General Schneiderman, as well as District Attorney George Gascón of San Francisco, criticizing them for not taking a more proactive approach to the issue.

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Samsung calls Jay-Z app privacy jabs “baseless”

Samsung calls Jay-Z app privacy jabs “baseless”

Jay-Z's Magna Carta album release with a Samsung-centric app has lit the flame for some rather simple privacy invasion concerns. While many apps request the data this media-touting title does, the scale of this release found itself the subject of chatter from officials at U.S. civil liberties group the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC). This week Samsung fires back.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 vs Galaxy Tab 3 8.0: not just an S-Pen war

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 vs Galaxy Tab 3 8.0: not just an S-Pen war

For those deciding on a tablet that'll get them through the day at the same time as it's able to fit in their satchel, Samsung hasn't made things easy. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, you've got two machines with exceedingly similar specifications to decide between. What we've got to check this afternoon is how the two make their mark in the world - and if it really is all about the S-Pen in the end.

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Samsung Galaxy Prevail II aims to change definition of “entry level”

Samsung Galaxy Prevail II aims to change definition of “entry level”

With the wide spread of the Samsung device family resulting from the sustained success of the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line comes devices like the Galaxy Prevail II. This device is being offered for under $200 in the United States without a contract with the mobile data carrier Boost Mobile, and it's doing so with specifications that aren't half bad. While the LG-made Google Nexus 4 brought on the sub-$300 off-contract smartphone to the masses with decent hardware, here Samsung does something extremely similar.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom hands-on with photo examples

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom hands-on with photo examples

This week SlashGear has had the opportunity to have an up-close-and-personal look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, taking photos and a bit of video as we did so. What you'll see here is the machine's ability to capture high-quality media in several different situations both light and dark, indoors and out. We'll also be getting to a full-on comparison run-down of this machine with the abilities of the Samsung Galaxy Camera as well - but for now, the smaller and newer of the two.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III detailed with nine carrier editions

Samsung Galaxy Note III detailed with nine carrier editions

This week there's been no lack of interest for the next generation of Samsung Galaxy Note devices, specifically with the handheld smartphone going by the name Galaxy Note III. This device will take the place of the previous entry in the size category, the Samsung Galaxy Note II, and will be coming in a variety of carrier versions right out of the gate. Like the previous releases of Samsung's last year of smartphone hero devices, this machine will likely hit most carriers around the world in the span of a few weeks.

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