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DROID Ultra vs Moto X: anything you can do, I can do better

DROID Ultra vs Moto X: anything you can do, I can do better

This week the DROID Ultra hits the review bench at SlashGear, bringing with it a full understanding of how closely it'll be resembling the Moto X in features that - surprise - Google and Motorola implemented on the whole family. What we've seen thus far is a device that's only ever-so-slightly pulled in to the Motorola universe for apps - with a dash of Verizon, while we're at it. Essentially everything Moto X offers in a smartphone, DROID Ultra brings with just as much fury.

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DROID Ultra unboxing and hands-on

DROID Ultra unboxing and hands-on

The full second wave of DROID devices is hitting Verizon this month, with the DROID Ultra - the device landing on SlashGear's review bench today - sitting at the heart of the family. This device is the middle-ground, so to speak, between the DROID Maxx - with a similar size display and larger battery, and the DROID Mini, a reboot of the DROID RAZR M. Here we're seeing a sort of remix of what Motorola's reboot of the RAZR series should by default be bringing - boosted specifications - and what's appearing with the Moto X (software and hardware-wise).

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Verizon HTC One release date set for September 5th [UPDATE: August 22nd!]

Verizon HTC One release date set for September 5th [UPDATE: August 22nd!]

The Verizon HTC One has been tipped and tipped again - confirmed, suggested for release, then moved again - now the company has released an official teaser with September 5th attached. This release of the 4G LTE Verizon edition of the HTC hero phone has been long awaited - ever since it was first understood that, after a possible dismissal of the device due to their carrying of the DROID DNA, Verizon was rumored to have seen the positive reviews in the media of this device, letting HTC know right then and there that they'd want to work with the machine before the end of the year.

UPDATE: Verizon now confirms that the HTC One will be appearing for sale on the 22nd of August - how's that for a final drop?

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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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Verizon HTC One release delayed again: here’s why

Verizon HTC One release delayed again: here’s why

This week a roadmap of Verizon device releases has been leaked depicting yet another date change for the HTC One. If you thought that August 1st was too late, then continued to pull your hair out when an August 15th release date was leaked, you may very well want to just shave your head bald rather than continuing to pull your hair out in frustration, because the new roadmap leaked this week pushes the Verizon HTC One back to the end of this month.

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Verizon LG G2 wireless charging exclusive in the US

Verizon LG G2 wireless charging exclusive in the US

The Verizon LG G2 will be the only variant of the new Android flagship to support native wireless charging in the US, the carrier has confirmed, building the cable-free technology into the phone itself. LG confirmed that the new G2 would be available across all four major US carriers at Wednesday's launch event, but at the time did not detail any operator variations. However, Verizon followed up with the tidbit that, out of all four versions, only the G2 for its network would offer wireless charging support.

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Google Play Music All Access spreads internationally amid Verizon bundle rumors

Google Play Music All Access spreads internationally amid Verizon bundle rumors

Google Play Music All Access has launched internationally, hitting the UK, France, Australia, Portugal and more as the streaming Spotify rival arrives in a total of twelve countries. Launched in the US back in May, Music All Access kicks off with a discounted trial which rewards early-adopters with cheaper ongoing subscription fees. Meanwhile, there are new rumors about a potential bundling deal with at least one major US carrier.

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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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