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Moto X Developer Editions released as Motorola courts coders

Moto X Developer Editions released as Motorola courts coders

Motorola has begun selling the Moto X Developer Edition, its version of the Moto X with an unlocked bootloader that allows Android coders to flirt with different OS versions. Up for sale in Verizon form, with an AT&T/T-Mobile USA version "coming soon", the $649.99 handset obviously lacks a carrier subsidy but also sacrifices a warranty if you want to actually use it for development purposes.

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Nexus 7 LTE support muddled: T-Mobile now single headliner [UPDATE]

Nexus 7 LTE support muddled: T-Mobile now single headliner [UPDATE]

Today the folks at Verizon product support have tipped off a bit of an oddity with the previously multi-carrier Google Nexus 7 (2013). According to a Verizon Wireless Support twitter reply, the Nexus 7 is not part of their lineup and therefore cannot be activated. According to annoyed customer Jeff Jarvis, entering a Verizon store to activate the Nexus 7 results in the company showing no record of the device at all - again, suggesting that therefore, the tablet cannot be activated or work with Verizon 4G LTE. UPDATE: You'll now find an AT&T specific model in Google Play (added just this afternoon) as well as an LTE version with no specific carrier attached: Verizon is still MIA.

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DROID Ultra Limited Edition official, complete with red racing stripe

DROID Ultra Limited Edition official, complete with red racing stripe

As we saw in a very early rendering of the newest DROID family devices, there's a Limited Edition of the DROID Ultra out there in the wild. This device has appeared for the first time in "real life", as it were, this week on eBay, some collectors - or employees, more than likely - have taken their units to the auction site to earn a quick buck while they keep to whatever devices they'd rather carry in their pocket. We must assume this means they've all decided to work with a custom-built Moto X, of course.

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iPhone 5S and 5C unsubsidized, unlocked prices emerge

iPhone 5S and 5C unsubsidized, unlocked prices emerge

This week the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C have been revealed to replace the iPhone 5 entirely - making the iPhone lineup consist of these two devices an the iPhone 4S in a single 8GB edition. While the iPhone 5C has been listed for a subsidized price (read: attached to a 2-year contract) with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon for $99 in its 16GB iteration and $199 for the 32GB edition, off-contract pricing has been sized up with two iterations: T-Mobile or SIM-free (GSM, that is).

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Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear pricing leaked

Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear pricing leaked

Unlike AT&T and T-Mobile, who have practically already shown their hand regarding Samsung's newly unveiled Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, Verizon has relatively been silent regarding its pricing plans. But a leaked internal document might just give us a clue as to what Big Red has in store for its customers waiting to get their hands on the devices.

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Verizon and Vodafone $130bn deal reportedly agreed

Verizon and Vodafone $130bn deal reportedly agreed

Verizon and Vodafone have agreed on a $130 billion deal that will see Verizon buy out the UK carrier's near-half stake in the US business, sources claim, with a public announcement tipped for Labor Day Monday. News of the rekindled negotiations broke last week, with Vodafone going on to confirm today that the rumored $130bn figure was accurate. However, according to the WSJ's insiders, the deal has been agreed barring a few final formalities.

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