You can now buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 in the U.S.

 The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best Android phones out there. Until now, you had to contact your phone carrier to get a new phone with some bloatware. What a terrible deal. Starting today, you can now buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ without any of the bloatware. You can purchase the device on or in Best Buy stores. The Samsung Galaxy S8 starts at $ 724.99 with 64GB of storage,… Read More

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HTC’s $179 unlocked handset is hitting the States this month

HTC Desire 530 The HTC Desire 530 is $ 179 unlocked. That’s the main thing you need to know about it. Everything else about the handset is pretty underwhelming at best – and reviewers haven’t exactly been heaping praise on the thing. But it’s $ 179 unlocked and it’s arriving this month in the States. The company debuted the phone at Mobile World Congress back in February, leading… Read More

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now for sale unlocked in the US

Samsung Galaxy s6 edge+ Bottom The waiting is over for select Samsung fans in the States who have been holding out for the company’s flagship to get the carrier-free treatment. The smartphone giant announced today that it will be offering up unlocked versions of both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge through its own site, along with big name retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Target. The unlocked versions of the handsets… Read More

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No, Apple Has Not Unlocked 70 iPhones For Law Enforcement

iPhone 6 03 The more highly technical the basis of a story, the more likely it is that some key detail will get jacked up by a journalist trying to translate it for the public. Call it Panzer’s Law. It’s only natural, especially when it comes to stories about security and privacy, like the FBI vs. Apple. There are a myriad of complex technical mechanics at play, fiercely difficult Gordian… Read More

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Amazon Fire Phone Gets Another Fire Sale: $199 Unlocked

Amazon Fire Phone Amazon has already admitted that it priced its Fire Phone much higher than consumers anticipated, and now it’s making a significant adjustment to the device’s price tag: A fully unlocked Fire Phone now retails for $ 199.00, instead of $ 449.00. The GSM device is still U.S.-only, which means it’ll work with AT&T and T-Mobile, though not Verizon and Sprint. The $ 250 price… Read More

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