iPad Air Unlocked Partially, Not Compatible with All Networks (video)

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The new iPad Air with 4G LTE isn’t locked down like Apple and its wireless partners would like you to believe. Though Apple and its partners tell buyers that their devices are locked to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon unless traveling abroad, that simply isn’t true. We’ve confirmed that the iPad Air that comes with an AT&T […]

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Bootloader Unlocked

Proof of an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 bootloader unlock.

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 ships with a locked bootloader, but that doesn’t look like it will stop users from freeing the Galaxy S4 and running custom ROMs on it. Dan Rosenberg, a well known Android hacker and tinkerer posted a photo this morning showing the AT&T Galaxy S4 with a message ont eh screen […]

HTC One Developer Edition Pre-Orders Live Now

The Nexus 4 is competing against the likes of the HTC One.

The HTC One pre-orders kicked off yesterday for the regular edition, but users looking for a more open experience can now pre-order the HTC One developer edition direct from HTC. Unlike many Developer Editions which come weeks after the retail launch, the One Developer Edition release date is set for April 19th, the same day […]

Commitmentphobia? 5 Things to Consider Before Buying Your Unlocked GSM Smartphone

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Recent events in the wireless industry have re-ignited interest in the unlocked handset market, including legislation and petitions to re-legalize unlocking in the U.S., T-Mobile’s UNcarrier announcement, and a number of new smartphones that are being debuted first internationally with a month or two of delay before being available in the U.S. If you’re on […]

Unlocked Xperia ZL Will Work on AT&T’s, T-Mobile’s LTE Networks

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While U.S. customers can already begin importing the Xperia Z smartphone, Sony’s Xperia ZL may be a better fit for customers on AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s 4G LTE U.S. networks. The reason being is that the unlocked Xperia Z does not support LTE bands compatible with those operated by either U.S. carriers whereas the Xperia ZL […]

Motorola X Phone Pegged for Summer Launch on Verizon for $300

Google may continue the friendly Motorola, Verizon friendship with an X Phone announcement.

Motorola’s much-rumored X Phone is expected to be available for consumer purchase this summer and at least one leak has it that the device will be available on July 8th on Verizon’s 4G LTE network in the U.S. for the price of just under $300 with a two-year contract. The smartphone has been rumored with […]

Oppo to Bring Find 5 Phablet to U.S. Market for $500 Unlocked

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Oppo had recently announced that its 5-inch Find 5 phablet will be coming to the U.S. market for just $500 unlocked, which will net you a GSM device without any pesky two-year contracts. The device features a lot of notable high-end specs and will be compatible with HSPA+ networks from major carriers T-Mobile USA and […]

T-Mobile Planning iPhone-Compatible 4G HSPA+ Network Expansion

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Who needs 4G LTE when T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 Mbps network can deliver whopping speeds in excess of 10 Mbps on the download side and over 2 Mbps on the upload with minimal LTE-like latency potential? According to America’s fourth largest national carrier, which is known for its more budget-friendly consumer plans, that network will soon […]

Unlocked HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus Now In Stock At Google Play

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Our very own eagle-eyed editor Adam Mills spotted that the Galaxy Nexus is now back in stock through the Google Play Store and will ship in three to five business days. The smartphone retails for $349, an impressively low price for a contract-free, unlocked device that you can take to any GSM carrier of your […]

Unlocked U.S. iPhone Owners Can Now Tap 3G On T-Mobile USA

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In the past, GSM owners of the iPhone could either choose to stick with AT&T for 3G HSPA coverage, or opt to unlock their devices through whatever means and use it on T-Mobile’s more economical plans in the U.S. on 2G EDGE service. Now, the nation’s fourth largest carrier is making the choice a little […]

Nokia Lumia 800 Review (Video): Editor’s Choice

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Once a dominant player in the phone industry, through a series of mis-steps Nokia had ceded the U.S. smartphone market to Apple, various phone-makers who are using the Google Android operating system, and Research in Motion, which itself is struggling to keep pace in the competitive market. Nokia didn’t want to play ball with carriers […]

Unlocked Nokia Lumia 800 Not Expected Until Early 2012

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Nokia’s premier flagship Windows Phone 7 device, the Lumia 800, may not be available in a contract-free SIM-unlocked form until January 2012 according to Internet retailer Clove, which is based in the UK. The smartphone has garnered a lot of interest and attention due to a historic shift from Symbian to Windows Phone 7 manufacturing […]

Unlocked Apple iPhone 4S Now Available in Europe

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While Apple is still trying to keep up with demand for carrier-locked models of the new flagship iPhone 4S smartphone, the iOS-maker is also making SIM-unlocked models of said phone available for purchase in Europe. The same unlocked model, which would be distributed through Apple and its retail channels, including Apple retail stores, will be […]

Unlocked, Contract-Free iPhone 4S Delivered in November

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If you’re a frequent traveler, getting a truly unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S may be a better option than getting a subsidized handset through a carrier, like AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. The benefit of an unlocked handset allows you to just use a local or pre-paid SIM card when you’re abroad so that you can choose […]

Unlocked Samsung Nexus S on Sale for $350

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DailySteals currently has the unlocked version of the Samsung Nexus S available for a mere $350. That is 50% off the usual price of $700 big ones which makes this a deal worth looking at if you hate contracts. The deal is for an unlocked Nexus S that is compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G network. That […]

Apple Stores Can Now Unlock New AT&T iPhone 4 (for a price)

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Customers who buy new iPhone 4s at Apple retail stores may be given an AT&T version that’s unlocked on the spot at an Apple retail store should the store run out of the unlocked model, which suggests that Apple has the capability of unlocking the AT&T edition of the GSM iPhone 4 units. According to […]

Unlocked iPhone 4 in the U.S.? Will AT&T Soften its iOS Iron Grip?

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Apple is speculated to be delivering unlocked versions of the GSM iPhone 4 in the U.S. as early as Wednesday. Sources report that iPhone 4 with the model numbers MC603, MC604, MC605, and MC606 are starting to appear inside retail stores, and those models are similar to the unlocked counterparts sold in countries where Apple currently […]