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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Alpha now available stateside for $700

Eager to get your metal Samsung fix and don’t feel like waiting for the Galaxy Note 4 or unnamed SM-A500? Maybe not so psyched about the Note 4 in the first place due to the phablet’s uncomfortable footprint?

Single Verizon/Motorola Droid sequel tipped for October intro

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell Motorola has bigger fish to fry than the not-so-popular Verizon-restricted Droid line of smartphones. There’s the handsome Moto 360 wearable piece, which many pundits are calling Apple Watch’s number one Android Wear rival.

Metallic Samsung SM-A500 moves one step closer to release with sub-7 mm waist

Samsung’s third (semi-) metallic smartphone to come out this year, and the second that targets the mid-end sector, is no longer a scuttlebutt. And it might be closer than you thought, as a recent regulatory approval in China suggests its Asian release is a matter of weeks, maybe days.

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact all ‘coming soon’ to the US

Judging by Sony’s latest financial forecast, but also the company’s highly publicized Western distribution struggles, it becomes clearer and clearer the Xperia creators need a win in the premium US smartphone sector, and they need it yesterday.

Samsung rumored to bring Android L to Galaxy S5 and Note 4 in November

With no official release date known (or even speculated), and the dessert name also kept under lock and key, it’s really no surprise device manufacturers aren’t willing to hazard any guesses as to Android L update timelines.

No New Moto X for you, Sprint customers!

Just when we were ready to deem Motorola’s resurrection complete, what with the exciting new launches of the second-generation Moto X and G handhelds, and the long awaited debut of the Moto 360 smartwatch, the soon-to-be Lenovo subsidiary goes on and botches X2’s US release.

Moto E rolls out to Republic Wireless next month, priced at only $99

Republic Wireless? More like Republic Moto-less. Or rather Republic Moto-more. Needless to point out wordplay isn’t my strongest suit, although be sure to not let that get in the way of researching the hybrid carrier that, if we didn’t know better, we’d assume is a subsidiary of Motorola.

Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983 officially announced

Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983 was officially announced by the company on Wednesday. The device comes with Blackberry OS 10.3, and costs a fortune so it may not see a widespread adoption — the Porsche Design Blackberry handsets have never seen high sales in the past either due to their extremely high price tag.

TechnologyTell Review: Plantronics BackBeat FIT

When it comes to exercise, music is a driving force. Some studies have shown that people are less likely to commit to working out without music. However, not every set of headphones or earbuds are ideal when it comes to cords, sweat, and motion. It makes sense that a wireless product would pair well with activity.

Fresh report reiterates Android Silver setback, no happy end in sight

There’s been a lot of hearsay dispersed in the media these past few months in regards to Google’s wish to tamper with the way stock and near-stock Android-running devices are being marketed and sold. At one point, the Nexus line seemed doomed. Then, it was revived as if by magic.

Sony boards Apple-mocking train to poke fun at iPhone 6 cameras

Apple may have not revolutionized the imaging capabilities of the iPhone 5s to come up with the iPhone 6/6 Plus duo, yet the new rear-facing cameras protrude in a very distinct and slightly vexing way. That’s because, while they settle for seemingly modest 8 megapixel sensors, they add optical image stabilization and phase detection focus into the bag of photo-improving goodies.

Microsoft’s latest keyboard plays nice with Android, iOS

No matter how good the voice recognition or swipe-to-type software, nothing really beats a standard keyboard for writing notes or laying out ideas. There’s something about letting fingers hover, waiting to attack the keys with purpose, like a trapdoor spider snatching up unsuspecting prey. What? That’s not how the rest of you type? Give it a shot – it’s fun.