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Cricket launches LG X Power smartphone with 4,100 mAh battery for $150

Pre-paid US carrier Cricket Wireless will begin selling LG’s X Power smartphone on August 26th. As the name suggests, the LG X Power has one distinctive feature: a really big battery. As we discovered earlier this year, the phone has a 5.3 inch display and a 4,100 mAh battery. The rest of its specs are […]

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AT&T’s Cricket launches unlimited wireless plan for $70 per month

AT&T-owned, pre-paid wireless carrier Cricket offers relatively affordable plans starting at $40 per month for 2.5GB of high-speed data (or just $35 if you sign up for automatic payments). But up until recently, the company’s plans topped out at 10GB for $60 ($55 with auto-pay). Now Cricket Wireless is launching a new unlimited data option […]

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Cricket Wireless brings Microsoft Lumia 640 to the US for $130

The Microsoft Lumia 640 is a smartphone with a 5 inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. It’s also a pretty affordable device: when Microsoft launched the Lumia 640 in March, the company said it would sell for about $160 without a contract. Now Cricket Wireless is the […]

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More carrier updates: Sprint offers “iPhone for Life,” Cricket offers 10GB data for $55 per month

Competition among US wireless carriers seems to be heating up, with companies trying new ways to attract customers. T-Mobile just unveiled a new type of WiFi calling which the company says basically puts a cellular tower in your house. Sprint, meanwhile, has just launched a new “iPhone for Life” program that lets customers get a new […]

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Lilbits (3-14-2014): Samsung’s smartphone accessories for visually impaired users

The Samsung Galaxy Core is a rather basic smartphone with a 4.3 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. While it’s an entry-level Android phone, Samsung is launching a new line of accessories that could make the Galaxy Core a lot more attractive to […]