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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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T-Mobile, Sprint unveil dueling free or cheap data deals

It wasn’t that long ago that US wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile were talking about merging. That didn’t happen… and now T-Mobile is running a new promotion that provides big incentives for customers that convince their friends to move from Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T to T-Mobile. When you refer a friend who switches to T-Mobile […]

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Sharp re-enters the US smartphone space with a nearly bezel-free Aquos Crystal

It’s been a few years since Japanese electronics company Sharp has offered a smartphone in the United States. But it looks like one of Sharp’s latest phones could be coming to America… and it’s leaving behind the thick bezels. Sharp unveiled two new smartphones in Japan this week, and at least one of those phones […]

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Lilbits (7-30-2014): Asus 11.6 inch Transformer Book T200 on the way

The Asus Transfomer Book T200 is an 11.6 inch tablet that comes with a keybaord dock that turns the tablet into a notebook. It’s powered by an Intel Atom Z3775 Bay Trail processor, features a 1366 x 768 pixel display, up to 64GB of built-in solid state storage, and some models have an extra 500GB […]

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ZTE LivePro is a mobile hotspot, projector, and power bank

The ZTE LivePro is a mobile hotspot that you can use to connect up to 8 devices to the internet at once using a cellular data plan. Oh yeah, and it’s got a video projector built in. ZTE unveiled the LivePro at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, where it was called the Projector Hotspot. Now the company has […]

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Lilbits (6-23-2014): Get a $650 credit to trade a MacBook Air for a Surface Pro 3

Microsoft says its latest tablet can replace a notebook. Now the company’s putting its money where its mouth is by offering shoppers up to $650 in credit when they trade in select MacBook Air models for a Surface Pro 3 tablet. As WinBeta notes, you’ll need a working device, you’ll have to take it into […]

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Lilbits (4-22-2014): Use Amazon’s smartphone by tilting?

You’d think the key difference between Amazon’s upcoming (and as-yet, officially unannounced) smartphone and other Android devices would be tight integration with Amazon’s app, music, book, and video stores. And you’d probably be right for thinking that — but with hundreds of other options available for smartphone shoppers, it looks like Amazon may be trying […]

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Sprint launches ZTE Optik 2 budget tablet for $30 (with contract)

Sprint’s latest Android tablet is a low-cost 7 inch model that sells for $170 off-contract, but just $30 when you sign up for a 2-year service contract. The ZTE Optik 2 might not be the best tablet money can buy, but it’s one of the more affordable — especially if you’re interested in using Sprint’s […]

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Use your old Sprint phone with FreedomPop’s free phone service

FreedomPop is expanding the freemium smartphone service it launched in October, by letting customers supply their own phones. The company provides 200 minutes of voice calling, 500 text messages, and 500MB of data for free — but up until now you’ve needed to buy a phone from FreedomPop to use the service. Now you can […]