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Moto X Pure Edition is a $400 unlocked phone… and the only new Moto X coming to the US

Motorola unveiled three new smartphones during a global press event today. There’s a new Moto G budget phone and two new Moto X premium phones. But it turns out only one of those Moto X variants will be available in the US. This fall you’ll be able to buy a Moto X Pure Edition for […]

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Motorola introduces Moto X Pure Edition unlocked smartphone for $499

Like the look of Motorola’s new Moto X smartphone, but don’t want to sign up for a 2-year service contract to get one? No problem. Motorola is offering a Moto X Pure Edition which is available off-contract for $500. The Moto X Pure Edition isn’t just contract-free though. It’s also SIM unlocked and has an unlockable […]

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Unlocking your cellphone in the US is about to become legal (again)

Congress has approved a bill which will make it legal to unlock a cellphone in the United States so you can use it with a different wireless carrier. That was actually legal from 2006 through 2012… but only due to an exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) which has been in effect since […]

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Huawei begins selling unlocked phones in the US

One of China’s biggest smartphone makers isn’t exactly a big name in the United States yet. But Huawei hopes to change that, and one part of the company’s strategy appears to be a new online storefront where customers can order unlocked phones straight from Huawei. It’s easier than getting wireless carriers to offer your phone, […]

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ZaReason ZaTab ZT2 is a $299 hackable Android tablet

Linux system builder ZaReason has introduced its second Android tablet. The new ZaReason ZaTab ZT2 is now available for $299. It has a higher-resolution display, faster processor, more RAM, and a lower price tag than last year’s model, but it’s still kind of pricey and underpowered compared with other Android tablets on the market. What […]

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BLU’s unlocked Android 4.2 smartphones start shipping for $230 and up

Budget smartphone maker BLU’s latest Android smartphones feature quad-core processors, Android 4.2 software, and relatively low price tags. The BLU Life Play is now available from Amazon and eBay for $229.99 — and that’s the price for an unlocked, dual SIM phone. BLU will launch two new models, the Life One and Life View soon […]

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Archos introduces range of unlocked Android smartphones for $99 and up

As expected, Archos is getting into the smartphone game. And as expected, the company is hoping to undercut competitors by offering dirt cheap phones. Starting in May, customers in Europe will be able to pick up an carrier unlocked, unsubsidized Archos phone for as little as $100. All of the Archos phones feature WiFi, Bluetooth and HSPA+ […]

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HTC One Developer Edition offers top-tier specs, unlocked phone for $649

The HTC One may be the most impressive Android smartphone introduced so far this year (although you should take that with a grain of salt because Samsung’s Galaxy S IV announcement is tomorrow). But like most phones it will ship locked to a single carrier and with a locked bootloader that makes loading custom firmware […]

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus now available from Google for $399

Google is selling smartphones again. The company opened up a Devices section in the Google Play Store. Right now the only device available is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, but you’ll notice that “devices” is plural… suggesting that additional phones or tablets could follow. The one device that is available for purchase is a pretty […]