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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Are Coming To Sprint on October 4th

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We already knew when AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile were getting the new Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch and now we know when Sprint will be getting them too. Sprint announced that they will begin selling the Note 3 and Gear on October 4th, with the Note 3, available in either black or white, costing $349.99 with a new 2 year contract and the Gear an extra $299.99. Unfortunately this means that Sprint’s Note 3 is $50 more expensive than the AT&T and Verizon versions and $150 more expensive than the T-Mobile version (the Gear is $300 at all the carriers).

For those who don’t know, the Note 3 is the fully spec’d successor to the Note 2. As you’d expect, it’s got everything you’d expect in a new 2013 superphone: a 5.7 inch 1080p HD screen (which is larger and much sharper than the Note 2?s 5.5 inch 720p screen), a super fast 2.3 GHZ quad-core processor with 3 GB of RAM (basically this thing is crazy fast), and a 13 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel camera on the front for HD video chat, selfies, and doing things like Dual Camera. The Note 3 is slightly thinner than the Note 2 and packs a larger battery which hopefully will mean even better battery life than the Note 2’s (which was already pretty great). It also runs Android 4.3 with some improvements to Samsung’s custom software like a better Multi-Window mode.

The Galaxy Gear meanwhile is Samsung’s first Android smartwatch and can do things like run apps, take pictures, let you know what new notifications you have and of course, tell you the time. We saw both the Note 3 and Gear in person and while we were impressed with the Note 3, at $300 the Galaxy Gear– while very cool– doesn’t seem to be worth the money just yet.

For more info on the Sprint Note 3 head to Sprint’s site here.

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The Teen First Look: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

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Earlier this month Samsung  unveiled the Galaxy Note 3 and new Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The Note 3 is the highly anticipated follow-up of last years Note 2, while the Galaxy Gear is a “smartwatch” that, when paired with the Note 3, does a lot more than just tell the time. Both are very impressive but the one you’re gonna care about most right now is the Galaxy Note 3, and if you’re looking for a new Note you’ll be happy to know that this looks like it’s a very worthy successor to the Note 2.

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Top 5 New and Upcoming Verizon Phones: Summer/Fall 2013

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Yesterday we covered some of the best new and upcoming phones coming to AT&T and now it’s Verizon’s turn.

For most of 2013 Verizon has been pretty quiet on the new phones they’ve launched. I mean, the only big phones they’ve released so far are the BlackBerry Q10 and Samsung Galaxy S4. But that all looks to change very soon. If you’re on Verizon and have an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of weeks or months these are some of the best phones either already at Verizon or rumored to be coming to a Verizon store near you very soon. The last thing you want is to go out and buy something only to really regret it a week later.

While not everything here is confirmed to be coming to Verizon (some are just our best guesses based on rumors we’ve been hearing), here are five phones you should be excited for if you have an upgrade coming up.

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Top 5 New and Upcoming AT&T Phones: Summer/Fall 2013

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So AT&T users– you’ve got an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of months and while you like some of the phones already out there, you really wanna know what AT&T has got planned during the next few weeks or months so you don’t go out and buy something now only to really regret it a week later. We’re here to help. With all the excitement around new phones like the Lumia 1020 and Moto X, and rumors about the Galaxy Note 3 and iPhone 5S, we figured that now was a good time to wrap everything up.

So without further ado, here are 5 of the best new phones that either available now at AT&T or are coming soon. If you’re on AT&T and have an upgrade coming up these are some of the phones you’re going to want to take a look at.

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Reminder: Jay Z’s New Album Comes To Samsung Galaxy Devices Tonight

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If you’ve got a Galaxy S III, S4 or Note II you’ll be able to get Jay Z’s new album Magna Carta Holy Grail for free tonight at 12:01 AM three days before it goes on sale to everyone else. All you have to do is be one of the first million people to download the Jay Z Magna Carta app, which as of this writing, the Google Play Store says has been downloaded over 500,000 times but is still at less than 1 million. That’s it. After you get the app come 12:01 AM you’ll be able to download or stream the new album for free thanks to Samsung. You can even share the app with friends who also have Galaxy devices using Facebook, Twitter or S Beam (the cool feature where you tap your phone with your friends to share files like in the commercials).

To get the app just head on over to the Google Play Store from your S III, S4 or Note II, and hurry, there’s only a couple of hours left.

More info: Google Play, USA Today

AT&T Announces A Water-Resistant Galaxy S4, The Galaxy S4 Active

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While there are a number of solid waterproof cases for phones like the iPhone and Galaxy S III, there is something to be said for not needing to have a case on your phone to protect it. With summer just about here the need for a phone that is dust or water-resistant is even greater. Well, if you’re on AT&T and have an upgrade coming up you may want to check this out. Meet the Galaxy S4 Active, a water and dust resistant version of the awesome Galaxy S4.

The Galaxy S4 Active takes everything you know and love about the Galaxy S4– the amazing 5 inch full HD screen, fast quad-core processor, cool features like Air Gesture and Dual Camera– and puts it in a design that is now water-resistant which means you can drop it in up to 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The Galaxy S4 Active is also dust-resistant making it the perfect phone for you if you plan to spend a lot of time at the beach or pool this summer. The only real difference between the original S4 and the S4 Active is that the Active’s camera is 8 megapixels instead of 13, though don’t worry, it will still take great pictures for Instagram. And since it’s designed for use in the pool Samsung gave the S4 Active a special Aqua Mode in the camera app to let you take pictures and videos underwater.

The Galaxy S4 Active will come in two colors, grey and blue, and cost the same as the regular Galaxy S4– $200 on a new 2 year contract when it launches next Tuesday, June 18th. For more info on the S4 Active (or to pre-order it) head on over to AT&T’s site here.

More info: AT&T

Top 5 New and Upcoming Verizon Phones: Spring 2013

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For most of 2013 Verizon has been pretty quiet on the new phones they’ve launched. But that all looks to change very soon. If you’re on Verizon and have an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of weeks or months these are some of the best phones either already at Verizon or rumored to be coming to Verizon very soon. The last thing you want is to go out and buy something only to really regret it a week later.

While not everything here is confirmed to be coming to Verizon (some are just our best guesses based on rumors we’ve been hearing), here are five phones you should be excited for if you have an upgrade coming up.

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Galaxy S4 Now Available For Pre-Order On Verizon

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We know a lot of you are waiting for the Verizon Galaxy S4, especially since AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are all releasing the phone within the next few days. While Verizon won’t be releasing their version of the Galaxy S4 until sometime in May, they have put it up for pre-order so you can make sure you’ll be one of the first to get it when Verizon finally releases it. As of now the pre-order page promises shipping by May 30th, though hopefully it will be much sooner than that. Pricing for the 16GB Verizon S4 is $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a new two-year contract and you can pre-order it here.

For those who don’t know, the Galaxy S4 is Samsung’s new “next big thing” and it is an absolute beast. It’s got an amazing 5 inch 1080p HD screenpowerful quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM (for making sure everything you do on your phone runs well), 13 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel front camera for HD video chat, IR blaster (for using this as a TV remote), and of course, 4G LTE support. The S4 also has a lot of really cool and interesting software features like Dual Camera (for taking a picture with the front and back camera at the same time), Group Play (for combining the speaker of your S4 with your friends’ S4s to make for an impromptu sound system), S Translator and Air Gesture (for controlling your phone just by waving your hand. Think of this as a type of Kinect for your phone). For everything new on the S4 see our earlier post here.

So Verizon users, are you going to go for this over something like the iPhone 5 or are you still hoping for Verizon to get the HTC One?

Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Release Dates- What We Know So Far

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If you’re looking for a new Android phone or have an upgrade coming up odds are you’ve narrowed your choices down to either the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One. Both are very impressive phones with amazing 1080p HD screens, super fast quad-core processors, powerful cameras and interesting software features like the ability to become a remote for your TV. And best of all– both phones either are, or will be, available very soon.

We know that there’s a lot of interest in both of these beasts, so here’s a quick roundup on when they will be available at your carrier and how much it will cost you to get one.

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Top 5 New and Upcoming AT&T Phones: Spring 2013

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So AT&T users– you’ve got an upgrade coming up sometime over the next couple of months and while you like some of the phones already out there, you really wanna know what AT&T has got planned during the next few weeks or months so you don’t go out and buy something now only to really regret it a week later. We’re here to help. With all the excitement around new phones like the BlackBerry Z10, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One we figure now was a good time to wrap everything up.

So without further ado, here are 5 of the best new phones that either available now at AT&T or are coming soon. If you’re on AT&T and have an upgrade coming up this Spring these are some of the phones you’re going to want to take a look at.

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