Motorola Announces the New Moto X, Available This Month for $99

There she is – the new Moto X. Not the Moto X+1 or the Moto X2 or the Moto X (insert random codename), this is simply, the new Moto X (2nd generation if we are getting really technical). It’s official and will be available soon, as in, this month from a variety of carriers and as an unlocked device.

At a price of $99 on 2-year contract or $499 at full retail, Motorola has created a high-end phone that they are offering at a price around $100 lower than competitors.

The new Moto X has been beefed up in a variety of ways over its predecessor, so let’s talk about it before getting into the hands-on and unboxing stuff(more…)

AT&T HTC One (M8) Update to Android 4.4.3 Rolling Out Now

Not-so-hot on the heels of the firmware rollouts to T-Mobile and Sprint HTC One (M8) variants earlier summer, the AT&T-branded model is finally receiving OTA love in the form of an update to Android 4.4.3, plus an additional few application updates and optimizations.

The changelog isn’t too exciting, unfortunately, unless “security fixes” really float your boat.

Still, who can say no to free updates?  (more…)

AT&T 4G LTE Lit Up in New Markets, From Arizona to Georgia

AT&T has launched a good-sized list of new 4G LTE markets this week, ranging all the way from Arizona to Virginia. Their total should be greater than 600 markets now, putting them even ahead of Verizon in terms of overall amount.

Even though AT&T has a few more markets, Verizon is getting ready to launch nationwide VoLTE on its network, but AT&T’s VoLTE is only available in select markets as of this moment.

To see if your city has been graced with AT&T’s LTE, look below.  (more…)

AT&T Appoints Glenn Lurie as New President and CEO of AT&T Mobility

Today, AT&T has appointed Glenn Lurie as the new president and CEO of its AT&T Mobility business. Lurie, who has served as president of AT&T Mobility’s Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships business, will take over for former Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega.

For anyone who might be worried about never seeing de la Vega again, don’t fret, as he is staying on at AT&T as its CEO of Mobile & Business Solutions Group.  (more…)

T-Mobile Will Give You an Upgrade to Unlimited LTE if You Bring Over a Friend From Another Carrier

In response to Sprint’s new 20GB $100 plan that was announced earlier in the week for new customers, T-Mobile has decided that it wants all of the current Sprint customers that aren’t being offered this new deal to come on over to its promised land. Through current T-Mobile customers, Magenta is offering unlimited LTE upgrades to any current customer who brings over a friend from another carrier, including Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon. That new customer will also receive the free upgrade to unlimited LTE. (more…)