Asus Padfone X From AT&T Will Finally be Available June 6 for $199

AT&T and Asus gave the Padfone X a release date today, only about six months after it was first introduced to the world. Originally announced back at CES in January, the Padfone X has been teased and mentioned by AT&T for weeks, but only now do we know how much it will cost and when it can be bought.

June 6 is the day. For $199 on 2-year contract or as low as $22.92 per month with AT&T Next.  (more…)

LG and Carriers Announce G3 Availability

Perhaps the most exciting part of LG’s G3 press event wasn’t the confirmation of the Snapdragon 801 processor or the laser auto focus, but the announcement of a launch window. The G3 will retail on more than 170 carriers globally, beginning May 28 in Korea. Word on US availability was unfortunately vague - the best LG PR offered was “later this summer.”

When it launches, the G3 will be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities (both have microSD slots compatible with cards up to 128GB). The differences between the models expands beyond the amount of internal storage: the 16GB model has 2GB of RAM, while the 32GB bumps the memory up to 3GB. Beyond that, though, the variations are identical. (more…)

AT&T Introduces Multi-Device Protection Plan, Insurance Program for Multiple Non-Connected Devices

I’m a perennial breaker. If you are like me, you damage your expensive electronics often. Not by choice, mind you, but whether it be a hard fall onto concrete or an unfortunate dip in a snowbank, my gadgets have taken quite the accidental beating. Sure, I could buy insurance, but it would only cover my smartphone, not my laptop or tablet.

So what are my options? Until very recently, nothing affordable, but AT&T must have heard my prayers. Starting today, the carrier will begin offering the Multi-Device Protection Pack, a program which insures a smartphone and up to two additional devices.  (more…)

Gold Galaxy S5 Coming to All Carriers May 30, Not Just T-Mobile

Earlier today, Samsung put out a press release for all of the “tastemakers” out there. If you tastemakers were jealous that T-Mobile was the only one getting the Band-Aid Gold Galaxy S5, today is your lucky day. Samsung announced the new colorway will be available to more people on more carriers around the globe.

On May 30, T-Mobile will not be the exclusive carrier to offer the phone. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon (through select indirect retailers), and even U.S. Cellular will be offering up the Gold Galaxy S5 option for its customers.  (more…)

LG Optimus G Pro on AT&T Gets Kit Kat Update Today

The LG Optimus G Pro on AT&T is receiving an update to Kit Kat today. As surprising as that may sound, the update weighs in at 700-800MB and can be downloaded over-the-air. The software version post-update is E98020g.

You can find a mini-changelog below, but similar to the G Flex and G2 updates, the G Pro will see a restyled status bar for Kit Kat, stronger security, Immersive Mode, improved battery performance, cloud print settings, and even better processing speed. The update should also include NFC  Tap&Pay for mobile payments, lock screen media art, Emoji, and more.  (more…)