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AT&T announces Samsung Gear devices are ready for pre-order


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This last week, AT&T announced they have begun taking pre-orders for the Samsung Gear 2, the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, and the Samsung Fit. Shipping is set to start around early April, but no exact date was provided.

The Samsung Gear 2 will be available to $299. The Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit will be sold for $199. If you purchase any of these devices with a new Samsung Galaxy 5, you will also receive $50 off the purchase of a Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo.

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Verizon now offering Samsung Galaxy Note Pro


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Late last week, Verizon began offering the new Galaxy Note Pro, a new tablet from Samsung. The Galaxy Note Pro starts at $849.99 online and in stores. For a limited time, consumers can purchase the Samsung device for $749.99 with a new two-year activation and add the tablet to a MORE Everything plan for an additional $10 per month.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro comes with a 12.2-inch HD display and weighs only 1.7 pounds. This is slightly heavier and bigger than the original iPad. With many tablets going smaller, the larger size on the Galaxy Note Pro is an interesting move from Samsung.

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Galaxy Gear a smartwatch for the geek in you


The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a smartwatch that brings back many memories of cool cartoons and advanced technology tv shows. If you are enough of a tech enthusiast, the Galaxy Gear may be one of those devices that puts you in the past of future technology. The smartwatch is available at a few retailers, including AT&T, for $299.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega is larger than large

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The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a small tablet with phone capabilities. With a few terms being tossed around for a phone this size, the Mega makes a decent alternative for those looking to save some money only buying one device. The device is available now on AT&T for $149.99 with a 2-year contract.

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Verizon Wireless discounts for Mother’s Day


Whether you are looking for a phone, tablet, or accessories, Verizon has some Mother's Day gift ideas in stores and online that can help make the day special. Don't wait until the last minute to shop for Mother's Day. Visit your local Verizon store or shop online.

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Review of the Samsung ATIV Smart PC


The Samsung ATIV is a large touchscreen PC running Windows 8. However, it is mostly a very large tablet that can be connected to the AT&T network for computing on the go. While it is running the newest Intel Atom Clover Trail processor, it also has a full version of the newest Microsoft operating system. The Smart PC is available at AT&T stores and online now to $699.99 with a two-year contract.

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Verizon updates Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean


Starting today, December 14, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III and Verizon Customers will be happy to know that Jelly Bean, Android 4.1, will begin pushing to their devices. While the rollout will be in phases for Verizon customers, those who would like to manually download the upgrade can do so through the settings menu over this next week.

The update is a pretty easy process to complete, just make sure you have a good amount of battery life. This update also makes the smartphone Global Ready. With many new features and improved performance, it is worth the time to download and install.

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Verizon releases Samsung Galaxy Camera


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Starting today, December 13, Verizon Wireless is offering the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the first 4G LTE camera in the world. It is available through Verizon’s website for $549.99 in both black and white models.

If you are an existing Verizon Wireless customer, the Samsung Galaxy Camera can be added to an existing Share Everything Plan for an additional $5 monthly access charge. The cost of the device can also be reduced by $35 if you add it to your existing plan.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a great mix of tablet and phone


The Samsung Galaxy Note II on AT&T is a great in-between device between tablet and phone. If you are thinking of getting a tablet and need a new phone, this may be the device for you. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is available at AT&T stores and online for $299.99 with a two-year contract.

With a large, 5.5 inch screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note II provides a very bright and crisp experience for watching movies either through online services such as Netflix or files stored on a microSD card. While watching video clips in the gallery, you can choose how much of the screen the video takes up. The device does a great job of stretching the picture to provide an optimal viewing experience.

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Samsung Galaxy S III: Great Device with Great Features Part I


The Samsung Galaxy S III is a strong phone, good web browsing device, and a nice camera. With a 4.8” HD Super AMOLED screen, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (US model), and 16 GB of internal storage, it is also an easy to read, fast smartphone for those who like the Android operating system and those thinking of switching.

This device is on all of the major cell carriers. For this review, only the AT&T version was tested. Pricing is similar across all carriers. The 16GB version is $199.99 with a two-year contract. AT&T offers the phone in blue and white for now with a red version appearing later this summer.

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