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T-Mobile announces LG G5 launch offer: free LG 360 Camera and battery bundle with preorder

The LG G5 is all set to launch in early April and T-Mobile is offering a couple attractive accessories for early buyers.

Nextbit Robin first impressions: Cool Electric color, pure Android UI, unique storage scheme

My new Electic color Nextbit Robin I backed on Kickstarter arrived yesterday and so far I'm enjoying the experience. Enjoy product photos of this unique color scheme as I continue testing out this new Android smartphone.

Nextbit cancels plan to create Sprint and Verizon-compatible CDMA Robin smartphone

Nextbit held a successful Kickstarter campaign that has resulted in shipping all GSM models to backers. Unfortunately, the costs to create a CDMA variant are too high to justify.

Play ball: T-Mobile announces Major League Baseball customer bonuses

The Major League Baseball season flies into action in a couple of weeks and T-Mobile customers will have the ability to watch over 7,000 hours of live action.

Microsoft March madness update: Switching phones and making returns

It's been almost two weeks since I started the month with Microsoft evaluation, but I'm making a couple of changes while continuing on with Microsoft for mobile.

Android N on a Google Nexus 6P: screenshots and initial impressions

Google surprised everyone yesterday with the release of an early developer preview of Android N. Developers and others willing to take some risks can download and test out Android N on a compatible device.

Six months with Project Fi: No invite needed, Nexus 5X starting at $199

Google rolled out its Project Fi invite-only service in the US about 10 months ago. Today it opened the doors to all while also offering a sweet deal on a Nexus 5X.

First impressions of the LG G5: Light metal body, unique modular design, wide-angle capture

As part of a special T-Mobile LG G5 preview program, Matthew Miller was sent a pre-production LG G5 to try. It's a compelling phone in its own right, but one wonders what the plans are for future modules.

Android Marshmallow update for LG G4 focuses on security, sharing, and power optimization: in pictures

LG's G4 is almost a year old, but gets a new lease on life with the Android Marshmallow update rolling out to existing devices.

Spyder PowerShadow battery case for Apple iPhone 6s Plus: 3500 mAh capacity, plus protection

There is a need to use your phone for longer than a day and one common solution is an extended battery case. The new Spyder PowerShadow is my favorite option for the iPhone 6s Plus.

BlackBerry Priv finally makes its way to Verizon Wireless

The BlackBerry Priv launched in November, but software updates over the last few months have made it a much better device. The timing for a Verizon launch is perfect and important for the success of the Priv.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact hands-on: The most powerful modern smartphone under 4.7 inches

There are very few current phones smaller than the iPhone 6s, but Sony continues to release its Compact model that compromises little in way of specifications while offering a small, pocketable device.

All 36,000 New York City police officers will pack Windows Phones

The NYPD started a pilot program with Windows Phones in late 2014 and this week announced that all 36,000 officers will be issued the handsets to help solve crimes.

If they awarded Oscars for smartphones: The 10 best handsets 2006-2016

Celebrating a decade of reviewing mobile devices for ZDNet, Matthew Miller hosts a tour of the best smartphones in each of the last 10 years. And the winners are...

HTC sends out Power of 10 teaser; HTC One M10 may be coming soon

HTC did not offer up a flagship to compete with the new LG and Samsung phones at MWC this week, but may soon be revealing details of the rumored One M10.

DisplayMate analysis: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge top the Note 5 for best performing smartphone display ever

Samsung continues to lead in smartphone display technology and after six months as the king, the Galaxy Note 5 was dethroned by the new Galaxy S7.

Samsung Galaxy S7 US pre-orders start 23 February, available on 11 March

In just a couple of days customers will be able to place their pre-order for the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Along with the high price comes a free Gear VR headset.

LG offers a unique customer experience through G5 modular smartphone accessories

It's a competitive smartphone market and to help secure its standing LG offers a wide variety of accessories and smart connected devices that help the LG G5 stand out from the crowd.

LG reveals G5 name, Quick Cover case, and likely metal phone construction

What comes first; the case or the phone? LG posted an official press release announcing the name of its next device, along with images of its new Quick Cover.

The best smartphones expected before, during, and after MWC 2016

The Nextbit Robin is shipping soon, invites from Samsung and LG are out, and rumors of other devices continue to develop. 2016 is starting out with plenty of new smartphones to consider.

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