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AT&T dishes details on DirecTV deal

Giant tech companies are going shopping: AT&T plans to buy DirecTV, Google acquires Word Lens app, and YouTube may purchase Twitch.

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Splash-proof Kyocera Hydro Plus swims in Cricket's budget waters

Another waterproof Kyocera phone gives you basic Android functionality and a little extra peace of mind.

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<p>With its 3.5-inch screen, Android 4.0 OS, and 3.2-megapixel camera, the water-resistant <a href="
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/kyocera-hydro-plus-cricket/4505-6452_7-35834908.html">Kyocera Hydro Plus</a> for Cricket Wireless is a prepaid handset that's competitively priced at $139.99.</p>

Dive into the Kyocera Hydro Plus (pictures)

The fully dunkable Kyocera Hydro Plus is a competitively priced Android 4.0 handset for Cricket Wireless.

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Kyocera Hydro Plus is a waterproof budget phone

Featuring Android 4.0, a 1GHz processor, and a 3.2-megapixel camera, the Hydro Plus is an entry-level water resistant handset from Cricket Wireless.

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<p>Given the handset's glacial processor, lack of 4G, and low-resolution screen, the <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/alcatel-one-touch-evolve/4505-6452_7-35828164.html">One Touch Evolve</a> from Alcatel should be renamed the One Touch <i>Devolve</i>, as it is quite the step backward for smartphone technology.</p>

The eight not-so-great: 2013's handset duds (pictures)

Not everything in the past is seen through rose-colored glasses. Case in point: these eight phones that stood out in 2013 for their disappointing failures.

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Ashes Cricket 2013 so hilariously buggy it's pulled from sale

The Ashes Cricket 2013 game has been pulled from sale just days after its release -- see just how abysmal it is right here.

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ZTE Source serves up LTE at a budget-friendly price

The prepaid Source is a decent midtier LTE handset for Cricket Wireless customers looking to pay less than $200, but it does have its faults.

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<p>If you're able get Cricket Wireless' LTE coverage, the <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/zte-source-cricket-wireless/4505-6452_7-35829221.html">ZTE Source</a> delivers LTE speeds at a decent $189.99 price. True, it isn't banging on all cylinders, but it does feature a decently sized 4.5-inch screen, expandable storage, and Cricket's recently revamped Muve Music service.</p>

ZTE Source supplies the Muve Music (pictures)

With its sub-$200 price tag, 4G LTE, and Android 4.1 OS, ZTE's Source is a prepaid smartphone for the budget-conscious.

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The ZTE Source from Cricket Wireless sports a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, and the carrier's music streaming service, Muve Music.

Get into Muve Music with the ZTE Source

The ZTE Source from Cricket Wireless sports a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, and the carrier's music streaming service, Muve Music.

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Cricket's ZTE Source offers LTE on a budget

The prepaid Source from Cricket Wireless has a 4.5-inch screen, Muve Music, and 4G LTE.

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<p>Today, Cricket Wireless announced the 4.5-inch <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/zte-source-cricket-wireless/4505-6452_7-35829221.html"><b>ZTE Source</b></a>. Sporting 4G LTE, Android 4.1, and a 5-megapixel camera, the phone will be available on Sunday, October 20, for $219.99 in retail stores and online.</p>

Prepaid ZTE Source features 4G LTE on a budget (pictures)

Available from Cricket Wireless for $220, the ZTE Source is a competitively priced Android prepaid smartphone.

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The Samsung Galaxy Discover is inexpensive but slow

The Discover's weak call quality and short battery life don't help distract from noticing its slow processor and data speeds.

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