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HTC Desire 620 goes official in Taiwan with mid-range specs

HTC Desire 620 goes official in Taiwan with mid-range specs

28 November, 2014 | comments (5)

HTC took the wraps off the Desire 620 mid-ranger in Taiwan. The dual-SIM Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone will be available in two different versions - Desire 620 with 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC and Desire 620G with MediaTek MTK MT6592 SoC....

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus (6X) comes on Dec.16, priced at $536

Huawei Honor 6 Plus (6X) comes on Dec.16, priced at $536

28 November, 2014 | comments (6)

The Huawei Honor 6X which got certified for sale in China earlier this month might actually end up being sold as the Honor 6 Plus. Regardless of which name Huawei will use, the handset is due to be unveiled on December 16. And according to...


Samsung SM-E700F joins the upcoming E series

Samsung SM-E700F joins the upcoming E series

28 November, 2014 | comments (3)

Just a few days ago a Samsung SM-E500F was spotted entering India for testing purposes by an import tracking website. And now it's been joined by the Samsung SM-E700F, and in this case we're even graced with a couple of specs for the device. The...

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LG G Flex 2 rumored to get a January unveiling at CES

LG G Flex 2 rumored to get a January unveiling at CES

28 November, 2014 | comments (24)

The LG G Flex (pictured below) was announced last year as one of the first two smartphones with a bent screen, along with Samsung's Galaxy Round. While Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note Edge recently, LG is yet to follow up its G Flex. The G...

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OnePlus One won't be supported by Cyanogen in India

OnePlus One won't be supported by Cyanogen in India

28 November, 2014 | comments (16)

Earlier this month Micromax, the biggest Indian smartphone maker, announced a partnership with Cyanogen, Inc., the company behind the popular CyanogenMod custom ROM for Android. Cyanogen's software was said to be powering a new, upcoming line of...

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New Oppo R8207 unveiled at TENAA, 7a gets Black Friday deals

New Oppo R8207 unveiled at TENAA, 7a gets Black Friday deals

28 November, 2014 | comments (4)

A new smartphone by the Chenese maker Oppo popped up on the website of the China certification authority TENAA. According to the posted specifications the Oppo R8207 will feature a 6.85mm body, a 5 inch TFT screen with a resolution of 720 x 1080...

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Pantech Vega Pop-up Note phablet sold out in few hours

Pantech Vega Pop-up Note phablet sold out in few hours

28 November, 2014 | comments (16)

A few months after filing for bankruptcy, South Korea's No.3 smartphone maker Pantech has released a new phablet which has some really solid specs and a low price tag. Dubbed Vega Pop-up Note, the device has reportedly been a runaway hit, with the...


AdDuplex: WP8.1 update now on over half, Lumia 63x on the rise

AdDuplex: WP8.1 update now on over half, Lumia 63x on the rise

28 November, 2014 | comments (9)

This month Windows Phone reached an important milestone - the latest version (WP8.1) now powers over half of all devices. Added together with devices still on WP8.0 (which could be updated to 8.1), that leaves about one seventh as legacy devices...


Xiaomi to start manufacturing smartphones in India and Brazil

Xiaomi to start manufacturing smartphones in India and Brazil

28 November, 2014 | comments (15)

Just a few months after announcing its plans to enter 10 new markets by the end of 2014, Xiaomi has pushed back the expansion plans for some markets, and has said that it will instead focus on existing markets such as India and Indonesia, according...

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Samsung Galaxy A7 gets closer to launch after FCC visit

Samsung Galaxy A7 gets closer to launch after FCC visit

28 November, 2014 | comments (18)

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is currently on sale in China and the Galaxy A3 soon to follow, but the top of the line Galaxy A7 is yet to come out. The phone's visit to the FCC is a strong indication that this will happen sooner than later. In the...

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OnePlus One available without invite for the next 3 days

OnePlus One available without invite for the next 3 days

28 November, 2014 | comments (26)

OnePlus One has really been generating a stir in the smartphone market the last couple of months. If you have been eyeballing the premium device, nicknamed "flagship killer", but have not been able to get your hands on an invite you might be in...

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Gionee W900 with two 1080p displays passes TENAA

Gionee W900 with two 1080p displays passes TENAA

27 November, 2014 | comments (25)

An upcoming Gionee W900 smartphone with two 4 1080p displays passed through TENAA in China. The Android 4.4 KitKat flip phone will almost certainly not launch outside of its home market. Thanks to their modest size and high resolution,...

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Microsoft's Lumia 535 is coming soon to the UK

Microsoft's Lumia 535 is coming soon to the UK

27 November, 2014 | comments (32)

Following its official announcement a few weeks ago, and subsequent special introduction for the Indian market, the Microsoft Lumia 535 is also headed to the UK. This has been revealed by Microsoft itself, which has listed the Lumia 535 on its...

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Microsoft to detail Windows 10 for phones, tablets in January

Microsoft to detail Windows 10 for phones, tablets in January

27 November, 2014 | comments (33)

There's already a Technical Preview of Windows 10 out, which you can download and install if you're so inclined, but that's only for computers. When Microsoft first introduced its next version of Windows back in September, it mainly presented the...

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Low-end Samsung SM-J100F surfaces via benchmark

Low-end Samsung SM-J100F surfaces via benchmark

27 November, 2014 | comments (19)

Just a few days ago the Samsung SM-E500F got leaked for the first time, and back then we speculated that it could be the first member of an upcoming Galaxy E series from the Korean smartphone maker. We arrived at that idea based on the E in its...

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The Galaxy Note 4 with Exynos chipset has an ISOCELL camera

The Galaxy Note 4 with Exynos chipset has an ISOCELL camera

27 November, 2014 | comments (80)

Samsung was strangely vague about the image sensor in the Galaxy Note 4. It bragged about its in-house ISOCELL sensor in the Galaxy S5, but not a peep about who made the Note's sensor. The deal was resolved with the simplest solution an eyes on...

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IDC: India is fastest growing Asia Pacific smartphone market

IDC: India is fastest growing Asia Pacific smartphone market

27 November, 2014 | comments (33)

IDC put out a new report, stating that India continues to be the fastest growing Asia Pacific market for smartphones. The Q3 smartphone sales saw a growth of 82% over the same period of 2013. The data also mentions a quarter-on-quarter growth of...


LG appoints new mobile head in annual management restructuring

LG appoints new mobile head in annual management restructuring

27 November, 2014 | comments (20)

LG electronics has just appointed a new head of its mobile division. Juno Cho will be taking over the position of president and CEO of the division from Park Jong-Seok, who has been dealing with health problems, but will retain a supporting role in...

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Android 5.0 is now seeding to Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE

Android 5.0 is now seeding to Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE

26 November, 2014 | comments (9)

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now seeding to Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE over-the-air. The gaming hardware manufacturer delivered the news about the update on Twitter roughly a week after the Wi-Fi model got the same treatment. Better than ever:...

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Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use their iPads less

Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use their iPads less

26 November, 2014 | comments (46)

Users of Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus spend significantly less time with their iPads than owners of older iPhone models. The data that confirms the new state of affairs comes courtesy of the developers behind Pocket. The latter is a popular...

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