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Nokia teases the upcoming X2, to be announced on June 24

Nokia teases the upcoming X2, to be announced on June 24

20 June, 2014 | comments (60)

Shortly after the launch of its first Android phone — the Nokia X — Nokia will be releasing a successor in the form of the Nokia X2. Although the phone and the name hasn't been officially announced as such, the company has posted a teaser on its...

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Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.4 update

Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.4 update

20 June, 2014 | comments (80)

It's been barely a month since Android 4.4.3 started rolling out for Nexus devices and Google has already started rolling out the 4.4.4 update. But while this may not be as big an update as its predecessor (which itself wasn't especially big) it...

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Blackberry Passport to drop in September

Blackberry Passport to drop in September

19 June, 2014 | comments (50)

Blackberry's upcoming phone, the Passport, is slated for a September release. BB purists will be happy to know that the phone will sport a portrait, hardware QWERTY keyboard that has become the manufacturers trademark design. Not really much else...


Android and Windows Phone devices will add a kill switch

Android and Windows Phone devices will add a kill switch

19 June, 2014 | comments (57)

The New York Attorney General has signed agreements with Google and Microsoft to add "kill switches" to Android and Windows Phone devices. It comes as part of the "Secure our Smartphones" initiative, where the report stresses the importance of...


LG G Watch gets pictured again in the wild

LG G Watch gets pictured again in the wild

19 June, 2014 | comments (25)

Ready or not, here's another sighting of LG's G Watch. The soon to be released smartwatch based on Google's new Android Wear platform has been spotted out and about once more, this time as it lies flat on a wooden surface with a charging cable (that...

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Nokia Lumia 635 available for pre-order in the UK

Nokia Lumia 635 available for pre-order in the UK

19 June, 2014 | comments (15)

Following in the footsteps of the Lumia 630, its 3G-only sibling, the Nokia Lumia 635 is due to be released in the UK pretty soon. The 4G-capable smartphone is now up for pre-order in a few places, both with contract as well as SIM-free and...

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Jolla Launcher launches next week on Google Play

Jolla Launcher launches next week on Google Play

19 June, 2014 | comments (18)

Jolla is bringing the Sailfish OS experience next week on Android. The launcher is ready to enter the testing process and Jolla is searching for beta test volunteers. If you like the Sailfish OS idea, you can help the Jolla team test the...

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BlackBerry posts smaller than expected loss in fiscal Q1

BlackBerry posts smaller than expected loss in fiscal Q1

19 June, 2014 | comments (32)

For the fiscal quarter ending in May of this year, the beleaguered Canadian smartphone manufacturer has reported a loss of $0.11 per share, which is up from the consensus estimate of $0.25 per share. Although the company's $966 million in first...

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Sony Xperia Z2a full specs are out, sounds like a Z2 compact

Sony Xperia Z2a full specs are out, sounds like a Z2 compact

19 June, 2014 | comments (65)

Today we get the detailed rundown of the specs of the recently announced Sony Xperia Z2a. For all we know, a name such as Xperia Z2 compact would suit it just fine. A week ago we saw the Sony Xperia Z2a go official in Taiwan, but at the time we...

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Samsung confirms that Galaxy S5 LTE-A will only be sold in Korea

Samsung confirms that Galaxy S5 LTE-A will only be sold in Korea

18 June, 2014 | comments (40)

Samsung confirmed that it will only sell the freshly announced Galaxy S5 LTE-A in its home market in Korea. The Android beast will not be available to additional global markets. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A will join the likes of Galaxy S4 LTE-A and...

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Manual camera controls will arrive to Apple devices with iOS 8

Manual camera controls will arrive to Apple devices with iOS 8

18 June, 2014 | comments (57)

Apple will bring manual camera controls to iOS 8. The move will represent a radical departure from the company’s current practice to keep all camera settings automated, save for basic settings such as flash and HDR mode. The recently...

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Amazon unveils the Fire Phone with eye-tracking tech

Amazon unveils the Fire Phone with eye-tracking tech

18 June, 2014 | comments (94)

Building upon its wide expertise in the tablet space, Amazon has unveiled its first smartphone today. So yes, all those rumors were true after all. It's called the Amazon Fire Phone and its main selling points are bound to be Amazon's reach in...

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Galaxy S5 LTE-A Special Edition has a different back cover

Galaxy S5 LTE-A Special Edition has a different back cover

18 June, 2014 | comments (17)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is a recently announced GS5 variant that'll be endemic to the South Korean market. In addition to the new and improved QHD screen, better connectivity, and improved processor, it looks like the device will have a Special...

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Amazon phone supposedly getting official today

Amazon phone supposedly getting official today

18 June, 2014 | comments (11)

Update: The event is over now and the Amazon Fire Phone is official. Check out our full scoop. In just a few short hours, Amazon will hold an event during which it's widely believed to be presenting its first smartphone. The image below is...

Tags: Amazon, Rumors


LG-made Nexus 6 probably won't happen

LG-made Nexus 6 probably won't happen

18 June, 2014 | comments (43)

If there's ever going to be a Nexus 6, it won't be made by LG. At least that's what one exec from the Korean company seems to think. A Dutch publication has quoted Ken Hong, LG's global communications director, as saying that he doesn't know...

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Amazon Appstore coming to BlackBerry OS 10.3

Amazon Appstore coming to BlackBerry OS 10.3

18 June, 2014 | comments (20)

When it becomes available this fall, BlackBerry's OS 10.3 will come with the Amazon Appstore for Android preinstalled. Amazon's offering will sit neatly alongside BlackBerry World, which will continue to serve native apps to fans of the Canadian...


HTC One (E8) reaches 50,000 sales in 15 minutes

HTC One (E8) reaches 50,000 sales in 15 minutes

18 June, 2014 | comments (57)

Today HTC is proud to announce that the One (E8) has been doing very well, sales-wise. The handset that was introduced at the beginning of this month is currently only available in China, but over there people seem to love it. That's the only...

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4.5-inch BlackBerry Kopi found in Vietnam

4.5-inch BlackBerry Kopi found in Vietnam

18 June, 2014 | comments (31)

BlackBerry may be down but it's not out of the running yet – a new phone dubbed Kopi has made its way to a store in Vietnam. The new phone has as 4.5" screen, putting it between the 4.2" BlackBerry Z10 and the 5" BlackBerry Z30. The 4.5"...


4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone dummies showcased in extensive video

4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone dummies showcased in extensive video

18 June, 2014 | comments (49)

Jimmy Lin is many things – singer, actor, racecar driver and apparently something of an iPhone technician. A photo posted on his Weibo account shows Mr. Lin working to replace the screen of a friend's iPhone 5s that was ran over by a car. A...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Oppo Find 7a gets a software update, brings voice unlock

Oppo Find 7a gets a software update, brings voice unlock

18 June, 2014 | comments (8)

Oppo is now seeding a firmware update to the Find 7a flagship smartphone. It is available over the air and weighs about 290MB. It will bring your Find 7a to ColorOS 1.2.1i, but the firmware is still based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Some of...