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HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

13 April, 2014 | comments (126)

One of the main selling points of the HTC One M8 is its all aluminum body. The beautiful design and premium handling does come at a premium price and may leave lots of buyers out in the cold as the handset is just out of their price range. As a...

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Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800 XM, iPhone OS 4, Galaxy S Plus

Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800 XM, iPhone OS 4, Galaxy S Plus

13 April, 2014 | comments (24)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This week has seen a slew of hardware debut through the years, some of it achieving more success than the other,...

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Amazon's smartphone may be announced in June

Amazon's smartphone may be announced in June

12 April, 2014 | comments (5)

When Amazon got into hardware production, they started it with a unique business model: offer products for bottom-dollar prices, even if it costs the company money initially, and then turn a profit from the content that you sell. It's been...

Tags: Misc, Rumors


Week 15 news in review: Galaxy S5 launch, LG G3 rumors

Week 15 news in review: Galaxy S5 launch, LG G3 rumors

12 April, 2014 | comments (13)

This week marked the arrival of one of the year's most anticipated flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S5. But some other manufacturers took the opportunity to announce devices of their own, and Qualcomm took the spotlight by unveiling its new 64-bit...

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AUO makes highest resolution AMOLED screen to date

AUO makes highest resolution AMOLED screen to date

09 April, 2014 | comments (39)

AUO is about to debut their 513ppi AMOLED display made for smartphones. The unit boasts a QHD (2560x1440) resolution, which is supposed to provide an amazing viewing experience. The display they are showing off is a 5.7” AMOLED screen that...

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China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

08 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Chinese regulatory authorities have given their approval for the merging of Nokia with Microsoft without demanding change in the Finn's company patent practices. According to Nokia, which has received green light for the merger from the European...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft, Misc


Verizon buys Cincinatti Bell for $210 million

Verizon buys Cincinatti Bell for $210 million

07 April, 2014 | comments (4)

Cincinnati Bell and Verizon have come to an agreement, and it looks like Big Red will have a whole lot of new customers on their network once the deal goes through. It should all be taken care of in the second part of this year. So what do C....

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Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia E6, Windows Mobile

Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia E6, Windows Mobile

06 April, 2014 | comments (18)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This week it's a rollercoaster as predictions of future market share miss by a mile, while makers of smartphone...

Tags: Misc, Android, Rumors


2014 W14 news in review: iPhone 6 rumors, new Samsung devices

2014 W14 news in review: iPhone 6 rumors, new Samsung devices

06 April, 2014 | comments (6)

Spring is officially upon us, and with the first week of April behind us the we are ready to give you all the news highlights, including a bunch of iPhone 6 rumors, some new Samsung devices, and the official announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 - and...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 dual-SIM version hits China

Samsung Galaxy S5 dual-SIM version hits China

04 April, 2014 | comments (25)

In a move that will hardly surprise anyone, Samsung has expanded its Galaxy S5 lineup with the addition of a dual-SIM version. What made our eyebrows rise is the fact that the company chose to do so quietly and without even a press...

Tags: Misc, Android, Rumors


No more roaming in the EU, net neutrality to be upheld

No more roaming in the EU, net neutrality to be upheld

03 April, 2014 | comments (55)

Roaming fees are a horrible, lingering injustice that have somehow persisted from the dark-ages of cell phone plans, and they are still in effect in the EU. However, the EU Parliament looks to rectify this by December 2015. That's right, you'll...

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OnePlus One will be under €350 in Europe

OnePlus One will be under €350 in Europe

03 April, 2014 | comments (26)

OnePlus tweeted out today that their OnePlus One handset will cost under 350 when it is released. They referenced widespread “interest” from potential European consumers. The startup cell phone maker generated a good amount of buzz on the...

Tags: Android, Misc


100k Xiaomi Redmi Notes sold in 34 minutes

100k Xiaomi Redmi Notes sold in 34 minutes

30 March, 2014 | comments (58)

Xiaomi is known for their dirt-cheap Android devices that don't skimp out on high-end hardware or quality, so it's no surprise that every time a new device of theirs is released, consumers gobble it up and help the company to set some pretty...

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2014 W12 news in review: HTC One (M8), our new Battery table

2014 W12 news in review: HTC One (M8), our new Battery table

30 March, 2014 | comments (18)

The final week of March has been undoubtedly a busy one, with the highly anticipated launch of HTCs new One flagship being the biggest headline. Also introduced for the first time are our Battery life tables. Let's take a look at all of the...

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Counterclockwise: Galaxy S and Xperia X10 arrive, N8 hits 12MP

Counterclockwise: Galaxy S and Xperia X10 arrive, N8 hits 12MP

29 March, 2014 | comments (29)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This time it's all about flagships – their killer features, their software and especially their cameras. We even...

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2014 W11 news in review: Find 7, Moto and LG smartwatches

2014 W11 news in review: Find 7, Moto and LG smartwatches

23 March, 2014 | comments (3)

The usual round of HTC One leaks and flagship market availability announcements aside, this week's news saw the anticipated announcement of the Oppo Find 7, one of the first QHD-display-toting smartphones, as well as new smartwatches from LG and...

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Counterclockwise: Galaxy S phones, Omnia, Kindle Fire

Counterclockwise: Galaxy S phones, Omnia, Kindle Fire

22 March, 2014 | comments (8)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened over the same seven days in the last few years. This time around, we take a retrospective look at the future of smartphones, see how...

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EU edges closer to the universal mobile phone charger

EU edges closer to the universal mobile phone charger

17 March, 2014 | comments (43)

Members of he EU Parliament have voted last week for an update to the radio equipment laws, which will introduce a common charger for mobile phones sold within the Union. The common charger is believed to reduce environmental waste and make life...


2014 week 10 in review: the news that you might have missed

2014 week 10 in review: the news that you might have missed

16 March, 2014 | comments (5)

This week's news highlights some of the anticipated March releases, namely the next One flagship from HTC, which has been leaking all over the place. Not to be left out, Samsung's own S5 flagship has also had several of its features detailed prior...

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Counterclockwise: HTC HD2, Galaxy S4, Xperia Play

Counterclockwise: HTC HD2, Galaxy S4, Xperia Play

15 March, 2014 | comments (22)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. Updates are a big issue this week, but we'll also look back at a true legend and scratch our heads at Sony's...

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