News – Feb 7th

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The mobile market is changing.  2013 is shaping up to be big in many ways, but I’d argue that it has little to do with hardware.  Sure, we’re taking a look at new innovations like flexible displays , 1080p displays , eight-core processors, and more.  But at the core, hardware is peaking, and the battle lies in software improvements and things that aren’t always on the surface…

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HTC releases anatomy-inspired teaser for an upcoming device Less than two weeks before its upcoming event, HTC released a rather strange teaser image, featuring a heart connected to a motherboard. Sporting the slogan "Alive Soon", the teaser is likely related to the soon to be revealed, HTC M7 Android flagship.

The HTC M7 is arguably one of the most important product launches for HTC for quite some time, considering the company's recent…

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Graphene seems to be the material of the year, as companies…

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It’s now been a week since BlackBerry took the wraps off of the BlackBerry Z10, and since then the new handset has launched in both Canada and the U.K. Today BlackBerry took the opportunity to update us on how well the Z10 has been doing, and according to the company, the Z10 has been doing alright for itself…

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Samsung to start mass production of the 5" 1080p display this month We know that Samsung is working on a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display for Q1 of this year – it was on a roadmap on its booth. Now DDaily is reporting some more concrete dates – according to industry sources, the display will enter mass production at the Samsung Display plants near the end of this month…

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Just as expected, the Motorola Electrify M’s update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been officially announced on U.S. Cellular’s website and should be making its way to users. The update will bring the Electrify M up to Android 4.1.2, and as with any other Jelly Bean bump , owners of this device can expect to gain Google Now, expandable notifications and some added smoothness thanks to Project Butter…

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It took nearly five months to for the Samsung Galaxy Note II’s color selection to grow from two options to four, but Samsung didn’t wait nearly as long to add a fifth color to the group. Samsung’s Taiwanese arm today announced a new “cherry blossom pink” version of the Galaxy Note II, complete with a matching pink S Pen…

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Ready for another Nokia device, T-Mobile folk? According to a fresh T-Mobile roadmap leak, you may be getting one in a couple of months. An image posted by TmoNews has revealed a T-Mobile roadmap that lists a device referred to as the “Nokia Flame” as coming out on April 24. There’s also a “(4G)” next to the device’s name that, considering the “(LTE)” designation next to the ZTE MF96 Mobile Hotspot, could indicate that the Flame will be an HSPA+ product…

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When Ubuntu for phones was first made officially official, it was revealed that we may not see smartphones running the Linux-based operating system until the final quarter of 2013 or early in 2014. According to a new comment Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth, though, the debut of Ubuntu smartphones will be right at the start of that timeframe…

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For the longest time, I have harped on the fact that no single smartphone has it all. Even the best and most highly-rated phones are missing something important or have a certain feature that could be much better. There is always that one feature that keeps it from being what could have been the perfect device …

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ITC to rule on Apple's complaint against Samsung on August 1 Apple and Samsung are fighting a fierce patent war on several fronts, but one of those engagements will be resolved in the beginning of August.

Originally scheduled for January 23, the final ruling will decide if Apple will win the US import ban on Samsung devices or not (depends on whether the devices infringe on Apple patents, the preliminary findings are that there are four patents that…

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BlackBerry Z10 – Drop Test

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BlackBerry Z10 – Drop Test
The guys over at Mashable performed a couple of drops to test the durability of the latest BlackBerry smartphone, the Z10.
How does the Z10 hold against carpet, wooden floor and pavement? Check the video after the break.

Not durable as the Nokia Lumia 920 but not bad…

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4G Windows Phone 8 “Nokia Flame” Coming Soon to T-Mobile
It looks like T-Mobile may be getting it’s own variant of the of the Nokia Lumia 620 called the “Nokia Flame”. This device is rumored to be a low end Windows Phone 8 device with one important addition 4G. According to the leaked screenshot acquired by TmoNews it is to be released on or around April 24th of this year…

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Sprint Galaxy Note II available for $140 now, Galaxy S III for $0.01 Amazon has got a treat today for those of you in the US hoping to score a new Galaxy S III or Note II on a bargain price. The catch is

Currently the Galaxy Note II can be yours on a two-year Sprint deal for a penny under $140 in either Titanium gray and Marble white colors. The Pebble blue and Marble white Galaxy S III retails for just $0…

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Samsung Galaxy S IV to be announced on March 15
According to the latest rumors Samsung will unveil its next flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, on March 15.

SamMobile reports that the Galaxy SIV will be unveiled at a special event on March 15 (“Unpacked city” is still unknown).
It’s expected to go on sale from the second week of April, first in Eastern Europe followed by the rest of the Europe and Asia (by the end of April)…

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Today’s Wallpapers 06/02/2013

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Today’s Wallpapers 06/02/2013
Check out today’s featured mobile wallpapers!  You can download these wallpapers for your favourite device in our wallpaper gallery and customize your mobile to suit your unique personality.  We are always updating our wallpaper galleries with the freshest content.  You can find the very latest wallpapers in the sidebar, so make sure to check that out every time you visit us!

Today’s 360×640 Wallpapers
      
You can download today’s 360×640 Wallpapers from our 360×640 Wallpaper gallery…

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Sony Xperia SP C530X live photos leak, more specs confirmed The first photos of Sony's mid-range Xperia SP smartphone, which was previously known by its HuaShan codename, have just surfaced. Those show the handset alongside the Xperia V and reveal that the Xperia SP smartphone has a bigger footprint than that of Xperia V, suggesting that the smartphone will sport a display larger than 4…

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Today research firm comScore released its latest stats for the U.S. smartphone market, which shows how the average market share broke down for both platforms and manufacturers during a 3-month period that ended in December 2012. The report says that 125.9 million people in the U.S. owned a smartphone during the 3-month period ending in December, a figure that’s up 5 percent from the 3-month period ending in September 2012…

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No Windows 7.8 update for T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710
Bad news T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 owners. T-Mobile USA has confirmed that the Windows 7.8 update will not be provided for the Nokia Lumia 710.

In a statement to TmoNews, T-Mobile USA says:
At this time, the Nokia Lumia 710 will not receive the software update. T-Mobile is committed to enhancing customers’ experience with our devices, including providing upgrades to the latest operating systems, and T-Mobile aims to deliver software upgrades when it will provide a better experience for our customers…

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is our Wednesday February 6, 2013 featured review after finishing in a tie last week with the Nokia Lumia 920.  The Official Smartphone Rankings top three have been constant but this was the first week in a while the GSIII almost took down the 920.
“so fast, slick and overall beats my old iphone…

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