News – Feb 9th

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For any of you who have been reading along since the beginning of my time here at PhoneDog, you know my preferences have changed … a lot. I have gone from serious BlackBerry fanboy to an every-OS man . I went from thinking BlackBerry would reign for the next several decades to seeing the bigger picture, that bigger plans were in motion…

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HTC’s been having a lot of trouble lately, that’s for sure. The company was once considered one of the top smartphone makers running on Android. HTC has sent out invites to their press event set to occur on Feb. 19th, and presumably they will be announcing the HTC “M7”, also rumored to be called the “HTC One”, and while this is sure to give them a bit of attention before Mobile World Congress I think they’d get even more hype if consumers knew that they won’t have to switch carriers to be able…

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One million Nexus 4 units already shipped according to estimates The sales of the LG-built Google Nexus 4 have reached a million units, according to the owners of the smartphones. The members on the XDA Developer forum have worked a way out to make an educated guess on the smartphone shipments on the basis of its IMEI number.

The XDA post, suggest that the 999,998th Nexus 4 was sold in Turkey and the device was produced on February 5…

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The HTC M7 has been making fairly frequent appearances in the rumor mill since mid-December, but one detail about the device that hasn’t been discussed all that much is its final retail name.  That changes today. A new tweet sent out by @evleaks , who has been responsible for a fair number of accurate reports in the past, claims that the M7 will simply be known as the “HTC One” once it hits store shelves…

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Spotify Now Available for Windows Phone 8 Devices
While Microsoft is hard at work trying to make sure it closes the “app gap” as quickly as possible and there is over 150,000 apps available in the Store there are still some noticeable absentees. (Intsagram, Temple Run, Jetpack Joyride) One such title was Spotify. I say was because there is now a Spotify app for Windows Phone 8 devices…

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It’s been a little over a month since the Apple iPhone 5 found the top 5 but it is back this week knocking the HTC DROID DNA out.  The Official Smartphone Rankings should heat up in the coming weeks with new smartphones like the BlackBerry Z10 making it’s appearance overseas.
“Excellent device coming from an S3”   By GARYX24 on January 23, 2013
I’ve been using Android Galaxy S2 & S3 for the past year n a half til I switched to the iPhone 5…

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Analysts at Canalys are done crunching the numbers and released a report on the state of mobile phones in the final quarter last year. Phone shipments (438.1 million units in total) were flat year on year, but that’s at the expense of feature phones. Smartphone shipments went up 37% and made up half of all handsets sold…

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BlackBerry might move out of Japanese market BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM will be bidding a farewell to the Japanese smartphone market. The company won't be bringing its latest BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 devices to the land of rising sun, according to Nikkei.

BlackBerry's market share in Japan has fallen to just 0.3% and this has resulted in the move out…

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Skype for BlackBerry 10 coming soon, will be an Android port
We have good and bad news for BlackBerry 10 owners. The good news, Skype is coming soon (not good actually considering the fact that BlackBerry promised a Skype app on launch day), the bad news, Skype for BlackBerry will be a port of the Skype application for Android.

Skype on its support page announced:
If you have a new BlackBerry smartphone powered by the BlackBerry 10 platform, you will soon be able to download and run Skype on these devices…

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Google Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5 – Comparison Video
The guys over at MobileBurn compare two great smartphones, the latest Google flagship, the Nexus 4 against Apple’s latest model, the iPhone 5.
Which one will come on top? Check the comparison video after the break.

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The story of the Nexus 4 and has had its ups and downs , and today we’ve got one of each for you. How about we get the downer out of the way first? As noted by Android Police , the 8GB version of the Nexus 4 is now listed as “Temporarily Out Of Stock” on Google’s official Play Store after being restocked nearly a week and a half ago …

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The teasers continue! LG today sent out invitations to the Mobile World Congress 2013 event that it’s been getting everyone hyped up for, and as you can tell in the image from Android Central , the gathering will be taking place on the morning of Feb. 25. There’s a large number “4” plastered in the upper left corner of the document, which could suggest that LG’s got 4 products to show, or it could mean something else entirely…

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Samsung rolls out Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S II I9100G Samsung has released the latest Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S II I9100G, which is based off the TI-OMAP 4430 chipset rather than the Exynos that the standard Galaxy S II runs on.

The new update to Jelly Bean brings with it all of the recent TouchWiz enhancements, including Nature UX, Pop-up Play, expanded notifications, Project Butter enhancements, and others…

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There’s some good news on the app front today for Windows fans, as a new Microsoft job listing suggests that the company is interested in making it easy for developers to bring their Windows Phone apps to the Windows Store for Windows 8/RT and vice versa. The listing says that Microsoft is looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test to bring together the dev platforms for Windows Store and Phone and to help “bring much of the WinRT API surface and the …

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Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean officially rolling out to Samsung Galaxy SII
Samsung has started to roll-out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy SII.

Last month, there were reports that the Jelly Bean update was initially released in Spain, and now the roll-out is official.

As usually, updates are rolling out in phases so you might not be able to get the Android 4…

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PhoneDog Media’s Official Smartphone Rankings™ (OSR) continues to set the standard for pitting the market’s hottest smartphones against one another each week.  And as 2013 rolls on, we can’t wait to see the group of selected smartphones that continue to succeed on the charts.  Three make the spotlight each week, and we are excited to introduce the newest member of the expert panel, Keaton Keller, the founder of Techsmartt…

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To the tech enthusiasts in search of a reason to put down the Cheeto’s and hit the treadmill: your answer awaits you. Come forth from the couch and embrace the technological prowess of the Neptune Pine smartwatch. As a tech enthusiast looking for a reason to exercise and doomed to a life of connectivity, this will suffice while on-the-run…

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Today’s Wallpapers 08/02/2013

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Today’s Wallpapers 08/02/2013
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!

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BlackBerry Z10 preview: First look Challenging the establishment with a brand new platform isn't something you do in just one try. The Z10 has to convince users that BlackBerry has what it takes to compete with the best. After a certain point, this is less about skill and strategy, and more about motivation and commitment…

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In the first episode of Five on Friday , Aaron goes over five things he’d like to see on the Google Nexus 4 .  It’s a hot smartphone amongst the geek crowd, but it’s missing some key features like 4G LTE connectivity, expandable storage (a big deal, considering 16 GB is the largest size you can buy), software bonuses, and general availability…

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