News – Feb 14th

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Micromax A116 Canvas HD sold out, limited stock to blame Micromax A116 Canvas HD, the latest smartphone from the Indian manufacturer and the successor of the popular A110 Canvas 2 phablet went on sale last night. As expected, the Micromax A116 smartphone was sold out in less than 30 minutes, according to several of our tipsters, who tried to get a unit.

Micromax has teamed up with snapdeal…

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U.S. Cellular expands its LTE coverage
U.S. Cellular has announced that by the end of the year customers in more than 3,800 additional cities and towns will have access to its 4G LTE network.

The company said that at the moment 61% of its customer has access to LTE 4G and by the end of the year is expected that percentage to grow to 87%…

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Happy Valentine’s Day !  Here at PhoneDog, we’re always trying to think of ways to help you out when it comes to smartphones.  Today’s a special day of love, and as a result, I’m taking a step back from reviewing and giving you five tips to ensure you have a date this Valentine’s Day.  Whether the apple (pun intended) of your eye has a phone from Samsung , HTC, Motorola , Google , or Apple, these will help you make a great first impression – and if for some reason they don’t…

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Samsung announces REX series of features phones in India Samsung has launched a new range of budget feature phones in India. Called the REX, the series includes four models: REX 60, REX 70, REX 80 and REX 90.

The REX 60 is the cheapest of the lot and has a 2.8-inch QVGA resolution resistive touchscreen, 1.3 megapixel camera, 30MB memory with microSD card slot, dual-SIM support, 1,000mAh battery, Facebook, Twitter and GTalk apps, Opera Mini…

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It makes complete sense that Apple would believe their devices are superior compared to the competition. It’s an atmosphere harbored by Steve Jobs himself and duly earned. Yet Apple under the direction of CEO Tim Cook has been much less exciting. It’s been polarizing. To say Apple has innovated without Steve Jobs would amass a barrage of doubters …

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After many weeks of no new big smartphone releases, the BlackBerry Z10 arrived and immediately started making waves on the Official Smartphone Rankings™ . Currenlty only available internationally or unlocked in the States, that hasn’t stopped it from moving up the charts.  In fact, it is trending in first position right now on the People’s Choice Rankings …

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Following reports of poor 3G performance for iPhone 4S owners after the iOS 6.1 update (which Apple recently addressed by bumping the 4S up to iOS 6.1.1), it appears that another bug has been discovered within iOS 6.1. As noted by YouTube user videosdebarraquito, the passcode screen on an iOS device can be bypassed using a combination of fake emergency calls and button presses, ultimately giving the person access to the Phone app and allowing them to view and edit contact information…

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There’s some good news today for 4G LTE-hungry U.S. Cellular customers, as the carrier has announced more details on its upcoming LTE rollout plans. U.S. Cellular today revealed that it plans to bring LTE connectivity to “select cities” in California, Kansas and Nebraska. Included in that batch of cities is Lincoln, Neb…

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Battery life has always a hot topic in mobile, and as phones continue to gain battery-sapping features like large, high-resolution screens and 4G connectivity, that’ll continue to be the case. Today Qualcomm touched on the topic a bit in a post on its official blog, detailing the Quick Charge 1.0 feature that’s currently found in over 70 Snapdragon processor-equipped products…

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Analyst: Samsung to manufacture 100 million Galaxy S IV phones The Samsung Galaxy S IV is guaranteed to be one of the hottest sellers and after crushing the numbers, analysts have predicted that the next Samsung flagship might cause headaches to Apple.

Peter Misek from Jefferies & Company wrote a note to clients of the analytics firm saying that Samsung plans to build 100 million Galaxy S IV phones…

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Today’s Wallpapers 14/02/2013

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Today’s Wallpapers 14/02/2013
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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Keeping fourth place for another week means the Google Nexus 4 will offer the feature user review for this Thursday February 14, 2013.
“The nexus 4 is hands down the best android to date!”  By ERI VISHKA on February 12, 2013
The nexus 4 has an awesome looking design. Its got an 8 megapixel camera on the back with 1080p hd video and a 1…

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After giving a sneak peek of its new Platinum range of Android slates back at CES 2013, Archos today made the tablet trio officially official. As we noted during CES, the Platinum range consists of tablets with higher-end specs, like quad-core processors and high-resolution displays. Today Archos gave us the full rundown on its Platinum series, and the company also revealed  a third 11…

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Sony Xperia Z – Video Review

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Sony Xperia Z – Video Review
The Xperia Z is Sony’s newest smartphone and is the first Android flagship device unveiled (and launched) by the “big players”. It was officially announced at CES 2013 earlier this year and released last week in Japan. It will be launched in UK (529 GBP/$820) and Ireland (580 /$780) on February 28th with other markets to follow soon after…

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Nokia Lumia 620 review: Auxilary troops At this point it should be clear that the future of Nokia rides on the success of the Windows Phone 8 platform. The Fins need the second major WP release to work as the Lumia lineup is Nokia’s only shot at staying afloat in the long run. Samsung and…

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Samsung REX Series feature phones announced
Today at a special media event in New Delhi, Samsung has announced its new smart feature phones series, called the REX.

The REX series consists of four phones: REX 60, REX 70, REX 80 and REX 90.

All Samsung REX phones will come in both single and dual-SIM variants, will run Sumsung’s own TouchWiz UI with 8 homescreens, homescreen widgets, Facebook, Twitter, GTalk, ChatON, Active Sync Push Mail with Contact & Calender Sync, Opera Mini browser and 10 free Gameloft games preloaded…

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Real Racing 3 launched earlier in some App Stores – Video Review
Real Racing 3 was expected to launch on February 28 but EA and Firemonkeys decided to launch the iOS version of the game in Canada, New Zealand and Australia before the global launch.
Check the video review after the break.

The game looks great, but what do you say about the freemium model? I would rather spend $7 for the full game…

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Sony Xperia ZL to hit Europe in April, priced at €599 The Sony Xperia ZL is coming to the old continent this spring for €599.99, and is slated to be available in Germany first through retailer Phone House. It will be available both online and in-store in black and white (but not red) color variants.

The Xperia ZL is a flavor of the new Sony flagship, the Xperia Z, without the extra waterproofing protection, and with a slightly smaller but…

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30 days with the Google Nexus 4 .  I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, and though I’m currently wrapping up the challenge with the HTC One X+, I think it’s the perfect time to start a challenge for two reasons: (1) those that know me know that I hate carrying two phones around on a regular basis, and (2) I want to do some joint testing with the Straight Talk SIM card that I’m currently testing in the Nexus 4…

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