News – Mar 9th

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Gaming on smartphones is getting a lot better in regards to graphics, speeds, and quality of the games we see on our devices. When the Sony Xperia Play was announced, it seemed that the device would be the Holy Grail of smartphone gaming. Unfortunately while the idea of the device was one that could have easily had a following from those interested in gaming, the other aspect of the device- you know, the phone – was lacking in both updates and specs…

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U.S. Cellular shared some good news today that ought to help many of its customers have a good weekend, revealing a new software update for its version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The update bumps U.S. Cellular Galaxy S III up to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a slight jump from the previous version of Android that it was on (4…

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It was revealed today that Apple recently made a change to the App Store that, while it may not seem like a big deal, actually patches a large hole that was present in its storefront. Security researcher Elie Bursztein revealed today that Apple recently began serving up App Store content using an encrypted HTTPS connection, which patches a vulnerability that Bursztein originally reported to the Cupertino firm in July 2012…

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So far there’s been no official word on when the BlackBerry Z10 will be launching here in the U.S. outside of a somewhat vague “mid-March” window given by CEO Thorsten Heins in January. That’s changed today, as T-Mobile has revealed to Reuters that it’ll begin selling the Z10 to its business customers on March 11, with deliveries expected to hit buyers by the end of next week…

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In this Five on Friday , I’m talking about my five favorite phones of all time.  It’s hard to narrow it down to just five, surprisingly – there have been a number of phones that I’d define as noteworthy enough to put on this list.  But unfortunately, it has to be five, so I’m narrowing it down to my favorites of the favorites…

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Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows Phone 7.8 updates Microsoft has stopped Windows Phone 7.8 updates for the aged Windows Phone smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 800, Lumia 900 and Lumia 610. The company is working to fix a software glitch in the release, but it's unclear how long the suspension will last.

The folks at CNET claim to have received a confirmation for the halt of the update from Nokia as well…

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Aaron goes in-depth in the full video review of the Sony Xperia Z !  Announced at CES 2013, the Sony Xperia Z has a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 5-inch 1080p HD recording, 13.1-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 2,330 mAh battery, HSPA+ connectivity, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sony’s UI…

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Looks like HTC isn’t the only company that has decided to shun the low-end handset market. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins recently revealed during a Q&A session at a conference that his company has no plans to enter the low-end market with cheap $50 phones. “You will not see us getting into the 50-, 60-buck phone segment…

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HTC One might get delayed due to components shortage Industrial sources suggest HTC is having a bad time with the HTC One flagship manufacturing. The latest reports claim HTC is capable of producing just 20% of the stock it's supposed to.

The massive cut in production is because of the shortage of two components – the voice coil motor and the camera module…

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LG Optimus G Pro review: Proceed to checkout LG's first 1080p droid is also the company's first smartphone to cross the 5" mark, but a massive screen isn't the only thing that warrants the Pro tag. The LG Optimus G Pro boasts a new chipset too, and a significant software update over the…

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Samsung, Apple to use wireless charging on their phones? Wireless charging tech has been around for a few years now, but 2013 might be the year it finally goes mainstream. Industry sources say that Samsung and Apple are both working on wireless charging for their 2013 flagships smartphones.

Samsung is reportedly looking at Qi from the Wireless Power Consortium – it’s currently the most popular choice with members including Nokia, LG, HTC, Sony and…

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Mobile view . It’s something that originated a long time ago on basic flip phones which allowed users to browse websites on a very watered down adaption on their phone. As phones progressed, so did mobile view. While the “mobile” versions of many websites and applications are continuously growing closer to a full desktop experience, it’s not without the help of the “full desktop experience” becoming watered down in honor of successful mobile…

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I'm worried for HTC

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If speculation were a sport, HTC would be winning. The past two months have amassed a tidal wave of doubt for the Taiwanese company. To think they were once riding high on huge profits and revenues is a distant oasis. But now they’re bordering disbelief and uncertainty in the mobile space.
So, a lot is riding with the HTC One…

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Aaron goes in-depth with Sony’s newest smartphone, the Xperia Z.  Shown off at CES earlier in the year, the Sony Xperia Z has a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 5-inch 1080p HD recording, 13.1-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 2,330 mAh battery, HSPA+ connectivity, and Android 4…

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Motorola lays off 1,200 employees in the U.S., China and India Motorola Mobility has sent an email to its workforce saying more than 10% of the personnel is going to be laid off, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

The email, which affects about 1,200 employees in the U.S, China and India states that while we're very optimistic about the new products in our pipeline, we still face challenges…

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