News – Mar 13th

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Details on the upcoming Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon have been trickling out in recent months, with rumors claiming that device features the codename “Laser” and that it’ll be a variant of the Lumia 920. Today it seems that we’ve hit the Lumia 928 leak motherlode, though, as The Verge claims to have a pretty full rundown on the still-rumored device…

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Nokia Lumia 620′s Protective Shell Unveiled by Nokia
Earlier we reported that Nokia was coming out with a new protective shell for the Nokia Lumia 620 that would be dust proof and water resistant. Now we have official word from Nokia and price tag of 25 Euro’s. Here’s how Nokia explains it from their Official site:

Rather than make the typical clip-on case, or carry pouch to put your phone into, the Nokia Lumia 620 protective shell (CC-3061) replaces the existing back cover:
Tells Harri Vuolle, Lumia Product Manager at Nokia…

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AT&T starts rolling out Jelly Bean updates for its Sony Xperia TL  Sony Xperia TL, which is the US version of the "James Bond" phone, is one of the better looking mid-range smartphones in the market. The good news for all of you who got the AT&T version of the Xperia TL smartphone is that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for the device is now officially available…

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Today’s Wallpapers 12/03/2013

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Today’s Wallpapers 12/03/2013
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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In week 53 of PhoneDog Media’s Official Smartphone Rankings™, the Samsung Galaxy Note II stole the spotlight back from the BlackBerry Z10, breaking all records with an impressive 1,600 votes and returning to the coveted first place spot.  On the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy S IV announcement and the launch of the HTC One, can the Galaxy Note II pick up the traction it had once before?
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Today T-Mobile’s proposed acquisition of MetroPCS took another major step toward completion, as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved the deal between the two companies. The FCC announced the news in a document that was just released, explaining that after examining the likely effects that the merger would cause, it found that the deal is unlikely to result in any harm to competition or other public interest matters in the mobile space, adding that any harm that may come up in…

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Nokia Lumia 928 aka Laser for Verizon coming in April, will feature aluminum body and Xenon flash
There have been rumors about the upcoming Verizon Lumia 920 since January, but it looks like the much rumored Nokia Lumia 928 aka Laser will finally hit Verison customers.

“Sources familiar with Nokia’s plans” confirmed for The Verge that the Nokia Lumia 928 will be available for Verizon customers in April and will feature an aluminum body and a combination of Xenon and LED flash for the 8-megapixel PureView camera…

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HTC One UK launch delayed to March 29 The HTC One will be delayed in the UK from the previous projected March 15 until the end of the month – on March 29. The information comes from HTC itself, which contacted one of UK's retailer Clove that are offering the device on pre-order. An official spokesperson was reached by Android Central and commented on the issue: "We will start fulfilling pre-orders by end March in…

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Oups! HTC One UK launch delayed till March 29
HTC One, the hottest Android smartphone at the moment, was expected to hit UK (according to Clove) on March 15, but unfortunately the launch has been delayed.

UK retailer Clove on its blog posted:
“This is an update for all customers interested in the HTC One.
The original launch date was due to be the 15th March…

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Aaron’s rounding up the best smartphones as voted on by YOU in PhoneDog’s Official Smartphone Ranking s! One week after the one year anniversary of the Official Smartphone Rankings, we’re seeing the best week of voting yet. Week 53 saw the Samsung Galaxy Note II jump back into the first place spot with a jaw-dropping 1,600 votes!  The Google Nexus 4 took over second place with 372 votes, while the Samsung Galaxy S III placed third with 326 votes…

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Android fans have been enjoying Google Now and its various information cards ever since Jelly Bean first made its debut at Google I/O in 2012. So far they’ve been the only ones, as Google Now is currently only available to Android devices running version 4.1 or higher. That could be changing soon, though, as Engadget has posted an alleged promotional video for an iOS version of Google Now…

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Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S IV to use PowerVR SXG 544 graphics Samsung unveiled the Exynos 5 Octa platform a while ago, but it didn't specify the graphics it used. With the Exynos 5 chipset (the one inside the Nexus 10) Samsung used the ARM's Mali T604 GPU chips. Today Imagination Technologies announced its PowerVR SGX 544 graphics has been used in the Samsung 5410 Octa chipset, which will be powering the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV…

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HTC One Unboxing

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Profit numbers be darned, because HTC is fighting hard with their newest smartphone, the HTC One .  It’s absolutely beautiful, the specs are fantastic, and it’s intended to compete with phones from Apple, Samsung, LG, and more.  Featuring a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, HTC One has a 4…

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Jumping up one position this week, the Google Nexus 4 finished #2 after the voting during the Official Smartphone Rankings anniversary week.  Can the Nexus 4 finish strong again after another week of votes?  
“Google software updates… nuff said.”  By BARKER BENJAMIN on March 8, 2013
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When HTC first introduced us to the One last month, it said that its new flagship smartphone would begin rolling out globally sometime in March. Details on the One’s worldwide launch have been somewhat light since then, but today U.K. retailer Clove put up a blog post saying that it’d been told by HTC U…

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The HTC One represents a great step forward for the company.  It has fantastic build quality, the specifications are great, and the availability on multiple US carriers (soon) is a BIG bonus.  This one deserves a 30 day challenge to really dive into the nitty gritty of the new features – HTC Zoe, BlinkFeed, and HTC Sense 5 , just to name a select few…

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Nokia readies aluminum Lumia 928 with xenon flash for Verizon A curious rumor surfaced today, saying that Nokia Lumia 920 for Verizon will be called Lumia 928 and will feature a different shell and a xenon flash. The Nokia Lumia 928 is rumored to replace the polycarbonate body with an aluminum chassis. The design will also change to something similar with the Lumia 720 and its squared edges…

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Today doubleTwist announced Magic Radio, its addition to the ever-growing list of music streaming services. Magic Radio is an Android app that creates playlists for users based on the music in their iTunes library or on keywords such as “Woodstock” or “Brazilian music.” After a playlist is created, the listener can then fine-tune it by selecting a new tempo, mood, artist and more…

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AT&T Sony Xperia TL finally gets a Jelly Bean update
AT&T on its blog has announced that starting today Sony Xperia TL customers will be able to download the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for their smartphones.

Earlier this month there were reports that some Xperia TL owners received the update but only via PC Companion software. The update is available via OTA, to grab it go to Settings – About phone – Software update and follow the onscreen directions…

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Sony Xperia Z vs. HTC Butterfly: A tale of two screens Flagships have evolved significantly during the past year, and in screen terms in particular, what once looked like overkill has become the gold standard for both size and resolution. HTC was the first of the major manufacturers to set the bar high…

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