News – Mar 21st

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Ah yes, the QWERTY keyboard; an oldie but goodie. The QWERTY keyboard as we know it was created in 1878. Amazing how we can take an invention that was originally designed for a giant machine like a type writer and incorporate it in to our tiny phones over a hundred years later. So far, our answer to make this design work more comfortably for us has been to make larger screens…

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Jonesing for another peek at the AT&T version of the BlackBerry Z10 to help you make it to the device’s launch on Friday? We can help quench your BlackBerry 10 thirst, as one of our readers has acquired an AT&T Z10 a few days early and has shared a couple of photos of the device with us. The first shot posted by our friend JLPerez shows the Z10 shows the device’s first page of apps, complete with “AT&T 4G” in the upper right corner of the display…

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HTC One vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II – Video Comparison
Aaron over at PhoneDog compares two great Android smartphones, the latest HTC flagship, the One, against the Samsung Galaxy Note II. How they stack up against each other? Check the comparison video after the break.

Which one would you choose S Pen functionality or the latest and greatest from HTC?
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Samsung Galaxy S4 production cost estimated at $244 In its usual fashion, IHS iSupply has posted its virtual teardown of the Galaxy S4 revealing an estimate of its bill of materials (BOM). The company believes that the materials for the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy S4 costs $236, which when added to the manufacturing cost, give a total production cost of $244…

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Finding third this week, the Google Nexus 4 is our featured user review for this Wednesday March 20, 2013.  The device is currently trending in fourth so if the Nexus 4 is your go-to smartphone, be sure to get your vote in the Official Smartphone Rankings.
“Completely NEXUSed” By ALOK SUNDAR on March 13, 2013
Got this phone three weeks back…

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Are you one of the lucky folks that’ve already received a Pebble smartwatch? If so, your non-Pebble-owning brethren are about to get just a bit more jealous of you, as Pebble Technology is now rolling out an update for their wristwear that includes quite a few new goodies. The update will bring the Pebble watch up to firmware version 1…

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Following BlackBerry Z10 launch announcements from AT&T and Verizon last week, an official T-Mobile Twitter account today revealed when Magenta customers will be able to buy their version of the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone. In response to questions about T-Mobile’s flavor of the Z10 on Twitter, the official @TMobileHelp account has revealed that T-Mo will begin offering the device to consumers on Tuesday, March 26…

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Google Play has sported a few different looks since it first burst onto the mobile scene as the Android Market in late 2008, and according to a new report, the strorefront will soon be receiving another makeover. Droid-Life claims to have gotten hold of version 4.0 of the Google Play app, and the store sports a look that’s fairly different that the Play Store that debuted in July 2011…

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Dual-SIM HTC E1 China-bound Jelly Bean droid unveiled Today HTC announced the dual-SIM E1 smartphone in China. The droid is powered by a 1.15GHz dual-core processor and comes with a 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display of WVGA resolution. There's a 5MP main camera and a 2.1MP front snapper, 8GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD slot and 1GB of RAM…

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Nokia wins a patent suit against HTC in Germany Nokia is currently suing HTC in Germany on 22 cases, but one of them is finally coming to an end. The court has ruled that HTC used a battery-saving patent, owned by Nokia, in three of its smartphones.

The patent is about some battery-saving procedures while a device is connected to a network. It was infringed by three HTC phones, but all of them are already discontinued in Germany so the…

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Another day, another lock screen bug. After issues were discovered with Apple devices running iOS 6.1 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III , a new bug has been discovered on Samsung hardware that could allow full access to a user’s phone. The vulnerability was discovered by Terence Eden , who recently found a different lock screen bug with the Galaxy Note II…

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Samsung Galaxy S4 to ship with Snapdragon 600 in the UK Samsung has already confirmed the Galaxy S4 flagship will ship with Snapdragon 600 chipset in the USA, Canada and Sweden. Today the UK joins the markets where the Galaxy S4 won't be powered by the company's own Exynos 5 Octa platform.

Since its announcement we knew Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in two flavors – one running on Samsung's latest and greatest Exynos 5 Octa chipset and…

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Today’s Wallpapers 20/03/2013

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Today’s Wallpapers 20/03/2013
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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You can download today’s 360×640 Wallpapers from our 360×640 Wallpaper gallery…

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Aaron’s back to round up the best smartphones as voted on by YOU in PhoneDog’s Official Smartphone Rankings !  In week 54, the Samsung Galaxy Note II held onto the first place spot with 462 votes, though the HTC One (global) picked up a third place win on the Expert’s Choice chart.  On the People’s Choice chart, the BlackBerry Z10 jumped into second place with 163 votes, while the Google Nexus 4 placed third with 146 votes…

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In this episode of Aaron Asks, it’s the hot question that’s been going around in the Android community since last week: HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S 4 ?  The HTC One is absolutely gorgeous with an exceptional build quality.  The specifications are great as well – the One offers a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 4…

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Xiaomi Mi-3 to boast a 5" 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800 chipset Xiaomi phones are known for their excellent specs and surprisingly low price and the rumored third generation is no exception. The Xiaomi Mi-3 is not official yet and the announcement will probably wait until Google I/O as the new phone from the young Chinese company is said to launch with MIUI software based on Android 5…

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z up for pre-order in UK, will ship on April 15
The newest Android tablet by Sony, the Xperia Tablet Z, is available for pre-order in the UK.

The Xperia tablet Z is available for pre-order from Sony’s UK website for £399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and for £449 for the 32GB Wi-Fi version. The LTE version has not been priced yet.
Both the 16GB and 32GB (also available in white) models are expected to ship between April 15 and April 16 (first estimated shipping date was April 12 to April 15)…

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The ‘death’ of Symbian… what it actually means for the Nokia 808 PureView
The truth is that the demise of Symbian doesn’t mean that much actually, not to those who own the Nokia 808 specifically and similarly even less to those that own other Belle devices, and here’s why.

Symbian has been dying a slow death for over 2 years now, the amount of apps available for the platform has always been miniscule compared to what’s available for the likes of the iPhone and Samsung owners of the world, and yet, people still hung on to their Symbian devices, especially those that have unlocked/rooted them…

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Just a few days after Google’s new Keep note-taking app was made a brief appearance to tease us all, the service has been officially introduced. Google Keep is a new utility that allows users to type out quick notes to be saved in Google Drive and accessed either online or using an Android phone or tablet…

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UK Galaxy S4 will come with Snapdragon processor
Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in two versions, one powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.9GHz and the other one with Samsung’s own 1.6GHz Exynos 5 Octa. Everyone expected that only the US models will be equipped with a Snapdragon processor, but it looks like other markets will also get the less “popular” version…

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