News – Mar 26th

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Huawei is working on a quad-core Cortex-A15 1080p flagship? Today some interesting rumors originating from China have surfaced. The local manufacturer Huawei is reportedly working on a direct Galaxy S4 competitor with a 4.9-inch 1080p display and a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor.The rest of the rumored specs include 2GB of RAM, Mali T604 GPU, a 13MP snapper and a 2600mAh battery unit…

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BlackBerry has long been touting Android app support as one of the main features of both the PlayBook OS and BlackBerry 10 (formerly BBX), allowing Android developers to easily port their existing apps to the BlackBerry World app storefront. Today BlackBerry took a step to help ensure that future owners of the upcoming BlackBerry Q10 will have some nice-looking Android apps ready for download on launch day by adding support for the keyboard-equipped smartphone to its development tools…

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Xperia ZL up for pre-order in US, contract free from $720 The Sony Xperia ZL is up for pre-order in the US from Sony’s own retail store. The device comes in two unlocked options – an HSPA version that’s up for $720 contract-free and a 4G-enabled $760 one. The latter works on LTE bands 2, 4, 5 and 17, so it should, in theory, be usable on AT&T’s network…

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Despite all the functionality that manufacturers and designers shove into our smartphones, I still see it as a personal device that’s meant to supplement other devices. Specifically, since I use my phone as a means to check email, I see it as an extension of my computer, whether it’s a desktop or laptop…

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In week 55 of PhoneDog Media’s Official Smartphone Rankings™, Samsung’s Galaxy Note II was ousted from its first place spot by the all-new HTC One (global).  Encased in a metal unibody with a beautiful 1080p HD display, the HTC One is one of the most talked about Android smartphones of late…

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T-Mobile hasn’t said much about its plans to offer Apple products ever since it first revealed its agreement with the Cupertino firm back in December 2012, but according to a new report, that’ll change tomorrow. A CNET source that the site says is “familiar with the launch plans” claims that the iPhone will play a major role in the T-Mobile event that’s taking place tomorrow, March 26…

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Heads up, Google+ users, because Google just announced that it’s rolling out some major updates to its Google+ apps for iOS and Android today. On the iOS side of things, users will be gaining some built-in photo editing, as Google has implemented some basic features from the Snapseed app that El Goog acquired last year…

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Motorola X Phone render surfaces, some more specs added We were just sent a render of an yet unannounced Motorola Android smartphone. What you see pictured below is supposedly the Motorola X Phone, which might break cover at Google I/O starting on May 15.Along with the render came a short description of the specs, as reported by a person close to the team behind the X Phone…

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In as many weeks, we find another new #1 in the HTC One (global).  Available in only a select few markets did keep fans of the new smartphone from giving it their vote.  It also moved to first position on the expert’s side of the charts.
“One of the best phones in 2013”  By JENO MANICKAM on March 20, 2013
HTC has done a great job in both designing and building the software (Sense 5)…

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As the smartphone market converges, it’s a battle in many ways between hardware and software.  On one hand, you have smartphones like the HTC One and LG (Google) Nexus 4.  They’re beautiful and bring together the best of the best in terms of build quality and overall materials.  On the other hand, you have the software angle…

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I’m 14 days into a 30 day challenge with the HTC One , and I continue to be impressed with the build quality of the phone.  That aside, I’ve been working more and more with the camera and its features, including HTC Zoe.  My favorite thing about it is the ease of use – there’s no additional work required by the user outside of toggling between HTC Zoe mode and regular camera mode…

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The string of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Jelly Bean updates continues! So far in 2013, we’ve seen the Wi-Fi-only, Sprint and Verizon flavors of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 receive updates to Android 4.1, and today it’s the T-Mobile version’s turn in the new software spotlight. T-Mobile has revealed that an update to Android 4…

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Over the weekend, T-Mobile officially added its new UNcarrier Value plan lineup to its website, allowing customers to sign up for a base $50 plan and then add more high-speed data (up to 12GB) and family plan lines as they need. T-Mobile has since simplified the plans page a bit, only showing customers the 500MB, 2GB and unlimited 4G data options, but all of the different add-ons could still be a bit confusing to interested consumers…

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Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored to launch in US with 5.9" display Samsung Galaxy Note III, the potential successor of the popular Galaxy Note II phablet was said to come out with a whopping 5.9″ display. Now, an executive from one of the main parts suppliers for the company has confirmed the screen size.According to a report from Korea Times, the next generation Galaxy Note will launch in the United States as confirmed by the local suppliers…

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Snapdragon 600 to power 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch Latest reports suggest Samsung will use Snapdragon 600 chips in 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch. This was already confirmed by the leaked list showing the availability of the two Galaxy S4 versions around the globe.In case you need a refresh, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be sold in two flavors – the Exynos 5 Octa-powered I9500 and the Snapdragon 600-powered I9505…

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