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News – Mar 30th

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Sprint's 'Amethyst' purple Galaxy S III appears on Samsung's website
Remember that purple Samsung Galaxy S III for Sprint that surfaced earlier this month? It’s back again today, except this time the still-unannounced device has made an appearance on Samsung’s official website. The purple handset can be found by navigating to the page dedicated to Sprint’s Galaxy S III on the Samsung site…

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News – Mar 29th

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HTC One goes on sale in UK, SIM Free version priced at £520
Starting today, the HTC One is available from almost all major UK carriers and retailers.The HTC One is available from multiple UK retailers: Carphone Warehouse, Dial-a-Phone, Clove UK that offers the phone on contract with all UK carriers: Vodafone, Orange, EE, T-Mobile, Three. The price varies depending on the plan, but also, depending on the carrier the phone is expected to launch from April 2nd to April 12th…

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News – Mar 27th

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It’s the T-Mobile Apple iPhone 5 !  A long time coming, T-Mobile is officially getting the popular iPhone 5, complete with 4G LTE connectivity.  The phone looks largely the same as its brethren from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon , but the T-Mobile version will offer unlimited FaceTime over 4G LTE or HSPA+, thanks to the carrier’s new Value plans, which start at $70 for unlimited calls, texts, and data…

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News – Mar 24th

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The new ASUS Padfone Infinity may be getting the lion’s share of the phone-that-docks-into-a-tablet spotlight lately, but ASUS recently decided to show the original Padfone some love as well. The company has released a Jelly Bean update for the OG Padfone, bumping the device up from Android 4.0 to Android 4…

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It’s no secret that Finnish company Nokia is fully vested in Microsoft’s Windows Phone venture, but just how much of their design is their credit is now being questioned by Microsoft. Nokia has prided itself in design and simplicity in the face of increasingly detailed designs from competitors like Apple and HTC, a tactic that has helped Microsoft secure itself as the number three mobile operating system in the world…

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Subway Surfers Coming “Soon” to Windows Phone Devices
The above photo was post on Facebook by Kiloo the maker of Subway Surfers with a one word message attached to it.
Soon….!!
Sadly there was no more information at all in this tease by Kiloo but it is great news for Windows Phone users that the big name apps are slowly coming their way. This picture raises a few question though…

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Today’s Wallpapers 23/03/2013

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Today’s Wallpapers 23/03/2013
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Every day I sit down at my desk and brainstorm three topics that I could write an article about for the website for that day. Often times my articles are directed towards the more negative side of things regarding phones or mobile platforms that I have a particular vendetta against for one reason or another at the time; today was no different as I wrote down three different article ideas that, for the most part, circulated around something I didn’t like about this …

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini specs and photos leaked
It looks like Samsung is going to release a mini version of its latest Android flagship as first photos and specs of the Galaxy S4 mini (model GT-I9190) surfaced the net.

The Galaxy S4 mini will carry the same design as its bigger brother and will feature a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960×540) with 256ppi, a 1…

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I never thought I’d be using applications as much as I do every single day. Back when they were first starting to gain in popularity, I barely paid them any attention. Not because I didn’t think they would somehow lose their appeal to the mass market, but simply because I didn’t find any need for them…

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News – Mar 22nd

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The Google Nexus 4 30 day challenge is over.  First of all, if you’re a Nexus user and love the stock Android platform, this is going to be the best phone you can snag.  The specs are great and the price point is even better.  It packs a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 4…

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One of the most common complaints of Windows Phone is its app selection, which while growing, is still missing some big names that are present on competing platforms. Today Microsoft can cross one of those names off of its list, as the official Pandora app for Windows Phone 8 is now available for download…

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Huawei Ascend G700 Coming 5 inch Quad Core for only $320?
It seems that Huawei continues to push the limits of what we can expect from them every time a new phone is announced. First it was the 6.1 inch Ascend Mate than the Ascend D2 and now the Ascend D2’s cheaper younger brother the Ascend G700 has leaked. This leak was broke open by @evleaks and has some pretty impressive rumored specs…

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BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders start in UK and US, launches in late April Various UK retailers have started taking pre-orders for the upcoming BlackBerry Q10 smartphone. The QWERTY-featuring and BB10 OS powered Q10 pre-orders start at £530 and go a bit higher depending on where you do your shopping.

According to one of the retailers the phone will ship around April 22, while the listings of the others' say just late April…

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T-Mobile confirms, BlackBerry Z10 to launch on March 22nd
A couple of weeks ago T-Mobile has announced the availability of the BlackBerry Z10 for its business customers, and now they confirmed the official release date of the device.

T-Mobile on their Help Twitter account has announced that the latest BlackBerry smartphone, the Z10, will be available starting next Tuesday, March 26th…

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RUMOR: The next iPhone will likely be a marginal update Sources from the Apple supply chain are at it again. This time the rumors circulate around the end of May arrival of components, which would point to an arrival of the next iPhone in the the third quarter of this year.

According to said sources the next iPhone will allegedly be a marginal upgrade of the iPhone 5 (perhaps called the iPhone 5S)…

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Available in select markets around the world, the HTC One was added to the Official Smartphone Rankings this week and has already been making a big splash.  Along with Chase, four of our other experts moved it to their #1 smartphone for the week.  Find out why Chase did this and what other smartphones found his top five…

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Galaxy S4 to help Samsung double its market share lead Samsung is looking to take an even larger lead over the competition this year, thanks largely to its new Galaxy S4 flagship.

In 2011, just two short years ago, Nokia was the top dog in terms of phones sold, holding some 30% of the market. Then Samsung, which rides the Android wave better than anyone else, took center, rising to 29% in just one year, with most of that market share being taken…

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BlackBerry 10 reaches 100.000 apps, Amazon Kindle launched today
Today, BlackBerry has announced that its new BlackBerry 10 platform has reached 100,000 applications in the BlackBerry World storefront.
 
Martyn Mallick, Vice President, Global Alliances at BlackBerry said:
“The response to the BlackBerry 10 platform and applications has been outstanding. Customers are thrilled with the applications already available, and the catalog just keeps growing, now with more than 100,000 apps…

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Nokia rolls out Camera Extras and Cinemagraph apps for WP7 Nokia has just launched two new camera apps for the first generation Lumia devices.The new apps are Camera Extras and Cinemagraph and are available for Lumia WP7-running 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900.

Both camera apps were previously only available on Windows Phone 8-powered Lumias. The Camera Extras offers Smart Shoot, Action Shot, Panorama and self-shot feature, while the Cinemagraph shoots a…

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T-Mobile’s proposed acquisition of MetroPCS is nearing completion, as the two companies announced today that the deal has received all of its necessary regulatory approvals. The final hurdle that the merger needed to clear was the Committee on Foreign Investment, and it did just that yesterday, with the government agency determining that there it has no national security concerns related to this deal…

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Lock screen bugs have been popping faster than you can draw an unlock pattern lately, and yesterday saw the discovery of another exploit that was demonstrated on Samsung’s Galaxy Note II. The bug takes advantage of the fact that, after dialing an invalid phone number on the Note II’s emergency call screen, the last-opened app is displayed briefly and is able to be tapped on…

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Less than two months after launching with 70,000 applications in tow, BlackBerry today announced that its new BlackBerry 10 platform is now home to over 100,000 apps. The company points out that that means that there have been over 30,000 apps added to BlackBerry World over the past seven weeks. There are some big names that are joining the storefront today, as BlackBerry says that apps for Amazon Kindle, OpenTable and The Wall Street Journal are now available for download from BlackBerry…

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Apple today quietly introduced a new two-step verification feature for iCloud and Apple ID users in order to offer improved account security. Enabling two-step verification will require a user to identify his or her identity with both an Apple ID password and a four-digit verification code, which Apple will send to an owner’s trusted device, before the user will be able to manage the Apple ID account or make a purchase from the App Store, iBookstore or iTunes Store from a new device…

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LG Optimus G Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II: Sumo wrestling Back in 2011 the smartphone landscape was seemingly starting to settle, when Samsung stirred things up by taking a wild leap with the original Galaxy Note. The 5.3" slate was called a monster back then and we all had to re-think the concept…

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Has Samsung Conceded the Windows Phone Crown to Nokia?
Right now almost anything Samsung touches is gold from their cheapest Rex devices to their flagship Galaxy phones, to their tablets and everything in between. Well almost everything… enter the Samsung ATIV S and the ATIV Odyssey while both are great devices sales are weak and Samsung support is even weaker…

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Pandora app for Windows Phone 8 released
The official Pandora app finally is available for Windows Phone 8 and brings some exclusive features to the platform.
Check the app in action after the break.

Pandora for Windows Phone will be ad-free until 2014 and brings the following features:
Exclusive to Pandora on Windows Phone:

Enjoy ad-free streaming music for free through 2013, with no monthly streaming limit
Pin your favorite stations to the Start screen for one-touch access
See what song is currently playing on your Live Tile
Launch Pandora in Kid’s Corner and explicit content is instantly filtered
Access a recent stations page and easily see your current favorites

Other supported features:

Log in using your existing account or create a new one
Create up to 100 stations
Manage stations: create, delete, and add variety to your stations
Customize your shuffle settings
Fine tune your stations by thumbing tracks up or down
Go to the Store to buy songs and albums
Filter explicit content
Turn on higher-quality playback

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How would you Windows Phone users like an upgraded speech recognition experience that’s faster and offers a new streaming mode? According to a newly-leaked video, you couldl soon be getting just that. A clip from Microsoft’s TechFest event for employees last month has been posted by MSFTKitchen , and in it a Microsoft worker demonstrates a new version of Bing’s speech recognition service loaded up on a Nokia Lumia 920, comparing it to another Lumia 920 running on the existing…

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt almost always makes an interesting comment or two when speaking in public, like when he teased the launch of Android 4.0 in 2011 or said that Android is “pretty clearly” winning its battle against iOS in 2012. Today that trend continues, as the former CEO dropped a couple of juicy tidbits of information while taking part in an interview at the Google Big Tent Summit in India …

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The problem with Google

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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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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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