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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 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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News – Mar 25th

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I’ve recently stumbled upon CrackBerry’s interview with BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins , and I have to admit, I’m pleased with the Waterloo-based company’s perspective. Heins was asked a series of questions by Kevin Michaluk ranging from BlackBerry’s unique OS experience, to which device Heins pockets…

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T-Mobile is expected to officially launch its UNcarrier initiative and full-on Value plan switch in just a couple of days, but it appears that the magenta operator couldn’t wait any longer to share its new rate plans with us. The refreshed Value plans are now live on T-Mobile’s website, and as previously leaked out by our pals at TmoNews, the offerings start out at $50 for a single line or $80 for a two-line family plan…

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ASUS offering replacement for bricked PadFone 2 It seems a small group of ASUS PadFone 2 users are experiencing issues with their device, where the phone shuts down and refuses to switch on anymore.

This issue is mostly being observed by those who purchased their PadFone 2 from Taiwan, although users in Singapore seem to be facing this issue as well…

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Galaxy S4 mini appears on official website, LTE version confimed The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will have four different versions, according to info spotted by Twitter user st7761. He found the I9190 model number on Samsung’s support page, along with three other I919X devices.

One is the I9192, the dual-SIM version that was promised by the initial leak. The other point to an LTE version, the I9195, and a China version, the I9198…

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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
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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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 23rd

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Around five months after officially introducing the Galaxy S III, Samsung trotted out a shrunken down version of the device, aptly known as the Galaxy S III mini. A new leak suggests that Samsung will do the same thing again this year, but we may not have to wait quite as long for the miniaturized Galaxy S 4…

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T-Mobile is slated to officially launch its 4G LTE network very soon, but so far the only cities that the magenta carrier has said will be hopping onto its LTE airwaves are Las Vegas and Kansas City. The good news is that, thanks to a new report from OpenSignal, we’ve now got the names of six other cities in which T-Mobile appears to be testing out its LTE network…

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First Samsung Galaxy S4 mini live photos appear With the Samsung Galaxy S4 now official, it's time for the rest of the new generation Galaxy devices to start making an appearance. It turns out the first one to break ground is the Galaxy S4 mini.

SamMobile has got hold of some live photos of the smartphone, which reveals a design quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4…

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It’s now been more than a year since T-Mobile first announced its plans to launch a 4G LTE network, and earlier this month the magenta carrier said that that network will finally be going live before the end of March. After today’s report that revealed eight cities in which T-Mobile is testing its LTE service, I’m sure that there are many Magenta customers that are pretty eager to just get onto the network already…

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HTC One delayed to late April everywhere but in UK, DE and TW HTC has just issued another official statement regarding the HTC One delayed launch.

A few markets will get HTC One on time after all – the United Kingdom, Germany and Taiwan will be lucky enough to get the HTC flagship next week.

The rest of the world will have to wait though. HTC promises to bring the One to Europe, North America and most of the Asia-Pacific countries before the end of…

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Our cell phones started out as simple, mobile ways…

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I use my phone when working out, and I love the audio quality of the HTC One .  It’s great while using earbuds, but the real improvement comes from having two great speakers on the front of the phone.  It’s fantastic for listening to music, watching videos, and more.  They’re LOUD – I have a hard time turning the volume up to full blast, and I had to turn the ringtone volume down…

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Well, this is strange timing. Just a day after Apple introduced two-step verification for Apple IDs and iCloud accounts, a new vulnerability has been discovered that affects anyone not already signed up for the increased security. According to The Verge, the exploit allows anyone to reset the password of an Apple ID with just the account’s email address and date of birth…

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When HTC made its new flagship One smartphone official in February, the company said that it planned to begin rolling out the device worldwide in March. More recently, though, reports of delays due to component shortages have caused many folks to wonder exactly when they’ll be able to get their mitts on a One of their own…

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BlackBerry Z10 to AT&T

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The BlackBerry Z10 became available to AT&T customers on Friday March 22, 2013.
Released – Friday March 22, 2013 Carrier: AT&T Full Retail Price: $549.99 – $199.99 after 2-yr contract and instant savings  Hot Features: OS BB10, BlackBerry HTB, BBM video with screen share, 8MP camera, time shift mode so you can capture brief moments before and after each photo for easy editing

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It’s looking increasingly like this is the time of the smartwatch in the mobile industry. After recent rumors have sprung up suggesting that Apple, Google and Samsung are all hard at work on their own smartwatch products, a new report claims that LG is also prepping a piece of wristwear. A source speaking to The Korea Times says that a smartwatch is “one major part of many currently non-commercialized products under development” at LG…

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For the most part, comments are great.  They spur the conversation on after a particular video or article is completed, and bring some very important points to light.  Most are constructive and help make the content – and community – better.  But all too often (particularly on YouTube ), the “fanboys” get upset when cons are pointed out about their particular device…

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HTC One review: To rule them all Arguably one of the most exciting pieces of smartphone design in recent times, the HTC One is also properly powered and flaunts a screen that should please even the most demanding eyes…

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Leaked ZTE Grand X Quad press photo confirms 5" display A press image of the ZTE Grand X Quad has been leaked by the kind folks over at @evleaks today, alongside some specs which shed more light on the company's mid-range offering.

The ZTE Grand X Quad stands right below the company's flagship – the Grand S – and comes with a 5" gapless TFT display of 720p resolution…

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Asus Padfone 2 software update improves stability, camera Asus issued a new software update for the Padfone 2, which brings a couple of new features and improves on the old ones. The update brings the software to version V10.4.12.24, Android version remains at 4.1.

One of the changes is better performance and stability for the Padfone 2 itself and its Padfone 2 Station tablet dock…

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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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