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  • Oppo Find 7 smartphone leaks show QHD display, metal frame and large camera sensor?
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    Oppo Find 7 smartphone leaks show QHD display, metal frame and large camera sensor?

    By 3 January 2014

    Pictures of the Oppo Find 7's display panel and metal frame have leaked online. Tech news blog Phone Arena has published leaked pictures gathered from Chinese microblogging website Weibo and tech website GizChina. The pictures allegedly reveal a JD or...

  • Bluetooth 4.1 is here in first update since 2010: Bringing all day use without serious battery drain
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    Bluetooth 4.1 is here in first update since 2010: Bringing all day use without serious battery drain

    By 5 December 2013

    When Bluetooth first launched it was only headset wearing city-slickers who used it. We’ve come a long way with low-power Bluetooth 4.0 unleashed in 2010 changing the way we connect devices. From wireless headphones and smartwatches to lightbulbs and...

  • Sony 'Honami' Xperia Z1 made official in teaser image
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    Sony 'Honami' Xperia Z1 made official in teaser image

    By 26 August 2013

    Shortly after a leaked render of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1 (previously codenamed Honami) leaked online, Sony decided to add more fuel to the flames by releasing an official teaser image on Google+. The image, which only shows the lens and LED flash...

  • Huawei unveils 7-inch MediaPad 7 Vogue with voice calling and mid-range specs
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    Huawei unveils 7-inch MediaPad 7 Vogue with voice calling and mid-range specs

    By 24 June 2013

    Huawei has introduced another mid-range, 7-inch tablet with voice-calling capability, called the MediaPad 7 Vogue. Between ASUS, Samsung and Huawei, to name a few, there are plenty of 7-inch tablets floating around the marketplace with just as many mediocre...

  • HTC says Android 4.2 firmware for One is still coming
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    HTC says Android 4.2 firmware for One is still coming

    By 17 June 2013

    Mobile operator Three UK recently told a customer via Twitter that HTC abruptly pulled its Android 4.2 firmware update for the HTC One, but a new report has confirmed the release is coming.  Engadget on Monday received word from HTC that it still planned...

  • A week in reviews: May 27 - 31
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    A week in reviews: May 27 - 31

    By 1 June 2013

    Dual-SIM phones are something we get asked about a lot. There aren't very many of them, and a lot of the ones we've seen have been distinctly sub-standard. Happily, this week we got our hands on a decent one, the Prestigio 4500 Duo, we really liked it,...

  • Prestigio Multiphone 4500 Duo review
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    Prestigio Multiphone 4500 Duo review

    By 31 May 2013

    Dual-SIM phones are something we get asked about a fair amount. They're very useful for people who do a lot of travelling, or for business users who want to have a work and personal SIM card in their phone. But they're also pretty rare in the UK. Clearly,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 review
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    Samsung Galaxy S4 review

    By 15 May 2013

    It's one of the most anticipated handsets of the year, it's the follow-up to one of the best-selling phones of last year, and it has been hyped to the extent that Samsung is starting to look like it's going to teach Apple a thing or two about generating...

  • In-app chat overtakes SMS texting for first time
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    In-app chat overtakes SMS texting for first time

    By 29 April 2013

    More mobile phone owners are using in-app chat and messaging services rather than traditional SMS text messaging, says a report by research firm Informa. The company claims that 17.6 billion mobile phone text messages were sent worldwide on average each...

  • Canonical: First Ubuntu smartphones shipping in October
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    Canonical: First Ubuntu smartphones shipping in October

    By 7 February 2013

    Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that the first Ubuntu smartphones will be available in October, following the Ubuntu for Mobile platform reveal in early January. The Wall Street Journal reports the smartphone line launch is more firm...

  • Sony 'My Xperia' will help find your lost Xperia handset
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    Sony 'My Xperia' will help find your lost Xperia handset

    By 31 January 2013

    Sony has announced the beta of its new My Xperia service that aims to help you find your Xperia handset if lost or stolen.  My Xperia will first be available in beta in the Nordics starting with the Xperia Arcos S and moving to 2012 Xperia smartphones...

  • Google creating small wireless network for its Mountain View campus?
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    Google creating small wireless network for its Mountain View campus?

    By 24 January 2013

    Google is getting ready to deploy a small wireless network that covers its Mountain View headquarters, according to an application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The folks at Google have been known to be experimental in creating new...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2: What's new?
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 2: What's new?

    By 30 August 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been one of the biggest announcements of IFA 2012 and is set to take the world by storm. Many mocked the original Note when it arrived last year - is it a phone, is it a tablet - and somehow the nickname "phablet" seemed...

  • Nokia Lumia 610 to be company's cheapest WP7 handset yet?
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    Nokia Lumia 610 to be company's cheapest WP7 handset yet?

    By 14 February 2012

    Nokia is to go all out on the cheap Windows Phone 7 handset front, first releasing the Lumia 710 and now allegedly a Tango-packing Lumia 610.  The phone is to be Nokia's most competitively priced WP7 phone yet and presumably is aimed at stealing market...