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BlackBerry Appoints Marty Beard as COO
Posted: 21-Jul-2014 [Source: BlackBerry]
Marty Beard starts immediately in his new position as Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry.
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Introducing Thread: A New Wireless Networking Protocol for the Home
Posted: 18-Jul-2014 [Source: Thread Group]
The Thread Industry group has been formed to develop and promote a new IPv6-based open protocol stack for IoT wireless mesh applications.
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Even Just the Presence of a Smartphone Lowers the Quality of In-Person Conversations
Posted: 16-Jul-2014 [Source: Pacific Standard]
This study addresses the social impacts of smartphone use.
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Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership
Posted: 15-Jul-2014 [Source: IBM]
IBM and Apple announce a partnership around the enterprise space.
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Raspberry Pi B+ Launched
Posted: 14-Jul-2014 [Source: Raspberry Pi]
The Raspberry Pi B+ launched today with more capabilities while holding the same $35 price as its predecessor.
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Motorola Solutions Receives International Design Award for TLKR Consumer Two-Way Radios
Posted: 14-Jul-2014 [Source: motorola]
The TLKR consumer radios have snagged an international award for their design.
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Moscow Developers Ponder Another Samsung Delay
Posted: 12-Jul-2014 [Source: Wall Street Journal]
The Tizen-based Samsung Z failed to appear at a Moscow developers conference this week.
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US Android Users Most Engaged During Evening with 39 percent Share of Daily Activity
Posted: 10-Jul-2014 [Source: Strategy Analytics]
Android users are night-owls according to this study.
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Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2012 get unofficial Android L
Posted: 08-Jul-2014 [Source: ZDNet]
Developers have prepared an unofficial release of Android L for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 models.
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Android Wear Is Here, and It’s Ready to Rule Your Wrist
Posted: 07-Jul-2014 [Source: Wired]
LG and Samsung launch watches today based on the Android Wear platform.
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BlackBerry Sells R&D Facility in Germany
Posted: 04-Jul-2014 [Source: Wall Street Journal]
Blackberry is selling its Germany R&D facility to Volkswagen.
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Blackphone Shipping World's First Privacy-Optimized Smartphone
Posted: 30-Jun-2014 [Source: SGP Technologies SA]
The Blackphone handset starts shipping to the first pre-order customers. The handset was built to maximize user privacy using the PrivatOS build on Android KitKat.
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Samsung to Unveil Android Wear Smartwatch at Google I/O 2014
Posted: 23-Jun-2014 [Source: NDTV Gadgets]
Samsung is poised to announce a new smartwatch according to reports.
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Sprint closer to $40B-plus T-Mobile deal financing - Sources
Posted: 20-Jun-2014 [Source: Reuters]
Sources tell Reuters eight banks have lined up to fund Sprint's proposed deal to acquire T-Mobile USA.
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Amazon launches Fire
Posted: 18-Jun-2014 [Source: Amazon]
Amazon launches the Fire Smartphone with the innovative Dynamic Perspective, Firefly, and Mayday features, along with one year of free Prime movie and tv downloads.
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Mozilla’s $25 Smartphone Is a Brilliant Gamechanger
Posted: 12-Jun-2014 [Source: Time]
Mozilla's interesting strategy is to put smartphones in the hands of emerging market users at the price of a feature phone.
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Mobile Phone RF-EMR May be Harming Sperm Development and Function
Posted: 11-Jun-2014 [Source: ScienceDirect]
Study results in the current Environment International Journal show a relationship between exposure to mobile phones (RF-EMR) and sperm quality.
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CyanogenMod 11.0 M7 Released
Posted: 09-Jun-2014 [Source: cyanogenmod]
Cyanogenmod's latest update is based on Android 4.4.2 and includes expanded media format support and enhanced Bluetooth.
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Samsung Launches Industry’s First Tizen Smartphone – the Samsung Z
Posted: 03-Jun-2014 [Source: Samsung]
The Samsung Z goes on display today at the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco. The device will first be made available to developers through the Tizen Store.
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Sony Introduces Xperia T3
Posted: 03-Jun-2014 [Source: Sony Mobile]
The new Sony Xperia T3 features a 5.3 inch display and a quad core process. The device is planned for July availability.
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Apple Unveils iOS 8
Posted: 03-Jun-2014 [Source: Apple]
Apple's iOS 8 adds cloud storage for photos, improved keystroke entry, a new health app, and improved message content. iOS 8 is now available as a beta for developers, end users are promised the update this fall.
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Acer Debuts Liquid E700 and E600
Posted: 02-Jun-2014 [Source: Acer]
The Acer Liquid E700 and E600 5-inch smartphones feature triple sim capability coupled with extremely long battery life (up to 20 hours of talk time), LTE 4, 8Mpixel camera, quad-core processor, 4GB memory and expansion slot for extra storage.
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The OnePlus One: A Luxury Android Phone for Half the Price — if You Can Get It
Posted: 30-May-2014 [Source: Yahoo News]
A Chinese startup has found a radical new smartphone feature: Price.
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Plastic HTC One (E8) makes official debut
Posted: 29-May-2014 [Source: 9to5google]
HTC has introduced, to the China market, the HTC One E8 as a low cost version of the M8.
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LG Introduces the G3
Posted: 27-May-2014 [Source: LG]
The long awaited LG G3 smartphone was launched today. A polished metallic skin encloses a 5.5 inch 538ppi display. This 4G LTE/HSPA+ (21 Mbps) phone runs Android 4.4.2 and comes with front and rear (13 Mpixel) cameras.
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Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen


HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z


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