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OnePlus One is Launched
Posted: 23-Apr-2014 [Source: OnePlus]
The CyanogenMod/Android-based OnePlus One smartphone was announced today with initial availability in 16 countries. The device brings an impressive feature set including a full 1920x1080 display, quad-core 2.5GHz cpu, 3GB memory, and a 13Mpixel compound-lens camera.
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Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone
Posted: 21-Apr-2014 [Source: The Verge]
Developers got a detailed preview of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone.
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Nokia Oyj to become Microsoft Mobile Oy
Posted: 21-Apr-2014 [Source: Nokia Power User]
A leaked letter to supplier shows the plans to rename Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile Oy after close of the transaction, according to this report.
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LG, Verizon Wireless Introduce Secure and Smart Lucid 3 Smartphone
Posted: 17-Apr-2014 [Source: ]
The Lucid 3 from LG launches today at Verizon. The Lucid 3 features 4.7-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB internal storage, and a long-lasting battery.
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Nokia Announces Product Advisory for the Lumia 2520 tablet's charger
Posted: 17-Apr-2014 [Source: Nokia]
Nokia issued a safety advisory for the Lumina 2520 charger which could "pose a hazard of an electric shock if touched while the plug remains in a live socket."
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Kill-switch coming to smartphones
Posted: 16-Apr-2014 [Source: CTIA]
The CTIA announced an industry initiative to mandate "kill switch" and to "impose tough penalties against those caught stealing devices or modifying them illegally".
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Amazon may be developing 3D smartphone
Posted: 14-Apr-2014 [Source: cbs news]
Amazon's upcoming phone may have some interesting retina-tracking 3D features, according to report.
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A Billion Smartphone Users May Be Affected by the Heartbleed Security Flaw
Posted: 14-Apr-2014 [Source: Forbes]
Smartphone users may not be immune from the Hearbleed Security flaw according to this report.
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Nikon introduces Android-based Coolpix S810C camera
Posted: 11-Apr-2014 [Source: Nikon]
Nikon's first Android-based camera features 16-megapixels, 12X optical zoom, low-light sensitivity, vibration reduction, 1080p video and built-in WiFi connectivity.
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Amazon offers HTC One M8 to bargain hunters
Posted: 10-Apr-2014 [Source: MobileTechNews]
Bargain hunting Verizon, Sprint or AT&T early-adopters can now find some on-line deals for the HTC One M8 starting at $149.99 with contract.
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Planned sale of Nokia to Microsoft has received regulatory approval from China
Posted: 08-Apr-2014 [Source: Nokia]
The Nokia/Microsoft sale is now approved by China in addition to the EU, US, and other jurisdiction.
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Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit now available
Posted: 07-Apr-2014 [Source: Samsung]
Samsung has launched an advertising campaign around their Tizen-based wearable devices, with both products now available for preorder on Amazon with release promised on April 11.
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Google releases Project Ara Update video
Posted: 04-Apr-2014 [Source: MobileTechNews]
Google released a video with some hints around what's on the near horizon with Project Ara.
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Amazon brings out Fire TV
Posted: 03-Apr-2014 [Source: Amazon]
The wifi-enabled Fire TV brings voice search to media servers. The tiny device brings together quad-core processor, dedicated GPU and 2GB memory to drive 1080p content to HDTVs.
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Nokia unveils the Lumia 630, 635 and 930
Posted: 03-Apr-2014 [Source: Nokia]
Nokia showcases three new Lumina phones, from the 630 featuring dual-sim, to the quad-core 930 with 5-inch display and 20-megapixel camera.
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Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1
Posted: 02-Apr-2014 [Source: Microsoft]
Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 and expects to roll it out over the coming months.
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One cell-phone factory may delay Microsoft's Nokia buy for six months
Posted: 01-Apr-2014 [Source: PC World]
Regulatory issues around a phone factory in southern India may delay the purchase of Nokia by Microsoft.
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Despite Loss, BlackBerry Has Some Hope for Future
Posted: 28-Mar-2014 [Source: New York Times]
BlackBerry today posted a loss of 80 cents per share, better than analyst forecasts after excluding one-time items.
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Millions of Android app downloads infected with cryptocoin-mining code
Posted: 27-Mar-2014 [Source: The Guardian]
Researchers have found apps in the Google Play store which are secretly hijacking mobiles to mine cryptocoins
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HTC introduces the HTC One (M8)
Posted: 26-Mar-2014 [Source: HTC]
HTC announces its latest HTC One (M8) smartphone with availability through over 230 operator worldwide.
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No Android for Obama yet, sticking with BlackBerry
Posted: 24-Mar-2014 [Source: ZDNet]
BlackBerry will continue to have one famous, loyal customer: President Obama.
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Apple developing a set-top box, in talks with Comcast for streaming service: Report
Posted: 24-Mar-2014 [Source: NDTV]
The WSJ reports Apple in in talks with Comcast about a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box.
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Nokia sees closure of Microsoft deal delayed to April
Posted: 24-Mar-2014 [Source: Reuters]
Nokia may be looking at more concessions to get the deal done.
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Virtual Reality Is Here. Can We Play With It?
Posted: 24-Mar-2014 [Source: NYT]
Virtual reality gaming takes another step forward at the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco held last week.
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Google Announces Android Wear
Posted: 19-Mar-2014 [Source: Google]
Google's Android Wear announced offering new devices--beginning with watches--and a catalogue of apps.
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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

iPhone 5 iPhone 5

Kindle Fire HD Kindle Fire HD

Nokia N920 Nokia N920

Sony Xperia Sony Xperia

LG Optimus Quad-core LG Optimus Quad-core

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Droid Incredible 4G LTE Droid Incredible 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy S III Samsung Galaxy S III


New iPad New iPad

Huawei Ascend D Quad Huawei Ascend D Quad

Nokia 808 PureView Nokia 808 PureView

Huawei Ascend P1 Huawei Ascend P1

Nokia 900 Nokia 900


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