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1 month ago

Sony Xperia T3 available exclusively at Carphone Warehouse in the UK

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Announced mid-July, the svelte Sony Xperia T3 is now available exclusively in the UK at Carphone Warehouse, with monthly plans starting at £22.50.

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1 month ago

Small update for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 provides 'improvements'

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on T-Mobile's network should be on the lookout for a new but small software update, which should offer some performance improvements.

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1 month ago

Kyocera Brigadier brings affordable ruggedness and a sapphire display to Verizon

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For Verizon users that need a truly rugged phone on the go, the Kyocera Brigadier is now ready to roll. Available for $99 on a two-year contract, $19.99 a month on Edge, or just $399 outright, the Brigadier features a 4.5–inch "Sapphire Shield" display and is completely dust proof, shock proof and waterproof. It's IP68 certification will keep it safe and sound, and you can even type on it while wearing gloves thanks to the Glove and Wet Touchscreen Operation feature.

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1 month ago

Verizon Moto X starts receiving Android 4.4.4 KitKat update

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Moto X users on Verizon, start checking your device settings, as the carrier has begun rolling out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.

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1 month ago

HTC announces new waterproof J Butterfly with One M8 specs for Japan

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Japanese mobile operator KDDI today announced a new Android device for the region, the HTC J Butterfly. It is essentially a localized version of the HTC One M8 with regards to specifications, but the second generation Butterfly comes packing some interesting features targeting local consumers.

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1 month ago

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy Young 2 in the UK

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Galaxy S5 Mini

Eagerly awaiting the launch of the Galaxy S5 Mini in the UK? Wait no further, as Samsung has announced that the device will be available from high street retailers that include Samsung Experience Stores and Carphone Warehouse from August 7.

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1 month ago

The Amazon Fire Phone review

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Amazon Fire Phone

The best phone you probably won't want to buy

Of course we got interested when Amazon finally showed off the Fire Phone. Rumors had been flying for quite a while, but once we actually saw what Amazon had to offer, we had to take a look at it. It's Android at it's core — though not in a way we're used to seeing — and that's what we do here.

So is the Fire Phone more than Amazon Prime in your hands? With features like Dynamic Perspective and an a very custom user interface — and a complete lack of all Google services — the Fire Phone has it's work cut out.

Let's see what makes this thing tick.

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1 month ago

Huawei doubles sales from last year, eating into but still far behind Samsung

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Huawei has had a good year, according to the latest market share numbers from IDC. Between the second quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2014, Huawei has enjoyed a huge 95.1 percent increase in smartphone shipments, placing them in third place behind Apple and Samsung, and ahead of Lenovo and LG. Previously they were fifth place in the rankings. Huawei's global market share works out to 6.9 percent with more than 20 million in shipments in the second quarter, versus 4.3 percent (10.4 million) last year. Samsung's shipments dipped 3.9 percent in the same period, while Apple's climbed 12.4 percent.

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1 month ago

Sony Xperia T3 coming to Canada in August

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Bell, Virgin, SaskTel, and Sony Stores across Canada will be offering up the Xperia T3 starting in August. The Xperia T3 isn't top-of-the-line by any means with 1 GB of RAM and a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, but the 5.3-inch 1280 x 720 Bravia display may be enough for students heading back to school, especially if the price is right.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini gets a mini teardown, finds mini parts

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The iFixit team managed to get their hands on a Galaxy S5 Mini for a teardown, and found that the device has a lot in common with its standard sized sibling, the Galaxy S5. Both devices for instance feature the same dust and water resistance seal, as well as the micro-SIM tray and the microSD card slot. The Galaxy S5 Mini also retains the fingerprint scanner and the heart rate sensor at the back from the Galaxy S5.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Avant brings Samsung style on the cheap to T-Mobile

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If you're looking for a relatively affordable Samsung Android phone on T-Mobile, the new Samsung Galaxy Avant just might fit the bill. The phone, which is set to retail for $216 and can be had for as little as $9/month over 24 months, has a 4.5-inch 960x540 display (245ppi), an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, LTE, and cameras of unspecified quality, all running Android 4.4 KitKat.

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1 month ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 30, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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1 month ago

Blurry images of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact allegedly leaked

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Very blurry images of what is allegedly the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Android smartphone have made their way to the Internet, a few weeks after photos of the larger Xperia Z3 were posted as well.

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1 month ago

Nokia's last hurrah is a 4G version of the Nokia XL

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The Nokia X family is destined for the chopping block, but that hasn't come in the way of Microsoft launching a 4G enabled version of the Nokia XL in China today. The device comes with upgraded hardware and Chinese D-LTE and TD-SCDMA LTE network compatibility.

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1 month ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for July 29, 2014

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Looking to gear up for the summer? We've got some new sales on Android devices, accessories, and apps that you may be interested in...

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