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2 years ago

Huawei announces the Ascend P7

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Huawei announces the Ascend P7

Huawei has today announced their latest flagship device, the Ascend P7. With an updated Emotion UI interface on top of Android 4.4.2, significantly updated cameras, and a 5-inch 1080p display, the P7 is a marked upgrade from last year's Ascend P6. In addition, the Ascend P7 is the one of thinnest LTE phone to hit the market, measuring in at a mere 6.5mm from front to back. The phone is set to launch around the globe in May, priced at €449 (US$625).

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2 years ago

Liveblog in Paris with Huawei at 1 p.m. BST, 8 a.m. EDT

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Huawei Ascend P7 event

Join us in France for the global launch of the Ascend P7

We're live today from the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, France, with Huawei for the launch of what we expect to be the Ascend P7. As in previous years, Huawei's latest flagship smartphone has been leaked and extensively teased, but not yet made official. Which is what brings us to Paris (and a mighty fine location for a press event it is too.)

We'll be bringing you live coverage from the event floor as and when it happens. Things kick off at 2 p.m. local time which works out to 1 p.m. BST, 8 a.m. EDT and 5 a.m. PDT. You'll find the liveblog after the break!

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2 years ago

The Galaxy S5 mini may be called the Galaxy S5 Dx

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Samsung may be looking to launch a new line of devices in the Dx series, as a Samsung UK listing revealed that the Galaxy S5 mini could be called the Galaxy S5 Dx.

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2 years ago

Microsoft starts selling the 5-inch Nokia XL in APAC and IMEA regions

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Almost two months after the launch of the Nokia X, Nokia has announced that the Nokia XL is available for sale in the APAC (Asia Pacific) and IMEA (India, Middle East & Africa) regions. With a 5-inch screen, the Nokia XL is the largest device in the Nokia X family of Android smartphones.

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2 years ago

The ASUS PadFone X will get you all of the ladies

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She's not at all impressed by your puny phone and its lack of a release date. Turn it into a tablet, however, and that's more than enough to woo any member of the female sex, AT&T would like you to know.

Source: AT&T

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2 years ago

LG G3 to have a metal finish back, removable battery

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Another day, another leak of the LG G3 — this time we're seeing a metal finish back and a removable battery, courtesy of Evleaks. We've seen a lot about the LG G3 over the past few weeks, though not so much of what's inside. Turns out there's a removable battery on the inside, which is a change up from the sealed battery of the LG G2 but dead on with that leak we provided last week. Additionally, it looks like the G3's pop-off back panel will have a metal finish to it, though it's possible it will be more of a looks-like-metal-but-really-is-plastic effect as LG was able to achieve with the LG G Flex.

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2 years ago

OnePlus shuffles production schedule, brings 64GB version forward in favor of 16GB

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The production schedule of the OnePlus One has been shuffled around to accommodate apparently booming demand. 16GB white models are being pushed back in favor of 64GB black Ones. They're still expected to ship out late May to early June.

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2 years ago

HTC One M8 pictured in pink

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Are the existing gunmetal, silver and gold HTC One M8s just a little too mainstream for your tastes? Lucky for you, it looks like HTC might have a bright pink version of its 2014 flagship in the pipeline. Prolific leaker @evleaks has published the shot above on Twitter, showing the M8 in a light pink color with a faint brushed pattern on its back. And it's got to be the pinkest HTC phone we've seen since the Hello Kitty Butterfly S reared its head last year.

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2 years ago

Moto E name shows up in Indian import database

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A listing on Indian import and export database Zauba appears to confirm the Moto E name for Motorola's next handset. The specs of the handset were leaked earlier this month, and while those leaks referenced the Moto E name, this is the first time we're seeing the name appearing somewhere official. Zauba is a database that lists all handsets arriving on Indian shores.

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2 years ago

Tesco Hudl 2 to launch in September, Hudl phone by end of year

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Tesco will release a follow-up to its budget-centric Hudl tablet this year, the British supermarket giant's CEO has told BBC Radio 5 Live. Speaking with 5 Live's Wake Up To Money, Philip Clarke said the successor to last year's £119 slate will arrive in September, adding that the original had sold 550,000 units so far. This will be followed by a Hudl smartphone by the end of the year, Clarke said.

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2 years ago

Sony Xperia M2 launching in Canada on Rogers and Fido this month

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The Sony Xperia M2 has been announced in Canada for Rogers and its prepaid cousin, Fido, and it's coming by the end of May.

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2 years ago

Verizon gets a Samsung Galaxy S5 developer edition

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If you've got $599.99 burning a hole in your pocket and a desire for Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon that comes with an unlockable bootloader, then this might be the phone for you. Yep, as reported a few weeks back, the developer edition Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available on Verizon.

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2 years ago

LG G Flex on T-Mobile getting a taste of KitKat today [update: maybe not]

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Update: Well, it seems as though someone pushed a button they shouldn't have, and the page has been updated to remove all mentions of a KitKat update. We'll be on the lookout for the actual update coming soon.

The LG G Flex on T-Mobile receiving an update today to Android 4.4 KitKat. The update brings the G Flex up to the most recent version of Android (that'd be 4.4.2, not the 4.4.3 erroneously listed on T-Mobile's update page), as well as improving performance and battery life and bringing LG Knock Code to the G Flex.

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2 years ago

The Kyocera Hydro Vibe: waterproof and shock resistant for Sprint and Virgin Mobile

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Sprint announced the Kyocera Hydro Vibe is launching on May 9, this Friday, and coming to Virgin Mobile on May 27. Though it isn't quite as sexy as the name would suggest, it is waterproof and affordable. For $149.99 up front or $0 and $9.59/month over two years, you get Android 4.3, a 4.5-inch qHD display, 8 megapixel camera, 2,000 mAh battery, 1.2 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon processor, and Sprint Spark support.

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2 years ago

Using ultra power saving mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Ultra Power Saver on the Galaxy S5

What Samsung's power saving mode can do and how it can help you out when you're short on battery

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a couple of different solutions to helping you out when your battery power starts to run low. One of these, ultra power saving mode, is designed to help you keep using your phone when things get really close to the wire.

Samsung made a big deal of this at the launch event, so now we've had one in hand for a little while, let's take a look at what ultra power saving mode is, how it can help you and how to use it.

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