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17 hours 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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17 hours 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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17 hours ago

Sony loses money from smartphone unit, games and movie divisions turn a profit

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Sony posted a first quarter net profit of $261 million, which is a sliver of good news for the hardware giant who has had to sell off assets to stem the tide of losses last year. Operating profit at 69.8 billion yen ($680 million) for the quarter was nearly double that of what the manufacturer achieved during the same period last year.

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20 hours ago

LG G Vista now available online from Verizon at $99 on-contract

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It turns out early leaks of the LG G Vista were pretty much spot-on, as the device has just shown up on Verizon's website for $99 on-contract. This cousin of the LG G3 looks very similar to that high-end device, but has a set of lower-end specs and price to appeal to a different set of buyers.

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1 day ago

Pebble app updated with interface improvements, time zone fix

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The Pebble Android app is bumping up to version 2.0.16.1 tonight with several fixes and interface improvements, including changes to the interface for managing connection of your Pebble and the "My Pebble" view. This latest version tweaks a few things to make them more visually appealing, but also contains some under-the-hood changes such as correcting for time updates when a user's phone changes time zones.

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1 day ago

Smartphone slowdown results in weaker second quarter for Samsung

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Samsung acknowledges that it faces some challenges ahead as it advises investors that the second half of fiscal 2014 may be a difficult period. The world's largest smartphone-maker says that slow downs in the smartphone market affected its earnings in the second fiscal quarter of 2014 and to combat that, the company promises more competitive products in light of stiffer competition.

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1 day ago

Save big with four popular Ubisoft games on sale today

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Four games from Ubisoft have been discounted today. Head into the Google Play Store and you'll find Assassin's Creed Pirates, Rayman Fiesta Run, Rayman Jungle Run and Rabbids Big Bang are all on sale.

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1 day ago

Samsung gives Milk Music streaming a subscription option

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Though initially released as a free premium add-on for its Galaxy devices, Samsung is now giving its smartphone and tablet owners the option to pay for more features for the Milk Music service. The $3.99 subscription option brings some noted features and requires a Samsung account.

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1 day ago

Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 17 more markets

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Sprint is making an aggressive roll out behind its 4G LTE network, bringing its high speed mobile broadband access to n additional 17 more markets. The addition of these markets span across the United States.

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1 day ago

NVIDIA begins shipping Shield Tablet to gamers

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If you've been eyeing NVIDIA's Shield Tablet to play your latest Android or PC game on, the company announced that the Shield tablet has begun to ship to consumers. The tablet is selling for $299 and there are also optional game accessories targeted at gamers.

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