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    This year's supposed HTC-made Nexus devices, codenamed "Marlin" and "Sailfish," may not have "Nexus" in their names. Sources to Android Central are instead saying that "Google" will be integral to the branding of the phones. Another integral part to the products is that they will feature special and exclusive software ...

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    It looks like black might be the new gray after all, instead of blue being the new black. Confused? Too much minute speculation on a pair of upcoming high-end iOS smartphones that shouldn’t radically change much about their predecessors will do that to you, tackling everything from antenna bands to ports, buttons, ...

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    Less than 24 hours after Fitbit officially announced a pair of long overdue new entry-level wearable devices at seemingly reasonable $100 to $150 prices, Amazon quietly (and incredibly) decided to undercut the activity tracker manufacturer’s pre-order rates. These are the retailer’s own Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 ...

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    According to Strategy Analytics, China-based ZTE is currently the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the US and second largest in the no-contract market. That’s clearly thanks to the affordable high-end Axon line first and foremost, though ultra-low-cost prepaid ZMAX and Warp models must have also contributed ...

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    While you may not be used to seeing ordinarily nichey ruggedized gadgets get as much mainstream attention as the recently unveiled Kyocera DuraForce PRO, this muscular 5-incher has a lot more going for it than just a robust, IP68-certified and Military Standard 810G-complying exterior. Following several non-rugged ...

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    Archos may have jumped the gun well ahead of IFA 2016’s official start with a few largely underwhelming low-cost smartphone announcements, but it seems like the French OEM saved the best for last a little closer to the Berlin-hosted trade show. Enter the 55 Diamond Selfie and 50 Saphir handhelds, due out across the ...

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    The Galaxy S7 is still one of the world’s best-selling smartphones, the Note 7 has reportedly gotten off to a tremendous box-office start, with demand far outstripping supply, so it’s only natural we try to preview some of the major upgrades and new technologies the Samsung Galaxy S8 could bring to the table early ...

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    Compact smartphone enthusiasts unwilling to compromise… too much on raw power and other specifications appeared to have at least two solid sub-5-inchers from top-tier OEMs to look forward to this fall, but at the end of the day, the diminutive Sony Xperia X might be left alone on that boat. Originally expected to be ...

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    It took Microsoft long enough to respond to widespread Surface Pro 3 battery life criticism and acknowledge there was indeed something wrong on the hardware manufacturer and software developer’s end, but once fixing the previously mysterious issues became a “top priority”, identifying the root cause and putting ...

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    In case Apple’s “coincidental” scheduling of its next-gen iPhone announcement event on September 7 as opposed to September 6… SE wasn’t enough to finally put branding speculation to rest, this temporary placeholder listing on a European carrier’s website should probably remove all doubt. Unless you dare to ...

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    Sad to hear Huawei isn’t planning any new high-end Mate-series smartphone announcements at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin after all? Fret not, as the world’s third largest handheld vendor maintains it will “defy” our expectations on September 1, most likely taking the wraps off at least three largely ...

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    If you thought the Samsung Z2 looked quite dated, you should probably remind yourself of the Galaxy Folder. Folder — man, that was amazing time. While LG may be letting loose on its Android-based flip phones, Samsung has another Galaxy Folder in the works — model name SM-G1600. A palette of materials revealed the ...

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    "The iPhones are not fit for the purpose of use as smartphones because of the touchscreen defect." It's a sentence that could be shortened by Apple's critics, but it's also a sentence found in full in a class action lawsuit filed at US District Court in San Francisco. Three individuals from California, Delaware and ...

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    What's in a number? The sum of all of its parts? What are those parts, then? In a software release, it's the small things like bugfixes, rewriting menu options, rewriting entire menus. It's also the big things like vulnerabilities that need to be patched yesterday. But if you're planning on regular releases, do we ...

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    Walmart isn't known for its marketplace tendencies, but it does list products from third-party sellers on its site for sale. It's no Amazon, yet every so often, you get a little pleasant surprise or two. No, not always low prices, always. A company named Talkie Tech has listed two- and three-packs of iLLumi-branded ...

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    It seems that the Nexus 5 will remain the smartphone apex of value-for-dollar in Google's standardized Android device lineup. With all of the top-of-the-line specifications and standardized hardware design that have been discussed for both the smaller "Sailfish" and larger "Marlin" devices supposedly to be made by HTC ...

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    Verizon has painted the town a deeper shade of red. 461 cities and towns across the United States, to be precise. It has initiated LTE Advanced service at your nearest major metropolis and many roads that connect them to one another. All of this, Verizon says, without additional cost to the 288 million potential ...

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    Bokeh balls hint at the cap of Apple's iconographic motif on Apple's events page. When's the freshly scheduled event happening? September 7. Next Wednesday will be the day that Apple will likely debut the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as we've been calling them. The event, which will be livestreamed, will happen at 10am ...

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    We heard some disappointing, but minor-impact news last week as Taiwanese manufacturer HTC had finally put a timeframe to when it would update its latest flagships with Android Nougat. Unfortunately, that target window for the One A9 completely misses the 15-day period promised when the phone had launched back last ...

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    A well-known and fairly reliable Weibo tech leaker has posted a list of potential specs for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. With the dogpile of previous rumors factored into account, we now have a more complete look at what will change and what will not from the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. To the iPhone 7 first: it ...

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    It seems T-Mobile’s newly implemented one-plan-fits-all “Un-carrier 12” strategy may have already backfired, but in an unusually prompt answer to customer criticism feedback, even for the always serviceable John Legere, Magenta decided to tweak the terms and conditions before the initial changes were enforced in ...

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    Update: A tipster to us has been able to confirm that the below benchmark result is of an Elite variant of the Nubia Z11. We have updated our source link. Our original story is below. If you've been waiting for a compact car you'd want to buy, maybe keep on waiting until the hoverbike finally comes around. But man, if ...

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    One of the fiercest competitors in the midrange space has to be Blu. This plucky little OEM out of Miami is chalk full of surf, sun, fun, and decent phones. The latest to hit the sandy shores is the Blu Pure XR. We have been testing this phone in the Chicago area on AT&T’s network for ten days, and here is what we ...

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    Instead of simply sending over-the-air Android 6.0 updates to their late 2015-released Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL phones running 5.1 out the box, MetroPCS and T-Mobile appear to have decided to pick up brand new Fierce 4 models. Available at the nation’s leading “Un-carrier” starting “this fall”, and up for ...

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    While Fitbit certainly knocked one out of the park when taking the wraps off its first “smart fitness watch”, the Blaze, which helped the global wearable king retain its crown and beat analyst estimates for both sales numbers and profits, the older, more basic Flex and Charge continued to contribute to the ...

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