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    President Obama dropped his BlackBerry — somewhat against his will (and to his liking) — and so will plenty of Capitol Hill staffers. Specifically, employees of the Senate will no longer be issued BlackBerry phones. Why? BlackBerry has stopped the factories and AT&T and Verizon are clinging onto little ...

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    When you think of the Galaxy Note 7 at this point in the rumor cycle, you're probably thinking of an iris scanner. It's been talked about and pictures keep saying that it's there. How about a curved screen? It's the only screen for it. And these apparent design renders that GSMArena picked up don't change much a mind ...

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  • iOS
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    It didn't take long for Apple's general counsel to respond to claims made by Spotify's general counsel of anti-competitiveness and with the rejection of an app update for the music streaming service and a demand that the company take payments through iTunes. Spotify thinks it shouldn't have to use the iTunes billing ...

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    As media that cover mobile tech, we have a ton of review devices, especially of the Android ilk. And when we feel like shouting something to our daily driver across the room, it seems that every stinkin' phone we own wants to address us in some way. "Ok Google" leads to about 30 pings and 30 answers for results on ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    The Un-carrier is going insane for Samsung for the fourth. And, yes, it starts off with the Galaxy S6 edge and its starting price of $329.99, a mere $350 off the list price for today, July 1. And believe it or not, both the 64GB and 128GB versions top out at $349.99. But if you're not interested in the rush to get an ...

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  • Android
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    This year we started producing Real Camera Reviews. Today it's not uncommon that the only camera a person might own is the one bolted to the back of their phone. As such, we're trying to treat smartphone camera reviews the same way we might try to examine all of the pros and cons of a standalone camera. We've tackled ...

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  • Multi-Platform
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    Sprint was the first to be out and about with a monthly version of Amazon Prime before Amazon itself put it out there. The option for it to be billed on top of your other monthly service fees made it convenient in its own way. And if you really doubt that, why not sign up this month and take a free spin at it, huh? The ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    Got an old phone? Are you on Verizon? Do you want to be on Verizon? You may have a $300 incentive waiting in the wings Big Red will spot appraise your old phone and give you up to $300 on your account if you're upgrading or adding a line or in the form of a gift card if you're coming in fresh. So long as the screen ...

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  • Android
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    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s ...

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  • Android
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    Well, that didn’t take long. A mere 24 hours after putting its unlocked Android smartphone-cherishing fans stateside out of their misery, Samsung just kicked off the very first SM-G930U deal. Technically, Best Buy did, but probably not without the device manufacturer’s explicit blessing, so be sure to thank them ...

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  • Android
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    Samsung doesn’t appear very keen on releasing new Android tablets anymore, following a global trend that favors 2-in-1 Windows convertibles all of a sudden. High-end Galaxy Tabs in particular aren’t going anywhere, while a few mid-rangers remain relatively popular on US carriers like Verizon and AT&T thanks ...

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  • Android
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    Relatively compact and straightforward until a few months ago, Xiaomi’s smartphone portfolio is about to get mighty crowded and confusing later this year, with the introduction of a Mi Note 2 in three decidedly high-end configurations. This will finally follow in the footsteps of the original, early 2015-released Mi ...

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  • Android
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    Not everything Google does happens for a reason, and Hiroshi Lockheimer’s months-long Nutella teasing games are the perfect reminder the search giant can be such an expert troll without even trying too hard. But pulling a prank on believers in the Android One program on the heels of Nougat’s announcement feels ...

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  • Android
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    Without global expansion ambitions, BBK sub-brand Vivo seems perfectly comfortable taking a few all the design cues from the Western smartphone industry’s leaders in its attempt to pose a stronger and stronger domestic challenge to the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi and OPPO. The just-unveiled X7 and X7 Plus are proud upper ...

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  • Android
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    Between its always lucrative entertainment division, thriving gaming business and fast-rising virtual reality hardware segment, Sony can definitely afford to continue bleeding money on smartphones without posting overall financial losses. But why would it want to, when even the latest Xperia reorganization doesn’t ...

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  • Windows
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    With Windows 10 Mobile not exactly Redmond’s main area of interest these days, but the software and hardware giant nonetheless committed to supplying timely updates for both beta testers and the Lumia-owning masses, we couldn’t shake the feeling of absolute confusion regarding the upcoming Anniversary rollout. Known ...

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  • Windows
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    Trinity, the little known Japan-based manufacturer of the striking, uniquely designed and highly customizable NuAns NEO smartphone, probably never expected this unconventional project to so rapidly turn into a global phenomenon. As such, while the company didn’t need the financial support of the masses to actually ...

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  • Android / Windows
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    Conventional tablets are dead, long live 2-in-1 convertibles! Market analysts have warned about the shifting trend for a while now, with more and more device manufacturers taking note and acting in consequence. There are but a handful of active OEMs in the low-cost Android slate field these days, whereas everyone else ...

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  • Android
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    Forget everything you thought you knew about BlackBerry’s short-term hardware business-rebooting plans. It turns out there are not just two, but three security-focused Android phones in the pipeline, codenamed Neon, Argon, and Mercury instead of Hamburg, Rome and some other large European city. Only the 5.2-inch ...

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  • Multi-Platform
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the lauch of AT&T Thanks, the company's way to fight back to TMo Tuesdays. NBC follows as we learn about the company's efforts to bring VR to the Olympics. BlackBerry is next as some leaks of a TCL-made model emerge. Then we discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the ...

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  • Android
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    Color is the spice of our visual lives. We've talked about spacing out in pure blackness and swimming deep to find a blue hue of the corals. Some manufacturers have gotten red down pretty nicely. No, not Rose Gold, red. That OnePlus 3 in red that you've been fawning over? That the Chinese have been fawning over? That ...

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  • Android
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    When one shoe drops, the other shoe has to at some point. When one of two Nexus devices — both supposedly made by HTC — got its specifications splayed out in the open, you knew that the other had to be outed sooner or later. Well, Android Police has an idea of what a 5.5-inch phablet will bring, thanks to its ...

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  • iOS
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    One cog of the Chinese rumor machine is correcting another when it comes to the pricing and availability of the iPhone 7 models in China. When we brought the price chart down of what the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were to go far, the digits didn't seem too far out of line from last year's iPhone 6s generation. The only ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    Hi-Fi streaming service Tidal has seen a few bright days, but even Jay Z's money can't seem to keep it on the radar for too long. Rumors of acquisition by other streaming services such as Napster (neé Rhapsody) and Samsung have either been ungrounded or unsuccessful. Enter Apple, reports the Wall Street Journal. ...

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  • iOS
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    Is Apple being a competitive spoilsport to protect its own interests? Does it have a right to do so? Spotify is challenging Infinite Loop on at least the music streaming front by claiming that the company won't approve an update to its app unless it uses the iTunes billing system. Prior to the launch of the pay-to-play ...

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