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    Now that we know literally everything about the Galaxy Note 7, it’s time to dig a little deeper and try to find out more details on Samsung’s VR hardware-advancing plans. Rumor has it the Korean tech giant wants to run with the big dogs in addition to strengthening its low-cost domination, though we’re afraid ...

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    Just when you thought there was no way the 2016 iPhone rumor games could get interesting again, following (too) many weeks of essentially the same blurry live pics, questionable renders and videos starring various dummy units and mockups, a credible release timeframe got (ev-)leaked. Evan Blass quickly narrowed the ...

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    Bargain? Steal? Hot deal? It feels like a stretch to attach any of those descriptions to the first ever big Sony Xperia X Performance US discount. Even calling the savings big is a bit of an overstatement, although $120 can buy you more than a few (thousand) Pokémon GO coins. The thing is the X Performance started off ...

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    If there’s one thing preventing Samsung these days from selling low to mid-end Android gear in comparable numbers to premium members of the Galaxy S and Note smartphone families, it’s probably an acute lack of identity. Everybody likes choice and diversity, but not brand dilution and disorientation, which is exactly ...

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    If you’re still wondering how it might be possible for an Android handheld manufacturer to realistically predict 100 million unit global shipments without much of a presence in many key European markets or the US, Counterpoint Research should give you a solid clue. According to the firm’s latest “Monthly Market ...

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    While it may or may not get the opportunity to follow up the Nexus 6P with another Google-co-branded phablet this year, Huawei will definitely launch a few more Android high-enders over the next months after the recent introductions of the Honor 8, V8, as well as the non-Honor-named P9 and P9 Plus. Both the Mate S and ...

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    Technically, Samsung isn’t suited (yet) to directly battle the likes of HTC (in partnership with Valve), Sony or Oculus when it comes to high-end VR hardware. In terms of virtual reality experiences however, the HTC Vive recently made headlines by supporting the world’s most immersive music record, as well as Fruit ...

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    Times are a-changing in a mobile phone landscape where brands like BlackBerry, HTC and Sony have almost completely lost their relevance, Microsoft lacks focus, and Nokia looks to rise from the proverbial ashes… at some point in the future. Granted, Samsung and Apple’s industry duopoly remains unthreatened, despite ...

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    Gimmick or huge step forward for biometric authentication and professional-grade security optimization? That, our friends, is the million-dollar question concerning the iris recognition system no doubt incorporated by the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It’s a question we’ll only get the proper, unbiased ...

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    There’s a new Google Nexus 2016-centric leak hot off the press, and this time, the smaller, slightly less capable Sailfish takes the spotlight instead of its big brother, codenamed Marlin. We already know both these devices, although following in the footsteps of the LG-made Nexus 5X and Huawei-produced N6P, are ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple ...

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    If RAM is a big differentiator for budget buyers these days, perhaps it's now wonder that another K5 Note may be headed for India, but with a twist. The Lenovo K5 Note was launched in China six months ago with a MediaTek Helio P10 and 2GB of RAM. It was more than decent enough at ¥1,099 (approximately $170 or Rs. ...

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    There was a moment where we'd suspect that the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 would be getting two cameras on the rear. It's been a trendy thing to include on this year's big flagships, why not continue that trend through the fall? Well, it seems that with a component listing on Zauba, an Indian import-export database, may ...

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    With Cricket being the only carrier in the US to have the Microsoft Lumia 650 for sale, we're probably not going to see the only mid-ranger with Windows 10 Mobile native on it go for much less than this. From launch, it has been reduced in price by $20 to $109.99. But if you're looking to leap to Cricket along with your ...

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    It's only been half a year since the OPPO F1 came out. Now, the Chinese manufacturer is extend the "legacy" of the so-called "Selfie Expert" with a phone that will "[step] up the selfie revolution". We're getting the where and when of the launch of the OPPO F1s. It will take place in India on August 3. That's the day ...

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    It's said that HTC is making the two Nexus phones this year. It's also being said that Huawei is making another Nexus device in 2016 as well. While something has to give, there's a whole ton of slack to get through before Google schedules its hardware launch event sometime later this quarter. Media reports are pointing ...

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    Cyanogenmod is well and alive, but Cyanogen, the company, seems to be in a struggle. The company behind the more polished version of the Android ROM has laid off about 30 of its 136 employees, most of them working on quality assurance, systems and community support in the open source division. The smaller offices in ...

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    T-Mobile raised its monthly plan rates last year as it introduced its Binge On zero-rate program. While it offered more data per tier and more hotspot data at that, the unlimited data package ended up starting at $95 from its previous $80. Currently, two lines of unlimited data come to $140 per month. Sprint's offering ...

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    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the possibility of giving up your smartphone for a collection of devices. This personal cloud of devices would include a smartwatch, a heads-up display, a battery pack/WiFi device, and whatever else. It would be a personal network of devices, all excelling at what they did ...

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    There's been no shortage of leaks when it comes to Apple's upcoming iPhones. The iPhone 7 (and variations, like Plus, Pro, etc.) is what the media calls them, but people who claim to have information, like Evan Blass, state that the number 7 (seven) will not be part of the name, hence referring to the device as the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that Best Buy is offering for the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. Then we talk about the recent market share shrink when it comes to smartwatches. Then it's all about smartphone marketshare as we learn more about the companies at the top. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge ...

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    Peak Pokemon GO happened last week. At least in the US. How does SurveyMonkey figure that? Its Intelligence unit tracked the app's daily active users and compared it to daily download rates and the internet's search awareness for it. In terms of usage, more than 25 million user packed in on the most active day, Sunday, ...

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    Nothing says "the weekend" like a nice little discount or two. And on Amazon, you've got a few to pick through with the already fine Moto G4. There's a hidden rebate campaign going on right now where if you add on a regular Moto G4 and check out, you'll get an instant $50 off. That takes the 16GB version down to $149.99 ...

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    Torrential. You could describe the rate of iPhone 7 shells coming out of China and appearing on video as torrential. And now you can add on the supposed iPhone 7 Plus in addition to the iPhone 7 Pro. And you thought we were done with the iPhone 7 Pro. Well, one Weibo leaker is perpetuating the variant with a ...

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    Starting July 31, if you would like help from a friendly T-Mobile representative to upgrade your line, get ready to pay for that help if you aren't in an early upgrade program. Someone leaked a screenshot off of a T-Mobile corporate forum and sent it to TmoNews. The post says tat if you, a customer, are with the ...

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