• Android / BlackBerry
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    How many times does BlackBerry CEO John Chen need to stress his company’s commitment to hardware production in general and physical QWERTY devices in particular? Or how often? Will FCC and Wi-Fi certifications suffice for now to prove the end isn’t 24 hours or, probably, a few months away either? Yes, ladies and ...

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  • Android
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    Apple, Samsung and Google are not just the world’s three leading mobile industry players in general, thanks to their active involvement and commercial success in many profitable market niches, also spearheading the early progress of mainstream on-the-go payment services. But you can never afford to rest on your ...

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    Got yourself the iPhone 7? Lucky you. Outfit your new baby with these accessories -- including some awesome new cases -- at the Pocketnow Deals Store. Each is offered with huge savings and free shipping to residents of the continental US. Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3-Pack Original: $29.99 | Sale: $21.99  | ...

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  • Android
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    There’s always an upside to a highly anticipated flagship phone failing to translate potential into actual box-office success, but while the LG G5 reportedly flopped hard, the ensuing sweet deals never came. That’s probably because retailers waited for the non-modular V20 to close in on its own commercial rollout, ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    The world’s number one search giant sure has a lot on its plate right now. Mostly good things, don’t get us wrong, although on the software front, Android Nougat is taking a little too long to spread to the Nexus device family, while Duo and Allo haven’t been as well-received as Mountain View hoped. The latter ...

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  • Android
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    No longer able (or willing) to keep up with Samsung’s constantly ballooning, increasingly convoluted mid-range smartphone family? That’s where we come in, helping you understand the place of the soon-to-be-launched Galaxy On8, for instance, on both the general Android totem pope and within the Galaxy food chain. ...

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  • Android
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    There’s been a lot of chatter lately about every imaginable ultra-high-end feature possibly gracing Xiaomi’s not-so-iterative Mi 5 upgrade, and except for a big one, the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus indeed incorporate them all, albeit not at once. Sorry, dual-edged smartphone fans, you’ll have to make do with a couple of ...

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  • Android
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    OnePlus has arguably soft-pedaled its previously aggressive, often unique, sometimes questionable publicity stunts for the Chinese company’s newest “flagship killer”, which isn’t even called that this time around. It’s all part of a gradually maturing phase in the three year-old OEM’s evolution, with ...

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  • Android
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    While pre-release benchmarks can generally be relied on to reveal key device specifications ahead of time, as long as we get the info from the horse’s mouth, there’s always the occasional hoax, misinterpretation of preliminary data, or good old fashioned human error to take into consideration. But the odds of two ...

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  • Android
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    Surprises and revelations are probably overrated, with beforehand knowledge of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL designs and specifications, for instance, possibly helping (too) early Galaxy Note 7 adopters make the right call when faced with an exchange or refund. And yes, the aggressively hyped Nexus replacements will ...

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  • Windows
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    The big camera fix that the HP Elite x3 supposedly needed to get pre-sales back up and running has come to end users who already have the phone. Word from Windows Central forum users is that the Elite x3 has the Windows 10 Anniversary Update including the Double Tap to Wake feature, multiple tweaks and fixes that ...

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  • Android
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    Tomorrow's the day when we learn of the Xiaomi Mi 5s, but Huawei's Honor can't let that event pass by without having a little tease get picked up by Chinese social media outlets. The Honor 6X is being teased for a release on October 18 and even with the lack of confirmed information from regulatory agency TENAA, some ...

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    The crowdfunding scene for more versatile portable battery packs has been exploding in the past few months, especially as big players like Anker catch up and overdeliver. One such player that has popped up is ChargeTech. It came out in 2014 on Indiegogo with a 27Ah battery pack, but it wasn't just any pack — it was ...

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  • Android
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    Motorola is going through its fourth round of layoffs in five years under the reigns of Google and current owner Lenovo. The China-based technology manufacturer itself frames this as a less-than-2 percent cut of its global workforce, meaning that less than 1,100 jobs will be gone out of 55,000. "The majority of the ...

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  • Android
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    One designer un(?)intentionally teased every HTC fan with a floating, "Ocean" concept phone that had everyone buzzing about buttonless hardware touch controls on the siderails of the phone. Would such a phone with "Sense Touch" UI really come out anytime soon or would it just remain what it was — a concept? One HTC ...

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  • Android
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    It seems that the Google "G" logomark will be the look of the season. The ads are there, the rumors back it up and now we have pictures of a $69 Chromecast Ultra, courtesy of VentureBeat and Evan Blass. Compare it to Chromecasts of yesteryear and you'll find not much change in form factor, even though the existing ...

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  • Android
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    Even though the HTC-made Nexus phones for 2016 have moved monikers, it seems that there's a Nexus straggler coming out of Huawei. Casual droppings about the company "doing the Nexus again this year" have been pretty shallow so far, but this "Huawei 7P" hasn't had a blockbuster leak yet for it to "justify" its existence. ...

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  • Android
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    Let's be frank: there are quite a few options for phones with a 5 amp-hour battery. It's a sweet spot as a number and it's also where you could pull through a good chunk of a second or maybe even a third day. The price and specification compromise also seems fitting at this precipice. So, what does the Alcatel Pixi 4 ...

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  • Android
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    At least one techie Weibo account has dropped a fairly in-depth specifications list of what we should expect from the Galaxy S8 that should be coming relatively soon. By the way, it's just a screenshot of a two-column list that looks formatted perhaps for a blog. Even KJuma, a well-known entity around these social ...

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  • Android
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    While several Android device manufacturers have named or at least strongly suggested names of phones and tablets due for official 7.0 UI makeovers… eventually, there’s no update deadline as far as a single non-Nexus product is concerned. And we’re not expecting any for a few more weeks. Possibly, even a month or ...

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  • Android
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    Nexus phones are almost certainly getting “Pixelated”, the age-old second-gen N7 tablet might be in for a long overdue sequel of sorts this year too, and then you have first-party VR hardware, a Google Assistant-powered home automation hub, 4K-capable Chromecast, as well as a Pixel 3 laptop. Wait, what Pixel 3 ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    Mere hours after we expressed concern over the rumored $70 price tag of the upcoming Google Chromecast Ultra with 4K and HDR support, California-based digital media player veteran Roku decided to try to steal the search giant’s thunder by unveiling a bunch of new set-top boxes starting at $30. Mind you, the ...

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  • Windows
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    Microsoft has recently cranked the anti-Apple advertising rhetoric back up, although not in a particularly convincing fashion, likely looking to keep last year’s Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book convertible PCs in the limelight for a few months longer, as major hardware revisions could still take a while. Discounts on ...

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  • Android
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    The world’s third most popular handheld vendor wants to boost its presence in the world’s third largest mobile market, officially adding to an already hefty list of foreign companies permitted to manufacture their gadgets on Indian shores. That still doesn’t include Apple, while Samsung somehow manages to stay on ...

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  • iOS
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    Despite a big problem encountered by a small number of iFans during the first hour of iOS 10 availability, plus a bunch of less serious but more widespread connectivity issues limited to T-Mobile’s network, everybody wants to upgrade to the latest and greatest build of Apple’s closed platform. While beta testers can ...

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