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    Samsung might skip the naming of its next phablet, jumping to the Note 7. Pebble smashes Kickstarter goals. Should companies be allowed to use Kickstarter as a "pre-sale" platform? We get a better look at the OnePlus 3, and our own Jaime Rivera went to China to check out the ZTE Axon 7! Of course we'll also be tackling ...

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    We may be approaching a turning point in mobile technology, which in many ways is actually coming full circle. The time was that you had "accessories" like a camera, a PDA, a phone, a laptop, a watch, and a host of other devices on you that all performed a specific function. The best part was, all of those devices ...

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    How much does it take for Sony's marketing plan to include the United States? We don't know, but after Eurasia got all the Xperia X love, we're only starting to see the first phones ship this week. So, we can let the Japanese manufacturer off the hook for kicking things off for the 'Murica yesterday. The SonyXperiaUSA ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss some of the recent deals for Memorial Day, which start with some Samsung BOGO Galaxy S7 deals on T-Mobile. Best Buy is next with deals for the Apple Watch. Microsoft follows with deals for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. Then we discuss the price tag of the ZTE Axon 7. We ...

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    Jawbone hasn't gone into bankruptcy. Supposedly, it's just not selling anything of import right now. And it won't be able to for a while. Tech Insider is reporting from its sources that it has stopped producing its UP fitness trackers and has sold its inventory to a reseller. The company is also trying to sell its ...

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    Three countries in Europe are now "trading up with installments" with anticipation that more will be on the way. Apple's new combined trade-in and financing program is no longer exclusive to the US — if only for a limited time. France, Italy and Spain are the latest territories to roll-out the scheme, all with the ...

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    With a new flagship comes a new attitude for ZTE. Its Mobile Device CEO, Adam Zeng, said that it will set up 23 brick-and-mortar stores to sell its smartphones and consumer networking and communication products. Twenty of them will be in China while the remaining ones will be placed in Germany, Russia and Mexico. The ...

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    Like we've been saying, these "buy one, get one" deals have been popping up like moles in a prairie. T-Mobile has another one going on right now. Will you take the hammer to this one? Simply put, all the Samsung Galaxy phones T-Mobile is offering are eligible for the deal. One phone has to be purchased on an installment ...

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    Quick. Fast. Instant. But unlike noodles, news articles shouldn't take two minutes to load. That's why companies like Facebook and Google have been offering up speedy-loading optimizations to content providers — with a share of the click revenue, of course. Google has been keeping its Accelerated Mobile Pages to ...

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    So, we know what we're getting with the Axon 7 and we figured that ZTE would finally come around and just say that the phone's going global. As we have discussed on this week's podcast, we'd hope that the company would do its flagship phone a favor in marketing the thing. Well, we're learning now that the base model ...

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  • Android
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    Version 4.8.0085 brings some major feature adds to the S Health app, major enough that you'd think it'd be worth the bump to 5.0. Alas, if you like to compare your bests and literally document your data while keeping your blood sugar in check, you've got it in this update. The Android app introduces step count ...

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    You are being irradiated by everything. X-rays. Airplanes. Bananas. All the nuclear plants in the world. Yes, even your cellphone. And of all the things that could very much be strangling your cells, that last thing might just be the thing you're most wary of. Well, turns out that it's way less likely to give you cancer ...

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  • iOS
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    Is Memorial Day the new Black Friday? Hopefully not, as we don’t need another occasion for frantic bargain hunters to literally fight to the death for TVs, phones and home appliances they generally already own. Still, it’s sure nice to see HTC, Microsoft and now Best Buy in a giving mood until Monday, May 30, with ...

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  • Windows
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    In a world where convertibles appear to be gradually eclipsing the popularity of both traditional laptops and tablets, Microsoft isn’t afraid to constantly reduce its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book profit margins if that means gaining the upper hand over Apple in terms of market share. Of course, it’s not like these ...

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    You wouldn’t think it by looking over HTC’s latest financial report, but 2016 is shaping up to be a solid year for the long-ailing Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, at least from an innovation standpoint. The HTC 10 phone finally strays from the design path of the One family, the company’s very first smartwatch ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    Let's cap this comparison on price. We're still months away from new iPhones and Nexii, but what about folks who just need to buy a phone today? We're looking at the mid-pack offerings from Google and Apple, and we're staying just under a $400 limit. We're pitting the Nexus 5X against the iPhone SE, and these two ...

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    You probably didn’t pay much attention to ZTE’s secondary announcement of a basic VR headset with Daydream support alongside the exquisite-looking new Axon 7 phone yesterday, but it turns out that might well have been the absolute highlight of the company’s Beijing event. It’s a pretty big deal that the ZTE Axon ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    3D Touch interaction was without a doubt the biggest innovation and upgrade last year’s iPhone 6s brought to the table, and it of course didn’t take long for every Android device manufacturer under the sun to reportedly begin work on similar technology. Huawei even introduced a Force Touch-capable handheld around ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    While Samsung Pay undoubtedly makes offline shopping at tens of thousands of retailers across Korea, the US and China fast, convenient and secure… with the use of a handful of Galaxy phones, the digital wallet service would benefit greatly from an expansion to not only other countries, but also more devices, including ...

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    Deemed “the new flagship to beat for battery life” after some impressive-looking endurance tests, and “the new choice for the power warrior” following our rigorous complete review process, the Huawei Mate 8 unfortunately never properly launched stateside. While we can’t say we’re surprised to see US carriers ...

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    Five years after its corporate inception, nearly three years after the release of the first Sailfish OS-running phone, and only a few months after giving up completely on its long-struggling rookie tablet effort, Jolla is back at it with fresh hardware. But the Nokia veterans that established this little Finland-based ...

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    Perhaps finally realizing there’s no turning back for its main business of selling traditional personal computers, Acer seems to be growing ambitious about its (largely low-cost) smartphone prospects, with an eye on VR diversification before long as well. One of the more active Windows Mobile hardware manufacturers in ...

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  • Android
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    Today’s obviously not Tuesday (thank God for that), and we haven’t seen a decent HTC Hot Deal in a while anyway, but Memorial Day is only 72 hours away, with the Taiwanese device manufacturer once again in celebratory mood. For a limited time, i.e. until Monday, May 30, at 11:59 pm PT, the HTC 10 on the OEM’s US ...

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    Find out how much fun you can have as you learn about computers and electronics with these offers from the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit The Raspberry Pi may sound delicious, but it’s actually a powerful microcomputer that’s perfect for use in a vast range of projects. The Complete ...

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    During a recent conversation with my friend (and soon to be fellow contributor to the Pocket Now family) Clifton Thomas, we debated the need for widgets and the app drawer within Android. Clifton has recently purchased the Nextbit Robin and despite rockin' a close to bone stock version of Android it lacks an app drawer ...

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