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    For those of you not familiar with this product, Sunrise Calendar is a a free calendar app that is compatible with multiple Calendar services, including Google Calendar, iCloud and Exchange. With Microsoft Outlook, and Outlook becoming available on Android and iOS, why would the Redmond-based company pay more than $100 million (according to reports) in order to purchase it? While Microsoft declined to officially comment on the story, the reason behind the purchase could be the fact that Microsoft might include some of the functionalities of Sunrise Calendar in its own offering (or help ...

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    This new set of HTC One M9 spy shots, on one hand, complements the leaks we've already seen, and also confirms some of them at the same time. What we're looking at here is allegedly the same HTC One M9 leaked before, but this time, showing off a different, golden, color option. Historically, HTC has usually unveiled a black and white option for its flagships, with more flavors added throughout the year; this time around though, we might see the Taiwanese company unveil either three (or more) colors, or switch out either the black or the white (silver) one. There's always the eternal ...

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    On March 1, everything will become official and we can take a break from all these rumors and leaks; on said day, we'll see the Galaxy S6, which will either have a curved display, or will be accompanied by a Note Edge-like companion, tentatively named Galaxy S Edge. However, the set of leaked images we're currently looking at seems to indicate that the curved display will probably be featured on another device. Resembling the leaked schematics we've recently seen, the images allegedly depict the Samsung Galaxy S6 chassis, which is expected to be made from metal, as seen in the attachments. ...

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    We've been hearing rumors that the Sony Xperia Z4 might be missing from MWC, rumors which, if true, will testify to the fact that Sony will be breaking the highly criticised business model of releasing a flagship device every six months. The 2014 MWC brought us the Xperia Z2, followed up by the Xperia Z3 at the 2014 IFA in Berlin. Other rumors, including this report we're looking at today, claim that there will indeed be an Xperia Z4 in Barcelona, and, specifically, at the March 2 special event. MWC or no MWC, a picture of what is claimed to be the front panel of the Sony Xperia Z4 has ...

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    For the Microsoft Surface 2, it all started with a price drop back in August of 2014, followed, more recently (last week), by a mentions of a Microsoft decision to no longer manufacture the Surface 2. As far as Windows RT is concerned, pretty much all OEMs except for Microsoft have given up on the platform, and, judging by the looks of it, it is now Microsoft's turn to put the final nail in the Windows RT coffin. "We are no longer manufacturing Nokia Lumia 2520; however, those still eager to buy Nokia Lumia 2520 should visit Microsoft Retail Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, third-party ...

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    The Chinese smartphone market is one of the largest in the world. As a matter of fact, in 2012, the Chinese smartphone market was the number one market in the world, followed by the US, and, according to trends and additional data, that ranking doesn't seem to change any time soon. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that according to a recent DigiTimes research, smartphone shipments in China grew 10.8% in the last quarter of the 2014 compared to the previous one, and 13.2% compared to 2013. Translating that into numbers, more than 100 million units were shipped on the Chinese ...

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    An HTC One M9 for Windows should be happening this year, according to a recent @upleaks leak, which claims that the "Hima", believed to be the 2015 Android flagship from Taiwan, will have a Windows twin. This would be something similar to what HTC did last year, with the HTC One M8, and the HTC One M8 for Windows. While the consensus is that the 2015 Android flagship will make an MWC appearance at the March 1 HTC event, the leak claims that the Windows counterpart will not show up in Barcelona. That is also something we can believe, as the One M8 for Windows was announced in August of ...

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    We're still waiting for the Windows 10 Phone preview to land -- and there are some fresh details which you shouldn't have missed if you're interested in the preview -- but until then we take whatever we can get. Vesku Paananen, a Microsoft employee, might have accidentally leaked a feature we haven't seen so far, one that will probably grace our Windows Phones: we're talking about Windows 10 phone portrait tiles. According to BestMobileBlog, who spotted the image, in preparation for a Business Summit where he'd show off Windows 10 for different devices, Paananen has tweeted the picture ...

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    The Apple Watch is coming, there's no doubt about it. It would have been better (for the company, and potential users) if Apple would have done what they usually do with "available now", instead of letting six months pass from the introduction to availability, but that's not up for debate here. Mid-to-late spring is when the Apple Watch will probably be available (that is likely April, instead of March), but, even so, we've got something to get you through the waiting. The companion application via which the Apple Watch will keep in touch with your iPhone or iPad will most likely have the ...

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    The leaks just keep on coming, and there's no indication of them slowing down, with less than a month to go until the official Samsung pre-MWC event. Whether one phone with dual curved screen, or a flagship and a curved screen variant, the Galaxy S6, as the company's 2015 flagship, is coming, and according to SamMobile, it will be available in four colors. The 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5, was also available in four colors: from left to right, above, electric blue, copper gold, shimmery white, and charcoal black. If this report turns out to be true, the Galaxy S6 colors will also be four, ...

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    Looks like it is going to be one busy Mobile World Congress: flagships are expected from HTC (the One M9), Samsung (the Galaxy S6 and/or the Galaxy S Edge), and others, including Lenovo's follow-up to the 2014 Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, introduced around the Berlin IFA. Thanks to a Weibo posting, we can both look at what is claimed to be the Lenovo Vibe Z3 Pro, and learn about its tentative specifications. Lenovo will reportedly reduce the size of the phone, from the six-inches of the Z2 Pro, to somewhere around 5.5-inches, on the Vibe Z3 Pro. The smartphone will feature a solid metal frame, ...

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    "Lumia 930, 1520 and Lumia Icon will get “Hey Cortana” voice activation as part of the Lumia Denim update", says the official wording from Microsoft. This feature would basically allow certain Denim-powered phones to be on the lookout for the "Hey Cortana" keyword, which would activate the functionality to further improve the user experience. This is based on chipset features which enable the phone to listen to certain keywords (in this case, "Hey Cortana") in order to trigger a feature. However, in the UK, the O2 Lumia 930 Denim update rollout has begun; strangely, the "Hey Cortana" ...

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    March 1 will be, as we've officially learned yesterday, the date to circle in your calendars for Samsung's special, pre-MWC, Unpacked event. The company is expected to announce its 2015 flagship, the Galaxy S6, but there are two theories at the moment: either the Galaxy S6 will have a Galaxy Note Edge-like curved screen, or the Galaxy S6 will be accompanied by a Galaxy S Edge, as the official invite hints a curved screen. In any case, it is not a good time to lose a senior executive, especially if the person who resigns is head of strategic marketing for the company’s mobile business. ...

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    We've been waiting for the larger iPad -- tentatively named the iPad Pro -- to officially surface for the longest time, and that's not necessarily because we need it, but because the slate has been rumored for more than a year. The last time we heard about it, it had a 12.2-inch screen and we've seen some alleged schematics, and then, more recently, aside from more rumors, we've also seen a render comparing how the tablet would look next to the 12-inch MacBook Air (another device which is in a rumor stage, as Apple currently only has an 11 and a 13-inch MacBook Air). This time we're ...

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    …and that’s not entirely Microsoft’s fault. After watching the Microsoft Windows 10 event I decided to give Windows Phone another shot, for a week. It was either that, or because I missed using the platform; it could have also been because I wanted to see what’s new in Windows Phone 8.1, or that getting an Xbox One for two weeks pushed me to it. So I used Windows Phone exclusively for a week (I still have until Sunday, though it's a pain), on an HTC One M8. I’m putting it back in the drawer and switching back to my previous phone, on another platform. Windows Phone is not good ...

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    Folks, this topic will either become subject to one of the most accurate reports and leaks of the year so far, or it will turn out to be the biggest smoke curtain/rumor fails of 2015. TL;DR: the next Samsung flagship will not pack Qualcomm's latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 810. There were a lot of Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapdragon 810 rumors going on lately, and this one claims that it will simply not happen because Samsung wants to compete, even in the SoC business, with the application processor-maker Qualcomm. According to the report, Samsung will favor its own, in-house, Exynos SoC, and ...

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    LG is consolidating its position on the market mainly due to the fact that the company's recent phones, like the LG G2, G Flex, and G3, have been doing well both in the media, as well as in consumer satisfaction. Reports from Korea cited by DigiTimes reveal that close to 60 million LG smartphones (59,6 million) have been shipped globally in 2014. This figure represents a significant growth over the numbers from 2013, when the South Korean smartphone manufacturer shipped 47,6 million smartphones. This way, LG managed to increase 25.2 percent with regards to shipping smartphones year over ...

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    We recently found out that Motorola is planning on updating all 2013 and 2014 devices to the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, thanks to Motorola’s Luciano Carvalho and one of his social network posts. That "really soon" Carvalho was talking about is happening now for some users in certain regions, as the Moto G Lollipop update process has been commenced. According to a tweet on Motorola Mobility's official account, the Moto G Lollipop update will be rolling out in phases in the US for the second generation Moto G, and in India for both the original Moto G, as well as the second ...

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    The next flagship from HTC is a trending topic as the device is subject to more and more rumors and leaks as we're approaching Mobile World Congress. Just a couple of days ago we've seen images allegedly depicting a prototype HTC One M9 (however, we couldn't verify the veracity of the images), and today, we're looking at some photos of another phone (at least judging by the name) as the HTC One M9 leaked again. What we are looking at here is something which seems to be more close to reality, judging by the prototype number printed on the phone. Whether this will be the final design or ...

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    The OPPO N3 is the natural evolution of the OPPO N1, and, just like in its predecessor's case, the N3's main selling point is the rotating camera. It allows users to use the same imaging system for front and back, and, as you can see in the new OPPO N3 ad below, for snapping stills of subjects above you. Opposed to the N1, the OPPO N3 utilizes a motorized camera, which can be turned automatically by either using a remote, or by swiping the screen in order to change the angle. The swivelling camera uses a 16MP sensor in order to snap stills, and is also equipped with a dual-LED flash. Its ...

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    Not one, but two separate reports are claiming that Samsung will ditch Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor for the upcoming Galaxy S6, because of alleged overhearing issues of the processor that occurred during testing phases. Depending on the report, we would either see no Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S6 this year, or we will see most of the flagships powered by the Exynos chip, and, later, when Qualcomm solves the problem, some Snapdragon-equipped models. However, this year, we've already seen a phone powered by the 810 chip, and it comes from LG, namely the new G Flex 2. According to the ...

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    The HTC One M9 (if the company sticks to the naming convention), or the Hima (if the Hima is indeed the codename for the 2015 flagship), is obviously what we're all looking forward to seeing at HTC's pre-MWC special event on March 1, but, just in case HTC sticks to the 2014 plan (and decides to launch the One M9 at a special event, away from MWC), we should prepare to see some Desire phones, like last year. One of these new Desire phones which stand a great chance at becoming unveiled at Mobile World Congress is the HTC Desire 626 leaked today, and pictured above and below, codenamed A32, ...

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    OPPO's Find 7 (still a powerhouse) and Find 7a were announced in March 2014, which means that it's time for a follow-up soon. MWC could very well be the venue for the OPPO Find 9, but the company has preferred to host its own special events in the past. The OPPO Find 9 leaked today proves that the Chinese phone-maker is working in a follow-up, and, since they like odd numbers, there will be no Find 8, but, instead the Find 9 is up next (with no implications or ties to the screen size). While there is no way in knowing that the picture above really depicts the OPPO Find 9, we'll just play ...

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    If you're running out of battery while in the middle of an important WhatsApp conversation because of all that screen-on time (or simply because you type faster on your computer than on your smartphone), you can take your chats to your computer, with the new WhatsApp Web functionality officially announced today. While all your messages "still live on your phone", as the official blog post states, WhatsApp Web basically mirrors your chats on your computer's browser. However, only Chrome is supported at the moment (with the promise of more browsers to be added soon), but the set-up process ...

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    There was a lot going on in Windows Phone-land (as of January 21, just Windows-land) with Microsoft introducing Windows 10 as a unified platform across different devices with different form factors. However, one of the applications that were missing from the Windows Phone store (which, together with others, made up the so-called "app gap") was Dropbox. Said "app gap" just got smaller as Dropbox for Windows Phone has been officially introduced by the company (those rocking Windows tablets will also be able to grab it). It is a full fledged application on par with its Android and iOS ...

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