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    Here's good news for the Nintendo fans among you. The Japanese company has announced that it will drop its "no smartphone games" policy and will indeed begin developing games for smart devices (including smartphones). Said games would feature well known characters, like Mario, and will be a result of the Nintendo-DeNA partnership announced (DeNA is a mobile content provider from Japan). Nintendo decided to stick with its console games policy, refusing to license its games or characters for smartphones, but, apparently, the Japanese hardware and game-maker has realized that smartphone and ...

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    It was just yesterday that we've seen an alleged high-quality render of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4, and, today, we're getting more press images of the yet unannounced device. It looks like these renders are part of the same set of computer-generated stills, and they show off more angles and details of the 2015 Sony flagship. We're now getting a good look at the entire front and back of the alleged device, but there is also a disclaimer attached, according to which these are neither final press renders nor they depict the final version of the hardware. Instead, these are claimed to be ...

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    Can't get enough of the HTC One M9, or need something to get you through the wait (until our review gets published or you get your hands on one)? Don't worry, HTC's got you covered. The Taiwanese phone maker has published a set of HTC One M9 videos to its YouTube channel, each dealing with a certain aspect of the 2015 flagship. Whether you're interested in the build (chassis, colors), camera performance, or the brand new Sense 7, you will surely find something to get excited about (or something to complain about, or even criticize) in the videos below. And, since we've already mentioned ...

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    Apparently, there will be no Microsoft investment in CyanogenMod, according to a recent Bloomberg report. At the end of January we've heard rumors from the Wall Street Journal that the Windows-maker would invest about $70 million in Cyanogen minority shares. Said rumors claimed that Microsoft would be willing to pay the custom ROM-maker top dollars if Microsoft apps and services would arrive baked into CyanogenMod ROM releases. Now, Bloomberg notes that there will be no Microsoft investment in CyanogenMod after all. However, the Redmond-based company would still reportedly be interested ...

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    HTC's latest and greatest is out, and we're really excited about the latest member of the One family; however, in order to really form a proper opinion, we'll have to wait and see how it will perform in our review labs, once we get it. Until then you can check out our MWC 2015 videos and coverage of the One M9, to get you through the wait. And, talking about waiting, those of you who live in Taiwan are lucky to be able to grab the phone, as the HTC One M9 sales will commence on March 16, Monday. Future owners will be able to choose from three color options (dual-tone silver and rose gold, ...

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    Remember we told you about a certain VAIO phone, not made by Sony, expected for CES? It didn't show up at CES, and it didn't show up at MWC either, but it is now official in Japan. To put things in context, Sony has sold off its VAIO division, and, apparently, the new owners are using the brand for a smartphone as well. The VAIO smartphone should go live on March 20 in Japan, through b-mobile, with a 1.2GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, five-inch 720p display, 13MP camera and Android 5.0. However, the VAIO phone apparently not only looks identical to the Panasonic Eluga U2, but it also packs the ...

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    Among the first devices to sport a Tegra K1 chipset, the Xiaomi Mi Pad is old news, as the tablet is almost one year old. Some might have considered it to be an iPad ripoff when it was introduced last May, but then again, the Nokia N1 also looks like it was built using the iPad blueprints. Xiaomi decided to bring the Mi Pad to India; the company tweet announced the availability at Rs. 12,999 (about $210), with a date of March 24 for its availability. No registration is required and the slate will be available through Flipkart. As far as the internals are concerned, we're looking at ...

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    Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Blue Topaz (for the S6)/Green Emerald (for the S6 Edge), and Black Sapphire were the official colors announced for the brand new Samsung Galaxy S6. If you somehow managed to miss all of our coverage regarding Samsung's latest and greatest, you should go check it out, as we're very excited about this particular generation of Galaxy S-phones. Samsung has been known for adding different color variants later down the road, and this by itself is not major news. However, Samsung's UK page lists a fifth color, a brown variant (copper, bronze, you name it), which might ...

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    Sony took its time with the Xperia Z3 Lollipop update, and, while it's still not officially out, those rocking the flagship will be able to hopefully get the latest from Google starting next week. The Xperia M4 Aqua we've recently seen at the 2015 MWC comes with Lollipop out of the box, and, according to not one, but two different localized Sony Mobile outlets, next week is the week for the Xperia Z3 Lollipop update. Initially, Sony Mobile Indonesia announced that week 12 (next week), should be the one to look out for, and now Sony Mobile France is saying the same thing, which comes as a ...

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    Tomorrow, March 12, is when you will finally be able to officially secure your own Motorola-made Google Nexus 6, if you are a Verizon Wireless customer. March 12 is the day when pre-orders begin, but the phone will reach brick-and-mortar stores one week later, on March 19. As far as pricing is concerned, the Verizon Nexus 6 will go for $249.99 with new two-year activation or $27.08 per month for 24 months with Verizon Edge. Better late than never, as the saying goes, and, while we're positive you already know everything about the Nexus 6, here's a reminder. The phone packs a six-inch ...

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    The Nexus 6 Android 5.1 Lollipop update wasn't the only bit of information that Sprint shared today. Those of you rocking the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sprint's network should prepare to finally receive their Android 5.0 Lollipop refresh, according to the carrier. The official wording says that the update is rolling out to customers now, but it might take a little until it reaches your phone. However, that's not an excuse for not checking for its existence manually. As far as the update is concerned, you should expect Lollipop in its full glory (plus TouchWiz), which means Material Design, ...

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    If you're an iOS user on your iPhone, chances are that you've probably tried to find an alternative to iOS Maps. Whether that's Google Maps or another alternative is not really the question here, but you should give Nokia's HERE Maps a try, as it is now available, again, in the iTunes App Store, and Nokia claims the software team has fixed all the issues that stopped you from using the app when it was initially available. The mapping solution is very popular (for obvious reasons) on Windows Phones, and it is already powering over four million devices as a result of Android installs from ...

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    After making a great appearance at the Mobile World Congress, with its eye-catching Galaxy S6, and S6 Edge smartphones, Samsung will head over to Germany, for the upcoming CeBIT, where the South Koreans will show off the follow-up to last year's super ruggedized Galaxy Xcover 2. Being a ruggedized phone, the new Galaxy Xcover 3 is built to adhere to Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G, more here) which basically allows the phone to survive all sorts of abuses from both the user, and weather conditions, being water and dustproof in addition to taking falls and hits like a champ. In ...

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    Android 5.1 has been just recently announced, and, while factory images for some Nexus devices have already popped up, the Nexus 6 was not on the list. However, it looks like you don't have to wait any longer, as, apparently, Sprint is preparing to push out the refresh to Nexus 6 devices on its network today. The build number listed in the Sprint support document is LMY47D, and it constitutes the Nexus 6 Android 5.1 update. Release date is set for today, and it should bring you Google's latest and greatest, with some of the improvements we've heard with the occasion of the announcement ...

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    The HTC One M8 was one of the top Android phones of 2014 (and it still is a notable device if you're not looking to buy the latest and greatest). However, if you think it's time to upgrade, HTC has got you covered with the brand new HTC One M9, a step-up in every aspect from the 2014 model. The differences, as you will see in our HTC One M9 vs HTC One M8 video comparison below, are apparent from the second you lay your hands on the One M9. It's a lot less slippery than its predecessor, because HTC decided to go with a much stickier finish in order to avoid accidental drops. Just like the ...

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    If you thought that the HTC One M9 was the only thing the Taiwanese company was preparing for MWC 2015, you were wrong. Enter the HTC Grip, the company's take on a fitness tracker, powered by UA Record, and Under Armour. Accurate tracking is the keyword HTC uses in describing the functionalities of the product, and also setting it aside from competitors. It supports a range of sports and activities, while being also a training companion and trainer combination that allows the user to set goals, and then strive to achieve them. The waterproof build houses an eight-inch PMOLED mono flexible ...

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    Barcelona is a tad colder this time around than last year. Maybe it's the weather, or the fact that we can't wait to see all the goodies the companies have in store for us. This year's MWC 2015 team has set a solid foot on the ground, with Michael Fisher, Jaime Rivera, and myself getting ready to bring you our usual coverage from the show floor. That, as always consists of hands-on, comparison, and feature videos, podcasts, bloopers, all the juicy stuff you've grown to love, helped by our news team back at home keeping you up to date with everything that's going on. Alcatel OneTouch, ASUS, ...

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    If the way you're grabbing screenshots from your Xbox One currently resembles the way you did it (the media, and everyone else) in the early Windows Phone 7 days (with a camera pointed at your screen), you should be happy to find out that those days are over. The ability to take Xbox One screenshots will be just one of the many new goodies and improvements Microsoft will send to your console next month, as part of the March update. The February update was no slouch either, but there's really "big stuff" coming, aside from Xbox One screenshots (double tap the X button on your controller and ...

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    If you're an iPhone or iPad user and the cloud storage solution of your choice is Dropbox, you should go ahead and update your client to the latest one available. Your iTunes Store app will notify you of the new version, but if you don't have Dropbox installed, you can grab the newest version from the source link below. Aside from the usual bug fixes and various improvements, with the latest Dropbox update, your uploads become even easier. The app now supports a new Action Extension for iOS 8 devices which allows you to save files straight to Dropbox from within your favorite apps. This ...

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    On January 14, about a month ago, Samsung decided to make its first Tizen-powered smartphone official. The phone with a four-inch WVGA screen and a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor was only announced for India, initially, and according to industry sources cited by Business Korea, its market performance is better than expected. More than 100,000 units have been sold (the source mentions "people who chose" the phone, so we're quite sure we're looking at sales, not units shipped) since its debut, in India. In Bangladesh, since its February 3 availability, 20,000 units reached their owners, for a ...

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    At the end of last year, Google announced the expansion of the Android One initiative; emerging markets were added, like Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and now, the Mountain View-based company announces Android One-based devices for Philippines, the sixth market to join the Android One club, in addition to the aforementioned, India, and Indonesia. Google's main partners in bringing Android One to Philippines are local retailers Cherry Mobile and MyPhone, and the phones will be named Cherry One and MyPhone Uno. Android Lollipop will be powering these two devices out of the box, and, to ...

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    When it comes to HTC, the upcoming One M9 -- branding recently confirmed -- takes all the headlines in terms of leaked looks, specs, etc., at least until March 1, when the device will become official. Whether it will have a 1080p sibling or the M9 itself will be 1080p is yet unknown, but a set of HTC One M8i specs have been leaked, bringing back last year's flagship to our attention. Upleaks mentions this particular M8 variant, the M8i, which would be exactly identical to the HTC One M8, with just a couple of changes. While measuring and weighing (probably looking too) identical to the M8, ...

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    We've been hearing various Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating reports. If these were only tied to Samsung -- remember, Samsung is reportedly ditching Qualcomm because of this purported issue -- we'd understand that the South Korean giant is bringing an excuse in order to push its own processors (as Samsung reportedly wants to enter the SoC game). However, according to a recent report, it looks like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is actually running cooler than its 801 predecessor. The test setup includes a device available on the market running Snapdragon 801 on Full HD display, and a ...

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    Introduction and disclaimer If you are a first time reader of our website you should know that here at Pocketnow we focus mostly on mobile technology. We're well equipped to do that, and we like to think that we're knowledgeable enough to opine on smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories, and everything else we deal with as our main scope of coverage, every day, day after day, for 15 years. However, right from the beginning, we have to confess that we're not equally geared up to review headphones, so don't expect to see in-depth frequency analysis, oscilloscope snaps, or other ...

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    Sony has recently launched the mid-range Xperia E4, a smartphone powered by a MediaTek SoC. The company has announced MediaTek-powered phones in the past as well, like the Xperia C, but according to a recent report, the company will release smartphones powered by MediaTek more often in the future. More MediaTek Sony smartphones are coming in 2015: entry-level and mid-range Sony smartphones will rely on MediaTek chips, claim "ources at Taiwan's handset supply chain" cited by DigiTimes. While the 3G Sony Xperia E4 might be just the first of many this year, said sources claim that 4G phones ...

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