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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 on AT&T. We later move to some Nokia news as internal documents show us a worried company on the future of their choice for mobile OS. Then it's Motorola X Phone rumors as NXT rings a bell as a possible name for their next smartphone. Then we talk about the Google patents we discovered recently that allow you to use the back of a phone for navigation purposes. We end today's news talking about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 leaked photos and our thoughts on their possibility. All this and more after the break. ...

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    It's been one week since Samsung released its first teaser video for the Galaxy S IV, and a lot's happened since then. A couple days later, we saw some screenshots leak, attempting to confirm new GS4 features, and earlier today we got what might be the first real looks at the hardware itself. We knew from that first video that Samsung would be planning a follow-up, and today, with only three days to go until the company's launch event, Samsung follows up with the next installment. Once again, we don't get much in the way of info on the phone itself, besides some commentary from young ...

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    Update: Looking at the texture on the front and back of the device (visible on most pictures but especially on the last two images below), it appears to be the exact same pattern used by Samsung in its press invite for the event, lending more credence to these images. Update 2: According to the comments below it appears that some people have actually seen the alleged Galaxy S IV in the wild and confirm the looks are the same as depicted in the images. One of the things that many people expect from the next Samsung Galaxy S IV is a new design. Samsung overused the aspect of the S III ...

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    Despite my calendar telling me we're supposed to be entering the Spring season, outside my office window Nature has deposited a thick, dense layer of snow atop all of Greater Boston. As my BlackBerry will tell you, I've already had quite enough of the frozen menace this year, and the constant exposure to its numbing cold has me thinking morbid thoughts this Friday afternoon. Specifically, I'm thinking about death, and how it relates to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Every time a new smartphone comes up for announcement, the media's focus -and the consumers'- swings instantly to the hip, new, ...

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    As Samsung's first 1080p smartphone, so many of the rumors surrounding the Galaxy S IV have concerned themselves with the handset's display. We've heard both that it might be an AMOLED or LCD component, as well as about the possibility for some enhanced touch sensitivity. We return to both of those today, as we move into the last week before the phone's launch with updates on display rumors. Once again, we're back to the idea that the GS4 will use an AMOLED screen, though not just any AMOLED panel. Supposedly, the display will use new green PHOLED technology, which uses phosphorescence ...

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    Wireless charging is an inevitable evolution whether you like it or not and companies like Nokia, LG and HTC, have already identified a market niche -- or acknowledged the trend -- offering wireless charging solution in some of their flagship phones. According to the rumor mill Samsung and Apple will jump on the wireless charging bandwagon, of course, each with its own take. Unnamed sources claim that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV will support QI standard wireless charging, however, with a twist: it will not be there out of the box but could be enabled by purchasing a special, official ...

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    One of the most anticipated -- if not the most anticipated -- Android phone releases of the year is about to happen in exactly one week: Samsung is going to unveil the latest member of their Galaxy family, the follow-up to last year's successful Galaxy S III, their flagship for this year, the Galaxy S IV. There have been, as usual, lots of rumors and speculation surrounding the phone with the occasional leaks, legit or faked, but we never really sat down together to tell you what it is that we are expecting from Samsung. Is it the looks? Is it the specs? Is it the software features? Or a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the BlackBerry Z10 making its way to AT&T and T-Mobile. Then we go through HTC's quarter results and their new talks about how great the microphone is on their new HTC One. Then we talk about Apple's patents regarding a new home button and yes, even a stylus. We later move to Samsung territory and cover the Galaxy Note III display rumors. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy S 5 and all the recent leaks thanks to some screenshots. All this and more after the break. Stories: - BlackBerry Z10 Coming To AT&T On March 15? - HTC ...

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    Ever recorded a 90-minute podcast full of Skype-related artifacts and drop-outs, only to find once you wrap it up that you used the wrong mic? If so, you know the pain we've experienced cutting together today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Sorry for the levels on this one, folks; it's unfortunate, and we've done all we can to normalize them, but you're probably going to be twisting your volume knob an awful lot over the course of this here episode. On the bright side, if you manage to endure, you'll be treated to some excellent discussion on everything from Galaxy S IV leaks to ...

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    Overnight, we had the chance to look at a few screenshots apparently grabbed from a Galaxy S IV, managing to reveal a few new features, like the camera-controlled scrolling we heard rumored. We could also glean a little bit of info about the hardware from these shots, like the fact that their larger-than-720p nature seemed to be evidence in favor of a 1080p display. Now we've got some more screenshots to add to that collection, and this time they give us more direct insight into the GS4's hardware, confirming the 1080p screen and offering some details on the SoC. Sure enough, we get the ...

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    Eye-controlled scrolling is just one of the recent rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S IV, to be unveiled next week at the special Unpacked event in New York on the 14th. As a logical and normal evolution of last year's Smart stay, these features seem to be confirmed by alleged Galaxy S IV screenshots above and below. Part of the Smart screen options, joining Smart stay and Smart rotation already present on 2012 devices, is Smart scroll and Smart pause. The first enables automatic scrolling upon detection of eyes on screen while the second, as described above, seems to pause video ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all the controversy regarding the leaked Galaxy S 4 Photos, which turned out to be fake. Then we move over to LG since their new Optimus G Pro Quick Covers do a better job than the flip covers on the Galaxy S III. Verizon is next as we talk about their plans to phase-out CDMA and go fully LTE aside from dropping fees in the process. Then we talk about Apple and the possible release dates for the iPad 5, iPad mini 2 and iPhone 5S. We end today's show talking about Nokia's new plan to convince Instagram to join Windows Phone. All this and more ...

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    Samsung sure has a way it likes building phones, and despite how much we sometimes wish that it would mix things up a little, it looks like the company has no intention of straying from its course. As we wonder more and more about how the Galaxy S IV will appear, Samsung Executive VP Y.H. Lee spoke to CNET about why the company chooses to work with the materials it does, and why that means a lot of plastic. Even though aesthetics absolutely matter to Samsung, manufacturing concerns play a large role in the company's decisions over materials, and it needs to consider the impact that any ...

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    Last night, evleaks released some new images purporting to be renders of the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Given his track record, we were hoping that these might be the first legit pictures of the new smartphone to surface. Since those were first released, however, a bit of a controversy has stirred up, with the apparent source of the imagery now speaking out  and claiming they're just mock-ups from a web designer. Mobile phone retailer Expansys has taken to Twitter to explain that it was the company behind these graphics, having prepared them for its own site. As evidence, the company offers ...

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    With less than ten days to go until the Samsung Unpacked event on the 14th of this month in New York, where the South Korean company is expected to unveil its Android flagship for this year, rumors and leaks are piling up, all trying to depict or predict one or more aspects of the Galaxy S4. We've seen some alleged renders of the phone as well as purported benchmark results aside from speculation regarding eye-controlled scrolling. A recent AnTuTu benchmark results claims that the Galaxy S4 (or S IV) will pack an eight-core Exynos 5410 SoC running at 1.8GHz (aided by the PowerVR SGX 544MP ...

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