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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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    We've seen some Galaxy S IV renders of suspicious origin, we've seen some hard-to-make-out shots of hardware, but tonight we get what may be the best preview of Samsung's new flagship to date, upon a pair of renders leaking of the Galaxy S IV. These come from evleaks, who has been a very high-quality source of leaked material for unreleased phones in the past, so you should be paying close attention to what we've got here. Especially in the comparison shot with other Galaxy S models above, it's clear that this image of the Galaxy S IV isn't quite of the same quality as those other renders, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily was we talk about the White House's recent decision to figure out a way to legalize carrier unlocks. Then we move to Microsoft as a new job posting hints to the next versions of Windows Phone 8 to come. We later talk a ton about Samsung, starting with the Galaxy Note 8.0 being spotted in black. We later talk about the recent video discovered where you can unlock any of the newer Galaxy S smartphones with a tweak in the emergency dialer. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy S 4 leaks of possible eye-control. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    One recurring series of rumors concerning Samsung's Galaxy S IV is that the smartphone might feature some unusual way to interact with the handset. We've already looked at the ideas of both a camera-based gesture control interface, as well as a capacitive "floating touch" system. Today, we get to check out another rumor along those lines, this time suggesting that the GS4 might follow eye movements in order to control scrolling. The New York Times reports hearing from a source about a supposed Galaxy S IV encounter, where the source describes seeing this eye-scrolling feature in place. ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S IV is going to be a smash hit. It would take a huge leap of imagination for me to envision a set of circumstances that would torpedo this new, destined-for-greatness device, and in the post-MWC lull, I just don't have that much brain power. Whether it's a brilliant re-imagining of the Galaxy S line or a warmed-over rehash of the S3, this smartphone will succeed. That's my prediction. (You may now proceed to the comments to brand me a Samsung fanboy.) But success isn't just a measure of sell-through and mindshare. It is, at least in part, a reflection of how much ...

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    We've got ten days to go until Samsung finally shares the Galaxy S IV with the world, and Samsung, not content to leave us anxiously awaiting the launch all alone, has a new teaser video out to help whet our appetites. Last week we were talking about some comments from one of Apple's old ad guys, who said that Apple was losing ground to companies like Samsung that made their commercials just as much about people, as opposed to mainly about products. That seems like an apt assessment to keep in mind now, as Samsung's new teaser invites us to meet Jeremy, the little boy tasked with ...

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    Samsung is set to unveil its flagship for this year, the Galaxy S4, on March 14, as part of a special Unpacked event in New York, as well as with some Times Square action on the same day. Last year's flagship made its way to US carriers alright but we hope the S4 will be there even faster. A certain SCH-i959 popped up in benchmarks (the Verizon S III was the SCH-i535, though this model is reportedly going to China Telecom, replacing the S III there running by the model number SCH-i939). We've got a whopping score of 26,250 (and it is surely not final software) and the rest of the specs ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's public Unpacked Event to happen in Times Square, New York. Then we talk about the HTC One winning the MWC 2013 award for best mobile device. Then we talk about HTC Sense 5 and which devices will get it soon. Microsoft is next as we talk about the live tile issues on Windows Phone 7.8. We then end today's show talking about our MWC 2013 wrap-up. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Announces Public Unpacked Experience in Times Square - HTC One Scores MWC Mobile Device Award - HTC Confirms Sense 5 Updates  - Microsoft ...

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    While the Galaxy S IV didn't make an appearance at the Mobile World Congress, that didn't stop Samsung from using the phone's forthcoming launch to steal a little bit of thunder from the smartphones that did make the trip to Barcelona, using the event to begin distribution of invitations to its next Unpacked event, scheduled for March 14. Between outright saying that the event will feature "the next Galaxy" model, and some coy use of the numeral 4, it doesn't take a genius to work out what Samsung plans to reveal. While we'll be on-site for the private press event, Android fans in New York ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 as they've not got both a retail price and a release date. Then we talk about Windows Phone 8, and how it seems that history won't repeat itself when it comes to software updates. Then it's some MWC oddities as we visit the NWC Medias W dual-screen Android smartphone. Samsung's new wallet service is next, even though it looks exactly like Apple's passbook. We end today talking about the Galaxy S IV and the processor selection we'll get when released. All this and more after the break. Stories: - MWC 2013 News and ...

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    Wouldn't it figure; we just get done giving you a summary of what to expect from Samsung's Galaxy S IV when a new rumors comes our way, causing us to (once again) question what Samsung's preparing. Like so many of the phone's rumors lately, this one is looking at the choice of SoC Samsung uses in these handsets, and attempts to throw Exynos chips back in the running. To recap, at first everyone was talking about the GS4 being powered by Exynos chips, and the Exynos 5 Octa in specific. Then we saw a number of benchmark results turn up that appeared to suggest we were looking at handsets ...

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    MWC had a lot to offer this year, and while we didn't get any big news of things like a PureView Lumia, we got to check out a lot of interesting hardware. One hugely anticipated phone we knew wouldn't be making an appearance was Samsung's Galaxy S IV, but now that the MWC is wrapping-up, our attention moves back to this Android flagship. Sometimes it seems like those of us covering the smartphone world live in a constant state of anticipation; if we're not counting the days until a trade show or press event, we're looking for rumors detailing just when the next big news might finally ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all of our MWC 2013 coverage, which includes the newly-launched Galaxy Note 8. Then we move to Samsung's new HomeSync Android device and what it means to Galaxy devices. We later talk about Nokia and their new Lumia devices, which sadly underwhelm. Then it's HP talk, as they've now launched a new HP Slate 7 Android tablet, to the surprise of everyone. We end today's show talking about Samsung's press invites for their Unpacked Galaxy S IV announcement. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Complete MWC Hands-on coverage - Samsung ...

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    Have you noticed that those who are absent at a party are always the most talked about? It's not always because they're necessarily missed, but people will most likely remember those who didn't attend more than those who did. Samsung is definitely not absent from MWC 2013, but their strategy has changed dramatically. Two years ago MWC was Samsung's show floor for unveiling their most compelling smartphones of the year. Some would even argue that they owned the trade show each time, with enough popularity to serve them well in order to build enough buzz around their now-praised Galaxy ...

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    We've been talking a lot about Samsung's Galaxy S IV over the past weeks and months, and so far that's largely all been the stuff of rumors. Sure, there have been benchmarks, and maybe even a few camera samples, but the lion's share of the news surrounding the handset has been composed of rumors and speculation. Well, as we start to get into the home stretch now, some of those rumors are finally starting to become fact, and Samsung has now confirmed the latest one to discuss just when the phone could be announced, distributing invitations for an Unpacked event on March 14. While we were ...

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    Samsung may not be planning to show the Galaxy S IV at the MWC this week, but that's not stopping the info from flowing. A spate of new rumors attempts to detail the phone's hardware specs, especially when it comes to its screen. While we had heard that Samsung was producing a 4.99-inch 1080p AMOLED display for the phone, new rumors suggest that production problems have forced the company to scrap that plan, and it will go with a SoLux LCD panel of the same dimensions and resolution, instead. Additional information attempts to confirm the presence of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, which we had ...

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