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    October's been a surprisingly busy month for product launches this year, and as we get ready to call it a wrap and move onward to November, it feels appropriate to look back and check it with some of those new products as they get ready to make their retail debuts. One of the more unusual devices we saw announced was the RE camera from HTC, its screen-less handheld shooter. Pre-orders have opened by now on HTC's own website as well as with retailer Best Buy, but no official release date has been given. At least, not publicly, but an email update headed out to pre-order customers might have ...

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    Last week, Amazon shared its most recent financial data with investors, reporting a sizable quarterly loss that was in no way helped out by disappointing Fire Phone sales. In fact, unsold Fire Phone inventory was practically piling up in the company's warehouses, a situation that cost Amazon to the tune of $170 million. Now Amazon's Senior Vice President of Devices David Limp is speaking up about what went wrong with the Fire Phone, and he's come to the same realization it seems like we've been shouting all along: the Fire Phone was priced way too high. As Limp describes it, “I think ...

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    We just can't catch a break around these parts, with almost every single day of the week having been dominated with new product announcements. We've had the DROID Turbo, Oppo N3, Oppo R5, and Microsoft Band go official so far, and now we're getting our next major official news tidbit of the week: the impressively-thin Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 are now officially official. The two phones offer a "refined, trendy design," harkening to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha with the use of a premium-looking metal unibody. They're available in a variety of colors as well, supporting Samsung's "optimized for ...

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    There's a big power shift going on right now in the smartphone market, as once-giants start to see their sales slip from between their fingers and previously second-string players step up to play with the big boys. New analyst reports on global smartphone shipments reveal some incredible growth from Xiaomi, blowing past the competition to land at the number three spot, behind only Samsung and Apple. Unsurprisingly, it's sales in Asia that are driving Xiaomi's success, where phones like the Mi4 are being eagerly snapped-up by shoppers looking for a great value. In the Mi4, they find a ...

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    This year has already brought us some smartphones with stupifingly tiny bezels, giving us phones that appear more like a screen floating in our hands than bulky handsets of yore; look no further than that surprisingly compelling Sharp Aquos Crystal. Other manufacturers are similarly interested in pushing boundaries (no pun intended) with bezels, working our way down to zero. The latest to share news of a component that hopes to make thick bezels a thing of the past is LG, with a 5.3-inch 1080p panel featuring what it calls the world's thinnest bezels. The LG screen's bezels measure a scant ...

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    Samsung's new Gear S smartwatch bucks trends in more ways than one, giving users not just a curved wrist-hugging display, but also a wearable with integrated cellular connectivity. We saw the smartwatch launch back around IFA-time, and a few weeks later we started picking up on news about the model's path towards a US release. What we didn't have, though, were a lot of details, including pricing and specific timing. Today our answers begin to pour in, and both AT&T and T-Mobile are talking about getting Gear S sales started early next month. AT&T will be first out of the gate, ...

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    A little over a month ago, we got what sure seemed to be an early look at a new flavor for the Moto 360, as Motorola was spotted showing off a 360 with an unmistakable golden tinge to its metal body. When confronted about the pic, Motorola removed the image from its servers, and while the company remained cagey about its ultimate intentions for a golden 360, acknowledged that it liked to experiment with different materials and confirmed that new styles for the Moto 360 would be available in the future. We've yet to see that golden 360 go official, but it sure came close earlier today, as ...

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    Yesterday we saw Google begin accepting pre-orders for the Nexus 6 through the Play Store – or, at least, we assume that's what happened, because as soon as we had the chance to check things out, Google was already reporting that all configurations of Nexus 6 hardware were out of inventory, no longer available for pre-order. Just how could Google have such very, very low stocks at its disposal that the pre-orders couldn't even last through half a day? As it turns out, there might be a very good reason why the Nexus 6 has proven so difficult to order through the Play Store, and it could ...

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    When we first caught wind of the news, we nearly didn't believe it: how could Lenovo purchase Motorola? This was a company that Google had only just taken under its wing, and following the strong reception of models like the Moto X and Moto G, we were feeling extremely optimistic about what might be possible from a Google-owned Motorola. But then on one cold day in late January the rumor landed that a deal to sell control of Motorola to Lenovo was in the late stages of negotiation, and just hours later Google made it official: Lenovo was buying Motorola – Motorola Mobility, if we're ...

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    T-Mobile's been in a bit of a drought when it comes to high-end Windows Phones, but that may be due to end soon – one of the highest-end phones on the market available in the Windows flavor is HTC's One M8 for Windows, and it's slated to be arriving at the nation's fourth-largest carrier's doorstep. New word has arrived through a carrier leak of the T-Mobile HTC One M8 for Windows's launch date. According to this leaked info, you'll be able to buy the One M8 for Windows on T-Mo on November 9, just a few short days after it's supposed to launch on AT&T as well. Sure, the phone may be ...

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    It seems this is the year wearables finally take flight – Apple has one, Samsung has a bunch, LG has a couple, Pebble has two, Motorola has one, and the list goes on and on. Microsoft has given us a jolt this evening with the unexpected announcement of a new fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, along with a wellness monitoring service dubbed Microsoft Health. The device has ten sensors to measure things such as heart rate and the ultraviolet index, along with stress levels and more. It can also last 48 hours with just one charge. Both of these things haven't quite been matched by ...

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    So far this season, the quarterly earnings reports from some of the big players in smartphones have amounted to a mixed bag of success: Apple and Microsoft have done quite well for themselves, while companies like Sony and newcomer Amazon have struggled. Today the latest figures from one of these manufacturers are in, and now it's LG's turn to share news of its own smartphone sales – and the company has manged to break a few of its own records in the process. LG Electronics is a multi-headed giant, but the branch we're most interested in is the LG Mobile Communications Company. This past ...

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    The entertainment industry's got a bit of a love/hate relationship with tech. While the rise of portable devices, higher-than-ever internet speeds, and ubiquitous connectivity, it's become incredibly easy these companies to sell you content. Suddenly feel the urge to watch Caddyshack? Hop on a service like Google Play Movies, and you're just a tap or two away from a streaming copy. But that same tech also makes it easy for pirates to capture and distribute extremely high-quality copies of the same media. As such, media companies have taken a hard-line stance against tech they view as ...

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    Google Wallet has found itself in the news a bunch lately, but more as a secondary player in stories than the primary focus. Instead, it's been Apple Pay taking the spotlight, and when retailers reacted to the launch of Apple's mobile payment service by shutting off the NFC readers at their POS terminals, Google Wallet ended up suffering collateral damage. It's almost an indignity to Google's service that its use was just as much in violation of agreements between merchants and MCX, yet Wallet had been operational for years without anyone batting an eyelash – and it took the arrival of ...

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