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    We really like the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. It crams flagship specs into a pint-sized body, and that makes us miss the phone for the most part, so when it goes on sale for a ridiculous price we find it hard to pass up. Check below to see where and how you can get in on this Sony Xperia Z1 Compact deal. The phone features some impressive specs, as mentioned earlier. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2 GHz SoC makes up the brains, while the display is a 4.3-inch 720p unit. There's also a powerful 20.7 MP rear camera, while a 2 MP front-facer rounds out the camera. There are 2GB of RAM and ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    In a world of cookie-cutter designs, the Dot View case for HTC's One M8 is a breath of fresh air. Sure, we had a few issues with the way HTC manufactured this accessory, not to mention the steep price, but it's difficult to deny how eye-catching it is, and how useful the notifications it delivers can be. Today HTC drops an update for the case's corresponding Dot View app, adding a few new options that should hopefully make the accessory even more fun to use. The big one here is personalization: HTC now lets users choose between a number of themes – background images that act as special ...

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    Late last month, a couple images arrived of front panels for Sony smartphones that were supposed to be the upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. And maybe they were, we noted at the time, but there just wasn't much to see, and certainly not much that screamed “Z3.” Well, today a whole new series of images has hit our desk, and not only do they appear to show the larger of those two handsets fully assembled and functional, but also provide enough new info to really start convincing us that this could be the Z3. The hardware – at least what we're able to make out – appears to be a match ...

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    Earlier this week we saw AT&T join the growing list of carriers announcing their plans for the start of LG G3 sales, and just like it told us would happen, the phone's available in the company's retail stores as of today – no surprise there. Over at Sprint, though, users were supposed to still have a little bit of a wait on their hands: pre-orders were set to begin today, but the phone itself wasn't scheduled to arrive until next Wednesday, July 16. Well, apparently Sprint didn't feel like being late to the party after all, and has gone ahead with making the G3 available at retail as ...

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    We've been anticipating the arrival of Tizen-running commercial smartphones for more than two years by this point. Finally it looked like things were starting to happen earlier this year, but then carriers seemed to get cold feet. Eventually Samsung put the rumors to rest and announced the Samsung Z last month; end of the story, right? If only it were that simple. Even with this model now confirmed, Tizen can't seem to shake this history of delays, and now issues are interfering with plans for the Z's Russian launch. Moscow was expected to see its own Samsung Z launch event this week at a ...

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    Looking forward to Apple's iWatch? Sure, just you and a couple billion other iOS fans who have so far been eyeing all this Android Wear business this summer with thoughts of “just wait; you'll see.” And based on the rumors we've heard so far, the iWatch really is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with, not just with some very premium hardware but also deep OS-level integration with Apple's other mobile devices. We've been hoping to see the iWatch arrive sometime this fall, with reports leaning towards availability maybe sometime in October, following production hitting full-blast ...

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    Samsung's already delivered an upgraded version of its Galaxy S5 flagship in the form of the GS5 LTE-A edition, a model so far constrained to South Korea that boosts the phone's display up to a quad HD panel while also swapping in a Snapdragon 805 for a little performance kick and support for those titular LTE-A bands. Lately, though, we've been looking for LG to do something like that of its own – not with the quad HD update, sure, since the G3 is already sporting a crazy high-res screen, but with those same LTE-A and Snapdragon 805 upgrades. While that's so far been driven by rumors, ...

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    Some of the biggest smartphone markets today are over in Asia, with both China and India becoming hotspots for OEM advertising as of late. To that end, it doesn't surprise us in the least to see the HTC One E8 Indian launch, along with the same for the Desire 616. The One E8 is the higher-end of the two, coming in with premium specs quite similar to what can be found on the One M8. It has a 5-inch 1080p display (with 441 pixels per inch), 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage (with microSD expansion up to 128GB). The E8 also has a 13 MP rear ...

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    One of the things Google has been really good about is bringing apps over to iOS. Every major app, including Maps, Hangouts, and the Search app (with Now) has made its way over to iOS -- and now, the latest new Google iOS apps are AdWords Express and YouTube Creator Studio. Both apps aren't exactly targeted at the average user, especially the former, AdWords Express. AdWords users can check clicks on an ad campaign along with additional details to gauge effectiveness on the fly. The app also supports serving notifications, so those of you who constantly need to stay on top of your ads can ...

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    Verizon may have just started pre-orders of its G3, but T-Mobile customers have received what looks to be a better deal. And no, we're not referring to the carrier's Open Beta sweepstakes promotion either -- customers who ponied up cash for T-Mobile LG G3 pre-orders are now seeing their units arrive at their doorsteps. The T-Mobile G3 variant offers zero branding beyond LG's own inclusions other than a fairly minimal "T-Mobile" at the bottom of the back side. The box also doesn't have any immediately conspicuous carrier tramp stamps, though those are definitely buried within the ...

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    Yesterday Samsung brought us news that something was about to happen with its Exynos lineup of SoCs. We popped-on our speculation caps (patent pending) and took a few stabs at working out what Samsung might have in store for us today. Some new low-power offerings? News about 64-bit components? As it turns out, all those guesses missed the mark, but what we got is still pretty noteworthy in its own right, as Samsung unveils its Exynos ModAP chip with integrated LTE radio. Remember all the multiple hardware configurations we've come to expect from Samsung phones, with a few key version ...

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    It's been exposed as of late that benchmarks are anything but reliable. Many Android OEMs have included software to ramp up CPU clock speed when benchmarks are detected, and other dirty tactics have been used as well. The GameBench app, recently launched to the Play Store, looks to be "uncheatable" -- that is, OEMs shouldn't be able to trick the software. Unlike some other benchmarks which are foreground-centric, GameBench runs in the background while you play games. It will monitor items like frame rate and battery drain to compile all of the information into one rating. A cloud-based ...

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    Back in March, OnePlus gave us hope that the company's One might be the next Moto X of sorts, giving users a fair degree of customization through some alternate backplates featuring (for phones, at least) pretty exotic materials. Sure, the sandstone finish on currently available One handsets isn't real sandstone, but a few of the others OnePlus teased as part of its StyleSwap offerings were going to be the real deal: bamboo, Kevlar, and even denim. Only problem is, we've yet to see them arrive. Well, at least one could be right around the corner, as OnePlus drops a new teaser. Considering ...

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    Microsoft has done a decent job in growing Windows Phone into the third largest smartphone operating system. Yes, if we compared it in numbers against Android and iOS, there is still a lot of growing to do, but with all the improvements we se on Windows Phone 8.1, that should only be a matter of time. If you're curious to know in which countries Windows Phone excels in the most, the results are in. AdDuplex is usually in charge of providing monthly stats of how specific Windows Phone devices are doing in certain markets. In this occasion, the company decided to use their ad-based metric ...

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