Posts tagged with: Rumor
  • by | March 20, 2014 8:22 PM

    All eyes were fixated on Samsung at Mobile World Congress. It had littered the streets of Barcelona with giant ads, teasing they typical "next big thing" with the predicted number 5. The existence of the Galaxy S 5 was no secret, even if its actual appearance wasn't known to us until just hours before the announcement. (We live in a sad world where not knowing every last detail about a phone before it's announced is abnormal.) But the phone Samsung announced was not at all what we were expecting. It's wasn't the super progressive, innovative handset that would put the final nail in the ...

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  • by | March 17, 2014 8:21 PM

    Apple has a handful of devices rumored to launch this year, such as the wrist-mounted iWatch and the notably larger version of its popular iPad brand, the so-called iPad Pro. Reportedly, the iPad Pro will be a scaled-up version of the existing iPad Air with a 12.9-inch display. It's rumored to come in two models: one 2K and the other 4K. There is also some speculation as to which of Apple's operating systems the Pro tablet would run – Mac OS, iOS, or some crazy hybrid of both. The tablet was expected to launch in the fall of 2014. But a more recent report from DigiTimes suggests the ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 7:37 AM

    Many of us were expecting MWC 2014 to be full of the innovations that we didn't get. Smartphones with 2K displays, and significant camera improvements were just some of the things we predicted, and no company delivered. By contrast, the only company that has teased these features on an upcoming handset is Oppo with its Find 7, and a new rumor has just made this device even more attractive. A leaked image taken by this phone according to the EXIF data claims that the resulting photo is of 8160x6120 resolution. If you do the math, this would require a 50 megapixel sensor in order to ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 7:21 AM

    We were expecting Nokia to wow us at MWC 2014 with a decent amount of Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Oddly, Windows Phone 8.1 was announced, but Nokia focused on announcing entry-level Asha products, and even its new Nokia X Android smartphone line-up. If you're worried about the future of Windows Phone 8.1 in the hands of Nokia as Microsoft's self-owned OEM, you shouldn't as new reports point to devices coming soon. Famous tipster Evleaks has just tweeted that we should keep an eye on a device codenamed Nokia Martini. The post reads "Nokia watchers: Look out for Martini, another Windows Phone ...

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  • by | February 11, 2014 2:48 PM

    Over the course of the past week, we've had three separate chances to look at imagery purporting to depict the HTC M8. First we had that rear shot that looked legit enough, but an HTC exec quickly called it into question. Then there were those front shots that appeared to be more like a Photoshopped HTC One than anything – and indeed, screenshots that would leak soon after seemed to contradict them. But then by the third leak we were back on solid ground, as it seemed to confirm that first pic and also offer a few convincing shots of the phone's front. That's where we look again today, ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 7:00 AM

    Update: Oh the perils of scheduling editorials. Microsoft announced Satya Nadella as its new CEO, so in the words of Gilda Radner, "Nevermind". Now let's get back to discussing violins on TV... CEO rumors they are a-flying. Maybe it’s Stephen “Trojan Horse” Elop. Maybe it’s Alan “Too Many L’s” Mulally. Maybe it’s Matthew “Shirtless in Seattle” McConaughey (spoiler alert it’s not, but I just watched “Sahara”, so…). No, it’s gotta be Satya “I wish I had a cool nickname” Nadella. Now the latest rumor surfaces – “Ripped A-” Sundar Pichai. You probably ...

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  • by | November 15, 2013 1:31 PM

    The US got the Moto X, with its snazzy custom options and attractive feature set, and now the rest of the world (though also including the US again) is set to receive the Moto G, a more affordable spin on the Moto X, making a few trade-offs but still coming in as a perfectly solid handset. And that's the way it's seemed things are likely to go, but now we're hearing about the possibility of the Moto X itself starting to spread its footprint a little, and become available in additional markets. TechRadar had the chance to speak with Motorola's Marcus Frost at the recent Moto G event and ...

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  • by | October 15, 2013 10:21 PM

    Today was supposed to be a big day for Google, Android, and the Nexus family -- well, at least if the rumors were true. I think by now we can all safely say that they weren't. Where does that leave us now? Let's take a look at what we know, what we think, and what we hope about the next version of Android and the next flagship devices from Google. Now that some of the old ones are bunk, what are the new Nexus 5 rumors? What we know We know that the next version of Android is going to be version 4.4 and will go by the code name: "KitKat".  Thanks to the co-branding promotion between Nestle ...

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  • by | September 10, 2013 7:15 AM

    The days of Summer are waning, and here in the United States the trees are beginning to turn lovely shades of red and yellow. You know what that means? Time for a new Nexus phone! Luckily the rumor mill has been running in high-gear for quite some time now and many think they've got the specs of the "new Nexus" pretty nailed down. That is, if the Nexus 5 rumors hold true. I had a whole article in mind following the FCC releases and subsequent renders of what many are calling the "Nexus 5"... then @evleaks had to go and rain on everyone's parade and conclude that the device in the FCC ...

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  • by | June 25, 2013 4:08 AM

    An interesting report from Nikkei was quoted by Reuters claiming that Microsoft might bring Xbox and PC games to Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms, among others. It should happen, according to the report, this fiscal year. This move will be reportedly possible via a licensing deal with Japanese smartphone game developer Klab. The Japanese company will be the one who will allegedly bring Microsoft's Xbox and Windows computer games to the iPhone, as well as phones running Android. On that exact note, the report claims that popular title Age of Empires "will be available as a ...

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  • by | April 9, 2013 3:31 PM

    With the threat of hackers, malware, and all that nasty stuff that goes along with being online as real as ever, more and more companies have been offering their users the option to employ two-factor authentication. That is, beyond the password you know, you also have to be in possession of something – in this case, your smartphone – in order to authenticate yourself. Google's been doing this for a while now, and Apple just got started earlier this year. Following a pattern Windows Phone fans are all too familiar with, now that those two have adopted a new technology, it's Microsoft's ...

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  • by | April 1, 2013 8:02 AM

    There's a ton of speculation regarding Facebook's April 4th event, and WSJ was quick to lead some of these to merely some additional integration for HTC's BlinkFeed that some of us were already quick to hate. Now, more rumors have emerged from one of our trusted sources, and everything points to the even being something larger than just that. And think about it, with the fact that you can already get Facebook updates on HTC's service, it makes no sense for Facebook to hold an event that's focused on bringing you news on something you already have. First we did see that the press ...

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  • by | February 14, 2013 7:00 AM

    Camera quality is just one of the many metrics we use to gauge the overall capacity of a smartphone. Alongside performance, battery life, display quality, storage capacity, memory and a host of connectivity and sensors, the camera is one of the more important qualities of a smartphone. Specifications and performance are quickly approaching a threshold where reasonable and modest have been replaced with exceptional and excessive … in a good way. Only two areas are in dire need of improvement: battery life and image sensing. Battery life has met its fair share of hurdles over the years. ...

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  • by | December 28, 2012 1:18 PM

    While there are quite a few color options available for the Galaxy S III, so far the Note II has only come in gray and white. Don't count on any bright, bold colors for the phone anytime soon, but it looks like Samsung could be planning to at least offer one more neutral tone, with an image surfacing of the Note II in black. Swiss site AndroidSlash reports discovering the above press render of the black Note II, which we've got to admit is a pretty smart look for the phone. It looks like it would still have the textured look of the lighter shades, and of course Samsung's glossy coating. ...

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  • by | December 5, 2012 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Google's pack of software updates that includes major enhancements in both iOS and Android services. Nokia has also introduced the Lumia 620 to the market and we go through all the benefits of the device. Samsung sadly still seems to be delayed with their ATIV S Windows Phone, but the Galaxy S III is receiving a very important software upgrade you should look out for. We later talk about HTC's M7 flagship device rumored for early 2013 and what to expect. We end today's show by talking about the first batch of rumors and imagery that point to ...

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