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    Like that football game that just happened, this news may not end up being a total upset to Windows 10 Mobile fans. After whiffs of a more-than-decent mid-range Lumia 850 — perhaps as Microsoft's last of the last Lumia phones — have settled, it seems that a change in the narrative was called for. Sidlers at Baidu's Nokibar subforum have been up in arms over what is claimed to be a phone with a 5.4-inch 720p screen and a Snapdragon 210, maybe a Snapdragon 212 instead. With the bigger chassis comes the loss of front-facing speakers and the addition of what's likely to be an iris scanner ...

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    The Financial Times is sourcing "people familiar" to report that Microsoft will acquire TouchType, the company that makes algorithm-assisted keyboard app Swiftkey, for $250 million.This is the Microsoft's first acquisition of a mobile-centric services provider in 2016. It acquired the developers of the Accompli, Sunrise Calendar, Wunderlist apps in the past year or so. The eight-year-old company, which most recently reported sales of just £8.4 million ($12.1 million), is currently held in the majority by venture capital and angel firms while company co-founders Jon Reynolds and Ben ...

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    When Apple introduced the lower-end iPhone 5c, the company looked to be aiming for the cost-conscious consumers who still weren't on the iTrain just yet. Sales didn't follow on, partly because of its individual, but uninspiring stature. The other part owes to the rest of the saturated mid-range market and how other cheap phones dominate the prepaid market. So, will 2016's iPhone 5se/6c/7c completely shift away from that aim or is there a lateral move going on here? The Nikkei economic journal is reporting that the four-inch iPhone is now in production for a spring release. The product is ...

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    Processing efficiency gets more efficient all the time, thanks to research, development and plenty of both. Samsung's big into the chipsets — sometimes to the deficiency of its own social and corporate welfare policies — and its 14nm FinFET fabrication is currently in use for its own major Exynos 8 Octa SoC and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820. We've reported back in October that Qualcomm was looking into a 10nm fabrication from Samsung for use on its Snapdragon 830 chipset. Another tipster, this one to SamMobile, goes along with that train of thought and says that the fab will be implemented ...

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    The twists and turns of the path of Nexus came to a head last year with two phones from different manufacturers — one a Google favorite, the other a rising star. Trade winds blew in word that a troubled legacy phonesmaker would be making both of this year's Nexus smartphone entries. Noted HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR has tracked down "alleged" HTC Nexus device codenames. Allegedly related to HTC Nexus devices codenames are: T50 T55 — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) January 19, 2016 There's little precedent for this codename format in both Nexus and HTC phone portfolios. As far as Android devices ...

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    Samsung Electronics may not be making the guts that will go into the next iPhone, but it will be making the Snapdragon 820. But applications processors aren't the only components the manufacturer makes; it's also into displays. And with Apple looking to change up its display technology come the year after next, what better time than now to prepare for things. Reports from inside sources say Samsung will invest up to $7.5 billion in facility expansion and new equipment to produce flexible OLED displays per month for future iPhones. Apple will order between 30,000 and 45,000 displays a month ...

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    "We cannot confirm nor deny the existence of a product called Falcon." Michael Fisher did his best CIA impression on the Pocketnow Weekly when dishing out on HP's ambiguous answer to the question of whether the company would put up a crazy-looking Windows 10 Mobile phone. And there's another similarly crazy-looking Windows 10 Mobile phone that may or may not be on the horizon, this one supposedly being tested Microsoft. This is a GFXBench diagnostics page for a "Windows Phone" device supporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Any other spec shouldn't really mean much to us at this ...

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    Nokia had to take a year off of producing smartphones for non-compete reasons from Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services unit. While we've had to witness the demise of that decision, Nokia has been beefing itself up with the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. And if things go according to rumor, the company is supposed to be coming back to the consumer market with three phones, all of them in testing rounds right now. The nexus of the rumors centers around a Weibo look that detailed the back of one of those phones. This iPhone-esque prototype — the device even says it's a ...

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    It's the rumor that won't die for the next iPhone everyone's looking forward to. Will the iPhone 7 have a 3.5mm headphone jack or won't it? If so, will Apple provide Lightning connector headphones? Bluetooth even? Maybe just an adapter? Or will we, the consumers, have to pay up for some Beats or something? Someone within a Chinese parts supplier for Apple supposedly has the answer to our main question: yes, the headphone jack is gone. The bet is that wireless EarPods will be the way forward in terms of bundling an in-ear audio option in the box. Another source attempts to confirm that ...

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    Not tiny, fun-sized! Even though the small phones are already way out of style, Apple could bring things back down to iPhone 5C size and style with an iPhone 6c (or 7c, depending on how Apple determine its model year). We've been expecting better memory, an A9 processor brain, and Touch ID to boot. There are now a couple of new developments have popped up regarding the battery and the timeline of the device, courtesy of Foxconn leakers. Sources say that the power cells of the iPhone 7c will have a 1,642mAh capacity. It's a rather peculiar number — but taken against the 1,510mAh of the ...

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    Indonesia is an Android user's market. It's not unlike most other parts in the world. But while Microsoft is struggling to keep Windows 10 Mobile market share, the country is still a hotspot of activity for other companies. It seems that Redmond doesn't want to ignore it. Of concern to us is whether Microsoft wants to deliver its hotness in either a variant of an existing Lumia device or a new one. Meet the latest sign of the latter, the RM-1182. This listing comes off of Indonesia's FCC equivalent. The Lumia 950 passed through the FCC as PYARM-1105 and sold as the RM-1118 while the ...

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    It seems only a short time ago that we were talking about the Nubia Z9. It seems now that we have gone into the letter-and-double-digits names for the Nubia brand. And in the process, it's taking a bold stance against copying Apple's design and has now decided to snag a few features from Samsung. We have some renders and rumors going on that the phone will be one of the first to sport the new Snapdragon 820 that will paired with 4GB of RAM and have a 128GB storage option. A 13-megapixel camera's on the back while the front comes in at a disappointing 2.1 megapixels. Below that selfie cam ...

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    Tomorrow is new Droid day, as Verizon and Motorola gear up to show off their latest smartphones. Leak upon leak has confirmed the new lineup as consisting of the Droid Maxx 2, a rebranded US edition of the international Moto X Play, as well as the Droid Turbo 2, a piece of hardware we're about to see emerge for the first time. Between the information that's emerged thus far, as well as the assumptions we've been able to make about the Droid Maxx 2 thanks to its Moto X Play roots, we have a pretty strong sense of what to expect from both handsets, but that doesn't make us any less ...

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    We never stop looking ahead to the next device. We entertained the thought of the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the summer, for goodness sakes! But with a slew of new Apple products released onto the world featuring variations of Apple's A9 processor, we might be getting sick of the silicon's relatively faster performance already. We already had some word that TSMC could be the exclusive provider for the A10 chipset when it was finalized, but this rumor from an apparently reputable source is reopening the doors to other manufacturers. One source close to the semiconductor industry in China let ...

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    For those of you that have forgotten, Apple is that company that spent 3 generations of its mobile operating system without a wallpaper for the icons. The fact that Apple decided to take a leap forward and allow dynamic wallpapers with iOS 7 was huge by Cupertino standards. We've seen an even broader approach from the company with the Apple Watch, and today it seems it won't stop there. Insider sources that claim to have already used the iPhone 6s claim that Apple will bring motion wallpapers to the new smartphone lineup, in a similar fashion to what we see in the Apple Watch. The source ...

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    Do you want to store your entire music collection on your phone? Would you like to have the movies you like on a card that you can carry with you everywhere you go, even if you're outside of data coverage (or have already burned through your allotted data)? Do you need a spare battery to help get you through the day, or make sure you have enough juice for an extra-long flight? Are you glad that you can pre-charge some batteries to take with you, so you don't have to be one of "those people" who is constantly searching for (and ultimately tethered to) an electrical outlet? Lucky for you, ...

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    Qualcomm hasn't enjoyed much positive fame with the Snapdragon 810 processor, mainly because of how unreliable it can be with heating issues. ASUS is another company that's had a great idea with the PadFone lineup, but has failed to wow consumers into buying a product in massive quantities, even if it makes a lot of sense. That said, PadFones haven't really been famous in the spec department, and ASUS would decide to add the latest and greatest Snapdragon to its future PadFone, we could be in for something great. Leaksfly is reporting that ASUS might be teaming up with Qualcomm for its ...

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    Today is the big day! Apple Watch is finally available - sort of. Apple's website is open for pre-orders, but the soonest you can hope to see your shiny, new smartwatch will be four to six weeks from now. Most options will ship in June, but we're already seeing some dates in July pop up. In the meantime, Motorola's Moto 360 is now available on Amazon for as little as US$179 with Prime shipping. Sure, that doesn't mean a thing for every Apple user in the world - Android Wear isn't compatible with iOS (or the other way around, depending on your perspective). However, that could be ...

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    Apple is famous for many of its patents, mainly because even though most of these reach a final product, some don't. That being said, Cupertino is also famous for taking its time in not launching products until it feels ready to shine with them, and that sometimes means holding patents for years until implementation, like in the case of the iPad. Today we learn of some old Apple patents that gain a new status, and we're talking about features that competitors are already using to a certain degree. The USPTO has granted Apple a patent it filed back in 2012, and it has to do with ...

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    Apple seems to be drifting farther apart from the original partnership it started with Google on the original iPhone. Surely Google has brought significant competition to Apple on the Android space, but some of these changes have actually been positive for Apple in the long run. We all remember the disastrous move to Apple Maps, but that doesn't change the fact that Google Maps wasn't allowed to launch its own app in the end, and the same can be said about YouTube updates after Apple decided to stop bundling it. Rumors have it that more changes are to come, but these ones might not be as ...

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    The iPhone 6 Plus has garnered a lot of fame lately, and that's not for the reasons you'd think. In addition to being Apple's biggest iPhone ever, it's also the one that Apple has struggled most to produce. We've learned that Apple's biggest hurdles are in building the display for the phablet, something that comes as a complete irony since big displays on phones have existed for a while already, and yet, something which Apple is already looking to solve for the future. Bloomberg is reporting that Foxconn's display subsidiary Innolux is investing $2.6 billion in building a new factory to ...

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    Many of us still wonder why Apple decided to acquire Beats by Dre for $3 billion earlier this year. At the moment we still haven't seen any collaboration between both companies, and aside from some better product placement of Beats products on Apple's stores, we don't see how Cupertino is finding any benefit to this deal. That said, we know Apple is famous for its secrecy (sarcasm intended), and it seems that the company plans to start some changes with Beats Music. We've heard that Apple is negotiating with record labels in order to drop the price tag of Beats Music in order to compete ...

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    We've barely spent a few weeks with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the market, and it's already time to do some talking about Apple's plans for its next-generation iPhone. Given Apple's track record, what'll most likely happen is that we'll get the exact same design as the current-generation iPhone 6, but with some improved specifications. The iPhone's camera is still regarded as one of the best in the industry, but that doesn't change the fact that it's been stuck at 8 megapixels since the last four generations, and it seems this is where Cupertino will strike next. John Gruber is ...

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    Oppo is one of those companies that we wish had more presence outside of Asia. The company has brought us some of the hottest flagships of the year, starting with devices like the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a, and the same can be said about the innovative swivel camera design of the Oppo N1. That particular Oppo N1 is already getting old by technology's standards, and it seems the company is ready to give it a refresh. Oppo has just sent out a teaser that features a rotary phone from the 1980s, and text that claims that "This was the phone." Sadly this teaser doesn't give out much information, ...

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    There have been a ton of rumors surrounding a Google Nexus 9 made by HTC. Sadly, aside from a couple of model numbers here and there, the amount of detail regarding what will power this HTC-made tablet have been quite scarce. We've speculated a lot on what we should expect from this design given HTC's track record, but today we finally get details on some internals. Reports claim that the Google Nexus 9 will be powered by a 2.5GHz dual-core NVIDIA's Tegra K1 Denver processor. What makes this processor famous, in addition to its 64-bit ARMv8 architecture, is the fact that it's fully pin ...

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