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    Quite a few smartphone manufacturers have been hinting at their IFA 2014 product launches, if not outright spilling the beans, and while Sony got off to a slow start, it's recently been really stepping-up its efforts, most recently delivering a teaser video featuring the silhouettes of three devices, presumed to represent the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact. Today Sony's UK Twitter account released a new IFA teaser, but this one's proving to be a bit harder to figure out. That's it up above, and as you can see, we appear to be getting two of the three dimensions for one of ...

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    One of the many rumors surrounding Apple's plans to deliver its iPhone 6 lineup has concerned the presence (or not) of support for NFC. Granted, such talk is hardly new, and last year we were hearing about possible NFC support for the iPhone 5S – hell, we were even seeing NFC rumors surrounding the iPhone 5 back in 2012, continuing up until just hours before the phone's launch event. So of course, they returned this year, with a flurry of new claims, and some circumstantial, if less-than-ironclad evidence. But this time we finally might see some results, and new imagery of the iPhone 6 ...

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    Between those new rumors about HTC wearables, and the surprise pre-IFA launches of the LG G Watch R and Samsung Gear S just the other day, we've totally got smartwatches on the brain. We've also been thinking a lot about Apple's plans for its next product launches, especially with that invite for a September 9 event going out yesterday; would the iWatch be featured? We heard a rumor just the other day specifically saying that this would be a dual iPhone/iWatch event, but now we're doubting just how useful that iWatch announcement might be, as we get word that sales of the smartwatch might ...

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    Samsung, Sony, LG, ASUS, Motorola: a growing number of the big smartphone OEMs – or at least those with a toe in the Android pool – have been getting involved with smartwatches. But there's one name almost conspicuously absent from that list; where's HTC? We've known for a while now that the company has been open to the idea of making a smartwatch, and rumors have long talked about a model arriving sometime this year. Back in May, there was even specific talk of a launch that could happen right around this time of the year, in late August or early September, as well as mention of an ...

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    Last fall, Sony was talking about its global strategy for smartphones, and how it dreamed about working its way up through the ranks – not necessarily with lofty goals of dominating the industry, but maybe settling-in to a third-place spot, behind giants like Samsung and Apple. But in order to keep sales moving, the company decided to turn its attention away from certain markets it deemed just too competitive, including the US. In the time since, we've anxiously been checking out rumors that suggested Sony might be loosening-up on that stance, and while plenty of evidence seemed to point ...

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    The Galaxy Note 4 is nearly here. Samsung's been teasing the hell out of its phablet for next week's pre-IFA Unpacked event, and all that remains now is to get the details. Which, to be fair, there are a lot that still need to be confirmed, and beyond specifics on hardware components, we still don't have a great idea of how this phone will appear. There have been a few leaked pics of components, as well as supposed images of the assembled Note 4 itself, but nothing we've felt really confident about being the genuine article. With such a short time to go before launch, will a solid leak of ...

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    With IFA just a week away, smartphone fans all across the world are gearing up for announcements of the latest hardware to hit platforms like Android and Windows Phone. But then there's also the contingent of Apple users out there, and while they don't have much to look forward to from IFA, they've got plenty to anticipate over the next few months as we expect to get word of new iPhones, iPads, and maybe even iWatches. So far, though, we haven't been able to nail down just when Apple planned to reveal any of this new gear. Today, our answer arrives, as the company distributes invitations ...

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    When Motorola's Moto X+1 finally launches – which all present evidence is pointing towards happening next week, we're hoping to get confirmation of a bunch of new custom backplate options. Already, Motorola's given us a rainbow of colors and a handful of wooden finishes to choose from for the Moto X, and right from the start of X+1 rumors, we've been hearing about the phone picking up some additional materials. Namely, we could be looking at leather options, including a choice of colors, and just last week we spotted some retailer evidence that seemed to support the idea of this new ...

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    As we just looked at in our IFA 2014 Rumor Roundup, Sony's got quite a few new devices we're expecting to see launched next week. Those range from phones, to tablets, to wearables, to accessories, and a relatively consistent stream of leaks has been slowly feeding us information about many of them. But in contrast to companies like Samsung or ASUS, which have been delivering IFA teasers that outright identify their upcoming products, Sony's been keeping relatively quiet. Sure, we got some general hints from its invitation itself, but nothing really specific. Now the manufacturer is finally ...

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    Who's ready for a little Funkausstellung? We're about a week away from the start of IFA 2014, where mobile device manufacturers from all around the world will descend on Berlin to show off their newest products. The F in IFA –Funkausstellung– may translate as “radio show,” but the expo has evolved far beyond its early audio roots to feature the very latest in smartphones, tablets, and wearables. The Pocketnow team will be on the ground in Germany to share with you everything IFA 2014 has to deliver (or at least, everything worth seeing) but before we send our boys abroad, we wanted ...

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    Even though we're pretty much settled on a probable iPhone 6 event on September 9, most of the rumors around claim that we'll only see the 4.7-inch iPhone being announced. The reports even claim that we'll see the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 until December, along with the iWatch as well. At this point it's hard to know what rumors to believe, but some credible sources chime in with new data. Most of the credible Apple leaks have always come from the Wall Street Journal, but given the fact that Re/code hired most of its tech news team, we can safely say that this is another credible source as well. ...

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    The image quality of photos taken with a smartphone camera flash have always been a topic of debate. Some mock the color reproduction, while others just want to see their face on the night shot, and could care less about quality. As such, both Apple and HTC have added True Tone Flash technology to their latest flagships in order to boost this quality, but given the recent iPhone 6 leaks, it was hard to predict if the technology was good enough to make it to another round. Today we find some leaked photos of the all the internals that will power the flash on the iPhone 6, and if you look ...

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    Earlier this week, rumors about Google's follow-up to the Nexus 5 took a turn. We had already been talking about the idea of Motorola manufacturing this hardware, and after rumors bounced around the theory that we could be looking at a 5.9-inch phablet-sized handset, they settled back at a slightly more mainstream 5.2-inch screen size. But all of a sudden, it looked like we might not be getting the Nexus 6 we assumed would we be on the menu, and instead the phone would arrive as the Nexus X – a name we'd been tossing around a year prior in the lead-up to the release of the Moto X. Today ...

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    The more time goes by, the more we're convinced that Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 will happen on September 9. More than one credible source has confirmed this data, and it does make sense if you look back to previous iPhone announcements over the last couple of years. That said, if you're wondering which day you should call in sick in order to make that crazy line, well, there are rumors to back that too. Asian sources are claiming that the iPhone 6 should arrive at your doorstep between September 16 and 19. Whichever date that will be is also the date the iPhone 6 will reach ...

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    Is there any real mystery left in smartphones? We've got all these companies teasing their IFA announcements, and while many aren't outright announcing new products already (except you, LG – you're a kook), they're pretty much doing everything but. And while there's still a lot of uncertainty around products like the new iPhones, few of us are doubting that the phones themselves exist. How about some news that's quite a bit more open-ended? We've got just the thing, as there's something going on right now between Cyanogen and Nextbit, but no one seems to have a good idea of just what ...

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