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    Expectations are high for HTC's March 1 pre-MWC event, especially now that the company's essentially confirmed the presence of the HTC One M9. Well, the new One bit is official, anyway, so unless all these One M9 rumors have been hugely missing the mark, that's what we're going to get. The HTC US Twitter account has been trying to drum-up excitement about the manufacturer's new hardware, and its most recent messages, going out earlier today, talk about “something HUGE” it's been working on. The easy interpretation there is that we're looking at the One M9: “huge” as in the next ...

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    Whether you're using a full-blown smartwatch, a more bare-bones fitness tracker, or even the sensors on your own smartphone, there's all sorts of data ready to be gathered about your activities, crunched by some helpful software, and turned into useful reports you can quickly analyze. Maybe you track steps, monitor sleep patterns, or count burned calories, but now a future smartwatch from Geeksphone aims to analyze some ... interesting other behaviors. The Geeksme smartwatch will feature a circular face with monochrome OLED display, and offer your usual assortment of sensors – so far, ...

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    Lenovo is not only Motorola's current parent company, but also one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Seeing their work is kind of hard in the US, since the company is mainly focused on Asia, but Lenovo has done a good job at impressing us with their mobile offerings in the past couple of years. If you're in a market currently served by this company, you better get your wallet ready for MWC. Leaked photos show us that the company is working on four different smartphones, all sporting gorgeous designs, and to be announced at MWC 2015. We're talking about the Lenovo Vibe ...

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    Even though one of the biggest complaints that many of us have with current smartphone flagships, we continue to be disappointed by the mid-sized smartphone offerings. Really, if you're interested in better battery life, the best solution is to go for a phablet, but not everyone wants to carry a big phone. Samsung has been doing a decent job in raising the bar for battery life with its Galaxy S lineup, but we have more rumors that point to a probable disappointment. We've got some leaked photos that show us the probable battery packs for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge, and everything ...

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    This morning we alerted you to the presence of a big countdown timer on Pebble's website, ticking away in anticipation of Tuesday morning. But when Tuesday finally does roll around, what's going to happen then? We mentioned a couple theories, including the possibility of getting a peek at that new hardware the company mentioned recently, but wondered if it might be too soon for such news. Now a new rumor suggest that new hardware could very much be on the menu, and also gets into a few details about just what this new wearable might deliver. So far, Pebble's been a monochrome game: both ...

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    By this point, it feels like expectations for the HTC One M9 have largely zeroed-in on what we're likely to see HTC reveal at its March 1 event: from the handset's design to hardware specs, leaks and rumors have slowly crystallized into the understanding we now have. But while that Duo-Camera-less, five-inch, 1080p One M9 may be a safe bet, we can't quite say the same for the rumored One M9 Plus, descriptions of which have remained a little more nebulous. Today we try and cut through some of that uncertainty by taking a look at some possible benchmark data for the handset. Over on ...

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    MWC 2015 is still over a week away at this point, but that's not stopping plenty of companies in mobile electronics from getting started with their latest announcements a little early. For some, that's going to mean press events on March 1, while others can't even wait that long – companies like Qualcomm, sharing its next-gen SoC news this week. Now we've got our eyes on another manufacturer that looks like it's going to get in on this pre-MWC announcement action, as Pebble begins counting down to next Tuesday. The counter up on Pebble's site will hit zero in just about five days, at ...

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    Sony hasn't quite been the household name it would like to be in the mobile sector, with constant scares about whether we'll see the next smartphone from it or not. But even through these hard times, with its numbers in the red and speculation about spinning Sony Mobile off of the main company, the smartphone unit has somehow trudged onward, and we're seeing what could be a new leaked Sony Xperia today. Signs of new life for the sector? Perhaps. The phone has made appearances both at Geekbench and GFXBench, and has confirmed to both that it has a 5.2-inch 720p display with Android 5.0 ...

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    Android smartphone manufacturers are still struggling to bring all their hardware up to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Google's not been sitting idly by as they prep those updates. Instead, we've seen it deliver a number of further releases, from 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 to the mysterious 5.1 that's yet to even grace the Nexus lineup. Now we're wondering what might be next as HTC's Mo Versi makes reference to a forthcoming Android maintenance release scheduled for next month. Versi mentions the release in regards to HTC's plans for a GPe One M7 bugfix update, but we're less interested in that particular ...

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    A new HTC One smartphone is just about to launch: this is no longer up for debate. In a little over a week, while MWC 2015 is just getting warmed up, HTC is set to unveil the handset we're expecting to arrive as the One M9. But for the last couple years now, the company's flagship One-series handset has found itself flanked by a close cousin for Asian markets, the Butterfly. Last year's Butterfly 2 (pictured) got a bit of a late start, not launching until August, but this week we're already hearing about plans for a follow-up as rumored details emerge about the HTC Butterfly 3. Unlike the ...

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    You know those people who go out to a nice restaurant, order a spread of mouth-watering food, and then the moment it arrives at their table, whip out their smartphones to Instagram the heck out of it? On the scale of technology related social faux pas, it falls somewhere short of wearing Google Glass to an AA meeting, and truth be told, it's probably something we've been guilty of more than once ourselves. Regardless of whether or not you're a particular fan of the practice, it seems that Google may be working to give food-photo lovers some new ways to share and access such shots, as ...

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    It's been how long since we looked at new images of the Galaxy S6? For a couple weeks there it felt like we were seeing new pics of hardware arrive every other day – whether they were component shots, renders from case manufacturers, or even just independent mock-ups based on existing leaks. With Samsung's MWC 2015 Unpacked event closing fast, you'd think we'd be seeing the pace pick up, but there just hasn't been a lot in the way of interesting developments on the image front for the past week now. Today we get right back into that game, though, checking out some renders from case-maker ...

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    Back at the start of February we took a look at an unreleased Lenovo handset. The leaked pics revealed a metal-encased phone with a camera featuring an unusual triple-LED flash. At the time, the best guess for what this hardware might be identified it as a possible Vibe Z3 Pro, and we looked forward to learning more about it at MWC. While that expo's still over a week away, today we manage to get to the bottom of this phone's story, as it's revealed not to be the Vibe Z3 Pro at all, but a device called the Vibe Shot. If that name has you thinking that camera performance was a priority ...

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    It seems that along with the departure of Scott Forstall as Apple's VP of iOS software, so did the company's focus on Siri. We've seen Apple launch updates to iOS 7 and iOS 8, and the most we've seen from Siri is a new "Hey Siri" function that doesn't necessarily work as current competitors like the Moto X do. Still, we do know that the Apple Watch will rely heavily on Siri, and it's only fair that Apple brings some updates. In the embedded video you'll notice two recordings of Siri, the first one with the current voice, and the second recording with a newer one that's apparently slated ...

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    If you're currently on the ropes deciding if you should buy a PS4 or an Xbox One in the next few months, there are more reasons than ever to become part of the full Microsoft ecosystem, assuming you also use Windows and Windows Phone. Microsoft made a big deal of how universal apps for Windows and Windows Phone will also work on the Xbox One, but at the moment, support for third-party apps is limited to only a few elite developers. This is about to change and in a major way. Sources claim that Microsoft is preparing to show us how the whole third-party Xbox One platform will work in April ...

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    I was just about two years ago when LG first announced it was entering the SoC market with a chip of its own, just like Samsung had done with its Exynos lineup before. But it wouldn't be until fall of 2014 when an LG SoC finally made its way into one of the company's phones, with the NUCLUN chip in the G3 Screen. Unfortunately for LG, NUCLUN quickly found itself attached to reports of sub-par performance. Now the manufacturer may already be looking to follow that up with a slightly more impressive offering, as reports surface of efforts towards a new 64-bit LG SoC. Supposedly, some of LG's ...

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    Even though we've got a few players in the VR headset business like Samsung and Oculus, this is still a niche market that needs traction to take off. Microsoft's vision of what a VR headset should be has gotten a lot of us surprised as well, but as much promise as the HoloLens brings, we still have to see a final product to judge if it'll revolutionize anything. Apple is always open to pick up on slow markets and propose smarter solutions, and it seems a VR headset is the next way to go. Apple was just granted a patent for its own VR headset, but if you thought this would be a ...

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    We've continuously discussed how the state of wearables is, in an odd way, disappointing. The added value of notifications in a watch doesn't seem to be as appealing as the industry would think, and many of us have set our expectations in the Apple Watch as the device that will change that. We're just a few months away from the official launch teased by Tim Cook, but it seems that this won't be the product Apple intended. In a lengthy article, the Wall Street Journal has shared some inside information on how the Apple Watch is not what the company envisioned. Apple’s original plan was to ...

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    The days are counting down until Mobile World Congress 2015, where at Samsung's Unpacked event the manufacturer is expected to announce its flagship Galaxy S6. Last week we saw Samsung getting ready for its event, starting a promotional campaign to tease the arrival of “The Next Galaxy.” First we saw a teaser hinting at some exceptional camera performance, especially when it comes to low-light environments. Now it seems that Samsung's got its mind on the Galaxy S6's silicon, as its latest teaser alludes to how exceptional performance can help supercharge your productivity. At least, ...

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    When it comes to HTC, the upcoming One M9 -- branding recently confirmed -- takes all the headlines in terms of leaked looks, specs, etc., at least until March 1, when the device will become official. Whether it will have a 1080p sibling or the M9 itself will be 1080p is yet unknown, but a set of HTC One M8i specs have been leaked, bringing back last year's flagship to our attention. Upleaks mentions this particular M8 variant, the M8i, which would be exactly identical to the HTC One M8, with just a couple of changes. While measuring and weighing (probably looking too) identical to the M8, ...

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    We had heard that Microsoft was planning two major GDR upgrades for Windows Phone 8.1, but with all the Windows 10 buzz, it was easy to assume that GDR2 was dead. Many of us are already testing the Windows 10 preview for phones, so it really doesn't make any sense for there to be Microsoft resources working on an update in between. Still, Microsoft is Microsoft, and some new documents prove otherwise. Internal Microsoft documents that are usually only shared with OEMs and carrier partners claim that Microsoft is still working on GDR2 for Windows Phone. The document is dated on January ...

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    At this point, the theory that the LG G4 won't make an appearance at MWC 2015 is hardly a controversial one. Considering when the G3 and G2 before it launched, a debut this early in the year was always a bit of a long shot, and the idea of the G4 sitting this next expo out has been gaining more and more traction as of late. But if the G4 does indeed skip MWC, when might it launch? Would we be waiting all the way until late May, as we did with the G3? Maybe not, as sources out of South Korea point to a possible April launch. When in April? Unfortunately, these sources don't get any more ...

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    As zero-hour approaches for the HTC One M9 launch, now under two weeks out, old rumors are starting to pick up new evidence, and our understanding of what to expect from the smartphone is really starting to take shape. Earlier today we looked at what sure appears to be official support for the idea that the phone will launch as the One M9, and this afternoon we check out some new corroboration for another rumored detail, as a leaked wallpaper hints at the phone's display resolution. In a world were so many flagships are turning to quad HD displays, we've heard more than once that the M9 ...

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    One of the only technologies that hasn't been able to miniaturize successfully at the same trend that the mobile industry has evolved, is battery technology. The way it goes is that the beefier the processor, or the higher resolution the display, the larger the battery you require. We've seen Samsung Galaxy phones not only excel in this department year over year, but new reports claim that the company will take a step back. Reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will sport a 2600 mAh batter, a step back when compared to the current 2800 mAh power pack of the Galaxy S5. Just to give you ...

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    Apple decided to drop the name "Computer" from its name a couple of years ago, mainly when it branched out to products like the iPhone and iPad. Today we see the company expand to new categories like the Apple Watch, something we should be able to test later this year. Tim Cook has teased that we haven't seen the best of Apple's roadmap yet, and some new reports claim that the next challenge is huge. Some of the recent reports on an Apple van full of cameras sounded more like an Apple "Street View" project, but it eventually evolved into an Apple Car project. Today the Wall Street Journal ...

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