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    What happens when you join two companies that aren't really going through their best times? Well, it's hard to compare Samsung to BlackBerry, as Samsung is simply not reaching its goals, while BlackBerry is in dire need to re-invent itself one more time. We've been hearing reports of Samsung wanting to acquire BlackBerry, but those rumors end today. Samsung's J.K. Shin just came on record to confirm that there is no intent to acquire BlackBerry. Instead, Samsung's mobile lead has stated that the company wants to work with BlackBerry and develop the existing partnership. If you remember, ...

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    It may be around the time of MWC, it may be closer to summer, but one way or another, LG is gearing up to launch its next flagship, the G4. Reports about the phone's hardware have suggested it could arrive with some top-tier specs, while maybe even coming in a little smaller than last year's G3. But just how will it arrive? Piece by piece, we're trying to collect what evidence becomes available, and a new development from over the weekend might just reveal a little detail about the G4, as a User Agent Profile for a possible variant surfaces. What we're looking at is a file describing the ...

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    Google's launch of its native Google Calendar application made a lot of sense for most Android users that rely on Google services. The intensive skinning of Android led many OEMs to launch proprietary calendar services that weren't on par with the pace at which Google was bringing newer and smarter services to Google Calendar. You'd think that only Android users would benefit from this, but that reality is about to extend. Leaked screen shots show us that the Google Calendar is almost ready for a launch on iOS. The design replicates almost every single detail of how we see the Google ...

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    Are we finally starting to close in on Samsung's true intentions for the Galaxy S6, or just finding ourselves more misled as new rumors arrive to muddy the issue? Some of the recent talk about Samsung's plans for its Galaxy S6 has started to really divulge from earlier descriptions of the hardware, raising the possibility that the phone might not use metal to the extend we once thought, and could instead feature a largely glass exterior. But not everything we've heard about what Samsung's up to has been crumbling in the face of new rumors, and now we're looking at one item that revisits an ...

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    Many of us miss the old days of the Windows Mobile and Palm stylus, something that Apple single-handedly killed with the iPhone. Still, it would be unfair to forget that the Apple Newton was one of the first products to feature such a concept, and we have seen companies like Samsung succeed in making the stylus something smarter. Recent patents showed us that Apple has been considering building a stylus for the masses, but under a very different concept to what we currently see in the market. KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo gained a lot of fame for some of the recent iPhone 6 predictions. In a new ...

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    Having just finished talking about the latest rumors to address Samsung's smartwatch plans for MWC 2015, it's only fitting that we now turn our attention to the other major launch we're looking forward to from the manufacturer. So far, one of the primary components of Galaxy S6 rumors has been the idea of Samsung finally moving to a predominantly metal design, and a number of leaks have attempted to provide evidence for that theory. We may want to start reconsidering just what we saw in all those, as the latest GS6 rumor now asserts that Samsung will keep its metal bodies as the tell-tale ...

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    With the end of January now in sight, February looming close over the horizon, and MWC just beyond that, it's an exciting time to be talking about upcoming Samsung hardware. For that trade show getting underway in just a few weeks, expectations are high for Samsung to deliver not just a Galaxy S6, but maybe also a Galaxy S6 Edge and a companion smartwatch. Rumors about that wearable have started getting quite detailed in recent days, discussing not just a circular screen, but also a twisting bezel ring control for interacting with the smartwatch's UI. Today we hear about the latest attempt ...

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    Despite showing off the Desire 826 at the 2015 CES, the announcement wasn't by far what everyone expected from the Taiwanese phone maker. The HTC One M8 from 2014 was an improvement over the 2013 HTC One M7, and now we're all expecting the HTC One M9 to shake the market, and HTC's competitors. A so-called "Hima" phone has been long rumored (complete with leaked specs), but it is not yet known whether the Hima will indeed be the HTC One M9, or a completely different animal. On March 1, HTC is set to unveil something, at a pre-MWC special event. Bloomberg's unnamed sources claim that it ...

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    Rumors came and went of the Sony Xperia Z4's debut at CES 2015 but that never materialized, unfortunately, so we're left hoping to see what the company has up its sleeve for 2015 at Mobile World Congress in early March instead. And if this Sony Xperia Z4 FCC pit-stop is to be noted, it seems likely that the phone will see a global launch soon. The phone that's passed through the FCC identifies itself as Type Number PM-0850-BV, and FCC ID PY7-PM0850, and XperiaBlog seems to believe that this is the Z4 we've had our eyes on. It has firmware build number 25.0.A.0.33, slightly different than ...

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    Whether you call it Windows Phone 10, or Windows 10 for phones, it is indeed the next generation Microsoft mobile platform to grace phones (how many of the current phones is yet unknown), and is expected to be unveiled next week at a certain January 21 special event. Until then, we can look at these images from China, which allegedly show off some of the details of the upcoming OS. The Windows Phone 10 leak above allegedly shows off the Start screen with a background image -- though questions arise concerning tile transparency, or lack of it -- and tile group titles which, in this ...

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    Remember when the big battle in mobile payments was Google versus the carriers? Or more precisely, Google Wallet versus Isis? With AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon all on the Isis team, and some taking technical measures to retard the spread of Wallet, it looked like we were ready for a showdown. But then Google freed Wallet from the constraints of secure hardware elements, Isis turned into Softcard, and Apple Pay landed to new controversy. And really, except for news of Isis/Softcard's Windows Phone compatibility, it felt like momentum for that whole project had seriously stalled. Well, ...

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    The week is nearly over, and despite what rumors from last Friday would have us believe, it doesn't look like we're going to see the public release of Apple's iOS 8.1.3 update. So what happened? Did someone get their wires crossed and instead that news was supposed to be about the 8.2 beta we saw devs receive? Maybe not, as today word arrives of a new 8.1.3 build that's in testing, as well as some early work towards iOS 9. Remember how we heard that Apple has tasked its retail employees with helping it do some real-world testing of iOS 8.1.3 before the update went wide? Well, evidence ...

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    Is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC a big headache for everyone involved, or is the next-gen chip going to help supercharge 2015's smartphone lineup? Despite all the potential that appears to be there, the introduction of the 810 to consumer devices has been plagued by reports of hardware problems, incomplete software, and delays that would push back broad availability. Qualcomm's been doing its darnedest to downplay such allegations, but they've continued regardless. This week saw the launch of the newest Snapdragon 810-powered handset, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro; does that mean that these ...

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    It's happening: the big late-Q1 smartphone launch season is within sight. HTC's invite for its big MWC event is out, and it may just foretell the arrival of the One M9. And while we don't yet have a date for Samsung's event, expectations are high that we'll be seeing that manufacturer introduce its Galaxy S6. Overnight, we checked out some of the latest GS6 info to become available, seeming to confirm rumors of the phone getting a quad HD display and a 64-bit SoC. Now a new rumor is turning its attention to a different bit of the GS6's anatomy, talking about some changes Samsung may be ...

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    It's been about a month now since we've had anything to tell you about rumors for OnePlus's second-gen handset, the presumptive OnePlus Two. While the manufacturer has confirmed that the phone's coming, very little's been known to date about just how it might differ from the OnePlus One. One of the few specific details that's been mentioned is that OnePlus could give us a phone with a screen that's slightly smaller than the original 5.5-incher. Then again, evidence of a possible mid-range OnePlus One Mini arrived to confuse the issue, leaving us unsure if this was the direction OnePlus ...

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    With CES 2015 in the rear-view mirror and Mobile World Congress in February fast approaching, one big thing on our mind is flagships. We're expecting HTC and Samsung to come to the table with their best in the next few weeks and months, and the latter's device seems to be leaking at a pretty steady rate as a true contender in the 2015 smartphone wars. An apparent Samsung Galaxy S6 UAProf (user agent profile) is affirming this thought for us with some sweet-sounding specifications. The phone in question identifies itself as the Samsung SM-G920A, which is expected to be AT&T's regional ...

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    ZTE didn't bring a ton of new devices to CES last week; we got to check out the Grand X Max+ for Cricket, as well as that Spro 2 portable projector, but that's hardly a big spread for a manufacturer as large as ZTE. Still, while not much was launching at the time, the company obvious has plenty of additional hardware in its development pipeline. Today we get an early look at what seems to be one such model, as a reseller lets slip a few advance pics of a phone that might just be the Blade S6. The images you see here apparently came from reseller GearBest, and while the pre-order page for ...

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    Samsung may not have brought any new smartwatches to CES this year, but word is that the company's been putting something together with the aim of introducing it during MWC in early March. Unlike Samsung's prior wearables, this new one has been rumored to be a round-screened model, in the vein of the Moto 360 or LG G Watch R. We've heard that this could be another Tizen model for the manufacturer, but beyond that, there haven't been many specifics mentioned about Samsung's intentions for this purportedly model codenamed Orbis. This week we start to get into details, as a new rumor ...

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    LG's launch of the G4 may still be a few more months out -the G3 (above) didn't go official until late May last year- but we're already starting to get a sense of what to expect from the hardware. Part of that is thanks to the introduction of the G Flex 2 at CES last week, which just set a pretty high bar in the specs department. But what in particular will LG carry forward from models like the G3 and G Flex 2, and where could the G4 see advancements of its own? This week, one source attempts to give us an idea of just what we might get. The G Flex 2's Snapdragon 810 should make a return, ...

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    Looking back on our CES coverage from last week, we were struck by how small a role tablets ended up playing in the devices we managed to see. That's not saying that tablets weren't present, but with no big launches from Sony, Samsung, or some of the other companies whose tablet families we've come to expect new models from, it sure felt like a more meager-than-we'd-like showing. But more tablets may be on the menu very soon, and with MWC coming up in just a few weeks, we're wondering how many new ones we might hope to be introduced to there. Today, our thoughts turn to the idea of some ...

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    This year we came back from CES with an old friend, finally getting our hands on the YotaPhone 2 we first saw nearly a year ago in Barcelona. In the time since, we've been giving the Android and its unusual dual-screen arrangement our hands-on treatment, and in another day or so our full review of the smartphone should be ready. While we're sure that will help address many of the questions you may have about this hardware, there's one answer we don't have just yet, and that's the one to the question of who's going to help Yota Devices bring this phone to the US. Last week we heard ...

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    Ever since the iPhone 5, all iPhones (iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus) made by Apple feature 1GB of RAM. This means absolutely nothing to Android users (except for maybe bragging rights and an old joke), but Apple users will agree that the iPhone performs buttery smooth even with the single gig of memory it is equipped with. The secret, we all know, lies within the iOS platform, optimizations, and the way it handles memory, tasks, and so on, as well as the strict requirements for app developers. The situation was kind of identical with the iPad too, but, starting with the iPad ...

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    Samsung's tablets have evolved a lot, with the manufacturer continuously improving its offering (not at the pace of its smartphones, though); however, the South Korean manufacturer didn't release anything new for quite some time, but that doesn't mean that the manufacturer isn't hard at work on its 2015 Samsung tablet line-up. According to a recent report, the 2015 Samsung tablet line-up will contain at least four new slates, which will be part of the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note family of products. The report also mentions some model numbers, with their respective monikers: Galaxy Tab ...

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    Samsung is reportedly interested in a BlackBerry acquisition -- the details of the alleged offer, as well as BlackBerry's press release which refutes the rumor, leaving however, a tiny door open just in case ca be found here -- and now the South Korean phone-maker is, again, in the headlines, this time, with regards to its next flagship, the Galaxy S 6. Samsung might ditch Qualcomm for the 2015 Galaxy S -- the sixth in the company's history -- according to a recent report. According to "rumors from the industry", Samsung might opt to equip the Galaxy S 6 with its own Exynos chips, dumping ...

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    Back in the second half of 2013, months after the introduction of the the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, BlackBerry the company wasn't looking too hot. BB10 was failing to really take off the way the manufacturer might have hoped, and rumors circled around the idea of a big corporate buyout to put the company under new ownership. Ultimately that failed to happen, and instead we got a new CEO and a renewed commitment to developing new smartphones. And while BlackBerry's continued on, it just can't shake this characterization that's followed it of a beleaguered company on the verge of ...

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