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    When HTC announced the One M9+ in April, the company made it clear that the device will not be available in regions like the US, and/or Europe; the company pushes its 2015 flagship, the One M9, in these key markets. Of course, we've recently seen that the One M9+ (alongside the E9+) are available in the US from third parties, like Amazon, but the device (which we're currently testing), is lacking Google services. According to a recent rumor, European HTC One M9+ availability should be expected in the third quarter of the year, which begins a little more than a week from now. "Germany, ...

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    Just as we're seeing more and more 2015 Moto X leaks hit the internet, the 2014 Moto G gets a serious discount on Amazon, which is a good indication of things to come (not that we ever doubted there will be a Moto G 2015). Alleged pictures, as well as a leaked video, try to anticipate not only the looks, but also the Moto G 2015 specs. There's not much to tell judging by the alleged picture above; the dimple is there, dual LED flash seems to make its way to the 2015 Moto G, and the camera up to. The back has a striped texture which should help grip and handling of the device, but the ...

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    Interested in trying out the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview? While it may still be a little rough around the edges for use as a daily driver (though that's a matter of preference), there's no harm in spending a few days poking around to see what's new in the latest build, and that's just what plenty of Windows Phone users have been up to. Head on over to Microsoft’s device compatibility page for the preview, and you'll see dozens and dozens of handsets supported – by and large, all of them Lumias. For now, there's just one exception: last year's HTC One M8 for Windows, which ...

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    For a couple weeks now we've been checking out rumors about a new Samsung flagship-level handset, one that would look a hell of a lot like the Galaxy S6 Edge but arrive with a slightly larger screen – supposedly one up around 5.5 inches. We've heard it called the Galaxy S6 Plus, then the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. There's even been a hardware leak, but aside from UI window dressing, it didn't appear to reveal much of interest. Then again, why would it – without a sense of scale, this new phone should appear pretty much like the Galaxy S6 Edge itself. Today we've got a new leak to check out ...

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    BlackBerry may be planning to introduce a new smartphone that skips BB10 entirely and runs Android, instead: so say rumors that emerged about a week ago. Since then, we've been trying to get a better sense for just what form this device might take – assuming that the reports have a glimmer of truth in them. That's led to a lot of talk about hardware, including the theories that this Android-based BlackBerry could be the slider the company showed off at MWC (one subsequently rumored to have some seriously high-end hardware), or maybe something developed with the help of Samsung. There's ...

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    Even though Android is famous for offering the best app ecosystem in the world, it's hard to ignore that this isn't Google's core business. This company has always based its businesses on cloud-based solutions like Google Sheets for example, as an online way to compete with Microsoft Excel. We also see this with Google's new Photos app as well, but a new report claims that there is a bigger picture. Even though the report doesn't confirm what the name of this project is, it seems that Google is secretly working on a new plan to make apps something users stream to devices, and not something ...

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    So far Apple has not provided the media with any solid sales figures for the Apple Watch. Tim Cook hasn't gone further than expressing that he's "thrilled" with the popularity of the watch, and we assume that sales figures aren't at their best with the current retail strategy. Today we get some estimates backed up by solid data, and we also get cost estimates that would make anyone cringe. Slice Intelligence has just revealed a study that's based on scanning the email inboxes of more than 2M panel members. It reveals that in the US alone, Apple has sold 2.7 million Apple Watch units, a ...

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    The Apple Watch was barely launched in a few markets two months ago, and just a few days ago on Apple Stores. Users are still mixed about how useful this wearable is, up to the point that some wouldn't even recommend it to a friend. If you're holding up for the Apple Watch 2 and expecting a much better watch than the one currently being sold, we learn more about it today. Trusted sources claim that Cupertino might launch a few band updates for the Apple Watch later this year, but that we might not see a second generation unit until 2016. These sources claim that Apple might improve the ...

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    "Samsung Galaxy S5 could feature iris scanner as well as 2K display"; sounds funny when you read it now, but that's what the rumor mill suggested prior to the S5 launch back at the end of 2013. Fast forward to today, and we're writing a similar story. Only time will tell whether we'll be laughing this one off as well. A recent report from Korea claims that both Samsung and LG will include the technology on their future flagship smartphones, especially those coming out next year. There is at least one smartphone on the market that features advanced biometric features, namely iris ...

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    LG is doing its best to push the G4 as hard as it can -- the company recently extended its accessory bundle offer, and also has a bogo deal on leather back covers -- but LG G4 Pro rumors are popping up, among which, one related to a possible metal case. We're not sure how seriously to treat this report from Russia that claims to reveal the LG G4 Pro specs, allegedly found on Chinese social network Weibo. Treat them accordingly. Regarded as the second flagship of the year, or the flagship of the second half of 2015, the LG G4 Pro specs reportedly include a 5.8-inch Quad HD ...

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    LG clearly got the memo about how badly designed the original LG G Watch was a few months ago, up to the point of launching the G Watch R very shortly after. Obviously it's hard to compete with the elegance of devices like the Moto 360, and LG decided to give it a shot. Just when you thought that LG couldn't improve on all the elegance of the Watch Urbane, or the added functionality of the Watch Urbane LTE, it seems the company is just getting started. We've got what seems to be a new trademark filing for an LG Watch Urbane Luxe in the works. We say "seems" because we're having a hard time ...

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    BlackBerry rumors have been heating up over the course of the past week, all circling around an idea that's either outright crazy or just crazy enough to be true: that BlackBerry could produce an Android-running smartphone. After first hearing about this notion of the company dropping its own BB10 OS for a forthcoming model, the story evolved with the new angle that this device could be a joint BlackBerry/Samsung collaboration. Today we check out some new developments from a pair of sources, both as we hear about some possible specs for this hardware, as well as get to see an image that ...

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    Flash back to one month ago: we were just about to hear rumors that Samsung could break from its traditional launch of the next Galaxy Note phablet at IFA in Berlin and might introduce the Note 5 over a month early, sometime in late July. Just days later, Samsung would publicly deny the rumors, suggesting that the Note 5's unveiling would follow a more traditional schedule. But now that talk of an early Galaxy Note 5 launch is back, this time with a slightly less premature (and correspondingly, slightly more believable) spin on it. Instead of premiering at IFA in early September, this new ...

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    You'd assume by the level of demand of the Apple Watch, that the device has proven to be a home run in sales, but we wouldn't bet on that just yet. The fact that Apple evaded the topic at the WWDC 2015 keynote is not a good sign, and it seems we'll have to wait until Cupertino's next quarter results to get solid data. If you're wondering how satisfied users are with the device so far, news don't seem positive. Research firm UserTesting surveyed 52 Apple Watch owners, a small sample indeed, but understandable given how few people own one right now. When users were asked if they'd recommend ...

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    We're three months away from it being a year since Microsoft announced the Lumia 735 in IFA 2014, and ever since then, we've been hearing rumors of a US launch for the product. Only a few days after it was announced, we heard that Verizon would pick it up for the US market, and well, the rest is history. We doubt you're still waiting for it to arrive, but if you are, we've got more rumors. Reports claim that the Lumia 735 will launch online for Verizon on June 18, and then on all retail channels for the carrier on July 9. The black option will be available with a bevy of removable cover ...

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    Just like with the iPhone 6, Apple was clearly not prepared for the amount of demand it received with the Apple Watch, and we don't blame the company to a certain degree. Smartwatches have proven to be very late-blooming market, so it made sense for Apple to be conservative about its supply orders for this new product. Up until today you could only order the Apple Watch online and wait for it, but reports claim this changes today. Sources claim that Apple Stores have begun receiving Apple Watch units as of today. We're not given details on what specific models are showing up, but the ...

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    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not only the best selling iPhones in history, but for a brief period also the best selling phones in most markets across the globe. Apple was clearly not prepared for this, spending almost four months in being able to catch up with its sales demand. Apple's ability to produce enough devices was so bad that Tim Cook admitted to it, and it seems Cupertino doesn't want history to repeat itself. Trusted sources claim that Apple is making some significant orders of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to its suppliers. Specific numbers weren't provided, but given ...

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    Google's intentions for this year's lineup of Nexus devices are anything but clear at the moment, and the company has deviated from past habits so many times in recent years, that's its tough to even form some general expectations of how many models we might be talking about, or what shapes/sizes they might take. At least one rumor has suggested that LG could return as a manufacturer, building one of two possible Nexus handsets. Now some new rumors out of South Korea discuss what the company could be planning for this phone. The big takeaway from this report is that this LG Nexus phone may ...

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    Two of Microsoft's hottest new devices could be making their way to the lineups of one of the US's largest nationwide carriers very soon. The Lumia 640, announced at Mobile World Congress this year to build on Microsoft's affordable smartphone success, is coming to T-Mobile today. And if new information from WinSuperSite is to be believed, both the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are also going to be making their way to AT&T by the end of the month. Allegedly, WinSuperSite obtained the information in the following quotation at a Microsoft-sponsored event from a representative of the ...

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    Samsung must be working hard on several Galaxy phones as the reports keep popping up. Earlier we've seen some images and specs of the upcoming Galaxy J5, and now we're looking at this Galaxy A8 leak with alleged pictures claimed to represent the upcoming device. We've heard quite a bit about the Samsung Galaxy A8, so there's definitely fire somewhere judging by the amount of smoke (and the pictures attached). The Galaxy A8 pictured above and below is claimed to be part of an upcoming A-series of smartphones, alongside the Galaxy A6 and A9. This Galaxy A8 leak we're currently looking at ...

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    The iPad Pro, or whatever its name will be, is a device that has been rumored for the longest time. While there's still nothing official about it, the reports are pouring in, especially after the first beta of iOS 9 -- check out our hands-on here -- and the last time we heard the large slate mentioned was regarding the keyboard included with the latest version of Apple's mobile OS. On that exact vein, as people continue to dissect iOS 9 beta, the code reveals more evidence that the iPad Pro might exist in the near future. The image reveals screen resolutions listed inside the code of iOS ...

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    We know to expect a certain Samsung Galaxy J5, as well as a Galaxy J7, as evidence of their existence, or future existence, has been hinted last month. Furthermore, as far as the latter is concerned, we've seen some Galaxy J7 specs and hardware details emerge thanks to online listings, but now it's time to look at some Galaxy J5 specs, together with a set of leaked photos of the upcoming South Korean smartphone. Design-wise the Samsung Galaxy J5 looks similar to the J7, characterized by a plastic build, as well as a removable back cover offering easy access to a removable battery. As far ...

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    How many options do you have right now for unlocking your smartphone? PIN, pattern, trusted Bluetooth device, voice, face, fingerprint... the list goes on and on. With so many choices already out there, how's a manufacturer supposed to innovate? Sure, we hear rumors about iris-based unlocking every once in a while, and now a newly issued Amazon patent offers another system worth considering, as it describes a method for authenticating smartphone users based on the shape of their ears. Like fingerprints, the shape the ridges and folds forming our ears take is quite unique, and can be used ...

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    The smartwatch market is in the middle of some huge shifts. When 2014 got started, the major players looked like Pebble and Samsung, and Android Wear had yet to debut. The arrival of Google's smartwatch platform seriously shook things up throughout the year, and now we're in the middle of another big adjustment, as the Apple Watch goes after a whole new segment of shoppers in 2015. Understandably, all this motion means that dominance can quickly change hands, and we're seeing just how true that is in some new market figures produced by Strategy Analytics, demonstrating the extent to which ...

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    Microsoft's clearly working on the next generation of Lumia hardware, phones that will be among the first models running Windows 10 Mobile. While there's nothing official just yet, rumors have already made quite a few stabs at working our what we might hope to expect from these handsets. One big feature on the minds of a lot of Lumia fans has been the return of a really great camera, and expectations have been running high that some of these upcoming models might deliver imaging performance that truly lives up to the PureView name. Now a new leak gives us reason to be optimistic, as ...

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