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    Apple is not only famous for gaining significant popularity through a very small product portfolio, but also because of the pandemonium that each product launch can generate. At this point you've probably already caught certain TV news networks covering the lines that are already building up for the launch of the Apple Watch. At some point most of us assumed that Apple enjoyed this level of publicity for product launches, but new reports claim a different story. Internal sources claim that Angela Ahrendts, Apple's VP of retail, has recently sent out a memo to her team explaining the master ...

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    Is the Galaxy S6 the smartphone you thought it would be? The one you were really hoping for? Samsung made a few big departures from previous entries in the series, and despite how well-received many of them have been, there's a fair chance that Samsung dropped one of your favorite features. Luckily, there may be hope yet, as we caught word about a month ago that the Galaxy S6 could see the arrival of a close cousin in the form of the Galaxy S6 Active. Not only would that spell the return of the phone's waterproofing, but rumors have gone so far as to suggest that the Active version of the ...

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    Tomorrow is April 8, which means we're just about to see HTC's latest smartphone go official. The weeks following the launch of the One M9 have already brought us the One M8s and One E9+, but there's one more new model just over the horizon, the One M9+. The quad HD handset has seen no shortage of leaks, and already this month we've had a few opportunities to check out seemingly official promotional material. While tomorrow's event will finally pull the curtain all the way back on this Android, we've got one last set of leaks to take a look at today, with the arrival of a couple new ...

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    We know a lot about the Huawei Ascend P8, despite the fact that it's not yet been made official. April 15 is when we expect to hear official wording about the device, but we've already heard rumors of its possible ceramic and glass build, as well as a tentative aluminum frame for the device. What we didn't know where its exact internals, but those are no longer a secret thanks to this Huawei Ascend P8 leak. A 5.2-inch screen is expected to be at the front of the Ascend P8 (Ascend P7 showed in the image above), with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. At the core of the smartphone ...

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    We all remember last year's (thankfully behind us) "selfie" trends (with their respective "groufie", etc. derivates), and, remembering that, we can't help but remember Sony's Xperia C3, the selfie-centric phone with the five-megapixel front-facer with LED flash. It looks like the Japanese manufacturer hasn't given up on the concept, as a follow-up, the Xperia C4, is in the works, judging by the latest chatter. We've seen a render leaked yesterday, showing off a fairly similar design with an oversized camera on the front, and today, we're looking at what's claimed to be a real-life picture ...

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    The Sony Xperia Z4 is not official yet, but it already feels like we've known this phone for so long (and we're not referring to the slight improvements from the Z1 to the Z2 to the Z3, etc.). With all the rumors and leaks that are becoming a daily source of chatter and headlines, we can't help but wonder when is it exactly that Sony decides to finally make the phone official. A Sony Xperia Z4 camera sample has been allegedly leaked. A resized version can be seen below, while the full size of the image is available at the source link. According to the EXIF data, the shot has been taken ...

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    Whatsapp is clearly popular enough to get Facebook to spend millions on it, and that's mainly because of the amount of users it has around the world. We're still having mixed feelings on how beneficial this acquisition has been for Whatsapp, mainly because features like the Whatsapp voice calling service that was announced exactly a year ago, are still not reaching end users at the speed at which Whatsapp performed in the past. If you're wondering if there is still light at the end of the tunnel for this feature to reach Windows Phone, the news are both good and bad. We'd say the news are ...

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    Apple has spent the last couple of years in denial with the Apple TV, and that seems to be the reality for most of its competitors as well. Even though there is a lot of potential behind the TV business model, no company has found the right formula to sell TV streaming gadgets like you can sell a smartphone today. That said, we do know that there is a much needed refresh for the Apple TV coming soon, but don't expect to be blown away by it. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple will not launch support for 4K video resolution in its future Apple TV, even after the company blew the ...

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    Apple's innovation behavior has become rather predictable over the last couple of years. Either the company is extremely behind its competitors, like in the case of the camera resolution for its smartphone lineup, or way ahead of its competition, like in the case of the iMac 5K that was launched last year. At a time when even 4K is still not ubiquitous, you'd think that Apple would be content with a 5K-resolution iMac, but new reports claim otherwise. LG has been Apple's primary display partner for products like the iPhone and the iPad for the last couple of years, thanks to its IPS ...

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    Samsung isn't necessarily having the best time when it comes to its Galaxy S6 launch, but then again, we know this isn't the only company that deals with these kinds of fake publicity problems. Our experience with the Galaxy S6 didn't start off right, but that doesn't mean that the company didn't do something about it to fix the issues. You'd think that the "bendgate" rumors were the only click-bait issue Samsung was dealing with so far, but reality is the complete opposite. Last week, a Chinese media outlet published a story that gained substantial popularity over the weekend. The outlet ...

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    Sony smartphone news has already been passing over our desk with some greater-than-average frequency today, as a pair of separate leaks attempted to help show off the upcoming Xperia Z4 flagship. But such high-end hardware hasn't made up the entirety of the Sony devices we've been checking out in recent days, and late last month we got to look at a handset codenamed Cosmos, sporting a very prominent front-facing camera. In the days since, the name Xperia C4 has emerged as a possible formal designation for this handset, and now a new render attempts to give us a cleaner look at its ...

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    It's been a little over a month now since Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed rumors that the company is getting into the cellular service game, starting business as an MVNO and selling access to mobile networks. And while Pichai's comments helped crystallize that this is a project that's very much happening, the details have continued to remain a mystery. It may still be some time before we have the compete picture of just what Google intends to offer, to whom, and for how much, but this week a new report attempts to shine some light on one aspect of those plans, claiming that Google's ...

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    For a smartphone that doesn't have a release event on the calendar, one where even our best guesses about release plans span the course of months, Sony's Xperia Z4 sure has been leaking like a phone that's just itching to go official any day now. We've seen hardware components, checked out benchmark reports, and now the latest leaks have been delivering pictures of functional, very polished-looking handsets. Earlier today we brought you some up-close shots of the phone in operation, and now we follow those up with new pics that really help show off the Z4 from various angles. It's that ...

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    Ready for your daily Sony Xperia Z4 report? Good, because the E6553 Sony model we've recently seen in leaked benchmarks has been allegedly leaked in this set of images you can see above and below. With the Xperia Z3 campaigns switching gears, one could become skeptical about the Z4, and its existence, but the phone should not be far out, with all these rumors, leaks, and reports we're seeing lately. Now, we can't be sure whether these images are really depicting the Xperia Z4, nor whether they're legit or not, but the display on the phone above does seem to indeed show off an E6553 model. ...

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    Sony will release its Xperia Z4 someday, but when? Were Sony to follow last year's pattern, the Z4 would have been official by now, launched at CES or MWC. But instead: silence. We've heard a couple theories about when the Z4 might actually launch, ranging from just around the corner in May, to holding off until early fall. And while we'd like to believe the new flagship would get here sooner rather than later, news of a big new Sony advertising push for the last year's Z3 has us reevaluating things. Sony's new advertising campaign is focused on the Z3 and Z3 Compact, extending from TV, to ...

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    Update: The render at the very bottom has been leaked by @upleaks, and it shows off the back of the alleged phone, complete with the three color options that will purportedly be available (though the duotone build is not visible from this angle). We can also look at the DuoCamera setup, as well as the dual-tone LED flash. Promotional images for HTC's April 8 event have been leaked yesterday, showing off the phone tentatively called the One M9+, and some of its key features. While said promo materials didn't mention the device by its name, today's set of leaked renders and slides ...

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    There was a lot to love about the Moto 360 when it came out last year – many editors on our team currently still use the device on a day-to-day basis – but there's no denying that it was a first-gen device that was testing the waters for Android Wear. There were issues, and a lot of those issues are likely to be best fixed on a second-gen variant. (If you're interested in what the staff thinks Motorola needs to improve on with the 2015 model, we have just the collaborative editorial for you.) That's why we're excited to see that this new model seems to be well into the development ...

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    As much as it is a smartphone manufacturer, LG is also a displays company. And while those two things may coincide most of the time, the displays operation is a bread earner of its own, and the past few years the company has taken time before the launch of its flagship smartphone to separately announce the display panel that will be used in its production – and the company's nearly always had the cutting edge of display technology (read: shrinking bezels down to near-nothing) in play with these announcements. In Seoul today, the company has taken the wraps off of the LG G4 QHD display, ...

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    To hear some of the latest iPhone rumors, Apple could be considering bringing the Apple Watch's Force Touch sensor technology to the next round of iPhone hardware, giving its smartphones the ability to not just detect finger position, but pressure, as well. Based on the report we saw earlier, that was about the extent of the rumor, but as we pick up additional details from the analyst note that's behind it all, a new aspect to the tale is emerging, one that could see the next iPhone take an unexpected name. The idea is that the arrival of Force Touch could spell a major shift in iPhone ...

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    It was just a little earlier this afternoon when we were thinking about the state of Android Lollipop releases, and how the availability of Android 5.1 was pushing OEMs like Motorola to reconsider their release plans for earlier Lollipop updates in favor of those using Google's latest version. And while Motorola looks committed to Android 5.1, we may already be on the cusp of the next Android update, as early evidence arrives for a forthcoming Android 5.1.1 release. The 5.1.1 mention shows up in the Android SDK manager, so while we haven't seen any direct evidence of 5.1.1-running phones ...

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    One of the most high-profile changes arriving in Widows 10 is Microsoft's move to a new primary browser, with Spartan rising to fill Internet Explorer's shoes. We've heard a lot about what Spartan will do, and earlier this week its first public PC release landed, but so far we haven't seen it be made available for the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. Spartan's mobile debut should be coming soon, as a newly leaked video attempts to reveal an upcoming Windows 10 for phones build, Spartan and all. Like that new video showing Windows 10 on the Xiaomi Mi4, the Chinese narration here ...

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    The pending retail debut of the Apple Watch is just weeks away, meaning that very soon a lot of us will have our first experience with Force Touch, Apple's input system that allows the wearable to register not just the position of your finger on its screen, but also how hard you're pressing. Understandably, Force Touch has been getting a lot of attention, and rumors have already suggested that Apple could be planning to bring the same technology to the next iPhone. Now a new report attempts to add support to this theory, and gets specific about just what it could cost Apple to implement an ...

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    Taking home a new phone for the first time can be a fantastic feeling. You have the anticipation of unboxing, the moment of that first power-on, and that satisfying “zip” of pulling off the screen protector. And while the phone will almost certainly one day pick up some dings and scuffs, for those first few moments, it really does seem percent. Or at least, it's supposed to. That's why some of the first shoppers to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are so upset, reporting that their new smartphones are arriving with screens covered in tiny scratches. The nature of these ...

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    HTC looks to be on the roll lately, with the announcement of the One E9+, One M8s, and the Taiwanese 64GB variant of the One M9. There's still at least one phone to look out for; it's been rumored, it's been leaked, and now more HTC One M9+ details arrive thanks to some leaked promotional materials. Tentatively leaked in yesterday's renders, the HTC One M9+ is also subject to an April 8 event in Beijing. Following the same visual style are today's three promotional slides leaked, showing off various aspects of the upcoming phone. They emphasize on the screen, build (materials as well as ...

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    April is upon us, and that means we're just weeks away from the first Apple Watch sales. Apple brings its first smartwatch to its retail stores on April 10, where you'll have the opportunity to go hands-on and check out the wearable for yourself. Then a little later this month, on April 24, full sales of the Apple Watch get underway. When that happens, just how many smartwatches can Apple hope to move? Surveys have already suggested strong consumer interest, but who's buying an Apple Watch right out of the gate? A new analyst report suggests that sales will start at quite the brisk pace, ...

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