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    I'm a fan of HTC products. Anyone who's been around very long probably remembers how I recall my days with the HP iPaq with great fondness. That device was well-built, stylish, and rugged! I teamed that little Pocket PC up with an IR keyboard and typed countless pages of notes from my college courses on it. While others with laptops hunted for power outlets, I just sat down and tapped away. Back then HTC built devices that other OEMs sold with their brands stamped all over them. Eventually HTC started making its own products, but the road has been pretty rocky. That seemed to turn around ...

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    Last week Pocketnow's Stephen Schenck talked about Chrome apps, and Google's plans to bring them to iOS and Android. As Stephen says, "a lot of users probably think this is great news. Me, I don't care for it." He's not alone. The points he brings up are entirely valid -- and completely miss the point. Let's talk about apps Before we get into all that, let's take a moment to talk about apps, shall we? "Apps" used to be called "programs" or "applications". They still are, of course, but apparently those words are too lengthy for us to say any more. "Apps" just sounds sexy, I suppose. For ...

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    Apple just released iOS 7 (which what some would say includes "heavy hints of Android") and we all suspect that Google is nearing the release of the next version of its OS: Android 4.4 KitKat. As such, everyone is busying trying to guess what Google could have in store for us, and what we might see when KitKat comes to our phones. To that end, we've been busy scratching our heads, and asking ourselves, if we were Google, what would we put into the next version of Android? What new features and changes will it bring? Here are some of our Android 4.4 speculations. Cards everywhere ...

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    The Nexus 4 is starting to show it's age. HTC, Samsung, and even Sony are releasing phones that have noticeably better specs than the flagship phone from Google. Then again, Google isn't showing off hardware in its Nexus lineup, instead, Google is showing off the latest and greatest version of Android... and perhaps showing us that it can run quite well on hardware that's one step down from the "best of the best" in terms of speed. Even still, it's time for a new Nexus, and most of us are referring to it as the "Nexus 5". Who will make it, and will I be happy if the Nexus 5 is based on the ...

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    Will the next iPhone have a curved screen? If a recent "leak" is to be believed, it's definitely a possibility. When you team that up with a recent patent application from Apple, that reality may arrive sooner than later. But why is a curved screen such a big deal? When the Samsung Nexus S came out with its curved screen I was under-impressed. Sure, the curved glass fit your face better than a flat slab, but the screen itself wasn't curved, just the glass. Later, the Galaxy Nexus followed suit, again with curved glass, not a curved screen. Both phones were somewhat unique in this ...

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    In a mobile world that runs on rumor and speculation, the HTC device codenamed the "M7" is this season's belle of the ball. The smartphone broke cover courtesy of an analyst leak back on December 5th, and it's been generating all manner of excitement ever since. That's not just because the M7 is purported to be an Android flagship device (though that's scintillating enough on its own). The M7 is especially intriguing because its parent company has, for over a year, been trying to claw itself out of a hole it fell into back in 2011. If it were a less remarkable corporation, that wouldn't ...

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    "I had this stupid idea," said Jaime Rivera, and my ears perked up. Anytime you hear that kind of a lead-in, you know you're in for something interesting. I siezed on the opportunity to interview Jaime as I would any non-colleague, and the resulting thought experiment was stimulating. "My biggest issue with the smartphone selection in 2012," he continued, "was that the best phones had to be big. If you didn't buy a big phone you didn't have the best specs." I readily agreed with him. At Pocketnow, we weren't the only ones to notice the accelerating trend toward "jumbophone-ism," but we ...

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    CES 2013 is over, and despite the fact that we cranked out about thirty videos covering products ranging from super-phablets to fuel cells, some of us still came away a little disappointed by what was ultimately a very light show, hardware-wise. Whether you were encouraged, let down, or completely unmoved by CES 2013, two things are true. First, you probably missed something amid the torrential downpour of 24-hour news; fortunately, our own Anton D. Nagy has you covered with an extensive wrap-up of our coverage from start to finish. Second -and more germane to our current focus- the ...

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    It seems like we just started getting Android 4 on our devices and we're already looking forward to Android 5. Looking back at previous versions of Android, what might Google roll up into the next version of Android? To refresh our memories, the Android operating was initially developed by Android Inc. as a new OS for smartphones and other touch-screen devices. Android, Inc. was founded by Andy Rubin and others in 2003. Google financially backed Android, Inc. in the beginning, purchased them in 2005, and unveiled the Android OS in 2007. The first consumer device based on the Android OS ...

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    Covering tech is a tricky business. Particularly when you have to repress residual fanboy tendencies in order to do your job. Allow me to explain. We've been in Berlin for a few days covering IFA, the annual consumer-electronics trade show where major brands make announcements and the media gets hands-on time with new products. This year's show hasn't been overwhelming, but it's given us the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note II, a new array of Sony Xperia products, and a bevy of Windows 8 tablets. Among those, Samsung, Acer, and Sony all brought out some Start-screen-packing hardware, ...

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    One of the most fun things about following the fast-moving world of technology is playing the what-if game. What if you took the best attributes of your favorite platform and combined them with the best hardware on the market to create the closest thing to an epic dream device? It's a game we used to play a lot on webOS-enthusiast message boards, where a whole bunch of Palm fans congregated to praise the software and bemoan the hardware behind our favorite mobile platform. "If only HP would offer webOS on an Evo/Galaxy S/Magic," many said, "the slab-lovers would come out in droves and ...

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    Let's cut to the chase: there's almost certainly a new iPhone coming out later this year. Whether it will drop in October, as the latest speculation suggests, or some other time in the fourth quarter is anyone's guess. What's certain is that this iPhone will see a few upgrades. What's slightly less than certain, but still highly probable, is that those upgrades will be major. Whether or not you were disappointed with the iPhone 4S announcement, you have to admit that it was a very minor step up from its previous iteration. Of course, "major" is a relative term. Apple's halo device family ...

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