Nokia Prepping Sony Xperia Z1s Rival in Lumia 1520 Mini

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Nokia may be prepping a smaller version of its large and powerful Lumia 1520 phablet. Given that the smaller Windows Phone smartphone is rumored to come with many of the same high-end specs that its larger brother debuted with, the smaller Lumia 1520 Mini will be a device without any compromises and would appeal to […]

Verizon to Keep Galaxy Note 3 Fresh with Rose Gold Edition

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As rumors of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone loom, Verizon Wireless may be keeping the flagship Galaxy Note 3 phablet fresh with hints that a new rose gold edition would be arriving Stateside. Other than the color change, the rose gold edition should be exactly identical in form and functionality to the traditional Galaxy Note […]

Even Microsoft is Labeling Windows 8 as the New Vista

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Adding insult to injury, it is reported that internal employees at Microsoft are dubbing Windows 8 as the new Vista, a slight to the operating system franchise. Responding to an analyst question on whether or not it would be fair to call Windows 8 the new Vista, Paul Thurrott said on Twitter, “Call it what […]

Amazon to Apply Google Now Strategy to Shipping

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If free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers may be too slow for you, Amazon may be able to deliver packages faster by anticipating orders in the future. Applying a similar strategy to what Google uses to anticipate information you may want and delivering it to you before you even request it, Amazon will be […]

Being a Glasshole While Driving Is Legal in California, Sort Of.

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From pricing to privacy concerns, Google has attracted a lot of attention with its wearable smart glasses dubbed Google Glass. Most recently, though, another issue with Glass popped up in the state of California where a motorist was ticketed for distracted driving because she was wearing Google Glass when she pulled over by the California […]

Apple Has China In Its Rear View Mirror

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China represents a complicated opportunity and threat to American smartphone-maker Apple. After the dominance of the iPhone and later Google’s Android operating system led by South Korea’s Samsung, China may be leading the charge to fend off foreign competition with its own home-grown mobile operating system. The Chinese government is now backing the China Operating […]

Microsoft to Give Voice to Bing in April to Take on Siri

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Starting in April in time for Microsoft’s developer BUILD conference, the Bing search engine will be getting its own voice and intelligence. At least that’s what MSFTNerd is claiming on a Tumblr account, noting that the voice search feature will be available on Windows Phone, Windows, iPhone, and Xbox over time. Intelligent voice search hosted by […]

Sprint Could Go Into $50 Billion of Debt to Gain T-Mobile US

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Sprint, now a majority-owned subsidiary of Japanese carrier Softbank, may have just secured $50 billion of financing to potentially acquire rival T-Mobile U.S., which is owned by German’s Deutsche Telekom. According to a report on the Wall Street Journal, Sprint was approached by two banks on financing, so this deal could become reality if all goes […]

Nokia Lumia 1020, 1520 Adobe RAW Profiles Make Pictures Even Better

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With the Nokia Black software update for the Lumia line of Windows Phone, Nokia is allowing mobile photographers to capture RAW image files in the DNG format on the flagships Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1020 smartphones. Now, the Lumia phone-maker has also released the DNG color profiles to help photographers easily “develop” or process their […]

Stress Gives LG G Flex Major Acne

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It’s been known that many humans will breakout with acne under stress, and the same could also be said about certain electronics. Users are reporting that the LG G Flex could also develop bumps on the display when stressed or flexed too often. Fortunately, though, if you choose to believe the South Korean manufacturer, LG […]

Too Much ‘Force’ From Fitbit Results in Customer Injuries

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The Fitbit Force is the latest wearable fitness gadget to debut over the holiday shopping season competing in the same space as the Nike+ Fuelband and the Jawbone Up. However, the Fitness Force may be just that–too forceful–resulting in injuries to the wearer, but not in the way you would imagine. According to a report […]

The One That Wasn’t: A Glimpse of HTC’s Design Prototype

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The HTC One with its zero-gap unibody aluminum build quality is a design icon in the mobile community, but how did HTC settle on that design with stereo front-facing BoomSound speakers, a low-light capable Ultrapixel camera, and a magnificent display? It’s still unclear when the HTC One’s final design was born, but when the smartphone, […]

Motorola CEO Leaves Doors Open for Future Moto Maker Tablet

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After a successful run at the highly customizable Moto X thanks to the Moto Maker studio, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside left open the possibility that the personalization options could potentially come to a future Motorola branded tablet. When asked about a potential tablet, Woodside told Pocket-lint that this could be a potential for the future. “We […]

Will it Bend? Apple Eyes AMOLED iWatch Screen

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According to the latest projections from DisplaySearch, Apple may be employing a flexible AMOLED display for its much anticipated and highly rumored iWatch wearable smartwatch. According to the forecast posted by CNET, the iWatch is said to use a flexible display with a 320 X 320-pixel resolution distributed over a 1.3- or 1.6-inch screen. The resolution […]

Is a Galaxy S4-Inspired Windows Phone Coming From Samsung

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Samsung is about to launch a larger Windows Phone device for the U.S. market and now we know a little more information thanks to documents submitted to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) for certification. The Samsung SM-W750 is said to be a Windows Phone device with a 5-inch display and a resolution of 1080 […]

The Red Flag Is Coming: China’s Xiaomi Gets Endorsed by Apple’s Wozniak

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So far, popular smartphone brands in the U.S. have largely been dominated by Apple, Samsung, and smaller rivals, with Chinese brands taking a backseat with the low cost market. However, that may change soon given Xiaomi‘s ambitious plans to conquer the world and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak giving the Chinese brand a ringing endorsement. “I’m […]

Nokia May Have a Trojan Horse for Microsoft

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Nokia fans were upset when Microsoft alum Stephen Elop was hired as CEO to lead the company, resulting in a radical departure from the Symbian and MeeGo (formerly Maemo) platforms and a marriage to Microsoft’s nascent Windows Phone operating system. Avid Finns and Nokians called Elop a Trojan horse sent from Microsoft to convert the […]