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Liquid-cooled smartphones from Samsung, HTC, and Apple coming later this year

Liquid cooling We told you about the world’s first liquid-cooled handset about a month ago when NEC introduced the Medias X-06E phone for NTT DoCoMo over in Japan. It basically uses a smartphone-centric heat pipe design that relies on cooling technology yet untapped even on today’s high-end models. How would you like to have this same cooling tech in...

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Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July

Samsung logo aa (2) - 600px Samsung, along with other tech industry giants, met with New York Attorney General Erich Schneiderman recently to discuss the implementation of the smartphone kill switch that we’ve talked about before in order to reduce the number of device thefts that keep occurring in the U.S. Now, it looks like the Korea-based electronics company has fin...

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Would a “kill switch” help prevent smartphone theft? NY and SF prosecutors think so

emergency kill switch Credit: dumbledad Possibly one of the best upgrades shown off at the iOS7 unveiling was the enhanced security features which help prevent thieves from using stolen iPhone’s. Extra security is certainly a deterrent to would be thieves, and we were also recently wondering what other manufacturers could do to improve the security of their own hands...

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HTC overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales in Japan

HTC One X Logo aa 3 1600HTC surpassed Samsung for fifth place in the Japanese smartphone market during the first quarter of this year, according to market research firm IDC Japan on Wednesday.IDC’s report found that HTC managed to secure a 6.6 percent share of the Japanese smartphone market in Q1 2013. But rather than the popular HTC One, it appears that the J Butterfly...

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Galaxy S4 Zoom: Camera-caliber smartphone revealed

samsung galaxy s4 zoom 8The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a a powerhouse of a smartphone with a camera complex. The camera-phone weighs about 200 grams and is about 15.4 millimteres thick - if the camera lens is not extended. Everything included, the user gets a compact camera with 10x optical zoom which also doubles as a smartphone. Pricing and launch date still haven't been co...

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What does your smartphone cover case say about you?

case teaser picYour smartphone home screen, like we say in our past report, is like a peep hole into your personality. The same could be said for the protective casing that you've chosen, which is also an identification of who you want to present yourself as. After the study we undertook about the various home screen stereotypes, it's now time to check ...

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How to get T-Mobile’s $30/month unlimited data smartphone plan

t-mobile-logo-hugeIf you don’t talk on your mobile phone much, but like to use apps, navigation, or any other kind of data-absorbing functions, you know how important a good data plan is. What if we told you that you could pay about $30/month for unlimited data, with the first 5MB at top speeds? Now we’re talking!The Consumerist recently highlighted the low-cost...

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Some Android Smartphones Will Have BBM Preinstalled

BBM I know, we are here a bunch of Android and Android apps lovers, but this news story seems pretty interesting, as RIM announced a few days ago that it will make available to Android users its very popular BBM (BlackBerry messenger). The BlackBerry messenger also known as BBM will be ready to go out of the box on some Android running smart phones ...

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Smartphone Sales to Surpass Feature Phones in 2013 – Led by Android

800px Kid Touching Smartphone Dum Dum Kolkata 2012 04 22 1767A new study by IDC confirms that smartphone sales will surpass feature phone sales in 2013. The largest growth area will be in "emerging markets" - which are particularly Android-friendly. Image courtesy of ...

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Sony Xperia M and M dual: Cheap mid-range smartphone revealed

sony xperia mToday, Sony has revealed some new mid-range smartphones: The Xperia M and M Dual. Highlights of these 4-inch devices include NFC capabilities and a lower price point. ...

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Will Samsung’s SM-C101 be a Camera sequel or a new Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone?

Samsung Galaxy Camera front zoom flashI’m sure that until now you’ve heard us on repeated occasions mentioning a rumored Samsung SM-C101 device. Samsung’s upcoming creation is said to have a camera powerful enough to beat even Nokia’s camera phones, a medium size screen with modest resolutions and, most important, phone capabilities.From how we see it, there are two possib...

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Over Half of the Smartphones Sold in April in US Run on Android OS

Android Yeah, you got that right, Android is the crowned king when it comes to mobile OS sales in April in the US. Kantar Worldpanel released the latest figures, and according to them, Android is running on 52% of the smart phones sold in the United States in April. It is very interesting to see how things develop in the mobile phone OS market, especial...

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Android accounts for 52% of U.S. smartphone sales in April; iOS and Windows Phone growing

Android logo green robot 7 1600 aaInterested to know how the big mobile operating systems rivals have been stacking up against each other so far this year? Kantar Worldpanel has you covered, as it has conducted some insightful research into the U.S. market share of each operating system.Our favourite mobile operating system grabbed an impressive 51.7% of all U.S. smartphone sales i...

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A Fair Trade Smartphone

fairphoneFairphone wants to create a "seriously cool" Android phone that puts social values first. The group behind the phone is hoping to raise enough funds to make their vision of a fair trade smartphone a reality. ...

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Acer announces its first 5-inch smartphone, names it Acer Liquid S1

acer liquid s1 Over at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Acer seems to have started the fire by way of announcing several new gadgets such as the Acer Liquid S1. This smartphone happens to be Acer's first to have a size bigger than 5-inch. The Acer Liquid S1 sports a 5.7-inch HD 1280x720 screen and comes powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Acer Liquid S1 also comes ...

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Are We Facing a Perpetual Shortage in Smartphone Components?

shortage in smartphone components We all know about HTC's recent technical troubles, when they were faced with a shortage in smartphone  components for their latest flagship , the HTC One. Even if they managed to get over it, the problem was very real and pressing, shipments were delayed, as contractors failed to produce enough aluminum unibody chassis and Ultra Pixel camera sen...

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Are smartphone component shortages here to stay?

broadcomm chips modems smartphone components [aa]  (2)We already know that the reason behind the Snapdragon 600 and Exynos Octa split in the Galaxy S4 came down to production issues, and how can anyone forget the HTC One’s component shortages. It’s obvious that there’s a growing trend with production difficulties in the smartphone market, and it seems that other component manufacturers are a...

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Chinese copies of the best smartphones.

IR foto 2HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, Galaxy Note 3, iPhone, ... all, or nearly all high-end devices have their own clone in the Chinese market, some even are released before the original reaches the hands of consumers. But ... To what extent are these replicas? Is it worth it to save some money and switch to a chinese knockoff? ...

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Nexus 5: Who can build the next Google smartphone?

nexus 5As long as Google can keep up the steady rythm in which it is spitting out Nexus devices, we can always hope and wish for a Nexus 5 to be dropping in October. The big question on everyone's mind, however, is who will be the company that will be cosen to build the newest Google smartphone? How we've imagined the Nexus 5 / ...

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Umeox X5 could be the thinnest smartphone yet, coming in at just 5.6mm-thick

umeox-x5-4It seems like every time we turn around a new device is vying for the title of “world’s thinnest smartphone”. For a while, the Alcatel One Touch Idol held the honors. Then the upcoming Huawei Ascend P6 prepared to take the title. Now it is apparently the Umeox X5′s turn.I know you are thinking it, so I’ll just say it: Who the ...

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Samsung Sells 12.5 Million Android Smartphones in China in Q1

samsung Yes, you got that right, Android rules Communist China, as the tech giant Samsung sold an impressive 12.5 million Android running smartphones in China in the first quarter of 2013. Samsung's performance is even more impressive if you're taking into account the structure and the type of the Chinese market. HTC, ZTE and Huawei are the top dogs the...

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Ascend P6 Smartphone: Photoleaks all over the place

LEAKWell, the Huawei Ascend P6 is an unofficial new smartphone that's suppoesd to be incredibly thin, and judging from the leaked pictures, very similar to the iPhone 5 in design. Well, for something that has been supposedly been unofficial, there have been two leaks of photos for the device so far this month. Is this the possible Ascend P6? / ...

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Qualcomm Brags With its New Mirasol 2560 x 1440 577ppi 5.1-inch Display for Smartphones

mirasol We all know about Qualcomm, one of the world's top dogs when it comes to mobile processors, now they are entering  in a completely different  field of battle showing off their latest creation, Mirasol, a 2560 x 1440 577ppi 5.1-inch display . Massive cool, man, forward Qualcomm! What's up with that, you may ask, what seems to be wrong? Actuall...

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Caterpillar launches CAT B15 Android Smartphone

cat b15 The well known heavy equipment manufacturer just announced its entering in the IT world with its first smartphone running Android OS, the CAT B15. Being a CAT made product, as you may imagine, this CAT B15 is impossible to break, as it was built to be used in the harshest conditions imaginable. The first rumors about the CAT Android running sma...

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First Jolla Smartphone Released, Android App Compatible

jolla smartphone The first Jolla smartphone was officially announced and it will be available "online only"  for €399 at the end of the year. The smartphone comes from a Finish company, which harbors ex-Nokia employees and it uses a custom made Operating System, called Sailfish. Sailfish has close ties with Nokia's  Symbian and MeeGo OS, the platform abandon...

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Android OS controls 75% of the Smartphone Market in Q1

Android OS Gartner,a reputable market analyst company, revealed the sales figures for the Q1 of 2013 and according to the report, Android OS continues to dominate  with 75 % market share. This means that 3 in 4 smartphones sold in 2013 are running on Android OS. The total sales figure for Q1 of 2013 is 210 million units, from which 156 million are powered...

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Android Based Smartphones help Sony to report first profits in 5 years!

android based smartphones   The well known tech giant Sony just announced the first profits for the last 5 years of activity, courtesy of its very lucrative Sony Mobile division, which manufactures Android based smartphones. This happened after the joint venture with Ericsson was dropped and Sony Mobile was folded entirely into the company. The fiscal report fo...

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