8-core HTC Desire phone rumor

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It has been rumored for some time that HTC has been working with Mediatek chip-makers on producing a low to mid range 8-core smartphone for global markets.  The pictures below are of the supposed development between the two companies, the “HTC Desire”. The phone is said to boast a 5 ...

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Android 4.4 KitKat update for HTC One hits U.S. carrier labs, certification expected next week

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HTC took to the Twitterverse Thursday to announce that One owners in the U.S. should be seeing the update to the latest and greatest version of Android soon. The company said that the final KitKat software has entered carrier labs for final testing and certification is expected next week. The ...

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Motorola discounts Moto X by $100 for one hour, or by $70 until Valentine’s Day

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The Valentine’s Day deals are already beginning, and this time it’s the Moto X Motorola seems to be on a discount frenzy the past few weeks. Maybe it’s because sales aren’t that great, or maybe it’s because Google now owns them. Either way, a pretty nice deal is ...

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Aio Wireless now offering $50 Samsung Galaxy Amp

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Aio Wireless on Friday announced that the no-contract carrier is now offering Samsung smartphones at discounted pricing. Available now through March 13, customers can pick up the Galaxy Amp for only $50. Normally priced at $129, it’s quite the bargain, indeed. The Galaxy Express, which ...

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A Nokia Normandy concept we can get behind

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If all of the recent rumors prove to be true, we should soon see a Nokia smartphone running Android under the hood. Expected to debut at Mobile World Congress, the so-called Normandy will be our first Android device from the Finnish hardware maker. We’ve seen a few leaks over the last ...

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Sprint unveils $30 ZTE Optik 2 tablet

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Sprint this morning announced the ZTE Optik 2, an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean tablet with a rock bottom price tag. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB RAM, addition details include 8GB storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera, front-facing 2-megapixel camera, and 3G ...

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Filowz seeking funding for the Sonomad, portable Bluetooth speaker with boombox vibe

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Most Bluetooth speakers today are getting smaller for more portability, but Paris-based company Filowz is planning to offer a speaker that takes its styling from the past. Filowz is seeking $90,000 for the Sonomad through its Indiegogo campaign that has just 11 days left, ending Feb. 2. At the ...

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Qualcomm acquires 2,400 Palm, iPAQ, and Bitfone patents from HP

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Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it has acquired a patent portfolio that includes content spanning Palm, IPAQ, and BitFone. Of the 2,400 total patents, roughly 1,000 come from the U.S. while the remaining patents are from other countries. Details of the deal were not made public. Qualcomm ...

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Nokia’s Mobile World Congress event could be long-awaited foray into Android

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Nokia may finally announce its first Android-powered smartphone at Mobile World Congress, according to the latest round of reports. An invitation being sent out today has people buzzing that we could be a matter of weeks away from seeing the rumored Normandy device. The invitation has Nokia ...

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LG G Pro 2 due in February – Korean report

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LG will introduce the G Pro 2 at Mobile World Congress in late February, says Korea’s ETNews. The handset is expected to run Android 4.4 KitKat and feature a 6-inch display, 3GB RAM, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor. LG has a history of unloading a number of devices in the ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo press images leak ahead of debut

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Guess what! The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (or, Lite) looks an awful lot like the standard version of the plus-sized device. A source close to SamMobile has passed along the press renders of the upcoming device, advising it’s already set to launch on a Belgian retailer’s website. The ...

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Google offering 25% discount on accessories in Play Store

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Looking to pick up some accessories for that new Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 tablet? Swing by the Google Play Store today and you’ll find Google is offering discounts on a number of products. We know you love your Nexus devices, so keep them safe, stylish and functioning at their best. ...

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Verizon calls dibs on Rose Gold version of Galaxy Note 3

Verizon will be the exclusive U.S. carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the Rose Gold accents. A quiet and unassuming post on Samsung’s website yesterday reveals that the device will be made available but stopped short of mentioning pricing or timing. With that said, we might ...

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Motorola CEO: Why not a $50 smartphone?

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So you thought the $399 Moto X and $179 Moto G were great prices, eh? What if we told you that Motorola thinks they could go lower – much lower, in fact? Moto CEO Dennis Woodside, speaking recently with Trusted Reviews, feels like we should be able to get all the way down to $50... Read More

LG reportedly opts for fingerprint scanners in flagship devices

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Fingerprint sensors are becoming a new trend in smartphones. Recently, we saw the HTC One Max with a fingerprint sensor on its back, and also the new iPhone was launched with one as well. Now it seems that LG is planning to introduce the new trend in their phones as well. According to ETNews, ...

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