T-Mobile’s LG Optimus F3Q leaks with 5-row QWERTY

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen any carrier or OEM break out a QWERTY Android, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Nope, T-Mobile and LG look to be readying a new 5-row sliding QWERTY known as the Optimus F3Q. A new photo leaked by @evleaks shows us the upcoming device ...

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HTC Desire 700 and 501 unveiled along with dual-SIM Desire 601

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HTC is back with some new smartphones, and this time with a trio. They introduced the HTC Desire 700, Desire 501, and a dual-SIM version of the Desire 601. The devices are launched in the hometown of HTC, which is Taiwan. All of them are mid-range devices, but the prices might make you put your ...

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10 Android-related things you might have missed

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This Edition: Musemini, Springpad, Acoustic Research, Lono Sprinkler Controller, Opera, Consumer Reports, Gameloft, Qualcomm Tq, Nest, and Tablo DVR In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its ...

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Google Wallet lets users add credit and debit cards via camera

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Google on Thursday released an update to its Google Wallet application which makes it even easier to add credit cards and debit cards. As noted in the changelog, the app now lets users snap a picture of their cards to integrate them with the Wallet account. Take the photo and Wallet will ...

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Virgin Mobile calls on HTC Desire for latest smartphone

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Virgin Mobile on Monday announced the immediate availability of the HTC Desire. Not to be mistaken for the 2010 smartphone of the same name, this is a no-contract version of the Desire 601 introduced only this fall. Powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the 4G LTE handset is more likely to be ...

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Jabra tunes in new Rox wireless earbuds

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Jabra this week announced a new pair of wireless earbuds which are expected to go on sale in early December. Called Rox, their design is based around in-ear monitors used by musicians. Details include a rugged form factor which can withstand water and dust as well as stainless steel materials. ...

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Google+ app for Android gets much-requested features

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The Google+ app for Android has received a number of new features as part of the most recent update. Rolling out over the next few days, the app brings about some much-requested details such as automatically refreshing your friends’ locations.  The v4.2 also adds in support for Daydream ...

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11 key differences between the Moto G and the Nexus 5

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Now that the Moto G and the Nexus 5 are both official, we thought we’d take a look at some of the key differences between the two devices. At first blush, they share a few things in common. Sure, they’re both offered (or will be) direct to consumer in unlocked, contract-free ...

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At long last, the Nexus 5 is official

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After spending much of 2013 in the rumor mill, the Nexus 5 is now a formally recognized device. If you’ve been following the Android space at all over the last few weeks then you undoubtedly know all of the hardware specifications. Suffice it to say, it’s one of the worst kept ...

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Android 4.4 KitKat to bring improvements to low-end market, wearables

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Another day and another rumor about the unreleased Android 4.4 KitKat operating system we know very little about. Perhaps shedding some more light on what’s to be found once the update is available, MobileSyrup is citing a report from Jessica Lessin that describes some of the improvements ...

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LG G2 for $99 (Verizon, AT&T)

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In the market for a new smartphone? Why not scoop up one of the most powerful Android handsets to date? Amazon is currently offering the LG G2 for only $99 with a two-year service agreement. Powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, this is the first smartphone to employ the 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 ...

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Jabra intros Solemate Max portable speaker

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Jabra on Wednesday confirmed the upcoming availability of a new member of the Solemate portable speaker family. Set to arrive later this quarter, the Solemate Max promises 14 hours of playback, charges your device, and connects via Bluetooth or NFC. Like the other models in this line, the big, ...

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Sony dishes availability, pricing for Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, SmartWatch 2

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Sony on Tuesday confirmed pricing and immediate availability details as it pertains to the U.S. launch of the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z Ultra, and the SmartWatch 2. All three devices will be offered through Sony’s online store, in select retail stores, and some third-party electronics ...

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MuseMini DBoom speaker review

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Up for review today is the new DBoom speaker from MuseMini. This portable guy not only connects via 3.5mm input and Bluetooth, but it also allows for NFC pairing. Should have a smartphone with NFC capabilities you’ll find that it’s a breeze to power on and connect to the DBoom. As ...

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Fitbit reveals activity and sleep-tracking device, Fitbit Force

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Fitbit on Thursday introduced its latest wearable device, the activity and sleep-tracking Fitbit Force. Designed with a very minimal aesthetic, the wristable monitors calories, steps walked, incoming calls, and more. Offered in either black or slate color options, the Force lasts 7-10 days on a ...

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