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Sony Xperia Z4 leaks in Sony hack

Published by on Dec 19th, 2014, 7 Comments

z4-spectre-1We know that the next Xperia flagship smartphone is right around the bend. Sony’s crazy 6 month release schedule will see the Xperia Z4 be released somewhere early in the new year. CES 2015 is just a couple of weeks away and I bet we are going to see Sony release their latest installment at the event. Leaks and rumors have touched upon what we might expect for the past month or so now, but now a big one may have just emerged from the recent Sony Pictures hack… (more…)

Interesting iPhone 7 concept surfaces

Published by on Dec 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Ever since the original iPhone was released, Apple has been praised for the top-notch build quality and design. Some of that magic seems to have gone missing in the last iteration, however, with what many pundits are calling a ‘bored’ design. While we still think the iPhone 6 is a great looking device, we do agree that it is a slight step backwards for Apple. (more…)

Samsung’s market share continues do drop in latest report

Published by on Dec 17th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Manufacturers were expecting smartphone sales to remain relatively flat in 2014 and completely flat in 2015. The former expectation has not realised, mostly because of the availability of many new cheaper devices on the market today.

In Q3 of 2014, smartphone sales jumped a massive 20% to 301 million units. The availability of the cheaper smartphones means that this growth came at the expense of feature phones, where sales slowed by about 25%. (more…)

A new Galaxy Note 4 in the works?

Published by on Dec 15th, 2014, No Comments

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is a powerhouse of a phablet, and depending on the regional variant you have, it’s running either an Exynos 7 Octa or a Snapdragon 805. Earlier this week we saw a rumour that claimed Samsung could already be working on another hardware revision of the Note 4, one that would ditch that 805 for a next-gen Snapdragon 810 SoC. (more…)

Latest Samsung Galaxy S6 benchmarks leaked

Published by on Dec 11th, 2014, 4 Comments

Samsung-sign1Rumors are heating up surrounding Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6. Instead of stuff like curved screens, we are looking at straightforward benchmark data. According to PocketNow’s sources, the handset sure looks like a solid one and avid Samsung customers can expect a jump in specs in all areas. The spec-sheet is compiled from mainly benchmark data but usually these leaks are relatively close to the final product. (more…)

LG files patent for the LG G Pen

Published by on Dec 10th, 2014, No Comments

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Very interesting, after bringing out a Pro just a couple of months ago, that we just heard rumours that LG will be discontinuing the series. It seems those rumours were a bit premature, to be honest.

Now, while LG does have the stylus-equipped G3 Stylus, the phone’s hardware falls seriously short of G3 quality, and the stylus is nothing more than a capacitive job. But now all of a sudden we’re considering whether LG might have plans for a phone that takes much better advantage of pen input, as we see the company file a trademark for something called the G Pen. (more…)

Uber ordered to cease operations in Spain

Published by on Dec 10th, 2014, No Comments

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The San-Francisco based Uber is really struggling to stay out of the headlines over the last couple of months, and very few of them have been positive. According to the Spanish government, the service that connects taxi services with smartphone users is now banned from operation. (more…)

Apple may release a 4-inch iPhone again… in 2015

Published by on Dec 5th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Is it just me, or does Apple not completely know what they want to do these days? Before the iPhone 6 was released, their mantra has been for years that “the phone needs to be the perfect size for one-handed use,” which in their eyes meant “4 inches at the most.” Then the iPhone 6 was released amidst a lot of pressure from fans, critics and investors alike saying that the market has moved on to larger screens.

Now we get some rumours that Apple may be back-tracking a bit in terms of the perfect screen size. Was 4-inches the perfect size, which we saw on the iPhone 5? (more…)

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