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Canadian telco Rogers leaks out new HTC One (M8) specs

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Oh Canada! HTC might not be happy with you. One of the country’s telcos – Rogers – has leaked out the specs of the new HTC One (M8), which the company is expected to announce in a press event at 2am tomorrow. From what we can gather from the Rogers leak, the HTC One (M8) features a 5-inch 1080p Super LCD display, an “Ultrapixel” camera and a 5-megapixel front facing […]

SONIQ is producing a smartphone – running Android with a Windows Phone UI ripoff?

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Television maker SONIQ is entering the smartphone market, announcing today that it will launch a line of cheap Android-powered smartphones in the second-half of the year. The phones will target a specific subset of prepaid users, namely the elderly and parents who are looking for a phone for their children. The only problem? We’re not entirely sure what’s going to be inside the phone. For some reason, SONIQ won’t reveal […]

Samsung reveals the Galaxy S5: 5.1-inch display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 16MP camera

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Samsung has revealed its next flagship device – the much-rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 – at its first UNPACKED event for the year. The successor to the highly-popular Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S5 features a bigger 5.1-inch full HD display, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, and a 16-megapixel camera rear camera. Other internal specs include a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a 2800mAh battery, and either 16GB or 32GB of onboard […]

Sony unveils Xperia M2 – its “slimmest” mid-range smartphone

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Sony also revealed a couple of other devices at its Mobile World Congress press conference – including this new mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M2. The successor to the Xperia M released last year, the Xperia M2 features a 4.8-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 4G LTE support. Other hardware specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage (with a microSD card slot), and […]

Sony unveils the waterproof Xperia Z2: 5.7-inch display, 20.7MP camera, and can record 4K video

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Sony has revealed its new successor to the popular Xperia Z1 smartphone at Mobile World Congress today. The new flagship – the Xperia Z2 – combines the best of what Sony has to offer (according to Sony) and features a 5.2-inch full HD TRILUMINOS display and a 20.7-megapixel camera. Internal specs include a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a large 3200mAh battery. It will also support 4G LTE. Design-wise, […]

Nokia confirms three Android smartphones – introduces the Nokia X family

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Nokia will release not one but three Android smartphones. The Finnish smartphone maker has revealed at Mobile World Congress the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL – all three targeting those who want a super cheap smartphone. For Nokia, the move to Android does not mean the end of its Windows Phone support. Adopting a similar approach to Amazon with its Kindle tablets, the Nokia X line of […]

Huawei reveals the MediaPad X1 at MWC – a 7-inch tablet that can make phone calls

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I don’t understand why you need a 7-inch tablet that is able to make phone calls, but Huawei thinks there is a new market for that sort of thing. The Chinese electronics maker has revealed at Mobile World Congress the MediaPad X1 – which combines “the functionality of smartphone and tablet” in one device. Again, I question why. But hey, there’s a reason why I am a blogger sitting in Melbourne and […]

Google reveals Project Tango, a smartphone to map the world around you

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Google has revealed its latest prototype from the Advanced Technology and Projects group – one of the few bits of Motorola that Google has decided to keep instead of selling it to Lenovo. Called Project Tango, the phone looks like an everyday smartphone with a 5-inch screen with a 4-megapixel camera. However, Google says that this phone will be able to learn the space around you – and in real-time. […]

Nokia’s Android phone to be announced at Mobile World Congress, no new Windows Phone announcement?

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Nokia has been giving subtle hints that it is about to release its first Android phone. First it was the colour green all over its social media profiles for Valentine’s Day; and now it’s this teaser image above for its upcoming Mobile World Congress livestream featuring four arrows that form a green X. The teaser image does tie in with a recent leak from @evleaks of Nokia’s marketing material for […]

LG unveils the G Pro 2 – featuring a large 5.9-inch screen and 4K camera – before MWC

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LG has been known to announce devices before big events – and Mobile World Congress is no exception. The Korean phone maker has announced the LG G Pro 2 – the followup to last year’s G Pro smartphone. The phone will feature a very large 5.9-inch full HD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and and come with either 16GB or 32GB of storage (that is […]

Nokia rumoured to launch an Android phone

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Nokia, who has been a strong supporter of Windows Phone, is about to release an Android smartphone as one of its last acts as an independent mobile phone maker at this year’s Mobile World Congress, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, Nokia engineers were developing the phone while Microsoft – who acquired the handset division and patents for around US$7.4 million last year – […]

HTC is about to join the wearables game, will launch at the end of the year

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HTC is joining the wearable devices market, joining its smartphone rivals Samsung and Sony (and maybe Apple, because fanboys are still waiting for the much-rumoured iWatch). The company’s chairman, Cher Wang, told Bloomberg that such a device will launch by this year’s holiday shopping season. According to Wang, HTC has been working on a wearable device for years – to some degree of difficulty. “Many years ago we started looking […]

Samsung announces new UNPACKED event – will it announce the Galaxy S5?

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Samsung has confirmed its first UNPACKED event for the year, and it is no surprise that it is on the same week and same location as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The event will be held on Monday February 24 at 8pm local time – or Tuesday February 25 at 6pm in Sydney – and will be livestreamed on their YouTube channel. The most important question, however, is: will Samsung announce […]

Lenovo buys Motorola Mobility from Google for US$2.91 billion

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With Google’s new Motorola division losing millions each quarter, it’s no surprise that the company, and its investors, want change. Today, that change has arrived, with Google selling Motorola Mobility, the mobile device division of Motorola, to Lenovo for US$2.91 billion, giving Lenovo a major US presence for the price of just 2.91 Instagram’s. Their total losses aren’t as damaging as it may look Selling for a fraction of the original […]

ASUS launches 8-inch MeMO Pad tablet in Australia, priced at $329

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ASUS has today launched the MeMO Pad 8 – its first 8-inch tablet – in Australia. The tablet’s hardware specs includes a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB of storage onboard (more can be added with the microSDXC card slot). It also runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and reportedly has up to nine hours of battery life. The tablet […]