Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime spotted sneaking into India for ‘R&D purpose’

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime spotted sneaking into India for ‘R&D purpose’

Lewis Curdie  33 minutes ago

And with one phone officially born (the OnePlus One was announced this morning), another new one is rumoured, and so the circle of smartphone life goes on.

The elusive Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime was originally tipped to launch alongside the bog standard model at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, and here it’s spotted sneaking into India for a little research and development.

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iPad mini, 16GB, three-year guarantee, £219 delivered @ John Lewis

iPad mini, 16GB, three-year guarantee, £219 delivered @ John Lewis

Lewis Curdie  1 hour ago

Get this iPad mini deal @ John Lewis

John Lewis is currently offering a free three-year guarantee on Apple goodies, including the first-gen 16GB iPad mini at £219.

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  Anyone buying a OnePlus One?  -  £229 (16GB) or £269 (64GB). Looks good! Anyone buying a OnePlus One? OnePlus One

OnePlus One: ‘flagship killer’ arrives, price ‘from $1’

Lewis Curdie  2 hours ago

If you’re looking at that headline and wondering: ‘Who the heck is OnePlus?’, take a look at OnePlus One launch preview, buddy. Essentially it’s a smartphone newbie (headed by a former Oppo VP) with a view to shaking things up, smartphone style.

After several months of tantalising build-up, its first phone, the OnePlus One, has finally arrived, and it’s yours from a buck.

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  "Library is syncing" on a Nook HD  -  What does "Library is syncing" mean on a Nook HD? It comes up every time I unlock?

HTC: DSLR-crushing smartphone cameras in 18-24 months

HTC: DSLR-crushing smartphone cameras in 18-24 months

Lewis Curdie  20 hours ago

If the One and One M8 are anything to go by, ailing Taiwanese manufacturer HTC seems to think the camera is one of the most important components in the modern smartphone.

That notion is given credence in an interview with Vodafone, wherein HTC camera guy Symon Whitehorn promises DSLR-level smartphone cameras within the next two years.

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Ready for a £60 Nexus smartphone?

Martin James  22 hours ago

We've already had one piece of Nexus-flavoured speculation today – regarding a supposedly HTC-made new Nexus 8 tablet.

But what the hell, let's double our money and chew the fat about Nexus smartphones too, and specifically the chances that Google is cooking up a new handset that may cost as little as $100 (about £60).

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Transport for London to trial payments by mobile

Transport for London to trial payments by mobile

Lewis Curdie  22 hours ago

Well, long gone are the days when mobile phones simply made phone calls and sent simple SMS messages – or “texts”.

We’re hearing Transport for London (TfL) will soon trial a scheme whereby customers will be able to scoot around the capital with payments made via NFC (Near Field Communication)-enabled mobile phones.

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DigiTimes: Google looking to HTC for half-a*sed Nexus 8 tablet

DigiTimes: Google looking to HTC for half-a*sed Nexus 8 tablet

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

Remember the Google Nexus 8 tablet? It briefly appeared on Android.com last year before being airbrushed out of existence.

Well, the Google Nexus 8 rumours are back, baby, and this time we’re told it’ll be manufactured by none other than… HTC?

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Toshiba 32GB class 10 microSD card, £10.85 delivered @ Amazon

Toshiba 32GB class 10 microSD card, £10.85 delivered @ Amazon

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

Get this Toshiba microSD deal @ Amazon

Amazon seller Locoisle is currently offering this Toshiba 32GB class 10 microSD card for £10.85. Nice one.

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OnePlus One launch preview

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

To be fair to the stagnant old world of Android, people are starting to think outside the box. Off the top of my head, I’m thinking of Project Ara, and even the YotaPhone with its e-ink secondary display on the back.

Similarly interesting is plucky young upstart OnePlus, which threatens to make significant waves tomorrow with the launch of the OnePlus One.

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LG G Watch: always-on, two colours, water and dust-resistant

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

It was around a month ago that LG announced the G Watch, and while it’s not officially a Nexus device, it is being developed in close collaboration with good old Google.

One month on, LG has served a ton of G Watch info by way of the official LG G Watch site, encompassing both colours and durability. Let’s take a closer look.

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Summoner Wars, iOS, free @ App Store

Summoner Wars, iOS, free @ App Store

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Get this Summoner Wars deal @ App Store

In celebration of Easter and stuff, you can currently grab the excellent Summoner Wars (review here) for free at the App Store.

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iPad 4 refurb, Wi-Fi, 16GB, black, £243 delivered @ eBay

iPad 4 refurb, Wi-Fi, 16GB, black, £243 delivered @ eBay

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Get this iPad 4 deal @ eBay

Over on eBay, Argos is offering this manufacturer refurbished iPad 4, in black and with 16GB storage, for £269.99. However! Pop it into your basket, and you’ll notice a cheeky 10% off, bringing the price down to £242.99.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

And so ends the week in which I churned out, Good Friday aside, six steaming slabs of news per day, an undeniably apt punishment for my gallivanting earlier in the month.

Five reasons why the HTC One M8 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 (by HTC) dominated the comments, while the industry in general is going bokeh crazy. Sorry, background; things just look better when you’re all out of focus.

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Nokia Lumia 520, Vodafone, £60 delivered @ Vodafone

Nokia Lumia 520, Vodafone, £60 delivered @ Vodafone

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Get this Nokia Lumia 520 deal @ Vodafone

It’s Easter, baby! And what better way to celebrate Jesus rising from the dead (does that make him a zombie?) than by grabbing a Nokia Lumia 520 from Vodafone for £60? No top-up required; sixty bucks and it’s yours.

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LG L65 breaks cover: it's the L70 but just a tiny little bit smaller

Martin James  5 days ago

There's been plenty of chatter on the mobile grapevine lately about LG's next flagship the G3 – and no wonder when you hear the quoted specs – but in the meantime LG has polished up its mid-range lineup with this, the LG G65.

It only popped up on our radar for the first time yesterday thanks to some image leakage by @evleaks, but now we can jump straight to the official details.

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Kindle for Samsung: yep, Samsung gets its own Kindle store

Kindle for Samsung: yep, Samsung gets its own Kindle store

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

There’s been no shortage of baffling mobile news over the years, but this story really takes the proverbial biscuit. Well, for this week, anyway.

Not content with, y’know, the Amazon Kindle app, Samsung smartphone and tablet users are to get their own Kindle portal, aptly named Kindle for Samsung. Too good to slum it with the rest of us, huh?

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