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Two new LG G3 colours in August: Moon Violet, Burgundy Red

When LG revealed the G3 in May this year, it rattled off five colours, but only three of those - Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold – have actually materialised.

Well, if you’re desperately awaiting one of the other two, Moon Violet or Burgundy Red, you need only wait till next month. Ish.

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Five of the worst mobile games I’ve played this year

Five of the worst mobile games I’ve played this year

Lewis Curdie  10 hours ago

There’s a frankly ridiculous number of new games released each week on the App Store (and Google Play, to be fair), and with many of them actually being pretty decent, I can generally cherry pick my review candidates and stick to the good stuff.

Still, pobody’s nerfect, and thanks to overzealous press releases and/or sultry PR gals (mostly the latter, ahem), I’ve been guilty of occasionally letting the odd stinker through the hallowed Mobo-gates. Here I list five of this year’s worst.

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Kindle Fire HDX with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 rumoured

Kindle Fire HDX with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 rumoured

Lewis Curdie  11 hours ago

It’s been almost a year since Amazon refreshed its Kindle Fire tablet range, so it comes as little surprise to hear that we should expect another refresh (a re-refresh?) any time now.

The first rumoured device is an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, with a faster processor and upgraded GPU compared to last year’s model.

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Acer Liquid Jade Plus: Acer Liquid Jade gets a refresh already

Acer Liquid Jade Plus: Acer Liquid Jade gets a refresh already

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

Remember the Acer Liquid Jade smartphone? It was teased back in April, and eventually made official – alongside three other phones, a tablet and a “wearable” – in June.

Fast-forward, eh, several weeks, and the Taiwanese manufacturer has lifted the lid on something called the Acer Liquid Jade Plus.

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Is 5.9in Motorola Shamu the Google Nexus 6?

Is 5.9in Motorola Shamu the Google Nexus 6?

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

If you thought the Nexus saga was confusing enough already, well, it’s about to get a whole lot more confusinger.

Just as we were getting used to the idea of not seeing a Google Nexus 6 this year, like, at all, there’s a new contender in the form of Motorola’s 5.9in Shamu.

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Pink HTC One M8: exclusive to Carphone Warehouse

Pink HTC One M8: exclusive to Carphone Warehouse

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Call him a big girl if you like, but our Jan has always had a soft spot for pink phones, from 2011’s Nokia N8 to 2013’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Following in their footsteps, HTC is making its flagship One M8 available in pink, exclusively on Carphone Warehouse.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Another week, another seven days closer to death. And, less depressingly, the much-discussed launch of the iPhone 6, though we're still not entirely sure when that's happening.

Mostestest comments this week goes to A rant about Three Mobile, as yours truly bemoaned the temporary lack of home broadband and a subsequent reliance on tethering.

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LG has a fantastic Q2, record-high shipments

LG has a fantastic Q2, record-high shipments

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

LG’s a funny one. It’s quite clearly South Korea’s second favourite son after Samsung, but worth remembering that it routinely features in the Top 5 Global Smartphone Manufacturers.

Indeed, while Samsung is struggling at the top, the other South Korean OEM has just confirmed that its second quarter was nothing short of freakin’ delightful. Lucky Gits.

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Vodafone Smart 4 Power: more in-house affordable smartphone action

Vodafone has seemingly been studying the OnePlus form of marketing, with the Smart 4 Power headline – in bold red – being “No compromises”.

Alas, the Vodafone Smart 4 Power is really exactly what you’d expect from an in-house, carrier branded phone i.e. fairly mediocre specs but with an affordable price tag.

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Sony Xperia Z3 specs leaked, sounds near-identical to Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z3 specs leaked, sounds near-identical to Xperia Z2

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

The Sony Xperia Z3 is tipped to launch at IFA 2014 in Berlin, barely six months after the launch of the Xperia Z2 (left).

But if you’ve recently invested in the latter, you might find some comfort in the news that the Xperia Z3 sounds pretty much identical to the current Sony smartphone flagship.

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