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Ascend P7 with sapphire crystal display: the first ‘shocking product’ from Huawei?

Ascend P7 with sapphire crystal display: the first ‘shocking product’ from Huawei?

Lewis Curdie  12 hours ago

Huawei chairman Richard Yu teased “shocking products” a few weeks ago, and while the Ascend Mate 7 will likely make a decent splash at IFA 2014 next week, “shocking” is maybe a bit of a stretch.

This guy, however, this guy is a little more interesting. I speak of the Huawei Ascend P7 with sapphire crystal display, which might just land before the iPhone 6.

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September mobile madness: full preview

September mobile madness: full preview

Lewis Curdie  15 hours ago

Earlier this week I answered September Madness: What are YOU looking forward to? with September Madness: What I’M looking forward to. Makes sense, right?

However, I touched on a mere four things, when there’s nothing short of a bona fide onslaught of new technology on the horizon. “Scribble it all down!” you say? Check it out below, Jeeves.

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Google Nexus X specs listed by French retailer

It’s largely accepted that the next Nexus smartphone is being built not by LG, but by Google’s former son Motorola, with codename Shamu.

Here we’re calling it the Google Nexus X, and seeing the specs listed by French retailer Fnac, however a closer look suggests we’re right to be cynical.

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Samsung Galaxy A range to launch with three new phones in September

Samsung Galaxy A range to launch with three new phones in September

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

For me, the Galaxy Alpha is one of the most confusing releases of late – even for a Samsung phone. See, it plugs the gap – if you can call it a gap – between the S5 mini and the flagship Galaxy S5, and looks to stand out with a dash of – shock horror – metal on the side. Er, just what everyone was… hoping for?

Confusinger still, we’re told the Galaxy Alpha is merely the first in an imminent wave of phones, with Samsung tipped to birth as many as three “Galaxy A” handsets this very quarter. Wow.

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HTC Desire 820: first 64-bit Android phone headed to IFA 2014 next week?

HTC Desire 820: first 64-bit Android phone headed to IFA 2014 next week?

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

HTC has already laid claim to “world’s first Android phone” (HTC Dream), “world’s first f/2.0 aperture on a smartphone” (HTC One X), and “world’s first 1080p phone” (HTC J Butterfly).

Now the Taiwanese manufacturer looks set to add a further trophy to the burgeoning “world’s first” cabinet, with the first 64-bit Android phone.

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Sony ‘accidentally’ leaks possible SmartWatch 3 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

To be fair, there’s not a great deal happening at IFA 2014 that we’re not fully braced for (er, bona fide surprises aside), but for what it’s worth, Sony has given semi-official confirmation of a couple of its imminent goodies.

The Japanese manufacturer has “accidentally” leaked a new Sony SmartWatch and what appears to be the rumoured Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Interesting.

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LG G3 Stylus officially detailed, definitely not a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 killer

LG G3 Stylus officially detailed, definitely not a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 killer

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

With the recent success of the LG G3 flagship, you’d be forgiven for getting excited about something called the LG G3 Stylus, a name that immediately brings to mind the Samsung Galaxy Note range and its super-fancy S Pen.

But nope, the LG G3 Stylus is officially a watered down G3, ultimately intended to sit at an “exceptional” price point.

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Android L: Lemon Meringue Pie?

Android L: Lemon Meringue Pie?

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Not that it makes much difference to anything or anyone, but we’ve been having lots of fun guessing the name for the next version of Android, known officially as simply Android ‘L’:

A. Liquorice?

B. Lollipop?

C. Lemon Drop?

D. None of the above, is the latest suggestion, with Android Lemon Meringue Pie being the new front-runner, a claim backed up with several strands of low-level evidence.

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Motorola Moto X+1 specs: optical zoom, 3D display?

We’ve been talking about the Motorola Moto X+1 since, well, pretty much since the Moto X was released last year.

We got a good glimpse of the Moto X+1 the other day thanks to retired leakster Evan Nelson Blass (see above), and here we’re told to expect a couple of fancy features, namely optical zoom and some sort of 3D display. What the…?

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LG G Watch R officially teased ahead of IFA 2014 launch

LG G Watch R officially teased ahead of IFA 2014 launch

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

This time last week we were saying that a possible LG G Watch successor was tipped to debut at IFA 2014 in Berlin, and what do you know?

In typical LG fashion, the South Koreans have officially teased said device in video format, with just over a week to go till launch.

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