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Five things we’re looking forward to in 2013

To be frank, 2012 wasn’t exactly the most exciting year in the world of mobile, eh? The highlights probably being the stupidly popular Samsung Galaxy S III, the iPhone 5 breaking the 3.5in iMould, and – oh yeah! – LG causing an unexpected fuss with the Google Nexus 4.

We’re less than 10 days into the New Year, but already it sounds like 2013 might be significantly more interesting (fingers crossed).

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iPhone 5S ‘by June’, low-end model inbound too?

iPhone 5S ‘by June’, low-end model inbound too?

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:00

Where were we with the iPhone 5S rumours? Two sizes and five colours, coming in June, and ‘touch-on’ display tech. Oh, and we had a peek at the purported iPhone 5S shell.

Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley is the latest to get in on the iPhone 5S rumour action, reiterating the summer launch notion, and throwing in the idea of a low-end model.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 5, 2013 at 15:00

So we've escaped the boozy limbo 'tween Christmas and New Year, and now we find ourselves in the slightly-less-boozy limbo 'tween New Year and CES. Bloomin' 'eck. Stuff will, like, actually happen next week. For serious.

Most commentededed on thing was Microsoft hits out at Google's Windows Phone cold shoulder. And you know what? They were mostly kinda entirely on topic. What the...? No cat memes?

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iPhone 5S specs to include ‘touch-on’ display tech?

iPhone 5S specs to include ‘touch-on’ display tech?

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 4, 2013 at 18:00

The iPhone 5S rumours are flowing thick and fast. Just yesterday, Jimmy Martinez was saying that the inevitable iPhone 5S might come in two sizes and five colours.

Today we’re relaying the suggestion that the iPhone 5S might adopt something called ‘touch-on’ display technology – partly in response to problems with the iPhone 5.

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The best mobile games of 2012 – part 2

A couple of days ago I penned The best mobile games of 2012 – part 1, and now… I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this. Yeah; part 2, baby!

We’ve already looked at Rayman Jungle Run, Avengers Initiative, Super Hexagon, GTA: Vice City and Letterpress. Time to throw another five on the barbie. Ready? Let’s dance.

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The best mobile games of 2012 – part 1

I had vaguely intended to pen this feature a little sooner, but you know how it goes at this time of year: food, booze, mistletoe, parties, naked girls, Bad Santa and The Running Man on TV…

Anyway! It’s back to normality, and I’ve whittled my favourite mobile games of 2012 down to a list of 10. Today I present to thee the first five. Needless to say they’re in no particular order. Mostly.

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iPhone 6 and iOS 7 pop up in developer logs

iPhone 6 and iOS 7 pop up in developer logs

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:00

We’ve already heard a handful of whispers concerning the iPhone 5’s successor, including the suggestion that it’ll rock a handful of colours (iPod-style), while more recently we got a peek at the iPhone 5S shell. Hmm.

Freshly squeezed rumour juice indicates that something called the iPhone 6 has appeared in developer logs – powered by iOS 7.

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Samsung potentially facing  billion fine for attempted iPhone sales ban

Gah, there are so many bloomin’ Apple/Samsung courtroom saga stories in our archives that I’m struggling to find the relevant wordage. I know it’s here somewhere…

Aha! Around 10 days ago I was saying that Samsung had mysteriously dropped its injunction request against Apple in Europe, but it might be too little too late. See, the latest chapter in the never-ending saga suggests Samsung could be fined almost $15 billion for patent abuse.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 29, 2012 at 13:00

And so we find ourselves in that fantastic limbo ‘tween Christmas and New Year, wherein one must spend a good 2-3 minutes upon waking trying to figure out what day it is. I think today’s Saturday, but don’t quote me on that.

As such, not a great deal has happened over the past seven days, but I’m obliged to present what few stories we have in traditional Review of the week format. Behold! The quietest week ever, in all its glory. But hey, we’ll be making up for it (and then some) come CES.

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Tablets outnumber smartphones in record-setting Christmas Day activations spike

Tablets outnumber smartphones in record-setting Christmas Day activations spike

Martin James  Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:30

So, Christmas has been and gone for another year, and here's hoping yours was a good one. It certainly was for the mobile industry, with Christmas Day setting an all-time record for the number of smartphones and tablets activated on a single day.

Analytics firm Flurry says a total of 17.4 million Android and iOS devices were activated on December 25, more than four times the daily average for the rest of the year.

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