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Samsung Galaxy Pocket coming to Three

Samsung Galaxy Pocket coming to Three

Phil Lavelle  Aug. 2, 2012 at 09:00

It's a funny old place, is mobile land. For years, small was the big thing. Thin was in. And manufacturers worked at getting their wares as small as they could. At one time, Nokia's 8210 was as good as it got.

And now, we've gone the other way. Punters like us lapping up the likes of the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy SIII and the HTC One X. It seems bigger is better - and even many an iPhone owner has lamented the fact that Apple needs a bigger screen (which apparently, may be on the cards).

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Huawei still planning world domination, 60 million smartphones at a time

Huawei still planning world domination, 60 million smartphones at a time

Martin James  Aug. 1, 2012 at 19:00

To an extent this has been a difficult year for Huawei after a series of glitches have made a bit of a mess of its bold promises at the start of the year.

But the company is sticking to its guns, saying it will shift 60 million smartphones in total this year – an achievement that will likely cement it as the third biggest smartphone maker on the planet behind Samsung and Apple.

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Sony LT29i Hayabusa teases 13MP camera skills in Chinese preview

Sony LT29i Hayabusa teases 13MP camera skills in Chinese preview

Martin James  Aug. 1, 2012 at 18:00

We liked the sound of the Sony Xperia GX the moment we heard about it back in early May, and the LT29i Hayabusa –supposedly the international version of the handset – continues to pop up on the rumour mill to keep us interested.

The latest news is a crop of spy shots and camera samples from the device itself, plus an extensive preview to give us a better sense of what to look forward to.

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Sir Jonathan Ive: we almost ditched the iPhone

Sir Jonathan Ive: we almost ditched the iPhone

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 1, 2012 at 16:00

You all know Sir Jonathan Ive, right? He’s the British brain behind Apple’s brawn, and is currently senior VP of industrial design. Story goes: he pretty much invented the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Sir Jony has been speaking in London (possibly something vaguely related to – you guessed it – the Olympics), and he reveals that Apple very nearly scrapped the iPhone.

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Free Google Nexus Q for pre-order customers

Free Google Nexus Q for pre-order customers

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 1, 2012 at 14:00

Martin was scribbling about the Google Nexus Q the other day, saying that the black ball media streaming device had proved incredibly popular with consumers over in the US of A.

Now we’re hearing that eager beavers who pre-ordered the Google Nexus Q will receive the $300 device for free. What the…?

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Ice Cream Sandwich for UK Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been in and out of various courtrooms across the globe for what feels likes decades, but in the UK we’ve effectively told Apple to “shut up” and continued selling the device.

Now, the controversial tablet has received a helping of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) in the United Kingdoms.

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iPhone 5 launch date: September 12?

iPhone 5 launch date: September 12?

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 1, 2012 at 11:30

Remember the story the other day - Monday, I believe - about the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and new new iPad? Crazy stuff.

Following those rumours, various anonymous peeps are now touting September 12 as the iPhone 5 launch date. That’s… *checks calendar*… six weeks today, man.

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Even more confusion over Sony's Xperia Android upgrade plans

Even more confusion over Sony's Xperia Android upgrade plans

Phil Lavelle  Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:00

We're already in a permanent state of confusion thanks to Sony. It seems to have more Xperia handsets on sale than it does customers buying them and more and more arrive on what feels like a daily basis. Overkill, much?

And now, there's the big old hoo-ha over which of these devices is going to be graced with a bit of Ice Cream Sandwich action - or even Jelly Bean 4.1.

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How to balance the work-home life in an ever connected world

How to balance the work-home life in an ever connected world

Phil Lavelle  Aug. 1, 2012 at 09:00

Some of us living in London were told that we should work at home during the Olympics to cut down on the number of people piling onto the transport network.

And many employers have actually been keen to promote this, fully safe in the knowledge that by doing so, they're keeping people tethered to the office without wasting hours on the Tube.

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Thomson X-View-2 is a 5.3in smartphone

Thomson X-View-2 is a 5.3in smartphone

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 31, 2012 at 19:00

On reading the headline above, you’d be forgiven for thinking ‘Thomson? A Thomson smartphone? What the fu…?’

You’d also be forgiven for seeing 5.3in and immediately thinking ‘Samsung Galaxy Note’. Yep, the Samsung Galaxy Note is no longer the only 5.3in phablet on the block. Meet the Thomson X-View-2.

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Archos 97 Carbon: 9.7in tablet now available for £230

Archos 97 Carbon: 9.7in tablet now available for £230

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 31, 2012 at 18:00

It’s tablet mania at the moment, and another new chap with an incredibly reasonable price tag is the Archos 97 Carbon.

The official Archos site is offering the 97 Carbon for £229.99, £30 more than the 16GB Asus Nexus 7, though it has a few bonus features that might be of interest to Jimmy Tablet Buyer.

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Sony Xperia Tablet leaked in massive detail

Sony Xperia Tablet leaked in massive detail

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 31, 2012 at 16:00

Only a couple of weeks ago Martin penned Sony Tablet S follow-up to touch down before the end of the year, and now we gots lots more details, friends.

The successor to the Sony Tablet S will simply be called the Sony Xperia Tablet, and it looks, well, not bad, actually.

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Mystery HP tablet shows up in new advert: the Slate 8?

Mystery HP tablet shows up in new advert: the Slate 8?

Martin James  Jul. 31, 2012 at 14:00

So a fleeting glimpse of an unnamed and unheralded mystery tablet in a wide-reaching advert for a global tech firm isn't exactly cause to stop the digital presses, is it?

Maybe it is if the firm in question is HP – the same HP that holds the keys to the still-loved webOS and which caused a huge stir with its unforgettable TouchPad firesale last year.

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Sony Xperia 2011 Jelly Bean announcement ‘yet to be made’

Sony Xperia 2011 Jelly Bean announcement ‘yet to be made’

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 31, 2012 at 12:30

A few days ago we were saying that Sony had cast doubt on Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) for the 2011 Xperia range, having specifically ruled out the Xperia Arc S and Xperia mini pro during a Facebook Q&A session.

However, that still leaves eight Ice Cream Sandwich-rockin’ Sony Ericsson devices from 2011 unaccounted for, and Sony has told us to stay tuned.

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RIM workforce to drop by another 3,000 in the next month

RIM workforce to drop by another 3,000 in the next month

Martin James  Jul. 31, 2012 at 11:30

There are a good few strugglers in the mobile game right now – partly thanks to Apple and Samsung's dominance, but also the result of a clear easing off in particularly the smartphone industry over the past half-year or so.

However, it's Nokia and RIM that are well clear of the field in terms of main players racing to the bottom, and RIM has just served up its latest dish of bad news: 3,000 more employees will be seeing the exit door before the end of Q2.

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Samsung planning 11.8in Retina Display-busting P10 tablet, Apple-Samsung case reveals

Samsung planning 11.8in Retina Display-busting P10 tablet, Apple-Samsung case reveals

Martin James  Jul. 31, 2012 at 11:00

Those jokes about Samsung and tablets may have actually started to hit home, as thinking about it things have a little quiet on the new Galaxy Tab front of late (court cases notwithstanding).

But here's a fresh new rumour: Samsung is working on a new 11.8in iPad-slaying slate codenamed the P10, boasting a 2560 x 1600 resolution display at a Retina Display-matching pixel density.

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Windows Phone Mango-rocking Samsung Omnia M hits the UK tomorrow via Phones4U

Windows Phone Mango-rocking Samsung Omnia M hits the UK tomorrow via Phones4U

Martin James  Jul. 31, 2012 at 10:30

I'm not often happy to be wrong, but on this one I'll take the hit. Turns out the Samsung Omnia M announced back in May will be called just that after all (not the Minuet as I suggested) and more importantly goes on sale tomorrow, August 1.

The arrival of Sammy's Windows Phone 7.5 contender is another one under the Phones4U umbrella, and will stay right there for a while yet thanks to a full two-month exclusivity deal.

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Apple rumour bonanza: mid-September for the iPhone 5, plus could we be looking at a new iPad mini AND iPad regular?

Apple rumour bonanza: mid-September for the iPhone 5, plus could we be looking at a new iPad mini AND iPad regular?

Martin James  Jul. 30, 2012 at 18:30

Talk about your Apple overload. This morning it was a shedload of new iPhone 5 pics, now it's... well, just about everything else.

Thanks to iLounge, we've got iPhone 5 launch AND on sale date rumours, new small iPad, new big iPad (!!!), iPod touch, nano, er... think that's about it. Phew.

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BlackBerry PlayBook 10in pops up in Vietnam

BlackBerry PlayBook 10in pops up in Vietnam

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 30, 2012 at 16:00

A 10in BlackBerry PlayBook was rumoured pretty much as soon as news of the 7in model broke, however the plans were ultimately shelved after the colossal failure (is that too harsh?) of the original.

But what’s this guy? Yep, it’s a 10in BlackBerry PlayBook, courtesy of Tinhte – a Vietnamese forum. Is RIM planning 10in PlayBook action after all?

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Samsung Windows Phone 8 debutantes revealed

Samsung Windows Phone 8 debutantes revealed

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 30, 2012 at 14:00

As much as all this patent-related bickering makes us roll our eyes, there’s occasionally the odd bit of excitement in the form of confidential documents and stuff. Recently we saw an early iPad prototype from 2002ish.

Now Samsung’s Windows Phone 8 plans have been revealed, courtesy of a document stamped “Confidential & Proprietary”. ‘Citing.

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