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Bloomberg: Jobs worked closely on iPhone 5

Bloomberg: Jobs worked closely on iPhone 5

Lewis Curdie  May. 18, 2012 at 12:00

Now that the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S III has been revealed, the next Next Big Thing is of course the iPhone 5.

Today we have Bloomberg contributing to the size rumours, and adding that Steve Jobs worked closely on the successor to the iPhone 4S.

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TalkTalk to launch phone this year

TalkTalk to launch phone this year

Lewis Curdie  May. 18, 2012 at 11:01

TalkTalk currently offers home phone and broadband packages, with its pinky toe dipped in the world of mobile in the form of SIM only deals.

Now we’re hearing that the London-based chaps are on the verge of launching some sort of mobile telecoms unit.

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Motorola RAZR Maxx launches in UK with 3,300mAh battery

Motorola RAZR Maxx launches in UK with 3,300mAh battery

Phil Lavelle  May. 18, 2012 at 10:00

Remember the days when Motorola seemed be launching a different RAZR variant by the week? The days when having a RAZR was cool. The days when everyone seemed to own one.

Well, we don't want to cast aspersions and claim it's happening again but another version of the relaunched line has just found its way onto the UK streets - the RAZR Maxx.

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iPad Mini: More revelations

Phil Lavelle  May. 18, 2012 at 09:30

iPad Mini: More revelations

These rumours of a new, smaller and cheaper iPad are gathering momentum - and now we're even hearing details of who is going to be supplying the screens.

According to Taiwan's Liberty Times (via 9to5 Mac), LG and AU Optronics have been certified to supply an LCD panel for the device, measuring 7.85-inches. Shipping has been set for the second half of this year.

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Nokia’s Israeli distributor promises Windows Phone 8 by year’s end

Nokia’s Israeli distributor promises Windows Phone 8 by year’s end

Lewis Curdie  May. 17, 2012 at 19:00

Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time we’ve scribbled about Israel on our news pages. Kosher smartphone, anyone?

Now we’re hearing that Eurocom, Nokia’s Israeli distributor, has promised Windows Phone 8 (codenamed Apollo) before the end of the year.

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HTC Ville C: a cheaper One S?

HTC Ville C: a cheaper One S?

Lewis Curdie  May. 17, 2012 at 18:00

HTC’s “less is more” approach seems to have gone completely out the window. The Taiwanese manufacturer recently unveiled the HTC Desire C (formerly the HTC Wildfire C formerly the HTC Golf).

Now we’re hearing about something called the HTC Ville C, essentially a slight variant of the recent HTC One S.

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Poll: smartphones more important to Brits than TV

Poll: smartphones more important to Brits than TV

Lewis Curdie  May. 17, 2012 at 16:00

Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets. What would we do without them? At the moment I’m typing on my laptop, trying to resist Draw Something on my iPad, and intermittently texting on my phone while kinda watching TV. Just saying.

Anyway, according to a recent survey by OnePoll, the smartphone is the one device we Brits simply cannot live without.

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LG Optimus 4X HD promo video hits the ‘Tube

A couple of days ago I relayed the exciting news that the LG Optimus 4X HD will be landing in the UK next month. Heck, someone somewhere must be looking forward to it.

If you happen to be in the can’t-wait-for-the-LG-Optimus-4X-HD camp, you might fancy checking out the spanking new two-minute promo video. It’s actually – dare I say it – not bad.

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OpenSignalMaps: yeah, Android is pretty fragmented

My insane-o brain loves stats and graphs and pie charts and that, so you can imagine my excitement when OneSignalMaps published a whole bunch of stuff about Android fragmentation. Just look at that info-beast above. Fantastic.

The report breaks down 681,900 downloads of the OpenSignalMaps Android app over a six-month period, and makes for incredibly interesting – and occasionally funny – reading.

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Samsung Galaxy S III with 2GB RAM heading to Japan

Samsung Galaxy S III with 2GB RAM heading to Japan

Phil Lavelle  May. 17, 2012 at 11:30

We won't try to hide our feelings here: we quite simply cannot wait to get our mitts on the Samsung Galaxy S III (May 29th feels like a LIFETIME away).

But if you thought the specs looked pretty impressive when it was launched a couple of weeks ago, what about the Japanese? Apparently when Samsung's latest flagship lands there, it'll have a RAM boost up to 2GB.

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iPhone 5 to rock larger display?

iPhone 5 to rock larger display?

Lewis Curdie  May. 17, 2012 at 11:00

It’s not the first time we’ve heard such rumours, but when The Wall Street Journal sticks its big respectable beak in, people tend to listen. No offense, Digitimes.

WSJ is pouring a can of lighter fuel on the rumour fire suggesting the iPhone 5 will have a larger display. Interessante.

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Amazon Kindle Fire 2 to be released before Christmas?

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 to be released before Christmas?

Phil Lavelle  May. 17, 2012 at 10:30

Thinking already of what to buy your loved one(s) for Christmas? After all, we are almost halfway there!

If so, Amazon may have the gadget for you - it's popular Kindle Fire is spawning a successor - the Kindle Fire 2 - and has reportedly been pegged for a release later this year.

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Who pays for mobile apps?

Who pays for mobile apps?

Phil Lavelle  May. 16, 2012 at 18:00

OK, so this story has a primarily American slant but it's still interesting for us in Blighty as the information itself comes from London.

Basically, about two thirds of people who use apps have spent money on one on at least one occasion - on average, about £10 a month in total. Yet the closer you look, the more interesting things get.

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Google lining up five Nexus devices?

Google lining up five Nexus devices?

Lewis Curdie  May. 16, 2012 at 16:00

You can easily count the number of Nexus devices on one hand. There’s the HTC Nexus One, Google Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. And heck, why not use your pinkie to count the Motorola Xoom.

However, we’re hearing that Google might be set to double – yes double – the size of its Nexus family, with up to five new devices in the pipeline. Good lord.

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Samsung Galaxy S III arriving early for some!

For those who’ve pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S III, you can imagine the excited look on their cheeky faces with blatantly sensationalist headlines such as ‘Samsung Galaxy S III arriving early for some!’ Er…

Don’t get too excited, chaps. In this case, early equates to one day. In fact, it’s not even an entire day. Sorry.

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Official Samsung Galaxy S III manual hits the cyberweb

Official Samsung Galaxy S III manual hits the cyberweb

Lewis Curdie  May. 16, 2012 at 12:00

You might better know the GT-I9300 as the Samsung Galaxy S III, Sammo’s latest and greatest Android smartphone, complete with quad-core and PenTile goodness.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on said smartphone, you might fancy a virtual flick through the official GT-I9300 manual. ‘Citing.

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Sony Xperia Lotus leaked, possible Xperia Active successor

Sony Xperia Lotus leaked, possible Xperia Active successor

Lewis Curdie  May. 16, 2012 at 11:00

Remember the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active (pictured), the rugged chap who arrived around the same time as the Xperia Ray last year? Of course you do.

Now we’re hearing that there’s a possible successor in the works, in the form of a little something called the Sony Xperia Lotus.

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Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is the world's worst CEO – Forbes

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is the world's worst CEO – Forbes

Martin James  May. 16, 2012 at 10:30

Think of bad bosses and you typically think of either a) yours, or b) David Brent. But now there's a third bad-boss stereotype to disturb your peace of mind: Steven Anthony Ballmer.

Better known to the wider world as the tongue-out, sweaty pits, slightly disturbing Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer has just received the singular honour of being named by Forbes as without a doubt “the worst CEO of a large publicly traded American company today”.

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Apple patches Siri to keep her quiet

Apple patches Siri to keep her quiet

Martin James  May. 15, 2012 at 20:00

Let's be honest: it was never going to last, was it? Much to the disappointment of Nokia fans, Windows Phone users, probably most Android users... OK, pretty much everyone who doesn't use iOS, Siri is no longer telling anyone who asks that the Nokia Lumia 900 is the best smartphone ever.

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Act surprised: HTC has announced the Desire C

Act surprised: HTC has announced the Desire C

Martin James  May. 15, 2012 at 19:00

Vodafone Portugal managed to draw any kind of surprise element out of the whole thing by dishing up all the important details ahead of schedule, but what the hell, we'll do our best: look everyone! It's the HTC Desire C!

HTC has finally done the decent thing and given official credentials to the smartphone formerly known as the Wildfire C, which was formerly known as the HTC Golf. Don't all cheer at once, now.

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