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Nokia helps Windows Phone gain 9% in Europe

Microsoft Windows Phone platform has reached a 9.2 percent share in the smartphone operating system market in Europe. Much of the success is due to Nokia’s low and mid range models according to Market Research firm Kantar. In the three months running up to August the Windows Phone platform reached …

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ChatOn IM reaches 100 million user milestone

ChatOn, the IM service provided on Samsung phones, has managed to double its user base in the last four months, hitting the 100 million user milestone. The cross platform messaging service is available on: IOS, Android, Blackberry and Samsung’s own mobile OS ‘Bada’. Samsung pre-installs this app on its android …

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Apple iBeacon location technology showcased

Many of us use GPS on our phones, however as we know it isn’t very accurate and won’t reliably work indoors. Apple are trying to improve on this by introducing the new iBeacon system, which ships with last week’s iOS7 software update for their mobile devices. Apple haven’t focused on …

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4G is expanding in the UK

EE, The company that scored itself a major head start in the 4G race, is expanding it’s coverage to 12 smaller towns – but it isn’t the only one. O2 and Vodafone are also bumping up their network coverage to five more cities starting today. The latest towns added to …

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Samsung to release ‘curved glass’ smartphone in October

Samsung are planning to release a smartphone in October which features ‘curved glass’. The company announced this in a media event in Seoul last night. D.J. Lee, Samsung’s mobile business head of strategic marketing said “We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October.” …

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IMessenger unofficially comes to Android

Have you recently switched over from IOS and found yourself lost without IMessenger? Well there is an app now in the Google Play store that can emulate the experience and connect to your Apple ID. However, there is a compromise: your security and privacy. This app has been a bit …

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BlackBerry sold to Fairfax Financial for $4.7 billion

The bad news continues to roll in for BlackBerry as the troubled smartphone designer has begun the process of becoming a private company, following its sale of $4.7 billion to Fairfax Financial Holdings. BlackBerry put itself up for sale last month following drops in both revenue and share values, with …

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Apple win coolest company in Britain award

The good news just doesn’t seem to end for Apple, as the gadget designer has grabbed another title to add to the list: its taken home the Coolest Company in Britain award from Coolbrands for the second year running. Not only that, but it beat off competition from such brands …

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Apple sells over nine million iPhones in one weekend

Over the last few days we’ve seen the launch of the new iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones, as well as the iOS 7 software for Apple devices. With that, there has been a rush of sales for the new products and of upgrades for devices already owned. Ultimately, this led …

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Android 4.4 images leak with new app designs

Leaked images show Google opting for a ‘flat’ design for its stock apps in the next iteration of Android. This new design choice has shown up soon after the launch of IOS 7, which has drawn praise for its brand new look. While the leaked images are a bit blurry, …

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LG announces Vu 3 smartphone

The new Vu 3 smartphone was announced today by Seoul based smartphone developer LG from their South Korean headquarters. The new mobile device comes equipped with a 5.2 inch 4:3 aspect ratio display, continuing the theme of the Vu series phones. Like the preceding models in the series, the Vu …

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Nokia Lumia 929 locked into Verizon deal

The new Nokia Lumia smartphone is going to be a Verizon exclusive in America. The Lumia 929 is reported to be a ‘spin-off’ of the 6 inch Lumia 1520. Engadget report that it is likely to be showcased at a press event on October 22nd. If the Lumia 929 is …

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Sony announce Bravia Smart Stick HDMI dongle

Sony have announced their new Android HDMI dongle for TV’s. The new Bravia Smart Stick providers users with access to the Google Play app store, Chrome Internet Browser and other Sony related applications. The device has a built in HDMI input and pass through function meaning that a set top …

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Activation problems with new iPhone devices, and iOS 7

Apple has put warnings to early adopters of the new iPhone 5S and 5C devices, as it seems that much like the iOS 7 roll out from yesterday; something just hasn’t gone quite right. Users of the new smartphone models should expect to run into activation problems, as well as …

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HTC One Red Smartphone Review

Today we are going to take a look at one of the most highly-regarded smartphones currently on the market, the HTC One.  The One is a make-or-break product for HTC as their market share has declined significantly over the past couple of years.  They are working hard to re-establish their …

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Apple queues in London, but mainly for iPhone 5s

Apple fans are queuing in London overnight, braving the rain and bad weather to land a brand new, shiny iPhone 5 smartphone. This morning Apple will open their Regent Street and Covent Garden stores for the arrival of two new handsets – the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The iPhone …

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Kogan announces cheap quad-core smartphone

The relatively unknown hardware developer Kogan has just announced a new quad-core smartphone for the mobile device market. Hopefully the new Agora 5.0 will be able to compete with all the bigger contenders such as Samsung, and HTC, but it should be able to keep pace with the lower price …

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iOS 7 already running into problems

The long awaited iOS 7 from Apple was finally released to the masses yesterday, and it has already been installed on hundreds of thousands of devices all over the world. Unfortunately, download problems have left thousands without the ability to upgrade to the latest software. The software designer officially unveiled …

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Nexus 10 with £350 price tag leaks

An internal retail listing at PC world, UK, may have outed the big brother of the new Nexus 7, the Asus Nexus 10, well before it was initially intended. It also has potentially let slip the price tag too, listing it at £349.99, making this tablet that bit more expensive …

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Blackberry Z30 pre-orders already available at Selfridges

BlackBerry announced the latest model in the BlackBerry 10 range today, and despite it being mere hours since the new Z30 model smartphone was unveiled to the world, we’re already seeing pre-orders go up online. With the likes of the iPhone 5S also launching in a similar timeframe, can Blackberry …

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EVGA Tegra tablets incoming

EVGA and Nvidia have just announced their partnership to bring you the world’s first Tegra 4 powered tablet: The Tegra Note 7. It’s hurtling on to the shelves in October, with a price tag of £180, just in time for the holiday season. Here’s what we know so far about the specs; …

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