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HTC rumoured to launch a 5-inch Nexus device

Earlier in the year there was much speculation around multiple Nexus class devices from a few manufacturers including Samsung, HTC and LG. In case you didn’t know, a Nexus device is one that runs pure Android, much like the Nexus 7 tablet we reviewed recently. Rumours are circulating about a …

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Apple tries to downplay iPhone 5 scratches

Over the weekend it was revealed that Apple’s latest iPhone is rather prone to scratches and scuffs. The anodised aluminium rear casing of the iPhone 5 was found to be easily scratched or scuffed by keys, a probable everyday occurance. Some early adopters even found that scuffs arrived out of the box. …

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Toys ‘R’ Us accused of making cheap knock offs

Innovation and inspiration are not quite twins, but they are very close cousins. By the same token, derivation and downright rip-off are also closely related. Lawyers get phat on the differences between these words and, right now, some of those lawyers belong to Acer, Foxconn, Kingston and Toys ‘R’ Us. You may …

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RIM CEO confident to claim No.3 spot

Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins spoke out at the press briefing at the BlackBerry Jam event. He said that betting everything on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system would allow the company to grow their user base again in the United States and North America. Research In Motion have …

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Huawei set to unveil some Windows Phone devices

Huawei have made some sucessful value orientated Android smartphones in recent years and as they make a move to the high-end, they are about to unveil two Windows Phone 8 devices. On a media event on September 25th the Chinese company is set to unveil the Ascend W1 and Ascend …

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Apple don’t always get things right

As Apple continue to face criticism for dropping Google maps and using their own flawed, half finished system, many people are wondering whether this will impact the iPhone 5 sales performance in Q4 this year. We say it won’t cause any problems for the company. Why? Well, Just look at …

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Google maps solution to Apple maps dysfunctionality

Apple is one of the few companies on the planet that can get away with launching products that simply don’t work. When it launched an iPhone that struggled to make phone calls, customers around the world simply learned to hold their phones differently. Now Apple has a mapping system that’s …

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ASUS set to announce Padfone 2 next month

ASUS’ Padfone has not been the smashing success that they might have hoped for. Reviews of the device weren’t overly positive but regardless ASUS sees enough potential in such a device to announce a successor. On October 16 ASUS will unveil the Padfone 2 in Milan and also Taipei. Not much …

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Strong ARM bulges to take more market share

As we’ve said before on KitGuru, companies communicate in a lot of different ways. The press release is one and the annual report is another. While these don’t normally contain downright lies, they are certainly spun in a very specific/positive way. But what about recruitment? It’s tough to spin job …

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Apple under attack for shoddy map software

Apple have updated their mapping software, switching from Google’s system to their own with the latest release of iOS 6. The company are facing a massive backlash worldwide from customers, which has surprised everyone. The criticism is based around the new map system, and an array of errors which pollute …

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Samsung mocks Apple fans in commercial, again

Regardless of recent events between Samsung and Apple, such as the billion dollar patent battle in California, Samsung’s marketing team has taken another swipe at Apple customers barely a week after the announcement of the iPhone 5. The ad as usual mocks Apple fans waiting in line for the latest iDevice. …

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HTC and Microsoft announce the Windows Phone 8X

Yesterday afternoon London time HTC renewed allegiance to Microsoft in New York. At the press event they announced two new devices for the Windows Phone 8 platform; the flagship 8X and 8S. The HTC 8X has a very sleek polycarbonate body weighing 130 grams and looks to fit in the …

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Ballmer hints at Microsoft Surface pricing

In a recent interview, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was questioned over the upcoming Surface tablet launch. The passionate CEO believes they have a “very competitive product from the features perspective.” Ballmer also went on to hint at possible Surface pricing; from “$300 to about $700 or $800,” is the “sweet …

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Apple unable to cope with iPhone 5 demand

Apple have sold more than 2 million iPhone 5 handsets in the first 24 hours, but they are now apparently struggling to meet the demand and have set back the pre-order delivery times in both the USA and UK. We all knew the demand would be high, but Apple are …

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Mini iPad will drive down competitor tablet prices

When Apple release their upcoming 7.8 inch ‘Mini iPad’, competitors will be forced to drop their prices to snag a percentage of the market. Industry rumours circulating in Taipei today have indicated that many companies will drop the prices of their tablets by up to 40%-50%. Apple will have a …

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Windows Phone 8 hits RTM

Over the weekend it has been revealed that Microsoft’s latest effort at a mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8 ‘Apollo’, has reached the RTM stage. Contrary to previous rumours the RTM date was planned and the late October release of Windows Phone 8 is still on schedule. Windows Phone 8 …

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iControlPad Kickstarter is going well

The Kickstarter funding campaign for the second version of the iControlPad, named the same with a simple “2” added to the end, is going very well, chocking up almost a third of its goal money in less than four days. At the time of writing, it sits at $41,623 with …

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HTC not ruling out licensing BlackBerry 10

While Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 10 platform is still a few months away from launching, a fellow smartphone struggler may join in. HTC was once the dominant Android manufacturer and have since slipped behind Samsung. Their Windows Phone 7 line-up, while of a decent quality has not been able to …

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4 inch displays to become smartphone standard

Local companies in China have been making upgrades to the specifications of their entry level smartphones for the US $150-$240 sector. The plans are to make dual core 1GHZ processors and 4 inch screens the new industry ‘standard’. The news is circulating in the Far East over the weekend and …

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iPhone 5 benchmarks appear online: is it a monster?

The Apple hype machine is rolling across our landscape and information has been published by GeekBench which shows the iPhone 5 A6 processor is a performance monster. Whether they are completely accurate or not, remains to be seen. The results published show a score of 1,601 points, which hammers the …

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First iPhone 5 shipments leaving China

The iPhone 5 is due to be released very soon in every major part of the world and the first shipments are on their way from China. AppleInsider published the shipment news a few hours ago, highlighting a UPS order leaving ZhengZhou, China. The packages are not scheduled to be …

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