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Samsung expands Galaxy S III colour range

Following leaks from earlier in the month revealing a Galaxy S III in black paint, Samsung has today officially acknowledged this by announcing four new colour schemes for its flagship devices. The four colours are Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black and Titanium Grey. Perhaps the most interesting piece is …

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Apple wait to Dec 6th for Samsung product ban hearing

Apple have requested that eight Samsung smartphones are banned from sale in America. Judge Lucy Koh has said they will have to wait until a December 6th hearing. Koh initially said that the hearing would be scheduled for September 20th, so she could hear the injunction requests from Apple, however …

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Nokia patent reveals possible Lumia Arrow design

A patent recently granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office has revealed one of two Windows Phone 8 devices expected to be unveiled by Nokia and Microsoft next week. The design in the patent looks rather similar to the current low-end Nokia Windows Phone, the Lumia 610. This …

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Droid RAZR M 4G LTE photos/info leaked

The Motorola Drio RAZR M 4G LTE has been revealed a couple of days before it was due thanks to Engadget, who posted hardware photographs and specifications. The new smartphone will include a dual core MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor with a 4.3 inch qHD 960×540 Super AMOLED display. This is …

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Microsoft likely to benefit from Apple v Samsung ruling

Apple had a big win this week in America – against Samsung. The court ruled in their favour, hitting Samsung for over a billion dollars in damages. The ramifications for this ruling however will sweep the industry over the coming year. Many analysts are already highlighting that the Apple victory …

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Samsung announces Galaxy Player 5.8

Samsung has briefly dabbled in the Android media player game in the past, at one point bundling one of them with every Samsung television sold and the Korean company now adds the Galaxy Player 5.8 to this series. As the name suggests it has a 5.8 inch LCD display. Regardless …

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13.3 inch Retina Macbook Pro on the way

Production is already moving ahead for a Retina 13.3 inch Macbook Pro, according to CNET – who spoke with an analyst. The 13.3 inch machine will feature a Retina display with a native resolution of 2,560×1600. NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim broke the news, saying that LDG, Sharp and Samsung …

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Foxconn give staff 16% salary increase

One of Apple’s main suppliers – Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (Foxconn) said yesterday that they have increased the basic salary of their production line workers by 16 percent. Staff in Zhengzhou, Henan province of China have been offered the increase, partly as the company are having problem recruiting people. …

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US cracking down on app piracy

FBI Seized

While organisations like the MPAA and RIAA get a lot of press for lobbying governments into taking down music and movie related file sharing sites, the US authorities have been targeting a new kind of piracy as well – app piracy. In a single swipe, the US government has taken …

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USB cable for future iOS devices spotted

There has been several leaks in the past few weeks of the upcoming next generation iPhone and highly rumoured iPad mini’s dock connectors yet this is the first look we have seen at the cable itself. All future iOS devices are expected to use this specific cable and associated dock …

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Nexus 7 hits Germany September 3rd

Our German readers will be pleased to hear that the hottest 7 inch tablet is due to hit their shores on September 3rd. German store Saturn are said to be first with stock, so get your order in as soon as possible. Early reports would indicate that the price point …

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LG Optimus G specifications leak online

The much awaited LG Optimus G smartphone specifications have leaked online, thanks to Korean website AsiaDaily. The upcoming handset will house a quad core processor, 2GB of memory, 13MP camera, 4G LTE and a huge 4.7 inch IPS True HD Display. The smartphone will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) …

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Nokia hints at PureView technology on Windows Phone

Thus far, Nokia’s PureView camera technology has only been seen on the 808 PureView; a device restricted to the out of fashion Symbian operating system. This could soon change in the coming months as Nokia has teased the possibility of Windows Phone PureView device. On Twitter Nokia replied to a …

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Everything Everywhere gets 4G head start

OfCom Troll

In a move that isn’t likely to please the other mobile companies, OfCom has granted Everything Everywhere (formerly Orange and T-Mobile) approval for using its existing 1800 MHz spectrum to offer 4G data services to its customers. Considering the auction for who gets what part of the spectrum has yet …

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Nokia controls over half of the Windows Phone market

A recent report by analyst firm Localytics reveals that even though Nokia did not join the Windows Phone 7 realm until second generation devices made their appearance, they today control 59% of the Windows Phone  market. Nokia started the year in third place with 22% global market share, behind Samsung and …

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Samsung teases the Galaxy Note II in preview video

The existence of a Galaxy Note successor, which recently ranked up over 10 million sales, from Samsung is no secret. It is also fairly clear that Samsung will take the veils off its next generation “phablet” at IFA in Berlin at the end of the month. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P3divJBqlI’] Not much …

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Microsoft partners likely to ditch Windows RT tablet

Following on from our report yesterday, it looks as if other Microsoft partners may ditch their plans to produce Windows RT tablet computers. Toshiba have already pulled out which has set the industry wheels in motion as other Microsoft partners analyse the potential for ‘failure’. Sources in Taipei who we …

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Apple admit ‘mess up’ with retail store staffing

John Browett, Apple’s senior vice president of retail has admitted to employees that they made mistakes with the staffing levels, which led to unfavourable reports that Apple were cutting employees. Browett took command of Apple retail stores in April and they apparently tried a new staffing formula which caused some …

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