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Nokia Windows RT tablet pictured, alleged full Windows 8 version on the way

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What we may be seeing here is Nokia’s rumored Windows tablet, which has been doing the rounds in Rumorland for quite a long time now, but is yet to be officially confirmed.

The slate runs Windows RT nd not the full-blown Windows 8. However sources, allegedly close to the situation at Espoo, claim that Nokia may have given up on the RT version (pictured here) and will move its focus to delivering a slate with the full Windows experience. Read more »

Samsung ATIV Q priced at 1,599 Euro in Germany

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German retailer Arlt briefly published a pre-order page for the Samsung ATIV Q transformer device with a price of €1,599 with shipping beginning this August.

However the page has gone missing, meaning the device was either sold out or just pulled back for other considerations. Yet, the info stayed online long enough for us to learn the pricing of the hybrid device. Read more »

Nokia buys Siemens shares of Nokia Siemens Networks for €1.7 billion

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Nokia has bought its partner’s 50% share of the Nokia Siemens Networks joint-venture for €1.7 billion ($2.2B) and now controls the business by itself.

This was announced today by Nokia itself and the deal is expected to come through by Q3 of 2013. Read more »

Nokia films European Man of Steel premiere with Lumia 925

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Don’t worry – no spoilers here! If you haven’t seen Man of Steel yet you should know that Nokia had arranged some product placement deals with the movie producers and has even arranged to have a first-class ticket to the European premiere of the movie.

Along with starts Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner comes the Nokia Lumia 925 and, more importantly its 8.7 MP PureView sensor. Nokia made a coverage video of the premiere using only Nokia Lumia 925s (a lot of them) – check it out. Read more »

Nokia Wireless Charging Plate and Fatboy Pillow review

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Nokia was among the first manufacturers to include Wireless Charging tech into its smartphones and has a rather cool line of Wireless Charging accessories. We have two of them here at HQ and they work together nicely to carry out their out-the-way no-wires-needed assignments with style.

The Wireless Charging Plate and Fatboy-made Wireless Charging Pillow go very well together. The Wireless Charging Plate is the soul of the operation but it you want to encompass your handset in a lavish pillow you can put the plate inside the Wireless Charging Pillow and just drop the phone on it without worrying it will get scuffed or scratched. Read more »

Official Imgur app launches on Android, still going through checks on iOS

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If you’re a fan of Reddit, or memes, or the whole internet comedy via images thing then you’ve probably have or heard or used Imgur’s services. It’s the place to store all your pictures, memes, screenshots, and what not.

And now we’ve finally received an official app straight from Imgur. It’s already available for download on Google Play and is expected to launch on iOS soon, after it’s been thoroughly checked out. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z Ultra promo video is live, check it out

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The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was officially launched just moments ago and Sony, as is its tradition, has promptly posted its first promo videos on YouTube.

The Big Screen, Big Entertainment video is Sony’s roundup of the Xperia Z Ultra’s mouth-watering features. The X Reality display for richer colors and great sharpness, the water-resistance and its uses (naturally there’s a pool involved), Sony has even got a smart cover-type accessory in the video. Check it out after the break. Read more »

Did Samsung just drop the Kernel source code for the Google Edition S4?

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The flashing community is going to love this. Samsung has apparently jumped the gun and aired the Kernel source files for its Google Edition Galaxy S4.

The Kernel source code could allow developers to tailor their custom ROMs to the underlying hardware – making the radio, camera and many other components work as they should. Read more »

HDR, ISO modes, scenes and stabilization coming to CM 10.1 Xperias T, V, Z, ZL and Tab Z

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According to Google+ user Giulio Cervera new camera features are coming to Android 4.2.2-based CyanogenMod 10.1 exclusively for the Xperias V, T, Z, ZL and Wi-Fi and LTE Tab Z.

The new features include HDR imaging (not video), ISO modes, Scene modes and Sony’s image and video digital stabilization. Read more »

Nokia Asha 501 gets the hands-on treatment, video is inside

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The Nokia Asha 501 has a number of key selling points, but the new interface and its supper affordable price tag are certainly the two most important. It’s a feature phone and It cannot do proper smartphone stuff like the pros – full-featured multitasking, integration, endless connectivity, etc. – but doesn’t really need to.

The Nokia Asha 501 giveс you two SIM cards, working simultaneously, in a package lighter than 100 g and cheaper than 80 bucks. It’s tiny yet nice to hold and work with and comes with a revived Asha S40 touch interface that you’ll get used to in a matter of minutes. Read more »

The Apple iPad finally gets to taste iOS 7, lots of screenshots inside

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Since Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference brought iOS 7 to the world of iTech enthusiasts, we’ve waited to see the cool facelift running on the iPad’s 9.7″ Retina.

Well, the wait is over as early screenshots of iOS 7 running on the bigger canvas have surfaced. It all looks as you’d expect it to and the OS has been nicely optimized to make best use of the extra screen estate. Read more »

Samsung starts mass production of PCIe SSD, your storage is about to get 2.5 times faster

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Samsung has confirmed that it has started mass production of the new PCIe-based (PCI-Express) solid-state drives, which bring about 2.5 times performance boost over current SATA-based drives and around 7 times more than a conventional 7200 RPM hard-drive.

The new XP941 PCIe-based SSDs are also smaller than their predecessors making them ideal for use in ultrabooks. Read more »

Nokia takes a jab at Samsung on Twitter

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Twitter wars are picking up pace recently. First it was HTC, Samsung and LG that exchanged pleasantries on the 140-character network and now it’s Nokia, who used a fan-made Condescending Wonka meme, originally posted on Nokia’s Conversations Blog to attack Samsung.

The meme clearly targets the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom and its fatty 15.4 mm waistline. Read more »

Opera unveils Mail – a lightweight email client for Windows and OS X

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Opera has a very popular browser on both desktop and mobile platforms alike but unlike its biggest rival Google’s Gmail, Opera Mail hasn’t really taken off the ground.

Today Opera announce Opera Mail, which isn’t the mail-providing service but a desktop mail client designed to bring you your emails in a clean and efficient fashion. Read more »

Apple unleashes new Mac Pro – 8 times smaller, 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports, AMD graphics

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Apple showed off the new Mac Pro at the WWDC 2013 floor. This is the first update in quite some time and comes in with a lot of oomph under the hood.

It features the new Thunderbolt 2 port (6 of them), new dual GPUs built by AMD, next-gen Intel XEON processors and is one-eighth of the size of the previous-gen Mac Pro. It will debut this fall with the pricing still to be confirmed. Read more »