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Apple against the world: iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 920

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Apple just announced its latest flagship smartphone and everyone is already wondering how it will fare against its high-profile competitors. The best-selling Galaxy S III is the leader of the droid gang, while the newly introduced Nokia Lumia 920 is seemingly the best that the WP8 camp will be able to offer.

Apple certainly managed to squeeze quite a lot of cool hardware under the hood of the super slim iPhone 5, but its competitors haven’t stood idle either. So is the iPhone 5 good enough to face those two behemoths in a fierce specs battle and come out victorious? Join us to find out. Read more »

Confirmed: Apple iPhone 5 uses nano SIM cards

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Apple’s event is now over and surprisingly nothing was mentioned on what type of SIM card the iPhone 5 uses. Well, Apple’s website just confirmed the rumors – the iPhone 5 works with the newly announced nano SIM standard.

The nano SIM standard was designed by Apple itself, so its hardly a surprise that the new iPhone 5 utilizes it. Read more »

Apple announces new 4-inch iPod Touch, refreshed iPod Nano

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Today’s Apple event is not all about the new iPhone 5, as the company also announced the new, fifth-generation iPod Touch and the new iPod Nano.

The new iPod Touch now sports the same display used in the new iPhone 5 – a 4-inch Retina display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it’s got the iPhone 4S’ A5 chip inside, which Apple says provides up to seven times faster graphics than previous gen iPod Touch. Read more »

Apple’s new dock connector to be called Lightning, will be as fast, too

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The new 9-pin dock connector that Apple is rumored to announce today is going to be called “Lightning”, according to 9to5mac sources.

If the naming rumor turns out to be true, it would fit perfectly in Apple’s naming scheme, as the company is already utilizing Thunderbolt in its latest Macbooks models. Read more »

iOS 6 now features in-app navigation updates, hints at better multitasking capabilities

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A new feature has made its way through iOS 6 that takes advantage of the increased horsepower under the iPhone’s hood.



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More specifically, the latest version of iOS now supports directions from the Maps app to pop-up on top of the screen regardless on which app you happen to be in. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 spotted sitting next to a $3,000 metal case

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Apple’s iPhone 5 event is tomorrow, but this doesn’t stop luxurious gadget Gresso from issuing a newsletter advertising its future premium iPhone 5 case today. The iPhone 5 can be seen lying nonchalantly on the photo next to the case.

Dubbed Gresso Revolution, the case is made of solid titanium, which has been selected for its lightness and rigidity. It’s also scratch- and water-resistant thanks to the PVD coating. Read more »

Apple accuses Polish online food store A.pl for trademark infringement, takes the matter to court

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Apple has decided to sue Polish online supermarket A.pl over trademark issues. According to Polish website Telepolis, Apple has issued a request for the cancellation of the online food store’s trademark rights from Poland’s Patent Office.

The reason for Apple’s discontent is that A.pl’s brand and its sister company’s name logo (fresh24.pl) create a likelihood of confusion and may use Apple’s fame to its advantage. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on video comes up, focuses on the easy customization

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The freshly announced Lumia 820 is Nokia’s take at a budget Windows Phone 8-running smartphone. It offers easy customization in the form of exchangeable back covers, which come in different colors and can support Nokia’s wireless charging.

So, Nokia has decided to demonstrate that and the other unique features of the Lumia 820 in a quick hands-on video. Check it out. Read more »

JBL and Nokia introduce the PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker, promo videos inside

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Okay, the Nokia Wireless Charging accessories are seriously cool, but what if you want more than just charge your phone? Nokia thought of this as well and has teamed up with JBL to introduce the PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker.

There’s also the PlayUp Wireless Speaker, but it doesn’t offer charging. Both accessories however, come with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. Read more »

Nokia has sold 7 million Lumia smartphones, availability extended to 54 countries

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Nokia used the floor of its just finished New York Windows Phone 8 event to reveal some statistics on its Lumia smartphones and their market performance thus far.

In total Nokia has sold about 7 million Windows Phone devices, and remarkably 4 million of those sales came in the last quarter. Read more »

Firefox OS Marketplace screenshots reveal how Mozilla is approaching the mobile store

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Screenshots of the Firefox OS Marketplace have leaked revealing for the first time how the app store looks like.

Previously known as Boot to Gecko, Firefox OS seems to be making significant progress towards its release in early 2013. Read more »

Nokia 808 PureView used to replace a professional cinema camera, does an amazing job

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We already know the Nokia 808 PureView has an amazing camera. It even managed to beat a micro four-thirds camera in our blind test from a while ago. We are still blown by the result of the experiment by the Swedish video professional Christopher Westerholm, who gave the cameraphone a even more advanced task – replacing a cinematic camera.

He ended up with an impressive 120-second video showcasing what the Nokia 808 PureView is capable of when in the hands of a someone who knows what he’s doing. Read more »

Samsung Ativ Tab flies into our office straight from the IFA floor, puts us in the Windows 8 RT driver’s seat

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Samsung has been keen to point out its commitment to the Windows 8 platform recently and the freshly-announced Ativ Tab is the proof that it wasn’t just PR talk. What’s more, based on our first impressions of the slate, the company might become a major player in the Windows tablet game.

The Ativ Tab is built around a 10.1″ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and 400-nits of brightness. It’s powered by a Snapdragon S4 APQ8060a chipset, featuring a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU and 2GB of RAM. Read more »

James Bond will use the Sony Xperia T in the upcoming Skyfall movie

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At yesterday’s pre-IFA press conference, Sony mentioned that its new Android flagship – the Xperia T will be used by no one else, but Mr. James Bond. The sweet-looking Sony smartphone will be featuring in the upcoming Skyfall movie.

Yep, the Xperia T will undoubtedly be armed with all kinds of gizmos and killer software to help Agent 007 get out of tricky situations and teach the bad guys a lesson. Read more »

Samsung announces a trio Windows 8 tablets – meet the ATIV Tab, ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro

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Alongside the Windows Phone 8-running ATIV S smartphone, Samsung also announced three Windows 8-powered slates – the 10.1″ ATIV Tab and the 11.6″ ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro.

The latter duo will be coming with detachable keyboards with touchpads, just like the ASUS Transformer tablet, and S Pen-support. Read more »