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You can get the Sony Xperia E3 for just £80 today

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Amazon UK is holding a pretty sweet deal for the Sony Xperia E3 today, selling it for £79.90. That’s £100 less than the phone’s regular price, but if you want to get it, you have to be quick. The deal ends in less than 14 hours, provided that Amazon UK has enough units of the phone in stock.

The Xperia E3 packs LTE connectivity as well as a 4.5″ IPS display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution and is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1GB of RAM. At the back, there’s a 5MP camera, which records 1080p video. Read more »

Microsoft offers 12 days of holiday promotions

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Just like last year, Microsoft is again organizing a 12 day long holiday promotion with price cuts on various devices. Much like an advents calendar the US tech giant will be unveiling the special offers one at a time, every day until December 19.

The campaign is, sadly, only available in the US and Canada and kicked off yesterday with the Toshiba Encore Mini tablet. Read more »

You can now order a Jolla Tablet and smartphone bundle

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With a tad over a day left until the end of the Jolla Tablet Indiegogo campaign, the Finnish company sweetened the deal even further. For the next 28 hours, $488 will secure you a Jolla Tablet and smartphone bundle.

The gets you a Jolla smartphone for $279. Read more »

Panasonic FZ-E1 headed to the US, Europe in LTE flavor

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Doomsday preppers behold – the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 is the only phone you need for a zombie apocalypse, if you are a fan of Windows Embedded 8 that is (not WP8!). The handset is rated for IP68 and MIL-STD-810G and can survive drops from 3m (10ft).

And was certified by the GCF in the States, meaning it will be available over there too. Read more »

The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 promo videos feature social media artists in NYC

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Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 4 promo videos take us away from the cute animals, and into the chilly New York City. The trio of clips feature a Snapchat artist and a Vine star, who team up to make New Yorkers’ lives more interesting.

The duo of social media stars connect with people who participate in Samsung’s #NoteMyDay campaign. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime hands-on

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We have the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime at HQ and decided to bring you a quick video and some photos of it.

The Galaxy Core Prime sits in the lower-bracket of the midrange and its highlights are the 4.5″ screen of WVGA (480 x 800px) resolution, the 5MP camera on the back, capable of 1080p video, and the 64-bit Snapdragon 410, coupled with 1GB of RAM. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime hands-on

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Having a global best-seller is nice, but for a company that makes as many devices as Samsung, targeting different regions with different phones makes a lot of sense. The Samsung Galaxy Prime has modest display specs, while keeping the rest on proper mid-range levels. There’s a dual-SIM option in certain regions.

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It’s questionable whether it will garner a lot of popularity in the developed western markets, but such phones are selling like hotcakes in the rest of the world. Read more »

Lenovo Vibe X2 hands-on

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Making a dent in the mid-range smartphone market is a tough job for anyone to pull off, but Lenovo might be just on to something with the Vibe X2. The multi-layered smartphones, as the company touts it, boasts a very cool and colorful design without coming off as tacky.

Of course, there will be people that don’t like the design, but trust me, it’s looking even cooler in person. Now that the company officially owns Motorola, it is competing outside China as well and has the ambitions to conquer the likes of Apple, Samsung and LG. And what better way to grab consumer’s attention than a flashy look? Read more »

Gionee Elife S5.1 battery life test

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One of the thinnest smartphones around, the Gionee Elife S5.1, has just made it through our review routine and you can find out what happened in our in-depth article.

The Gionee Elife S5.1 uses a 4.8″ Super AMOLED screen and runs on the MT6592 chip with an octa-core Cortex-A7 processor. We’ve seen this platform perform rather poorly, when it comes to battery endurance, so we didn’t expect anything impressive from the Elife S5.1 but we surely had our eyes open for potential surprises. Read more »

Sony’s Xperia Aquatech store – a unique marketing promotion and amazing underwater experience

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Earlier today Sony opened its first of a kind underwater store. But before you put on your bathing suits, there is a slight catch. The Xperia Aquatech store is a promotional activity, carried by the Japanese company in Dubai, or rather 4 meter under sea level near the city.

The three daylong event aims to demo the marine capabilities of some of Sony’s water-proof devices and most of all build publicity. The guest list is very short, with only competition winners, media and VIPs attending and from the looks of it was nothing short of a spectacular experience.

Attendees are required to participate in some mandatory scuba diving training and are put under the constant supervision of a diving instructor. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom on AT&T receives update to Android 4.4 KitKat

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The KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom started rolling out back in July, but it amazingly managed to so far not make it to AT&T’s version of the device. Only now, many months later, can we report that the Galaxy S4 Zoom sold by AT&T is in the process of receiving the new software.

Of course, KitKat isn’t the latest version of Android anymore. Though given the fact that this is the first ever update that AT&T’s S4 Zoom has gotten, we wouldn’t bet on it seeing Android 5.0 Lollipop anytime soon. Read more »

Official BlackBerry video showcases the upcoming Classic

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BlackBerry showcased the soon to be released Classic smartphone in an official hands-on video. The handset is already up for pre-order for $449 and will become available this month.

The short clip gives us a close look at the highly revered old school hardware keyboard and navigation buttons of the handset, as well as its browser and app stores. Read more »

Check out Nexus 6 handling an hour in water like a champ

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Motorola Nexus 6 is listed by its manufacturer as water-resistant, but doesn’t carry an official IP rating. A crafty YouTube user decided to put the credentials of Google’s flagship phablet to the test with rather surprising result.

As it turns out, Nexus 6 can handle full water submersion for an hour without breaking down. Read more »

Samsung TouchWiz Themes show up in video

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Earlier today, we saw another glimpse of the new theme engine in the TouchWiz Launcher and now a tipster has provided us with a video that showcases the new addition to Samsung’s flavor of Android.

The video is a hands on review of a Galaxy A3 unit that runs the new TouchWiz. Among other things it does seem to show working themeing options, just like the photos from earlier implied. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 1020 successor to feature a 50MP sensor

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The Nokia Lumia 1030, the successor of the Lumia 1020 cameraphone, was in our rumor section for quite a while. It was known as Lumia McLaren in the beginning, but later the Lumia 1030 name got accepted as almost official.

The most recent rumors had it that the Lumia 1030 cancelled in the wake of the Microsoft’s completed acquisition of Nokia. And while we heard the Redmond’s giant is still prepping a proper Lumia 1020 sequel, we are still getting various reports of the “leaked” Lumia 1030. Here is the latest batch. Read more »