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Nokia puts out Green Duck Part 2 short, special page on its site

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Part 2 of Nokia’s #GreenDuck teasers is out and the paddling of ducks hits an obstacle – a dam of discarded phones (there’s a traffic light there too, for some unknown reason).

Nokia also put up a Green Duck page on its web site. The page just lists the two teaser vines but its design is more interesting – it looks just like the custom interface on the Nokia X A110 in the spy shots from earlier today. Read more »

LG shoots the aurora borealis with the new G Pro 2

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LG recently announced the G Pro 2, which features an improved version of the 13 megapixel camera on the G2, and is one of the main features of this phone. So LG decided to show off its low light capabilities by photographing the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights.

Although visible clearly to the naked, the aurora borealis is not the easiest thing to capture on a mobile phone camera as it requires a long exposure shot to capture properly. With the help of optical image stabilization, the G Pro 2 can clearly expose much longer than most phones, although the photographers used tripods to take these shots, which sort of defeats the purpose. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE battery life

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The Samsung Galaxy Core LTE’s visit to our office ends up with its full battery life test. The phone is oriented towards those seeking an LTE phone on a budget without compromising battery life. We’ll see if the Galaxy Core LTE fits the bill.

At least on paper, it appears this to be the case. The Galaxy Core LTE sports a 2,100mAh battery, which is more than decent for a 4.5″ qHD screen. However, we’re not sure it’ll be enough to cover the losses from the ageing Cortex-A9 CPU architecture, which isn’t as power efficient as its more modern rivals. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 camera to have new features, including Aqua mode

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Info on the Samsung Galaxy S5 camera keeps trickling in and while rumors don’t always agree, the upcoming flagship is starting to sound more and more interesting. The latest bit of info confirms the 16MP / 2160p camera and adds a list of camera modes and additional features.

The Galaxy S5 will reportedly have a capacitive button where shutter keys usually go (on the bottom right) called Side Touch. Read more »

Nokia posts a #GreenDuck vine, continues to tease the Nokia X A110

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Nokia’s Vine account joined in on the teasing of Nokia’s upcoming Mobile World Congress event. After yesterday’s teaser images from Weibo, today’s vine isn’t all that revealing but it uses the characteristic green that has become associated with the Nokia X A110 (Normandy).

Yesterday it was monkeys, today ducks. Where’s Nokia going with all the cartoony animals? Read more »

Apple on the rise in China

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The latest figures from the Wall Street Journal show that Apple is starting to become more widespread in China. The world’s largest mobile market, China has long been the bastion of low-cost Android alternatives from Asian manufacturers like Huawei and Lenovo.

However Apple’s market share in China went up from 6% in Q3 of last year to 7% in Q4. This currently puts the Cupertino company 5th amongst smartphone vendors. Read more »

BBM for Android updated with Gingerbread support

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BlackBerry has just updated the BBM for Android app with support for the older Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

BBM for Android has been available for a while, but it is just now BlackBerry adds support for older version and devices. Read more »

LG releases MWC 2014 teaser video

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LG has already scheduled a press event for February 24 – Day 1 of the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. According to the most recent teasers LG will be unveiling the LG G2 mini on the event.

Today LG released a teaser video called Knock Knock and Discover Tomorrow for this event. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black and Merlot Red hands-on

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The Mint Green Galaxy Note 3 Neo wasn’t the only new color flavor we found at the Samsung Forum 2014 in Bali. The original Galaxy Note 3 phablet had no less than three new paintjobs showcased – the Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black and Merlot Red.

While the red Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the actually the only new base color, the accent Rose Gold editions deserve our attention as well. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Mint Green hands-on

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The recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo was announced as the spiritual successor to the Galaxy Note II, except with the redesigned back panel introduced with the Galaxy Note 3.

Live from the Samsung Forum 2014 in Bali, we’ve been able to get our hands on the latest nifty new Mint Green color variant. Read more »

Xperia Z1 Compact has a plastic back, Sony confirms

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact may look and feel like its bigger sibling, but as it turns out there is a subtle but important difference in the build of the two.

Some users have previously pointed out that the Xperia Z1 Compact rear may be actually made of plastic instead of “durable tempered glass” as its white paper claims. Well, this is indeed the truth – the Z1 Compact back is plastic. Read more »

Samsung unwraps new LED flash modules, Galaxy S5 to use one of them

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Samsung has officially announced its new camera flash LED unit, which it intends to use in future smartphones and tablets. The company has confirmed that one of them find its way in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship later this month.

The new LEDs in question include two reflector-integrated flash LED packages, plus a flip-chip flash LED, as well as two side-view LEDs. Read more »

Lava Iris Pro 30 review

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Lava launched its new line of smartphones under the theme of “Art meets Smart” a few days ago. With the new venture the company has promised to deliver high-end smartphone experience at an affordable price tag.

The first smartphone in the new line up is the Iris Pro 30, which comes with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 CPU along with PowerVR SGX544 GPU on a MediTek MT6589 chipset. Read more »

IE11 update will remember passwords, WP8.1

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In addition to the plethora of new features and improvements that Windows Phone 8.1 will bring to the table, a more detailed digging into the SDK of the OS unveiled that Internet Explorer will also receive the option to store passwords.

This undoubtedly comes to a big relief to Windows Phone users, who are forced to type their passwords each and every time under the current version of WP. Read more »

First ad for Nokia Lumia Icon flaunts its audio recording capabilities

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Nokia officially announced the Nokia Lumia Icon, a.k.a. Icon, and the first teaser videos are out. By the looks of it, Nokia is still touting its quality audio recording feature by comparing it to the Galaxy S4.

Check out how clearly the Lumia Icon can pick out voice in the midst of revving hot-rod engines. Read more »