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Is Google working with Samsung on a 10.1-inch Nexus tablet with a Retina-beating screen?

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The rumor mill is going wild with gossip about various Nexus devices – from an LG-made Nexus phone to a new 10″ Nexus tablet. The rumor claims the new tab will have a killer screen, better than even the one on the new iPad.

It will reportedly be a high-end device, unlike the current (and only) Nexus tablet -the Asus-made Nexus 7 (and it’s potential $99 version). The Nexus 10 will reportedly be manufactured and co-branded with Samsung. Read more »

BlackBerry OS 10 tutorials caught on video, cool new gestures demonstrated

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BlackBerry OS 10 faced a few delays, but the waiting might be worth it as the new OS is a far cry from its bland, text-based predecessors. The new OS relies heavily on clever gestures for many of the basic tasks – even going back to the homescreen is done with a gesture rather than a button like on Android or iOS. As such, BB OS 10 brings back memories of the (short-lived) excitement that MeeGo caused.

The best way to teach users the new gestures are quick and simple tutorials played on the phone itself. Here are four of them, that show both gestures we’ve seen before and a few of new ones. Read more »

New Samsung I9260 Galaxy Nexus 2 photos uploaded to Picasa

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The Samsung I9260 – purportedly the Galaxy Nexus 2 – is such a tease. We’ve already seen a couple of photos that were (perhaps accidentally, perhaps not) uploaded to Picasa and now there’s a new one.

This latest image was shot using newer software – I9260XXALI9 – while the previous two were shot with ALI5 and 6 releases. Read more »

Google to launch Nexus 7 variant for only $99 before the year end

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Google is supposedly readying a version of their Nexus 7 tablet for only $99.

This is coupled with news of another Nexus 7 model which is expected to retail for the Nexus 7′s current price of $199. Read more »

The HTC 5-inch phablet to be the Google Nexus 5?

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It will soon be a year from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus announced, and if Google keeps with the tradition, we should be seeing its successor. According to a tip we received, the device to replace it might be the oft rumored HTC 5″ phablet, known as Droid Incredible X or One X 5. There’s no way to confirm the validity of the tip so take it with a pinch of salt, but it certainly sounds plausible.

Our anonymous tipster claims that the Google Nexus 5 will run on Android 4.1.2, which brings bugfixes, Project Butter improvements, extra lockscreen functionality as well as other minor tweaks. Read more »

Is this the real iPad mini?

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A Chinese website says it had an encounter with an actual iPad mini. Looking on these shots below, I will surely give these guys the benefit of the doubt.

The iPhone 5 leaked long before it was announced, so maybe Apple’s R&D center isn’t as leak-proof as it was. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 rumors roundup: what came true and what not

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Naturally, prior to its announcement, the iPhone 5 was surrounded by hundreds of rumors. Somewhat unexpectedly though, this time round most of them turned out correct and we knew almost all there was to know about the latest Apple flagship, long before Tim Cook took the stage.

The amount of leaks of hardware parts and accessories as well as reports of iPhone 5′s features that turned out to be true was staggering. In fact we knew more about the iPhone 5 than we knew about the iPhone 4 and back then a real unit escaped the R&D center. There were still a few persistent rumors that turned out incorrect, so we thought we might do a quick round up and see if we’d actually miss any of them. Read more »

This userland iPhone 5 video is as close to the real deal as we’ll see before Wednesday

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By now even my grandma knows the new iPhone will be announced on Wednesday (and it took me a good half an hour on the phone to explain what’s an iPhone). My point is one of the hottest industry events is just around the corner and the rumor soup has already reached a boiling point. Things get frantic and for the casual reader it gets pretty hard to follow all the rumored leads and suggested features.

It’s exactly cases like this, when there’s nothing better than a nice, fake iPhone 5 ad to get us through the latest rumors in a quick and informative way. And kudos to the author, as this is one nicely done video. Read more »

Nokia promises “change” with Windows Phone 8 handsets

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Nokia’s official Youtube channel has been updated with a “Things are about to change” video, which hints at some new developments on September 5th.

As you might now this is the date when Nokia is holding a joint event with Microsoft in New York City. And that can only mean one thing: Windows Phone 8 devices are coming. Read more »

New 10-inch HTC tablet leaks ahead of IFA

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An as-yet-unnamed 10″ tablet from HTC just leaked, showing off a rather unconventional design.

The new tablet is scheduled to be revealed at IFA in the coming days, when we’ll hopefully find out more about why the camera is below the screen rather than above. Read more »

Amazon to hold press conference on September 6th

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It seems like September will be a month to remember, as now Amazon.com have added themselves to the list of companies set to announce a new product.

The retail giant hasn’t officially confirmed what it will be announcing, but we are most likely getting a sequel of its highly successful Kindle Fire tablet, which was announced last September. Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung is reportedly working on a Galaxy S III-based 16MP point-and-shoot

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A tipster just sent us some really interesting gossip – Samsung is working on a Galaxy S III-based point-and-shoot camera. The convergence device – called Samsung Galaxy S camera – features the trademark 4.8″ SuperAMOLED screen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (no info on the chipset though).

Yes, it does sound a bit too good to be true, but let’s dream for a moment and here what our tipster (who has proven reliable on previous occasions) has to say about this camera he claims to have seen with his own eye two weeks ago. Read more »

Samsung tease new notebook for ahead of IFA press conferences

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Samsung has just released a video showing several glimpses of what is most likely a new Windows 8-powered notebook.

Oddly enough, the device is also shown to feature slot for what could be a stylus. Could this be the first Samsung Galaxy notebook? Read more »

Google Nexus 7 goes on pre-order in France, to visit Germany in September too

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Asus-made Google Nexus 7 tablet isn’t doing too good a job at sneaking quietly around Europe after its official UK launch. First, Asus themselves broke its cover by posting on their Asus Italy Facebook page that the 16GB version will launch in early September at €250. Now, the Jelly Bean tablet has been spotted in France and Germany too.

French site Fnac is already taking pre-orders for the Nexus 7 and it seems that Asus is setting up a corner in a Berlin store. Oddly, all sightings so far have been of the 16GB version. Read more »

Sony LT29 Hayabusa may be called Xperia TX, while the Xperia tablet to go as Xperia Tablet S

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Recently a DLNA certification revealed that the Sony Xperia LT30i ‘Mint’ will be called Xperia T. Now, XperiaBlog reports that the Sony Xperia LT29i ‘Hayabusa’ will go by the name Xperia TX. The close naming of the two phones makes sense, considering how similar their specs are. Plus, the Hayabusa has already launched in Japan as the Xperia GX.

An Xperia Tablet is also laying in wait in the rumor mill, though some EXIF info from a photo uploaded to Picasa reveals that won’t be it’s final name either. Read more »