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Apple outs its first commercial for the gold iPhone 5s

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Apple released its first dedicated commercial for the gold iPhone 5s. Entitled “Metal Mastered”, the thirty-second clip unsurprisingly features a good deal of bling.

The ad shows liquid gold on the screen, slowly taking the shape of an iPhone 5s. Read more »

Thank you, guys! Our Facebook page hit 500,000 likes

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The GSMArena.com Facebook page is now liked by more than 500,000 people around the world! This makes us one of the most popular mobile websites on Facebook, and that really makes us proud.

The support we are getting is really raising exponentially, as the last 50,000 likes came in just 10 days! In September 2011 we hit 100,000 page likes and exactly 9 months later in June 2012 the likes counter showed 200,000. Now, in October 2013, we’ve hit the cool 500,000 likes and we really can’t thank you enough for this! Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX gets the teardown treatment

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX is the latest tablet to undergo the teardown treatment. iFixit has taken apart the 7-inch slate to show us what’s under the hood.

The teardown reveals that the Kindle Fire HDX is certainly not an easy to repair device. The only good news is that you can open the tablet without having to use the heat guns by unscrewing and removing the clips of the tablet. Read more »

BlackBerry sends out an open letter to tell the world it is not done just yet

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In an attempt to fight off the negative coverage surrounding it lately, BlackBerry published an open letter to its customers, business partners, and fans. The troubled manufacturer told its supporters that they can still count on it.

Naturally, BlackBerry begins making its argument by pointing at its cash reserves, as well as its debt-free balance sheet. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z1 f promo videos are out, check them out

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Unsurprisingly, Sony launched a couple of promo videos alongside the freshly announced Xperia Z1 f smartphone. The compact handset with top-end specs is exclusively available for NTT DoCoMo in Japan.

The first promo video is quite extensive – it features the Sony Xperia Z1 f alongside its bigger brother – the “regular” Z1 with a 5” display. Read more »

Nokia gives you five tips on how to take great landscape shots

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Nokia is holding a competition offering you a chance to win a trip to Puerto Rico with National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez while throwing in a free Lumia 1020. In order to boost the quality of the entries, the Finns have decided to throw in a quick blog post listing five tips for taking awesome landscape photos.

The first advice Nokia gives is to carefully plan the photo you’re going to take. Keep in mind the weather conditions, know the best vantage points, get extra batteries and also get the right clothing.

Nokia also advises to be aware of the perfect times to shoot the particular place you’ve chosen. The latter is also closely related to the second advice – wait for the “Golden hour.” Read more »

Mitsubishi to integrate HERE Auto services in its North American cars

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HERE and Mitsubishi are partnering to bring HERE Auto services to the North American models of Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Lancer Sportback, Outlander and Outlander Sport.

Those models will get real-time traffic, weather data, fuel stations and fuel price information on those stations – all this easily accessible from the steering wheel controls or the touch-enabled display. Read more »

A duo of catchy Samsung Galaxy Gear ads go live in the United States, check them out

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Samsung launched a duo of cool ads for its Galaxy Gear Smartwatch in the United States. The commercials take the viewer on a trip down memory lane by featuring some of Hollywood’s most memorable interpretations on the watch as a tool of communication.

Both ads feature timepieces from movies such as Star Trek, Knight Rider, Predator, Jetsons, etc. Read more »

Samsung denies accusations of Galaxy Note 3 benchmark cheating

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was caught boosting the benchmark results, a couple of days ago. But, as one can expect, Samsung has denied all reports suggesting that the Galaxy Note 3 ups the performance when the phablet recognizes the benchmarking apps.

Samsung continues to defend itself over the recent reports that reveal that almost all the smartphone manufacturers cheat on the benchmark scores. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z1 undergoes a drop test

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Sony Xperia Z1 is one of the most elegant smartphones in the market. The Xperia Z1 design has a metal casing and has both its front and back covered in glass. It’s almost a pity that a smartphone as pretty has to go for a ride in a drop test, but that’s the fate of every high-end device these days.

The Sony Xperia Z1 goes crashing against the pavement three times and does it manage to survive a shattered glass? Well, check out the video to find out. Read more »

Photos of Nokia-branded wristband hint at smartwatch

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Have you heard the rumors? Everyone is making a smartwatch – Sony and Samsung already have theirs out, but Apple, Google and now Nokia are in the mix too. The first evidence of a Nokia watch are two photos of a Nokia-branded wristband.

Here’s something funny – a group of ex-Nokia employees put a smartwatch project on Kickstarter, while a former Nokia exec (VP, Entry Business Line) of is chairman at another smartwatch company. Read more »

Drop test: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hits the pavement on video

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Why would you drop a brand new expensive gadget? Well, curiosity but also entertainment for people on the Internet. You just have to pick an interesting victim, say a Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

How does its faux leather back survive a collision with the pavement? Read more »

LG boasts about the G2 camera’s OIS with the help of a chicken

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In the latest LG G2 ad, the Korean manufacturer’s marketing team has taken an unorthodox approach towards boasting about the camera of its flagship. LG employed a chicken named Lizzy to help it better explain the optical image stabilization of G2’s shooter.

The ad is as helpful as it is hilarious. It is focused on the bird’s natural ability to keep its head leveled regardless of the motion its body makes. Read more »

Samsung overtakes Google in 2013 Most Innovative Companies list, Apple still on top

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Every year Boston Consulting Group makes a list of the most innovative companies and for 2013 Samsung has beaten Google and has taken its second spot. This leaves Google in third position, after maintaining the second spot for seven consecutive years since 2006.

Apple is sitting on the top of the list for ninth year in a row, which is quite impressive. Read more »

LG Dubai offers to exchange your Galaxy S4 or Xperia Z1 for G2

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LG has started a new marketing campaign in Dubai for its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G2. The new promotional strategy from LG offers you to exchange your Android smartphone for a brand new LG G2 free of cost.

The poster suggests that you need any Android smartphone, which is launched this year, but the fine print states that the device needs to have 5-inch display, 1.5 GHz quad-core or superior processor and run on 4.2 Jelly Bean or later versions of Android. Read more »