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This is the extra gear HTC has prepped for your HTC One

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As usual with high-end devices, we are sure that by the time the HTC One hits the stores, there would be plenty of third-party accessories to choose from. Nevertheless, it’s still reassuring to know HTC has created several high-quality accessories, matching the HTC One colors and design language.

The list of accessories we managed to snap at the HTC One unveiling event includes several cases, a desk cradle, an external power-pack and a new white/silver version of the HTC Bluetooth stereo headset. Read more »

HTC One benchmark scores are here, ready to blow your mind

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The HTC One comes with a brand new Snapdragon 600 chipset, which is the first to offer four 1.7GHz Krait CPU cores and we were pretty curious to find how much of a performance boost it brings.

To be honest we were taken by surprise by the HTC One processing prowess. We did expect it to deliver some of the best performance out there, but some of the scores were simply amazing. Read more »

Smartphone king wanted: HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z vs Galaxy S III

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HTC One is now official and it’s maker is hoping it will be its best chance of reclaiming the smartphone throne yet. Armed with 4.7″ 1080p display of insane pixel density, a 1.7GHz quad-core Krait CPU and a build quality like that, the HTC One is certainly in the running for the smartphone of the season.

But competition might disagree and Sony in particular will be keen to point your attention in the direction of its own Xperia Z. So we decided to pit them against each other and see which one comes on top. The Samsung Galaxy S III joined the fun, too, to show how much smartphones have evolved for the better part of a year. Read more »

Watch the first official HTC One promo video

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Moments after the unveiling of HTC’s new flagship – the HTC One – we can now enjoy the first official video ad.

The video makes a nice job of explaining the various buzzwords HTC invented to pet-name some of the new features, introduced on the HTC One. Read more »

NVIDIA launches GTX Titan, a powerful graphic card that costs you $1000

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NVIDIA has officially unveiled its GTX Titan, a powerful graphic card, which has the ability to power the world’s first gaming supercomputers and comes with 2,688 CUDA cores, 6 GB of GDDR5 RAM and 7.1 billion transistors. The 10.5″ powerhouse also has the ability to push 4,500 gigaflops of raw power.

The latest graphic card from the American company was in action, bootstrapped to two others running together and the GTX Titan powered the graphics from the Crysis 3, which was running at 5760×1080 pixel resolution across three monitors. Read more »

Is HTC about to release the first Ubuntu slate at its event tonight?

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Canonical, which recently announced it’s developing Ubuntu for smartphones, has put a peculiar countdown on the ubuntu.com website saying “Tick, tock, tablet time!”

Interestingly, the timer coincides with the one on the HTC website, which will end at the start of the company’s press events in London and New York. The Taiwanese company is set to announce its new One flagship smartphone at the event, but could we also see an Ubuntu tablet debut there? Read more »

Samsung launches a cheaper variant of Galaxy Camera

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Samsung Galaxy Camera, which was announced at IFA trade show last year, was the company’s first attempt at an Android-powered camera, but its high asking price has steered quite a lot of people away from it. To address that Samsung has now introduced a cheaper version of the hybrid device.

The new model is simply a Wi-Fi-only (no 3G or 4G radios) variant of the Galaxy Camera and is indexed as EK-GC110. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z gets rooted ahead of its global launch

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Astonishingly, the root access of Sony Xperia Z has been successfully achieved before the smarpthone’s global launch. The Sony Xperia Z has just yesterday hit French shelves, with the rest of Europe expecting to get it in two days, but DooMLoRD, a recognized developer at XDA has already managed to gain root access on the smartphone.

According to the developer, the modification of the CF-Auto-Root for the Nexus 4 has worked on the Xperia Z smartphones and has helped him achieve the root access. Read more »

Microsoft confirms Windows Blue upgrade for desktops and smartphones

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Microsoft’s upcoming OS update scheme named Windows Blue, which will allow the company to have a low-cost Windows platform on a yearly update schedule is supposed to get underway later this year. Now, Microsoft has more or less confirmed the arrival of the upgrades through a job posting on its careers site.

Microsoft has called for a software development engineer to join its core experience team to work on the new Windows UI, representing most of what customers touch and see in the OS. Read more »

Sony Xperia E dual battery life test breakdown is here

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Our review of Sony Xperia E dual is done, so we took our time to do a proper battery test. The results are ready for you to check out.

The Xperia E dual us running on a dated single-core chipset and comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, but features dual-SIM functionality with dual stand-by support. The smartphone draws its power from a 1530 mAh battery. Read more »

BlackBerry 10 now has a native torrent client app, BitTorque available for $2.99

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BlackBerry recently launched the BlackBerry 10 OS and it may have had more apps than any other OS at launch, but it’s still has some big names missing from its catalog.

The good news for all the folks with BB10 is that the OS now has one of those covered, as the first native torrent client called BitTorque has hit the BlackBerry World. Read more »

Tizen 2.0 SDK and source code released, here are some screenshots

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Samsung has released version 2.0 the Software Development Kit (SDK) and the source code for their Tizen operating system.

SamMobile got their hands on the SDK and have some release notes and screenshots for us. Read more »

Apple releases two new iPad ads, ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’

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After the lulzy Microsoft Surface Pro ad, Apple has now released two new ads for its own tablets, the iPad and iPad mini.

Called ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’, the two ads once again concentrate on people using their iPads to get things done, with the focus primarily being on the incredible range of third party tablet apps that the iPad has. Read more »

Vic Gundotra says the next Nexus will sport an “insanely great” camera

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The camera of the Nexus 4 isn’t very good and we’ve confirmed this in our detailed review of the smartphone. However, Vic Gundotra has posted today that the company is “committed to making Nexus phones [with] insanely great cameras.

This came out as a response to a discussion about the camera capabilities of the Nexus 4. Google’s Senior VP of Engineering even slipped out a little teaser saying, “just you wait and see.” Read more »

Sony promotes the Xperia Z with Make Magic video ads in Japan

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The latest flagship smartphone from Sony has been the star of the season so far with its amazing feature set. Sony Xperia Z is setting up for a globally release and the company has kicked off its marketing campaign.

Sony has launched its Make Magic video promos for its Sony Xperia Z smartphones in its homeland. The promo videos lasts for about 30 seconds each and focus on the emotions when using the Xperia Z smartphone. Read more »