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Sony Xperia Z4 photo surfaces in leaked email

A photo of the Sony Xperia Z4 has surfaced today in an email allegedly sent by the head of Sony Entertainment. According to previous rumors, the official presentation of the device could come as early as next month on January 5.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android phablet color options

Beta Lollipop build for Galaxy Note 3 leaks online

The unofficial update is only compatible with the Exynos-powered South Korean version of the phablet, but this means the international version should also get its Android 5.0 update soon.
BlackBerry Classic smartphone with BlackBerry OS 10 and full QWERTY keyboard

BlackBerry Classic is finally available for purchase

This long-awaited handset with a 35-key QWERTY keypad, dual-core processor and square touchscreen can finally be purchased for $449 unlocked from ShopBlackBerry and Amazon.
Asustor NAS models AS5002T, AS5004T, AS5102T, AS5104T

Asustor unveils four new NAS models

These new devices can host two or four drives for up to 24 TB of storage space and feature dual-core or quad-core Intel Celeron processors.
Blu Studio 7.0 world's first 7-inch smartphone features dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage and Android 4.4 KitKat

Blu launches Studio 7.0 handset

This 7-inch device is advertised as a smartphone and features modest specs, as well as a low resolution screen with only 1024X600 pixels and 169 ppi.

eMarketer: nearly 2 billion people will use a smartphone in 2015

According to a new study, the global number of smartphone users will fall just short of 2 billion people next year. Which countries will lead the way in smartphone sales over the next few years?

Samsung SM-J100H entry-level smartphone surfaces online

A currently-unofficial Samsung smartphone codenamed SM-J100H surfaced online earlier today. The handset is shaping up to be a Lumia 535 competitor with a quad-core processor and a 4.8-inch display.


Fujitsu Stylistic Q335 Windows 8.1 business tablet with quad-core Intel Bay Trail-T processor

Fujitsu intros two business Windows 8.1 tablets

These two new slates use quad-core Intel Atom processors, offer multiple features for business users and will hit the US market starting in mid-January 2015.
OnePlus One Mini Android smartphone leaked image

OnePlus One Mini leaks online

This 5-inch handset is expected to arrive during a special event later today, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC.

Apple suspends online sales in Russia

Apple halted online sales in Russia yesterday in a response to the abrupt depreciation of the local currency.

OnePlus One imports banned in India

After Xiaomi, now OnePlus faces an import ban in India. The Indian court decided that the OnePlus One can no longer be imported in the country due to an exclusivity deal between Micromax and the the makers of CyanogenMod.


Rumor: HTC Hima (One M9) to be unveiled in March 2015

According to recent rumors, HTC plans to officially unveil a successor to the HTC One M8 in March 2015. The company is expected to introduce the HTC Hima at a dedicated event.

Huawei Honor T1: 8-inch Android 4.3 tablet priced at 130 Euro

Chinese manufacturer Huawei recently announced that the affordable Honor T1 tablet will be released in Europe by the end of the year. The 8-inch tablet has a price of 130 Euros and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Tonino Lamborghini: 88 Tauri luxury smartphone costs $6,000

The new Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri is a luxury Android smartphone priced at $6,000. The extravagant handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801.



Samsung rumored to unveil the Galaxy S6 at CES 2015 in January

The latest rumor in the tech blogosphere claims that Samsung could unveil the Galaxy S6 in early January at CES 2015.


Bitcoin 3D logo render, Microsoft accepts bitcoin payments

Microsoft now accepts bitcoin payments

The new payment option can only be used by customers in the US for now and is subject to multiple limitations, including a "no refunds" policy.


Toshiba WERAM1100 activity tracker at the FCC

Toshiba activity tracker spotted at the FCC

Toshiba launched the WERAM1100 activity tracker in Japan back in August and now the device has just been spotted at the FCC in advance of an imminent US launch.
Concept image of unnamed HTC wearable with basic features

CES 2015 HTC to unveil wearable with basic features next month

It seems rumors about a fancy Android Wear-powered smartwatch made by HTC were wrong, as the latest reports from insiders reveal a basic fitness tracker that is expected to show up next month.
Google Nexus 9 LTE Android tablet hits T-Mobile

Nexus 9 with LTE hits T-Mobile

After a very short delay T-Mobile launches this slate, thus becoming the first U.S. carrier to offer the HTC-built LTE Nexus 9.
Samsung Galaxy RED Collection Christmas edition handsets for South Korean market

Galaxy Note 4 Velvet Red Christmas edition available in Korea

An offer apparently exclusive to carrier SK Telecom allows South Korean customers to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a Velvet Red color option.
Xiaomi Mi 3 Android smartphone, a model very popular in India

Xiaomi suspends sales in India

Xiaomi temporarily suspended sales in India due to a patent suit initiated by Ericsson which involves allegedly unfair use of various wireless technology patents.
Acer C910 Chromebook: the world's first 15.6-inch Chromebook ?

Acer 15.6-inch C910 Chromebook rumored for 2015

Acer is reportedly planning to release the world's first 15.6-inch Chromebook at some point next year. The company will offer the device in multiple configurations, including a version with an Intel Broadwell U processor and a fullHD display.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 specs leaked by China's TENAA

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 was recently spotted in the database of China's regulatory authority TENAA, complete with technical specifications and multiple photos. The mid-range smartphone comes with several improvements compared to its predecessor.


MSN apps now for iOS, Android, and Kindle

MSN apps now available for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices

The MSN apps can be already downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows and Windows Phone Stores, as well as the Amazon App Store.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone features Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Samsung Galaxy Alpha features Corning Gorilla Glass 4

This handset was introduced back in August, but only now we find out that its screen was the first in the world to get Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and S5 Android smartphones

Samsung Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 details leak online

These two upcoming devices are expected to feature a Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 SoC, Android Lollipop, as well as non-removable battery.

SquareTrade: 10 modern tablets face extensive drop test

Broken display, broken case, or completely destroyed device: these are all nightmare scenarios for smartphone and tablet users. A detailed drop test compares 10 modern tablets to see which is more durable.
Synaptics SecurePad

Synaptics announces notebook touchpad with integrated fingerprint reader

Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S more than a year ago, fingerprint scanners have once again caught the attention of the general public. Synaptics plans to capitalize on this market context, and has announced the world's first notebook touchpad with an integrated fingerprint reader.
Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung Galaxy A7 metal phablet rumored to come with same chip as the Note 4

According to insider sources quoted in a fresh report, the Samsung Galaxy A7 will be based on the Exynos 5433 chip, a mobile SoC that features an octa-core 64-bit CPU. The Exynos 5433 can also be found in one version of the Galaxy Note 4.
Android Wear Lollipop update features new watch faces and

Major Android Wear update rolls out

Android Wear 5.0 comes with an updated Wear app for smartphones, a new API for developers and 27 officially supported watch faces that can be already downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2014-08- 1)