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    DROID Turbo has an amazing battery

    Verizon launched the Motorola made DROID Turbo earlier in the week and in this age where phones are mini computers the Turbo comes with a standout feature. Leaping from the already impressive spec sheet was a massive 3,900mAh battery, which on paper suggests that the new DROID is going to have stellar battery performance. PhoneArena has discovered that is indeed the case as the Turbo is the best of the best. More

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    HTC continues recovery and has cautiously good outlook

    HTC continued its road to recovery through the third quarter, but the according to the company?s latest financials it is a long road ahead. The Taiwanese giant has now recorded two profitable quarters in a row, following a string of losses for the 18 months previously. More

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    Samsung launches the Galaxy A3 and A5

    Samsung has just rolled out two new smartphones, the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5, a couple of handsets that the company says are the thinnest smartphones it has ever made (more on that in a moment). These handsets have been much rumoured over the last two months and were inspired by the all-metal Galaxy Alpha, a spin-off of sorts to a full range of smartphones. More

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    Samsung slumps to four year smartphone low

    Samsung announced its third quarter financial results yesterday and the news is not good for the company, with the gloomy predictions coming true. The Korean giant raked in $3.9 billion in profit through the period, a figure that would delight most companies but represent a huge slide for Samsung, the second quarter in a row where profits have tumbled. More

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    Apple loses US market share despite record sales

    Apple operates in a unique way inside the smartphone market and that has been proven as the company's market share fell in the United States during September, but iPhone sales broke records. Over 39 million iPhone units sold through the last quarter helped Apple to bumper financial results while the company's shares have been trading at all-time highs. More

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    True cost of Verizon device trials

    Ever wanted to take advantage of a trial period? These carrier deals let you test a device and network for a limited amount of time before deciding whether to jump on board and buy the handset or join the carrier. Sounds like a pretty good deal doesn't it, but a MobileBurn investigation shows that it is actually a very costly thing to do; so much for a free trial. More

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    Xiaomi chews in Samsung, now the third biggest smartphone seller

    Lenovo tied up the acquisition of Motorola today and the Chinese giant said the partnership would be the third biggest smartphone brand in the world and will shift 100 million units in 2015. For the time being though third place as been occupied by another Chinese company, Xiaomi, passing LG for the first time to become the third biggest handset seller in the world. More

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    Motorola is now a Lenovo company

    Despite recently becoming more closely linked than ever, Motorola has finally been sold off by Google to Lenovo, months after the deal was first announced. In the deal, Google will retain Motorola's patents, although the company can license them even though it is now under Chinese company Lenovo's wing. More

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    Microsoft Band is the company's first wearable

    No big press event, no showbiz style launch, but Microsoft has entered the wearable market today, although don't call its "Microsoft Band" a smartwatch. Interestingly, Redmond has avoided the urge to compete with Android Wear and the Apple Watch with a full wrist accessory and is instead targeting the fitness crowd with the Microsoft Band. More

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    Asus confirmed a number of devices for Android 5.0

    Asus is the latest company to come out and reveal its plans for Android 5.0 Lollipop with the news that several of its smartphones are in line for the update to Google's latest and greatest software. More

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    Blackberry Passport is all yours for $1800

    With a bit of careful strategic management, a very good device, and some renewed buzz, Blackberry seems to have a hit on its hands with the Passport, the company's newest (all square) smartphone. Getting hold of a Passport is impossible at the moment as they have sold out, but if you are willing to go to the excesses you can pick one up on eBay. More

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    Vivo working on bonkers 3.8mm smartphone

    Oppo announced the R5 today, the thinnest smartphone in the world. However, that is an accolade the device will only be keeping for a short time as reports today suggest Vivo is working on a handset that will be even thinner, measuring in at just 3.8mm. More

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    OnePlus apologizes for pre-order mess

    The OnePlus One has had its fair share of problems since being announced last year, so we shouldn't be surprised that there have been issues with the pre-order system for the device. The affordable flagship has yet to have a serious roll out despite being on the market for months, along the way there have been marketing missteps, failed launches, and delays to production. OnePlus has now had to apologize for the latest setback. More

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    LG posts massive profit surge in Q3

    LG's arrival as one of the main players in the smartphone world continued through the third quarter as the company posted stellar financial results. LG has risen through the ranks over the last 18 months and has used several strategies to place itself among the elite handset manufacturers on the planet. More

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    Oppo N3 is a camera phone you probably won't want

    Chinese brand Oppo held a launch event in Singapore today, and while the R5 grabbed attention as the world's thinnest smartphone, it is the N3 that is the star of the company's range. The new flagship arrived and once again showed off Oppo's unique way of getting the most from both the rear and front facing camera. However, there is more to this handset than just a funky camera housing even if it does have some problems. More