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Sony’s goal for 2013: be number three

Sony has ambitious goals for this calendar year: release a new PlayStation console; reinvigorate its Vita mobile gaming platform; push OLED TVs into the mainstream; get customers comfortable with 4K content; sell Android tablets to an increasingly skeptical market; and, perhaps most notably, become the number three smartphone OEM in the world. Towards the end

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BlackBerry Z10 Battery Charger Bundle Review

The BlackBerry Z10 is really nice smartphone, but its 1800mAh battery has rarely made it through the day on a single charge. This is the practical truth of many smartphones today; in the quest for the thinnest device, runtime is often the first thing to go. But BlackBerry planned for this situation, releasing a battery

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Flashback Friday: What apps can’t you live without?

This week has been all about apps: which ones are on what platform; which ones have been updated; which ones offer the most functionality. And because we have such a diverse readership, a community of advanced users across many mobile platforms, we were wondering, which apps can’t you live without? More specifically, what was the

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HTC details “radical shift in user experience design” in Sense 5

HTC is about to unleash its biggest update to Sense since its introduction in 2009. According to User Experience Director, Drew Bamford, after extensive consumer the company discovered several important user patterns that influenced its design choices in Sense 5. First, most people don’t use widgets; they tend to leave those pre-installed in place, and

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Microsoft Photosynth finally comes to Windows Phone 8 devices

After being available for almost two years on iOS, and available as an underwhelming app on WP7.5, Microsoft’s excellent Photosynth software is now available on Windows Phone 8. The app was initially slated for the OS’ launch in late October, but Joe Belfiore, Windows Phone team lead, said he “asked them to ‘re-do’ their UI

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HTC Canada changes its tune, extends $100 trade-in offer to One buyers

HTC has changed its tune in regards to a $100 trade-in offer for potential customers of the One smartphone. Previously only offered to U.S. citizens, the deal has been extended to Canadians who want to send in an old smartphone with proof of purchase for the new device. The potential buyback amount can be greater

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Sony’s post-Xperia Z flagship may have a smaller screen

An upcoming Sony Xperia phone has leaked, and codename┬áC670X looks to buck the bigger-is-better trend we’ve been seeing from the company recently. After debuting the Xperia Z, a 5-inch 1080p device, the C670X appears to have a 4.8-inch display, certainly not┬ámuch smaller than its predecessor but certainly view in the right direction. The device, which

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What’s new in the BlackBerry Z10 software update

We reported yesterday that the BlackBerry Z10 was receiving its first update across carriers, with Rogers, Fido and TELUS leading the way. The software release is 10.0.10.85 (10.0.10.672 for OS version) and the update was between 150MB and 650MB depending on which version you had installed previously. BlackBerry updated its Inside BlackBerry Blog to give

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