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Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha leaks online, shows its metal frame

This is the Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha. Previous reports indicated that this new Android smartphone would officially be announced next month, and a new set of images has arrived to confirm both the name and design. As expected, the Galaxy S5 Alpha will target customers pining for Samsung’s hardware in a premium metal body. The Galaxy S5 Alpha

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Amazon Fire Phone review roundup: Americans are taking one for the team

Amazon announced its first foray into the smartphone market last month with the Fire phone. The device runs Fire OS 3.5, which is a customized version of Android, and sports a 4.7 IPS LCD HD display, 2.2GHz quad-core processor with Adreno 330 graphics processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP shooter. Most of the uniqueness

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CRTC challenging telcos over additional fees for paper billing

The CRTC has announced a pro-consumer initiative that’s takes aim at both telecom and broadcast companies and how they sometimes charge customers an additional fee for receiving a paper bill. The CRTC today declared today that it will start meeting with various Canadian organizations to discuss the practice of charging customers an additional fee if

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Huawei Ascend Y330 now available at Public Mobile

Existing customers of Public Mobile, now owned by TELUS, can now purchase the entry-level Huawei Ascend Y330, one of two devices the carrier is releasing this month (the other being the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini). Originally priced at $150, the Y330 has since dropped to a respectable $69 outright. The Ascend Y330 is nothing special from

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Bell to offer the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S starting July 28th

It looks like Bell is adding a number of new devices to its lineup. We previously reported that the LG G3 flagship would be making an appearance on August 1st, and that ZTE Grand X would debut on July 31st. Now our sources say that the Alcatel OneTouch 2S is scheduled to launch next week.

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