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Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha tipped for an August 4th announcement

The Galaxy Alpha, Samsung’s rumoured smartphone that is mostly metal, has been tipped for an official announcement next week. According to SamMobile, Samsung will reportedly unveil the 4.8-inch Android device on August 4th, hitting various markets shortly after. The Galaxy Alpha is said to be a scaled down GS5, with a metal chassis that Samsung

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IDC reports global smartphone shipments in Q2 topped a record 295 million units

Research firm IDC has released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone report for Q2 2014, noting smartphone shipments rose 23.1% over last year to a record of 295.3 million units, a 2.6% boost from Q1. The “ongoing demand for mobile computing and an abundance of low-cost smartphones” helped Samsung keep its lead as top mobile manufacturer. However, everything is

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Sony Canada to bring Xperia T3 to Bell, Virgin and SaskTel

Sony is set to bring its 5.3-inch mid-range behemoth to Bell, Virgin and SaskTel this August. The device was announced back in June as “the slimmest 5.3″ device” on the market at 7mm, and will arrive with Android 4.4.2 in tow. The device sports a 5.3-inch Triluminos 720p IPS display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal

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Video demo of the BlackBerry Passport’s touch-enabled keyboard: ‘The entire keyboard is a trackpad’

During BlackBerry’s Security Summit in New York yesterday, the company announced the acquisition of security leader Secusmart and announced a redesign of BBM for Android and iOS. Probably the most exciting news was that the BlackBerry Passport was shown in a video demo of the touch-enabled keyboard. We’ve seen this before on a leaked video, and then BlackBerry detailed the finer

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LG G3 review

I don’t envy the decisions made inside the walls of manufacturers like LG. After proving deft at creating high-end smartphones that excel in practically every area, further improvement is to be found in the nooks of refinement, not the broad strokes that we saw in years past. With the G3, LG has fashioned a beautiful

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