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Galaxy Note 6 specs leak, teases 6GB RAM, Slim RGB AMOLED display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 18, 2016 3:51 am

Some new leaks on the Galaxy Note 6 have arrived, teasing the 5.77-inch 2560x1440 display, which should arrive with a new Slim RGB AMOLED panel.

 

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Samsung's new Galaxy Note 6 should rock a 5.7-inch 1440p panel, 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64/128GB UFS 2.0 storage, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, the infamous S-Pen, and more. As for the processor, we should expect the purported Galaxy Note 6 to rock the Exynos 8890 processor.

Verizon reportedly working on a next-gen set-top box with Intel tech

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 16, 2016 11:46 pm

It looks like Verizon is preparing a new set-top box based on Intel technology, something it acquired a few years ago.

 

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Intel sold its Internet television project to Verizon a few years ago for a rumored $500 million, but nothing much came of it - so the new rumors from Variety are pointing to the new STB from Verizon to launch with their Fios markets by the end of 2016.

 

Variety reports that Verizon filed documents with the FCC earlier in the week, looking for approval on a new "video set-top box". The purported set-top box is codenamed Mallard, and is considered the crowl jewel in Verizon's upcoming service. It will reportedly offer a new UI that won't look like the current Fios TV service, with the company reportedly starting work on the project before it acquired Intel's TV technology.

AMC drops texting during movies idea in response to feedback

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 15, 2016 8:15 pm

Two days ago, AMC CEO Adam Aron considered the prospect of bringing texting and phone use to his movie theaters, and it hasn't taken long for the idea to get canned. As was the case when Regal Entertainment brought it up two years ago, public feedback was resoundingly against it, and so the company has publicly announced it will not happen.

 

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"We have heard loud and clear that this is a concept our audience does not want," Aron wrote in an open letter to customers, later continuing, "With your advice in hand, there will be NO TEXTING ALLOWED in any of the auditoriums at AMC Theatres. Not today, not tomorrow, and not in the foreseeable future."

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Sharp to launch $1,800 dancing robot phone in Japan

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 15, 2016 7:06 pm

Sharp is launching a phone in Japan that's also a tiny robot: it dances, speaks, projects videos and photos, and costs $1,800.

 

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RoboHon, as it's known, supports 720p resolution for projection, LTE, and three voice recognition technologies (which cost you a small monthly fee, unlike with most devices). Sharp plans to have it help users call taxis or find nearby restaurants and the like via apps.

 

RoboHon will launch in Japan, with other regions anticipated to see it later on.

AMC may allow phone use in theaters

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 14, 2016 10:00 pm

Adam Aron, new CEO of movie theater giant AMC is pondering allowing texting and phone use during films in a bid to get more millennials into seats.

 

 

"There does seem to be a consensus that there are pockets of consumers who do not see as many movies as other segments of the population and that we can be doing more to attract those people. Millennials come to mind," he said to Variety. "We need to reshape our product in some concrete ways so that millennials go to movie theaters with the same degree of intensity as baby boomers went to movie theaters throughout their lives."

 

Asked if this would include allowing texting or phone use, he replied positively.

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Leaked Windows 10 Mobile screens show off some upcoming features

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 13, 2016 7:03 pm

Some new screenshots have shown up that seem to show a few, albeit small, changes to Windows 10 Mobile. These new, small, improvements are supposedly part of a new build that'll be making it into a public build that'll be rolling out very soon. Or so sources say.

 

 

The changes focus on making significant changes to the Action Center and how it's arranged. In this, as of yet unknown version number, build it looks like you're able to rearrange quick actions by dragging them and dropping them where you'd like them. Microsoft, if these are to be trusted, has put a few settings in different places, such as the Glance screen now being in the Personalization section, which makes a bit more sense.

 

Other than that, there are some other improvements, or additions, in what might be the next build. A new Active Hours and a custom restart time. But aside from these screens, there's really no concrete information about what they're planning for the next Windows Mobile builds. This is, however, part of the Redstone branch of updates, which means that it's only available for those that are already running Windows 10 on their phones, or have been invited to update already. There'll be no updating for any phones any older than those already inducted into the Windows 10 hall of fame.

 

These aren't exactly ground-breaking changes, but it does show that they're looking at making usability a prime concern for them. These small adjustments show a willingness to listen to feedback. Even though this is an internal build at the moment, it might be heading to the inside preview program quite soon. We expect to see it within a week or slightly more.

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Meizu PRO 6 is finally announced with 10-cores and 4GB of RAM

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 13, 2016 5:22 pm

Meizu isn't about to let the rest of the world start announcing and releasing phones without having their own flagship refreshed as well. The Meizu PRO 6 is now official, and will be available starting this spring with some very high-end specs.

 

 

The new flagship phone from the Chinese company packs a smaller 5.2-inch super AMOLED screen, but with much more technology packed underneath. But not at the behest of battery-life. They've paired the MediaTek Helo X25 deca-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz with the Mali-T880, the flagship ARM-specified graphics chip. The two could potentially be a very potent combination, especially in terms of power savings with the way that the MediaTek can switch on tri-core clusters depending on the task at hand. It'll be able to draw from a 2560-mAh battery.

 

It had been rumored for some time that we'd see a massive 6GB of RAM, but instead, they've opted for a more reasonable, and realistic, 4GB and have paired that with either 32 or 64GB of internal storage. It's also can be expanded via the microSD slot as well, in case you want to keep your whole life on your phone. For the camera, they've gone with the tried and true Sony IMX 230 sensor at 13MP, which means that it's theoretically capable of 4K video recording and quite a few auto-focus points for taking photos faster. The front camera is a 5MP model of unknown type.

 

Also included on the phone are a fingerprint sensor and something that's known as Meizu Press 3D, which sounds like it's their version of Apple's 3D touch. It's coming to the west, though that release date is still illusory at the moment. We can expect around $500 or so once it finally hits the streets in the US, though.

This Surface Pro 4 type cover ad is as pretentious as it gets

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 12, 2016 4:26 pm

Microsoft has a fancy new Type Cover out for the Surface Pro 4 and a pretentious ad to go with it.

 

 

In it, people wearing the same fabric the type cover is made out of say things like, "two-toned mélange effect", "the Alcantara aesthetic is created at the polymer level", "it's not just an accessory", and "you live with it, and it lives with you."

 

Once you get past the nausea/hilarity though (or just watch the ad on mute), it is admittedly a lovely looking type cover. $160 lovely, though? Doubtful.

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HTC 10 features 5.2'' QHD display, 12MP UltraPixel 2 camera

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 12, 2016 3:33 pm

After yesterday's leak, the flagship HTC 10 smartphone has been officially revealed.

 

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Featuring a 5.2'' Quad HD 2560 x 1440 pixel display said to be 30% more colourful and 50% more responsive than its predecessor and the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (in the US; customers elsewhere will get a different, currently unknown Snapdragon processor), the new phone should be well-equipped to display and handle modern tasks with the best of them. Boost functionality helps further, allowing you to optimize security, power, and memory management among other things with ease.

 

The design, meanwhile, includes a full-glass front with a metal body and boasts impressive durability as achieved through 168 hours of extreme testing.

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HTC 10 smartphone promotional video leaked

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 11, 2016 4:02 pm

HTC's '10' smartphone is the subject of a freshly leaked promotional video for the Asian market, as seen below. In it, we see the phone laser-cut from a solid block (complete with epic music), plus the slick interface and three different colour options (bronze, silver, black), among other things. Have a look for yourself:

 

 

As for the design, anyone familiar with Samsung phones will notice a striking similarity.

 

We'll have more for you on the 10 tomorrow when the official reveal begins.

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