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Do people expect too much from their smartphones?

November 1, 2013 Simon Hill frustration

frustrationEvery time a new smartphone launches nowadays you get days, weeks, sometimes even months of hype and rumours preceding it. The idea that it might do this or that generally creates some excitement, but when the device lands, invariably it’s …

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ZTE announces Blade Q, Blade Q Mini and Blade Q Max, a trio of budget smartphones

October 31, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

ZTE Blade QZTE has taken a leaf out of Archos’ book, by releasing not just one phone, but a whole series of budget Android phones differentiated by the size of their screens. The Blade Q is joined by the Blade Q …

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Lenovo’s new Yoga tablet comes in 8-inch or 10-inch versions, starting at £200

October 30, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Lenovo YogaLenovo has announced the Yoga tablet, which comes in two different sizes, and is quite different from the usual Android tablet. Its design makes it look like part small TV, part tablet, and part Apple wireless keyboard.

At the base …

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Motorola proposes modular smartphone design with Project Ara

October 29, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Motorola Project AraAre you tired of feeling tied down to a particular specification every time you buy a new smartphone? Do you crave such complete control that you want to build your own device? If so, you’ll be interested in Motorola’s latest …

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The LG Flex is official, features curved 6-inch display and self-healing powers

October 28, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

LG FlexLG has announced the LG Flex, its first curved smartphone and one which is surprisingly durable. The curved screen stretches from top to bottom, and is made from plastic instead of glass, making it resistant to damage. That’s not the …

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Microsoft’s new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets now on sale in the UK

October 25, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Surface 2 and Pro 2Microsoft announced its two new Surface tablets back at the end of September, but at the time it only confirmed the prices in dollars. That’s now changed, as the tablets have been put up for sale on Microsoft’s own web

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Best Mobile Assistant? Google Now vs Siri vs Cortana

 Simon Hill Google_Now

Google_NowThe major players in the mobile platform wars are always looking for ways to improve their operating systems and differentiate them from the competition. There’s a general trend emerging that is focused on allowing us to interact with our smartphones …

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Nokia launches its first tablet, the Windows RT 8.1 Lumia 2520

October 24, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Lumia 2520 Power KeyboardNokia has announced the Lumia 2520, its first tablet to run Microsoft’s Windows RT 8.1. Launched during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi earlier this week, alongside the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 smartphones, it’s a challenger to Microsoft’s Surface …

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Apple launches the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 tablets

October 23, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Apple iPad AirApple held an event in San Francisco last night, where it not only announced new versions of its MacBook laptops and the latest OS X Mavericks software, but also two new iPad tablets. Both the full-size iPad and the mini …

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Nokia announces two Windows Phone phablets, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320

October 22, 2013 Andrew Boxall post thumbnail

Lumia 1520 GroupFollowing a succession of leaks over the past few months, Nokia has announced its first Windows Phone phablet devices. Phablets, in case you don’t know, are devices which cross the connectivity features of a phone with a large, tablet-style display. …

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