gs5 alpha 6 Alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha Image LeakedThe Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha has been talked about for quite some time now, and here we have an image of the alleged smartphone, despite the fact that it has not yet been officially announced by the masses. It is no doubt smaller than the existing Galaxy S5 flagship device that stands at 5.1”, while carrying a different design despite carrying similar design elements such as a perforated back cover.

A 4.7-inch display is said to accompany the Galaxy S5 Alpha, and as for the resolution count, that remains to be determined. It does look as though it is going to be a tussle between Full HD or Quad HD, but somehow the former does seem to make more sense since a 4.7” display with 1,440 x 2,560 (Quad HD) resolution might be overkill.

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iphone6 dummy colors Apples E Wallet Could See Fall DebutThe iPhone 6 has been slated for a September announcement according to the latest round of rumors, and along with that, we could also see the possible release of a new mobile payment system that will enable iPhone owners to pay for their purchases instead of relying on cold, hard cash or a credit card. The Information cites sources that claim to have insider information that Apple is currently negotiating with partner companies to introduce an e-wallet system which will rival Google Wallet later this fall.

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htconem8 glamor red O2 UK To Offer HTC One (M8) Glamour Red VersionFancy picking up a smartphone that comes in a color which is able to distract bulls in charging towards you? All right, it is not so much the color, but rather, the image of a cloth waving that enrages the bull, but here is the HTC One (M8) Glamor Red version that is tipped to be on its way over to the UK. Folks over in the US can already wrap their fingers around this thanks to Verizon, but come this August 4, expect Glamor Red to keep Amber Gold and Metal Grey colors company.

Other than the change in its external hue, everything else underneath the hood will remain the same, as the we also hear whispers of two more colors that the folks over at HTC are working on when it comes to pushing their existing flagship even further – an Aqua Blue version, as well as a pink version that is in the pipeline.

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mi3 soldout Xiaomi Mi3 Sells Out In Under 40 Minutes In IndiaNormally, a sign that shows just how successful a smartphone is depends largely on how fast that particular device sells out when released, but maintaining the sales momentum is another issue that we will not touch on today when it concerns the Xiaomi Mi3 that was revealed in India. In fact, the handset sold out all of its available units in 38 minutes and 50 seconds as it was proudly announced by Xiaomi,setting up the stage for the next batch which will hopefully be able to continue in this particular trend. In fact, registrations for the Xiaomi Mi3 hit the 100,000 figure not too long ago, but it remains to be seen just how many actual units were sold.

One does have ground to say that this could very well be some sort of publicity stunt, as Xiaomi announces that their smartphones which get sold out in under an hour is due to high demand, but the relatively limited availability also plays a huge role. Still, it is encouraging to see how a $230 smartphone is doing relatively well in the world’s second most populous country.

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huawei hp slate HP Tablets Could Be Rebranded Huawei DevicesHP has indulged in the tablet market for quite a number of years already, although they have not exactly been the most successful of companies in this particular niche. This time around, it does look as though HP will be preparing a couple of new tablets – that do seem to obtain a strong influence from Huawei, so much so that they could very well be just rebranded devices.

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foxbots Foxbots Will Not Replace Human WorkforceWe did bring you word earlier in the week that Foxconn will be deploying robots (given the nickname Foxbots) in their bid to improve the assembly of future devices, and that might also include the upcoming iPhone 6. While that did raise the question as to whether Foxconn workers will lose their jobs, especially when it comes to the iPhone 6 assembly line considering how Foxconn had been a great customer of Apple’s in the past when it came to churning out smartphones by the millions, it seems that these robots will play a supporting role only, and will remain unable to perform selected tasks that require a far more subtle assembly or manufacturing procedures – something that only humans are able to do.

These robots can automate selected tasks including tightening screws, placing larger components in position or polishing certain components, but to have them assemble internal hardware components, will require human employees to play that role. Considering how approximately 10,000 Foxbots are in the pipeline to see action, it would also mean a collective sigh of relief for at least 10,000 Foxconn workers.

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bbm wp beta BlackBerry Messenger Arrives On Windows PhoneIn the fast paced world of technology, things can certainly change in an instant. For starters, it was not too long ago (less than 10 years back) that BlackBerry Messenger (also known as BBM) happened to be the most notable messaging platforms to take advantage of since it does bypass carrier SMS rates, which means you can message someone in a different country who is using a BlackBerry without having to fork out exorbitant rates, making it a powerful tool for business. Well, the advent of cheaper smartphones, data plans and apps like WhatsApp have turned BBM into a relic of the past. Unfortunately, in a move that looks a little bit too late for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Messenger has just arrived on the Windows Phone platform, as rumored in the past.

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gmail android update Gmail Supports Another 13 LanguagesGmail, Gmail, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Google does look as though they are always on a constant quest to improve their products and services, and where Gmail is concerned, the same applies. In fact, the latest news concerning Gmail is this – Google has introduced support for 13 more languages inside, bringing the grand total up to 71.

This might not sound like much to some of us, but it is a well calculated move by the folks over at Google. After all, the 71 languages supported happen to cover up to 94% of the world’s Internet population, which means getting everyone to communicate with one another without any language barriers is slowly but surely being executed.

As for the 13 new languages that will be supported, they are Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala, and Zulu. [Press Release]

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iPhone 4 01 620x465 Original iPhone Known As PurpleI am quite sure that many of us who own smartphones these days will still be able to remember just how the original iPhone made such an impact on the world when it was first launched in 2007. Of course, while there were other handsets that featured 3G connectivity even back then, the iPhone remained connected with just EDGE, which was a notch down, but that did not stop it from selling by the bucketloads, having changed the way smartphone designed worked even on rival platforms since then until today. apparently, the original iPhone was known by its codename ‘Purple’ back then, where it was worked upon by a team of engineers in a building that was nicknamed the ‘Purple Dorm’.

Dorm is very apt here, considering how many of the engineers on the project team had to live and sleep there while they perfected the iPhone to prepare it for an on-time launch. There was many security checkpoints in that building, with double and triple security checks not being uncommon. Not only that, no one was allowed to talk about the Purple project outside of the Purple Dorm, and we do wonder whether Apple has continued to name their upcoming projects using color codenames.

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gsnote4 cover leak Alleged Galaxy Note 4 Smart Cover LeakedSo, you already own the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the moment, and are itching for an upgrade later this year? Perhaps a little bit more patience is required, since what you see on the right here happens to be an alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smart cover that was shot in a hurry by whoever took it. The tipster happens to hail from South Korea, and claimed that it was just a matter of a few seconds available before he or she could snap said photo, and unfortunately for the rest of us, the camera or device used to shoot that image proved to be less than useful in such situations, ending up with a pristine example of a blurry-cam shot.

Ah well, this alleged smart cover does depict what looks like some packaging or an information sheet concerning a smart cover for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, where it boasts of an oval window that points to the possibility of smart-action functionality, not to mention stylus interaction being part of the package, too.

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