xperiac5ultraIt looks like Sony is planning something that will happen next Monday, which is the 3rd of August, and that would most probably be the date where new handsets are launched – and the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra has been rumored to be one of them. Apparently, a leaked photo of the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra has also surfaced, and the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra does seem to be a rather large handset based on the photo above – it is on the right.

So far, rumored hardware specifications for the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra point to a 6” Full HD display that is close to bezel-free, which more or less makes it look smaller than it actually is – perfect for those who place quite an emphasis on aesthetics, actually. A 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 processor with 2GB of RAM are also said to accompany the handset, in addition to 16GB of internal memory, a 13MP rear and front-facing cameras, NFC, dual SIM support, and a 2,930mAh battery. We will just have to wait and see.

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wp-store-leakTrivia lovers, here is something that might just pique your interest. After all, don’t you wish you had all sorts of information at your fingertips? Windows Phone lovers will be pleased to hear that there is a leak concerning information about the Windows Phone Store, and such information can be said to be ‘ancient”, as it dates back all the way to October 2011 with the introduction of Windows Phone 7.5.

So far, the most popular downloaded app happens to be Facebook with more than 112 million installations – no surprise there at all, I suppose. WhatsApp is behind Facebook considerably at 92 million downloads, while OneDrive has 62.5 million downloads. Located close to the bottom of the food chain would be PayPal that picked up a mere 1.6 million downloads all this while, and 2.5 million for Telegraph.

Third party apps as well as games have had their fair share of hits, too, like Tube HD that handles the playback of YouTube videos with more than 13 million downloads. Of course, these figures would pale in comparison to what Android and iOS platforms have garnered all this while.

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nuu-mobile-z8Fancy picking up a brand new Android-powered smartphone that comes with plenty of bells and whistles, and yet does not break the bank? The NUU Mobile Z8 is the answer to that question. An unlocked handset that goes for $299.99 a pop, while sporting not one, but two LTE SIM slots? Tell me more!

The Z8 will arrive in 16GB and 32GB capacities, where it will also be accompanied by the likes of a 5.5” Full HD touchscreen display with a pixel density of 400PPI, while there is an 8MP shooter in front with a wide angle lens that makes capturing group selfies a snap. Behind lies a 13MP Sony camera with BSI sensor, and you have an octa-core 1.7GHz running proceedings from underneath the hood. A microSD memory card slot goes a long way in making sure that you will have plenty of storage options as well, while noise cancelling audio, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and Gesture Controls complete the entire shebang. Any takers?

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stagefrightEver experienced stagefright before? I suppose imagining the audience to be naked might help, but when we talk about Stagefright: The Malware, then it is a different story altogether. If you are an Android user, then you might want to arm yourself with more information concerning this piece of text-message based malware, so hopefully your vendor or device manufacturer will be able to send out a fix to prevent this malware from causing havoc on your device.

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htc-one-m9Patience is a virtue, or so it seems. If you have been rocking with T-Mobile all this while, and are in possession of the HTC One M9, then you would be pleased to know that this particular handset is starting to receive the Android 5.1 Lollipop update. Better late than never, especially when you take into consideration how the unlocked HTC One M9, its developer edition, and the AT&T model has already picked up this update.

The update will come in the form of build 2.7.531.6 via Over The Air (OTA), and it will be a rather hefty 833MB download, which means you would be better off connected to a fast Wi-Fi network to get the job done as opposed to relying on your data. If you haven’t yet received Android 5.1 Lollipop, just head on to the About > Software updates menu from time to time until you pick up the download prompt.

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note5-bmIt goes without saying the nearer one gets to a release of a particular device, more and more rumors should abound. Having said that, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 would certainly have raised plenty of attention, and it seems that the device has passed through a Geekbench test suite, revealing more about the hardware to boot.

This particular model of the Galaxy Note 5 looks set to make its way to Verizon Wireless, sporting the model number SM-N920V, apart from running on an octa-core, 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor that is accompanied by 4GB RAM. Other than that, the benchmarked device apparently ran on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and it achieved benchmark scores that are comparable to those that the Samsung Galaxy S6 managed to hit.

All in all, we should just sit tight and wait for the real deal to be released so that there will no longer be any need for speculation of the hardware within.

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y6-scaleBy any chance are you on the lookout for a new handset, and yet do not want to splurge on it? Perhaps if you have answered in the affirmative, then the Huawei Y6 Scale might fit your needs to a “T”. Of course, this particular handset has not received the official treatment by the folks over at Huawei just yet, but this does not mean that there are no rumored hardware specifications to work with.

So far, we have heard that it will come with a Snapdragon 210 chipset that features a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 304 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, an 8MP shooter at the back, a 2MP shooter in front, a 2,200mAh battery, Android 5.0 Lollipop with Huawei’s Emotion UI running on top, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a 5” display at 720 x 1280 resolution. Any takers?

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zenfone2eYou can be forgiven for being confused about ASUS’ Zenfone 2 range to date, and here is yet another model that will add to the brouhaha. I am referring to the ASUS Zenfone 2E, where it has just been announced to be an AT&T exclusive, where you can pick one up for just $119.99 without any contract, and it is also offered by the carrier’s GoPhone prepaid brand.

At that price point, you would get a 5” 720p IPS touchscreen display in return, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, a 2,500 mAh battery, a dual-core Intel processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0 Lollipop running underneath Asus’ own ZenUI. Opt from either black or white shades.

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xiaomi-july22The folks over at Xiaomi did roll out a teaser not too long ago, where this particular teaser would definitely do its bit to whet your appetite for what is to come – that is, to be able to enjoy a possible new generation Xiaomi Mi Band around your wrist tomorrow. The teaser did make mention in Chinese that “Good Things Happen Tomorrow,” along with the July 22nd date displayed.

So far, we do know that Xiaomi has shipped more than 6 million units of the first Mi Band device, where the lack of a display on the Mi Band certainly plays a part in it selling well, not to mention the extremely low price point of just $12 a pop. In fact, Xiaomi can be proud to say that they are the second largest shipper of wearable devices for the first quarter by sporting a 24.6% market share. Ah well, we will just have to wait until tomorrow to know more about this!

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moto3indiaIt looks like the third generation Moto G from Motorola is about to be on the receiving end of 2GB RAM, as opposed to questions of whether it will come with just 1GB RAM or not. A posting on Indian export-import site Zauba has shown that 190 units of the upcoming third generation Moto G model were sent from Hong Kong to India for testing purposes, with half the number of those being black, while the remaining number were white in color.

Other than having listed down 2GB RAM, it also listed 8GB of internal memory, where each model was valued at $240 a pop. A couple more handsets shipped to India for testing were listed at a far lower value. All in all, we will simply have to wait for the official reveal as to ascertain whether this particular generation of the Moto G will come with 1GB RAM or double that amount this coming July 28th as Motorola holds an event in New York which will most probably tell all by then.

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