The BlackBerry Passport has seen its fair share of rumors to date, where many do seem to point it to a September release. So far, this upcoming communications device does seem to target business-minded people, and here we are with yet another sneak peek as the BlackBerry Passport allegedy rears its face in another video.

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3 uk galaxy alpha 640x294 Three UK To Get Samsung Galaxy AlphaWhat happens when, as a company, you roll out the thinnest smartphone in your stable of devices? Surely that is going to gain its fair share of attention from all over the world, as everyone clamors to have a closer look at it. Affordability is another issue that ought to be looked into, and since the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a variant of its flagship model, one can only think that it is going to cost somewhere in the realm of other high end devices. We do know, however, that Three from the U.K. has tweeted that they will be offering this smartphone, albeit at a yet undisclosed date.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will arrive in its metal-clad glory soon, and it remains to be seen whether one can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Alpha from a Three brick and mortar store, or to place an order online so that it can be delivered right to our very doorsteps. At the bare minimum, at least it has been confirmed to make its way across the pond already, and not too soon after its official announcement, of course.

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Galaxy Alpha 604x640 Samsung Galaxy Alpha RevealedIt has been a long time in coming, but the most elegant looking device from the Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones has finally been announced, where it will be known as the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. It will feature a lovely metal frame that is accompanied by elegantly curved corners, as well as a tactile soft back cover.

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How tough can tough get, when it comes to smartphones? Most of the time, we coddle our smartphones as though they were some sort of extremely fragile device, that needs to be protected against knocks, drops, splashes of water, and even scratches – otherwise how else do you explain the massive profits made in the third party accessories market that is full of screen protectors and smartphone cases? Well, Kyocera might have a solution in the form of the Brigadier comes with what they call a Sapphire Shield display, which is touted to be extremely tough.

The Kyocera Brigadier certainly went through a whole lot of voluntary punishment in the video above with regards to its display, and we are pleased to take note that it has managed to pass through the rigorous tests with flying colors, and then some. I suppose this is one of the rarer instances where a particular invention actually lives up to its claims of being “virtually scratchproof”.

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htc desire 610 att HTC Intends To Expand Desire Range Further In The U.S.HTC recently announced that they fully intend to roll out the 2014 HTC Desire series in the U.S., and do take note that those who are subscribers of AT&T would have been able to bring home the HTC Desire 610 since last month in the U.S., where one would also have been able to pick up that very same handset straight from HTC’s U.S. website.

AT&T did make available the handset for $0.99 which will be accompanied by a two-year contract, with the recommended retail price being slated at $199.99 – with a subsidy, of course. Other than the HTC Desire 610, there is also the HTC Desire 816 that is tipped to arrive on Virgin Mobile tomorrow with a $299 price tag, and as usual, there is also the option to pick up this smartphone straight from HTC themselves, whatever floats your boat.

The HTC Desire range would occupy the mid-range market, where it comes with large displays, albeit not of the highest resolution. [Press Release]

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blackberry 10 logo 602x3162 BlackBerry Passport Gains GCF CertificationJust how much closer has the BlackBerry Passport gotten to when it comes to its launch that is set to happen this coming September? A whole lot apparently, having picked up its GCF Certification along the way. This is just another “obstacle” that the BlackBerry Passport had to go through before it ends up being an official handset that folks are able to hold in their hands.

In fact, the BlackBerry Passport is touted to be the most powerful BlackBerry smartphone to date, where it will carry a 4.5” display at 1,440 x 1,440 resolution, in addition to running on a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor alongside 3GB RAM. Not only that, a 3,450mAh battery ought to ensure that this bad boy will be able to run all day long without missing a beat, and you will be able to enjoy the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system right out of the box without having to wait for any kind of updates.

Any takers for the upcoming BlackBerry Passport?

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samsung sm g739f Samsung SM G739F Specifications Revealed In BenchmarkAre you currently on the lookout for a brand new phablet? Well, if you have answered in the affirmative, then you might be interested in picking up the upcoming Samsung SM-G739F which has been spotted on the GFX benchmark site already. This is definitely not going to challenge the other players in the high end market, especially with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but it ought to cater for those who need something functional without breaking the bank.

The Samsung SM-G739F is said to be powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor alongside an Adreno 305 GPU, where it will have the unique combination of 1.3GB RAM and 12GB of internal memory to keep it going. The display itself will measure 5.5” in size at 720 x 1,280 resolution, while you will be able to record Full HD videos on both its 7MP rear camera as well as front-facing camera. Expect Android 4.4.4 KitKat to arrive right out of the box, although it remains to be seen just when the Samsung SM-G739F will hit the market.

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samsung flexible Samsung Rumored To Test Flexible Display HandsetSamsung is said to be working on something which would definitely pique the interest of many – how would you like it if the next smartphone that you bring home would not come with any kind of physical keys at all, not to mention ditching the traditional design of having bezels around the display? This is what such a flexible screen would be able to deliver, where supply chain sources have reported that Samsung has begun to test out such a prototype which will have the screen wrap around the chassis right from the get go, eliminating bezels along the way.

This particular rumored prototype will see itself extended to the side of the device, although one ought to take note that it remains to be seen as to whether Samsung will roll out such a new device or smartphone with a wraparound display to the masses, or to make it so exclusive that only developed countries will purchase it in the form of a limited edition handset.

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xolo hive XOLO 8X 1000 With HIVE Arriving In India SoonIf you happen to live in India and are looking for a new smartphone which packs a fair amount of technology underneath the hood without breaking your 170 Euros budget, then the XOLO 8X-1000 would fit the bill perfectly. After all, this bad boy will run on XOLO’s very own HIVE OS, which itself is based upon Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat, where it has been touted to be “Made in India, Made for India”. Not only that, HIVE OS users can also share their ideas with the development team, where those with the highest number of votes will be implemented in the next over the air update whenever possible.

As for the hardware specifications of the XOLO 8X-1000, it will feature a 5″ 720p display at 294ppi, an 8MP Sony Exmor R shooter with f/2.0 aperture, a Mediatek MT6592M chipset, a quad-core Mali-450MP4 graphics chip, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot. A 1,920 mAh battery will keep it running, while the front sports a glass panel that is made out of ASAHI Dragontrail glass, with the back using Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

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whatsapp WhatsApp Updated, Supports Android WearThe folks over at WhatsApp have just revealed a new update to their hugely popular WhatsApp messaging app that is being used by millions of folks all over the world – by offering support for Android Wear. Just in case you were wondering, Android Wear happens to be a special kind of Android version which was developed in order to run on wearable devices, such as the smartwatch that is slowly but surely gaining steam among the masses.

Do take note, however, that this particular update will not be available from the Google Play Store, and hence it needs to be picked up straight from a WhatsApp website, which you are able to reach through a simple click on the sourcelink. Not only that, some of the other features will include stacked notifications and message previews. One will be able to respond to messages through voice, or by using the readily available responses that go “Yes”, “No”, “HaHa” and “LOL”.

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