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HTC reportedly suspends “a number” of 2013 smartphone models

HTC reportedly suspends “a number” of 2013 smartphone models

It's never good news when you hear a company possibly deciding to cut back on production of their devices for the future - today's report hits HTC in a particularly sensitive spot with supposed reductions in handset orders for 2013. This report comes from DigiTimes, a publication that, while they've certainly had some high-powered and absolutely correct insider-sourced stories in the past, has been known also to drop some utterly nonsensical bits of un-truth as well - so take this one with a grain of salt.

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Chinese approval for cellular versions of the iPad 4 and iPad mini tipped

Chinese approval for cellular versions of the iPad 4 and iPad mini tipped

Apple was bragging earlier this week that it had sold 2 million iPhone 5 smartphones in China the first weekend the device was available. Apple now has something else to look forward to in China with the network licenses needed to allow it to sell the Wi-Fi + cellular versions of the iPad 4 and the iPad mini in China seemingly granted. Both devices will be coming to major wireless carriers inside China.

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Samsung finds no evidence of underage workers at supplier HTNS Shenzhen

Samsung finds no evidence of underage workers at supplier HTNS Shenzhen

With so many companies recruiting outside factories to manufacture parts for their devices, we often hear about the working conditions at these factories. Samsung is something of an outlier in that it makes a lot of its part in-house, but there is still a small need for outside help, which means that the company isn't immune to controversy when one of its suppliers is allegedly operating outside the rules. One of these suppliers, HTNS Shenzhen Co., was recently accused of hiring underage works, allegations that Samsung discussed this weekend in a release on Samsung Tomorrow.

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Xiaomi M3 rumored to have quad-core Tegra 4, 2.5GB RAM, 1080p display

Xiaomi M3 rumored to have quad-core Tegra 4, 2.5GB RAM, 1080p display

It's here, folks. The next generation of smartphone specs is arriving in the form of faster processors and larger displays. Popular Chinese brand Xiaomi is rumored to be releasing a smartphone with some crazy hardware. We're talking a quad-core Tegra 4 chip, 2.5GB of RAM, and a 1080p display. We should be seeing devices like this in the next few months anyway, but for now, let's admire what have here.

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iPhone 5 launch events in 33 countries today

iPhone 5 launch events in 33 countries today

It's queue time all over again in 33 new countries across the planet including not least of all China and Taiwan, as the iPhone 5 launches officially. Lines have indeed been forming at locations throughout these many countries since early this morning or days ago (depending on where you're standing) and online reservations have made the process much less hectic in many of the main outlet areas.

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Nokia announces Lumia 920, 820, and 620 in China

Nokia announces Lumia 920, 820, and 620 in China

Nokia has already made it official that a variant of their Lumia 920 handset will launch in China, called the 920T, but it's been announced today that Nokia will be bringing three of its newest mobile devices to the Chinese market. The Lumia 920, 820, and the budget-friendly 620 will be headed to China, and all three are available for pre-order now.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 7th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 7th, 2012

This morning we've got no less than a Windows hacker joining the Apple party, the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean 4.1.2 "Premium Suite" rolling out, and a lovely little Sound Disk Sport Beanie to keep your tunes warm. The folks at Mushkin have revealed the world's first 480GB mSATA solid state drive and four of the top carriers in the USA have revealed a plan to roll out text-to-911 by 2014. The HTC Butterfly has reached out to China while the 3G version of the handset is going global.

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