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HTC One (E8) official (again)

HTC One (E8) official (again)

This week the folks at HTC have made official their HTC One (E8) in full, complete with full specifications and details. Last week there was a note in China’s HTC front about this device, but now that the press release is out, we can have a more complete look at the ins and outs of this slightly more budget-friendly smartphone in the HTC One family.

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Motorola shuttering Texas plant, will assemble phones overseas

Motorola shuttering Texas plant, will assemble phones overseas

If the “assembled in the USA” tagline associated with Motorola’s Moto X was attractive to you, it’s soon to be a relic of the past. The handset maker will shutter its Texas plant, opened ahead of their Moto X release last year. The plant, which currently employs about 700, will shut down by the end of 2014.

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Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro leaked, jumps on the 2K train

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro leaked, jumps on the 2K train

It may not be the awaited first "Motorola by Lenovo" handset, but Lenovo's next smartphone will still try to make headlines. Joining the latest smartphone fad, its Vibe Z2 Pro was spotted bearing QHD goodness, albeit in a rather gigantic 6-inch screen.

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Sony PlayStation will be entering China soon

Sony PlayStation will be entering China soon

China is really everyone's darling market these days. Just after Microsoft announced that it plans to make its Xbox One consoles available in the country, Sony has formed two new ventures that heralds the coming of the PlayStation, in one form or another, to the formerly closed gaming market of China.

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Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Just as quick as the term "4K" was introduced to the world, it would appear that the Chinese company Xiaomi has made the resolution affordable. With the Millet TV 2, the company employs Smart TV features with Android as well as a separate set of audio components. This TV is being delivered for 3999 yuan (approximately $640 USD) this season with a TV, sound bar, and subwoofer to boot).

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HTC teases next “One”, could be low-cost M8

HTC teases next “One”, could be low-cost M8

There’s little doubt now that the HTC One line of smartphones will continue after the HTC One (M8). HTC’s micro-blogging personality at Sina Weibo - HTC Life - has released a trip of images that, paired with comments - suggest they’re off to the races again. This next device will be ever-so-slightly more blunt than its predecessor, and won’t be entirely unlike the most recent "Desire."

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OPPO Find 7 pre-orders start in China, ships on May 29

OPPO Find 7 pre-orders start in China, ships on May 29

Finally, OPPO is taking out its big guns The OPPO Find 7, its current pride, is now available for preorder, though only if you reside in China. Shipping out to customers, on the other hand, will commence starting the 29th of May.

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Xbox One to launch in China this September

Xbox One to launch in China this September

This evening, a tip surfaced from unnamed sources claiming the Xbox One will go on sale in China this coming September, something Microsoft (apparently inadvertently) confirmed via a video about the news on the official Xbox YouTube Channel.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 7-inch phone detailed for summer

Samsung Galaxy Mega 7-inch phone detailed for summer

If you thought the 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega was big, just wait until you get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 7.0. This device has just appeared in China as the newest in massive-sized smartphone from Samsung, moving through authentication in MIIT. This sort of authentication is generally followed by release several weeks later.

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iPhone 6 details leak at Hong Kong trade fair

iPhone 6 details leak at Hong Kong trade fair

At the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014 (Spring) exhibition this week a number of cases for the iPhone 6 were shown by insatiable protective accessory handlers. Here we find a relatively mediocre source for information on the device as - quite likely - their sources are the same as ours. In other words: use these images as a basic guide, but don’t put too much faith into the lot.

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iPhone 6 specifications leak aside 5s panel photo

iPhone 6 specifications leak aside 5s panel photo

There’ve been a number of iPhone 6 photos surfacing this week, together creating the image of a device which is extremely similar to its predecessor. Instead of a 4-inch display, you’ll have a 4.7-inch display. Instead of a 4.87-inch-tall smartphone, you’ll have one closer to 5.25-inches tall.

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iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina land in China with LTE in tow

iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina land in China with LTE in tow

Apple has just made an announcement that could help it gain more ground in China. It has just made available a new version of the iPad Air and the iPad mini, both with Retina displays, that finally supports China's LTE networks.

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