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IDC shows all phone shipments rise but Nokia

IDC shows all phone shipments rise but Nokia

It would appear that we've got a bit of a rarity going on this quarter for phone and smartphone shipments across the world according to the IDC. This device tracker seeks out shipment numbers, you should keep in mind, not smartphone and non-smartphone sales, so you're not seeing the end result, just the part of the equation that's out before the devices are sold to end consumers. The rarity we're seeing this quarter is the drop in only one device vendor out of the whole tracked bunch - that's Nokia - though it would appear that this brand does remain in close contention with the rest of the top brands worldwide for smartphone and non-smartphones (the one total category) combined.

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Nexus 5 details add up: appearing in the UK and Netherlands UPDATE: and Israel

Nexus 5 details add up: appearing in the UK and Netherlands UPDATE: and Israel

This morning the LG-made Nexus 5 appears to be showing up in-stock (or nearly in-stock) across the world. One of the several stock images appearing this morning comes from Carphone Warehouse, a carrier inside the UK that's generally got leaks such as this just as often as the rest of the leaks universe. Another leak this morning comes from a Dutch website that's contacted a local retailer and found - via pre-order information - that their stock of Nexus 5 devices will be arriving as soon as Wednesday - making way for a Halloween or November 1st launch.

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LG G Flex announced, claims self-healing properties

LG G Flex announced, claims self-healing properties

LG has officially released specs for G Flex, the company's long-rumored curved-screen smartphone. The phone is curved along the horizontal axis, features an unusual lockscreen with direct-to-app pinching, and in an homage to X-Men's Wolverine "self-heals" scratches in its outer casing. The phone joins Samsung's Galaxy Round among the first curved-screen smartphones that will reach consumers.

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Nexus 4 LTE Bluetooth SIG suggests 5 is near

Nexus 4 LTE Bluetooth SIG suggests 5 is near

The LG-made Nexus 5 is right around the corner - more signs of the release of this device appear every day. Today's clue comes from the Bluetooth regulatory station showing off a Nexus 4 with 4G LTE connectivity - a device that's not existed on the market yet. This release - alongside the fact that the LG Nexus 5 has been teased more than a few times over the past few weeks - suggests a two-tiered smartphone release system for Google Play from here on out.

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LG ChromeDesk, ChromeStation, ChromeOne coming soon with Chrome OS

LG ChromeDesk, ChromeStation, ChromeOne coming soon with Chrome OS

It would appear that the folks at LG have decided that their venture into the Google universe with Android was lucrative enough that they'll be pushing in to the other quickly rising OS from the company: Chrome. Three trademarks have been filed for recently by LG, each of them appearing with the brand Chrome in their name, each of them inside a category that would suggest hardware is about to pop up. These devices go by the names LG ChromeDesk, LG ChromeStation, and LG ChromeOne.

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LG G Pad 8.3 tablet launches in the US

LG G Pad 8.3 tablet launches in the US

Earlier this month a rumor surfaced that LG would be unveiling its new G Pad 8.3 tablet on October 14 in Korea. Today LG officially announced the launch of the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet in the US. The tablet is available to purchase right now online. The tablet will be available in retail locations starting with Best Buy on November 3.

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