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This is the Amazon Fire Phone

This is the Amazon Fire Phone

Today the Amazon Fire Phone has been revealed with a very simple look and an aim to change the smartphone ecosystem. This device works with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display and Gorilla Glass 3 front display cover, a rubber frame, and a single aluminum button. This device works with a 13-megapixel camera on its back, a glass back, and a software suite that’s all Amazon.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A puts Prime specs in old design

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A puts Prime specs in old design

The Samsung Galaxy F, or Galaxy S5 Prime, is finally here, but not really. It isn't going by either of those names and won't be looking as polished as they were rumored to be. Instead, Samsung has chosen to christen it the Galaxy S5 LTE-A to focus more on the uber downloading speeds new buyers could be getting and to distract you from feeling a bit cheated for buying a Galaxy S5 that is now somewhat dwarfed by this.

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LG G3 benchmarked: Snapdragon 801 on call

LG G3 benchmarked: Snapdragon 801 on call

We’ve got our hands on an international edition of the LG G3 this week ready for action with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. This is a quad-core processor with a clock speed of 2.5Ghz. This is the MSM8975AC Snapdragon 801 paired with an Adreno 330 GPU, ready to roll with Android 4.4 KitKat inside.

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HTC One (E8) Ace lovely, but you can’t have it

HTC One (E8) Ace lovely, but you can’t have it

The HTC One (E8) Ace is a plastic edition of what’s essentially a remake of the HTC One M7 from 2013. This device is similar in size to the HTC One (M8), but works with a shape that’s closer to the HTC One M7. This device will almost certainly be sticking to China.

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Qualcomm focuses on easier 3D phone cameras

Qualcomm focuses on easier 3D phone cameras

Qualcomm is aiming to position its new Snapdragon chips at the heart of computational photography, making it easier for phone and tablet manufacturers to add depth-sensing dual camera systems such as on the HTC One M8. The processor company plans a duo-camera reference design with stereo and depth camera support on the Snapdragon 805, senior director for cameras and imaging Tim Yates confirmed, in the hope of cutting the hassles of developing a system from scratch.

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LG G3 may miss out on Snapdragon 805

LG G3 may miss out on Snapdragon 805

The new flagship LG G3 will seemingly arrive too soon to take advantage of Qualcomm's latest chipset, with the Snapdragon 805 not looking ready for the new Android phone's debut on May 27th. LG is expected to launch the G3 at the end of this month at an event in London, but despite ongoing rumors that it would be the first phone to use the Snapdragon 805, the latest batch of leaks indicate that won't be the case.

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Qualcomm ultrasound pen goes skinny for phablets

Qualcomm ultrasound pen goes skinny for phablets

Qualcomm has slimmed down its ultrasound pen, making the sonic stylus potentially fit inside a Galaxy Note 3-scale smartphone for more portable use. The pen, which uses sound tracking to deliver a tablet stylus with better accuracy than the average digitizer, has been trimmed in its latest iteration, now sized to fit inside the silo in a phone rather than in a tablet portfolio.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 805: Hands-on and benchmarked

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805: Hands-on and benchmarked

Qualcomm is readying the Snapdragon 805, and with new processors - and the superlatives to go along with them - proliferating, it’s trying to address the question of whether the new chip is the “Next Big Thing” or not. I caught up with Qualcomm to find out what makes the Snapdragon 805 special, to run some early benchmarks ahead of the first commercial devices arriving later in the year, and to see if its advances in 4K, CPU/GPU performance, camera tech, and more add up to a chip worth having.

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Android Bluetooth disabled by iBeacon tech, requires reset [UPDATE]

Android Bluetooth disabled by iBeacon tech, requires reset [UPDATE]

Qualcomm’s Gimbal, which operate using iBeacon technology, has been found to give Android fits. While the actual iBeacon tech is iOS only, those with Android devices around Qualcomm’s Gimbal beacon hardware are being pinged to the point of device death. In the video below, you see a Gimbal trying to contact an Android device so much it actually kills Bluetooth, forcing a factory reset.

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Galaxy Note 4 release to keep details in check

Galaxy Note 4 release to keep details in check

The release schedule of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been further solidified today as word from China suggests IFA 2014 to be its launchpad. The Samsung Galaxy Note line was born in Berlin at IFA, and there it shall remain - this time coming with a companion that’ll rest on the side of your face.

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Surface Mini Snapdragon switch tipped as whole range refreshed

Surface Mini Snapdragon switch tipped as whole range refreshed

Microsoft's "Surface mini" will be one of a number of new Windows tablets revealed on May 20th, insiders claim, with the software giant said to be readying both Windows RT and full Windows 8.1 models. The new Surface RT 8.1 models will also mark a switch in architecture, it's suggested, with Qualcomm's Snapdragon said to be under the hood.

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Qualcomm Toq smartwatch adds Nuance dictation: Hands-on

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch adds Nuance dictation: Hands-on

Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch is a work-in-progress, but while the chip company waits for its reference design to be picked up, it's enhancing the experience with a Nuance-powered voice-to-text system. Toq Talk uses Nuance's speech recognition engine to allow dictated replies to messages straight from your wrist; we've been testing it out, so read on for some first-impressions.

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