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Sony Xperia Z5’s “stunning pink” variant is here

Sony Xperia Z5’s “stunning pink” variant is here

Just a few hours ago, Sony teased that they were celebrating a new beauty. That, and the pink cupcake, was pretty much a dead giveaway that it would be announcing something that many might have already seen coming: a pink Xperia Z5. After all, pink, or rose gold for some, is the new black these days, so It seems only natural that Sony would be adding one to its premium looking Xperia Z5 family. With one more color choice, one that would probably appeal to any gender, the smartphone camera champion might have an expanded reach. Sadly, it doesn't seem to be available to the other members of the Xperia Z5 line, namely the Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 Compact.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 photos surface (or would appear to)

Samsung Galaxy S7 photos surface (or would appear to)

The Samsung Galaxy S7 appears in several images and a video which suggests that the final model specifications have leaked. While the Samsung Galaxy S7 release date is likely still weeks away, this video shows the Galaxy S7 in several colors, matching last year's release as well as adding Samsung's take on Rose Gold and another Silver. This would make the release of the Galaxy S7 the most colors initially offered with one single worldwide release. Of course, there are some caveats.

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BlackBerry: we’re not abandoning BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry: we’re not abandoning BlackBerry 10

Some side remarks made over at CES 2016 last week have blown up into huge news. For example, Lenovo's "retiring" of the Motorola brand. And then we have BlackBerry CEO John Chen's comments on future BlackBerry devices, with the notable absence of any mention of the company's homegrown BlackBerry 10 OS. Naturally, that has led to speculation on the company's possible full time switch to Android, much to the chagrin of some long time BB10 fans. Now Chen is setting the record straight that they are not ditching BB10 OS. At least not yet and not this year.

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Galaxy S7 hardware details surface on AnTuTu Benchmark

Galaxy S7 hardware details surface on AnTuTu Benchmark

The build up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone is in full riot right now with leaks coming left and right. Most of the recent leaks have come by way of accessory manufacturers who have laid hands on dummy devices so that cases can be designed to launch alongside the S7 when the time comes. Today a new leak has surfaced and this time we get a glimpse at the claimed hardware thanks to AnTuTu Benchmarks.

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Xiaomi Redmi 3 is out, cheap, and still out of reach

Xiaomi Redmi 3 is out, cheap, and still out of reach

It's devices like these that earn Xiaomi all the hot reviews and praises back in China, and sometimes in other Asian countries, but the manufacturer continues to be wary of trying its luck in the US. Xiaomi has just revealed the Redmi 3 and while the specs are decent at best, the $100 price tag really hits the mark. And it doesn't look too shabby either, with a full metal body that some might too easily compare with another but even hotter smartphone that sits at the opposite end of the price spectrum.

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Motorola clarifies its rebranding scheme

Motorola clarifies its rebranding scheme

We've said it before and this time, Motorola itself is setting the record straight. Motorola Mobility, the formal name of the subsidiary that Lenovo purchased from Google, isn't going anywhere. It will remain as Motorola Mobility inside Lenovo and will, in fact, be given more control over the Chinese OEM's smartphone direction. What is going away, though apparently not completely, is the "Motorola" name, but only as it is used in official marketing materials, preferring to use the more hip "Moto" brand. In everything else, it's still Motorola. At least for now.

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Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S7 leak

Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S7 leak

This morning a number of supposedly official cases for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices have been revealed. While we're not going to be able to see these cases yet in the flesh, so to speak, we are able to have a peek at the names of the whole lot. These bits all come from the UK smartphone retailer Mobile Fun. Here we get to have a peek and what's called a "Guard cover" as well as a "Backpack cover" and an "LED cover", which we must assume means they've once again created a case that allows light to shine through its frontside.

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BLU VIVO 5, VIVO XL tote metal bodies, USB-C

BLU VIVO 5, VIVO XL tote metal bodies, USB-C

To some extent, you could probably say that BLU Products is the American Samsung in the sheer number of devices it unleashes on the mid-range, unlocked smartphone market in the US. Naturally, it didn't miss the opportunity to unveil new products at CES 2016. The new VIVO 5 and VIVO XL are almost like twins, fraternal twins, that is. Both flaunt metallic designs on 5.5-inch bodies, MediaTek processors, and USB Type-C ports. But only one of them can boast of a more premium unibody structure.

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Don’t have a 360-degree camera? Just buy 12 Xperia Z5 Compact

Don’t have a 360-degree camera? Just buy 12 Xperia Z5 Compact

With the imminent surge of virtual reality headsets in the next few months, the need for creating VR-compatible content grows even greater. And with that the need for proper equipment to record those videos. 360-degree VR cameras, however, are still few and not mention expensive. So what's a regular Joe to do? Fear not, Sony has a solution! Why not strap 12 Xperia Z5 Compacts together in a circle and control each one simultaneously. Et voila! A DIY 360-degree camera. And you get to use 12 smartphones to boot!

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Lenovo reveals its Google Project Tango phone

Lenovo reveals its Google Project Tango phone

It isn't just Intel who's working on a Tango smartphone after all. Lenovo unexpectedly revealed, right in the middle of CES 2016, how it has been working with Google and Qualcomm for over a year to create its own spin on Project Tango. Powered by a still undisclosed Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, of course, the still unnamed device will launch sometime in summer, depending on how the design and development process turns out, and won't be bigger than 6.5 inches, which seems to be the standard size for a Tango smartphone.

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