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Fariphone 2 initial shipments start today

Fariphone 2 initial shipments start today

The Fairphone has been up for pre-order for a while now and the company behind the modular Android phone has announced that the first batch of 200 Fairphone units will be sent out for delivery today. The company says that the first 200 devices are packed up and at the distribution center and the shipping pilot test started small to ensure it will be efficient on a larger scale.

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BlackBerry Priv doing well, says tight-lipped CEO

BlackBerry Priv doing well, says tight-lipped CEO

Given the mostly positive reception the BlackBerry Priv garnered during its first days in the market, you'd think it would be doing well. Given how CEO John Chen is speaking highly of numbers, that might indeed be the case. But Chen is also being enigmatic and purposely vague about the status of the Priv smartphone as well as its direct impact on the company's financials, leaving many still wondering if the Priv has really become the company's savior or if it is more of a bright but short-lived star.

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You can now get a 64GB Nexus 6P from Best Buy

You can now get a 64GB Nexus 6P from Best Buy

Just in time for the holiday, Best Buy has made official what was only rumored last week. Google's latest high end smartphone, the Nexus 6P, is indeed now available for purchase from the retailer. One main difference between this and other sources, like Amazon or Google's own Store, is that the Android smartphone can be found and bought from both Best Buy's online store as well as its brick and mortar outlets. But like those other Nexus 6P, this one is also offered with a time limited $50 discount.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpapers for your iPhone 6s and Galaxy S6

Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpapers for your iPhone 6s and Galaxy S6

In preparation for - or perhaps in celebration of - your first visit to the theater for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, today we've got a batch of wallpapers for your phone. These wallpapers work for basically any phone you might have, but we've called out a couple of the most popular in the world right this minute to make certain we're up to speed with sizes. Chances are you've got an iPhone 6s (or smaller) or a Samsung Galaxy S6 (or smaller) - have a peek!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 128GB edition gives clues to 6

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 128GB edition gives clues to 6

There's a new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in town - or more accurately, in town if you live in Korea. This version of the device is unique in its 128GB internal storage size, while the largest internal storage size in all other cases is just 64GB. This comes after cries from hardcore users of the Galaxy Note 5 that taking away their precious microSD card slot would result in many nights spend attempting to offload the massive amounts of 4K video they captured daily. We know better. We know you've just filled the phone up with Star Wars wallpapers.

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Project Fi smartphone buyers can now get Nexus Protect plans

Project Fi smartphone buyers can now get Nexus Protect plans

Google has been offering the Nexus Protect protection plans for smartphones for a while, at least as long as you didn’t buy the smartphone directly from Project Fi. Project Fi is the Google MVNO where Google itself is the carrier for the smartphone network. It's more than a bit weird that you couldn't protect your device from accidents if you bought it directly from Google's own network service.

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Windows 10 Mobile delayed until 2016 for Windows Phone 8 users

Windows 10 Mobile delayed until 2016 for Windows Phone 8 users

Bad news for Windows Phone 8 users today: you're going to be waiting a bit longer than expected before upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile. Microsoft has said that the update to Windows 10 Mobile, originally planned to rollout starting this month for thus running select Windows 8 and 8.1 phones, has been delayed until early 2016. An exact reason for the holdup wasn't provided by Microsoft, nor was a specific date in the coming months for when over-the-air updates would begin.

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Is this early Samsung Galaxy S7 rendering wild enough for you?

Is this early Samsung Galaxy S7 rendering wild enough for you?

What you're about to witness is a video of what may very well be the Samsung Galaxy S7 visualized. The video hasn't been made by Samsung, nor is it based on any real in-hand models of the device. Nobody outside of Samsung knows exactly what the Samsung Galaxy S7 looks like yet - not even the most prolific of leaksters know for certain. But what you're about to witness might blow your mind if you expect the unexpected.

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BADLAND 2 released with neat 3D Touch features for iPhone 6S

BADLAND 2 released with neat 3D Touch features for iPhone 6S

Both the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will benefit from the many new 3D touch-specific features included with the release of BADLANDS 2. This game has been released this week, for iOS only (for now), and utilizes the 3D touch abilities of both of Apple's newest smartphones. Inside you'll find the ability to fly across the screen and stay aloft by pressing and releasing (but not all the way) in a manner similar to, but not the same as, the first version of this title.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, Note 6 expandable “fluency” details appear

Samsung Galaxy S7, Note 6 expandable “fluency” details appear

This next season for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be one of "fluency" for software. Word from sources in China (one of the several countries where Samsung's manufacturing process takes place) is that Samsung's upgrade cycle will switch gears from hardware to software this year - fitting in well with the rumors we've reported earlier this year. As the Samsung Galaxy S6 presented a new look and feel for the hardware of the Galaxy smartphone line, next year's Galaxy S7 family of devices will look similar, but will be pushed in a big way in its software build.

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