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Xperia Z3 and Compact released in UK, coming to USA soon

Xperia Z3 and Compact released in UK, coming to USA soon

This week the folks at Sony have let it be known that they’re about to hit Vodafone UK with the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. For those of you in the United States waiting for these devices - lucky you - this release is a fairly clear indicator that Sony is pushing the whole lot a lot quicker than previous smartphone releases. There’s a Sony event set for the USA rather soon, too.

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iOS 8 update is fixed: go ahead and update

iOS 8 update is fixed: go ahead and update

Wondering if it’s OK to update your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or any other iPhone or iPad out in the wild today? It is. While yesterday’s update to iOS 8.0.1 took a bit of a pinch to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - cutting out service, good stuff like that - version 8.0.2 has been released. If you see version 8.0.2 in your update box - go for it.

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200k BlackBerry Passport orders as Chen narrows losses

200k BlackBerry Passport orders as Chen narrows losses

BlackBerry's Passport may have left many confused at the oddly-proportioned messaging smartphone, but initial demand was reassuringly high - for a BlackBerry - the company's CEO has insisted. 200,000 orders for the square-screened QWERTY handset have been placed since it went up for sale on Wednesday this week, CEO John Chen confirmed, alongside BlackBerry's announcement that its latest financial quarter was nowhere near as bad as many had predicted.

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Galaxy Alpha hits AT&T: metal “miniature”

Galaxy Alpha hits AT&T: metal “miniature”

This week the Samsung Galaxy Alpha hits AT&T in the United States, bringing a 4.7-inch display to the otherwise larger Galaxy S line. This device has many of the features that’d only otherwise be offered on the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 4, here coming for a bit cheaper and in a slightly smaller package.

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Xperia Z3 likely headed for USA event: Oct 9th

Xperia Z3 likely headed for USA event: Oct 9th

What’s that, a Sony mobile device event set for one day after HTC’s similar event - in the same city? Not too massive a coincidence, but still: there’s no way they didn’t at least guess at one another. What we’re guessing here is that Sony will bring their full collection of Xperia Z3 devices to the United States in style.

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RIP Nokia Sync

RIP Nokia Sync

This December 5th, 2014, the age of Nokia Sync will be over. This affects the Nokia Series 40, Nokia N9, and a number of Nokia Symbian phones. I know you’re sad, and I know you’ll miss it. Today we show respect for the system that kept your Nokia device connected to your PC - love and respect.

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How I Got That iPhone 6 Plus (And Why I’m Extremely Pleased)

How I Got That iPhone 6 Plus (And Why I’m Extremely Pleased)

If you recall my last column here on SlashGear, you’ll remember that I lamented the fact that I was unable to reserve an iPhone 6 Plus on launch day due to overwhelming demand before I even had a chance to wake up. I was concerned that Apple has essentially created a preordering system that puts people on the East coast out and leaves those of us over here with a more difficult chance to get the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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