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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge sighted in Vietnam wearing gold

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge sighted in Vietnam wearing gold

The Galaxy Note Edge is, to be blunt, a quirky smartphone. It has a screen that rolls of to the side but is actually a distinct screen on its own. It is definitely a device that says "special". To turn that voice into a scream, it seems that a shop in Vietnam will be offering a gold-plated version of the smartphone with a curved screen. Yes, the quirky device just became luxurious in this gold Galaxy Note Edge version that has come out of nowhere and still has to see the light of day.

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Palo Alto Networks reveal CoolReaper backdoor on Coolpad devices

Palo Alto Networks reveal CoolReaper backdoor on Coolpad devices

Bloatware has been an annoying issue on any device, whether it be smartphone, tablet or laptop, but what Chinese OEM Coolpad is doing goes beyond bloatware into potentially criminal territory. Palo Alto Networks, the very same research firm that alerted the world to the WireLurker iOS malware last month is now hot on the trails of "CoolReaper" a backdoor software that Coolpad has intentionally installed on millions of its devices, exposing users not just to its own control but possibly to external malicious threats as well.

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Micromax’s Cyanogen-powered YU branded YUreka comes to life

Micromax’s Cyanogen-powered YU branded YUreka comes to life

"The Zeus of phones have arrived!" That is how Micromax is trying to paint the arrival of the first smartphone under its new YU brand. With an almost cringe-worthy name of YUreka, the smartphone exclusive to India is bound to attract the attention of many in the mobile world. Aside from being a new hyped product from one of India's biggest OEMs, YUreka is also the first to bear Cyanogen's mark, at least officially and exclusively, in the country, much to OnePlus' chagrin.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Note Edge camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Note Edge camera

When we first saw the Galaxy Note 4 at a Samsung conference earlier this year, Samsung also showed us the Galaxy Note Edge. At that time, it wasn't entirely apparent - they're said to come with the same cameras. Since then, we've put them to the test. Some devices perform VERY different from one another even though they're supposed to have the same hardware - can Samsung stay true to its word here?

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Blackberry Classic returns, brings old-school charm

Blackberry Classic returns, brings old-school charm

Blackberry is back. Today, the company officially unveils their Classic, an icon in the smartphone world born anew. The updated device takes modern specs and wraps them up in a nice, familiar package geared toward enterprise, though we’re sure some enterprising hipsters will snap them up as well. In keeping things business-like, Blackberry is launching their new (?) device with a bundle of enterprise-focussed apps. There are also two enterprise bundles aimed at letting pros work on the go, but securely access their files via VPN.

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Huawei’s Honor 6 photo samples are stunning

Huawei’s Honor 6 photo samples are stunning

Huawei’s Honor 6 is now available in China, and aside from its very decent spec sheet, there’s one interesting little wrinkle to the Honor 6 we couldn’t quite wrap our heads around. In discussing the device yesterday, it seemed there was a dual-camera setup around back. A duo of 8-megapixel cameras was said to offer variable aperture for photos. That’s a big proclamation, and something we’ve seen with some degree of success before from HTC, but is it the real deal? Newly release camera samples indicate it is.

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India; Xiaomi can sell Qualcomm-based devices, OnePlus banned

India; Xiaomi can sell Qualcomm-based devices, OnePlus banned

Xiaomi has just caught a break in its sudden legal predicament in India now that the country's High Court has ruled that the Chinese manufacturer can keep on selling its devices but with two caveats. Xiaomi can only sell smartphones in India that are running on Qualcomm's mobile chips and it can only do so until January 8, when a new hearing is scheduled. On the other hand, OnePlus has been banned from selling its one and only device due to a Micromax complaint.

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OnePlus One Mini allegedly surfaces in two photos

OnePlus One Mini allegedly surfaces in two photos

OnePlus recently teased on its Google Plus page plans to do something tomorrow -- likely introduce a new device. Ahead of it is a new leak that might clue us in on what to expect: the OnePlus One Mini, or whatever it might be called. Two images have surfaced showing a OnePlus handset with a 5-inch display and white backing, both of them having been posted over on Chinese website Weibo. If this is the device we'll be seeing tomorrow, OnePlus teases: "We've got 10,000".

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HTC Hima in detail: before the fact

HTC Hima in detail: before the fact

The HTC One M8 was a direct descendant of the HTC One M7. Before that, there was the HTC One S and the HTC One X. Before that, there was a whole mess of phones released by the manufacturer with a lot less cohesive a plan than HTC is working with today. Today we've got codename "HTC Hima" to look forward to. What follows are specifications for the 2015 HTC flagship, along with sensible reasons for each specification affirmation. This is what we'll more than likely see on March 1st, 2015.

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