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HTC One M8 helps turn a profit (but where next?)

HTC One M8 helps turn a profit (but where next?)

HTC was counting on the One M8 to turn its fortunes around, and it looks like there's been some early movement in that direction, with a shift to profit after sales of the metal-bodied flagship began. HTC recorded a net profit of $92.3m in the April through June period of this year, on revenues of $2.2bn, a sharp turnaround from the losses of the previous quarters.

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Sony Xperia Z3 compact leak: 2.5 GHz, 4.5-inch 720p

Sony Xperia Z3 compact leak: 2.5 GHz, 4.5-inch 720p

Adding to this week's Sony leak, we are now getting what are supposedly the specs for a certain D580x, allegedly the model name for the Sony Xperia Z3 compact. Not the regular one, but the mini variant. Those specs include a Snapdragon 801 and a handy 720p display, details you would commonly hear on high-end specs.

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Project Ara design chief is leaving Google

Project Ara design chief is leaving Google

Project Ara, Google’s new modular smartphone program, has lost its design lead. Dan Makoski, who was in charge of the overall design of the project, is departing google for greener pastures (pun intended, you’ll see why). Makoski was also instrumental in the design for the Moto X, which led the then-Google-owned Motorola back into smartphone prominence.

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Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 teased by Google

Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 teased by Google

With a black background and very little detail to be had, Google has made clear that they’re about to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Google Play Edition colors. This device will be white from the start, readying itself for release right alongside the already-released Google Play Edition HTC One (M8).

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is here: rugged and sensor-laden

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is here: rugged and sensor-laden

The Galaxy S5 family is finally complete. After the premium Galaxy S5 flagship itself, the sturdy Galaxy S5 Active, and the photographic Galaxy K Zoom, now it's the turn of the mini flagship to take center stage. But while the Galaxy S5 mini does give justice to the word, it still boasts of almost the same premium features as its bigger siblings, including IP67 rating, a fingerprint sensor, and even the same perforated skin.

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