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Blackberry Z30 to arrive at Verizon in November

Blackberry Z30 to arrive at Verizon in November

Blackberry introduced its new Z30 smartphone back in September, and starting next month enthusiasts will be able to grab it exclusively from Verizon. With the handset comes a 5-inch HD display, as well as options for those who want to go with monthly device payments over a typical two-year contract. Verizon doesn't specify what day it will launch on, but we've the rest of the details after the jump.

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LG G Flex announced, claims self-healing properties

LG G Flex announced, claims self-healing properties

LG has officially released specs for G Flex, the company's long-rumored curved-screen smartphone. The phone is curved along the horizontal axis, features an unusual lockscreen with direct-to-app pinching, and in an homage to X-Men's Wolverine "self-heals" scratches in its outer casing. The phone joins Samsung's Galaxy Round among the first curved-screen smartphones that will reach consumers.

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Sony Xperia Z1S and Xperia Tianchi rumored for November 12 launch

Sony Xperia Z1S and Xperia Tianchi rumored for November 12 launch

Word has it that Sony is preparing a media event in Shanghai next month, something that is expected to be the unveiling point for two new Xperia handsets, the Xperia Z1S and the Xperia Tianchi. Though nothing is official yet, the phones are likely heading to China first, after which point their other destinations -- if any are planned -- are unknown. More information will likely surface in the coming weeks, but until then, we have some specs on both phones after the jump.

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iPhone 5s confirmed fastest phone in independent ranking test

iPhone 5s confirmed fastest phone in independent ranking test

The iPhone 5s beat out the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Which? magazine's latest independent speed test of top-performing smartphones. Using a phone simulation program called Geekbench, the test found that the iPhone outperformed the competition in both single-core and multi-core performance benchmarks. Notably, the S4 slipped to third place after having scored top honors in June of this year.

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