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ZTE Grand S pricing and availability revealed, pre-orders start October 5

ZTE Grand S pricing and availability revealed, pre-orders start October 5

ZTE has announced the pricing and availability of its ZTE Grand S handset, which recently received the 2013 iF International Design Award. Starting this coming Saturday, the handset will go up for pre-order on October 5 for $399.99 through various online retailers, with a shipping date not yet mentioned. With the Grand S comes specs similar to the nubia 5, which was unveiled earlier this evening.

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Samsung hits record profits in Q3 estimated earnings

Samsung hits record profits in Q3 estimated earnings

Samsung has revealed its estimated third quarter earnings, showing a record profit that beat analysts estimates. The final numbers won't be in until later this month, but the preliminary numbers show that the operating profit will fall between 9.9 trillion won and 10.3 trillion won, while the sales numbers are higher at 58 trillion won to 60 trillion won.

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Nexus 5 reportedly launching last week of October with specs akin to iPhone 5s

Nexus 5 reportedly launching last week of October with specs akin to iPhone 5s

The much-anticipated Nexus 5 has surfaced in a variety of leaks, including benchmarks and a video. Last month, it was tipped by DigiTimes that the LG handset would be launching on October 14, which was a reasonable date. The folks over at Tech Radar has spoken to a source that says it will be a bit later than that, however, arriving in the last week of this month with specs akin to the iPhone 5s.

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iPhone 5s motion sensor reading problems surface

iPhone 5s motion sensor reading problems surface

There have been grumbles in the Applesphere since the iPhone 5s launch from some owners who have experienced problems with the handset's onboard motion sensors, including the gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. To test the nature of the complaints, the folks over at Gizmodo broke out a leveling tool and compass, among other things, revealing that something is indeed off with some of Apple's phones.

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LG Gate enterprise platform unveiled for the BYOD workplace

LG Gate enterprise platform unveiled for the BYOD workplace

Bring your own device, more commonly referred to as BYOD, has become a popular system at many workplaces, but along with its benefits, it also brings its own troubles, something many have offered various solutions for. LG has joined these ranks, today unveiling its LG Gate, an enterprise-level platform for businesses aimed specifically at BYOD needs, aiming to both enhance and simplify security.

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iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c now available from Virgin Mobile

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c now available from Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile made it known late last month that it would be offering the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on October 1, and a quick look at the carrier's website shows that everything has gone according to schedule. Pricing wasn't described at the time, however, leaving the topic open for speculation based on how the company priced the iPhone 5. Because of the lack of contract subsidization, buyers will be forking over a fair bit of cash, but less than Apple is charging.

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