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AT&T SVP defends “5G E” label with non-answers

AT&T SVP defends “5G E” label with non-answers

5G is the buzzword of 2019, especially among carriers, who can be pretty aggressive when it comes to marketing. Case in point is AT&T, which is getting a lot of flak for its “5G E” label on certain smartphones. Other carriers have, unsurprisingly, called foul over AT&T’s misleading marketing (which may actually have to do with the fact that it had blindsided them). But, of course, AT&T is sticking to its guns (unless forced by some regulatory body) and is defending its move as something that makes absolutely perfect sense, even when it might not.

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Galaxy S10 Lite will be called Galaxy S10 E, sources say

Galaxy S10 Lite will be called Galaxy S10 E, sources say

What’s in a name? When it comes to smartphone models, not much really. In fact, sometimes they can be sources of confusion more than identifying marks. Especially when you have more than two devices sharing that same base name. Take, for example, Samsung’s expected trio of Galaxy S10 smartphones. Apparently, the smallest and cheapest of the three won’t be called the Galaxy S10 Lite but, for some reason only Samsung probably understands, it will be marketed as the Galaxy S10 E.

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Samsung foldable phone details leak from secret CES 2019 demo

Samsung foldable phone details leak from secret CES 2019 demo

Samsung's foldable smartphone may not have been on show at CES 2019 this week, but it reportedly did get a sneaky preview to a few lucky people - some of whom have now spilled details on the AMOLED clamshell. The as-yet unnamed folding phone, which could launch as the Samsung Galaxy Fold, was previewed by the company in late 2018.

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A 5G Galaxy S10 could hurt – not help – Samsung

A 5G Galaxy S10 could hurt – not help – Samsung

Samsung needs a big hit with the Galaxy S10 in 2019, but while 5G seems like an obvious lure for impatient upgraders, the fledgling next-gen network technology might end up harming more than helping. The Galaxy S10 went, unsurprisingly, unmentioned during Samsung's CES 2019 keynote this week, though the carrier did discuss its 5G plans.

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Lenovo Smart Tabs let you take Amazon Alexa anywhere you go

Lenovo Smart Tabs let you take Amazon Alexa anywhere you go

Amazon’s Alexa assistant is great and all but most of her incarnations come in a faceless speaker that stays either rooted on the spot on in your home. Those are great for use at home and nothing more. What if you wanted something that can be used anywhere on the go? Either you hope to get your hands on an Android phone with Alexa built-in or get your hands on Lenovo’s new Smart Tabs. Part Android tablet and part Amazon Echo Show, the Lenovo Smart Tab P10 and Smart Tab M10 lets you enjoy the best of both worlds, whether you’re at home or on the road.

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Samsung Bixby will soon control Google apps, 5G phone in the first half of 2019

Samsung Bixby will soon control Google apps, 5G phone in the first half of 2019

Samsung’s Bixby AI-powered assistant is one of those great ideas that the Korean manufacturer had that was executed so terribly it might be beyond salvaging. Of course, Samsung is all in on it, at least for now, and its latest press event at CES 2019 shows it. Not only did it announce that Bixby will be expanding to more products, including Digital Cockpits and robotics, it also made the surprising revelation that Google is jumping onboard as well.

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Sony MASTER Series 8K Z9G, 4K A9G TVs bring beauty and brains in one package

Sony MASTER Series 8K Z9G, 4K A9G TVs bring beauty and brains in one package

While smartphone makers are now obsessed with thinning bezels and notches, TV makers are still pushing for higher and higher resolutions. The market now tops at 8K, even when video content is still coming to terms with 4K. That might not matter though, because thanks to the Picture Processor X1 Ultimate in Sony’s MASTER series of TVs, content is promised to look crisp and clear in the Z9G’s 8K or the A9G’s 4K, even if they weren’t made for such large screens.

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Sony XAV-AX7000 car receiver flaunts a fancier, more ergonomic look

Sony XAV-AX7000 car receiver flaunts a fancier, more ergonomic look

Cars are getting smarter but most of them require you to actually buy a new car. Not so, says Sony. All you really need is its new XAV-AX7000 CAR AV Receiver, presuming you can install a new head unit into your car, and you can pretty much get thee basic conveniences of having your smartphone displayed on your dash. And better yet, it’s good looking as well and even has a dedicated button for your voice assistant needs.

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nubia Red Magic Mars gaming phone is coming to the US after all

nubia Red Magic Mars gaming phone is coming to the US after all

A lot of innovations in the smartphone space are either being made in China or at least sold only there. From dual screen phones to quadruple cameras to insane gaming phones, other markets are often left wondering what could have been. Fortunately, some companies are less affected by some political or economic wars. nubia, once a ZTE subsidiary, is one such Chinese company and it has just announced some good news for Android gamers. It is bringing its latest Red Magic Mars gaming smartphone to the US. And even better, it will have a price tag to die for.

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Galaxy S10 renders show Samsung’s upcoming flagship in stunning detail

Galaxy S10 renders show Samsung’s upcoming flagship in stunning detail

Samsung's official Galaxy S10 launch is closing in and all signs point toward it being an exciting one. Numerous leaks have revealed unofficial details about the handset, which is expected to bring some exciting changes compared to the company's lackluster 2018 arrivals. Among other things, existing leaks point toward dual front cameras, four rear cameras, and several different variations.

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Google Assistant closes in on a massive milestone

Google Assistant closes in on a massive milestone

Today, Google has decided to celebrate a big milestone a little early. According to the big G, Google Assistant will soon be on one billion devices around the world. It isn't there quite yet, but Google anticipates that it will be by the end of this month.

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Huawei MediaPad M5 lite hands-on: iPad gets a stylish foe

Huawei MediaPad M5 lite hands-on: iPad gets a stylish foe

Android tablets may have fallen into the shadow of their Chrome OS siblings, but Huawei isn't giving up on the segment as the MediaPad M5 lite demonstrates. Launching at CES 2019 this week, the 10.1-inch iPad rival promises to be not only finger-friendly but go further still, with a bundled digital stylus.

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