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The Apple vs Samsung iPhone-copying lawsuit is finally over

The Apple vs Samsung iPhone-copying lawsuit is finally over

The Apple vs Samsung legal battle that has spanned seven years and numerous courtroom showdowns is finally over. The two companies - which had each claimed and counter-claimed that the other had infringed on design patents with their smartphones and tablets - agreed to drop the case, according to a newly-filed document today.

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Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

This week we're having a peek at the upcoming Nokia 9, a device that's most certainly going to be more exciting than the other Nokia number phones - right? We can only hope. To become more exciting than the other phones they've released over the past couple years, Nokia is rumored to be bringing on technology that the brings heat to Apple and Samsung's feet - the likes of which we've only yet seen in China.

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Apple probably making more fabric-wearing devices

Apple probably making more fabric-wearing devices

In a set of product drawings made by Apple we've seen what could very well be the future of the brand's smart devices collection - conceptually, anyway. The drawings come from a patent description packet by the name of "Structured Fabrics for Electronic Devices," and it was first filed in February of 2018 with the USPTO. In Apple patent filing terms, that's CRAZY recent - generally we see patent filing dates YEARS before the publication date - here that's just not so.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveal confirmed for August 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveal confirmed for August 9

Samsung has announced the date for its next Galaxy Unpacked event, where we're expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 make its big debut. The company has sent out invitations to Galaxy Unpacked 2018 in Brooklyn, New York, on August 9.

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BlackBerry KEY2 Review: Growing keys, shrinking audience

BlackBerry KEY2 Review: Growing keys, shrinking audience

If we're giving out awards for smartphone dedication in the face of modernity, the BlackBerry KEY2 should probably get a spot on the podium. TCL's 2018 flagship continues to obstinately buck the trend for full-touch, refining its physical keyboard and still promising a compelling trifecta of QWERTY, security, and reliability. At $649.99, though, are the KEY2's grudging acknowledgements of dual-camera technology enough to make this particular BlackBerry sufficiently juicy?

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Snapdragon 632, 439, 429 push the mid-range with AI, dual cameras

Snapdragon 632, 439, 429 push the mid-range with AI, dual cameras

There are a few trends in the smartphone market that are trickling down from the expensive, high-end flagships to the affordable mid-range ones. But while bezel-less screens, notched or not, are more dependent on component suppliers, features like AI and support for dual cameras require support in the mobile processor itself. That’s why Qualcomm is launching the new Snapdragon 632, 439, and 429 “mobile platforms” to help mid-tier devices catch up with their more expensive counterparts in features.

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Gemini PDA gives Jolla’s Sailfish OS a second chance

Gemini PDA gives Jolla’s Sailfish OS a second chance

What do Planet Computers’ Gemini PDA and Jolla’s Sailfish OS have in common? They’re both remnants of a past once thought very, very dead but have now come back to life. It is almost fitting, then, that the two have joined forces to bring a new kind of hardware and software experience never seen before: a smartphone-centric Sailfish OS running on a PDA phone.

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Kuo: LCD iPhone in September, iPad Pro with Face ID

Kuo: LCD iPhone in September, iPad Pro with Face ID

He may no longer be associated with KGI Securities (now working at TF International Securities), but Ming-Chi Kuo continues to do what he does best: predicting Apple’s next steps Given his track record, plus confirmation from other sources, his word is almost as good as gold. So when he notes that the 2018 LCD iPhone is not only real but also arriving in time for a September launch, you can almost count on it to happen just like that.

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OPPO Find X: you can’t have it either

OPPO Find X: you can’t have it either

It may sound ironic, but you won’t find the OPPO Find X in the US, no matter how hard you look. Although OPPO has not always snubbed the market the way Xiaomi continues to do, it doesn’t make all of its smartphones available in the US, even through retailers. That may be the case for the OPPO Find X, which means that none of “sliding camera” smartphones will have a presence in the US, which could reduce the influence of these unorthodox anti-notch solutions.

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Galaxy Note 9 S Pen: Fans obsess over new details

Galaxy Note 9 S Pen: Fans obsess over new details

Apparently the Galaxy Note 9 is coming with a new S Pen, one that's advanced beyond the past several generations of the smartphone. It's not 100% clear what'll be going on here, but we've had a couple chats with insiders (who shall remain anonymous) who've given us a couple clues as to the nature of this upgrade. We're fairly confident now that this new S Pen in the Galaxy Note 9 will have its own battery, and that it'll be charged whilst docked in the Note.

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Apple will confuse your wallet in 2018

Apple will confuse your wallet in 2018

Today we're going to make sense of moves predicted for Apple in the year 2018 with special regard for the iPhone X and your wallet. In the year 2017, headlines that dominated Apple's iPhone event of the year centered on the price of the iPhone X. It was surprising to find an iPhone cost more than the top-tier devices of the past several years. In 2018, Apple may appear to pull a fast one with iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, much like they did with the newest version of the iPad.

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LG V40 reportedly goes off the deep end with five cameras

LG V40 reportedly goes off the deep end with five cameras

LG might have some big plans for the V40, as least as far as the phone's cameras are concerned. The V40 is likely still a while out from release, but a new report today is shedding a lot of light on the device. Specifically, the report claims that the V40 will be outfitted with a whopping five cameras.

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