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Reasons why Google’s Pixel 2 could be the best phone ever

Reasons why Google’s Pixel 2 could be the best phone ever

As we’re busy heaping praise on the Google Pixel, one interesting factoid has come out that suggest what Google does next might really blow the iPhone away. It’s not new camera features; many would argue that’s not necessary anyway. It’s also now a new processor, though we’re entirely sure that’s coming as well. Next time, it’ll be all about partnerships and how much time Google has to focus in on how to build what could be the best phone ever, hands down.

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HTC Bolt launched with 3×20 MHz carrier aggregation support, no headphone jack

HTC Bolt launched with 3×20 MHz carrier aggregation support, no headphone jack

Sprint has announced that it has landed a new smartphone for customers to choose that is the fastest device Sprint offers on its network. The smartphone is called the HTC Bolt and the big feature of the device is that it is built for the speedy Sprint LTE Plus network and supports 3x20 MHz Carrier Aggregation. Support for that network comes thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon X10 LTE modem.

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TAPS touchscreen sticker lets any gloves work with any screen

TAPS touchscreen sticker lets any gloves work with any screen

Winter is here in much of the world and that means it's glove weather. The catch with gloves is that many of them won't work with your touchscreen device leaving you having to pull off a glove in the cold before you can answer a call or use your smartphone. TAPS touchscreen Sticker with Touch ID promises to allow you to use any glove with any touchscreen device.

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AT&T GoPhone offers users more LTE data for the same money

AT&T GoPhone offers users more LTE data for the same money

AT&T has announced a special deal that kicks off Friday for GoPhone customers. AT&T wants to celebrate the holidays by offering GoPhone subscribers who renew their current $40 and $55 monthly plans get more data without the use needing to do anything. The $55 monthly plan after AutoPay discount will now get 8GB of high-speed data. The $40 monthly plan with AutoPay will now get 4GB of LTE data. Both of those numbers are 33% increases compared to previous data allotments.

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Galaxy S8 screen tipped to grow to lure Note 7 users

Galaxy S8 screen tipped to grow to lure Note 7 users

A new rumor is making the rounds that claims Samsung is set to enlarge the screen of the Galaxy S8 smartphone in an effort to lure the customers who are considering going somewhere else for a big screen phablet back to the Samsung fold after the Galaxy Note 7 failure. This would dovetail nicely with the rumors from earlier this month that the Galaxy S8 would get a body that was 90% covered by the screen. This new rumor started with a report from a South Korean news outlet called The Bell.

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iPhone 8’s “one more thing” may be a 3rd phone

iPhone 8’s “one more thing” may be a 3rd phone

Apple is said to be planning something big for the release of iPhone 8, and one possibility is the addition of a third phone to the lineup. For a few years now, Apple has released two new iPhones each year (ignoring the one-off release of the iPhone SE), but that could change next year. In addition to the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models we've had since the iPhone 6, Apple may be looking to release a 5-inch iPhone 8.

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Huawei Mate 9 hardware details revealed

Huawei Mate 9 hardware details revealed

The Huawei Mate 9 is here, and it's arriving in two different forms. Huawei CEO Richard Yu announced the standard Mate 9 today, which is co-designed by Leica, along with a limited edition Mate 9 that features Porsche Design branding. While both phones sport the Mate 9 name, there are actually quite a few differences between the two devices.

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Huawei Mate 9 revealed with designs from Porsche and Leica

Huawei Mate 9 revealed with designs from Porsche and Leica

We're live at Huawei Mobile Deustchland's product reveal event in Munich, and as expected, the company has revealed its new Mate 9. There are two Huawei Mate 9s being presented today, and each one represents a partnership with a different company. Huawei is partnering with Porsche Design for one Mate 9, while the second handset introduced today is being co-developed by Leica.

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Galaxy S8 trademark filing suggests AI assistant named Bixby

Galaxy S8 trademark filing suggests AI assistant named Bixby

Rumors about the Galaxy S8 have been coming in at a pretty steady clip these days, but most of them have to do with hardware. We're hearing new rumors today, but instead of focusing on the internals, this one is focused on the phone's AI assistant. More specifically, we might have a name for the intelligent assistant that is said to be loaded on the phone.

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Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge confirmed for US release [Updated]

Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge confirmed for US release [Updated]

Well that was quick: after announcing the Galaxy S7 Edge in Blue Coral for Singapore, Samsung has confirmed its release in the US. This confirmation comes just a few days after the new variant was originally announced. Even better is that the Coral Blue model, which brings the Galaxy S7 Edge up to six color options, is launching today in regions around the world.

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Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 smartphone will land on T-Mobile for $469

Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 smartphone will land on T-Mobile for $469

T-Mobile has a new smartphone for folks who like Windows 10 devices to check out called the Alcatel Idol 4S. The device will launch the T-Mobile network on November 10 and will sell unlocked and with no contract for $469.99. The device has nice hardware inside for the money packing a Snapdragon 820 quad core processor.

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Meizu M5 gets official with 5.2-inch screen and 3GB of RAM

Meizu M5 gets official with 5.2-inch screen and 3GB of RAM

Meizu has officially unveiled a new smartphone called the M5 and it looks to be a decent device. The M5 is a budget offering packing in a 5.2-inch screen with HD resolution covered by 2.5D curved glass. The chipset running the show is a MediaTek MT6750 unit.

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