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Do You Have An iPhone 5 With A Broken Power Button? Apple May Fix It...For Free Do You Have An iPhone 5 With A Broken Power Button? Apple May Fix It...For Free

Apple has launched a new program that will replace defective power/sleep/wake buttons on some iPhone 5's. The program went live today in Canada and the U.S. and is set to become available in other countries starting on May 2nd. If...

It's Official: Microsoft Now Owns Nokia's Iconic Phone Business It's Official: Microsoft Now Owns Nokia's Iconic Phone Business

As expected, Nokia announced today that they have completed the sale of their phone business to Microsoft. From now on, that business will be run as a division in Microsoft called the Devices Group. The Lumia, Asha and X series...

Hurry! Amazon's Giving Away Over $40 In Free Music Apps Today, Including Shazam And TuneIn Radio Hurry! Amazon's Giving Away Over $40 In Free Music Apps Today, Including Shazam And TuneIn Radio

Amazon must be feeling generous today. The company has decided to give away an entire bundle of music apps in their Android store. In total, there are 12 apps that are free, totaling to a value of over $40. Notable apps include...

Amazon's Got A Secret Plan To Sell Smartphones, And It Might Forever Change How We Buy Amazon's Got A Secret Plan To Sell Smartphones, And It Might Forever Change How We Buy

BGR has learned from multiple trusted sources that Amazon is planning to offer a unique wireless data plan alongside its first smartphone, which is set to launch in the coming months. Sources who spoke with BGR believe Amazon...

This New Phone Is So Loud It Can Drown Out The Sound Of A Passing Motorcycle This New Phone Is So Loud It Can Drown Out The Sound Of A Passing Motorcycle

Sony today announced a new Android smartphone that's supposedly loud enough to drown out the sound of a passing motorcycle. The Xperia E1 is a single or dual-SIM midrange device aimed at competing in budget market. Aside from...

Sony Launches the Xperia T2 Ultra, a Mid-Range Phablet with 2 SIMs Sony Launches the Xperia T2 Ultra, a Mid-Range Phablet with 2 SIMs

The Xperia T2 Ultra, a mid-range phablet device, has been announced by Sony. It will come with a 6-inch Triluminos touchscreen display at a 720p HD resolution which is powered by the quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor...

A Samsung Galaxy S5 is Coming! Here's What We Know So Far A Samsung Galaxy S5 is Coming! Here's What We Know So Far

Samsung says it will release the much anticipated Galaxy S5 by mid April, according to an interview Bloomberg conducted with Samsung Mobile. Here's what we're hearing so far: It will arrive alongside a new smartwatch The Galaxy...

Make Your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 Faster! Android KitKit Update Now Available Make Your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 Faster! Android KitKit Update Now Available

If you own a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 tablet, Google has a little treat for you today. An upgrade to the latest version of the Android operating system, version 4.4 KitKat, is now available. You can visit your tablet's software...

BlackBerry CEO Could Make $55.6MM if Company Is Sold BlackBerry CEO Could Make $55.6MM if Company Is Sold

BlackBerry has been struggling for the past few years after losing market share to Apple and Android device-makers. Thorsten Heins, who has been running the Canadian company for one-and-a-half year, stands to make $55.6 million...

Better Late Than Never: HTC One on Verizon August 22nd Better Late Than Never: HTC One on Verizon August 22nd

Verizon said it'll be carrying the HTC One starting August 22nd for $199.99 with a new contract. The smartphone has been praised for its high-quality construction and solid performance. However, the announcement by the largest...

Moto X Starts at $199, Lands on AT&T August 23rd Moto X Starts at $199, Lands on AT&T August 23rd

Motorola's Moto X phone will released by the Big Four carriers in the U.S. and solely by Rogers in Canada. AT&T set the ball rolling, confirming that the device will be available starting August 23rd for $199 on a two-year...

Gold, 128GB iPhone 5S Reportedly Coming September Gold, 128GB iPhone 5S Reportedly Coming September

Apple will reportedly offer a gold color and more storage for the upcoming iPhone 5S. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says, "the new model will add a new look, a golden casing, and a new option for larger 128GB storage, to...

Motorola Teases Moto X at U.S. Assembly Line Motorola Teases Moto X at U.S. Assembly Line

Motorola recently posted on Twitter an image of a worker on an assembly line for the highly-anticipated Moto X. Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has previously confirmed the Moto X will be the first smartphone completely assembled...

Thursday's Nokia Lumia 1020 Confirmed by Microsoft Exec Thursday's Nokia Lumia 1020 Confirmed by Microsoft Exec

Nokia has yet to unveil its 41-megapixel PureView Windows Phone, which will be called the Nokia Lumia 1020. But already confirming the device is Microsoft Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore, who recently published photos to his...

BlackBerry Narrows Loss, But Loses 4 Million Subscribers BlackBerry Narrows Loss, But Loses 4 Million Subscribers

BlackBerry, which launched the BB10-running Q10 and Z10 at the end of January, released its results for the first fiscal quarter ended June 1, 2013. Seeing the glass half full, the company reported a loss of $84 million, narrower...

Galaxy Tab 3 Tablets Land in the U.S. July 7th Galaxy Tab 3 Tablets Land in the U.S. July 7th

Samsung announced that three new tablets to its Tab 3 series will arrive in the U.S. on July 7th. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1, are priced at $199, $299 and $399, respectively, at major retailers, including Best Buy, Fry’s...

HP's Slate 21 Combines Android Tablet and Desktop HP's Slate 21 Combines Android Tablet and Desktop

HP unveiled in Beijing the 21.5-inch HP Slate 21 AIO desktop PC, which runs on Android rather than a conventional desktop software. The Slate 21 is one of the first devices to sport Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 4 chipset and features...

ATIV Tab 3, World's Thinnest Windows 8 Tablet, Now Official ATIV Tab 3, World's Thinnest Windows 8 Tablet, Now Official

At its "Premiere" event in London, Samsung unveiled the ATIV Tab 3, which is touted as the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet at only 8.2 mm. The device has powerful innards despite its slim frame and super light (550 gram) body:...

Instagram Rivals Vine with 15-Second Videos Instagram Rivals Vine with 15-Second Videos

Facebook announced the introduction of video support for Instagram. Instagram now allows users to record 15-second videos, choose from 15 filters, and post them within the main feed. The video recording feature is similar to Twitter's...

Newly-Unveiled Ascend P6 Is World's Slimmest But Sheds 4G Newly-Unveiled Ascend P6 Is World's Slimmest But Sheds 4G

Huawei unveiled in London the Ascend P6, which is the world's thinnest at 6.8 millimeters and has a high-resolution 5-MP front-facing camera. The Android-running device features a sleek, metal construction that is a mere 120g...

iOS 7 for iPad Images Released iOS 7 for iPad Images Released

Apple will officially release iOS 7, the next iteration of its mobile platform, this fall. Apple has already distributed a beta version of iOS 7 for the iPhone to developers but has not yet released a version for the iPad. The...

Huawei Ascend P6 "Pre-Orders" Reach 2 Million Huawei Ascend P6 "Pre-Orders" Reach 2 Million

Huawei's Ascend P6 is 6.18 mm thin, making it the world's thinnest smartphone. The Android-running device is lightweight, touts a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, quad-core processor, and a metallic case. The device will be officially...

Nokia Has 'Zoom Reinvented' Event Likely to Unveil the 41-MP EOS Windows Phone Nokia Has 'Zoom Reinvented' Event Likely to Unveil the 41-MP EOS Windows Phone

Nokia has sent invites for a press event in New York City on July 11th. The invite features a magnifying glass with the tagline "Zoom. Reinvented" and an offer to "see more from Nokia" inside the lens, hinting that Nokia's prepping...

Galaxy S4 Active Only on AT&T for $199 Galaxy S4 Active Only on AT&T for $199

The dust and water resistant version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S4 will land in the U.S. exclusively on AT&T starting June 21st. The device will be available for preorder June 14 and will cost $199.99 on a new two-year...

Nokia to Kill Off Symbian This Summer Nokia to Kill Off Symbian This Summer

Nokia will finally stop shipping Symbian-powered handsets this summer. This comes two and a half years after the Finnish handset maker and Microsoft announced an alliance where the Windows Phone operating system would power Nokia...

Facebook Does a Twitter by Bringing Hashtags Facebook Does a Twitter by Bringing Hashtags

Facebook announced that it is bringing hashtags to the social network, now allowing users to organize and filter messages around a single topic or theme. The Mark Zukerberg-led company acknowledged that hashtags have become "a...

Google Buys Crowd-Mapping Service Waze for $1-Bil. Google Buys Crowd-Mapping Service Waze for $1-Bil.

Google confirmed that it has bought traffic and mapping service Waze, beating out Facebook and Apple. Waze has a user base of 47 million members and it uses satellite data from users to generate maps and real-time traffic info....

WWDC 2013: Apple Brings Redesigned iOS 7 WWDC 2013: Apple Brings Redesigned iOS 7

At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced iOS 7, the next iteration of its mobile platform. Dubbed by CEO Tim Cook as "the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone," the new operating system for the iPhone, iPod and...

Samsung Announces Entry-Level Galaxy Ace 3 Samsung Announces Entry-Level Galaxy Ace 3

Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Ace 3, an entry-level addition to the Galaxy family. The device has basic specs: 4-inch (800 x 480) display, front and rear cameras, 1 or 1.2 GHz dual-core processors and 3G and LTE variants....

Google Bans Own Glass Headwear at Shareholders' Meeting Google Bans Own Glass Headwear at Shareholders' Meeting

Amid reports that casinos and other business are banning Google Glass even before its commercial release, Google chief Larry Page says privacy fears about Google Glass will fade as people incorporate the eyewear into their lives....

BlackBerry Messenger to Go Cross-Platform on June 27th BlackBerry Messenger to Go Cross-Platform on June 27th

BlackBerry Messenger will be arriving on iOS and Android on June 27, T-Mobile UK revealed on Twitter. The initial features of BBM for the iPhone and Android devices will be limited to messaging and multi-person chats at launch,...

Fairphone's Ethically Made Handset Hits Pre-Order Goal Fairphone's Ethically Made Handset Hits Pre-Order Goal

Dutch company Fairphone, which has plans to build the world's first ethically sourced handset, has quickly obtained 5,000 pre-orders for its Android handset, giving the start-up sufficient funds to begin production. Fairphone...

Google Shares Nexus Typing Experience to Everyone Google Shares Nexus Typing Experience to Everyone

Owners of non-Nexus devices can now switch to a stock Google Keyboard, the virtual keyboard that Google uses for its own devices. The Google Keyboard app offers all of the same features that were introduced on Android 4.2 Jelly...

ITC Orders Import Ban on Select iPhones and iPads ITC Orders Import Ban on Select iPhones and iPads

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Apple has infringed on one of Samsung's smartphone and tablet-related patents. The agency, which handles trade into and out of the U.S., thus issued ordered a limited exclusion...

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Free and Only on iOS on July 18 Plants vs. Zombies 2 Free and Only on iOS on July 18

Electronic Arts revealed that developer PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time will arrive exclusively for iOS devices on July 18. iPhone and iPad owners will be able to download the app for free although there will be...

Samsung Adds 2 Sizes Plus Intel to Galaxy Tab 3 Range Samsung Adds 2 Sizes Plus Intel to Galaxy Tab 3 Range

Samsung announced two new tablets to its Galaxy Tab 3 range, introducing new 8-inch and 10.1-inch models. Both tablets feature Android 4.2 Jelly Bean alongside a TouchWiz skin, a 1280 x 800 resolution display, and dual-core processors....

Acer Debuts Liquid S1 Phablet Outside the U.S. Acer Debuts Liquid S1 Phablet Outside the U.S.

Acer announced the Liquid S1, its first phablet running on Google's Android operating system. The device will arrive in the third quarter with a 5.7-inch display, and specs, including a quad-core 1.5GHz MediaTek processor. Acer...

HTC One Google Edition Lands on Google Play for $599 HTC One Google Edition Lands on Google Play for $599

HTC has announced HTC One Google Edition and said that the device will be sold for $599 at the Google Play Store starting on June 26. The device will have the innards of the HTC One but won't have the Sense 5 user interface. Like...

Apple's iPod touch Reaches 100 Million Sales Milestone Apple's iPod touch Reaches 100 Million Sales Milestone

Apple on Thursday revealed that its iPod touch portable media player has reached sales of 100 million units since it first came to the market in late 2007. Apple unveiled a new $229 16GB iPod touch on Thursday. Dubbed by many...

Galaxy S4 mini Now Official, Coming in June Galaxy S4 mini Now Official, Coming in June

Banking on the popularity of the Galaxy S4, Samsung is releasing this June a new handset that's packaged as a "mini" version of the five-inch flagship. The Galaxy S4 mini has a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display and, unlike its...

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