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Andi Sykes

Andi Sykes it the founder of Gizchina.com. When he isn't writing about gadgets he is usually found in one of the many "phone cities" dotted around China.

BlackBerry officially unveils the low-cost Q5

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Blackberry are looking to cash-in with their new low-cost Qwerty smartphone. The Blackberry Q5 was unveiled by CEO Thorsten Heins on Tuesday in Orlando. The Q5 features a trademark Blackberry QWERY keyboard, along with a 3.1-inch touch screen, but that’s about all we know about the entry-level handset from a hardware point of view. Blackberry have announced that the Q5 will ...

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Sony Xperia S39h Leaked, but Headed to China Only

sony xperia s39h

The Sony range of Xperia phones will soon be joined by a new budget minded device, if these leaked photos and rumored specifications are found to be genuine. According to the leak, the S39h will be a 4.3-inch 720p Android phone, and will go on sale in China to compete in the fiercely competitive smartphone market. A full specification sheet hasn’t been ...

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Sony Team Up with the University of Nottingham to Treat Lazy Eye

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Researchers at Nottingham University are planning to combat lazy eye in Children with adapted Sony Playstation 3 games and special shutter glasses.

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Popcap finally releasing ‘Plants vs. Zobmies 2: It’s About Time’

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Game developer PopCap have announced that long awaited Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be released this July.

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Blackberry R10 is a budget Q10 with promising specs

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More leaked photos along with purported specs hint at an entry-level QWERTY Blackberry R10 launch next week, essentially a cheaper variant of the Q10.

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Apple’s Tablet Market Share Slips, Samsung on the Rise

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After holding the crown for so long, Apple is now slipping in the tablet market, while Samsung, Asus, Amazon and other Android tablet makers catch up.

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Xbox 720 Might Not Necessarily Require Always-On Connection

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The latest rumors claim the Xbox 720 won't need a constant internet connection to play games and could feature DVR like recording features as well.

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Snapdragon 800 production to being in May

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Qualcomm announced today in Beijing that the Snapdragon 800 will go in to production from late May, ZTE are rumoured to be the first phone brand to use it.

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Samsung Developing Thought Controlled Mobile Devices

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Samsung are working with researchers in Texas to create a working interface for future thought controlled mobile devices.

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Windows 8.1 could let PC’s boot directly to desktop

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Source code found in Windows 8.1 Blue hints at a new feature to allow users to boot directly to the desktop, as opposed to booting directly into the new UI.

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Napster.FM to Bring Free Music Streaming to the Masses

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Remember in the good old day’s of dial-up Internet connections? When the Internet was booming and music piracy went by the name of Napster? Sadly those day’s are behind us and Napster is no longer with us, but a new music streaming site has turned up which offers us similar features. While Napster would allow us to search for a ...

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iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S and Budget iPhone Delayed (Rumor)

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Today’s big Apple news is that 3 of their most anticipated products have been delayed due to various technical reasons. Well delayed might not be the correct term as launch dates for the iPhone 5S, iPad mini 2 and budget iPhone haven’t even been announced. Still, industry analysts are claiming that Apple have ran in to issues with the new ...

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Google in hot water with the EU over Android

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Google are facing anti-trust allegations from French group Fairsearch over the use of Google apps in Android.

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Redesigned Google Play and Babel leaks turn up

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It’s no secret that Google is working on unifying it’s chat and message services in to something called Babel, and the Play Store could really do with a spit and shine, so it’s hardly surprising to see leaks appearing online showing both. Starting with Babel, some users are claiming that a message appears when deleting certain messages in Gmail. The ...

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Google looking to buy WhatsApp for $1B

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A quick check of the calendar confirms that we are well past April 1st for this Google/WhatsApp Rumour to be an April Fools! So what exactly is going on? According to sources close to WhatsApp, Google has approached the team to sell the popular all in one messaging service to the search giant, however WhatsApp are holding out until the ...

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