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Andi Sykes

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

Next iPad coming April, iPhone 5S as soon as August

Sources close to Apple suggest the iPhone 5S and iPad 5 could be revealed in only a matter of months. Are you ready for the next generation of iDevices?

Ultrapixel Camera Could Make its Way on to Mid-Range HTC Phones

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Could HTC's Ultrapixel technology make it's way in to mid-range phones? HTC seems to suggest this will happen down the road.

Windows Phone Update Hinted at in Microsoft Job Posting

A recent job posting at Microsoft hints at a major Windows Phone updated for the holidays this year. Could this be Windows Phone Blue?

Samsung Galaxy S4 Renders Revealed to be Bogus

Purported Samsung Galaxy S4 renders turn out to be website renders from French phone reseller Expansys.

Samsung gets a $450 Million Dropped from Apple Patent Battle

Samsung will be breathing a sigh of relief, as Judge Lucy Koh has amended the $1 Billion figure it has been ordered to pay Apple.

China planes to grow broadband coverage by 70%

China plans to introduce 180,000 addition 3G base stations to bring broadband connectivity to rural Chinese schools and villages.

Samsung Wallet Takes on Google and Apple’s Mobile Payment Apps

The new Samsung Wallet app may look like a good idea on the surface, but do we really need a payment app that will complete with Google Wallet?

Japan’s Blackjack Dealing Robot Shows Off the Future Of Gambling

Do you own a busy gambling den and/or casino? Are your staff taking unnecessary "bathroom, breaks", taking winnings for themselves or cheating the system?...

Samsung not interested in Firefox OS

Samsung have announced that they are not interested in making a Firefox OS phone, and are backing Tizen with everything they've got.

ZTE V98 Window’s 8 Tablet is Pretty Impressive

ZTE have unveiled their first Windows 8 slate. Named the ZTE V98, it packs an Intel Atom CPU, 10.1-inch display and looks rather good!

Boost your iPhone 5 battery by 1,700mAh with the Mophie Juice...

Smart-phones are always getting thinner, faster and better equipped cameras, but what about batteries? With every process upgrade, and increase in RAM, there is...

Alleged iPad 5 case suggest iPad Mini style redesign

Purported iPad 5 case suggests an iPad Mini inspired redesign is in strore for the 9.7-inch Apple tablet.

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip prototype tablet at MWC

Back at CES, Samsung announced an all new version of the Exynos processor called the Exynos 5 Octa. Simply put, the 5 Octa is...

Lenovo Going After the Nexus 7 with 3 New Budget Tablets

Lenovo have announced 3 new Android tablets at MWC 2013 with aggressive pricing and impressive hardware.

Are these the Samsung Galaxy S4 Specifications?

Leaked specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S4 suggest that Samsung isn't going with the Exynos 5, instead using a Qualcomm processor.

YouTube App Code backs-up Pay-To-View rumours

Code in the recently updated YouTube App suggest YouTube's rumored Pay-To-View service is coming soon.

Samsung Tizen OS phone coming July?

If the latest rumors are correct then Tizen could be set to announce the first Samsung-made Tizen OS phone at MWC this week.

Knock-off “Samsung Galaxy Note 3” on sale in China

How can a Chinese phone manufacturer produce a clone of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 when it hasn't been launched yet? In fact is...

Apple Accounted for 19.9% of U.S Technology Sales Last Year

Apple managed to pull in over 2% more from U.S technology sales last year despite a down turn in total consumer tech sales.

Acer announce Liquid Z2 budget Jelly Bean smartphone

It's nice to read about top-of-the-range flagship smartphones with quad-core this and ultra-pixel that, unfortunately we can't all afford those super phones and some of us need a budget smartphone phone as our daily runner.

Google Retail Stores to Open by the End of the Year?

Google has their fingers in many pies, but there might be just enough room for one more in form of physical retail stores. Rumors originally appeared...

Sony Xperia Z Already Rooted

The Sony Xperia Z might not have made it in to every customers hands just yet, but that hasn't prevented the phone being rooted!

Next Galaxy product will be a Smartwatch?

Are Samsung working on a Galaxy Smartwatch? A new rumor indicates that they are and that it will be called the Galaxy Altius.

‘Back to the Future II’ Hoverboard Up for Grabs On eBay

Do you have $13,000 burning a hole in your pocket, or are you in need of the ultimate belated Valentines gift? If so head over...

Most U.S Customers satisfied with Motorola Atrix HD, not iPhone 5...

With the sheer number of U.S customers buying iPhone 5's and Samsung Galaxy S3 phones, you would probably think that they were also the...

HTC One, aka M7, rendering leaked

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More alleged leaked renderings appear. Is this Blackberry Z10 looking device really the new HTC One?

HTC M7 will officially be name the HTC One

Notoriously accurate Twitter tipster, @Evleaks is reporting that HTC will be renaming the M7 as simply the HTC One one the phone is finally...

Eric Schmidt plans to sell 42% stake in Google during 2013

A new report indicates that Google boss Eric Schmidt plans to sell 3.2 million Google shares worth $2.5bn over the course of 2013.

Nokia Lumia 1000 Spotted on List at China Mobile

Could Chinese Nokia fans be in store for the Nokia Lumia 1000 flagship launch? A listing for this unheard of handset has now been spotted at China Mobile.

Apple Fans are Slacking Off According to Consumer Loyalty Index

If I was to write "Apple sucks" at the start of this very article it would be ridiculous for me to believe there wasn't...

Ouya Android Game Console to Get Yearly Hardware Updates

Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman has announced the Ouya will receive yearly hardware updates, as a break from the traditional console lifecycle of about 5+ years.

Microsoft and Huawei Take On the African Smartphone Market

It looks like Microsoft and Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei are gearing up to release a new smartphone for the African market. The Huawei 4Africa phone...

Apple “iPhablet” to make an appearance in 2014?

Apple is quickly being left behind in the smartphone market due to their continued use of smaller screens, but does this mean that a...

Huawei Ascend P2 caught on camera! Could be sporting an 8...

Purported photos of the Huawei Ascend P2 have turned up on tech site Gizchina, along with details of a possible 8-core processor and estimated...

Is Google working on Google+ Based iMessage rival?

Reports over at Android Central are suggesting that Google could be working on their very own integrated messaging application. The rumors stem from a screenshot taken...

Surprise, Surprise: Next iPhone to Look the Same as Current iPhone...

Analysts claim that trends in Apples stock performance and spending suggestion the next iPhone will be an iPhone 5S with minor changes in the outside looks.

Huawei Ascend P2 Mini Expected at MWC

Huawei are tipped to have another phone up their sleeves for MWC in the shape of a 4-inch Huawei Ascend Mini P2.

Google Doubles the Number of Schools Using Chromebooks in Just 3...

Google have just announced that there are now over 2000 schools worldwide using their Chromebook line and other Chrome OS-based devices for education.

ZTE Grand Memo is a super-sized Grand S

Rather than waiting for MWC, Chinese phone maker ZTE have jumped the gun and announced the all new 5.7-inch ZTE Grand Memo.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with 2560×1600 in the works?

Leaked benchmarks point at a possible 2560 x 1600 resolution on the flagship model of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet, alongside two other models.

Huawei Takes a Stab at Your Living Room with the MediaQ...

Huawei aren't content with just the Android phone market and now want a space in our living rooms with the Huawei MediaQ M310.

NEC Medias W is a Dual-screen, Folding Smartphone

It's taken more than a year, but the dual-screen NEC Medias W folding Android phone has been launched in Japan.

Google confirms solving Nexus supply is a main priority

Google's Larry Page has confirmed that he is planning to make Nexus 4 and 10 supply shortages a main priority.

Apple celebrating Chinese New Year across Asia with “Red Friday”

Apple are holding a special "Red Friday" celebration across China this Friday for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

Micormax Canvas boasts quad-core and 5-inch display for just $279

Micromax has just made headlines with their new 5-inch, quad-core phone, which they will be selling at the unbelievable low $279.

LG Enters the 5-inch Fold with the Optimus G Pro

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There is no denying that 5-inch quad-core phones are THE item to have in any manufacturers line up. From HTC to ZTE each company has something for the larger display lover out there, and that now includes LG.

Samsung is Working on a 5.8-inch Phablet

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been out for sometime now, but seems as though the Korean phone maker is working on a new whopper with a 5.8-inch screen size.

HTC M7 Design Leaked via Rendering

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The HTC M7 is one of the most anticipated upcoming phones, and one we hope to see at MWC next month, but if you can't hold on that long to see what the new phone looks like then take a look at this leaked rendering.

ZTE U956 Budget-Oriented Smartphone Boasts 5-inch Display and Quad-core Chip

ZTE had a strong presence at CES recently, and showed off some great flagship phones, but nothing you could call low-cost or affordable. That isn't to say ZTE has stopped making high quality affordable smartphones, as they haven't and the ZTE U965 is proof of that.

Cellular iPad mini and 4th-gen iPad arriving in China on Friday

China is always a few months behind the rest of the world with Apple releases. The Wi-Fi versions of the iPad mini and 4th-gen...