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Samsung reveals the UK release date for the Galaxy Note 4

Yesterday we revealed that it is possible to pre-order the Galaxy Note 4 right now and it indicated that the Galaxy note 4 would be released around the 13th October. Today Samsung has revealed an exact release date for the upcoming phone, it will actually be getting released in the UK on the 10th October. That is excellent…

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Tom PritchardSamsung reveals the UK release date for the Galaxy Note 4
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AirVR makes virtual reality extra ridiculous by strapping an iPad to your face

Virtual reality is really kicking off, what with the Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift available for anyone to buy. Now you might think that VR is pretty silly looking, and it can be to some. It's nowhere near as silly as the AirVR, however, which literally straps an iPad Mini to your face.…

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Tom PritchardAirVR makes virtual reality extra ridiculous by strapping an iPad to your face
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Samsung’s next budget phone is yet another selfie machine

Phone manufacturers are really trying to jump onto the selfie bandwagon, first Microsoft and Sony and now Samsung is apparently releasing its own selfie machine in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. It's popped up on retail listings, on government documents, and now Thegioididong has reportedly got its hands on the unannounced phone and…

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Tom PritchardSamsung’s next budget phone is yet another selfie machine
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Motorola is opening a UK based store to sell you the Moto G

Despite Motorola being an incredibly popular phone brand in this country, with countless models on sale here over the decades, Motorola has never really bothered with the whole 'selling to the customer directly' thing that all the other phone companies do. That's about to change, however, as Motorola is finally ready to start selling phones…

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Tom PritchardMotorola is opening a UK based store to sell you the Moto G
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Apple sold four million iPhone 6 pre-orders in 24 hours

Apple ha a tendency to break pre-order records whenever it announces a new iPhone, and this year has been no exception. According to Apple it actually managed to sell over four million individual iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones within a 24 hour period. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement "Pre-orders for iPhone…

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Tom PritchardApple sold four million iPhone 6 pre-orders in 24 hours
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This is the first Windows Phone with ‘Windows’ branding

We've heard the rumours that Microsoft is ditching the Windows Phone brand in favour of something simpler, and while we saw a so-called 'Microsoft' branded phone last week this is our first glimpse and a 'Windows' branded phone. The pictures have appeared thanks to an unlinked microsite of Microsoft's official website, which displays text informing readers…

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Tom PritchardThis is the first Windows Phone with ‘Windows’ branding
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People don’t want Microsoft phones, asks Microsoft to use the ‘Lumia’ name instead

Yesterday we heard that Microsoft might be ditching the Nokia brand name on its future smartphone offerings, presumably in favour of the 'Lumia' moniker instead. Well leaked photos have put that assumption into doubt, and people aren't particularly happy about it. What do you think of when you hear the name Microsoft? Bill Gates, Windows…

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Tom PritchardPeople don’t want Microsoft phones, asks Microsoft to use the ‘Lumia’ name instead
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Monitor company Hannspree set to release its first smartphone

Today Hannspree has announced that it is expanding it's selection of mobile devices by releasing its very first smartphone alongside new a new tablet PC. The new smartphone will come with a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.7GHz Octa-core processor, 1GB or RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-2MP dual camera, and runs on Android 4.4…

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Tom PritchardMonitor company Hannspree set to release its first smartphone
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Tesco has abandoned the Hudl smartphone

Back in May Tesco announced that it would be following up its well received Hudl tablet with a Hudl smartphone, one that was supposed to be comparable with the Samsung Galaxy S5. Sadly Robin Terrell, Tesco's multichannel director, has revealed that plans for the Hudl smartphone have been put on hold, perhaps indefinitely. In a…

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Tom PritchardTesco has abandoned the Hudl smartphone
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Mobile rumours: Nexus 5 2014, a Galaxy Alpha follow-up?

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile…

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Tom PritchardMobile rumours: Nexus 5 2014, a Galaxy Alpha follow-up?
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Apparently this is the upcoming BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry were surprisingly quiet about their upcoming mobile offerings during IFA, which was a bit of a surprise considering they do still have plans to release smartphones in the future. But as the mobile world is, this information gets leaked sooner or later, and pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Classic smartphone. Coming from China's Weibo forums,…

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Tom PritchardApparently this is the upcoming BlackBerry Classic
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How you can buy the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

We saw the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact officially unveiled at IFA last week, but Sony was notoriously tight-lipped about when it will be available and how much it will cost. Fortunately, the information is now available thanks to our lovely phone networks and retailers. Phones 4u Phones 4u has revealed the most about both…

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Tom PritchardHow you can buy the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact
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Amazon’s Fire Phone is coming to the UK this month, will be an O2 exclusive

Amazon's Fire Phone has been out in the US for a couple of months, and now it's been revealed that it'll be available in the UK later this month exclusively on O2. Originally speculated in the Financial Times, and Gizmodo UK claims to have had the news confirmed by a trusted source. In case you didn't know,…

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Tom PritchardAmazon’s Fire Phone is coming to the UK this month, will be an O2 exclusive
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The tech at IFA: smartwatches, tablets, and more phones

IFA has been going on for another day, and with it come a host of new mobile announcements. So today we're looking at the new tablets, smartwatches, and phones that has been announced in Berlin over the past couple of days. Moto G 2014 The original Moto G has become Motorola's best selling smartphone of…

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Tom PritchardThe tech at IFA: smartwatches, tablets, and more phones
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The phones unveiled at IFA so far

We're not doing the usual mobile rumour round-up today because there is virtually nothing of note being circulated in the rumour mill. Most likely this is down to all the announcements that are going on at the IFA conference, where we're actually getting to see many of these rumoured phones for the very first time.…

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Tom PritchardThe phones unveiled at IFA so far
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Sony has announced the Xperia E3, a high-spec budget smartphone

Budget smartphones are all the rage these days, especially when it's something with some impressive specs and a low price tag. Sony is the latest phone company to release such a phone with the Xperia E3, a high specification phone that won't destroy your credit rating when you buy it. But don't fret, you don't…

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Tom PritchardSony has announced the Xperia E3, a high-spec budget smartphone