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HTC Desire 610 Review: HTC’s attempt at a mid-range pocket-pleaser feels like a throwback

HTC seems to be attempting to cover all bases with its smartphone releases this year, and the Desire 610 is firmly aimed at the middle of the road. At around £240 SIM-free, it’s one of the cheapest smartphones HTC offers, but there’s stiff competition from other manufacturers in this price range, and it just doesn’t match up. The handset – …

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Holly BrockwellHTC Desire 610 Review: HTC’s attempt at a mid-range pocket-pleaser feels like a throwback
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Nvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming

Graphics card-maker Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of handheld Android gaming devices with a new tablet that works with a separate controller. The 8-inch Shield Tablet – which can also stream games from a PC – is powered by a 32-bit Tegra K1 chip with 192 GPU cores. The tablet comes in several different models including wifi-only or with …

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Stuart O'ConnorNvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming
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WATCH: Samsung smackdown the iPhone 6 before it has even been announced

Samsung knows that the iPhone 6 is a big threat. The hotly anticipated device is expected to be announced in only a couple of months time… so the company has decided to get in there early and make a short advert making fun of one of the biggest expected improvements: the screen. Yes, the men in the advert are comparing …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Samsung smackdown the iPhone 6 before it has even been announced
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Red HTC One M8 comes to O2

If you prefer your smartphones brightly coloured, then how about the HTC One M8… but in red? O2 has done the deal with HTC to get exclusive rights to the red version – and it will be available from its stores from the 4th August. It will also be available on O2 Refresh, if you fancy ending your contract early. …

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James O'MalleyRed HTC One M8 comes to O2
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Huawei announce official Arsenal FC phone

No longer is it good enough to buy the season ticket, watch the matches and shout together on public transport when travelling in packs of men – real football fans now must own the official phone of their club. Huawei has announced the Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition, a “limited edition” 64GB variant of its flagship phone that sports the Arsenal …

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James O'MalleyHuawei announce official Arsenal FC phone
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Virgin TV Anywhere launches on Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire and Virgin Media users have reasons to smile this afternoon: Virgin has just launched its TV app on Amazon’s app store, making it available on most Kindle Fire devices. The app is analogous to Sky Go – offering 91 live TV channel streams and over on-demand content from most major providers. Virgin is keen to point out that …

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James O'MalleyVirgin TV Anywhere launches on Kindle Fire
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Amazon Prime coming to Android at last!

A good spot from our pals at Shiny Shiny – an Amazon spokesperson has told PC Advisor that Amazon Instant Video is coming to Android “imminently”. Instant Video has been a curious omission from the platform – only previously being made available on iOS and Amazon’s own Kindle Fire tablets. Given that the Kindle Fire runs Android, albeit a distinct …

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James O'MalleyAmazon Prime coming to Android at last!
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HTC One Mini 2 Review: The M8’s little brother shrinks in its shadow

The trend for releasing a smaller, more budget-friendly version of a flagship phone continues with the confusingly named HTC One Mini 2, which is to the One M8 what the One Mini was to the original One. Yes, this is a hugely confusing situation, and it’s not helped by the fact that the M8 and Mini 2 look extremely similar, …

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Holly BrockwellHTC One Mini 2 Review: The M8’s little brother shrinks in its shadow
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HTC One M8 Review: HTC’s metal monolith turns it up to 11

With the HTC One (M7) being one of the most popular HTC phones of all time, the M8 had a big case to fill. But HTC have outdone themselves, adding a staggering amount of impressive features, both in hardware and software. This is a flagship phone in every way, and it really is almost flawless. The handset – 9/10 What …

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Holly BrockwellHTC One M8 Review: HTC’s metal monolith turns it up to 11
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Samsung takes aim at Google, launching its own app store

Samsung this morning has launched its own app store – in a major affront to Google. Could we soon see a divorce? Samsung and Google have been one of the most successful partnerships in mobile over recent years, with the Galaxy line of phones being far and away the the biggest selling Android devices, and a major reason that Google’s …

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James O'MalleySamsung takes aim at Google, launching its own app store