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Motorola announce new Moto X & Moto G in the most annoying way – and give us the Moto 360 release date

Congratulations to Motorola’s marketing department for coming up with perhaps the most unbearable copy from this year’s IFA show. See if you can make it through this nonsense without despairing at the world. I’ve bolded the particularly hideous bits. “A year ago we relaunched Motorola with a very clear purpose — to give you more meaningful choices that put you …

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James O'MalleyMotorola announce new Moto X & Moto G in the most annoying way – and give us the Moto 360 release date
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All of the new Sony Xperia Z3 details from IFA

Last night Sony revealed its newest devices at the IFA show in Germany. Here’s all of the details. Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact That’s right – we’ve got the Sony Xperia Z3 already despite the Z2 being less than a year old. So is there anything truly new? This time round Sony is boasting about the phones being a tiny …

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James O'MalleyAll of the new Sony Xperia Z3 details from IFA
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HTC announces Desire 820 – a midrange phablet

HTC has unveiled the latest edition to its mid-range handset range: The HTC Desire 820. It’s big. The 820 is a successor to the Desire 816 (us neither) and is powered by a Snapdragon 615 processor. The screen is a large-for-midrange 5.5″. Crucially too the handset has HTC’s “Boomsound” dual front-facing speakers. On the rear, the camera is a nice …

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James O'MalleyHTC announces Desire 820 – a midrange phablet
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Amazon Fire TV comes to the UK

Amazon’s FireTV set-top-box is finally making its way to the UK, six months after its debut in the States. Essentially a rival to Google’s Chomecast and Apple TV, Amazon’s packed a lot of punch into the box. The FireTV supports a tonne of different streaming services – including Amazon’s own Instant Video, Netflix and even apps from the likes of …

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Panasonic’s new Toughpad tablets will let you tweet whatever the circumstances

Panasonic is known for its range of Toughpad enterprise tablets, and now it adds two new 5-inch handheld devices to the lineup. The two new Toughpads are the Android-based F-X1 and the FZ-E1, which runs embedded Windows Phone 8.1. The Toughpads are rugged smartphone-sized tablets aimed at enterprise – primarily for people who want to use them in retail, construction, …

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Stuart O'ConnorPanasonic’s new Toughpad tablets will let you tweet whatever the circumstances
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Someone dares to say it: Samsung’s IFA keynote was stunningly underwhelming

Samsung has today officially revealed a bunch of new products – including the Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear VR and Gear S. Why did they fail to excite me? Perhaps it is a problem with how the tech industry functions, but was anyone truly surprised by what they saw today? Pretty much everything announced we had learned previously from …

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James O'MalleySomeone dares to say it: Samsung’s IFA keynote was stunningly underwhelming
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Samsung reveal Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Gear VR, and Gear S

Samsung has held a big press event today in Germany at the IFA conference, and has revealed a tonne of new stuff. Here’s all of the details. Galaxy Note 4 This was the big one. Samsung’s new flagship phablet cranks the AMOLED screen up to 5.7″ inches. Samsung is inexplicably calling it “Quad HD” despite only running at 2560×1440 (it …

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James O'MalleySamsung reveal Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Gear VR, and Gear S
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Nokia X gets support for Google services

Nokia X, Microsoft’s accidental Android off-shoot has just received another update that unexpectedly lets users access Google’s Android apps. Previously, though Nokia X devices ran the Android operating system, it was an unofficial “fork” of the system – so essentially had all of its Google-ness removed, a bit like how Amazon’s KindleFire runs Android Apps but doesn’t have GMail/Google Play/etc. …

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Next Nexus to have a Microsoft Surface-style keyboard?

Google is planning a keyboard built into a cover for its next tablet – rumoured to be the high-end 9″ Nexus 9, according to reports. Android Police has the scoop on the new keyboard/cover, which will fold up in a number of different configurations so you can position the tablet how you like it, in addition to the keyboard. Just …

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James O'MalleyNext Nexus to have a Microsoft Surface-style keyboard?
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LG G3 to hit 10 million sales… Amazon Fire Phone to receive patronising “good effort” award?

We’ve seen some big launches over the last year – but that doesn’t ever mean companies launching phones can expect big results. First, the good news for LG, which according to the Korea Times, reckons that it is going to hit 10 million LG G3 units sold for the first time since it entered the smartphone market. That’s pretty impressive …

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James O'MalleyLG G3 to hit 10 million sales… Amazon Fire Phone to receive patronising “good effort” award?