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Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 coming to O2 in the UK in February

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O2 has announced that it will be launching the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 on its network in February. The new phones are mid-range by Samsung standards, but have slick metal exteriors. Here's how O2 describes the launch: "The A5 handset, available in Midnight Black and Pearl White, has a 5” SuperAMOLED compact screen with…

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Processors for the iPhone 7 expected to be made by… Umm… Samsung

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The next version of Apple's iPhone - which we expect to be called either the iPhone 7 or iPhone 6S - will apparently have its innards manufactured by arch-rivals Samsung. The news comes via MK Business News, which explains that the A9 processor will be made by the Korean firm instead of Taiwan's TMSC, which…

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Why would Samsung want to buy Blackberry for $7.5bn?

James O'Malley Android, Mobile phones 1 Comment

There's a rumour doing the rounds today about how Samsung has apparently approached Blackberry about buying the firm for around $7.5bn. Since the rumour emerged, and the Blackberry stock price shot up, Blackberry has since denied that talks have taken place. Though that said - it does raise what would certainly be an interesting development…

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Samsung announces new, thin laptop – why can’t its phones look this good?

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Samsung has announced a new line of slimline laptops. According to a ropey Google translation of Samsung's Korean website the "Creative Book 9" is 11.8mm thin and weighs only 950g - both thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air. The screen is 12.2" and runs at WQXGA (2560×1600) and inside there's an Intel Core M…

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