More photos of LG's Google Nexus smartphone leak as retail listing may confirm device

More photos of LG's Google Nexus smartphone leak as retail listing may confirm device

By on October 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM.

LG Google Nexus Smartphone Images Leak

LG (06657011) and Google (GOOG) are believed to be working on a new Nexus smartphone together. Following Tuesday’s leak, xda developers forum member “4shael” posted two clearer images of the purported LG Nexus smartphone. 4shael also reports that the device has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (no microSD card slot), an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1,184 x 768 at 320 pixels per inch and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. 4shael says the device is about as large as the Galaxy Nexus and doesn’t have LTE, but does have DC-HSDPA — though it is possible that the companies are working on several versions of the smartphone. The Verge also managed to get its hands on a Carphone Warehouse inventory listing that shows “LG Nexus4 Black” and “LG Nexus4 White” placeholders. LG’s Google Nexus smartphone is expected to be announced by the end of October. More →

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More photos of LG’s Google Nexus smartphone leak as retail listing may confirm device

More photos of LG’s Google Nexus smartphone leak as retail listing may confirm device

By on October 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM.

LG Google Nexus Smartphone Images Leak

LG (06657011) and Google (GOOG) are believed to be working on a new Nexus smartphone together. Following Tuesday’s leak, xda developers forum member “4shael” posted two clearer images of the purported LG Nexus smartphone. 4shael also reports that the device has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (no microSD card slot), an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1,184 x 768 at 320 pixels per inch and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. 4shael says the device is about as large as the Galaxy Nexus and doesn’t have LTE, but does have DC-HSDPA — though it is possible that the companies are working on several versions of the smartphone. The Verge also managed to get its hands on a Carphone Warehouse inventory listing that shows “LG Nexus4 Black” and “LG Nexus4 White” placeholders. LG’s Google Nexus smartphone is expected to be announced by the end of October. More →

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LG will reportedly announce its new Google Nexus phone on October 29th

LG will reportedly announce its new Google Nexus phone on October 29th

By on October 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM.

LG Nexus Smartphone

LG’s (06657011) new Google (GOOG)-centric Nexus smartphone could get its first public viewing by the end of the month. Per The Verge, it seems French newspaper Le Figaro is reporting that LG will officially unveil the new device on October 29th, the same day that Microsoft (MSFT) officially takes the wraps off of Windows Phone 8. The Verge says the device will likely hit the shelves a few weeks later in mid-November. The new LG Nexus phone is rumored to feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1280×768-pixel display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. More →

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Apple might launch iPad mini with Wi-Fi-only model first

Apple might launch iPad mini with Wi-Fi-only model first

By on October 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM.

Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi-only Rumor

A last-minute production change could mean Apple’s (AAPL) rumored iPad mini will launch without a cellular data option. According to The Guardian’s sources, Apple will be able to “produce [the iPad mini] comparatively cheaply and to limit the top price of the product, while retaining mobile broadband connectivity for its pricier iPad line.” It’s also worth noting that Apple has never released any iteration of the 9.7-inch iPad without a 3G or 4G LTE model alongside it. The news comes as Apple is reportedly ordering 10 million iPad minis despite hiccups with producing the tablet’s anodized aluminum casing. The Guardian also goes on to say that it expects the iPad mini to launch in November. The smaller Apple slate is rumored to have a 7.85-inch display (1,024 x 768 resolution), slimmer side bezels and a razor-thin profile.  More →

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Apple to launch the iPhone 5 in India on October 26th

Apple to launch the iPhone 5 in India on October 26th

By on October 9, 2012 at 9:43 PM.

Apple iPhone 5 India

Earlier this month, Apple (AAPL) began slashing prices of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 in India in preparation for the iPhone 5. According to BGR sister site BGR India, the Apple will launch its latest flagship smartphone in India on October 26th. Apple is said to be handling the distribution process for the new device, as well as the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. The handset is expected to be released with a launch price similar to that of the iPhone 4S’s roughly $845. The iPhone 5 features a 4-inch Retina display and is equipped with a 1GHz dual-core A6 processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The device supports high-speed LTE networks in select markets, although India is not one of them. More →

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Like Apple, HTC reportedly slowing orders of Samsung components

Like Apple, HTC reportedly slowing orders of Samsung components

By on October 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

HTC Samsung Components

HTC (2498) has reportedly followed in Apple’s (AAPL) footsteps and begun to reduce its dependency on Samsung (005930) components, according to Digitimes. The Taiwanese vendor is said to be switching orders for CMOS image sensors from Samsung to OmniVision and Sony (SNE), and is shifting part of its AMOLED panel orders to AU Optronics. HTC has also been using Super LCD panels in a number of its mid-range and high-end smartphones, which have been produced by Sony since the middle of 2010. More →

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Leak suggests Verizon will get Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 822

Leak suggests Verizon will get Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 822

By on October 9, 2012 at 6:22 PM.

Nokia Atlas VerizonAT&T (T) has the Nokia (NOK) Lumia 820 and T-Mobile announced on Monday it will offer the Lumia 810. But what Windows Phone 8 devices will Verizon Wireless (VZ) carry? If leaks on evleaks‘ Twitter account can be trusted, Verizon will get its own variant of the new Lumia series called the Lumia 822, code-named “Atlas.” If it’s truly a variant of the Lumia 820, it should have a 4.3-inch display (800 x 480), front-facing HD camera, 8-megapixel rear camera and wireless charging support. The leaked phone image also suggests the Atlas will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. In terms of appearance, it looks like the only difference between the Atlas and the Lumia 820 is that the Atlas has more rounded edges.
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HTC DLX Specs

Specs leak for HTC’s upcoming 5-inch phablet

By on October 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM.

Specs leak for HTC’s upcoming 5-inch phablet

Following BGR’s exclusive report that HTC (2498) is planning to launch  a new 5-inch smartphone on Verizon Wireless (VZ) this fall, we have seen a number of alleged specs and images of the rumored device. Long-time HTC modder and XDA-developers forum member “Football,” who has reported accurate details surrounding unannounced devices in the past, confirmed additional specs on his Twitter page on Monday. According to the XDA member, HTC’s “DLX” will feature a 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 2,500 mAh non-removable battery. Previous rumors have indicated that the device could be marketed as the DROID Incredible X and will run Sense 5 atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. More →

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iPad mini production rumored to have been halted over last-minute ‘form shift’

iPad mini production rumored to have been halted over last-minute ‘form shift’

By on October 9, 2012 at 3:05 PM.

iPad Mini Production Delay

There have been several rumors that manufacturers are having trouble putting together enough iPad minis to meet demand right before the launch and now an unnamed source has told Japanese blog Macotakara that one of Apple’s (AAPL) OEMs has had to stop production of the tablet’s case due to a “form shift.” The blog says that the design “based on leaked iPad mini” that we’ve seen so far “may be dropped” in favor of a rounder one. If the iPad mini’s production really is in dire straits we’ll likely know soon since Apple is rumored to be sending out event invitations for the new tablet on Wednesday. If Apple sends out its invitations, then the rumored production problems are either false or not as significant as has been reported. More →

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13-inch Retina MacBook Pro said to be on track for Q4 launch

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro said to be on track for Q4 launch

By on October 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM.

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Release Date Rumor

With all eyes turned on Apple (AAPL), the iPhone 5 and the imminent iPad mini unveiling, it’s easy to forget that the company also makes the best-selling notebook computer models in the world. With some models beginning to show their age, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim reiterated his belief that Apple will release a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display this quarter. Shim previously noted that Samsung (005930), LG Display (LPL) and Sharp (SHCAY) had already begun production on a display with a 2,560 x 1,600-pixel resolution to fit Apple’s notebook. Shim tells CNET once again that he strongly believes Apple is still on track to deliver the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display by end of the fourth quarter with a price below $2,199. The only leak supporting Shim’s claim that Apple was testing a 13-inch Pro model with Retina display came from this past July, and those leaked benchmark test results suggest the notebook might have a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7-3520M processor. More →

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BlackBerry 10 reportedly delayed until March, near-term licensing deals deemed ‘unlikely’

BlackBerry 10 reportedly delayed until March, near-term licensing deals deemed ‘unlikely’

By on October 9, 2012 at 11:09 AM.

RIM BlackBerry 10 Release Date

Research in Motion (RIMM) had initially planned to launch its BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the third quarter this year, but delays pushed the release date back to early 2013. According to one analyst, the first BlackBerry 10 devices won’t be available until even later next year though — in a research note to investors on Tuesday, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said that RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phone might not launch until March. More →

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Purported images of the next Nexus smartphone leak

Purported images of the next Nexus smartphone leak

By on October 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM.

LG Nexus Smartphone

We got a look at the specs on LG’s (06657011) rumored Google (GOOG)-centric Nexus device last week and now we’re apparently getting our first look at the device itself. Baraholka.onliner.by, a tech blog based in Belarus, has posted some purported images of the new LG Nexus phone showing a sleek case with a tiled backing and a wide display that appears to be similar in size to LG’s Optimus G, although the phone’s overall shape is more rounded and less boxy than the Optimus G. The LG Nexus phone is rumored to feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 1280×768-pixel display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean More images of the device appear below. More →

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