Sony teases what is likely the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and new smartwatch


Everyone is teasing soon to be released products in the run up to IFA 2014. Sony is getting in on the action and the image above, obtained by Xperia Blog, is showcasing two devices that have yet to be announced by the company. If the location of this image is any indication, Sony will stay true to its design language and keep everything water resistant.

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LG G Watch R teaser video shows the round smartwatch coming at IFA 2014


Last week, a report claimed that LG would be launching a G Watch successor in at IFA 2014 for a release this fall. A teaser for the said device has surfaced and it is going by the name G Watch R. The extra letter is the only difference in name, but the design will certainly be different. The “R” is representing the round, circular display featured on the smartwatch. The device does have button on the side, just like the Moto 360.

The smartwatch industry is going to be very crowded this fall. The Moto 360 from Motorola is (eventually) going to be here, ASUS is going to announce something next month, and this could be the year Apple gets involved with smartwatches. There were also grumblings that HTC has a smartwatch incoming.

Hit the break for the teaser video.

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Samsung opening office in New York City to house Brand Marketing Team and enterprise mobile solutions


Later this year, Samsung will have an more prominent presence in New York City. A new office is under construction in the Meatpacking District that will be the new home for the company’s Brand Marketing Team. It will also be the location for Samsung to showcase its enterprise mobile solutions. The official name is the Marketing Center of Excellence and Enterprise Customer Briefing Center. Samsung’s digital, creative, and social media programs will be based out of this new office. The enterprise part of this office will have a focus on commercial customers. All of this is to guarantee a closer proximity to key customers.

Hit the break for the full press release.

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Alleged Motorola DROID Turbo (XT1254) specifications show eye-opening 640 ppi display


The latest trend for mobile devices at the end of 2014 seems to be incredible displays. After all, it is the one part of a device that is always being used. Now it seems that Motorola and Verizon will have an upcoming device that will please even the most demanding viewer. A CPU-Z identification test reveals that a Motorola device with the model number XT1254, and codenamed Quark, will have a 4.59-inch display with 2560×1440 resolution. This means that it has a whopping 640 pixels per inch.

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Moto X+1, Moto G2 details surface on Brazilian retailer site


A retailer in Brazil, Livraria Logos, has leaked information regarding two upcoming Motorola devices. This is the same retailer that previously leaked accurate information pertaining to the Moto E prior to being released. The two devices that Livraria Logo has prematurely detailed include the Moto X+1 (or Moto X One) and the Moto G2.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha pre-ordering opens August 28 in the U.K.


Folks in the United Kingdom will not have to wait very long to get their hands on the Galaxy Alpha. On August 28, the Samsung device will be up for pre-ordering. Samsung’s online store and retail partners will take pre-orders. Then customers can go and retrieve their Galaxy Alpha on September 10 with the device’s availability widening on September 12. The color options available to pre-order are Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver, and Scuba Blue.

Via: SamMobile

Motorola’s next flagship could actually be called the Moto X One


On September 4, Motorola is going to introduce multiple new devices. While a new flagship device is certain to be present on that date, it may not be called the Moto X+1. An alleged casting call obtained by DroidForums shows that Motorola’s next flagship device will actually be called Moto X One. The casting call is looking for two female actors for roles involving the “X One” product. Interviews with potential actors are taking place today and filming will begin on September 3, one day before Motorola’s event.

We will have to wait just two more weeks to find out what exactly Motorola will name its next flagship device. If the company does indeed go with the Moto X One name, it will join HTC and Microsoft in labeling something as the One. Microsoft has an Xbox console with that name, but HTC is a direct competitor to Motorola that has the One series of devices.

Source: DroidForums

OnePlus launches Summer Shots Contest with 10,000 One invites at stake


The last time OnePlus launched a contest, it did not exactly garner a positive reaction. The company’s new Summer Shots Content, though, is so simple and harmless. All you have to do is snap a photograph taken sometime this summer and attach the hashtags #summershots and #oneplus in a post on Instagram (or any of the other options OnePlus provides). There are 10,000 invites at stake, allowing the winners to have a chance to purchase the OnePlus One. And 100 other winners will receive a t-shirt.

The Summer Shots Contest started today and runs through Monday morning.

Source: OnePlus

Samsung releases teaser video for September 3rd event


Emphasizing the importance of handwriting, especially in childhood development, Samsung has released a new teaser video for their Unpacked event scheduled for September 3rd. Closing with the question “Ready to note?” the video shares absolutely nothing about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which is expected to be announced at the event. Instead, Samsung spends time noting the benefits of writing and claims that was the reason for the introduction of the S Pen in the original Galaxy Note device.

Hit the break to check out the video and then let us know in the comments how well you think Samsung’s marketing folks did with the spot.
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