HTC UK to give away 24k gold HTC One (M7)

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It may be a generation old now, but the HTC UK team thinks the HTC One (M7) is still something special, especially after being named the “Best Phone of 2013″ by an unknown source. To celebrate, they have had a 24k gold plated version of the device made and will be giving it away via a Twitter-based contest.

The full rules are available on their Facebook page. Entrants are only allowed one entry, accomplished by retweeting a specific tweet. The winner does have to be a resident of the U.K. If you are interested, you have until the end of the day on June 29th to get your entry in.

source: @HTC_UK, HTC UK on Facebook (rules)

Alleged LG G Vista for Verizon promotional image leaks, looks oddly similar to the G3

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This makes things interesting, but mainly confusing. Provided to @evleaks, the image above shows an LG device that looks just like the G3. But, clearly, this promotional image is not for the G3. This is for the recently-leaked G Vista. Everything looks identical to the G3 aside from the text. So what could the G Vista be? Perhaps a G3 Mini, but the sizing and everything else looks unchanged. Or could it be that Verizon is wildly altering the name of its G3 to the G Vista? Yeah, that sounds a bit crazy.

What do you think the LG G Vista is? Let us know in the comments.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Full list of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 model numbers leak

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A list of more than twenty model numbers belonging to the Galaxy Note 4 has leaked. The upcoming large-screened device from Samsung looks like it will be heading to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The colors listed are black and white, but the latter of which is only for Verizon. We highly doubt the other carriers are restricted to just black, so be patient and don’t back on the list above. Internal storage options are 16GB and 32GB, and Samsung will presumably include a microSD card slot for expanding those numbers. Other than that, we just have a list of the model numbers.

Are you interested in the Galaxy Note 4? Let us know in the comments.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Nexus tablet Volantis manufactured by HTC leaks: 8.9-inch display, NVIDIA Tegra K1, and more

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Waiting for the Nexus 8? So are we. But the next tablet from Google could actually be called the Nexus 9. The alleged device has leaked, a tablet with an 8.9-inch display that has a 2048×1440 resolution. The aspect ratio for such would be 4:3. It is believed to be manufactured by HTC and therefore an aluminum zero-gap construction would be obvious. The leak does claim that stereo front-facing speakers will be present, but the device in the image does not appear to have them. This could merely be a placeholder image.

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Samsung Gear Store trademark filed with USPTO

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Earlier this week news surfaced that Samsung had filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Samsung Gear VR.” It turns out that was not the only trademark application Samsung submitted related to their new Gear branded line of wearable devices. They also filed for protection on the trademark “SAMSUNG GEAR STORE” earlier this week. » Read the rest

Moto X+1 might feature a 4K video recording

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The Moto X+1 has been grabbing headlines for quite some time now and a blurry video of the device was just leaked yesterday. However, today we get to see the camera capability of the device.

A video that appeared on YouTube earlier allegedly appears to be a video sample of the Moto X+1 featuring a 4K video recording. The video quality isn’t as impressive but it can be due to the YouTube compression which effects its quality. However, the main issue was that the focusing wasn’t quite consistent. Yet, we can’t be judgmental since the device is still in the prototyping stage and is not the final build ready for consumers.

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Samsung’s new Android Wear smartwatch to be unveiled at Google I/O

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With just a week left for Google’s developer conference to kick off, a new report from CNET suggests that Samsung will unveil its first Android Wear device at the conference, citing sources familiar with the matter. The device is likely to be similar to the Samsung Gear devices released last year. Android Wear, announced in March, is Google’s operating system designed specifically for smartwatch and wearables. 

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Amazon dangles carrot worth $15,000 of Amazon Coins in front of developers to optimize apps for Fire Phone

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Many industry forecasters have said that Amazon has set itself up for failure with its new Fire Phone — the device doesn’t have the specs we’ve come to expect from extreme high-end devices, and some of the features, like the camera identification feature that links straight to the Amazon app, isn’t exactly new in terms of technology (Google Goggles) and seems a bit gimmicky. Not the mention the price is pretty steep (right up there with today’s flagships, the Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8) and its AT&T exclusivity.

However, Amazon will be doing anything and everything it can to make sure the device doesn’t fail. Today, the company announced that it will be giving out up to $15,000 in Amazon Coins to developers if they update their apps to be optimized for the Fire Phone. Hit the break to see Amazon’s guidelines regarding what’s on the table here:

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New Moto X+1 video leaks — it’s blurry, but it’s something

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Good news, looks like we have another Moto X+1 leak for you guys today!

It’s not much though, as the video is simply a close-up of the device’s screen shot with an iPhone camera. The video is meant to show the pixel density, and the person taking the video said he would take another video with a better camera soon. When that video is released, we’ll let you know.

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