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Some pics of the iPhone 5?

xlarge_iphone-5-clone1Probably is a fake but for now we’ll reserve judgement.  Apparently, on Thursday of last week two cases were revealed for the new generation of the iPhone, how exactly the case manufacturer knew the design is still unclear but they are confident enough in their prediction to start producing the cases ready for the new iPhone.

However, this week it appears Gizmodo, the guys who had the pre-production iPhone 4, posted the pictures below. The device looks real enough and in keeping with current design trends we are observing of Apple. It could, and more likely, be a self-referential joke by Giz to their situation with the iPhone 4 before it’s launch.

I have attached all the images below, including the fabled cases, for your judgement.

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Vodafone UK opens registrations for BlackBerry Torch 9860

BB 9860Vodafone UK has opened registrations for the all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone, which was officially announced by RIM yesterday.

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 offers the fast, fluid BlackBerry 7 experience in a stylish new all-touch design, powered by a 1.2GHz processor. 

With a spectacular new 3.7″ display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, the device is optimised for viewing and sharing photos, videos and powerful gaming experiences without compromising the real-time collaboration and communication loved by BlackBerry users.

Check out the quick video below for a sneak peek of Torch 9860 and visit the Vodafone online shop to register for all of the latest information.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 in October?


As we ready our The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer review (for the second time) we find out that ASUS is thinking about their next generation Transformer could be out as early as October.

Not much detail was given on what this updated version of the Transformer will be packing. Speculation is that it will have a next generation quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and possibly the next version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. Ice Cream Sandwich is the convergence of Honeycomb and Android for smartphones. Ice Cream Sandwich(ICS) is set to work on all devices such as tablets, phones, Google TV devices, and more. With the success of their first Honeycomb tablet, Google might be giving ASUS early access to ICS as they did with Honeycomb for Motorola. Hopefully ASUS will continue to be competitive with pricing for this new device.

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Gun Bros has new pricey unlocks

b_500_274_16777215_0___images_stories_news_gunbros_gun-bros-kraken-gunLooks like Google’s in-game purchases have gone bonkers. In the action shoot-em-up Gun Bros You can purchase a rather expensive gun! We are not sure just yet if this gun is available in the Android version of Gun Bros. The Kraken, which was originally listed at 1400 warbucks, the in-game currency, is apparently listed at 3499 warbucks. This means you would have to spend $500 to unlock it.

That’s £300+ change. Possibly around the same price as your Android phone may currently be worth, depending on your phone of course.

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Smartphone addiction taking over


More than a third of British adults who own a smartphone have admitted they are "highly addicted" to it and cannot bear to put it down, not even in the toilet.

Research for the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has found new evidence of how devices such as iPhones, Blackberrys and Androids affect our behaviour.

Smartphone users are more likely to have their phones switched on 24 hours a day and would wake up in the night to answer or use it.

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have also lead to owners cutting down on their TV viewing and reading.

Six out of 10 smartphone users aged 12 to 15-years-old, or 60%, said they had a high level of addiction, compared to 33% with a regular mobile phone.

The Ofcom communications market report for 2011 says 18% of users will use their device in a theatre or cinema despite knowing it should be switched off – this compares to 10% of other mobile phone users. Facebook is taking up people’s time during the day.

The report also found evidence of smartphones blurring the divide between work and holidays with 30% regularly taking personal calls during working hours.

And using an iPhone or Blackberry at a social event or in the bathroom is also common. Almost half (47%) of teengers with a smartphone said they had used it in the toilet.

The top three activities used regularly by teenage smartphone owners were social networking, listening to music and playing games, with emails, internet surfing and social networking the most popular activities for adult smartphone owners.

More than a quarter of British adults, or 27%, are smartphone users, representing an estimated 12 million users, according to the Ofcom report.

The Apple iPhone is the most popular brand overall but BlackBerry or ‘Crackberry’ handsets are the most popular choice among younger consumers.

Are you an addict? I know I am.

Source: Sky News


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