Windows Phone 8 New “Room” Chat Feature Revealed

Undisclosed sources close to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 software development, have revealed to the Verge technology site that Windows Phone 8 will include a new chat feature called “Rooms”.

Within Windows Phone 8 the Room feature will provide a virtual room to chat with friends and family and also allows users to share data and files, such as calendar items, photos, and notes in a private space.

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Huawei Ascend D Quad Launches In China Next Week

The Huawei Ascend D Quad smartphone was originally announce at MWC earlier this year, the device was scheduled to launch in the summer, but it ended up being delayed.

Now Huawei has announced that the Ascend D Quad will launch on China next week, on Wednesday the 12th of September, and the device will be available for about $425 in China.

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New 5 Inch HTC Smartphone Leaked

We have been hearing rumors for a while that HTC will be releasing a new 5 inch smartphone to take on the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note, and now it would appear that we may have some photos of the actual device.

The device pictured below is rumored to be HTC’s new 5 inch smartphone, and the handset is reported to feature a full HD display with a 1080p resolution.

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New iPhone 5 Nano SIM Cards Arrive At Mobile Carriers

As well as a new 4 inch display, and a new dock connector, Apple’s iPhone 5 is also rumored to feature Apple’s new Nano SIM card, which recently got the approval to be used as an industry standard.

Now it looks like some of the mobile carriers are already starting to receive these new smaller Nano SIM cards, as the guys from iFun managed to get their hands on a Nano SIM card from Telekom (T-Mobile), which you can see in the photo below.

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LG Escape P870 For AT&T Leaked

Some press photos have been leaked of an new Android smartphone which is headed to US mobile carrier AT&T, the LG Escape P870, and the device is rumored to feature a 4 inch touchscreen display.

The 4 inch display will apparently feature a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and will come with a Qualcomm MSM8960 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, plus 1GB of RAM.

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LG Optimus L7 Headed To US Celluar As LG Splendor

The LG Optimus L7 launched in Europe a few months ago, and now the handset is headed to US Cellular as the LG Splendor, although LG has yet to officially announced the device.

The LG Splendor will come with the same specifications as the LG Optimus 7, which include a 4.3 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Freesat Launches “Free Time” TV Guide And New Set-Top Boxes

Freesat has announced today that they are launching a new range of free to air digital satellite TV set-top boxes that will be equipped with their new Free Time TV guide.

The Freesat FreeTime TV guide offers users of the new set-top boxes a backwards Electronic Programming Guide with access to popular on demand services such as 4OD, Demand 5 and iPlayer to name a few.

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Orange Announces Quick Tap Mobile Payment System For Samsung Galaxy S III

UK mobile operator Orange has announced a new Quick Tap mobile payment system for Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone, the new payment system has been developed by Orange and Barclaycard.

The Orange Quick Tap payment system will be available to all existing and new Orange customers who own a Samsung Galaxy S III, and the payment system will launch tomorrow, the 5th of September.

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Mozilla’s Firefox Marketplace Leaked

Mozilla is currently working on their new Firefox Marketplace for their Firefox OS, and now the guys over at Engadget have got their hands on some screenshots of the new Firefox Marketplace.

As you can see from the screenshot below, the Firefox Marketplace features a minimalist style user interface with the emphasis on individual categories, rather than a range if highlighted apps like other app stores.

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Valve Makes The Jump Into Hardware Manufacture?

Rumours have been circulating for some time that Valve has been contemplating a move into manufacturing gaming hardware. Its now been revealed via a job posting that Valve is officially preparing to start manufacturing hardware for gamers.

The Valve job posting was submitted to the Coroflot job board, explaining Valve are searching for an industrial designer to join their team of developers.

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RIM To Launch 6 BlackBerry 10 Devices Early Next Year (Rumor)

RIM will launch its first BlackBerry 10 devices in the first quarter of 2013, we previously heard from a leaked RIM roadmap that RIM would be launching two BlackBerry 10 devices is the first quarter.

Now according to a recent report from Pocket Lint, RIM intends to launch a total of six different BlackBerry 10 devices in early 2013, and the devices will be aimed at high end, middle and entry level markets.

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