LG G Watch R To Come With a €299 Price Tag

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LG has announced its premium LG G Watch R, which is set to launch in key global markets in the fourth quarter of 2014. The smartwatch will be up for preview at IFA 2014 next week.

As always, the company failed to reveal any detail about the price tag it will come with. However, LG’s German press release may have revealed the European price of the LG G Watch R, as well as its launch date.

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HTC Desire 820 Specifications Leaked

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HTC is expected to launch its first 64-bit handset dubbed as the HTC Desire 820. The Taiwanese OEM has teased the handset a few times in the past.

A new leak reveals some of the specifications of the alleged HTC Desire 820. Previous rumors suggested that the Desire 820 will be powered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset, but it seems that’s not the case. According to the oft-reliable upleaks, the purported HTC Desire 820 will feature a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset.

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IDC Predicts Smartphone Market Growth for 2014

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IDC has been following the smartphone and other markets for years and the company has released stats on the outlook for smartphones in 2014. According to the data, IDC is expecting the smartphone market to grow despite slowing growth in mature markets. In 2014, IDC expects to see 1.25 billion smartphones shipped.

Smartphone volumes are expected to hit 1.8 billion units by 2018 for a compound annual growth rate of 12.7% for 2013-2018. While growth is slowing in mature markets, emerging markets are picking up the slack making up 50% of shipments going back to 2011. IDC expects that the emerging market growth rate in 2014 will slow slightly, but still reach 32.4% growth compared to the growth rate of 4.9% for mature markets.

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Motorola Luge For Verizon Announced

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Verizon wireless has launched a new Android smartphone, the Motorola Luge, which is basically the Motorola Droid RAZR M with a new name.

Verizon are now marketing the Motorola Luge as a large screen device which is powered by 4G LTE, the handset is available for $199.99 on Verizon’s prepaid plan, which means you do not have to sign up to a lengthy contract.

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Asus ZenWatch To Retail For Under $199

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Yesterday Asus released a teaser video for the new smartwatch, the Asus ZenWatch, and now the company’s CEO, Jerry Shen has confirmed how much the device will retail for.

The Asus CEO has confirmed that the Asus ZenWatch will retail for under $199, the device will be made official at IFA next week, he also revealed that the device will come with voice recognition.

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Sony Xperia Z3 May Launch On Sprint

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We are expecting to a see number of devices at IFA next week, one of those will be the new Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone, and now according to a recent report, the Sony Xperia Z3 may be headed to sprint this year.

The news comes from Reuters, who have said that Sony and Softbank Corp, who own Sprint, have come to an agreement to launch the Sony Xperia Z3 on Sprint in the U.S. some time this year.

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Nokia HERE Maps For Android Launches On Samsung Galaxy Range

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Nokia has announced the launch of HERE maps for Google’s Android platform, the app will be available as a free download, but it will only be available for Samsung’s Galaxy range of handsets at launch.

Nokia HERE maps will also be available for the new Samsung Gear S Smartwatch that was announced yesterday, which runs Tizen, when the device launches later in the year.

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Tesla To Build 400 Charging Points In China

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We previously heard that Tesla planned to build a network of charging stations in China, and now Tesla has announced a deal with China Unicom to built a total of 400 charging points in China.

The 400 charging points will be located in 120 cities in China, on top of this Tesla will also build 20 superchargers in a total of 20 Chinese cities.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Teased In Yet Another Video

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Samsung has been teasing their new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone over the last few days, and now the company has released yet another teaser video for the handset.

Samsung will unveil the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at their IFA press event next week, the handset is expected to get a wide range of updates over the current model.

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