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Acer Liquid Jade Plus handheld, Liquid Leap wearable launching in August

Perhaps sensing they missed their window to make a splash with the technically modest, modestly priced Liquid Jade phablet following multiple delays, Acer decided to give the 5 incher a nice little specs upgrade.

Windows Phone 8.1 makes its way to AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 1520

Right on schedule and just as promised, AT&T has begun spreading the Windows Phone 8.1 love. To our knowledge, Ma Bell is the first major carrier stateside to give a software revamp to Windows Phone 8-based devices.

Nokia Lumia 530 to join T-Mobile line-up ‘later this year’

Seeing how crazy affordable the Lumia 530 is supposed to be, and how it doesn’t really upgrade that many of its predecessor’s humble specifications, some reckoned the fresh budget title contender might remain exclusive to Asian and European territories.

Booq Cobra pack, perfect backpack for mobile professionals

If you’re a professional with a great career, you likely understand that appearances do count. If not for those you work or interact with, at least for your own self and image. I, for one, fully believe that people make judgments based on how we look and what we accessorize with. Everything from choice of clothes down to the devices we carry can speak volumes about who we are (or want to be). Like it or not, impressions count.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha photos crop up, partial aluminum build ‘confirmed’

It’s no big secret anymore that Samsung has been toying with the notion to branch out from exclusively using plastic at the construction of its smartphones for months, maybe years. But according to a newly surfaced visual report, the OEM’s first stab at a “metallic” device might not be as mind-blowingly spectacular as previously rumored.

Verizon picks up HTC One mini 2, renames it HTC One Remix

The first, and possibly only, US wireless service provider to carry HTC’s mid-sized, mid-range One mini 2 is Verizon, but, as expected, Big Red is going at great lengths to avoid using the “mini” moniker. Instead, their compact take on the all-aluminum One M8 will be titled One Remix and go up for grabs tomorrow, July 24.

Leaked: Disappointing Sony Xperia Z3 specs and features

Leaker extraordinaire @evleaks has cultivated quite the bogeyman reputation of late in regards to mobile device manufacturers desperately trying to keep a lid on inside information relating to unannounced gear.

Colfax Smart Pack melds wireless tech, power, with urban appeal

When wearable tech is a topic of discussion, it usually covers such things as smartwatches, Google Glass, fitness trackers, and such. Those devices are more common and of a wider variety, of course. When it comes to gadgets and wearables, it’s easy to overlook that everyday bag or backpack. The bag that carries all your stuff says as much about you as any other type of fashion accessory.

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Rumor: Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha/Galaxy F destined for limited release

For as long as we can remember, speculation in regards to Samsung preparing a shift away from plastic and towards metal-constructed high-end smartphones has constantly emerged from various sources, only to be suppressed sooner or later by, well, reality.

Nokia unveils ultra-affordable Lumia 530 with Windows Phone 8.1

It’s sad that perhaps Nokia’s most highly anticipated release of 2014 targets the low-end branch of the smartphone market, but even with Microsoft completely behind the erstwhile mobile giant, the Lumia makers can’t abandon the entry-level boat for bolder high-end goals.

Windows Phone 8.1 update starts rolling out to AT&T devices ‘this week’

Great news, AT&T customers swimming against the tide to snub the iOS/Android duopoly, your stubbornness and patience may pay off really soon, as the freshest version of Windows Phone is in advanced stages of testing and due out “as early as this week”.

TechnologyTell Review: BlueAnt Pump HD Sportbuds

If you’ve ever tried running or working out with a set of cabled headphones, you likely know the feeling of inconvenience they present. If the cords aren’t getting in the way somehow, they’re banging around and generating line noise. When you’re done, they need to get wrapped up without tangling. Depending on the workout intensity, you might need to wipe sweat and/or grime off too.