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Tech Addicts Podcast – The Next Episode is Live – Note 8, Nokia and Sony Xperia Touch

Tech Addicts Podcast is back again with a new episode starring –

– Gareth Myles – Twitter / YouTube / Tech Addicts UK
– Jay Garrett – Twitter 1 ; Twitter 2 / YouTube / Gadgetynews
– Leila Gregory – Twitter 1 ; Twitter 2 / YouTube / Swanny
– Brendan Arndt – Twitter / YouTube
– Ricky West – Twitter / YouTube
– Myself – Twitter / YouTube / Instagram

To listen to the latest episode subscribe by searching “Tech Addicts” within your favourite podcast app, iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts or use the URL “mobiletechaddicts.libsyn.com/rss” to add directly.

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27 Smartphones Reviewed – Latest Samsung, Apple, HTC, Sony, Motorola, Nokia and more

Below are all my reviews covering 27 Smartphones.

Tablets

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 – 9 Part Review

Apple Phones

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – 24 Part Review

BlackBerry Phones

BlackBerry Passport 10 Part Mammoth review

Android Phones

Samsung Note Edge – 14 Part Review

Samsung Note 4 – 17 Part Review

LG G3 review – 31 Part Review

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – 26 Part Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 – 17 Part Review

HTC One M8 – 11 Part review

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

Samsung Note 3 review

LG G Flex

Sony Z Ultra views and Camera Samples

Motorola Moto X review

Motorola Moto G review

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

Huawei Ascend P6 Review

HTC One

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

Sony Xperia Z Tablet

Samsung Note 2 review

Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

Nokia Lumia 820 review

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Nokia Lumia 925 review

Nokia Lumia 620

Other

ZTE Open Review – Firefox OS

WOW 24 Smartphone Camera Shootout – Featuring Samsung Note Edge, Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus, HTC, Sony, Motorola, Nokia, BlackBerry and many more

Not sure about which phone or brand takes the best photos, then have a look at this super sized collection of photos from all the best and latest smartphones and some budget phones as a comparison.

Samsung Note Edge – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157647404207644/

Samsung Note 4 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157648796796660/

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157647679181549/

BlackBerry Passport – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157648520943848/

LG G3 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157645618979801/

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644532639249/

HTC One M8 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157643265004874/

HTC One M7 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644039700054/

Samsung S5 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157643875623354/

Samsung Note 3 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644034132513/

LG G Flex – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644114354349/

Samsung S4 Zoom – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644039495565/

Apple iPhone 5S – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035336913/

LG Nexus 4 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644039660933/

Sony Z1 Compact Z1 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644028694521/

Sony Xperia Z1 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644039246935/

Sony Z Ultra – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644083052095/

Sony QX100 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035811453/

Sony QX10 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035335185/

Huawei Ascend P6 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644028833151/

Nokia Lumia 1520 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035105534/

Nokia Lumia 1020 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035516523/

Nokia Lumia 925 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157634991010769/

Nokia Lumia 620 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644083348093/

To see the sets in one indexed page click here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/

So which phone is your winner?

WOW 23 SMARTPHONE CAMERA SHOOTOUT – NOTE 4, LG G3, IPHONE 6 PLUS, BLACKBERRY PASSPORT, SONY, NOKIA, HTC ONE M8, S5, HUAWEI, NEXUS & MORE

Not sure about which phone or brand takes the best photos, then have a look at this super sized collection of photos from all the best and latest smartphones and some budget phones as a comparison.

Samsung Note 4 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157648796796660/

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157647679181549/

BlackBerry Passport – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157648520943848/

LG G3 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157645618979801/

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644532639249/

HTC One M8 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157643265004874/

HTC One M7 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644039700054/

Samsung S5 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157643875623354/

Samsung Note 3 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644034132513/

LG G Flex – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644114354349/

Samsung S4 Zoom – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644039495565/

Apple iPhone 5S – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035336913/

LG Nexus 4 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644039660933/

Sony Z1 Compact Z1 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644028694521/

Sony Xperia Z1 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644039246935/

Sony Z Ultra – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644083052095/

Sony QX100 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035811453/

Sony QX10 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035335185/

Huawei Ascend P6 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644028833151/

Nokia Lumia 1520 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035105534/

Nokia Lumia 1020 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644035516523/

Nokia Lumia 925 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157634991010769/

Nokia Lumia 620 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/72157644083348093/

To see the sets in one indexed page click here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinfabl100/sets/

So which phone is your winner?

Oppo, Nokia and HTC take aim at the Samsung Galaxy S5 – but it’s a dangerous idea

Ever since Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC, Nokia and now Oppo seem to be bashing it with claims from Oppo and HTC that in March they will announce something even better.

And they may have a better made and specced phone and it may be an opportunity to steal some thunder from Samsung but rumour has it Samsung has another phone in the works for a May release that could one up everyone else.

Time will tell but with Samsung launching the S5 in 115 countries on 11th April, I’m sure they are not going to have any issues with not achieving high sales.

Microsoft to buy Nokia

Here’s the link to the press release click here.

And here is the link to the open letter between Elop and Ballmer. click here.

Microsoft has agreed a deal to buy Nokia’s mobile phone business for 5.4bn euros ($7.2bn; £4.6bn).

Nokia will also license its patents and mapping services to Microsoft.

The companies said that the deal would be finalised in early 2014, when about 32,000 Nokia employees will transfer to Microsoft.

Probably the best move Microsoft had left to compete in the mobile space. Explains Bullmer leaving to allow Elop to come back and take charge.

But what we need is quick innovative ideas and great market leading products.

And this move probably ended BlackBerry as we know the company.

Less than 7 days to go for the next huge wave of new phone announcements

Get ready for the start of silly season. Within the next 7 days, the amount of new smartphone announcements is going to explode. Expect every manufacturer to reveal their lineup for the last quarter of the year, and then on 10th September, Apple will reveal all its new iPhones. Later on in September, Nokia and Google will reveal their hands too with new phones. And don’t forget Amazon. New Kindle tablets, but will they launch their first smartphone this year!

What I will try to do is consolidate the new phones releases into concise readable chunks, with my view on each new phone. Who knows, I might even review a few of them too.

Rumours of the new range of Nokia smartphones including a Phablet

Nokia is rumoured to be releasing a range of new handsets, that are quad core 1080p screens.

First up is a six-inch phablet with a 1080p display. Code name is Bandit but likely to be called Lumia 1520. This will be launched end of September and feature a 20mp camera to combat Sony’s new Z1 (Homami) which will also have a 20mp camera.

So apart from Bandit, Nokia is reportedly developing hardware bearing the names Lanai, Orion, Pegasus, Rivendell, Shorty, and Siruis.

Your guess is as good as mine as to what these other phones will feature.

Instagram coming to Windows Phone 8 but there’s a catch

Instagram is rumoured to be coming to Windows Phone 8 soon, but only sadly on Nokia Windows Phone, and the latest models.

I would imagine this might just be a limited time period before it becomes available on other brands.

Finally, Windows Phone is starting to get more decent apps, even games are now improving. And with the upcoming Nokia Lumia 925, 928 and EOS the combination of this hardware and software, shows real signs of promise.

Nokia London Event – All the latest news and details of Lumia 925

Nokia held an event this morning from London, where it announced the following –
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The Nokia Lumia 925-

-8.7-megapixel with OIS and Carl Ziess optics and flash
-A 4.5-inch OLED display
-The side ia an aluminum frame, and contains the antenna construction. Very strong reception.
-The back shows an inserted plate into the aluminum frame
-Grey and black versions, a polycarbonate rear
-Nokia Smart camera software for combining images, action shot of 10 photos, best shot, motion focus
-Ships in June at 469 euros plus taxes
-Available on T-Mobile US, China Mobile and Unicom, Vodafone UK, Italy and Spain,
-The 925 is slimmer and lighter than the 920 and will have a 32gb exclusive variant

Nokia Smart Camera –

-This software is coming as an amber update to existing Nokia’s.

Nokia Apps –

-Windows Phone has 145,000 apps

What will count with the Nokia Lumia 925 is the camera quality. Will it hold the trophy for the best smartphone camera?

Is Nokia going to launch a super Smartphone later this year?

According to the FT, Nokia is planning several high end smartphones this year, including phablet. The forthcoming phablet is described as the most “innovative” of Nokia’s planned smartphone releases this year.

It is likely that this new killer hardware device will feature a slimmer version of the Pureview 808 camera lens, offering a smartphone with a massive 41mp sensor. Rumoured also is a stylus too.

Could this type of hardware be what is required to give Nokia, Microsoft and Windows Phone the momentum to drive sales forward exponentially.

Nokia Lumia 620, 820 and 920 update

Nokia is pushing updates for the Lumia 620, 820 and 920.

It’ll bring improved auto screen brightness / touch screen functionality, camera fixes, enhanced Bluetooth headset functionality, performance and stability enhancements, according to Nokia. You can expect to see it rollout over the coming weeks.

Once I get the update on my Lumia 620 I will document how the phone has improved if at all that is.