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Apple CEO Cook: 'We have great things we are working on'

Apple on Friday officially brought its iPhone to China Mobile's 763 million subscribers. But don't go thinking that good news for Apple had CEO Tim Cook giddy enough to let slip any details of the company's plans.

During an event launching the iPhone on China Mobile, Cook was asked whether Apple might launch an iPhone with a bigger screen or offer flexible displays in future models. All Cook would say, in essence, is that customers can expect some nice updates in the future.

"We never talk about future things," Cook said, according to Bloomberg, which … Read more

Rumors suggest Nexus 10 successor to debut Android 4.5

Editor's note: After we posted this story, evleaks deleted the original tweet and followed up with another tweet that read, "Pulled the 'Nexus 10' tweet. Was sent to multiple publications, along with slightly differing 'corroborating evidence.' Signs of a hoax."

The next-generation of Nexus 10 could be the first tablet to run Android 4.5, or so says the Twitter account evleaks.

According to a recent tweet, Samsung will manufacture the tablet and include a display resolution of 2,560x1,600 pixels, a 5-megapixel main camera, and a 3-megapixel camera around front. What's more, it may … Read more

Taiwan Semiconductor eyes Q2 for next-gen iPhone TouchID production

Apple's TouchID fingerprint sensor will be in the next iPhone, according to a new report.

Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC), the production house that manufactures the fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S, will start in the second quarter producing TouchIDs for the company's next iPhone, Patently Apple reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with its plans.

This time around, TSMC has a different plan for producing the TouchID. In the iPhone 5S, the company relies on backend production of components to other firms. With the next iPhone, however, TSMC will handle the backend technology -- wafer level-chip scale packaging, according … Read more

Multiple LG smartphones could be right around the corner

A handful of smartphones discovered on benchmark site HTML5Test suggests that LG could soon debut a new round of devices. Although the scores reveal little about each particular model, all were found to be running Android 4.4 KitKat.

While there aren't many smartphones running the latest version of Android today, things should certainly change in the coming weeks. The annual Mobile World Congress takes place next month and LG has traditionally used the conference to debut multiple products. Given the newly discovered model numbers (LG-D830, LS740, LG-D410, LG-D320, LG-MS323), I expect to hear plenty of noise from LG'… Read more

T-Mobile's 'Project Houdini' rumored to shoulder your ETF

Can T-Mobile unshackle customers from rival carriers' early termination fees? That could very well be behind T-Mobile's latest secret initiative, "Project Houdini," according to TmoNews.

A source close to the blog says that T-Mobile's project will give switching customers up to $350 in credit for leaving another provider. Reportedly, the deal would be aimed at families with up to five lines of service. What's more, it would not matter if each line had its own contract end date.

The tipster says new customers would receive instant credits for trading in their current smartphone. Once a … Read more

Samsung could intro 10.5-inch tablet at CES, report says

Samsung could introduce a 10.5-inch AMOLED tablet in early January, according to a new report from Korea's ETNews.

Details recently found in a shipping manifest point to at least one of Samsung's next Galaxy Tabs coming with a premium price tag.

Factor in earlier rumors of a high-end line of tablets designed to compete with Apple's iPad and iPad Mini and things line up nicely. It stands to reason that the SM-T331 described in the manifest could be a variant of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Rumors have been spinning over the last few weeks … Read more

Oppo confirms 2K display for Find 7 smartphone

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo may fire the first shot as the war of next-gen displays gets underway. The upcoming Find 7 handset will debut with a 2,560x1,440 pixel (2K) display, according to a recent tweet from the manufacturer. And it seems like only yesterday they were readying the world's first 1080p smartphone.

There are relatively few known specifications about the Find 7; however, the rumors paint a pretty picture. Should the device live up to expectations, consumers could be in for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB RAM and a whopping 4,000mAh battery.

Presumably running … Read more

Sprint may offer LG G Flex, according to leaked pic

Sprint is expected to offer the LG G Flex in the near future, according to oft-reliable Twitter source evleaks.

A picture surfaced over the weekend that shows a press render of the device with Sprint's Spark LTE logo in the notification bar.

The curved Android is expected to hit the US at some point in the next few months. Aside from Sprint, other carriers said to be in line include AT&T and T-Mobile.

The G Flex might feature midrange hardware under the hood but its main draw is almost purely superficial. The LG handset has a curved … Read more

Rumor Has It: Apple and the mysterious missing monitor

Google Play might be getting some wanted (or unwanted, depending on how you look at it) features for its Android app. Among these features, of course, is more integration with Google+.

Also this week, a 4K monitor briefly popped up on Apple's European online retail site, and then was removed by a couple days later. What could it mean? I have a few guesses.

Thanks for watching! … Read more

Rumor Has It: Watch out Spotify, YouTube is coming for you

Samsung rumors run rampant in this week's episode.

First, insiders are predicting that a "lite" version of the giant Note 3 could be released early next year. And, not even a year after the Samsung Galaxy S4 dropped, Sammy could already be gearing up to release the Galaxy S5. And this time, it might have a more-premium feel.

The biggest news this week, though, is the rumor that YouTube is working on a subscription-based service called "Music Pass." Imagine ad-free YouTubing. Sounds good to me.

Thanks for watching!

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