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When Punkt launched the MP02, back in September of last year, it was inevitable that the first release would bring with it some software bugs on the handset. Fortunately, the company has now released the first update of the MP02’s firmware and it is now available to install over the air.
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Google has released the February 2019 Android Security Bulletin, giving carriers and device makers a fresh set of patches to install.
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Apple has released the second iOS 12.2 public beta for iPhone and iPad. Members of Apple's Beta Software Program can download the previews now and register devices now. If you have already installed iOS 12.2 public beta 1, then you can simply update using your iPhone in the normal manner.
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Energizer will reveal 26 new smartphones and feature phones at Mobile World Congress 2019. Among the new releases are a foldable smartphone, a new line of high-end phones, and a device equipped with an 18,000 mAh battery.
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Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona is just a few weeks away and Huawei has teased a looming announcement of a folding smartphone at the event. Huawei has taken to Twitter to announce an event at Mobile World Congress on February 24th at 2PM Barcelona time / 8AM ET, just days after Samsung's annual Unpacked festivities.
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BlackBerry has today rolled out the January 2019 Android Security update to BlackBerry Android devices. The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices.
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HMD Global has announced collaborations with three leading wireless providers in North America – Cricket Wireless and Verizon in the United States and Rogers in Canada. HMD Global is also expanding its selection of Nokia smartphones on Android with the launch of two wireless provider-specific devices coming to the United States this month and another coming to Rogers subsidiary brand, chatr, in Canada very soon.
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Apple has released iOS 12.1.3 for iPhone and iPad bringing bug fixes and improving performance of existing functions, with no major changes to existing features. This update fixes an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view Addresses an issue where photos could have striped artifacts after being sent from the Share Sheet.
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Apple has launched the Apple HomePod in mainland China and Hong Kong markets. The promotional material highlighted regional tweaks to Siri including recognition of queries for music genres "Mandopop" and "Cantopop," which will trigger playback of custom radio stations in Apple Music.
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Microsoft has announced December 10th, 2019 as the final end date of Windows Mobile support. The last major release of Windows 10 Mobile occurred way back on October 2017, and Microsoft has only provided security updates since that time.
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Apple has launched a new version of its Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The cases are compatible with Qi wireless chargers, which can charge an iPhone simultaneously. Alternately they can be fuelled by Lightning-to-USB cables, with USB-C enabling fast charging.
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TCL today announced that the BlackBerry KEY2 LE will be coming soon to Verizon Enterprise and Small Business customers. The Slate variant of KEY2 LE will offer Dual-SIM support, 4GB of memory, and 64GB of internal storage.
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mophie has unveiled the juice pack access battery case made to protect and wirelessly charge Apple’s latest smartphones. The juice pack access provides advanced impact protection for the Apple iPhone Xs Max, Xs/X, and XR and features extra battery, wireless charging and full access to the iPhone Lightning port.
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Google has released the January 2019 Android Security Bulletin, giving carriers and device makers a fresh set of patches to install.
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Back in September of last year, Punkt released the second version of its mobile phone, the MP02 4G. Designed by Jasper Morrison, the new MP02 benefits from 4G LTE, making it available for use worldwide and has the ability to tether to a laptop or tablet.