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Windows Phone "Mango" achieves RTM status VRNews Jul 27th, 11, 12:34 PM #1

Remember all that talk about Microsoft's upcoming "Mango" update for Windows Phone 7? You know, the update which will supposedly bring a variety of new features to the Windows Phone 7 operating system in order to put it in a better position to compete in the smartphone market? Well, the good news is that the wait for Windows Phone "Mango" is finally over; Microsoft has announced that they have officially signed off the latest build of the mobile operating system with the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) stamp of approval.

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VR-Zone http://vr-zone.com Reporting on the frontlines of PC Hardware, Mobile Gadgets and Social Web Matters Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:28:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 iPhone 6L shell compared to smaller iPhone 6 model http://vr-zone.com/articles/iphone-6l-shell-compared-smaller-iphone-6-model/81378.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=iphone-6l-shell-compared-smaller-iphone-6-model http://vr-zone.com/articles/iphone-6l-shell-compared-smaller-iphone-6-model/81378.html#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:36:34 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81378 Purported images of shells of the two iPhone 6 models have appeared online comparing both of them side by side. For the past few months now we have been constantly hearing rumors that Apple is going to release two new iPhone models this year, just like it did back in 2013. However this year it...

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Apple rumored to increase iPad Air 2 RAM to 2GB http://vr-zone.com/articles/apple-rumored-increase-ipad-air-2-ram-2gb/81376.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=apple-rumored-increase-ipad-air-2-ram-2gb http://vr-zone.com/articles/apple-rumored-increase-ipad-air-2-ram-2gb/81376.html#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:19:36 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81376 As per the latest rumor regarding Apple’s next generation tablet it is going to have double the amount of RAM that the iPad Air currently has. Last year Apple released the iPad Air. It brought a handful of design changes for the tablet which brings its look and feel in line with the iPad mini...

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Meet the Chairless Chair: a seat you can ‘wear’ to sit anywhere http://vr-zone.com/articles/meet-chairless-chair-seat-can-wear-sit-anywhere/81369.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-chairless-chair-seat-can-wear-sit-anywhere http://vr-zone.com/articles/meet-chairless-chair-seat-can-wear-sit-anywhere/81369.html#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:43:34 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81369 Why didn’t I think of this earlier? Designed and developed by Swiss startup noonee, the Chairless Chair is a wearable device that acts like a chair-like-support exoskeleton when you need it, and a lightweight mechanical contraption when you don’t. To wear it, you must strap it to your thigh and calves, followed by a tightening of a belt around...

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iPhone 6 front and rear-shell combined give complete look at Apple’s upcoming juggernaut http://vr-zone.com/articles/iphone-6-front-rear-shell-combined-give-complete-look-apples-upcoming-juggernaut/81359.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=iphone-6-front-rear-shell-combined-give-complete-look-apples-upcoming-juggernaut http://vr-zone.com/articles/iphone-6-front-rear-shell-combined-give-complete-look-apples-upcoming-juggernaut/81359.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:26:13 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81359 The 4.7″ iPhone 6 reminds us of the original iPhone (2007). With Apple’s rumored iPhone event for September 9th less than three weeks away, leaks for the upcoming iPhone 6 are getting stronger, and more authentic. So far, we know Apple’s next device will come with an unusually durable sapphire display, a 4.7″ display, and...

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Sony Xperia M2 Aqua brings top-notch waterproofing to low-end Android sector http://vr-zone.com/articles/sony-xperia-m2-aqua-brings-top-notch-waterproofing-low-end-android-sector/81350.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sony-xperia-m2-aqua-brings-top-notch-waterproofing-low-end-android-sector http://vr-zone.com/articles/sony-xperia-m2-aqua-brings-top-notch-waterproofing-low-end-android-sector/81350.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:22:15 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81350 So far considered premium features worthy of only expensive high-end mobile devices, water and dust protection make their Western debut on an entry-level, hopefully budget-sensible Android – Sony’s Xperia M2 Aqua. Given Sony was the one to push waterproofing into the mainstream mobile décor in the first place, it feels right for the Japanese to...

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Apple may sell 75 million iPhone 6 units before year’s end http://vr-zone.com/articles/apple-may-sell-75-million-iphone-6-units-years-end/81342.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=apple-may-sell-75-million-iphone-6-units-years-end http://vr-zone.com/articles/apple-may-sell-75-million-iphone-6-units-years-end/81342.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:16:30 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81342 RBC Capital Markets notified investors today that it expects demand for new iPhones to surge so much so that Apple may sell over 75 million units by the end of this year. The reason why Apple may sell more than 75 million units of the new iPhones can be easily understood. This year the iPhones are...

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Meet the noPhone, a hilarious, innovative smartphone surrogate http://vr-zone.com/articles/meet-nophone-hilarious-innovative-smartphone-surrogate/81345.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-nophone-hilarious-innovative-smartphone-surrogate http://vr-zone.com/articles/meet-nophone-hilarious-innovative-smartphone-surrogate/81345.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:47:56 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81345 The noPhone may not technically be a smart device, or a real phone for that matter, but it does offer a “technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact”, and so it’s a truly unique… thing, with an unrivaled list of special features. Forget 2K, 4K, 8K screen resolution, quad-core, octa-core, 64-bit processors, PureView cameras, wireless charging,...

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‘Swing Copters’, aka Vertical ‘Flappy Bird’, making its comeback, er, debut this week http://vr-zone.com/articles/swing-copters-aka-vertical-flappy-bird-making-comeback-er-debut-week/81339.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=swing-copters-aka-vertical-flappy-bird-making-comeback-er-debut-week http://vr-zone.com/articles/swing-copters-aka-vertical-flappy-bird-making-comeback-er-debut-week/81339.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:12:38 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81339 Defying all the haters that dubbed his work a one-hit wonder affair, “Flappy Bird” phenomenon creator Dong Nguyen is back with an original new product (yeah, right), called “Swing Copters” and featuring basically the exact same gameplay as the erstwhile aviary gold mine. It may feel like a hundred years ago now, but the incredible...

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iPhones with sapphire displays to hit the market next year http://vr-zone.com/articles/iphones-sapphire-displays-hit-market-next-year/81338.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=iphones-sapphire-displays-hit-market-next-year http://vr-zone.com/articles/iphones-sapphire-displays-hit-market-next-year/81338.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:37:39 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81338 According to a JPMorgan analyst Apple isn’t going to release iPhones with sapphire displays this year instead its setting up the stage for 2015. There is no shortage of reports and rumors about Apple replacing Corning’s Gorilla Glass with sapphire displays in the iPhone 6. While the company hasn’t confirmed if the change is going to...

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Ultra-affordable $200 HP Stream Windows 8.1 laptop detailed at last, low-end specs in tow http://vr-zone.com/articles/ultra-affordable-200-hp-stream-windows-8-1-laptop-detailed-last-low-end-specs-tow/81331.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ultra-affordable-200-hp-stream-windows-8-1-laptop-detailed-last-low-end-specs-tow http://vr-zone.com/articles/ultra-affordable-200-hp-stream-windows-8-1-laptop-detailed-last-low-end-specs-tow/81331.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:16:49 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81331 Enough joking around and waiting for Chromebook demand to miraculously start lagging after so many great months, Microsoft is just about ready to take the bull by the horns and launch a super-low-cost Windows 8.1 rival. Remember the uber-affordable Windows-powered HP Stream laptop that Microsoft officials teased last month as basically the lead executioner of...

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COMEX 2014 promises to be different http://vr-zone.com/articles/comex-2014-promises-different/81382.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=comex-2014-promises-different http://vr-zone.com/articles/comex-2014-promises-different/81382.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:48:25 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81382 Once again Comex falls on us every year come end august! Singapore’s biggest IT exhibition will be held at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from 28 to 31 August at Levels 4 and 6. Comex starts at 12pm and ends at 9pm for these 4 days and as usual, admission is free.   Comex 2014 promises to be different Celebrating the show’s...

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Reversible USB cables may be shipped with upcoming Apple mobile devices http://vr-zone.com/articles/reversible-usb-cables-may-shipped-upcoming-apple-mobile-devices/81328.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=reversible-usb-cables-may-shipped-upcoming-apple-mobile-devices http://vr-zone.com/articles/reversible-usb-cables-may-shipped-upcoming-apple-mobile-devices/81328.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:41:35 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81328 It is possible that Apple may ship USB cables that are reversible on both ends with upcoming mobile devices like the iPhone 6. Apple’s Lightning cable, which replaced the old 30 pin dock connector cables, is reversible on one end. While it still has a conventional USB plug, the other end is reversible meaning that...

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A8 iPhone 6 processor will reportedly have 1GB RAM http://vr-zone.com/articles/a8-iphone-6-processor-will-reportedly-1gb-ram/81326.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a8-iphone-6-processor-will-reportedly-1gb-ram http://vr-zone.com/articles/a8-iphone-6-processor-will-reportedly-1gb-ram/81326.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:16:29 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81326 Alleged details of the next generation iPhone have emerged online today, its A8 processor may be accompanied by 1GB of RAM. Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 6 next month, like last year it may unveil two new models. Both will be powered by the company’s A8 processor. Questions have been asked many times...

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Motorola Droid Turbo crops up out of nowhere, S805 and QHD screen in tow http://vr-zone.com/articles/motorola-droid-turbo-crops-nowhere-s805-qhd-screen-tow/81321.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=motorola-droid-turbo-crops-nowhere-s805-qhd-screen-tow http://vr-zone.com/articles/motorola-droid-turbo-crops-nowhere-s805-qhd-screen-tow/81321.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:58:25 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81321 Yet another upcoming top-shelf Motorola smartphone seems to have surfaced online, carrying the ballsy Droid Turbo moniker and a Samsung Galaxy Note 4-rivaling spec sheet. There are unflattering gadget names, like, say, Droid Razr, there are those that subtly convey the right message, such as Droid Ultra, and then there are stage names that ditch...

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Premature Best Buy listing outs Moto 360 price and near-complete list of features http://vr-zone.com/articles/premature-best-buy-listing-outs-moto-360-price-near-complete-list-features/81316.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=premature-best-buy-listing-outs-moto-360-price-near-complete-list-features http://vr-zone.com/articles/premature-best-buy-listing-outs-moto-360-price-near-complete-list-features/81316.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:21:01 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81316 After gathering numerous bleak pricing hints in regards to the unveiled-but-not-yet-released Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch, it comes as a very nice last-minute surprise that the Android Wear timepiece is officially listed at a palatable $250. Still likely a few weeks away from a commercial launch, the hotly anticipated Moto 360 has just been exposed by...

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5.5-inch ‘iPhone 6L’ tipped as 2,915 mAh battery beast, 4.7-inch iPhone 6 packs 1,810 mAh http://vr-zone.com/articles/5-5-inch-iphone-6l-tipped-2915-mah-battery-beast-4-7-inch-iphone-6-packs-1810-mah/81311.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-5-inch-iphone-6l-tipped-2915-mah-battery-beast-4-7-inch-iphone-6-packs-1810-mah http://vr-zone.com/articles/5-5-inch-iphone-6l-tipped-2915-mah-battery-beast-4-7-inch-iphone-6-packs-1810-mah/81311.html#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:48:19 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81311 With a little over three weeks reportedly left until Apple finally brings to light the greatly anticipated iPhone 6 pair, the battery capacity puzzle seems fully settled, although the latest purported leaks out of Asia, like all Asian leaks, have to be taken with prudence. For a perennially vigilant tech giant vis-à-vis unauthorized spills of...

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HTC One E8, aka plastic-made M8, en route to America’s Sprint http://vr-zone.com/articles/htc-one-e8-aka-plastic-made-m8-en-route-americas-sprint/81302.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=htc-one-e8-aka-plastic-made-m8-en-route-americas-sprint http://vr-zone.com/articles/htc-one-e8-aka-plastic-made-m8-en-route-americas-sprint/81302.html#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:06:08 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81302 HTC’s fantastic in plastic, affordable, single rear camera-sporting take on the all-metal One M8, confusingly named One E8, is apparently headed stateside, after going live in a handful of European and Asian territories back in June. I bet you did not see this coming. Nor did we. I mean, we did, but a while ago,...

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Kateeva’s coating makes bendable displays affordable http://vr-zone.com/articles/kateevas-coating-makes-bendable-displays-affordable/81296.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kateevas-coating-makes-bendable-displays-affordable http://vr-zone.com/articles/kateevas-coating-makes-bendable-displays-affordable/81296.html#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:38:49 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81296 California-based Kateeva claims to have invented a flexible coating which can seal OLED displays. Their coating, which costs half the price of other alternatives, would allow for production of bendable screens at affordable prices. Bendable displays have been showing up at trade shows for a few years now, but the technology is still prohibitively expensive....

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Near-complete Samsung Galaxy Note 4 spec sheet surfaces, teasing also begins http://vr-zone.com/articles/near-complete-samsung-galaxy-note-4-spec-sheet-surfaces-teasing-also-begins/81289.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=near-complete-samsung-galaxy-note-4-spec-sheet-surfaces-teasing-also-begins http://vr-zone.com/articles/near-complete-samsung-galaxy-note-4-spec-sheet-surfaces-teasing-also-begins/81289.html#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:20:09 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81289 You’d think Samsung would be in full damage control mode now that nearly everything there is to know about its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is out, but even as a credible, semi-exhaustive list of features transpires, the Koreans insist on keeping mystery in the air. Everybody ready to start the countdown? We’re officially 19 days...

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First Asus smartwatch headed for market in September with Android Wear on board http://vr-zone.com/articles/first-asus-smartwatch-headed-market-september-android-wear-board/81283.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=first-asus-smartwatch-headed-market-september-android-wear-board http://vr-zone.com/articles/first-asus-smartwatch-headed-market-september-android-wear-board/81283.html#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:21:18 +0000 http://vr-zone.com/?p=81283 Unlike Sony, which stubbornly wagers on a proprietary smartwatch OS, Asus reportedly plans to keep its wearable efforts simple and adopt the growing Android Wear platform. It was pretty much set in stone when we first heard about it, via “sources in the know”, but now you can deem it official too. As per statements...

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