HTC 8X Receiving Windows Phone 8 GDR2 Update

If you are a proud HTC 8X owner, you would be happy to hear that the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 Update has started rolling out for the unlocked version of the device, as expected. Few days back, Samsung Ativ S units also received the update. We have even seen this information lately in a software update sheet released by the Australian carrier Telstra.

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New York to implement “texting zones” along state highways

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced his new plan to cut down on texting while driving…texting stops.

Existing Park-n-Ride facilities, rest stops and parking areas will be designated as places for drivers to pull over and send text messages. To start, there will be 91 locations, along with nearly 300 signs to notify drivers.

Today, one out of 5 accidents can be attributed to distracted driving. New York state saw a 365% increase in tickets issued for distracted driving during the summer of 2013 over the summer of 2012.

Cuomo said, “With this new effort, we are sending a clear message to drivers that there is no excuse to take your hands off the wheel and eyes off the road, because your text can wait until the next texting zone.”

Blackberry A10 LCD Screen and Digitizer Leaked

We have heard many rumors about BlackBerry working on a new flagship smartphone called the BlackBerry A10. The device has even shown up in a short video and in some leaked pictures. The rumored specs are that the BlackBerry A10 will have a 5 inch display, a dual core processor 2GB of RAM.

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Geeksphone Handsets Get Firefox OS 1.1 Update

Geeksphone have released the Firefox OS 1.1 update for their two handsets, the Keon and Peak, and the update apparently brings a number of improvements to both devices.

The improvement include tweaks to the HD displays, improvements to the email app and calendar app, plus a number of other enhancements.

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Unlocked Red BlackBerry Q5 Now Available

The unlocked red blackberry Q5 is now available in the UK from mobile retailer Clove, the handset retails for 330 including taxes, and it comes with BlackBerry 10.

The BlackBerry Q5 features a 3.1 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels, plus a full QWERTY keyboard, it also features front and rear facing cameras.

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Rogers to Release Blackberry OS 10.2 in Late-October

Earlier this month, Blackberry unveiled their first 5-inch handset known as Z30 at a press event. The handset comes with the latest Blackberry OS 10.2. It was also announced that the update will hit Blackberry Z10, Q10 and Q5 from October, but no exact ETA was given as it’s also subjected to carrier approvals. After the update is released by Blackberry, it could take some time for carriers to test the update, add customizations and release it.

For those of you who are using Rogers, you can expect the update by the end of this month.

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