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BlackBerry Passport launches with 4.5-inch square screen and wide physical keyboard

Formerly Research In Motion, now just BlackBerry has unveiled its first phone in a year, in the BlackBerry Passport.


It comes with a square 4.5-inch 1,440 x 1,400 screen and with a physical keyboard – where the phone is shaped like a passport.

The display is noted to be optimised for business, with its way of showing a spreadsheet in almost its entirety – with 30 per cent more screen viewable, than a 5-inch version, and with 60 characters per line

That is with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen, in a forged stainless steel frame.

Its winder than usual keyboard is touch enabled, with trackpad-esque navigation and touch gestures all possible.

Powering it is a quad-core 2.2 GHZ Processor; 3 GB RAM; 32GB of internal storage; microSD card support, and a 13MP OIS based rear camera.

Its battery comes in the form of 3450 mAh power source, noted to be the largest battery for any smartphone or phablet - with up to 30 hours of mixed use.

Running the phone is the latest BlackBerry 10.3 OS, with the BlackBerry Blend remote client – allowing access to the phones’ contents, anywhere in the world, through a client. You can also reply to BBMs from the desktop, answer emails from the phone, drag and drop files and much more – on Android and Apple tablets, Windows and Mac laptops or computers, based clients.

There is also a BlackBerry Siri like Assistant, plus the Amazon Appstore is preinstalled, with access to its Android-forked apps.

BlackBerry has said the Passport is now available through the world, where its purchasable for £529 in the UK – SIM free. It is coming to Carphone Warehouse, this coming Friday.

Mobile Phone Review Roundup: Apple iPhone 6 Plus review

Omio is rounding up all the Apple iPhone 6 Plus mobile phone reviews over the past week from the major tech titles in the UK.

This is all in order to bring you an all-inclusive and encompassing view of the opinions, from the various handset reviewers.



Apple iPhone 6 Plus review

You wait a year for a new iPhone and then two come along at once. A surprise to many, Apple released not only the iPhone 6 but also the iPhone 6 Plus, a monster of a phone that comes with a 5.5-inch display, higher screen resolution, a larger battery, and optical image stabilisation.

The iPhone 6 Plus could be seen as the biggest response to shifting trends in smartphones, with many top Android and Windows Phone devices lording it over the iPhone for a number of years thanks to the larger display choices.

Now the iPhone offers you choices, with the iPhone 6 Plus squaring up against the phablets. But is this an iPhone that’s just too big?



The iPhone 6 Plus is certainly one for the power users and certainly one for those looking for a big screen experience. But with a bigger battery and a bigger display comes a device that for many will be just too big overall.

Having the benefit of using both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus over the last week we’ve kept coming back to the iPhone 6 Plus, only to return to the iPhone 6 every time. It’s as if our heart drawing us to something new and exciting, but our head is going with the more practical and more efficient, familiar, device.

Do you want a phone that slips in your pocket and is great for making calls, snapping pictures, and doing emails on the go, or are you after a device that is a smaller iPad, even better for watching movies or surfing the web on the train?

It really comes down to how you want to use your phone. If you are normally sitting down or taking a more considered moment to check something then the 6 Plus is perfect. If you are more of an on-the-go kind of person, checking emails whilst wrestling with an umbrella, we suspect that you’ll do better with the regular iPhone 6.

Where it gets even more confusing is when you start to factor in the Apple Watch and, if you own a Mac, how Continuity and Handoff will let you access key snippets of your phone without you having to get it out of your pocket. It means you can opt for the bigger size, knowing that for the most time you will probably be using another device to read messages. Oh the torture.

As for how it compares to the competition, the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note range or the LG G3 are a very different proposition. The Note with its S Pen stylus is very good at what it does and Apple isn’t trying to tackle that approach, even if, in some way, it should be.

The iPhone 6 Plus is something different that some will say is confused and some won’t understand, but for that niche that wants to have it all Apple and all over the big screen, then the iPhone 6 Plus is there for them.

We suspect the iPhone 6 Plus will be the source of perplexity for a long time to come. Bigger really is bigger, but not always better. Read the full Apple iPhone 6 Plus review on Pocket Lint.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus review

Until very recently, Apple would have said anything above 4 inches. Now, though, we have the 4.7in iPhone 6 and its gargantuan sibling, the 5.5in iPhone 6 Plus.

The 6 Plus is like the 6 after a massive injection of smartphone growth hormone. As well as being bigger by far, it also has a higher resolution screen, comes with a bigger battery hidden away inside and even has an improved camera.

So while bigger doesn’t always equal better, there’s every reason to suppose it will do here. Or at least that’s what Apple hopes.

Note that most of what we’ve said in our more in-depth Apple iPhone 6 review also applies to the 6 Plus, so we’ve concentrated on the differences here. For the full picture, you’ll want to give the iPhone 6 review a read too.



The iPhone 6 Plus will undoubtedly be too big for some hands. It’s far bigger physically than any previous iPhone but also bigger than any comparable Android. The LG G3, which has the same size screen, is dwarfed by it. Even the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, with its 5.7in display, is shorter.

That said, the combination of its super-thin body and smooth metal build make it easier to hold and use than you might expect. Plus, it offers a few advantages over the iPhone 6, namely that bigger, higher-res screen and increased battery life.

Really, there’s very little wrong with it beyond its size. But it is very big. So unless you’re specifically looking for a smartphone/tablet hybrid, or have particularly large hands, you’ll be better off with the iPhone 6. Read the full Apple iPhone 6 Plus review on Stuff.

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iPhone 6 Plus review

A 5.5-inch iPhone. It’s something which will send a shudder down the spines of a collective of die-hard Apple fans, a handset some thought we’d never see from the Cupertino-based outfit.

Yet here I am, staring down the barrel of the biggest iPhone in history – the iPhone 6 Plus.

It arrived alongside the iPhone 6 – Apple’s new flagship smartphone – which measures 4.7 inches, making it more welcoming to a wider array of palms than the supersized iPhone 6 Plus.

Many of you, especially those of an Android persuasion, may be wondering what all the fuss is about. After all the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 turned up with a 5.5-inch display over two years ago.

Take a moment to glance at the history of the iPhone though, and you’ll see why the iPhone 6 Plus is such a big deal.

Previously Apple has only dealt in two screen sizes – a 3.5-inch display graced the first five generations of iPhone, and just three have had the pleasure of a larger 4-inch display.



Combining premium design and Apple’s high level of finesse the iPhone 6 Plus is a highly accomplished smartphone which will hit all the right marks for anyone desperate for a big screened iPhone.

Android fans hell-bent on a phablet sized smartphone full to the brim with the latest tech and monster power are unlikely to favour the iPhone 6 Plus, which on paper doesn’t stack up in terms of raw specs.

But that won’t matter to Apple, or to those who part with a princely sum of money to own an iPhone 6 Plus.

The iPhone 6 Plus brings together excellently Apple’s tried and tested design, craftsmanship and interface into the larger form factor – providing the perfect smartphone for those who require a bigger display while also revelling in the simplicity and intuition that an Apple handset continues to bring. Read the full iPhone 6 Plus review on TechRadar.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus review

The iPhone 6 Plus is the biggest iPhone Apple’s ever made, which is not a fact to trip over lightly. That midland between smartphone and tablet occupied most impressively by the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 is a road that the Cupertino firm has shunned in the past for being clumsy to control. But not any more.
As the iPhone 6 Plus emerged from the Flint Center launch event as arguably the buzz handset, the way it can handle tasks differently to its smaller twin – a full-HD screen, that bigger battery and a tablet-style landscape mode – set it out as one to watch. We’ve had our hands all over it for the last couple of days, so here’s our early verdict.

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The iPhone 6 Plus is a big departure for Apple – a BIG departure – and one initially we weren’t onboard with, but its software stabilisers have helped us to stop worrying and learn to love the phablet. The full-HD screen (finally) is stunning, with so much display to get lost in, while the build tries its hardest to be as size-flattering as possible. The tweaks in iOS 8 are focused and shave noticeable seconds off tasks, while landscape mode is incredibly natural for typing and organising, and a design choice we wish had made it to the standard iPhone 6 just for its functionality.
Yet there are compromises, the biggest as ever being the price. With no 32GB storage option, any user above very light is going to be dropping 700 notes here; which is a lot for something which won’t suit everyone’s needs – and in this oversized frame that’s a meal to manhandle with only one mitt, we’re not sure the 6 Plus will. The size is definitely going to divide people, as it will come down entirely to what you want to use your device for.
But then it’s supposed to – the iPhone 6 is also here for more traditional usage. It seems churlish to criticise the addition of choice or, in turn, a phablet for, in fact, trying to be a phablet. The iPhone 6 Plus on those terms is a strong first entry into a market that is palpably growing and has been dominated by Google’s platform to date. Whether there are enough headline specs here to steal away Android phablet fans is questionable, but as a way of catching floating voters focused on usability, and upgrading existing users who have daydreamed about jumping to a bigger screen? Apple’s just about on the money. Read the full Apple iPhone 6 Plus review on T3.

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Mobile Phone Review Roundup: Apple iPhone 6

Omio is rounding up all the Apple iPhone 6 mobile phone reviews over the past week from the major tech titles in the UK.

This is all in order to bring you an all-inclusive and encompassing view of the opinions, from the various handset reviewers.



Apple iPhone 6 review

Apple’s flagship iPhone has been updated and upgraded bringing with it a new design, new features, and new excitement. With the rest of the year’s smartphones laid out – except the next Nexus – this is the time for the iPhone to reassert itself against competition that’s stronger than ever.

With Apple’s two-year design cycle, the iPhone 5 model was ready for a refresh, bringing not one, but two new iPhone models and seeing Apple step up in size.

But is it just a case of giving Apple your money, knowing that it’s going to be a solid offering? Or has the company lost its direction with the eighth iPhone?



In the iPhone 6, Apple has managed to make a phone that doesn’t necessarily bring anything new to the smartphone arena – Apple Pay aside – but at the same time makes everything work so effortlessly. All the features you will find on the iPhone 6 can be found elsewhere in the Android or Windows Phone world, but not always in such a fluid and easy-to-use way.

With iOS 8 and the new screen size, Apple has pretty much removed all excuses not to upgrade from older devices, as well as making the iPhone 6 a phone that’s difficult to ignore for those on other platforms.

Of course there is still plenty missing: you don’t get the highest resolution display around, there’s no wireless charging, replaceable battery, no waterproofing, no microSD card, no real NFC beyond Apple Pay, and no wide open operating system for all to use regardless.

But many won’t care. The app choice of Apple is outstanding, the 128GB storage quota is enough (as long as you can afford it), and do we really need NFC pairing? Add that to an incredibly polished operating system in iOS 8 and you end up with a phone that will sell truck loads for many months to come.

For iPhone 5 or 5S users looking to upgrade, the decision is a no-brainer: the iPhone 6 is superior in all aspects to previous devices sporting a better design, a better display, a better experience all around.

The build quality on the iPhone 6 is exquisite, leaving you with one really tough decision: whether to go for the iPhone 6 or the much bigger iPhone 6 Plus. Regardless of which you do opt for, this is the best iPhone yet. Read the full Apple iPhone 6 review on Pocket Lint.

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Apple iPhone 6 review

Wave after wave of Samsungs, Sonys, LGs and HTCs have surfed on to shelves and into our hearts, each toting a bigger screen than last year’s model.

Not only that but these Androids have got bigger and better in every other way too. BIGGER cameras! FASTER processors! LONGER-lasting batteries!

Meanwhile Apple has stubbornly refused to enter the smartphone arms race, hopping from a 3.5in screen to the 4in iPhone 5 and staying there for the 5s. Until now.

Enter the iPhone 6 with its 4.7in screen, A8 brain, iOS 8, NFC and bigger battery. Finally, Apple has an iPhone to compete on specs. And industrial design. And apps. And ecosystem.

It promises to be the best iPhone ever. So let’s find out if the reality lives up to the dream.



In order to really judge the iPhone 6 you first have to consider what it’s not.

It’s not a mega-screened wannabe phablet. It’s not a 2K-display-packing pixel king. It’s not the most powerful phone ever, it’s not the most megapixelly phone ever, it’s not even the longest-lastingest phone ever. The best Androids still beat it on all these counts.

But that’s just specs. What it is, is the best iPhone ever.

It’s a real looker, with an amazingly slim and deeply attractive build. It feels lovely in the hand, despite the extra size. It has the best screen of any iPhone – big enough to be useful, with gorgeous colours. It’s the most powerful iPhone ever, even if in use all you’ll know is that it feels very fast. It has the best battery of any iPhone ever, lasting well into a second day. And it also packs some of Apple’s biggest software innovations in years, although we’ll have to wait for the likes of Apple Pay to make their way over here.

The iPhone 5s, for all its qualities, didn’t do enough to put Apple back on top. It just lagged too far behind its Android rivals in key areas.

But the iPhone 6, with its combination of fresh new form factor, the upcoming links to desktop via Yosemite and the promise of Apple Pay, might just do the trick. Read the full Apple iPhone 6 review on Stuff.

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iPhone 6 review

Despite record sales, Apple was heading for a fall. Not this year, or the next. But the brand had been trading on the same phone for four years and something big was needed to keep it current.

So with that, the iPhone 6, and its bigger brother, the iPhone 6 Plus, were born to keep Apple at the sharp end of a market that was starting to lust after powerful, big screen smartphones with clever and premium design.

The iPhone 6 certainly addresses a number of the problems Apple had developed, coming with a much larger screen (although not dramatically increasing the size of the phone) a boosted processor, better camera, improved battery and crucially: overhauled design.

This is the sixth iPhone I’ve reviewed now, and there’s a real sense that this one is really rather different.

I wrote last year that Apple was becoming more aware that the time when it could define what consumers would buy in the smartphone is ending – and with the 4.7-inch screen, it’s clearly had to admit defeat in the smaller screen market.

There will be some that will miss that screen size, maintaining that they don’t want a bigger display on their phone – but nearly all of those people won’t have spent any appreciable time with a larger device, and I believe that a good portion of you thinking you need a smaller phone will quickly come to appreciate the power a bigger handset brings without hurting quality.

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When I first picked up the iPhone 6, I thought this was going to be a hard review to write. Had Apple just changed the shape but kept the same inherent problems? Was there really enough new to make it a phone that really helped the company leap forward?

The answer is: the iPhone 6 is a brilliant phone. It’s the first time I’d even consider using an iPhone as my daily device, thanks to the larger screen, better keyboard and most importantly upgraded battery life.

However, the price is still tremendously off-putting and the screen, while perfectly fine (and sometimes impressive) in day to day use will still irritate me, knowing that I’ve not got the best experience for my money.

But that’s the only bugbear I have with the iPhone 6. It feels amazing in the hand. Apple has somehow made a phone too thin and turned it into a positive. The operating system is smarter and more intuitive than ever, and that’s without even factoring in the strong ecosystem of apps and media that Apple users get.

We’ll ignore the Trojan Horsing of the U2 album for now.

I promised I wouldn’t say the iPhone 6 is the best iPhone Apple has ever made, and thankfully I don’t have to. I used that phrase for the 5S, as there wasn’t a lot else that was worthy of a headline statement.

So while the iPhone 6 might not be the most powerful, most attractive, best at photography or best for battery life, Apple has put it all together in a way that, if you can forgive the price (and that’s a big if), offers a phone that should be at the sharp end of your consideration for your next smartphone. Read the full iPhone 6 review on TechRadar.

– Check out all the Apple iPhone 6 deals on OMIO, today!



Apple iPhone 6 review

No single piece of consumer tech generates as much chatter as Apple’s iPhones and this year the Cupertino firm has again given us two different models to chew over. But whereas last year’s aluminium iPhone 5S and plastic iPhone 5C double-header was seen as a divide between premium and budget, this time the duo are all about size: how large do you want to go, and is bigger really better?
While we take on the 5.5-inch, phablet-like iPhone 6 Plus elsewhere, here we’re concentrating on Apple’s bread and butter, the iPhone 6, the obvious upgrade for Apple fans and the competition for Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha and T3’s reigning Phone of the Year, HTC’s One M8. We’ve had our hands prodding its apps and updates for the last couple of days, so here’s our early verdict.

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iPhone 6: Verdict
The king is dead, long live the king: the new iPhone 6 is everything we’ve come to expect from the annual Apple smartphone upgrade – new look, retuned OS, refined camera. The difference is that this year, that new look is the most stylish in years and that OS’s functionality has been buffed within an inch of its life. The genuinely longer battery life that comes as a bonus with the bigger chassis is nicely unexpected.
But while the boldness this year has definitely been used up on the phone’s new silhouette and the handset tag team’s sizes, it seems at first that Apple has played it relatively safe elsewhere, tinkering underneath instead of throwing the baby out with the bath water. Yet we’ll do well to remember that so much of iOS 8 is still untapped at launch, with much potential to report back on when Apple Pay, Health, HomeKit and CarPlay are properly up and running. Even before all that, it’s already looking to be the efficiency hub that iOS 7 promised.
Of course, there are always niggles. The sub-full-HD display will irk some, though on a 4.7-inch screen you’ve got to go out of your way to have an issue with it. But go out of your way you may well do when you’ve had a look at how much you’ll be spending, as the Apple price premium shows no sign of slipping; we’d completely understand someone baulking at these prices.
Yet it’s an undeniably desirable smartphone – I’d argue back on top of the design league after the HTC One M8 trumped the iPhone 5S last year – that produces the consistent and classy experience you expect from Apple, with increasingly powerful software packed on to a scaled-up modern mobile.
And still grumbling it’s too small? Well, go for the iPhone 6 Plus, which has all of the pros here, with a few more chucked in for good measure, too, if your hands can handle it. Decisions, decisions… Read the full Apple iPhone 6 review on T3.

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Amazon Fire phone to launch exclusively with O2, deals from £33 a month

Former British Telecom mobile phone network O2 has unveiled that it will solely be selling the Amazon Fire mobile phone.

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This will also be with a full year’s access to Amazon Prime, with its Prime Instant Video, Kindle owner’s lending library and the one-day shipping.

It has a feature called Dynamic Perspective that uses a new sensor system. This responds to the way you hold the fire, view, and move it around – thanks to the four cameras, in each corner – that display a 3D effect.

This is all on its 4.7-inch HD screen, quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor; 2GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of storage.

There is also integration with the electronic retailers 33 million tracks, TV shows, movies, apps, games – and of course, books.

“We’re proud to be partnering with Amazon to bring Fire to the UK,” said Nina Bibby, Marketing and Consumer Director at O2.

“Both O2 and Amazon share a passion for putting customers at the heart of everything we do, whilst driving innovation to deliver outstanding experiences.”

“That is why, through this partnership, we’re so excited that O2 customers will be the first in the UK to get their hands on Fire.”

O2 has said the Amazon Fire Phone will be available from £33 a month, with a 2GB data allowance.

Apple Watch announced: Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition

Cupertino based iDevice maker Apple has taken the lid off its smartwatch, called Apple Watch – at the same event that launched the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Its screen is a flexible Retina display, with a machine polished sapphire screen – coming in at two different sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm.

Powering it is a bespoke S1 chip, with WIFI and Bluetooth, plus it has many sensors integrated.

These are along the lines of a taptic engine, with four LED lenses that detect pulse rates, where there’s an accelerometer, and gyroscope built-in.

The watch dial can be used to zoom in and out of the screen, ideal for the likes of maps.

It is also used as a home button, plus a way to access Siri – and it works in conjunction with an iPhone, – with message and voice dictation.

Six different straps are said to be offered, noted to be leather, stainless steel, polymer and a metal mesh.

Notifications can be actioned on the screen, where its digital touch dial can be used to bring up contacts, with access to fitness apps and much more.

Apple’s Watch is due out early 2015, with a cost of $349.

Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus announced with 4.7 and 5.5-inch screens

Cupertino based iDevice maker Apple has unveiled its new flagship mobile phones – the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus – with a larger screens.


Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has a 1,334 x 750 resolution screen, whereas the 5.5-inch version comes with a 1,920 x 1,080 display.

The 6 is 6.8mm thin, whereas the 6 Plus comes in at 7.1mm.

Running the phones is the Apple A8, second generation, 64-bit processor and the iOS 8 operating system (arriving on supported iPhones, 18th).

That is said to be 20 per cent faster than what has come before, with 50 per cent more graphics power.

Onboard is a new M8 coprocessor, with new distance and elevation fitness tracker features.

It supports 20 different 4G LTE bands around the world, with 802.11ac WIFI – said to be three times as fast.

There is an 8-megapixel camera built-in, with a new f/2.2 aperture sensor, boasting faster autofocus – with a 43-megapixel panorama mode.

It also has a new payment method, where you can use your thumb to make payments – with Apple Pay, NFC and the TouchID sensor.

These will be available in 16, 64 and 128GB version – with pre-ordering opening on the 12th of September, where it will be around to own on the 19th

Motorola Moto 360: hands-on pictures

Omio is publishing these hands-on images of the new Motorola Moto 360 – its round screen smartwatch.

It comes with an edge to edge 1.56-inch display, running Android Wear with its ‘OK Google’ voice, hands-on free, interaction for sending texts, getting directions and more.

There is also a heart rate monitor build-in, plus an array of sensor, in a wearable that has an IP67 rating – allowing it to be caught in the rain.

Onboard is 4GB of storage, with wireless charging in under 2 hours, plus a full day battery.

Our pics show the watch on a wrist, with various screens such as notifications for a flight – with the QR code boarding pass.

We also have captured calendar birthday reminders; its fitness and heart rate monitor, and finally, the silver and black versions of the Moto 360.

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The new Moto X: hands-on pictures

We have spent some time with the new Moto X mobile phone, ahead of its official unveiling - and are now running these hands-on shots.

They are of an updated Moto X, with a 5.2-inch full high definition 1080p screen, with a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU – which allows its 13-megapixel, flash-ring camera, to record video in 4K.

There are updated voice commands and better hands-free interaction with the Moto X,  plus it can soon be customised before ordering – in over 4,000 different ways.

Below are images of the phone, showing its new aluminium frame and the bamboo rear. That moves on to the home screen, apps, and ends with the three options at launch, black, black leather and the bamboo finish.

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The new Moto G: hands-on pictures

Omio caught up with Motorola at Berlin’s IFA event, ahead of the new Moto G launch – where we captured these hands-on shots of the updated phone.

It now comes with a 5-inch-inch 720p screen, with front-facing stereo speakers, where it’s running a clean version of Android KitKat.

It’s backed by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, 8 or 16GB of storage, microSD card support and with an 8MP camera on the rear.

Our pics show the phone, its curved rear and camera, plus a number of shots of the Moto apps – ending with the original Moto G Vs the new Moto G.












Motorola launches the new Moto X and Moto G mobile phones, plus round Moto 360 smartwatch

Former Google owned company Motorola has unveiled its latest lineup of devices at Berlin’s IFA – the second generation of its voice activated Moto X and the affordable Moto G, in addition to its round Moto 360 wearable device.

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The new Moto X has seen a design and screen enhancement, now offering a 5.2-inch FHD 1080p display – from a 4.7-inch screen.

This is backed with premium materials, such as its aluminium frame and an initial choice of a bamboo, black leather and black rear covers.

It is powered by a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage.

There is a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with a flash-ring, where the phone is capable of 4K video recording – with limits beyond 5 minutes.

Its voice activation and sensors have been enhanced, where you can address the phone by name, and with new commands such as the likes of taking a selfie, and saying good night, to turn off its ringer.

That’s along with holding a hand towards the phone, which shows notifications.

It will even recognise the sound of your car, and then offer to read out incoming messages.

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There is the inclusion of front-facing stereo speakers, and an 8-megapixel camera on the rear.

Powering it is a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, with access to microSD cards.

Running the Moto G and Moto X is an unaltered Android KitKat OS, where it’s guaranteed an update to the next generation of the OS.

Motorola has now officially launched its round wearable: the Moto 360.

It has an edge-to-edge 1.56-inch display; 4GB of internal storage, with a full-day battery life; an IP67 waterpoof rating; wireless charging, in just 2 hours.

Android Wear is running the 360 with voice activation, where just moving the watch towards you powers up the screen, to show the time.

Messages and notifications appear, in conjunction with any Android Jelly Bean, and beyond, phone.

Its screen has an ambient light sensor, adjusting the display to indoor and outdoor conditions, plus there’s a built-in heart rate monitor and motion, fitness, tracking sensors.

Motorola has said the new Moto X will be around from the end of September, costing £419.99; the Moto G is available now – at £144.99, whereas the Moto 360 hits the stores early October, priced at £199.

Motorola’s Moto Maker, with its beyond four thousand ways to customise your phone, is coming to the UK soon.

Its costs vary from £439.99, with wood or leather finishes, to a 32GB model with the same additions, for £479.99.

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