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5-inch BlackBerry Z30 leaks in another video

After seeing it in leaked images next to the BlackBerry Z10 and all on its own, and then watching it start in a brief video (recently pulled), we know get to see the BlackBerry Z30 (previously A10 or Aristo) in a longer clip.

The video shows the device from top to bottom and is more of a detailed hands-on than a quick peek. The device is going to sport a 5" 720p display and a dual-core Krait chipset.

Here's the video itself. The device has an AT&T logo on it, which gives us the first availability info, although we are yet to learn any dates.


5-inch WhiteMagic LCD enters mass production

Japan Display has announced that it has started mass producing the 5-inch Full HD "WhiteMagic" displays. The upcoming LCD screens will have a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and will provide high luminance, while being very power efficient.

The WhiteMagic displays improve the picture brightness by adding a white subpixel to the RGB LCD panel. The upcoming display panels will scan the image data using a new algorithm to drive the LCD panel and its backlight. This should result in reducing the power consumption without losing on the quality of the image.

The luminance is increased by 1.5 times in the WhiteMagic screens, helping improve the outdoor visibility without exceeding the power consumption levels of a conventional LCD display.

The WhiteMagic units have already entered mass production in different resolution variations including VGA (640 x 680 pixels), qHD (540 x 960 pixels), HD (720 x 1280 pixels) and Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels).

For now, there is no word on market availability of products with the new displays.


6" Nokia Lumia phablet front panel pictured

We've heard rumors of a phablet in the works from Nokia for a while now. Back in May we even saw a (blurry) glimpse of what appeared to be a large-screened Nokia device, expected to see the light of day as the Lumia 1030.

This latest leak which supposedly comes from a factory floor in China brings the phablet one step closer to reality. It measures 6-inches in diagonal and is supposedly already being mass-produced by Nokia.

As you can tell from the image, it has a very thin bezel and looks to also feature a slot for a front-facing camera. Unfortunately there's nothing else that we can make out from it and the source didn't provide any additional specs either.

It's possible Nokia may be readying this device for the anticipated Windows Phone GDR3 update. The new release is set to start seeding by the end of the year and will add support for 1080p resolution to the Windows Phone 8 platform as well as an additional column of tiles - perfect for larger, phablet-esque displays.

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6-inch Alcatel One Touch Scribe Pro leaks

Alcatel has been doing mid-range and budget smartphones for quite a while but it seems the manufacturer is readying a phablet that'll challenge the big league's competitors.

The Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin has snapped a shot of an Alcatel official presentation showing the One Touch Scribe Pro and its specs. The phablet has a "massive" 6.0-inch display of unknown resolution and runs on a quad-core 1.5GHz processor. The Scribe Pro also sports a 13MP camera, a 3400 mAh battery, dual-SIM support, a stylus plus an interesting flip cover with hidden LED screen.

Murtazin says Alcatel One Touch Scribe Pro will be released in Hong Kong this month and will cost $300. If true we hope Alcatel will launch the phablet soon in other markets too.

There is a second phone below the Scribe Pro that we haven't seen yet - the One Touch Idol mini. It runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and comes with a 4.3" IPS display. The original OT Idol features a 4.66-inch IPS display.

We hope we learn more about the upcoming Alcatel smartphones at the IFA expo in Berlin next month.

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6-inch Nokia 1520 phablet to be announced on September 26

Courtesy of yet another brilliant insider's info by notorious leakster evleaks comes today's info that Nokia will be announcing its next Lumia smartphone on September 26.

According to a new tweet, the next phone in the pipeline is no other than the Lumia 1520 (formerly known as Bandit). It was not long ago that we saw the first official image of the phone, courtesy of the same source.

The Lumia 1520 is rumored to have a 6-inch 1080p screen, presenting a substantial development, with both being firsts in the Windows Phone ecosystem.

We've also recently seen a leaked live image of the phablet, which clearly shows how it compares in size to the current gen of Lumia phones.


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