Michael Faro-Tusino

Michael is currently based in Sydney, Australia and is a Senior Writer for UnleashThePhones. His passions are strongly centred in the mobile space, ranging from coding to blogging. Feel free to get in touch with him on Twitter and Google+.

Number of Entries : 42

The New HTC One (M8) Caught On Video [Rather Poorly] – [Update: Video Private; Re-Uploaded; HTC Investigates]

The new HTC flagship, the M8, also known as the One 2, One+ or All New One, whatever leak you wish to believe, has been caught in front of a video camera. The person filming it has gotten their hands on a unit early, and honestly, this kid (judging by the voice) has no clue what he is doing, which makes the video almost unbearable. Anyway, take a look at the video below and let us know what you think eh? Th ...

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BlackBerry Announce Yet-To-Be-Built Q20

BlackBerry, alongside the Z3, announced the Q20 - a QWERTY BB10 device that will go back to its roots and have a trackpad as well as Menu, Back and Send keys. Pretty much think the Bold 9900, running BB10 (which our awesome Avi has designed above). The catch with this announcement is that the device doesn't exist. The Press Release, and even John Chen, BB's CEO, stated that the phone "will" be coming second ...

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BlackBerry Announces Z3 [Budget 5" BB10 Device, Full Touch]

BlackBerry has just announced the Z3. Its a BB10 device packing a 5" full touch display. The Z3 is the first BB device to come from their recent partnership with Foxconn. Coming it at around $200 (approx. Rs. 12400 ) the Z3 will launch in April in Indonesia. (Which is apt, given its codename was Jakarta). No news on availability in other countries. Other features of the Z3 are yet to be unveiled, though lea ...

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Red Nexus 5 Gallery

Last week, I had been contemplating picking up a Nexus 5 or iPhone 5S and decided if the Red Nexus 5 became official, I would. Turns out, just a few hours later, it happened! So here we are, with my Red Nexus 5. Take a look at the pics below. I'll also be doing a post in the coming weeks about my experience with Android, and also a review of the Pebble now that I have a phone thats actually compatible! (Sor ...

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Pebble App Store Goes Live on iOS; Android Coming Soon

Late last week, we shared with you a tweet that was sent out by Pebble, showing their app store for iOS and Android. Today, its official! Pebble has just announced in a blog post, that today the iOS version of their new app, featuring the app store, has gone live, and the Android app will follow soon, as there are a few minor tweaks they are working on. The Pebble app store is significant for the startup wh ...

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Samsung and Google Enter Into 10-year Patent Agreement

Samsung, the biggest Android manufacturer, has entered into an agreement with Google, to mutually share patents, as part of a 10-year licensing agreement. The patents to be licensed are global patents and include patents filed over the period of the agreement. “We’re pleased to enter into a cross-license with our partner Samsung,” said Allen Lo, Deputy General Counsel for Patents at Google. “By working toge ...

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Pebble Steel announced

Pebble has taken to the stage at CES 2014 to unveil the Pebble Steel. Just 12 months ago, Pebble unveiled their first smartwatch at the trade show in Las Vegas, and this year they're back! The Pebble Steel has everything we love about the Pebble, 5-7 day battery life, e-Ink display, 5ATM waterproof, etc. but in a Steel frame, with Metal buttons, Gorilla Glass front and an RGB LED to act as a charging indica ...

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Pebble Announces App Store and Partnerships

Alongside announcing a new version of their killer smartwatch, Pebble has announced a few new additions to the software side. First up, we have the Pebble AppStore. Until now, there has been no unified way to search and download Pebble WatchFaces and WatchApps. There are a fair few third party solutions, but its always nice to have an official method. There are categories in the AppStore too - making it eas ...

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HowTo: Sailfish OS on the Nokia N9(or N950)

Jolla just launched their first device in the last week of November (we'll be getting a review unit in soon) - which is also the first device to ship with Sailfish OS. Developed by the ex-Nokia employees who also built the N9, there was some hope that Sailfish would run on the N9. Jolla had been rather explicit about the fact that they would not release it for the N9, though, they wouldn't stop the communit ...

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BlackBerry Z30 Review

BlackBerry has been in high-gear the past 12 months, trying to play catch up with the other Mobile ecosystems, utilising its BB10 platform - pushing towards the new touch-based interactions we expect from smartphones, whilst still trying to retain the signature BlackBerry experience. We have seen the QWERTY based Q10 and Q5, and the all touch Z10. Recently, BlackBerry introduced the Z30, the Z10's bigger br ...

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Nexus 5 To Be Sold By Telstra in Australia; $696 price tag

LG Australia announced carrier availability for the Nexus 5 earlier this week. While the Nexus 5 has been available to buy in Australia through Google's Play Store, there was no word on which (if any) carriers would stock the device. It has been confirmed that Telstra are indeed ranging the latest Nexus flagship, but there is a catch. The Nexus 5 will sell outright, for $696, where as Google Play stocks the ...

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