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March 1, 2015, 9:40 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: design prioritized over waterproofing, removable batteries, and superfluous software features  —  Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge put design first  —  Following countless leaks and endless teasers, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to arrive April 10 with 5.1" 2560x1440 displays, Exynos CPUs, embedded wireless charging, improved fingerprint sensor  —  Meet The New Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge, Arriving April 10  —  Samsung has indeed revealed its new flagship smartphone today …
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint:
HTC One M9 hands-on: excels in design, improved specs, may look too much like its predecessor  —  HTC One M9: The devil is in the details (hands-on)  —  The HTC One M9 has probably been the most leaked handset in recent history, but it isn't until you have this device in your hand …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC Grip is iOS and Android compatible, GPS enabled fitness tracker developed in partnership with Under Armour and available for $199 this spring  —  HTC announces Grip, its first wearable fitness tracker  —  The wait for HTC's first wearable device has come to an end …
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Apple Watch will have low energy Power Reserve mode that will display only time  —  Apple's New Job: Selling a Smartwatch to an Uninterested Public  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For Apple, the hard part — making a smartwatch — is nearly over.  —  Soon it will be time for the harder part …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: social news reader Prismatic on the block, with Microsoft the front runner in buying it; Apple and Yahoo have also expressed serious interest  —  Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic  —  Microsoft has been busy snatching up startups to fill out its mobile apps portfolio …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
David Besbris no longer running Google+, replaced by longtime VP of Product Bradley Horowitz  —  Bradley Horowitz Is Now Running Google+  —  More changes afoot at Google+.  TechCrunch has learned, and now confirmed with Google, that David Besbris has left his role as the head of the company's social and identity product.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple's latest ads feature photos from iPhone users, highlighting camera quality  —  Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone's Camera Is Awesome  —  Apple has never led market share in worldwide phone sales.  Ever.  And yet, the iPhone has held the (according to flickr) title of world's most popular camera for years.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
SanDisk announces 200GB microSD card, 32GB Dual USB Drive with reversible Type-C connector, 128GB iXpand Flash Drive with Lightning connector  —  SanDisk bets smartphone crowd wants more flash storage  —  The flash memory specialist announces a 200GB microSD card, drives to backup phone photos …
Sarah Mitroff / CNET:
Withings' Activite and Activite Pop watches are now Android-friendly  —  Starting March 2, you'll be able to connect a Withings Activite or Activite Pop watch to an Android phone or tablet.  —  Withings' stylish fitness trackers, the Activite and the Activite Pop, can now sync with Android phones …
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Huawei launches Talkband B2 activity tracker and N1 earbud hybrid  —  Huawei has today announced two new wearable devices, the B2 and N1, just ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  —  The B2 is the successor to last year's B1 activity tracker, and comes with upgraded functionality and 6-axis tracking.
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Acer announces Liquid M220, a €79 Windows Phone coming to select European markets in April with a 4" display and 1.2GHz dual-core CPU  —  Acer's Liquid M220 offers Windows Phone on a budget (hands-on)  —  If you're curious about Windows Phone but don't want to spend much to check it out …

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