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February 26, 2018, 10:00 AM

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Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Sony announces 5.7" Xperia XZ2 and 5" XZ2 Compact with 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 845, 19MP camera, on sale next month in UK for £699 and £549 respectively  —  Sony has longed to find lasting success in the smartphone market, but none of the devices it released in the past few years have done the job.
Matthew Reynolds / WIRED UK:
Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact hands-on: nice redesign, but wireless charging and other features only bring it up to parity with flagship phones from last year  —  The XZ2 and XZ2 make some much-needed improvements over their predecessors but still feel like they hail from an earlier era of smartphones
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Troy Hunt releases new Pwned Passwords API to securely check your login data against a database of 500M+ leaked passwords; 1Password among first to use the API  —  A new system that securely checks whether your passwords have been made public in known data breaches has been integrated into the widely used password manager, 1Password.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ preorders start March 2 for $720/$840 from Samsung and T-Mobile, $790/$915 from AT&T, $800/$930 from Verizon, and $792/$912 on Sprint  —  Samsung just announced the Galaxy S9, and now we're getting details on how much retailers and wireless carriers are going to charge for it.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
HMD unveils the Nokia 8110, a €79 phone coming in May that has a sleek yet classic design, supports HTML5 apps, and runs on KaiOS, a fork of old Firefox OS  —  The year is 1999.  Computer programmer Thomas Anderson sits at his cubicle, contemplating the latest dressing down from his boss.
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on: all-glass design, larger battery, curved edge-to-edge screen, Qi charging, and water resistance, but it's pricey at €749, coming April  —  HMD brought a Nokia phone for all tastes to this year's MWC.  Just as some people might want a retro feature phone …
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:

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