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Upcoming Smartphones to Check Out in 2013

Upcoming Smartphones to Check Out in 2013

It seems that 2013 will be giving us a lot of exciting smartphones! Here’s a list of some that we’ll be seeing this year:

Apple iPhone 5S

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    Apple will be back with the iPhone 5S, so for those who just bought the iPhone 5, don’t get in a tizzy because there’s no iPhone 6 this year. The iPhone 5S is expected to have a faster A6X processor, an amazing 15MP camera, and a longer battery life—those are the rumors thus far. So, why is this smartphone worth the wait? Well, despite the same old physical design, we just can’t get enough of the iPhone and it’ll be great to see all the new features when it arrives.

    HTC M7

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      A follow-up to the HTC One Series, the M7 is expected to have a 4.7-inch HD SoLux display with a 467 PPI pixel density. Rumored to run on Android 4.2, this new smartphone from HTC will also have the latest version of Sense, 5.0. It will have a quad-core Qualcomm processor and a 32GB internal storage capacity, and other rumored features include: 2GB of RAM, 4G network, 3G Network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other standard connectivity options. It is also expected to have a 13MP camera and a 2MP front camera for video chat.

      Samsung Galaxy S4

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        Of course, 2013 would be incomplete without a new addition to the Samsung Galaxy series. Last year, the Galaxy S3 became the bestselling smartphone in the market. The Galaxy S4 will definitely entice many consumers once it is released this year. It will have a 5-inch full HD display with an impressive 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 440 PPI. Rumor has it that it will be released in the first quarter. It will probably run on Google’s latest Android operating system; Jelly Bean.

        The Galaxy S4 is rumored to be powered by a 1.4 GHz Cortex A9 Processor and an ARM Mali-400MP quad-core GPU. Although it only comes with a 16GB storage capacity, it also has a microSD slot.

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        Why is this exciting? Well, Samsung already gave us the S3, which was phenomenal, and then the Note 2, which was better, thanks to its larger screen. This Korean company has given us amazing smartphones, so there’s no question that the S4 will be explosive. Besides, improving the already-great S3 is like heaven’s gift to techies.

        Blackberry Z10

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          Although there was a gradual decrease in the hype for a BlackBerry phone, it seems that Research In Motion is going to build it up again this January. No longer a rumor, this upcoming phone will be released on January 30. The first BlackBerry smartphone to run on the latest operating system for BlackBerrys, it has a 4.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels that has a pixel density of 356 PPI. Its rear camera offers 8MP while the front one offers 2MP for video chat. Although it only comes with a 16GB storage capacity, it supports a microSD card, so that’s a huge plus. I’m pretty sure that BlackBerry fans, who have been waiting for new BlackBerry smartphones, are excited for the Z10.

          Conclusion

          This year seems to be full of promises as it is filled with smartphones that have innovative hardware and software. Other than the mentioned upcoming phones, Samsung has also developed the Youm, which is a flexible touchscreen.

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          Learning a new language is no easy feat. While a language instructor is irreplaceable, language learning apps have come to revolutionize a lot of things and it has made language learning much easier. Compared to language learning websites, apps offer a more interactive experience to learn a new language.

          The following language learning apps are the top recommended apps for your language learning needs:

          1. Duolingo

            Duolingo is a very successful app that merged gamification and language learning. According to Expanded Ramblings, the app now counts with 300 million users.

            Duolingo offers a unique concept, an easy-to-use app and is a great app to accompany your language acquisition journey. The courses are created by native speakers, so this is not data or algorithm-based.

            The app is free and has the upgrade options with Duolingo Plus for $9.99, which are add free lessons. The mobile app offers 25 languages and is popular for English-speaking learners learning other languages.

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            2. HelloTalk

              HelloTalk aims to facilitate speaking practice and eliminate the stresses of a real-time and life conversation. The app allows users to connect to native speakers and has a WhatsApp like chat that imitates its interface.

              There is a perk to this app. The same native speakers available also want to make an even exchange and learn your target language, so engagement is the name of the game.

              What’s more, the app has integrated translation function that bypasses the difficulties of sending a message with a missing word and instead fills in the gap.

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              3. Mindsnacks

                Remember that Duolingo has integrated gamification in language learning? Well, Mindsnacks takes the concept to another level. There is an extensive list of languages available within the app comes with eight to nine games designed to learn grammar, vocabulary listening.

                You will also be able to visualize your progress since the app integrates monitoring capabilities. The layout and interface is nothing short of enjoyable, cheerful and charming.

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                4. Busuu

                  Bussu is a social language learning app. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS. It currently supports 12 languages and is free.

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                  The functionality allows users to learn words, simple dialogues and questions related to the conversations. In addition, the dialogues are recorded by native speakers, which brings you close to the language learning experience.

                  When you upgrade, you unlock important features including course materials. The subscription is $17 a month.

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                  5. Babbel

                    Babbel is a subscription-based service founded in 2008. According to LinguaLift, it is a paid cousing of Duolingo. The free version comes with 40 classes, and does not require you to invest any money.

                    Each of the classes starts with with a sequential teaching of vocabulary with the help of pictures. The courses are tailor made and adapted to the students’ level, allowing the learning to be adjusted accordingly.

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                    All the apps recommended are tailored for different needs, whether you’re beginning to learn a language or trying to pick back up one. All of them are designed by real-life native speakers and so provide you with a more concrete learning experience.

                    Since these apps are designed to adapt to different kinds of learning styles, do check out which one is the most suitable for you.

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