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It appears that Sony is in a rather playful mood today. Earlier this morning, the Japanese multinational company announced a ‘brand new’ handset in Germany called the Xperia Style. At first, just for a minute, we thought it could possibly be a newborn smartphone, but, in actual fact, it’s the existing Xperia T3 previously unveiled in the U.S. with a new name and model number for the German market.

Moto X antenna. Image courtesy of iFixit.

Moto X antenna. Image courtesy of iFixit.

A German court has ordered Motorola to stop selling selected smartphones in Germany to do a dispute over the design of their antennas. The company’s flagship Moto X, Moto G, and other devices infringe a patent for “Laser Direct Structuring” that is owned by German engineering firm LPKF.

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Samsung has officially documented the pricing and availability information for its recently announced Galaxy K Zoom. According to the South Korean company, the camera/phone is set to go on sale in Germany next week and will set you back €519 — that’s €20 more than it priced for the rest of Europe when it launches later this month, and we’re struggling to see why. It’s not as if the German variant has any extra features, either. It’s the exact same model.

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It’s going to be a good morning for readers in the U.K. who have a Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3, because Samsung has finally starting rolling out its much-anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade. This is the same update that arrived in Germany and other parts of Europe weeks ago, and it brings a number of tasty TouchWiz improvements.

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Back in January, HTC introduced the Desire 310 as a brand new ultra-affordable dual-SIM smartphone marked for Europe, however, the Taiwanese company failed to provide any pricing or availability information before now. Earlier today, the Happy Telephone Company announced that the handset will launch in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands on April 10 for prices ranging from €150 to €170.

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