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ZTE Grand S Flex detailed ahead of European release

Following the trio of Blade Q branded devices we saw ZTE announce last week, they have followed up this week with an announcement for another variant of the Grand S. In this case, ZTE has announced the Grand S Flex and it looks like this one will be heading to Europe. ZTE is touting this handset as having "clean and simple lines" that are then "combined with an ultra-thin 8.9mm touch screen."

OUYA preps further European expansion

OUYA has recently announced plans to bring the game console to additional markets across Europe. The goal is for the console to begin arriving later this month. According to Gamasutra, this expansion will include a mix of Western and Eastern Europe, though as of now we have yet to see details on each and every market.

EU to require phone makers to use standard charger

Citing the alarming growth of e-waste, a European Union committee has unanimously voted to require all smartphone, and probably tablets as well, manufacturers to use the same type of charger. While many such European companies have already adopted a common charger interface, this could potentially pose problems for Apple who has consistently been using its own proprietary connections.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SIM card restrictions surface

The folks at Clove have recently announced they have received their initial inventory for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. And while the announcement could have been left at just that, it appears as if there are some points that potential buyers may want to know upfront. This is in regards to the model number SM-N9005 which ships with a European SIM card. Basically, this model is not going to be good for those who travel the world.

Europe looks to ban mobile roaming charges with new legislation

Some recently leaked details on new legislation in Europe looks to ban those pesky and sometimes outrageous roaming charges accrued on mobile devices. If the details from The Guardian are accurate, The European Commission will be shutting down the possibility for networks to charge roaming fees. This would be a huge move, and hopefully makes its way to other regions.

Motorola: No immediate plans for a Moto X launch in Europe

We know many of you are excited about the brand new Moto X smartphone that was announced today, but many of you are probably wondering if you'll ever see it outside the US. Today Google and Motorola confirmed all 5 major US carriers will get the new device in late August and early September, but what about other regions? Today we've just received some bad news for Europe, and other markets.

Oppo Find 5 smartphone available today in Europe

The popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo released a pretty impressive smartphone back in December in the Find 5, but we've been patiently waiting for it to arrive for other regions. Starting today the Oppo Find 5 has made its way to European shelves, and it is also available from their online store for those interested in the device.

Sony Xperia Z goes up for sale early in Europe

Sony has an impressive new smartphone headed to market soon. Simply known as the Xperia Z. Their new flagship smartphone was pretty impressive when we got our hands on it at CES, and now it looks like those in Europe can get it right this minute. Last week Sony confirmed the device would hit the streets starting February 21st in Europe, but it appears to already be available.

Antitrust charges on the way for Samsung from European Commission

More bad news for Samsung today, as the European Commission told Reuters that it may soon be hitting the Galaxy S III maker with antitrust charges. These possible anti-competitive charges come after a larger and longer investigation of Samsung carried out by the European Commission. Essentially, the European Commission wants to know if Samsung broke the EU's competition rules by filing patent suits against Apple.
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