Samsung, LG, BlackBerry Handsets Take On iPhone at IFA

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1-Galaxy Note 3 Makes Its Debut
2-Note 3 Smartphone Packs a Punch
3-Sony Xperia Z1 Boasts Aluminum Body
4-LG G2 Features HD Screen
5-G2 Puts Buttons on the Back
6-Huawei Ascend P6 Brings Color to the Competition
7-Galaxy Mega Pushes Boundaries
8-BlackBerry Q5 Keeps on Truckin'
9-Q5 Offers Work/Life Balance
10-Galaxy Tab 3 Attracts Attention
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Samsung, LG, BlackBerry Handsets Take On iPhone at IFA

By Nathan Eddy

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Galaxy Note 3 Makes Its Debut

The Note 3 has been confirmed for U.S. carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular and T-Mobile, and will hit shops on Sept. 25 in more than 140 countries.

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Note 3 Smartphone Packs a Punch

The Note 3 sports a 5.7-inch, full high-definition screen, a slight boost from the Note 2's 5.5-inch display while also being thinner and lighter than the Note 2.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Boasts Aluminum Body

The smartphone has a 5-inch, full HD (1080p) display, encased in a one-piece aluminum housing, as well as a 20-megapixel camera.

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LG G2 Features HD Screen

The G2 features a 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS screen and is in the running to be the first Snapdragon 800-powered smartphone to reach U.S. stores.

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G2 Puts Buttons on the Back

LG performed a button transplant, putting three on the back of the device, where it is betting consumers will find them more convenient to use.

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Huawei Ascend P6 Brings Color to the Competition

Featuring a 3D display, the Ascend P6 is available in four colors and also boasts a 4.7-inch HD display and an 8-megapixel camera with macro capability.

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Galaxy Mega Pushes Boundaries

This phablet measures 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches by 0.3 inch and boasts a huge 6.3-inch display. It is available in the U.S. for $150 with a two-year contract through AT&T.

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BlackBerry Q5 Keeps on Truckin'

While the company's future is far from certain, the Q5 continues the BlackBerry legacy of featuring a tactile keyboard—but will it be enough?

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Q5 Offers Work/Life Balance

The Balance feature lets users access their personal email and apps, without compromising work data and use.

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Galaxy Tab 3 Attracts Attention

Samsung used a 1,280-by-800 (WXGA) TFT LCD panel for the Tab 3 8.0, and the tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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