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Rumor Roundup: Apple iPhone 5S and Motorola NXT

Jon R. is back to tackle the biggest tech rumors of this week! In this episode of Rumor Roundup, Jon talks about Apple’s plan to include NFC and fingerprint scanners in the next iPhone set to launch later this year. Jon also talks about the cost potential rising cost of PlayStation 4 and next Xbox games, Sprint’s plan to release a touchscreen BlackBerry device that isn’t the recently announced Z10, and Motorola changing the name of it’s upcoming super phone from X to NXT. All this and more on Rumor Roundup!

On This Week's Episode

iPhone 5S to Offer NFC, Fingerprint Scanner, New Report Says

KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo said last week that Apple’s iPhone 5S will pack a fingerprint scanner under the home button for added security, and now a fresh rumor from China is backing up that claim. China Times said Monday that Apple will deploy a fingerprint scanner with technology provided by AuthenTec, a company […]

Analyst Says PlayStation 4 and Next Xbox Games to Cost $70

Industry analyst Michael Pachter held a presentation at the recent SXSW gaming conference. Geoff Keighley, games reporter for GameTrailers, was live-tweeting the lecture. Keighley reports that Pachter put out a prediction regarding the price of games for the next generation. Here’s Keighley’s tweet: At #SXSW panel @michaelpachter says PS4 and next Xbox games will likely cost 70 dollars, 10 […]

Sprint Will Offer Pure Touchscreen BlackBerry in 2013, Just Not the Z10

Sprint already said it won’t sell BlackBerry’s new Z10 smartphone and will instead wait to offer the full-QWERTY keyboard Q10 later this year. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Sprint’s not going to provide a BlackBerry that offers a full touchscreen, however. AllThingsD learned on Monday that Sprint will offer another device, still unannounced by BlackBerry, later […]

Motorola X Superphone Now Reportedly Dubbed the Motorola NXT

Motorola and Google are allegedly working on a secret project together to develop the Motorola X, a next-generation superphone that will apparently pack features unlike any we’ve ever seen in a smartphone before and will specifically target Apple and Samsung’s efforts. The device is now reportedly being called the “NXT,” probably pronounced “Next.” Apparently we […]

Be sure to check out Rumor Roundup every Friday at 5 PM PST on the Revision 3 TechnoBuffalo channel.


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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...