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Rumored Samsung Galaxy Premier photographed in the wild

Rumored Samsung Galaxy Premier photographed in the wild

A new photo of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Premier appeared online Wednesday, thanks to serial tipsters @evleaks.

The photo was tweeted from the @evleaks account with the message, "Samsung GT-I9260 (Galaxy Premier?) in the wild."

If the device pictured really is the Galaxy Premier, then it does indeed bear a striking resemblance to the popular Galaxy S3, matching previous rumors.

Overall, the Galaxy Premier is believed to lie somewhere between the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S3, a notion that's supported by all the details that have leaked so far.

Inside the Samsung Galaxy Premier

Previous and current reports agree that the Samsung Galaxy Premier will fall somewhere between the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S3 in pricing and power.

The original Galaxy Premier report, which stemmed from a German website shortly after the official announcement of the Galaxy S3 Mini, claimed the Premier would sport a 1.5GHz dual core processor, a 4.6-inch 180x720 Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and DLNA.

That report also said the Premier would run Android 4.1: Jelly Bean out of the box.

Later rumors mentioned a 2-megapixel front camera and changed the display size to a possible 4.65 inches, while Wednesday's report adds 1GB of RAM, a microSD slot for up to 32GB of extra storage, an LED flash and Samsung's TouchWiz UI.

@evleaks has the goods

This isn't the first time the Twitter account @evleaks has outed pictures of an unreleased and unannounced device.

Most recently, the serial tipsters behind the account tweeted photos of the under-wraps LG Nexus 4 - on two separate occasions.

Photos of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 were also leaked by the account, as well as some images of the HTC One X+.

Unfortunately, those leaks don't come with many specifics, such as when the Galaxy Premier might actually be announced by Google or Samsung. Stay tuned for that.

Skype 6 arrives for Windows and Mac

Skype 6 arrives for Windows and Mac

A new version of Skype was released Wednesday for both Windows and Mac OSX.

The desktop client for the telecommunication software includes a few new upgrades for both operating systems, as well as individual adjustments for Microsoft and Apple desktops.

Windows gets the bulk of the updates, even though a separate Skype client is planned for Windows 8, but Mac users will find some welcome improvements nonetheless.

Skype gets social

The key new feature both versions of Skype will see is the ability to sign up using either a Facebook or Microsoft account.

No longer will users have to create a separate Skype account just to use the service, which should make it even easier to start using the service and start connecting.

Skype will also integrate with Windows Live Messenger, Outlook and Hotmail to provide a one-stop location where users can instant message with any contacts.

There's also promise of the ability to make audio and video calls directly through Windows Live Messenger. However, that feature is still a few weeks away.

More languages, Retina support

The Windows client will also play host to improvements such as a new user interface and improved telemetry.

Six more languages - Thai, Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian, Catalan and Slovak - are now included in the Windows version as well, bringing the total tongue count to 38.

On the Mac, Skype will finally support the Retina display, which is a huge addition considering Apple just announced a Retina version of its most popular laptop, the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Users will also be able to have multiple chat windows open at one time on the Mac, which is a welcome addition according to Skype's feedback.

It should be noted there is already an issue with Mountain Lion's compatibility where the image picker doesn't work properly, but that shouldn't stop any user from making calls or engaging in chats.


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