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Daily Roundup: LG G Flex revealed, HTC's One Max, FIFA 14 for Xbox 360 and more!

Daily Roundup: LG G Flex revealed, HTC's One Max, FIFA 14 for Xbox 360 and more!
David Fishman
David Fishman|October 14, 2013 7:37 PM

You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

LG's G Flex curved smartphone

We already knew that LG had started production of "bendable and unbreakable" displays, and we've heard plenty of rumors about a device known as the G Flex. Last night, though, those two respective puzzle pieces finally came together. Engadget has acquired a trio of renders of the upcoming device, which our source tells us will arrive sometime next month. The G Flex will have a 6-inch display, curved orthogonally from top to bottom. Read on for more.

HTC One Max: 5.9-inch display and fingerprint scanner

After a number of detailed leaks just days ago, HTC finally officially announced the One Max today. The Max is essentially just an enlarged version of the existing One, with a 1080p 5.9-inch display and the addition of a fingerprint scanner. Other specs include a Snapdragon 600 (with 2GB of RAM), a 3300 mAh battery and Sense 5.5 which runs on top of Android 4.3. The phone will be available for purchase globally as early as this week. Click the link above for more info and look out for our full review coming very soon.

Microsoft announces Windows Phone GDR3 update

Today, Microsoft announced its anticipated autumn update for the company's Windows Phone platform. Officially dubbed GDR3 (General Distribution Release), the new software offers Start screen support for screens between 5 and 7 inches -- while also bumping resolution support to a maximum of 1080p. Additional changes include a new Driving Mode which limits notifications on the lock screen when you're in the car or on the road. Head on up for all of the details.

BlackBerry's open letter to customers: 'You can continue to count on us'

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months you'll have heard that BlackBerry is not doing too well. The company has faced massive layoffs, huge quarterly losses and disappointing product launches. Despite the general media's pessimistic attention, BlackBerry insists in an open letter to its customers that they "can continue to count on Blackberry" because of the "substantial cash" it has on hand. Read on for more, and hit up the source for the full missive.

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Daily Roundup: LG G Flex revealed, HTC's One Max, FIFA 14 for Xbox 360 and more!