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  • Asus to Launch ZenFone 2 Mini

    24 January 2015, 9:31 am

    Asus unveiled the 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 earlier this month and it surprised with its affordability and high end specs, a true improvement over the successful original range launched in 2014. However, Asus has more plans to expand the ZenFone 2 range beyond the…
  • Motorola Updates Both Moto G Smartphones in India to Lollipop 5.0

    24 January 2015, 9:01 am

    If you live in India and own either the original Moto G or the 2014 Moto G then you are in luck as Motorola is rolling out a new update for the handsets in the country. The bump brings the devices up to date with Google's latest Android build, 5.0 Lollipop and…
  • LG Sold 59.6 Million Smartphones in 2014

    23 January 2015, 11:01 am

    Life is Good is the motto of LG, and it seems that indeed life is good for the Korean company, especially on the smartphone front. 2014 pointed to a new dawn of promise for the company, the LG G3 put the company at the top of the market with its sheer quality,…
  • Ivvi's 4.7mm Device will be the Thinnest Smartphone

    23 January 2015, 10:49 am

    The thin war is one, with smartphone manufacturers trying to get their devices as thin as possible. However, most consumers would prefer thicker with better battery life than thin with compromised juice, which is why the likes of Apple, Samsung, Sony, and many…
  • Document Shows Samsung's Interest in Buying Blackberry

    23 January 2015, 10:26 am

    In the space of a week, the story that Samsung could buy Blackberry in a $7.5 billion deal has turned into a mini saga. Reuters first reported the news last week, claiming to have seen documental evidence, but Blackberry denied the story, while Samsung said…
  • Meizu Denies Nokia Partnership

    23 January 2015, 10:15 am

    A report in China this week suggested that Meizu would farm out its MX4 flagship to Nokia and the Finnish company would use the design and puts its own specs and software on to the handset. It seemed a little far-fetched, even though Nokia is actively looking…
  • Samsung to Decline Further Through 2015

    23 January 2015, 9:58 am

    While Samsung's slide has not reached crisis point in terms of market share and sales, it is certainly at crisis point within the company. Insiders know this is more than a slump, it is a trending slide that needs to be dealt with now or it will never stop.…
  • Huawei Exec Says Quad HD Smartphones Need Better Batteries

    23 January 2015, 9:27 am

    While the move to 2K Quad HD resolution is well underway, some companies are resisting moving to the better res and pixel count. LG was the first to go Q HD with the G3, then a number of devices followed (Nexus 6, DROID Turbo, Xiaomi Note Pro, and Meizu MX4),…
  • HTC to Debut Desire 626 at MWC

    22 January 2015, 10:27 am

    HTC is expected to launch the new HTC One M9 flagship at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) through the first week of March, but the company has another smartphone lined up too. There will also be a new addition to the mid-range/budget Desire series, namely the…
  • Blackberry CEO John Chen Calls for App Neutrality

    22 January 2015, 9:50 am

    Net Neutrality is a hot topic right now, but what about app neutrality? Blackberry CEO John Chen has compared the two and thinks that app neutrality would be better for the industry. He issued the plea in an open letter to US senate and President Barack Obama.…
  • Tag Heuer Chief Likes the Apple Watch, U-Turn

    22 January 2015, 9:06 am

    When Apple launched the Apple Watch back in September, there was some pretty vocal opposition from Tag Heuer supremo Jean-Claude Biver. The head of Tag Heuer for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said that Apple had made "some fundamental mistakes". However,…
  • Oppo Launches the High End U3 in China

    22 January 2015, 8:32 am

    Oppo released a new smartphone in China yesterday, the rather fetching Oppo U3, a handset that is bigger than both the Oppo N3 and the Oppo N5. The device is pretty big, but it carries a premium finish and is decked with some solid upper mid-range specs,…
  • Nokia and Meizu to Launch Smartphone?

    22 January 2015, 7:55 am

    Nokia may not be able to make its own smartphones just yet, but the company is still keeping involved on the hardware front it seems. According to a rumor from China, Meizu is interested in selling its handsets outside of Southeast Asia, but the Chinese…
  • Huawei Honor X2 Arriving at MWC

    21 January 2015, 3:20 pm

    Huawei launched the MediaPad X1 at the MWC even last year, a tablet come smartphone that was pretty small considering its 7-inch display, while it also came with calling capabilities. The Chinese company will use this year's Mobile World Conference to roll out…
  • LG to Launch G4 after MWC

    21 January 2015, 11:11 am

    Read the full story here.
  • Apple Records Massive Growth

    21 January 2015, 10:51 am

    Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been hugely successful even for a company used to smashing records through each new version. They have pushed Cupertino to new heights, especially in Asian markets where Apple has enjoyed massive growth thanks to the…
  • LG Ice Cream Smart is an Imminent Clamshell Smartphone

    21 January 2015, 10:24 am

    LG released the Wine Smart last year, the Korean giants' first ever clamshell device, but quite clearly not its last. That's because the company is working on a new clamshell smartphone, at least that?s the story according to @upleaks.…
  • Samsung Says it is not Buying Blackberry

    21 January 2015, 9:40 am

    A report last week from Reuters suggested Blackberry and Samsung were in talks for the latter to buy the former for $7.5 billion. The outlet said that the Korean giant is interested in Blackberry's significant portfolio of patents, not so much its hardware.…
  • Microsoft Prepping Smartphone-Laptop Hybrid

    21 January 2015, 9:00 am

    With Windows 10 due to launch today, it seems Microsoft may have a few surprises up its sleeve, including a rumored smartphone that will also have laptop capabilities. A "phone-laptop" hybrid, but that of course does not mean that the company will launch a…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 to get 4GB of RAM

    20 January 2015, 4:29 pm

    This month we have seen the first smartphones packing 4GB of RAM land in the form of the Asus ZenFone 2 and Xiaomi's Mi Note Pro. Both of those devices pack 64-bit processors and according to sources in Korea, Samsung will match those devices with the launch…
  • Xiaomi's New Mi Note could sell 15 Million Units this Year

    20 January 2015, 10:49 am

    Xiaomi has a massive 2014 where just about everything went right for the company, over 60 million in smartphone sales proves that. However, the Chinese brand plans to go on to even bigger and better things and new devices like the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro will…
  • AT&T Updates HTC One M8 to Android 4.4.4

    20 January 2015, 10:28 am

    AT&T has a new Android update in store for its HTC One M8, but don't get too excited as it is not the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Instead the network is getting around to issuing the Android 4.4.4 patch, the last build of KitKat. On top of the Android…
  • Meizu M1 Note Mini due this Month

    20 January 2015, 10:05 am

    Meizu's 1080p, 8 core, $160 M1 Note smartphone was announced recently and is a compelling option if you want bang for your buck. However, that handset is about to get a smaller version that will likely be called the M1 Note Mini and will be announced January…
  • Why T-Mobile is still looking for a Buyer

    20 January 2015, 9:34 am

    T-Mobile has grown hugely over the last 3 years. Since the company ushered in the Uncarrier movement under the leadership of CEO John Legere it has become successful. In that time T-Mobile has added millions of new customers, is close to taking over Sprint as…
  • ZTE Announces Blade V2

    20 January 2015, 8:27 am

    ZTE has announced a new smartphone in the form of the Blade V2, the latest handset to join its Blade range of devices. While its specifications and design are unlikely to thrill many, its ultra-competitive price may. Read the full story here.
  • Apple to Defy Steve Jobs with Stylus Packing iPad Pro

    19 January 2015, 6:25 pm

    Former Apple Supremo Steve Jobs left a huge impact on the company and the tech world. So much so that when Apple goes against one of his ethos, the company is lambasted as if it should hang on every word Jobs said. A great example of this is the fact that Jobs…
  • HTC Ditching UltraPixel Camera on One M9

    19 January 2015, 4:18 pm

    Bloomberg has waded in on the rumor that HTC will ditch its UltraPixel technology for the upcoming One M9 smartphone flagship. It has been oft reported that the Taiwanese giant will get rid of the 4MP rear snapper from previous One models and will replace it…
  • Hugo Barra Explains Xiaomi's Business Model

    19 January 2015, 4:01 pm

    Xiaomi's ascension in the smartphone market has been meteoric, and it has shaken up Samsung in the process. Since being founded in 2010 the Chinese company has become the third biggest smartphone company in the world in terms of sales and has taken market…
  • Motorola working on LTE Moto G Titan

    19 January 2015, 3:49 pm

    Motorola's stable of smartphones is pretty damn good at the moment, from the Moto E at entry level through the Moto G, Moto X, Nexus 6, and DROID Turbo, it is one of the most robust portfolios in the industry. The company is apparently going to add to that…
  • Samsung's Market Share Plummets in China

    19 January 2015, 3:40 pm

    Samsung's 2014 was not what the company expected, and the problems the world?s largest smartphone maker experienced have been well documented. 2015 will need to see an improvement for the Korean giant, but the bad news from 2014 has not been left behind…

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