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  • Amazon Just Made the Struggling Fire Phone a Bargain ($199.99 Unlocked)

    26 November 2014, 4:14 pm

    The Fire Phone has been an unmitigated disaster from day one for Amazon and we have documented extensively on these pages just what a flop it has been. It seems as though the company has finally decided to concede defeat with the device and has drove the final…
  • Samsung Remains Dominant in North American Phablet Market

    26 November 2014, 1:18 pm

    There has been plenty of bad news for Samsung of late, but the company still has some bright points to look at. For example, the company is still the phablet king despite the arrival of the iPhone 6 Plus, at least according to market researcher Chitika. The…
  • Sony's Next SmartWatch Could be made From E-paper

    26 November 2014, 12:19 pm

    Sony was one of the first to jump on the wearable trend with its SmartWatch devices, paving the way for other companies. The Japanese brand is now marketing the SmartWatch 3, a wearable that stands alongside Android Wear products with much the same specs and…
  • Samsung Enters First Share Buyback Since 2007

    26 November 2014, 11:57 am

    Samsung has endured a torrid 2014 and for the first time in years the company's smartphone business faces an uncertain future. The company has taken steps to address tumbling profits, such as reducing its smartphone output in 2015 to make its products less…
  • Jolla Adds Two More Countries to Tablet Roll Out

    26 November 2014, 10:29 am

    You maybe remember that we told you last week about the Jolla Tablet that will be rocking the company's Sailfish OS and is looking for crowdfunding backing. The Indiegogo funding campaign was such a success that Jolla has said it will be able to begin…
  • Blackberry Wants to Make Money off BBM

    26 November 2014, 9:28 am

    When Blackberry went through the floor last year there were few lights guiding the company to the end of the tunnel. However, services provided a small way out and something to build off and with things like BBM, Blackberry started to claw itself out of…
  • Could Apple Cut Google as Default Search on Safari?

    26 November 2014, 9:04 am

    Apple has been working itself away from Google for some time now, with the removal of apps such as YouTube and Google Maps as defaults on iOS devices, while Siri avoids Google searches as much as possible. The voice assistant now used Bing as a default and…
  • Sonim's XP7 Extreme is One for the Adventurous

    26 November 2014, 8:48 am

    Not every smartphone needs to be a stylish beast tote and show off to your friends, some just need to get the job done. Whipping an iPhone 6 out when trekking the Amazon or conquering the North Pole is probably not going to cut it, so you will want to get more…
  • OnePlus Opens Retail Store in Beijing

    26 November 2014, 8:23 am

    A few mobile companies have bricks and mortar stores. Apple has had huge success in the retail space, Microsoft has a presence in the US, while Samsung and Sony have been long term retailers. However, they are all huge companies with multiple products to push.…
  • Blackberry Passport Now Available in Red

    25 November 2014, 4:46 pm

    The Blackberry Passport has sold well since its launch. Not big hit well, but enough to ensure that Blackberry has retained a core of dedicated consumers who want the company's blend of bizarre smartphone, security, and productivity. The handset has only been…
  • Google Chrome Used By 400 Million Android Users

    25 November 2014, 4:24 pm

    Google is trying to unify the Android market as much as possible and wants the amount of forked Android devices to drop considerably. The reason is because Google makes money from its services and forked Android devices do not have those services. The work is…
  • Apple Share Surge to Record High

    25 November 2014, 4:04 pm

    When Tim Cook became Apple CEO there were many who thought he lacked the passionate vision of Steve Jobs to keep the company hitting home runs. That may well be true, but those on Cook's side always said he was a formidable businessman who knew how to build on…
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Budget Smartphones

    25 November 2014, 1:06 pm

    The Holiday Season is firmly upon us with Black Friday kicking things off this week, and then we have the run to Christmas. Whether you are buying for someone else or just filling you own stocking, a new smartphone may well be at the top of your shopping list…
  • Doov Nike V1 Features Oppo Style Turning Camera

    25 November 2014, 12:09 pm

    The selfie trend is certainly growing with more and more devices finding their way to the market proclaiming to offer a superior front facing camera experience. Whether you are down with this movement or not (I am not sold) there are plenty of device to choose…
  • Sony to Cut Smartphone Production and Increase Imaging Manufacturing

    25 November 2014, 10:05 am

    Samsung has been discussing its smartphone business in recent weeks falling tumbling profits, but Sony got there first when it said that it would also lower its smartphone output in the future. The Japanese company has expanded on that decision to lower costs…
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Reference Smartphone and Tablet

    25 November 2014, 9:07 am

    While the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 is the blockbuster chipset in the best flagships on the market (some of them at least), but the replacement processor is already ready to come to market. The Snapdragon 810 is the company's first 64-but high end chip,…
  • Sony Backup & Restore App Has Malicious Content

    25 November 2014, 8:47 am

    Sony, like other Android OEM's puts its fair share of proprietary software although the Japanese company keeps its own goodies to a minimum compared to the likes of Samsung. That said, one of Sony's built in Xperia Z3 apps is causing some issues for the…
  • Blackberry Offering Up $550 For Trade-in iPhone

    25 November 2014, 8:19 am

    Blackberry really wants you to have its new Passport smartphone instead of an iPhone, so if you have been wanting to trade to BB's latest now is the time to do it, especially if you are the owner of Apple's flagship. The Canadian company has a new trade in…
  • Microsoft Says Lumia Denim Update is Close

    24 November 2014, 6:22 pm

    Android 5.0 Lollipop and iOS 8 may have been stealing the limelight recently, but there is another major platform update on the way. Microsoft has been preparing the latest update for its Lumia smartphones and revealed on Twitter today that, "roll out soon…
  • Motorola's 2014 Moto X for Verizon Gets Android 5.0

    24 November 2014, 6:02 pm

    Some of the early flyers of the Android 5.0 Lollipop flag are starting to get the update. We already told you about the LG G3 getting the patch, while Google's own Nexus device have also received it, as had NVIDIA's Shield Tablet. Next up is the Verizon…
  • LG G3 Getting Android 5.0 in South Korea this Week

    24 November 2014, 2:51 pm

    LG said recently that its G3 flagship would be getting the bump to Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime this month, making it among the first third party smartphones to get the update. The good news is that is seems the roll out of Google's latest and greatest will…
  • iOS App Downloads Up 42% to All-time High

    24 November 2014, 1:24 pm

    App marketing firm Fiksu has revealed its latest data regarding app downloads through October and found that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus along with iOS 8 accounted for a huge jump in downloads to an all-time high. The new reports shows that there has been a…
  • Samsung Crisis: Galaxy S5 Has Not Matched S4 Sales

    24 November 2014, 12:58 pm

    Even the most diehard of Apple fan should know that the iPhone is not head and shoulders better than any other smartphone. We could argue the finer details sure, but what sets it apart is appeal and then in turn sales. The only other device that has been able…
  • LG Transpyre is a Budget LTE Device

    24 November 2014, 11:08 am

    LG has raised the curtain on yet another new device, with the Korean company now going all Samsung on us and trying to fill every niche and every price point. The new LG Transpyre is actually a device we saw last month as the LG F60, a handset that falls…
  • OnePlus Two in the Works, StyleSwap Covers Back in Production

    24 November 2014, 10:41 am

    The OnePlus Two, the OnePlus One 2, or the OnePlus One 2015. Whatever you call the follow up to OnePlus? industry defying flagship, the device is almost certain to find its way to the market in 2015. However, I would suggest that it would be late 2015 until it…
  • ZTE K70 Dual-SIM Tablet Passes FCC

    24 November 2014, 10:24 am

    Dual-SIM handsets that allow the user to have two networks loaded onto one device are pretty common, especially in emerging markets. However, dual SIM tablets have yet to really make their presence felt, with not many device springing to mind that have the…
  • Sony Xperia Z4 to Land at CES in January

    24 November 2014, 9:56 am

    Considering Sony releases a new flagship every six months we are never too far away from a rumor concerning the company's upcoming high end releases. The Japanese giant may still be giving its all to the September launched Xperia Z3, but behind the scenes they…
  • Noted Analyst Predicts 71 Million iPhones Sold in Q4

    24 November 2014, 8:29 am

    Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus arrived in September to much fanfare and instantly began selling like proverbial hotcakes. The new devices crushed sales records through their launch window as Cupertino's year of growth continued with stellar third quarter…
  • OnePlus One Heads to India with Amazon

    22 November 2014, 9:16 am

    The OnePlus One has had a couple of pre-order windows now and is selling well despite still being a very limited handset in terms of availability. The smartphone that shook things up with its high end specs and affordable price tag is still not purchasable in…
  • Here's Why the Passport Is Better than iPhone, So Says Blackberry

    22 November 2014, 9:04 am

    Blackberry has left it no doubt who the Passport smartphone is geared to, it is for business types who have some serious productivity to do through their days. Blackberry says it created the perfect device for enterprise and made most of the core features of…

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