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  • ASUS ZenPad 8 Leak

    26 May 2015, 10:06 am

    ASUS is planning a new tablet line based off its successful ZenFone line up, with the company working on both a 7-inch and an 8-inch slate. The latter product, the ZenPad 8 has leaked online and will be a solidly spec'd machine, whereas the ZenPad 7 will be…
  • Samsung Regains Market Top Spot, While Microsoft and Sony Slip out of Top 10

    25 May 2015, 6:46 pm

    The sales numbers for the major smartphone manufacturers through the first quarter of this year have been revealed, and actually they throw up little in the way of surprise. Of course, through the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple topped the market with an…
  • HTC Working on A50C, a New Desire Model Smartphone

    25 May 2015, 6:10 pm

    HTC has been very busy so far this year and has released twelve smartphones in just five months. Yes, some of those were regional specific devices, or minor variants of existing models, but nevertheless 2015 has been all hands on deck for the company. Sales…
  • Microsoft, Lenovo, and Xiaomi Interested in Buying BlackBerry?

    23 May 2015, 7:57 am

    BlackBerry has been struggling for several years and in that time rumors have been consistent about several companies wanting to buy the ailing Canadian giant. The company formerly known as RIM is rebounding slightly right now, but still those reports of…
  • Best Buy Selling Original Moto G for $19.99

    23 May 2015, 7:36 am

    Want a cheap handset that is a bona fide smartphone, and still a pretty good one at that? Look no further than the original Motorola Moto G. Of course, we have been saying that since the handset launched two years ago, but at the moment the Moto G is even more…
  • Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 Ranges get Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

    23 May 2015, 7:31 am

    Sony's older flagship models the Xperia Z, ZR, Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra are all being treated to Android 5.0.2 updates, with the software already being rolled out to the handsets. The newer (although still aging) Xperia Z1 products will be getting firmware…
  • Galaxy Note 5 will not Launch Early

    20 May 2015, 6:50 pm

    The Galaxy Note 5 is the next major smartphone on the horizon for Samsung, and if we're being honest it is always the device we look forward to the most from the company, even over the Galaxy S flagship range. There have been rumors circulating over the last…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Screens Scratching Because of Clear View Case

    20 May 2015, 11:29 am

    Over the last week there have been consistent reports that Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users are getting their screens scratched because of the Samsung Clear View case that was made for the handsets. Apparently small pieces of dirt and other matter is catching…
  • Oppo Debuts R7 and R7 Plus

    20 May 2015, 11:12 am

    Oppo has announced its two new mid-range smartphones, the Oppo R7 and Oppo R7 Plus, the former a middle market device and the latter a bona fide flagship contender. As we have come to expect from Oppo, the devices are both very well spec'd for their price…
  • LG Confirms Second 2015 Flagship, G Pro 3?

    20 May 2015, 10:27 am

    The LG G4 is a fantastic smartphone, one of the best available in fact. However, LG claimed it would be a radical change from last year's G3 and we simply do not think that it is. The company though is going to have another stab at the flagship market later in…
  • Android Wear 5.1.1 Rolling Out Now

    20 May 2015, 10:13 am

    Google took to one of its product forums to confirm that Android Wear 5.1.1 is now heading out to smartwatches that are compatible for the update. As is usually the case, the upgrade will be sent out in stages and some devices will have to wait a few weeks to…
  • Sharp AQUOS Crystal 2 Makes Appearance

    20 May 2015, 9:50 am

    Sharp released an Aquos ZETA smartphone and tablet last week and the pair pretty much wowed us with their high end specs and premium designs. The Japanese company is on a bit of a hardware roll right now and joining the ZETA models is the new AQUOS Crystal 2,…
  • YotaPhone 2 Coming to United States

    19 May 2015, 6:50 pm

    The YotaPhone 2 is certainly a head turner; is not necessarily a device we would buy, but it has served a function for consumers and has found a place in the market. Of course, we are talking about outside the United States where the device from Russian…
  • New Metallic Colored DROID Turbo Launched by Motorola

    19 May 2015, 6:29 pm

    The Motorola/Verizon DROID Turbo may be having battery problems, as we reported yesterday, but we still think it's a stellar smartphone. One of the best in the mid-range category in fact and while we reported the battery drain issue because... well, it's what…
  • OnePlus One Screen Causing Battery Drain

    19 May 2015, 1:21 pm

    We told you yesterday that the Motorola DROID Turbo is suffering from a battery drain issue, but it seems that is not the only high end smartphone with such problem. The OnePlus One is also having its fair share of issues in the battery department, with the…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Sells 10 Million Units

    19 May 2015, 12:56 pm

    Samsung's Galaxy S6 is arguably the best smartphone on the market and has helped the company gain some traction again after a poor 2014. However, while the handset (alongside the Galaxy S6 Edge) was pointing to a sales rejuvenation for Samsung, the reality…
  • Motorola DROID Turbo Suffering Battery Draining Issue

    18 May 2015, 6:00 pm

    We don't hide the fact that we think the Motorola DROID Turbo is among the best smartphones on the market, it's an opinion we have held since the handset launched late last year. Even though newer devices have been launched, the Turbo remains a potent device…
  • Samsung Confirms Android Lollipop for Galaxy S5 Mini

    18 May 2015, 2:27 pm

    Samsung has already delivered Android 5.0 Lollipop to many of its smartphones, but the company?s portfolio is huge and there are plenty more due for the update. The Galaxy S5 Mini for example, a device that is around a year old and is now starting to receive…
  • Motorola Offers Big Savings in the U.K.

    18 May 2015, 2:14 pm

    Motorola is having a spring sale in the United Kingdom starting today, with the company slashing the prices on a number of its products. If you are in the UK you can take advantage of the savings starting Monday and ending Wednesday. The sale includes the…
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact the Best-Selling Smartphone in Japan

    18 May 2015, 1:57 pm

    Sony's Xperia smartphone division has been struggling in recent years, losing money while also seeing sales decline across the world. However, in Japan (Sony's home country) the company is the best-selling smartphone manufacturer, with its Xperia brand…
  • Sharp Aquos Pad... an iPad Mini Killer?

    16 May 2015, 10:37 am

    Sharp has had a good week, the company launched the hugely compelling Aquos ZETA SH-03G smartphone and has now followed that up with an equally enticing tablet. The Japanese heavyweight announced the Aquos Pad SH-05G, a slate that on first impressions places…
  • Apple to Sell over 50 Million iPhones this Quarter

    15 May 2015, 2:35 pm

    Apple always has bumper quarters, but the last two have been particularly special with the company smashing records during Q4 in 2014 and then easily besting its own personal numbers for the first quarter. Now analysts are saying Cupertino will continue its…
  • Tablet Sales Decline Again, Cellular Slates Increase

    15 May 2015, 7:38 am

    Apple's iPad sales have been tumbling for many quarters, but the company's CEO Tim Cook has said he is not worried as they knew this would happen. He said consumer cycles for tablets are different than smartphones, and also said the iPad would recover. Apple…
  • Twitter Hits Back Against T-Mobile

    15 May 2015, 7:17 am

    T-Mobile has put itself on the map as a major carrier in recent years by taking on its rivals head on. The company did not dance around Verizon (the biggest carrier in the United States) but instead hit it on the nose and pulled its pants down. However, the…
  • Amazon Giving Away Top Mobile Games Like Game of Thrones

    15 May 2015, 6:51 am

    Last week we wrote a guide on how to download the Amazon Appstore to your Android device to use as a third party accompaniment to the Google Play Store. The reason to have Amazon's offering is because the company often has stellar deals and giveaways that are…
  • HTC J Butterfly First Impressions

    15 May 2015, 6:38 am

    HTC's Butterfly J series has often led the company in a pure hardware perspective, launched as Japanese exclusives these handsets are unlikely to ever be released elsewhere. The new J Butterfly fits all that well, it is the most decked out smartphone HTC has…
  • BLU Confirms 10 Smartphones Getting Android 5.0, Starting Today

    14 May 2015, 4:09 pm

    We are used to major smartphone brands updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with big hitters like Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Motorola and more already well into their update cycles. However, BLU is also getting in on the act by announcing a wide array of its…
  • Huawei Schedules United States Media Event for June 2

    14 May 2015, 3:57 pm

    Chinese megabrand Huawei has scheduled a media event that will be held in New York City on June 2nd. While it is unclear what device/s the company will be launching at the event, it is being widely speculated that the P8 flagship will be confirmed for a…
  • Moto E LTE Receiving Android 5.1 Now

    14 May 2015, 1:00 pm

    The second generation Motorola Moto E is one of the best budget smartphones on the market and it even packs LTE with its humble price tag. Of course, as it was launched in February, the Moto E second generation came with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box,…
  • Microsoft Details Windows 10 Mobile

    14 May 2015, 11:56 am

    Microsoft is continuing to flesh out its plans for Windows 10, with the company confirming today that there will be seven different SKUs of the platform. Of course, our primary concern is the mobile oriented version, which will be ushered in later in the year…

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