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  • Samsung slumps to four year smartphone low

    30 October 2014, 4:04 pm

    Samsung announced its third quarter financial results yesterday and the news is not good for the company, with the gloomy predictions coming true. The Korean giant raked in $3.9 billion in profit through the period, a figure that would delight most companies…
  • Apple loses US market share despite record sales

    30 October 2014, 12:53 pm

    Apple operates in a unique way inside the smartphone market and that has been proven as the company's market share fell in the United States during September, but iPhone sales broke records. Over 39 million iPhone units sold through the last quarter helped…
  • True cost of Verizon device trials

    30 October 2014, 12:09 pm

    Ever wanted to take advantage of a trial period? These carrier deals let you test a device and network for a limited amount of time before deciding whether to jump on board and buy the handset or join the carrier. Sounds like a pretty good deal doesn't it, but…
  • Xiaomi chews in Samsung, now the third biggest smartphone seller

    30 October 2014, 9:36 am

    Lenovo tied up the acquisition of Motorola today and the Chinese giant said the partnership would be the third biggest smartphone brand in the world and will shift 100 million units in 2015. For the time being though third place as been occupied by another…
  • Motorola is now a Lenovo company

    30 October 2014, 8:52 am

    Despite recently becoming more closely linked than ever, Motorola has finally been sold off by Google to Lenovo, months after the deal was first announced. In the deal, Google will retain Motorola's patents, although the company can license them even though it…
  • Microsoft Band is the company's first wearable

    30 October 2014, 8:27 am

    No big press event, no showbiz style launch, but Microsoft has entered the wearable market today, although don't call its "Microsoft Band" a smartwatch. Interestingly, Redmond has avoided the urge to compete with Android Wear and the Apple Watch with a full…
  • Asus confirmed a number of devices for Android 5.0

    29 October 2014, 4:22 pm

    Asus is the latest company to come out and reveal its plans for Android 5.0 Lollipop with the news that several of its smartphones are in line for the update to Google's latest and greatest software. Read the full story here.
  • Blackberry Passport is all yours for $1800

    29 October 2014, 11:49 am

    With a bit of careful strategic management, a very good device, and some renewed buzz, Blackberry seems to have a hit on its hands with the Passport, the company's newest (all square) smartphone. Getting hold of a Passport is impossible at the moment as they…
  • Vivo working on bonkers 3.8mm smartphone

    29 October 2014, 11:35 am

    Oppo announced the R5 today, the thinnest smartphone in the world. However, that is an accolade the device will only be keeping for a short time as reports today suggest Vivo is working on a handset that will be even thinner, measuring in at just 3.8mm.…
  • OnePlus apologizes for pre-order mess

    29 October 2014, 10:58 am

    The OnePlus One has had its fair share of problems since being announced last year, so we shouldn't be surprised that there have been issues with the pre-order system for the device. The affordable flagship has yet to have a serious roll out despite being on…
  • LG posts massive profit surge in Q3

    29 October 2014, 10:03 am

    LG's arrival as one of the main players in the smartphone world continued through the third quarter as the company posted stellar financial results. LG has risen through the ranks over the last 18 months and has used several strategies to place itself among…
  • Oppo N3 is a camera phone you probably won't want

    29 October 2014, 9:29 am

    Chinese brand Oppo held a launch event in Singapore today, and while the R5 grabbed attention as the world's thinnest smartphone, it is the N3 that is the star of the company's range. The new flagship arrived and once again showed off Oppo's unique way of…
  • Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone ever

    29 October 2014, 9:04 am

    Oppo's launch event today saw the Chinese company unveil two new devices, the N3 flagship and this, the Oppo R5, a handset that comes with a defining feature. This is the world's thinnest smartphone at just 4.85mm, beating out the current title holder, the…
  • Verizon launches Motorola DROID Turbo, the perfect Android smartphone

    28 October 2014, 2:04 pm

    Verizon has today launched the Motorola built DROID Turbo, the carrier's exclusive flagship heavyweight. The exclusive smartphone business model is dying, but Verizon is still giving it a go and with the DROID Turbo the company has one of the very best…
  • Samsung working on Galaxy Note 10.1 2015

    28 October 2014, 11:47 am

    Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is the company?s flagship slate, a tablet that the Korean giant would want you to use for productivity, almost as a laptop replacement. With 2015 just around the corner it is inevitable that Samsung is working on an…
  • T-Mobile records huge growth, profits static

    28 October 2014, 11:17 am

    T-Mobile released its third quarter financial results last night and once again the company saw huge growth in a number of department. However, even though the Magenta Network continues to outgrow its rivals Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, it still struggles to…
  • Motorola Android 5.0 Lollipop device guide

    28 October 2014, 10:43 am

    Worried about whether your particular Motorola device is due to get the newly launched Android 5.0 Lollipop software update? Don't fear, because Motorola has created an upgrade guide where you can see if your device is in line to get the bump. The guide is…
  • Tim Cook: Apple Pay beats all payment services combined, Apple Watch needs daily charge, Google…

    28 October 2014, 9:49 am

    Tim Cook has been speaking extensively to the Wall Street Journal's editor-in-chief Gerard Baker at the publications WSJD Live, and the Apple CEO was in talkative mood. During the interview, taking place at the inaugural WSJD event, Cook discussed the…
  • HTC One M8 getting EYE Experience with Sprint

    28 October 2014, 9:12 am

    The HTC One M8 has been getting the new EYE Experience software recently, with the update landing on the international variant and on Verizon and T-Mobile in the US. Last week, Sprint updated its One M8 with international Wi-Fi calling, but failed to include…
  • New ASUS MeMO Pad 10

    28 October 2014, 8:46 am

    ASUS has unveiled a brand new budget Android tablet called the MeMO Pad 10 ME103K, a slate that seems to maintain the company?s position as a brand that delivers affordable quality. Read the full story here.
  • Apple outpaces Samsung in Korea, but is that he full story?

    27 October 2014, 5:24 pm

    At the end of last week Samsung revealed that it had shifted 4.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 4 in its first month on release in South Korea and China. That is a fantastic number that makes the Note 4 a bon-a-fide success, however it is a number that pales…
  • John Chen tells us how he turned Blackberry around

    27 October 2014, 5:06 pm

    Blackberry CEO John Chen has done a decent job since he took over the Canadian company. Just last year the company was floundering, in an utter mess, and according to most on the edge of the abyss. Chen came in with a clear strategy to right the ship and while…
  • LG G3 to get Android 5.0 this quarter

    27 October 2014, 4:41 pm

    LG as a company will look back on 2014 as the year in which it turned a very important corner in the smartphone world. Sales have increased, the G3 arrived with plenty of hype and lived up to it, and the Korean company is also making its own processors now.…
  • Oppo N3 to launch this Wednesday (Oct. 29th)

    27 October 2014, 4:20 pm

    Oppo has discussed its upcoming N3 smartphone plenty, while a bunch of leaks have given away a lot of details about the device, such as its unique camera. We are finally set to get our hands on the N3 as the Chinese company has pencilled in a launch date for…
  • Archos 50 Diamond gives bang for buck

    27 October 2014, 12:27 pm

    Archos usually strikes a solid balance between quality and affordability and the company's latest device, the Archos 50 Diamond, seems to toe that line again. The French company unveiled the device in Paris over the weekend and revealed that the handset will…
  • HTC Desire 820 Mini in China

    27 October 2014, 11:01 am

    HTC's Desire 820 does a lot of things right. It is good looking, spec'd well, and is decently priced; but for some consumers it may be a bit on the big side. HTC, in its increasing efforts to fill the market with more and more devices is now launching a new…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus in Detail

    27 October 2014, 10:34 am

    Last week I told you about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, a new version of the company's flagship smartphone, the normal GS5. I ragged on this handset a fair bit because I basically think it is a waste of time and is just Samsung trying to squeeze the…
  • LG Debuts G3 Screen and NUCLUN processor

    27 October 2014, 9:32 am

    LG has announced its first ever mobile processor, and no, it is not named Odin (the codename for the chip) but instead will be known as "NUCLUN". I liked Odin better, but regardless the new architecture is rolling out in a new LG device, and there is little…
  • Google says Nexus 9 is not an iPad killer

    27 October 2014, 8:46 am

    Google and HTC's new Nexus 9 tablet was not built to be an iPad Air 2 killer the company says, according to Engadget. Announced two weeks ago, the Nexus 9 certainly does a good job of at least being an alternative to Apple's all-conquering slate, but Google…
  • LG Liger is the first smartphone with Odin processor

    25 October 2014, 12:53 pm

    LG hit a home run with the G3 flagship and the Korean company knows when it is on to a good thing. That's why just about every device the company has released since has paid more than a passing resemblance to the popular G3. LG's latest smartphone will…

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