Life’s good when leading labels take an innovative approach to new products as opposed to following common trends. In the early days of mobile phone manufacturing (remember the good old Nokia 3310?) the leading mobile brands at the time were fighting to lead the market by producing devices that stood out from the rest of the cell-phone crowd. The likes of Nokia, Samsung, Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Sagem weren’t afraid to experiment with their handsets. Fast-forward to 2016, and these…
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has said that its first-quarter revenue plunged by more than half, but that losses in its struggling business should end later this year as it banks on a new flagship product. Revenue from January to March was down 64 percent year-on-year to Tw$14.8 billion ($456 million), while net loss during the period was Tw$2.6 billion, the company released in a statement. The loss -- compared with profit of Tw$360 million a year earlier -- marked the…
For any outdoor adventure, having a reliable, sturdy, lightweight cell phone is essential. Also, it can’t be too expensive or else you’ll be worrying about it too much. Explorers need a device that can take a few accidental bumps, drops and splashes of water. You could choose to go with an iPhone, a premium device with crystal clear images and a shining reputation, but also fragile and ridiculously expensive. Or you could go for a more practical option, such as…

BlackBerry’s PRIV now runs on Android Marshmallow

Written on Monday, 02 May 2016 11:59
BlackBerry has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (M) mobile operating system for PRIV, the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone fully powered by Android. PRIV with Android M is coming soon to all major carriers offering the smartphone. Existing PRIV users will be able to upgrade to Android M by downloading the software update on their device. Android Marshmallow on PRIV brings users more ways to improve their mobile security by providing new opportunities to monitor and control privacy with its unique DTEK…

Apple reports its first Q1 iPhone sales drop since 2003

Written on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:50
Is this the beginning of the end of Apple Inc.? The Californian iPhone-maker recently released its first quarter earnings, which showed a decline in revenue – the first time in thirteen years – which ends a historically successful run for the world’s most valuable company. The slump which Apple faces reflects the challenges that CEO Tim Cook is up against. Since Cook took the CEO position from Steve Jobs in 2011, iPhone sales are now dropping, as well as the…
BlackBerry Limited announced the launch of a new BBM release on iOS, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. With this new release, BBM users can now take advantage of enhanced privacy and control features that allow them to take control over the messages and content that they share without any subscription fees. BBM users can ‘Retract’ their message and pictures from recipients to take them back from their phone if they were sent as a mistake, or if they no longer wish…
Available in four stunning colors: Carbon Grey, Glacier Silver, Topaz Gold and Camellia Red; HTC recently released its new flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, which packs in everything you could want from a flagship device. HTC has been working behind closed doors for the past 12 months careful not to reveal any details about the highly anticipated device, and it’s finally here. In short, the newest addition to the HTC smartphone family comes equipped with a world class camera with…

Huawei P9 first impressions

Written on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:14
After months of rumors and during a launch event in London, Huawei has taken the wraps off what could be its best phone ever: the P9 and P9 Plus. The two new smartphones succeed the P8 from last year as Huawei's new flagship phones. Following up the Huawei P8 from 2015, the same design language flows from the smaller P9 to the larger P9 Plus. Just like the iPhone, Huawei used curved-edge glass on the front of the device and…
For quite some time, Apple dominated the smartphone market with its pioneering iPhone devices. That was until Samsung rolled in and began to steal the show. It's still early days to say if Samsung will completely steal the show and the lead smartphone market, but right now, the Galaxy S7 is showing strong promise. Even the LG G5 and the HTC 10 will struggle to compete with the sheer popularity and effectiveness of the Galaxy S7, Samsung's elegant flagship device.…

The premium LG V10 is the ultimate selfie handset

Written on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 12:26
Powered by Android, the LG V10 is the inaugural device leading the new line of premium handsets by South Korean company LG. It's a step up from the V4 model which also sports a removable battery, but has a smaller 5.5-inch screen compared with 5.7-inch.
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