Apple will soon be celebrating its 40th birthday. What’s more, the company is celebrating the fact that it has sold almost a billion products around the world. But the release of Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is its biggest reason to celebrate yet. The iPhones were unveiled at Apple’s annual media event in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 7. The phones are water and dust resistant, come in new shades of black, have improved cameras, and no…

LG launches V20 flagship with Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat

Written on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 13:53
LG revealed its latest flagship smartphone on September 6 which features Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat. The V20 is the successor to LG’s flagship V10 in 2015, which also features a dual-camera system and a second display located at the top of the phone. However, these features have been upgraded in the V20, such as the display which features a much brighter font. Interestingly, the V20 retains the headphone jack which many phone-makers are trying to phase out, and also…
At Berlin’s IFA 2016, Huawei Consumer Business Group debuted the Huawei nova and the Huawei nova plus, the first smartphones in the new series designed to meet the needs of today’s most dynamic consumers. The new nova series features multi-curve design features, camera advances for more vivid photography, and performance updates for enhanced usability. Huawei also introduced a new version of its MediaPad M3 tablet and announced new color options for the award-winning Huawei P9 smartphone. Every feature of the…
Tokyo-based Sony Mobile announced on September 1, two additions to its new X series smartphones. Continuing the vision set out at MWC in February, the flagship Xperia XZ and premium Xperia X Compact offer an even more intelligent, personalized experience. “With Xperia we want to assist you when and where it matters most, making your everyday lives more convenient, more effortless, more spontaneous,” said Hideyuki Furumi, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications. “With Xperia XZ and…
Samsung, the world’s top smartphone maker, shocked the world on Friday, August 2, when it announced it would suspend sales of its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7 as reports of exploding batteries threatened to damage the reputation of the South Korean electronics giant. The company said it will offer new devices for customers who have already purchased a Galaxy Note 7 and have to send it back to the vendor. “Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being temporarily…

Apple confirms iPhone 7 release: Wednesday, September 7

Written on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 10:10
Apple’s latest edition to the iPhone family is almost here. Exclusive invitations have been sent out to media and other guests to join Apple in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, September 7, for the iPhone 7 release. There are rumors circulating that a second-generation Apple Watch could also be revealed at the showcase. Pre-orders for the iPhone 7 are expected to begin on Friday, September 9, with sales commencing on September 16. Despite the anticipation that Apple…

Samsung Gear S3 to release on August 31

Written on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:54
With Samsung holding its IFA electronics show press conference on September 1 in Germany this year, rumors quickly spread that the Korean tech giant would release its highly anticipated Gear S3 smartwatch at the same time. Ending speculation, Samsung recently confirmed on Twitter that the Samsung Gear S3 will be unveiled on August 31. While Samsung hasn’t released much, if any details about its new smartwatch, some reports suggest that there will be three variants of the device, including a…
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was recently released in New York and was welcomed by Samsung-enthusiasts with open arms. It’s a large device, similar in size to its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 Edge, also sporting a curved-screen. The Note 7 comes equipped with an iris scanner to unlock the phone, a new USB-C charger port, new S Pen tricks like magnification and GIF-making, and a larger battery. It’s a 5.7-inch device with a slightly larger screen than the 5.5-inch Edge.…

BlackBerry launches DTEK50 Android smartphone

Written on Thursday, 28 July 2016 06:38
Set to be released on August 8, BlackBerry’s second Android-based handset was announced on Tuesday, July 26, called DTEK50. It combines Google’s Android software and broad apps range with BlackBerry’s highly regarded security and productivity features, at a reasonable price. The 5.2-inch touchscreen-only device will sell for US$299. Reports suggest that BlackBerry, a company that has fallen from the top of the smartphone manufacturer list, hopes to sell the DTEK50 in greater numbers than the PRIV, its first smartphone using…
The highly anticipated iPhone 7 could be released as soon as early September this year. Prominent Apple reporter Evan Blass posted a Tweet on Saturday, July 23, saying the latest iPhone iteration will likely be released the week of September 12. However, Apple has not given any indication that it’s planning a launch event. Rumors have surfaced that Apple is planning to release three different iPhone 7s. Leaked images depict a larger screen and higher storage capacity. What’s more, Apple…

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to release on August 2 in New York

Written on Thursday, 14 July 2016 10:32
Samsung has officially announced the release date for its highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. It will be released on August 2 in New York at 11am ET/8am PT. The release event, according to Samsung’s invitation, will be live-streamed on Samsung’s website. The invitation also confirms that this new edition of the large-screen Samsung smartphone, which features the S Pen stylus, is skipping version six and going straight into version 7. Like the iPhone 7 due to be released…

Active Telecoms Review: Huawei P9

Written on Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:37
Co-engineered with Leica, Huawei’s P9 smartphone pushes the boundaries of innovation - a solid match for its market rivals. What’s intriguing about the P9 is that it sells for around £449 which is over £100 cheaper than other leading smartphone models. It’s sleek and lightweight with fast performance, a solid battery life and a stellar camera. The only aspects letting the P9 down is that the camera options can be slightly overbearing (depending on how serious you take photography) and…
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