Upcoming Amazon smartphone gets leaked press renders, finally shows itself in full detail
May02

Upcoming Amazon smartphone gets leaked press renders, finally shows itself in full detail

An Amazon smartphone has been rumored for what seems like decades now (a testament for how fast-moving the mobile world feels sometimes), but this year it’s looking more and more like it could actually be launched. A couple of weeks ago we brought you the first ever images showing it, though at that point it was still enclosed in a protective case, so we couldn’t actually see the full details of its design. Until now, that...

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Motorola schedules event on May 13, will announce a new smartphone
Apr30

Motorola schedules event on May 13, will announce a new smartphone

Motorola is getting ready to introduce the world to its next smartphone. The company has scheduled an event in London on May 13, where it will announce a new device. The invites that Motorola sent out to the press give out a couple of things about this mystery handset. It will be “made to last” and “priced for all”. It will also help Motorola connect more people to each other and to the Internet. All of these...

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Oppo Joy announced, it’s a very cheap low-end Android smartphone
Apr28

Oppo Joy announced, it’s a very cheap low-end Android smartphone

Oppo has added a new smartphone to its roster, and the Chinese company chose to make it official in Indonesia. The Oppo Joy is a cheap device with rather low-end specs – one for the masses, then. The Oppo Joy comes with a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 3 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 0.3 MP front camera, a 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek processor (with ARM Cortex-A7 cores), 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD...

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iPhone 5S now just $99.99 with contract, or even free with trade-in
Apr18

iPhone 5S now just $99.99 with contract, or even free with trade-in

Many Android-powered smartphones see hefty discounts at third-party retailers, some even days after they launch. It’s not unusual to find such a company selling an Android device for half of what carriers are asking for it. But things are and always have been different when it comes to iPhones. They’re usually not ever seen on sale at anything other than the recommended price – which, for the current flagship, is...

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Next Google Nexus smartphone may be powered by MediaTek
Apr18

Next Google Nexus smartphone may be powered by MediaTek

File this one under “crazier things have happened in the mobile world”, will you? The latest rumor originating in China says Google will choose MediaTek as the chipset supplier for the next Nexus smartphone. Now that may seem unlikely given how much everyone uses Qualcomm chips these days, but remember that Google did turn to TI for the processor in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. MediaTek is the up-and-coming mobile chipset...

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High-end Tizen smartphone from Samsung out by the end of June, Android-based smartwatch in the works
Apr16

High-end Tizen smartphone from Samsung out by the end of June, Android-based smartwatch in the works

Samsung’s oft-delayed first Tizen smartphone could actually be headed for a release this year. Sure, that’s not very believable, given the company’s track record on the matter and how many times we have so far heard that this mythical Tizen beast was just around the corner, but this time it might just be. No, really. This time it’s real. Or at least that’s what a Samsung executive told Reuters. The South...

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Amazon’s first smartphone smiles in leaked photos, has some specs outed and 3D effects confirmed
Apr15

Amazon’s first smartphone smiles in leaked photos, has some specs outed and 3D effects confirmed

For years, Amazon has been rumored to be working on its own smartphone, though 2014 may just be the year when it finally becomes reality. In fact, it could be announced in June and released by the end of September. The device has been photographed for the first time, as you can see below. Though what we do see isn’t much, because Amazon’s first smartphone is secured tightly inside a protective shell that’s meant to...

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Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8.1 handset will be the Ativ Core
Apr04

Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8.1 handset will be the Ativ Core

A couple of days ago Microsoft officially introduced Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of its mobile operating system. At the same event, Nokia unveiled its first smartphones running that variation of the OS, namely the Lumia 930 and the Lumia 630/635. Today, Verizon has started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Ativ SE, though that handset still runs Windows Phone 8, because the newest software wasn’t available in time for...

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Moto G Forte launches in Mexico, isn’t a rugged version of the smartphone after all
Apr03

Moto G Forte launches in Mexico, isn’t a rugged version of the smartphone after all

Only a few days after it got leaked, the Moto G Forte has been made official in Mexico today. Late last month when we first heard about it, we were wondering whether it was really going to be a ruggedized version of the Moto G, or perhaps just a bundle deal whereas you’d get a free case with a new (and ‘vanilla’) Moto G. Want to guess which one it actually is? No, Motorola hasn’t announced a new smartphone. So...

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Nokia Lumia 930, Lumia 630, and Lumia 635 announced with Windows Phone 8.1
Apr03

Nokia Lumia 930, Lumia 630, and Lumia 635 announced with Windows Phone 8.1

Today during Microsoft’s Build conference, Nokia announced three new Windows Phones. And yes, among those are both the much-leaked Lumia 630 as well as the Lumia 930, a handset that at one point was said not to be outed on this occasion. Alas, it was. All three devices run Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, which just got introduced today. The Nokia Lumia 930 is, as was rumored, basically an...

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