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Apple Watch features in Time magazine's top inventions of 2014

Apple Watch features in Time magazine's top inventions of 2014

23 November, 2014 | comments (23)

Time Magazine has released its list of the 25 Best Inventions of 2014, with Apple Watch, Blackphone, Surface Pro 3, and Selfie stick making it to the list. Apple Watch "wholly reimagines the computer for the wrist, using a novel interface...

Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Time


Week 47 in review: Nokia N1, Lollipop for Note 3 and One M8

Week 47 in review: Nokia N1, Lollipop for Note 3 and One M8

23 November, 2014 | comments (4)

Week In Review is back to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. The past Week 47 saw Nokia's Android tablet announcement - the N1 came as a surprise to quite a few people. Additionally, Meizu revealed the MX4...


Nokia Lumia 730 captures World's largest selfie

Nokia Lumia 730 captures World's largest selfie

23 November, 2014 | comments (51)

Made for selfies is the official tagline of the Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM. To live up to that Microsoft (in partnership with Coca Cola) used its mid-range Windows Phone offering to set a world record for most people captured in a single...


White BlackBerry Passport goes up for pre-order

White BlackBerry Passport goes up for pre-order

22 November, 2014 | comments (24)

BlackBerry quietly put a white-color Passport up for pre-order in Canada. The eye-grabbing new color option will begin shipping to customers early next month, on December 7. The newcomer is priced at CAD $699 (about $622 USD). The price tag...

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Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE

Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE

22 November, 2014 | comments (6)

The end of the year is coming and we've seen pretty much all devices that will be unveiled this year. Let's go back in time with Counterclockwise, our (almost) weekly trip back memory lane, and see what announcements late November has seen over the...

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Sprint offers the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 for $5/month

Sprint offers the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 for $5/month

22 November, 2014 | comments (9)

In an attempt to keep existing customers from switching to a rival carrier, Sprint is launching a Loyalty program with quite a few perks. The most notable of them is a large discount of the Samsung Galaxy S5 or iPhone 6 16GB. Now, they're offered...


Jolla celebrates tablet's success with price cut for its phone

Jolla celebrates tablet's success with price cut for its phone

21 November, 2014 | comments (24)

Just a couple of days ago, Jolla announced its first ever tablet - with a crowdfunding campaign attached. The goal was to raise $380,000, but response from the public has been great. And now the $1 million mark has already been crossed, with many...

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OnePlus One India launch teaser campaign starts

OnePlus One India launch teaser campaign starts

21 November, 2014 | comments (25)

The OnePlus One is going to enter India pretty soon. We've known for a while now that this would eventually happen, with the Chinese smartphone maker startup having apparently seen a lot of interest from the subcontinent. OnePlus has posted a...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


AT&T is returning its Nexus 6 units to Motorola due to a bug

AT&T is returning its Nexus 6 units to Motorola due to a bug

21 November, 2014 | comments (29)

AT&T's Nexus 6 units are apparently affected by a software bug. This is so bad that the carrier is now telling its stores to return their initial shipments of the smartphone to Motorola in order for it to fix said software glitch. The info...


Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will receive Lollipop next year

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will receive Lollipop next year

21 November, 2014 | comments (11)

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has been sold by Huawei in the US in unlocked form since June. A while ago, the Chinese company announced that the phablet would not be updated to future Android versions, which created a backlash in the online...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets a stability-oriented update

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets a stability-oriented update

21 November, 2014 | comments (41)

Following a firmware update focused on improving battery life, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners are now treated with another one targeting performance and stability. Users in Germany and Greece are reporting their smartphones are prompted to install the...


Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note in India next month

Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note in India next month

21 November, 2014 | comments (37)

Xiaomi has started teasing the first India sale of its phablet, the Redmi Note, via Mi India’s facebook page, and will reportedly start selling the device early next month. The Techolic claims that the date of the sale will be December 2, basing...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Lollipop update for HTC One and One (M8) GPE delayed again

Lollipop update for HTC One and One (M8) GPE delayed again

21 November, 2014 | comments (18)

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One GPE and One (M8) GPE was supposed to arrive today, but according to the VP of Product Management at HTC there has been another delay. Mo Versi says Google has requested another software version, so...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Desire Eye and Desire 820 start selling in the USA SIM-free

HTC Desire Eye and Desire 820 start selling in the USA SIM-free

21 November, 2014 | comments (7)

The HTC Desire Eye and Desire 820 are now available for purchase in the USA. Expansys USA is offering to phones for $519.99 and $359.99, respectively. The Desire Eye is available in Corral Red and Blue, while the Desire 820 is listed in...

Tags: HTC, Android


Motorola offers optional extended warranty for Nexus 6

Motorola offers optional extended warranty for Nexus 6

20 November, 2014 | comments (25)

Motorola is offering extended warranty package for Nexus 6. Priced at $129.99, Moto Care protects the Android 5.0 Lollipop phablet from accidental damage for a period of two years. Users can purchase Moto Care for the Nexus 6 within 30 days...

Tags: Motorola, Android


European pre-orders of Honor 3C by Huawei kick off

European pre-orders of Honor 3C by Huawei kick off

20 November, 2014 | comments (13)

The budget-friendly Honor 3C by Huawei is now available to pre-order in Europe. The dual-SIM smartphone is priced at £109.99 (about $170).The handset will begin shipping to customers this coming Monday, on November 24. Specifications of...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 finally receives Android 4.4.4

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 finally receives Android 4.4.4

20 November, 2014 | comments (14)

More than two months later than T-Mobile's version, Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 is now finally in the process of getting updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. This is the last version of the OS bearing that name, so we assume the next new software...


Xiaomi wants to be world No.1 in smartphones in 10 years

Xiaomi wants to be world No.1 in smartphones in 10 years

20 November, 2014 | comments (84)

Xiaomi has had an amazing run so far. The company, founded in April 2010, launched its first smartphone in August 2011. And around three years later, it became the world's No.3 smartphone maker by sales volumes. And it achieved this despite only...

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Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

20 November, 2014 | comments (2)

Sprint started selling the Motorola Nexus 6 last week, but for some reason its price was higher than that asked by AT&T for the exact same device. While AT&T has been charging $249.99 for the handset when bought with a new two-year contract, for...


HTC Desire 820s hits 1.26 million pre-registrations in China

HTC Desire 820s hits 1.26 million pre-registrations in China

20 November, 2014 | comments (17)

News outlet Focus Taiwan reports HTC China has has boasted 1.26 million per-registrations for the Desire 820s. In fact, HTC China says registrations keep piling up at a steady pace. While a pre-order signup doesn't guarantee a purchase since...

Tags: HTC, Android