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Huawei launches Honor 4C budget smartphone in China

Huawei launches Honor 4C budget smartphone in China

28 April, 2015 | comments (0)

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has updated its Honor line of devices with a new budget smartphone. Dubbed Honor 4C, the device is priced at CNY 799 ($129), and will be available Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, and White color...

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Lenovo S60 launched in Russia for $290

Lenovo S60 launched in Russia for $290

28 April, 2015 | comments (3)

Lenovo has quietly made the its new mid-range smartphone available in Russia. The Lenovo S60 was first announced in the January and now released starting with Russia for RUB 15,000 ($290). The Lenovo S60 bears iPhone-esque design with similar...

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Samsung Galaxy J7, J5 Dual SIM pass Bluetooth certification

Samsung Galaxy J7, J5 Dual SIM pass Bluetooth certification

28 April, 2015 | comments (0)

Samsung plans to expand its youngest series of smartphones - Galaxy J - with two new additions. Earlier we heard that the Galaxy J1 smartphone will be joined by three more J series models - J3, J5, and J7. While there is no sight of the J3,...

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HTC to launch a mid-range smartphone in India in Q3 2015

HTC to launch a mid-range smartphone in India in Q3 2015

28 April, 2015 | comments (5)

Just days after Xiaomi announced its first made for India smartphone, the Mi4i, HTC has said that it is preparing to launch a handset which is designed keeping Indian consumers in mind. The device will be launched in India in the third quarter of...

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Second-gen Moto X receives a price cut in India

Second-gen Moto X receives a price cut in India

28 April, 2015 | comments (7)

The Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) has received a price cut in India, where it is now being sold for INR 3,000 ($47) less than its usual price. While the 16GB variant is now available for INR 26,999 ($426), the 32GB model will set you back INR...

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LG Magna now available in India for $260

LG Magna now available in India for $260

28 April, 2015 | comments (16)

LG's mid-range smartphone, the Magna, which was made official back in February this year along with the LG Joy, Leon and Spirit, is now available for purchase in India. The device is priced at INR 16,500 ($260). Specs-wise, the handset is...

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Apple sold more than 61 million iPhones in Q2 2015

Apple sold more than 61 million iPhones in Q2 2015

27 April, 2015 | comments (44)

Apple announced financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal 2015, which ended on March 28. Thanks to strong iPhone and Mac sales, as well as record App Store performance, the Cupertino giant recorded its best Q2 with net profit of $13.6...

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Alcatel Pop Astro will be launched by T-Mobile, leak reveals

Alcatel Pop Astro will be launched by T-Mobile, leak reveals

27 April, 2015 | comments (2)

Not long ago Alcatel started taking pre-orders for its 5.5-inch Idol 3 smartphone, which is a decently specced device at a very affordable price. That, however, is sold unlocked. Alcatel has partnered up with US carriers in the past, and it now...


Sprint joins Verizon in releasing Lollipop for the LG G2

Sprint joins Verizon in releasing Lollipop for the LG G2

27 April, 2015 | comments (3)

People generally consider Verizon to be America's worst carrier when it comes to software updates (or rather, how fast it is in releasing them). However, for the LG G2 Verizon proved to be a lot quicker with the Lollipop release than...


Oppo addresses R7 rumors with official renders, specs

Oppo addresses R7 rumors with official renders, specs

27 April, 2015 | comments (20)

Oppo R7 has really been a constant presence in the rumor mill, especially the last few days. A lot of users are excited about the prospect of an edge-to-edge, curved screen, but some new official information might leave a lot of them...

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LG confirms it's working on a new Windows Phone

LG confirms it's working on a new Windows Phone

27 April, 2015 | comments (20)

In December of last year, an ad network shared its stats for Windows Phones, and through that action revealed a then unknown LG VW820 handset. This was caught running Microsoft's mobile OS, and at the time we assumed LG might be thinking about...

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T-Mobile's Galaxy Note 4 finally gets Lollipop update too

T-Mobile's Galaxy Note 4 finally gets Lollipop update too

27 April, 2015 | comments (14)

T-Mobile is the last of the 'big four' carriers in the US to push out the Lollipop update for its Galaxy Note 4 units, but it's finally done so today. This follows similar rollouts already commenced by Sprint, AT&T, as well as Verizon - many weeks...


Three new Blackberry phones leaked in photos

Three new Blackberry phones leaked in photos

27 April, 2015 | comments (60)

Blackberry has definitely been going through some hard times lately. The legendary company hasn't quite managed to stay relevant and is left targeting a pretty narrow, niche consumer market. The company's latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Leap,...


Samsung's new custom CPU cores 45% faster than A57

Samsung's new custom CPU cores 45% faster than A57

27 April, 2015 | comments (60)

Samsung has undoubtedly secured its top-dog position in terms of current gen mobile SoC performance. The latest Exynos 7420, powering the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge has proven itself more capable than anything Qualcomm or Mediatek currently have to...

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Lollipop update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Lollipop update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Alpha

27 April, 2015 | comments (22)

Looks like Samsung has started rolling out the Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) smartphone. According to a report from Sammobile, the device has started getting Android 5.0.2 in South Korea, where the update is available OTA...

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BlackBerry Classic  white version launches

BlackBerry Classic white version launches

27 April, 2015 | comments (9)

BlackBerry announced a white color version of the Classic smartphone, which was launched back in December last year, and was available only in black. As for the availability, the Canadian company has said the white variant will start rolling...

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TRAI releases emails of Net Neutrality supporters

TRAI releases emails of Net Neutrality supporters

27 April, 2015 | comments (41)

In a rather appalling move, the TRAI or Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, has published the email IDs and contents of emails sent to them regarding Net Neutrality in India. A few weeks ago, TRAI had asked the people of India to voice...

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LG G4 said to be cheaper than Galaxy S6 in Germany

LG G4 said to be cheaper than Galaxy S6 in Germany

27 April, 2015 | comments (45)

Just a few days after there were reports that LG's upcoming flagship smartphone, the G4, will be costlier than the Galaxy S6, it is now being said that the device will actually be cheaper than the Samsung's flagship, at least in Germany. The...

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Sony Xperia P2 leak promises compact phone with great camera

Sony Xperia P2 leak promises compact phone with great camera

27 April, 2015 | comments (126)

Some rumors just sound too good to be true, but with the modest update to the Xperia Z flagship Sony's hottest phone may land in a forgotten mid-range series. The Sony Xperia P2 borrows the transparent strip of its 2012 predecessors and spices up...

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YU announces a design challenge for its upcoming smartphone

YU announces a design challenge for its upcoming smartphone

27 April, 2015 | comments (12)

After crowdsourcing the name of their upcoming smartphone, and settling on YUPHORIA, YU is now asking its fans to design a UI set for the phone. Participants in the challenge can either design the entire set, including icons, controls, status...

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