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Verizon enables Voice over LTE on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Verizon enables Voice over LTE on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

20 September, 2014 | comments (17)

Verizon has announced that it will be enabling Voice over LTE or VoLTE feature on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Verizon launched its VoLTE network earlier this month and so far the only phones that could use it were the Samsung Galaxy S5 and...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Verizon


Motorola Moto 360 to get a gold version soon

Motorola Moto 360 to get a gold version soon

20 September, 2014 | comments (9)

The Motorola Moto 360 is the most sought after smartwatch currently on the market and chances it will remain like this at least until the IFA-announced devices hit the shelves. However the US company is hoping its first smart wearable will retain...


Oppo R5 leaks with 4G LTE connectivity

Oppo R5 leaks with 4G LTE connectivity

20 September, 2014 | comments (5)

Oppo is getting ready to launch the N3 phablet with rotating camera module on top next month, but it’s not the only device the company is working on. A certificate for the Oppo R5 has just appeared on the Indonesian Postel website, hinting at an...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


Week 37 in review: Oppo N3, Note 4, iPhone 6, Sony $1.2B loss

Week 37 in review: Oppo N3, Note 4, iPhone 6, Sony $1.2B loss

20 September, 2014 | comments (2)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. In the past Week 38 the Galaxy Note 4 pre-order and availability information surfaced. Additionally, DisplayMate praised the...


Apple details out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 family

Apple details out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 family

19 September, 2014 | comments (42)

Apple quietly detailed out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The charges are separated into three categories – screen damage, battery and power, and other repairs. Replacing the display of an iPhone 6 will set...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Jolla’s smartphone will launch in India on September 23

Jolla’s smartphone will launch in India on September 23

19 September, 2014 | comments (34)

Jolla will officially begin selling its Sailfish OS smartphone in India in four days, on September 23. The Finnish company delivered the news on its official Facebook page. As initially announced, Jolla’s first handset will be offered on the...


Samsung sold one million Galaxy S5 units in Germany

Samsung sold one million Galaxy S5 units in Germany

19 September, 2014 | comments (46)

Samsung announced that it sold one million Galaxy S5 units in Germany. Coincidentally (or not?), the Korean giant delivered the news about its achievement the same day Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus became officially available (Germany is one of...

Tags: Samsung, Android


New Samsung smartwatch to have fingerprint scanner

New Samsung smartwatch to have fingerprint scanner

19 September, 2014 | comments (29)

This year, Samsung's definitely been active in the nascent smartwatch space. It unveiled the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo (both pictured below), Gear Live, and Gear S so far. But next year the company may be taking its smartwatch efforts to the next...

Tags: Samsung, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) revealed in User Agent profile

Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) revealed in User Agent profile

19 September, 2014 | comments (19)

It seems that there are two Galaxy Alpha siblings in the works – the Galaxy A5 and now the Galaxy A3 (aka SM-A300). This one packs a 64-bit processor but curiously is close to low-end in most of its specs. A GFX Bench info page reveals a 4.8"...


60,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units hit India on September 23

60,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units hit India on September 23

19 September, 2014 | comments (32)

Another Tuesday, another Xiaomi flash sale occurs. On September 23, the Chinese phonemaker is set to launch 60,000 Redmi 1S smartphones in India. Presumably, they'll sell in under 10 seconds. Unlike its previous flash sale, which offered...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Goldgenie offers 24ct gold-plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Goldgenie offers 24ct gold-plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

19 September, 2014 | comments (24)

Choice is always good for consumers even if those consumers are looking to spend thousands of pounds on a gold-plated iPhone. We've seen Amosu's offerings now it's time to look at what Goldgenie has to offer to people with an aversion to non-noble...

Tags: Apple, iOS


More Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) photos appear

More Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) photos appear

19 September, 2014 | comments (32)

The second entry of the Alpha series has leaked yet again, this time with photos in the wild. The Samsung SM-A500 (or A5000) will likely be unveiled as the Galaxy A5 and will be thin and light like the Galaxy Alpha but with mid-range specs. The...


Apple starts retail sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple starts retail sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

19 September, 2014 | comments (64)

Pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started a week ago but some people prefer to buy their gadgets in person. The lines are long though, as usual, and many people in line have been queueing for a couple of days now. Apple is...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Samsung to launch Tizen smartphone in India by November

Samsung to launch Tizen smartphone in India by November

19 September, 2014 | comments (19)

The oft-troubled Tizen platform from Samsung - seemingly in perpetual limbo between 'coming soon' and 'probably not' - has received yet another ray of hope in light of the recently cancelled Samsung Z project. Reports out of India indicate that...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus benchmark results are out

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus benchmark results are out

19 September, 2014 | comments (100)

Now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are about to hit the stores, the two phones have undergone the Geekbench test suite. The popular benchmark stresses the phone's CPU and RAM by going through numerous tests to determine the final single-core...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus take on the drop test

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus take on the drop test

19 September, 2014 | comments (79)

The new iPhone 6 family brings bigger screens but that only means there's more screen to crack if you drop the precious gadget. So how do the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handle being dropped? That's what drop test videos are for. The best-case...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now unofficially available in the US

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now unofficially available in the US

18 September, 2014 | comments (43)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha made its way to the United States, albeit unofficially. The online retailer Expansys has listed the sleek-looking, metal-clad smartphone as available to ship across the Atlantic. The compact flagship is priced at $699.99...

Tags: Samsung, Android


iPhone 6 gets two certifications in China, still needs another

iPhone 6 gets two certifications in China, still needs another

18 September, 2014 | comments (15)

A couple of days ago a report surfaced saying that the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus don't yet have a release time frame set for the Chinese market. Apparently not even China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier by subscriber count, knows when the...

Tags: Apple


iOS 8 is already running on more than 16% of devices

iOS 8 is already running on more than 16% of devices

18 September, 2014 | comments (72)

iOS 8 started rolling out to the masses yesterday at 10 am PT. So it's only around 24 hours old at this point. However, it's already present on more than 16% of Apple mobile devices, according to data from analytics firm Mixpanel which tracks mobile...

Tags: iOS, Apple


OnePlus One finally gets a pre-order system, live in October

OnePlus One finally gets a pre-order system, live in October

18 September, 2014 | comments (56)

The past few months have been a pretty mixed bag for OnePlus, the Chinese startup that's behind the One - which it calls a "flagship killer". A series of mishaps, as well as its famous invite system, have led many to hold on purchasing the One. But...

Tags: Android, OnePlus