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BLU Studio 7.0 goes official with large screen and low price

BLU Studio 7.0 goes official with large screen and low price

17 December, 2014 | comments (9)

BLU took the wraps off the affordable Studio 7.0 tablet with 3G connectivity. Curiously, despite its considerable size, the Miami-based manufacturer calls the slate "the world's first 7-inch smartphone.” BLU Studio 7.0 packs a 7” display with...

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Microsoft starts rollout of Lumia Denim update in China

Microsoft starts rollout of Lumia Denim update in China

17 December, 2014 | comments (16)

The long awaited Lumia Denim update for Nokia Lumia smartphones has finally started rolling out, though only in China for now. The update was initially announced back in September, with its features getting detailed last month. However, at one point...


4.7-inch Meizu Blue Charm allegedly gets pictured

4.7-inch Meizu Blue Charm allegedly gets pictured

17 December, 2014 | comments (8)

On December 23, Meizu is holding an event during which it may introduce two new cheap smartphones - at least that's what many rumors originating in China have told us so far. These handsets will be launched under a new brand, Blue Charm, a move...

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Samsung Galaxy E7 has specs confirmed by a benchmark

Samsung Galaxy E7 has specs confirmed by a benchmark

17 December, 2014 | comments (14)

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy E7 (SM-E700) has been leaking a lot lately. Just last week we saw a full list of specs for it getting leaked, and now they have pretty much been confirmed by a benchmark listing. That's because someone in the...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Edge will get Android 5.0.1 directly

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Edge will get Android 5.0.1 directly

17 December, 2014 | comments (20)

The latest intelligence suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge will skip the Android 5.0 Lollipop update and go straight to an official build of 5.0.1 instead. A screenshot from each showcases the newer firmware being tested...


BlackBerry Classic is now official with keyboard and trackpad

BlackBerry Classic is now official with keyboard and trackpad

17 December, 2014 | comments (32)

BlackBerry Classic has been teased quite a few times throughout the last few weeks. Its pre-order campaign even kicked off weeks before the premiere, for $449. The wait is over though, as the BlackBerry is now officially announced and...


OnePlus One freely available to celebrate company's birthday

OnePlus One freely available to celebrate company's birthday

17 December, 2014 | comments (24)

Today is a big day for the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus as it is marking its one year anniversary. In that short period of time the OnePlus team has brought us an amazing flagship smartphone - the OnePlus One and has been hard at work improving it...

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Huawei's Honor 6 Plus won't be available in Europe

Huawei's Honor 6 Plus won't be available in Europe

17 December, 2014 | comments (16)

When the Huawei Honor 6 Plus, also known as Huawei Glory 6 Plus, officially launched in China yesterday, the company didn’t say when, or if, it will be available in other parts of the world. But a spokesman has now confirmed that the device will not...

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Samsung SM-J100H will bring quad-core on the cheap

Samsung SM-J100H will bring quad-core on the cheap

17 December, 2014 | comments (13)

Samsung has been diversifying its alphabetic offerings – from the upper mid-range Galaxy A series through the affordable Galaxy E7 phablet. Now it's SM-J100H, a phone that seems to be in the realm of the Lumia 535. Despite the model number, it...


Gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appears in Vietnam

Gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appears in Vietnam

17 December, 2014 | comments (23)

The golden Galaxy Note 4 not for you? What about a Galaxy Note Edge? Also hailing from Vietnam the flagship with a curvy screen is having its metal rim gold-plated, though the shop behind it has not officially announced it just yet. That means we...

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Meizu MX4 Pro available online with worldwide shipping

Meizu MX4 Pro available online with worldwide shipping

17 December, 2014 | comments (10)

The major online Chinese reseller OppoMart is now offering the Meizu MX4 Pro on its website. The best news is that the vendor traditionally supports shipping to practically anywhere in the world so now you can get your hands on the flagship device...

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OnePlus gets temporarily banned from selling devices in India

OnePlus gets temporarily banned from selling devices in India

17 December, 2014 | comments (48)

After Xiaomi it's OnePlus' turn in India to face the banhammer. The Delhi High Court has banned the Chinese company from importing and selling OnePlus One in India. Although the ban comes shortly after the Xiaomi case (which has been...

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Apple halts online sales in Russia due to currency fluctuations

Apple halts online sales in Russia due to currency fluctuations

16 December, 2014 | comments (28)

According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple has halted online sales in Russia. Extreme fluctuations of the local currency are the reason for the drastic measure. The nose dive of the Russian ruble, coupled with the massive interest rate...

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Google and Verizon sign a global patent license agreement

Google and Verizon sign a global patent license agreement

16 December, 2014 | comments (0)

Google and Verizon Wireless entered into a patent cross-license agreement. The long-term deal between the search giant and the Big Red covers a broad range of products and technologies. Unsurprisingly, avoiding future patent litigation is...

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All 2014 Qualcomm-based Sony handsets have AOSP builds

All 2014 Qualcomm-based Sony handsets have AOSP builds

16 December, 2014 | comments (24)

Sony now has AOSP builds available for its entire lineup of Qualcomm-based smartphones. The company accomplished the feat by adding Sony Xperia E3 and Xperia T3 to the open device project today. The source code for Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia...

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OnePlus teases announcement taking place tomorrow

OnePlus teases announcement taking place tomorrow

16 December, 2014 | comments (14)

OnePlus has been in the news a lot today. There was that purported OnePlus One Mini leak, and then the partnership with MaxxAudio for the One. But it now looks like the company is set to announce something new as soon as tomorrow. OnePlus posted...

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T-Mobile's Data Stash will let you rollover your unused data

T-Mobile's Data Stash will let you rollover your unused data

16 December, 2014 | comments (12)

T-Mobile is continuing on with its "un-carrier" campaign, today unveiling the eighth installment in the saga. This time, the company has targeted an "appalling industry practice" which it plans to end. Namely, we're talking about the fact that...

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Nokia Lumia 635 headed to Sprint, Boost, and Virgin Mobile

Nokia Lumia 635 headed to Sprint, Boost, and Virgin Mobile

16 December, 2014 | comments (12)

Today Sprint has announced that it will soon start selling the Nokia Lumia 635. The device will make it to Sprint as well as both its prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. In fact, those two will get it first. The Lumia 635 will become...


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5.5" Huawei Honor 6 Plus goes official with dual camera

16 December, 2014 | comments (25)

Huawei Honor 6 Plus, also known as Huawei Glory 6 Plus, has been officially launched in China. It leaked a few times already and its highlight is a dual 8MP rear camera setup, somewhat similar to the HTC One (M8) Duo setup. Huawei Honor 6 Plus...

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OnePlus One will receive MaxxAudio software in next OTA

OnePlus One will receive MaxxAudio software in next OTA

16 December, 2014 | comments (15)

Although fairly new in the smartphone market OnePlus is already standing out from the crowd with its product - the OnePlus One gaining increasing interest. The Chinese manufacturer seems dedicated to bringing what it sees as a better Android...

Tags: OnePlus, Android