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Analyst: Apple sold 3M Watches, making bank on the Edition

Analyst: Apple sold 3M Watches, making bank on the Edition

20 April, 2015 | comments (56)

The Apple Watch pre-orders are in full swing, but the delivery date for new orders keeps slipping back. The principal of Think Big Analytics, Carl Howe, estimates that Apple has sold 3 million units already and now that Quanta has gotten the hang of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


LG G4 release date confirmed to be May 31

LG G4 release date confirmed to be May 31

20 April, 2015 | comments (29)

LG has been sharing teasers of its upcoming flagship G4 set to go official on April 28. While the phone is still under wraps, LG Korea confirmed that the G4 will hit the stores on May 31 or at least in the company's home market. Earlier...

Tags: LG, Android


Video shows how the Oppo R7 pulls off its bezel-less trick

Video shows how the Oppo R7 pulls off its bezel-less trick

20 April, 2015 | comments (20)

The bezel-less Oppo R7 is back with another video, this one is a bit over a minute long so it gives us a better look at the upcoming flagship. The Oppo R7's claim to fame is that the 5.5" screen has near-invisible bezels on the side. Curved...

Tags: Oppo, Android, Rumors


OnePlus One now available without invites forever

OnePlus One now available without invites forever

20 April, 2015 | comments (42)

OnePlus is feeling the excitement of the first anniversary of its One smartphone. On that occasion, the Chinese startup has announced that it will offer the OnePlus One smartphone without invites in all supported regions. So it took 12...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


TrendForce: Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1

TrendForce: Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1

20 April, 2015 | comments (13)

Global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2015 stood at 291.2 million units, down 9.2% compared to the last quarter of 2014, according to a latest report from market research firm TrendForce. "The decline, which was larger than the...


Oppo launches the low-end Joy Plus in India for $111

Oppo launches the low-end Joy Plus in India for $111

20 April, 2015 | comments (20)

Oppo has launched a new budget Android smartphone in India. The Oppo Joy Plus will retail for Rs. 6,990 ($111) and is Oppo's cheapest phone on the market. The Joy Plus has a 4.0-inch, 800x480 display, MediaTek MT6572 SoC with dual-Core 1.3GHz...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Fix your bricked Lumia 520 or 525 with the updated recovery tool

Fix your bricked Lumia 520 or 525 with the updated recovery tool

20 April, 2015 | comments (9)

Recently Microsoft made available the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Lumia 520/521 and 525. These are the weakest phones among the Windows Phone 8 gang with just half a gig of RAM. The update process went well for the early adopters, though issues...


LG offering one year free screen replacement for the G4 in Korea

LG offering one year free screen replacement for the G4 in Korea

20 April, 2015 | comments (10)

LG has announced that those who purchase the company's upcoming flagship smartphone, the G4, before May 31 will get free one-time screen replacement (valid up to one year after purchase) as well as a free 64GB microSD card. As of now, the...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung drops its logo from the Japanese Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Samsung drops its logo from the Japanese Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

20 April, 2015 | comments (36)

Samsung has dropped its company logo on the Japanese version of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The Docomo version of both phones feature no Samsung logo on the front at all. Instead, the S6 gets a Docomo logo where the Samsung logo would be and...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z4 launches with 5.2 FHD display in Japan

Sony Xperia Z4 launches with 5.2 FHD display in Japan

20 April, 2015 | comments (217)

After many weeks of rumors and leaks, Sony has formally unveiled its next flagship - Xperia Z4. The new Xperia Z4 is the successor of the Xperia Z3 but has only been announced in Japan market for now. The Sony Xperia Z4 has a slightly...

Tags: Sony, Android


OnePlus to unveil an affordable handset today?

OnePlus to unveil an affordable handset today?

20 April, 2015 | comments (37)

Recently, OnePlus CEO revealed that the company is planning to launch two new smartphones this year - a OnePlus One successor and a cheaper model. However, it wasn't clear whether any, or which of the two would be unveiled at its event today. Now,...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Expansys now selling Samsung Gear S for 275

Expansys now selling Samsung Gear S for 275

20 April, 2015 | comments (9)

UK e-retailer Expansys has dropped the price of Samsung's Gear S smartwatch, which was unveiled back in September last year at IFA and went on sale a couple of months later, from the usual 330 ($494) to 275 ($412). The price drop, however,...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Flipkart lists Asus Zenfone 2 in India ahead of launch

Flipkart lists Asus Zenfone 2 in India ahead of launch

19 April, 2015 | comments (40)

The Indian online retailer Flipkart created a product listing for the hotly anticipated Asus Zenfone 2 smartphone. A countdown timer on the page reveals that the Android handset will hit the shelves in less than four days, on April 23....

Tags: Asus, Android


Xiaomi sends out teasers for global Mi phone launch on April 23

Xiaomi sends out teasers for global Mi phone launch on April 23

19 April, 2015 | comments (19)

Xiaomi sent out invites last week for the launch of a new global Mi phone in India on April 23. Over the weekend, the Chinese startup shared several cryptic teaser images via its social network profiles. Quite cheekily, the teasers carried text...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Screen grabs from a TV ad showcase ZTE Nubia Z9

Screen grabs from a TV ad showcase ZTE Nubia Z9

19 April, 2015 | comments (7)

The upcoming ZTE Nubia Z9 made yet another unscheduled appearance. This time around, screen grabs from an unreleased TV ad allow us to catch a new glimpse of the soon to be revealed smartphone. In line with past leaks, the latest ZTE Nubia...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Rumors


Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800, Moto Atrix, Galaxy S5, Opera Mini

Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800, Moto Atrix, Galaxy S5, Opera Mini

19 April, 2015 | comments (15)

Counterclockwise may as well be called "nostalgia trip." We start off with very recent history Samsung's bold predictions of the Galaxy S5's sales numbers. Then we venture further back in time to watch phones try and succeed to predict the...

Tags: Misc


The Top 10 trending phones of week 16

The Top 10 trending phones of week 16

19 April, 2015 | comments (15)

There's no dethroning the Samsung Galaxy S6 from our weekly trending chart, and if anything it's even gaining popularity. It's special Galaxy S6 edge sibling is now the runner-up after briefly falling off the top 3 last week. The Galaxy Grand Prime...


Week 16 in review: Huawei P8, LG G4

Week 16 in review: Huawei P8, LG G4

19 April, 2015 | comments (3)

Another busy week has passed and the mobile realm is ever so active with plenty of interesting news to go around. Once again, we will briefly recap what you, our loyal readers, found most-interesting during the past few days. We kick the list off...


BlackBerry Passport now available for $549

BlackBerry Passport now available for $549

19 April, 2015 | comments (53)

Just over a month after brokerage firm Morgan Stanley said that the BlackBerry Passport and Classic aren't selling well, the Canadian company has started selling the unlocked version of the devices at discounted prices on its online store (hit the...

Tags: BlackBerry


CyanogenMod 12.1 builds rolling out, but you might want to wait

CyanogenMod 12.1 builds rolling out, but you might want to wait

18 April, 2015 | comments (21)

CyanogenMod is perhaps the most popular custom Android build out there today and consequently, it has been getting a constant flow of attention from developers, tinkerers and android-enthusiast all around. The latest 12.1 version of the OS has...