Samsung KNOX phones approved by US government

BlackBerry may be known for their super secure phones and tablets but the Canadian smartphone pioneer is expected to retire soon. The company is slowly going down even if its executives and fans are denying it. The enterprise phone arena should soon be filled with Samsung devices as the South Korean giant has just been approved for the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) of the US government.

T-Mobile rolling out Android 4.4.3 update for latest Nexus devices

Finally, the Nexus for T-Mobile is getting an Android 4.4.3 update. The software update is coming to Nexus owners very soon but only for T-Mobile subscribers. The carrier is even ahead of Sprint who first announced the update some couple of months ago.

[Computex 2014] ASUS outs three new Android slates

One of the many big manufacturers showing off goods at the Computex 2014 expo in Taiwan today is Asus. New Android tablets by Asus in the form of the FonePad 8 and MeMO Pad 7/8 will soon be available in the market.

Samsung rolls out MASTER clamshell phone in South Korea

A Samsung clamshell Android phone was spotted the other day and this could be the same as the Samsung Master. Seeing this flip phone reminds me of my first Samsung. It was a black, sleek clamshell phone that comes with a pair of screens. It didn’t have any Internet connectivity but it did have a microSD card slot for memory expansion. I remember its poor battery life, giving me only 5 hours of use—that’s on standby. That was my last phone before I got an iPhone 3G almost five years.

HTC working on a waterproof One M8 Plus, plastic One M8 Advance

So apparently, HTC isn’t done with the One series yet. After the HTC One M8, we’ve heard about the HTC One M8 Ace, HTC One M8 Prime, a ceramic version, and the One M8 in various colors of red, blue, pink, and even a 24-carat gold. After all these variants, HTC has yet to introduce the “Plus” and “Advance” smartphones. The Prime is expected to be unveiled in the fall as an upgraded version of the One (M8).

Intel to show off Moorefield at Computex

We already know that Broadwell by Intel will be coming before the year ends. The chip manufacturer is also becoming more and more busy with LTE chips and processors getting into the tablets. The upcoming 64-chip is said to be shown off this June at the Computex conference in Taiwan.

LG to introduce a new 6-inch Quad HD phone display

After the LG G3, LG is set to introduce a new 6-inch Quad HD phone display which will be showcased at the SID 2014 expo in San Francisco.

BBM adds Toy Story stickers

BlackBerry recently added new stickers to the BBM. If you use BBM for your everyday messaging needs, you’ll soon see Toy Story stickers. A Toy Story stickers pack is now available for $1.99 while a pack of BBM character stickers is $0.99 cents. It you’re a BlackBerry user and a fan of the Disney movie, then this one is exciting news. Unfortunately, the stickers pack isn’t available in all regions. If you’re region is not included, you can ask someone to send you the pack. (That’s not really ‘To infinity and beyond’, is it?)

Samsung intros G9098 Android clamshell phone in China

I don’t have plans of getting a new Samsung phone but when I need one, I’d get this new clamshell phone from the South Korean tech giant.

Samsung Galaxy W from SK Telecom to be available soon in South Korea

SK Telecom is showing off a new Galaxy phone. Coming soon is this Samsung Galaxy W that looks a lot like the SM-T2558 according to a GSMArena report. The phone is actually more a phablet (phone-tablet) with a 7-inch screen, 720p resolution, Multi Window split-screen multitasking, and a nice leather-like plastic casing. All these are rumors but this brochure spotted in South Korea gives us an idea that there really is a Galaxy W.

Microsoft improves Surface Pro 3 pen (still not a stylus…)

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the current star in the Windows Phone tablet game (because there only a few). While non-Windows tablet fans don’t care much, there are avid Microsoft users who do and are excited that a new Surface is available. Not much has changed on the specs but the exterior looks different and has been enhanced.

Qualcomm starts manufacturing new 8-core Snapdragon 615 chips

Qualcomm recently made an announcement that it will start manufacturing the Snapdragon 615–the company’s first octa-core mobile SoC. It’s set to be released this year together with the 6-core Snapdragon 806 and the 64-bit 8-core Snapdragon 810.