Huawei Ascend Mate 7 poses for the camera in all its glory

Leaks about the alleged Huawei Ascend Mate 7 have popped up all over the internet on a number of occasions. The Chinese OEM is expected to announce the alleged handset at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Recently, some more images of the alleged Huawei Ascend Mate 7 are leaked from Chinese shores, giving us a glimpse of the design and size of the purported device.

Galaxy S4 on Sprint gets international WiFi calling

Frequent international travelers will be happy to hear that Sprint is pushing out an update for the Galaxy S4 that will enable international WiFi calling. The Galaxy S4 is now the first device on Sprint’s Spark 4G LTE network to get international WiFi calling, but there could be some extra fees involved.

Sony makes headway with US carriers as Xperia Z3 seems poised for Sprint

For reasons that are really beyond our comprehension, Sony has never been able to appeal to America’s big four wireless carriers. With the worthy exception of T-Mobile, which was itself a little late to pick up the Xperia Z and Z1, the major networks inexplicably and stubbornly ignored Xperia devices over and over again, refusing to crack under the public pressures of innovation-savvy consumers.

Nokia Here maps launching on Samsung devices

Once the Samsung Gear S smartwatch is released in October, users will be seeing Here for Android on the device instead of Google Maps. A licensing agreement between Samsung and Nokia has brought Nokia’s services to other Tizen devices, so this is just an extension of that pre-existing agreement.

T-Mobile confirms HTC One M8 for Windows release ‘in time for the holidays’

Three down, only one to go. Verizon got the ball rolling by actually putting the HTC One M8 for Windows up for grabs, AT&T immediately came forward to let its fans know Big Red’s exclusivity period will end soon, and now T-Mobile wants in on the Windows Phone 8.1 fun.

WhatsApp reaches 600 million active users

WhatsApp is by far one of the most popular cross-platform messaging apps at the moment. The app was recently acquired by Facebook for a whopping $19 billion. Recently, WhatsApp’s Jan Koum took it to Twitter and mentioned the active user base of WhatsApp has surpassed 600 million, which is an extremely big achievement. This is not the number of users registered on the service, but those who are actively using the app on their devices to get in touch with their friends and family.

5 things to do while Instagram is down

Like me, you probably logged into Instagram today and noticed THE APP IS DOWN. I REPEAT: THE APP IS DOWN. This is not a drill. And while this of course brings to mind the memes that were created the last time this happened, perhaps you haven’t subconsciously drafted an In Case Instagram is Down plan. But don’t worry, I have.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini heading to India as Flipkart Exclusive

Not too long ago, Samsung unveiled the miniature version of their flagship device dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is also heading to India, but it appears that it will be exclusive to Flipkart, a popular Indian retailer when it launches in the coming weeks.

Alcatel unveils T-Mobile-exclusive One Touch Fierce 2, One Touch Evolve 2

Well, would you look at that, Alcatel and T-Mobile’s unlikely love story carries on, with Magenta once again scoring exclusivity rights on two of the little known manufacturer’s budget Android soldiers. The One Touch Fierce 2 and Evolve 2 follow in the footsteps of the first-gen Fierce/Evolve pair and subtly raise the hardware bar while keeping things humble in the retail costs department.

HTC Desire 510 heading to O2 in the UK

Earlier today, HTC unveiled the budget-friendly, 4G LTE enabled Desire 510 handset. The handset is expected to hit Europe and Asia, as well as select carriers in the US, but there’s no word about the pricing and availability dates. If you’re based in the UK, you’ll be glad to know that O2 has confirmed that it will sell the affordable HTC Desire 510 in the coming weeks.

Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 635 for $80 with AT&T prepaid via Fry’s

Well, this is certainly unexpected. So soon, I mean. Nokia, er, Microsoft’s Lumia 635, though a measly a month and a half old stateside, is up for grabs for a discounted price via Fry’s Electronics. Namely, $79.99, which is $20 off.

Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition officially announced

Not too long ago, a sapphire edition of the Huawei Ascend P7 was confirmed by one of the executives of the company. If you’re waiting for the handset, you’ll be glad to find out it’s officially announced by the company, and will hit the retail shelves in China in the coming weeks. The device will come with a “Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition” moniker and may just be limited to China at the moment.