Under the terms of Nokia’s mobile phone business sale to Microsoft, the latter scored exclusive rights over the Lumia brand, but could only use the Nokia name to market homebrewed smart handhelds until the end of 2015 and “dumb” phones for 10 years.
Last year at the IFA 2014 in Berlin, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note Edge which featured a curved display on one side of the screen, and offered access to some apps. The handset was said to launch in select markets across the globe, and is more expensive than the standard Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
It’s been a little while since Samsung unveiled its first Tizen-based Samsung Z1 in India. The smartphone caters to the entry-level market, and comes with a very affordable price tag.
No Super Bowl has ever gone into overtime in the 48 years Super Bowls have been played, but the Mophie mobile battery accessories brand is betting on that exact result for a Super Bowl giveaway.
One of my favorite things about attending CES is finding those gadgets that stand out the most (to me). It never really happens in the moment as much as a day or so after. So when I originally passed by the BluBed booth at CES 2015, my curiosity paused me long enough for the big boss man to engage me in conversation.
While the “real” Nokia (or whatever’s left of it) looks set to pursue its Android dream at last, Microsoft reckons the name of the once mighty Finnish mobile player is still worth milking. Not in the smart niche, though, where Lumias are now fully Redmond-powered, but in the entry-level feature phone market segment that refuses to die.
They may not be able to surpass Verizon and snatch the lead in number of wireless subscribers stateside, but clearly, AT&T possesses supernatural powers of sorts. Either they can time travel, or they’ve found the solution to the resurrection puzzle, bringing the flip phone back from the dead.
AT&T announced it will offer the mid-range LG G3 Vigor to its customers in the coming weeks. The device looks quite similar to the LG G3 flagship, but features downgraded specifications which should be more than enough to make it a decent mid-range offering. The official pricing and availability details are unknown at the moment, but the carrier will reveal it as soon as it is ready to sell the handset. It’s not just AT&T, Sprint also announced lately about adding the handset to its roster, but didn’t reveal an exact launch date.
Earlier this month, Sony unveiled its latest flagship device dubbed as the Sony Xperia Z3, which is a substantial upgrade over its predecessor. The device features a similar set of hardware as the Xperia Z2, but offers a new round aluminium frame and tampered glass on the front and back. The handset is set to launch in fall, but if you’re residing in the UK, the Sony Xperia Z3 is up for pre-orders directly from Sony for £549, with the deliveries expected to kick off from September 26th.
The Chinese manufacturer Oppo is said to be working on its new flagship device which will launch under the Oppo N3 moniker. The company recently teased its upcoming product on Facebook with a possible October announcement date at an event in Singapore. Recently, the folks at GSMArena were sent some alleged press renders of the Oppo N3, which carries on the company’s tradition of a rotatable camera so it can be used to take high quality photos and selfies. Additionally, the press render reveal that it will also feature a dual-LED flash, another trait which was present in its predecessor.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 4 phablet at IFA 2014 earlier this month. The phablet packs top-of-the-line hardware, along with a plethora of features on board. If, for some reason, you missed the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 event, and want to know more about its features, Samsung has prepared a new inforgraphic to help you know everything about the phablet.
While both Sony and Samsung have stolen the limelights of the IFA yesterday, there are other mobile device manufacturers who are also displaying their latest devices. One of these smaller manufacturers is Alcatel who just unveiled their latest smartphone, Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2. Powered by a MediaTek MT6592 Octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the Alcatel One Touch Hero is a pretty capable smartphone featuring some other nice specs and features.