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Huawei announces Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition

Chinese phone maker Huawei has introduced the Arsenal Edition of its popular Ascend P7 smartphone. As one would expect from the title of the phone, this version of the Ascend P7 comes in the various colors of the Arsenal UK football club. Internally, Huawei has outfitted the device with UK and Arsenal-centric themes and applications. The Arsenal club logo is also mounted on the phone underneath the phone’s Gorilla Glass 3 cover which protects the entire device.

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Samsung Apps Store revamped and renamed as Samsung Galaxy Apps

Samsung smartphone and tablet owners are familiar with the default app known as Samsung Apps. This is Samsung’s own little app store which provides access to Samsung mobile apps as well as other selected Android apps which are also available from Google Play. Hoping to attract Galaxy device owners, Samsung revamped the said Samsung Apps store and decided to christen it with a new name, Samsung Galaxy Apps.

Sony unveils its own smartphone for selfies, Xperia C3

Although a bit delayed in its offering, Sony Mobile didn’t mind and went ahead in introducing its latest smartphone offering, the Xperia C3. Dubbed as the new smartphone for selfies, the Xperia C3 boasts of a 5MP wide-angle front camera enhanced by Superior Auto mode and soft LED flash. In addition, you’ll also be able to add some flare to your self-portrait using the AR effect on the front camera as well as the phone’s portrait retouch feature that you can use to style close-ups in real-time. You can further enhance your photo using 10 different Deco frames. Aside from photos, the Xperia C3 is also good for video calls, especially since it has 5.5-inch HD display.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport becomes exclusively available with Sprint

Sprint and Samsung today have announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport starting July 25. Yes, it’s another variant of dear old Samsung’s current flagship smartphone. And yes again, it’s aimed at promoting health and fitness among smartphone users. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active which was released by AT&T, the Galaxy S5 Sport is also IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. It can withstand water submersion of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

The popular Android keyboard app Swiftkey goes free with new themes and more

Swiftkey is one of the best Android keyboard apps available in the Google Play store. Previously, the developers offered a trial version of the app, after which a user must pay $4.99 if they want to use the app. However, things have changed with the latest update. Swiftkey has announced via their blog that Swiftkey is now available free of cost in the Google Play store. The latest update is packed with a handful of new features as well as over 800 emoji icons

The 5 emotional stages of buying a new smartphone

Buying a new smartphone is an emotional experience from the moment you hand over your credit card and watch the sales clerk put his grubby hands all over your shiny new device to the moment you decide to flush it down the toilet for an insured replacement. Nothing elicits rage, affection, irritation, and excitement like a cell more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active becomes exclusively available at AT&T

Talks about the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active have been going around for quite some time now. Hence, we were not surprised when we found out that said device is available now. What surprises us though is the fact that the said device is exclusively available only at AT&T. What’s good about it though is that you can grab one of these ruggedized smartphones at zero down or no annual contract.

LG G3 officially announced, a simple and yet smart phone

LG today has officially announced its latest handset from the G3 series, the LG G3. To be released in various international markets starting June, LG said that the LG G3 is a new, simple and yet smart mobile device. The LG G3 is said to have been a tweaked version of the previously successful LG smartphone, the LG G2.

AT&T announces the Galaxy S4 Mini with HD Voice

AT&T today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini with HD Voice. This is the first handset by AT&T to be enabled with Voice Over LTE. Available starting May 23, 2014 online or from AT&T store location, the Galaxy S4 Mini with HD Voice can be had through zero down and no commitment, or by paying an upfront fee of $14.24 on Next 18 or $18.50 on Next 12. The price of the Galaxy S4 Mini with a two-year agreement is $49.99.

California rejects “kill switch” smartphone bill

As a native Californian, I’m always on the prowl for news from my great home state. However, today I was a little disappointed to hear the state shot down the “kill switch” smartphone bill by a mere two votes.

KitKat-powered LG Optimus Zone 2 and pricey Extravert 2 feature phone hit Verizon

While some are busy with spring cleaning, Verizon seems to be engaged in the spring device updating business. The most popular mobile operator stateside has just inconspicuously rolled out two entry-level phone sequels, naming them simply and suitably LG Optimus Zone 2 and Extravert 2.

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Pink feature slider QWERTY Kyocera Verve phone introduced

We haven’t heard much about Kyocera but the company is still alive. The last we heard about it was last January when the Hydro Plus Android Smartphone and the rugged Kyocera Hydro XTRM were shown off. And now it seems Kyocera wants to take us back to memory lane by introducing a slider phone. Yup, the design is so last decade, reminiscent of the HTC Winmo, Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 handset, and the Samsung Transfix.