Acer quietly intros Iconia Talk S, yet another voice call-supporting tablet

Admit it, you reckoned gadget manufacturers went mad when starting to unveil 7-inch tabphones. But somehow, they seem to have grown on people, particularly in Asia, so nowadays, everyone from Samsung to Lenovo to Asus to Acer has at least one or two to offer their eccentric customers.

Deal alert: HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition for free with Sprint pacts

Yo, audiophiles, yank them $200 “high-performance” headphones out of your ears, and listen up. Sprint has a little something, something for y’all in its Black Friday promotional build-up.

Rumor: Blackberry’s savior is codenamed Rio, coming in 2015 with no QWERTY

2014 hasn’t been the worst year in BlackBerry’s history, but the Canadian company’s recent product releases are yet to stabilize its struggling financials. Nor are we seeing any potential for a sudden reversal of fortune in the near future, although Passport sales have reportedly started on a high.

Android One smartphones on track for Lollipop updates ‘around January’

Android 5.0 has slowly made its way to (nearly) all Nexus family members, so naturally, Google Play Edition devices are next in line. Then, it should be the turn of Android One program participants to score Lollipop goodies. Shouldn’t it?

Sony offers Xperia Z3 owners three (six?) awesome free movies for Black Friday

Black Friday deals come in many shapes and sizes, but usually they involve discounts or special gadget bundles. Sony seems to swim against the current this year, letting Xperia Z3 users enjoy a few riveting movies for free.

Google Nexus 6 goes on sale at T-Mobile, get it while you can

Time to rejoice, all ye Android purists and phablet aficionados, as T-Mobile has finally set up a new Nexus 6 purchase opportunity. The Uncarrier was supposed to pick up the Motorola-made 6 incher last week, but they delayed the rollout to get more stock.

Lumia activations reach 50 million landmark, according to Microsoft

While we’ve recently tackled all sorts of Windows Phone stats, looking at 8.1’s adoption rate and the ecosystem’s most popular devices, no one dared to speculate on the total number of in-use WP handhelds.

Sony to ship 21MP smartphone image sensor in 2015

Japanese technology company Sony has revealed it will begin shipping a new 21-megapixel smartphone image sensor next year. The company is already behind some of the best mobile image sensors, and the upgraded 21MP sensor will only add to Sony’s good reputation in the market. Sony’s Exmor RS IMX230 sensor has a higher megapixel count and faster auto-focus, according to a statement from Sony.

Everybody gets a free tablet from T-Mobile this holiday season

Wait for Black Friday to get in on the best gadget deals of the year? That’s so 2013. This year, the holiday shopping season starts early at a wide range of retailers and mobile carriers. Including T-Mobile.

Nexus 6 pre-orders net you free Moto 360 watches, only on Vodafone UK

British Android purists have had it pretty much as hard as Americans in their hunt for the newest, largest, beefiest Nexus smartphone. Perhaps harder, given most third-party carriers and retailers taking N6 pre-orders around those parts can’t promise they’ll ship them before December.

Less confusion, bigger profits? Samsung bets on quality, not quantity for 2015

It’s no secret Samsung’s mobile device portfolio has been a little all over the place lately, with hectic naming and brand dilution reaching unimaginable heights in 2014. It’s impossible to count each and every Sammy-made smartphone released in the past 12 months and preserve one’s mental health.

Rumor: Huawei has a flagship smartphone with 4 GB RAM coming in 2015

As Quad HD displays are slowly becoming the norm for high-end Android handhelds, and 64-bit processors should be widely adopted once Android 5.0 spreads out, you’re probably wondering what the next step might be in the numbers race.