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Exclusive: OnePlus to enter a new product category in April – and it’s not a smartwatch or a tablet

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At the Mobile World Congress fair grounds in Barcelona we ran into Carl Pei, Global Director of OnePlus Global, and he shared some interesting information with us. OnePlus is preparing an entrance into a new product category.

Sadly, he didn’t specify which one it is, but he said what it isn’t – a smartwatch or a tablet. Does that mean the rumors of a OnePlus smartwatch are dead. Read more »

Microsoft to include Project Spartan in upcoming Windows 10 Preview release

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Today at its MWC 2015 press event, Microsoft demonstrated the Project Spartan web browser running on a Lumia 930 and also mentioned that the upcoming Windows 10 Preview build will ship with the latest browser as well.

Project Spartan will replace Internet Explorer as the default web browser in Windows 10 and early benchmarks show it to be really fast. Read more »

Saygus V2 hands-on

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When we first heard about the Saygus V2, we immediately warmed up to the idea of a smartphone with a duo of microSD card slots and wondered why anyone haven’t done this before. Having insufficient storage on a smartphone is right next to the issue of small batteries for us and the Saygus V2 could easily become a trendsetter.

The two microSD card slots can hold up to 128GB memory cards each. Combine this with the 64GB internal storage and you get a maximum of 320GB total space. But the Saygus V2 isn’t just storage and has a lot more going for it. Read more »

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL promo videos will try to inspire you to be a doer

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With the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL now official, the company is hyping the phones with promo videos.

If the time has come for you to switch to a newer Windows Phone device, then take a look at the promo videos and check if they answer your needs. Read more »

Android superstar showdown: Samsung Galaxy S6 faces the HTC One M9 and LG G3

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What an exciting time for Android this is: Samsung and HTC just unveiled their respective 2015 powerhouses – the Galaxy S6 and One M9 – and its time to join them with their main rival, LG G3, for a fight of epic proportions. Strap on your seatbelts and let’s go for a drive.

Today, MWC 2015 hosted the unveiling of the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 – two phones, which just like their predecessors, are going to have to fight for customer’s attention. LG is still hard at work on the G4, but the G3 isn’t backing off just yet. Read more »

Lenovo launches Tab 2 A10, Tab 2 A8 and Ideapad MIIX 300 slates

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Lenovo has chimed in on the MWC 2015 horizon with the launch of a slate trio – meet the Android-running Tab 2 A10-70, Tab 2 A8 and Windows-booting Ideapad MIIX 300.

Lenovo Tab 2 A10

The Lenovo Tab 2 A10 packs a 10.1″ IPS display of 1080p resolution and under the hood features a MediaTek chipset with a 64-bit quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. Lenovo says its 7,200mAh battery can last up to 10 hours of non-stop usage. It’s quite sleek, too, with a weight of 509 grams and 8.9mm thick frame. Read more »

HTC One M9 vs HTC One (M8) – twins born a year apart

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The HTC One M9 is finally official and we’re experiencing a déjà vu. Didn’t the HTC One (M8) look exactly the same? Alright, they are not quite the same, but you have to look very, very closely to see the subtle differences. Still, here’s a direct comparison, which should give you a perspective on whether the new stuff under the hood is enough of a reason for you to upgrade.

Before we discuss the changes on the inside, let’s go briefly on the exterior. The HTC One M9 is just a tad more compact than its predecessor and weighs 3 grams less. The differences aren’t really noticeable, but the build has been altered slightly. Read more »

Huawei Talkband B2 and Talkband N1 leak ahead of MWC

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Huawei’s upcoming MWC 2015 product line-up just keeps on leaking today. The latest piece of news regards the company’s Talkband N1 MP3 player and Talkband B2 Bluetooth headset.

Both have been spotted at the MWC 2015 showroom floors in large banners, but the actual product photos have been hidden with black tape. Anyway, the Huawei Talkband N1 is an MP3 player with an activity tracker and Bluetooth connectivity. Read more »

Huawei Watch promo videos leak, show the smartwatch up close

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Two promo videos of the Huawei Watch have leaked revealing the smartwatch’s personality in a bit more detail. A couple of days ago, we saw the watch for the first time in an ad banner at the Barcelona airport.

One of the videos tells the story behind the watch’s design and the materials Huawei has used to make it. On top of its perfectly circular display, the Huawei watch sports sapphire glass for protection. The diameter of the screen is 42mm, which the company says is the best size for a luxury watch, which fits both men and women. Read more »

Alcatel to announce new phones this Sunday at the MWC 2015

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Alcatel has announced it’s going to hold a press conference at the Mobile World Congress this year. Scheduled for Sunday, March 1, the event should see a yet unknown number of phones announced.

The company has been quite mysterious lately and has managed to keep its upcoming line-up of devices under cover. Historically at the MWC, Alcatel has always announced smartphones covering all of the market tiers and we expect the same thing to happen this year, too. Read more »

Flip phones sales rise in Japan, smartphones falter

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You’d think that flip phones are a dying breed, but that’s not the case in Japan. The people in the Land of the Rising Sun are buying them like hot cakes, Reuters says based on a report by Japanese MM Research Institute.

In fact, flip phones saw a 5.7% increase in sales to 10.58 million in 2014, while smartphone shipments fell 5.3% to 27.70 million. That’s a negative trend for the smartphones, which continues second year in a row there. Read more »

Oppo Find 7 32GB gets an attractive price cut in the UK

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The Oppo Find 7 went on sale in Europe on December 17 and already the company is having sale campaigns of the device. The 32GB version of Oppo’s flagship is currently on sale on Amazon UK for £309.99. That’s £70 off its regular price of £379.99.

The deal applies for both the white and astro black versions of the device. You have by the end of the day to take advantage of the discount. Read more »

Sony SmartWatch 3 with a metal band goes on sale in the UK

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Just as promised, the Sony SmartWatch 3 with a metal band starts selling in the UK from today.

Clove UK is the first store to offer the smartwatch. The price of the regular SmartWatch 3 is around the £180 ballpark, but its metal counterpart is slightly more expensive at. £ 215. Sony’s UK store as well as Amazon UK still haven’t listed pricing of the SmartWatch 3 with a metal band.

The smartwatch offers a 1.6″ transflective display with 320×320 pixel resolution. It’s waterproof with an IP68 rating and runs the latest version of Android Wear on a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and 512MB of RAM. In addition to Bluetooth 4.0, the connectivity suite is enhanced with NFC, too. The battery is 420 mAh and is rated to last 2 days with normal use.

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No contract HTC One (M7) in blue now just $150 at BestBuy

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US retailer BestBuy is now offering the HTC One (M7) off contract for $149.99. The store is obviously clearing its inventory as a preparation for the launch of the HTC One (M9) in a month’s time.

The device is available for both AT&T and Verizon and is more than a decent phone for the money considering there’s a no long-term contract to sign. Not to mention, that HTC is working on an Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the phone as well. Read more »

OnePlus outs an annual report for 2014 in the form of an awesome infographic

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OnePlus is a young company but still lived up to quite a successful 2014. To give you a an interesting perspective of its performance and reveal a bit of info about its operations worldwide, OnePlus outed an annual report for 2014 in the form of an interesting infographic.

The company boasts a revenue of more than $300 million from June to December last year shipping 1,055 tons of merchandise (the equivalent of 6 whales). In November, the company boasted 500,000 OnePlus One smartphones sold, but by the end of the year targeted 1 million units. It’s not clear if it reached that milestone, though. Read more »