Tag Archive: Smartphone


Amazon will reportedly ship a 3D-based smartphone in September

The success of Amazon’s Kindle line and the Fire TV may just have them finaly building a smartphone — and if rumors are true, it will have a 3D-style screen. According to the Wall Street Journal, folks have been briefed by Amazon about the upcoming smartphone. They’re calling it part of a larger move to get into the hardware side of the business.

Supposedly developers in Seattle — where Amazon is based — and San Francisco  [Read More…]

Seven places to sell your old smartphone

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So you’re ready to upgrade to a new smartphone and grab one of the new hot devices of the year, eh? Sweet, you’re gonna love that thing! But, what are you going to do with your current one? You’re not going to simply toss it in a drawer, are you?

Whether you bought your phone from  [Read More…]

Android Wear smartwatch will need a paired smartphone to function

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Google’s Android Wear platform is something that has created a lot of excitement for the future of smartwatches, but one aspect that has been up for debate was if the Android Wear smartwatches, such as the Moto 360, will work standalone or will require a paired smartphone to function.

However, jn a recent video on the Ask a Dev YouTube channel, Android engineer Sagar Seth  [Read More…]

OnePlus to finally unveil its CyanogenMod-powered smartphone next month

one_plus_boxToday in New York City, HTC is finally “officially” unwrapping its “All New One” for the world to see, but that isn’t stopping newcomer OnePlus from trying to steal some of the Taiwanese company’s thunder by announcing its own upcoming smartphone unveiling.

With all leaks and teases aside, the OnePlus One will be officially unveiled April 23.

“Thanks for everyone’s patience and support over the  [Read More…]

OnePlus settles on April 23 for its #neversettle smartphone

The OnePlus One has been trying to work the Android crowd into a frenzy with its promise of being a #neversettle device. Gradually more and more about the device has been revealed and now so has the actual date for the grand unveiling.

    

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ASUS introduces Zenfone smartphone line, hitting China on April 11

ASUS has decided to launch a new smartphone line in China. The line contains Zenfone 4, 5 and 6, and they are all powered by the Intel Atom chipsets. The devices will be launched in China on April 11, and about the pricing, Zenfone 4 will be available for $ 100, the Zenfone 5 for  $ 150, and the Zenfone 6 for $ 200.

ASUS Zenfone 6 is a 6″ phablet with glove and pen touch support and 720p resolution, featuring Intel Z2580 chipset, 2GB  [Read More…]

The week’s best Android rumors: Nexus 8.9, Moto 360, Amazon smartphone, and more

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Motorola’s first foray into the smartwatch space could employ wireless charging and a Sapphire glass face, says G for Games. Whereas everyone else seems to go the route of Gorilla Glass, this one would would separate itself from the pack. As far as the wireless charging is concerned, we’re still betting on something akin to the Qualcomm Toq.

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The long-rumored Amazon may finally be close at hand, according to new  [Read More…]

Huawei says it isn’t doing a dual-OS smartphone after all

Recently it came out that Huawei was planning to release a dual-booting, unholy union device that would have both Android and Windows Phone 8 pre-installed. Now, in a statement to FierceWireless, Huawei says that Android is the focus, and any talks of a dual-booter are no longer correct.

    

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Satechi Universal Smartphone Dashboard Mount review

Up for review today is the Satechi Universal Smartphone Dashboard Mount (for 3.5”- 5.5” devices). We’ve tested a few Satechi products over the last few years and have come to appreciate their build quality. How does this car mount stand up?  Quite well, actually.

While we tested the model designed for 3.5-inches and 5.5-inches there are other sizes available. Indeed, you can also pick one up for tablets or smaller devices. Keep that in mind when you’re looking to pick one  [Read More…]

HTC Americas president spends 4 minutes talking leaks, the future, and smartphone of the year

Comparing HTC to the competition is like ‘comparing a Rolex to a Timex’

HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie spent 4 minutes talking on CNBC’s Fast Money this afternoon. While he didn’t have much to say about the leaks or any legal action against for the leakers — “We never comment on rumors and speculation” — he did have a lot to say about how HTC is intent on delivering great products to help regain some of  [Read More…]