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Sony may not have the Xperia Z4 ready for MWC 2015

With all the CES hype earlier this month, one company did a great job at quietly wowing us. Sony brought forth some great new imaging devices, as well as a grown-up version of their Smartwatch. SmartEyeglass might be the consumer heads-up wearable we actually want, too. We dismissed mobile from them at CES, as we — along with just about everyone … Continue reading

Samsung’s new smartwatch may support wireless charging

According to their website, Samsung has three smartwatches. That list does not include their original Gear, so news of Samsung possibly introducing a new smartwatch at MWC in early March would mean it’s their fifth major smartwatch release. That seems like a lot of wearables for one company, but we’re talking Samsung, so it’s not that surprising. Their new smartwatch … Continue reading

Galaxy S6 fingerprint scanner may be more like Touch ID

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 flagship will have a new fingerprint scanner, according to sources. Rather than sliding your finger across the button, you’ll reportedly have the ability to rest a finger on top, ala Touch ID. The new functionality will make one-handed use much simpler; a big knock on Samsung’s fingerprint scanning tech when they introduced it on the Galaxy S5 … Continue reading

HTC One 2015 Hima detail round-up: before the fact

It’s that time again – time to get onboard with the next generation in HTC’s hero phone lineup. This time around, the device is going by code-name HTC Hima. While no mention of the name “HTC One” has been made in the rumor mill thus far, we wouldn’t be surprised if HTC stuck with what’s worked for them over the … Continue reading

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ZTE Grand Memo II LTE hands-on at MWC 2014

ZTE promised and has delivered and now we’re getting a quick look at the Grand Memo II LTE. But with a larger than normal phablet size and mid-range hardware specs, ZTE might find this giant smartphone a hard sell in some markets.

Motorola teases smartwatch later in 2014

Motorola is working on a smartwatch for launch in 2014, the company has confirmed, with execs confirming the new wearable during a press conference at Mobile World Congress today. Details on the upcoming gadget are scant, but Motorola did say that it would be aiming to address “consumer issues” such as the style of the wearable tech, and the longevity … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition hands-on

Just as the Samsung Galaxy S5 is announced, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition is made available to the public. Here this week at Mobile World Congress 2014 we’ve gotten the opportunity to get up close and personal with this unique iteration of the device, new back cover and everything. What’s the big difference, you may ask? It’s got faux … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S5 and wearables US availability detailed

We’ve gone hands on with Samsung’s new product range at MWC 2014, giving the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Fit and such a once over. Samsung has dropped some details about the product range’s upcoming availability, and though there’s no precise launch date, the Samsung S5 and its brethren will be arriving in the US in April.

Samsung Galaxy S5 camera features expanded

This week the folks at Samsung have begun detailing the Samsung Galaxy S5 for everything from its data speed to its camera. With a 16-megapixel back-facing camera and a 5-megapixel camera up front, the Samsung Galaxy S5 continues to be a leader in the industry. But Samsung is pushing a litany of effects and new abilities to make certain they’re … Continue reading

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo hands-on

Samsung couldn’t wait until Unpacked 5 to reveal the new Tizen-powered Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, updating the wearables will heart-rate monitors and more compact designs. The original Galaxy Gear caught our eye at its IFA 2013 launch but failed to set the smartwatch world alight, but Samsung is hoping more refined versions will. We spent some time … Continue reading

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HTC Hima in detail: before the fact

The HTC One M8 was a direct descendant of the HTC One M7. Before that, there was the HTC One S and the HTC One X. Before that, there was a whole mess of phones released by the manufacturer with a lot less cohesive a plan than HTC is working with today. Today we’ve got codename “HTC Hima” to look … Continue reading

Nokia X to help developers cash in around the world

As Nokia X is introduced to the world, Nokia suggests that they’re opening up a new door, aiming for a segment in the affordable international smartphone market that they’d not had access to before. For users, this will mean access to full-powered apps on a device that’s only a little more expensive than a feature phone. For developers, Nokia is … Continue reading

Should I Wait for the iPhone 6?

I’ve been a longtime iPhone owner. I bought the first-generation iPhone, followed by the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 4, and the iPhone 5. I entered this year with a cracked screen on my iPhone 5, fully expecting to take the plunge again this year and pick up an iPhone 6. The rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 are nothing short of … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S5 software UI hands-on: get flat

This week the Samsung Galaxy S5 was introduced to the world at Mobile World Congress 2014. There we were allowed to get up close and personal with the machine at a variety of angles: one of them was centered on the camera, while another (the one you’re looking at now), took a very basic stab at experiencing the new user … Continue reading

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