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Swedish tourism lets you call 1 number, talk to random Swedes

Swedish tourism lets you call 1 number, talk to random Swedes

Did you ever get bored and had the urge to talk to a random Swedish number out of the blue? If you've ever had a fantasy that specific and, frankly, odd, then dream no more. Sweden has just answered your prayers. Boasting to be the first country to have its own, official, national phone number, the Swedish government is inviting anyone and everyone outside of Sweden to dial +46 771 793 336 (or +46 771 SWEDEN) and get the chance to talk about anything and everything with a random Swede.

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Huawei P9 Lite to sport 5.2-inch screen and single 13MP camera

Huawei P9 Lite to sport 5.2-inch screen and single 13MP camera

We already know about the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. Both of these devices went official and we have talked about all there is to know about them right now. Another P9 smartphone is coming and this one is called the P9 Lite and will be the low-end range for the P9 series. The Lite version will have a 5.2-inch full HD resolution display and a single rear camera.

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LG G5 subjected to bend and burn tests

LG G5 subjected to bend and burn tests

Everyone is concerned that their smartphones last as long as possible. People also don’t want to buy a device and then find out its junk after plunking down hundreds of dollars. We have seen plenty of bending tests for smartphones in the last few years, they aren't uncommon at all these days. Not too long ago we saw the Nexus 6P fail during a bend test and we have seen the iPhone 6s Plus withstand bending very well.

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Samsung Galaxy J3, Express Prime, and Express 3 hit AT&T

Samsung Galaxy J3, Express Prime, and Express 3 hit AT&T

AT&T has announced three new Samsung smartphones that customers on its prepaid and postpaid plans can enjoy on its network. All three of the new, devices are Samsung branded smartphones and will be available online and in AT&T stores. The new smartphones include the Galaxy Express Prime GoPhone, Galaxy J3, and the Galaxy Express 3.

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New HTC 10 flavor tipped with Snapdragon 652 and 3GB of RAM

New HTC 10 flavor tipped with Snapdragon 652 and 3GB of RAM

There have been lots of rumors about the HTC 10 smartphone so far with the official unveil coming April 12. Previous rumors tipped that the smartphone would have a Snapdragon 820 paired with 4GB of RAM. A new rumor has surfaced that HTC will be making a third version of the HTC 10 smartphone and this one is said to be targeting a lower price point and has lesser hardware inside.

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New bill targets prepaid ‘burner’ phones with ID requirement

New bill targets prepaid ‘burner’ phones with ID requirement

Burner phones are still as easily accessible as ever — you just head to your nearest convenience or big-box store, pick up a cheap prepaid phone and a phone card, and like magic you have a completely useable phone sans any identification records. It's a great thing if you're in a bind and in need of a last-minute phone, but not so great if you're law enforcement trying to hunt down potential criminals.

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Galaxy J5 leaked images highlight metal frame and colors

Galaxy J5 leaked images highlight metal frame and colors

Earlier this month some images of the Samsung J5 smartphone leaked when the device crossed TENAA in China. Those images highlighted a device that appeared to have a metal frame. This week some more images of the Samsung J5 have leaked and these appear to possible be official images from Samsung slated to show the device off when it officially launches. This new round of leaked images show the device from most angles.

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Windows 10 update released to Windows Phone

Windows 10 update released to Windows Phone

A number of smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1 begin to receive Windows 10 Mobile via Microsoft today. According to Michael Fortin, CVP Windows and Devices Group Core Quality, the list of devices that'll be seeing a Windows 10 Mobile update today is not the same as the list that's currently part of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program. "As Windows 10 delivers significant new innovations," said Fortin, "many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience."

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Lumia 650 goes up for preorder in US and Canada

Lumia 650 goes up for preorder in US and Canada

Microsoft’s sleek budget phone, the Lumia 650, is available for preorder in the United States and Canada. The handset debuted earlier this year, and is the maker’s budget-tier Windows 10 handset. Initial reactions to the smartphone have been mixed, with some praising its design and others criticizing the lack of Continuum, the company’s sleek business feature.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow lands for Xperia Z5, Z4 tablet, and Z3+

Android 6.0 Marshmallow lands for Xperia Z5, Z4 tablet, and Z3+

Sony has announced something that fans of the Xperia line of smartphones and tablets will be glad to hear. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for several of the devices that wear the Xperia name including the Z5, Z4 tablet, and Z3+. The update to Android 6.0 is offered for the global versions of all three devices and when they first launched Lollipop was the OS right out of the box.

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Xiaomi Mi5 supports all major US LTE bands

Xiaomi Mi5 supports all major US LTE bands

Xiaomi has posted up some Q&A action on its official forum that sheds some light on exactly what networks the new Mi5 will work on outside of China. As it turns out the Mi5 will work on 18 different LTE bands, which means that the smartphone will support every major carrier here in the States. A few LTE bands aren’t mentioned leaving uncertainty about their support.

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Samsung itself leaks Galaxy S7 vid, shows waterproof feat

Samsung itself leaks Galaxy S7 vid, shows waterproof feat

While companies would prefer to keep a tight lid over their upcoming products, the memo doesn't always reach the farthest offices. And, of course, we always have to take into account human frailty. While it's still a good few days before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S7, its Indonesian outfit might have jumped the gun just a bit. Granted, a landing page for the device that doesn't reveal much isn't exactly earth-shattering, but that website does come with a full blown video, showcasing some of the features the Galaxy S7 might have.

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