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Huawei GX8 goes live in the US

Huawei GX8 goes live in the US

It's a busy and probably profitable week for Chinese OEM Huawei. Its Honor sub-brand launched the Honor 5x in the US, which was then also launched in the UK. It also teased the existence of the Honor 7 Premium for the UK as well. Now it is making real another CES 2016 promise, this time from its own stable of smartphones. The Huawei GX8 is a mid-range Android smartphone, basically a modified G8 designed for the US market. With its arrival, Huawei's early 2016 contenders for the US market have all arrived in full force.

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Huawei Honor 5x comes to the UK, Honor 7 Premium coming soon

Huawei Honor 5x comes to the UK, Honor 7 Premium coming soon

It isn't only in the US the Huawei's sub-brand Honor is coming on strong. In Europe, it is putting its best and most recent foot forward. The Honor 5x, which just launched in the US to relative success, at least according to honor, is also now available in the UK as well from Huawei's official store on Vmall. But not only that, Huawei will soon be making a reprise of its Honor 7 flagship. Now called the Honor 7 Premium, the smartphone will feature more storage and a fast charger out of the box.

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WhatsApp group chats handle up to 256 users with new update

WhatsApp group chats handle up to 256 users with new update

WhatsApp for iOS and Android has been blessed with a small update. The company didn’t make any formal announcements about them, but with the change comes a higher limit for group chats — namely, instead of being limited to 100 users, group chats can now have up to 256 users. The same upper limit doesn't seem to be available on other platforms yet, but will likely be showing up in the near future.

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BlackBerry reiterates its commitment to BlackBerry 10 OS

BlackBerry reiterates its commitment to BlackBerry 10 OS

It's admittedly hard to keep a serious and credible face when one of your own broke ranks to basically negate what you officially said earlier. That might be the sentiment that BlackBerry is going through right now when its senior director for APAC product management Damian Tay mentioned the company's eventual transition to an Android-only platform. Although it already said so last month, BlackBerry feels the need to emphasize again its commitment to its own BlackBerry 10 OS, at least for the near future.

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VAIO Phone Biz flaunts Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum

VAIO Phone Biz flaunts Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum

When Sony sold off its VAIO PC brand, it was presumed that the new VAIO company would busy itself with only PCs. Last year, however, the Japanese company unveiled its first ever smartphone, unsurprisingly an Android mobile device. Now it's unveiling its second, and, as the rumors have suggested, it is indeed running Windows 10 Mobile. VAIO Phone Biz, as it is called, is clearly designed for the business man or woman, but with less than "serious business" specs but with a lot of business-class looks.

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US Mobile on Xiaomi phones: we’re just doing what Amazon does

US Mobile on Xiaomi phones: we’re just doing what Amazon does

Yesterday, there was news that almost delighted Xiaomi fans in the US. Almost. A carrier, who you may or may not have heard before, that rode on T-Mobile's network, started offering Xiaomi and Meizu smartphones. Suddenly, the Internet was ablaze with two pieces of news, in rapid succession. First was the unexpected, and totally unannounced arrival of Xiaomi phones in the US. And the other was to point out that it was not legit at all. Now both Xiaomi and US Mobile are putting in their two cents each.

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Lumia 850 might still happen, hands-on photos leaked

Lumia 850 might still happen, hands-on photos leaked

February 1st has come and gone with no new Lumia smartphone in sight. That does leave more room for possibilities, like a still possible Lumia 850 mid-range phablet. That does seem to be what is being implied by this leak, which shows a few hands-on shots of what is supposedly the Lumia 850. The Lumia 650, which was rumored to be unveiled Feb. 1, was also rumored to be the only Lumia this year. If these photos are real, however, then both are apparently false.

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Ultra-strong Turing Phone ditches Android for Sailfish OS

Ultra-strong Turing Phone ditches Android for Sailfish OS

Ultra-strong both in software and in materials. That was the promise that Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) made with its Turing Phone, which, a good number of pre-order buyers have indeed believed. That, however, was last year. The smartphone, which boasts of a "stronger than steel" liquid metal body, has already been delayed. And now it might be delayed even more. The company has informed early buyers that it has decided to switch from Android to Jolla's Sailfish OS, a rather dumbfounding move for a device that still needs to prove it can actually reach the market.

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