smartphones

ZTE Grand X Max phablet slated for Cricket

ZTE Grand X Max phablet slated for Cricket

ZTE recently launched its ZMAX handset on T-Mobile, and following it up is a smartphone with similar features and design: the ZTE Grand X Max. Unlike the ZMAX, the Grand X Max will be launching at Cricket Wireless rather than T-Mobile (in fact, there's a perk for those who switch from the latter carrier), bringing with it a budget-friendly price, a few notable features like rapid charging, and a display large enough to place the phone solidly in the "phablet" category.

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HTC Desire 612 smartphone hits Verizon tomorrow

HTC Desire 612 smartphone hits Verizon tomorrow

The market is full of budget-centric smartphones that have started bringing with them features you wouldn't have found on such handsets a relatively short while ago. Among this emerging redefinition of lower-end smartphones is the HTC Desire 612, an entry-level Android handset that boasts both XLTE and the maker's BoomSound as its two biggest bragging points, as well as a notable 4.7-inch HD display. Verizon has detailed the phone, announcing that it will begin offering it starting tomorrow for free alongside a two-year contract.

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BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition surfaces in images

BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition surfaces in images

The BlackBerry Passport, the company's recently unveiled totally square business smartphone (we've got all the details), has surfaced in images sporting a snazzy yellow gold trim around the otherwise familiar all-black bezel and keyboard. There aren't many details at this point about the new Gold Edition Passport, where it is from, nor when and where it will be available, but we do have a trio of images for you after the jump, courtesy of Crackberry where they surfaced, and the details that are presently available.

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iOS 8 update is fixed: go ahead and update

iOS 8 update is fixed: go ahead and update

Wondering if it’s OK to update your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or any other iPhone or iPad out in the wild today? It is. While yesterday’s update to iOS 8.0.1 took a bit of a pinch to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - cutting out service, good stuff like that - version 8.0.2 has been released. If you see version 8.0.2 in your update box - go for it.

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Seek Thermal camera gives smartphones a sixth sense

Seek Thermal camera gives smartphones a sixth sense

Seek Thermal has rolled out the red carpet for its new camera for smartphones that goes by the same name. The Seek thermal camera is an accessory for one's mobile small enough to fit in a pocket and able to capture the parts of our surrounding world otherwise invisible to the naked eye. The device launched today for $199 USD.

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