Alcatel A5 LED covered smartphone leads MWC 2017 march

Alcatel A5 LED covered smartphone leads MWC 2017 march

It isn’t surprising to see some manufacturers reveal more than one device at the MWC 2017. In fact, Sony just unveiled four. Alcatel doesn’t have as much nor as expensive, but at least one of them is just as flamboyant. Alcatel might claim that the U5 is the most affordable 5-inch 4G phone or that the A3 is the is the most affordable 5-inch HD phone, but it is the Alcatel A5 LED that will definitely draw the crowd, or the stares, because of its psychedelic rear.

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PlayStation VR sold 915,000 units, surprises even Sony

PlayStation VR sold 915,000 units, surprises even Sony

It’s both amusing and also telling that Sony itself was caught by surprise that its PS VR system did well after all. Although it was definitely singing the virtual reality tune, Sony’s actions spoke louder than its words. Its rollout of the PS VR was more conservative compared to the likes of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. It’s caution, however, may have been unwarranted, as it is close to reaching its 1 million sales goal with 2 months to spare.

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ZTE Blade V8 Mini and Lite offer more choices for everyone

ZTE Blade V8 Mini and Lite offer more choices for everyone

Just last month, ZTE launched its popular Blade brand in the US with the Blade V8 Pro. The point of the brand was to offer some semblance of premium features at a not so premium price. At MWC 2017, the Chinese OEM is unveiling two “offshoots” of the Blade V8 line, the Blade V8 Mini and the Blade V8 Lite. Unlike the more or less generic Blade V8 Pro, these two focus their energies, not to mention their specs, on specific user groups that may have needs that another group may not want.

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Xperia XA1: low price, high-end camera, small display

Xperia XA1: low price, high-end camera, small display

An extremely odd combination of elements has been presented this week with the Sony Xperia XA1. This smartphone has a display that's 5-inches large with 720p resolution - that's quite low for a modern smartphone, but not unusable. The camera, on the other hand, is a 23MP shooter with 1/2.3" Exmor RS for mobile image sensor - Sony's own. With a 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens and a high-quality body to it, this smartphone comes with a surprisingly inexpensive price tag at $300 USD.

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Xperia XZ Premium and XZs release details: 4K phone, powerful cameras

Xperia XZ Premium and XZs release details: 4K phone, powerful cameras

Two new smartphones have been added to Sony's pack with the Sony Xperia XZs and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The lesser of these two devices rolls with a 1080p 5.2-inch display while the more extravagant ramps up right past 2K with a 5.5-inch 4K HDR panel. Both devices have TRILUMINOS Display for mobile technology as well as X-Reality for mobile picture engine technology and Dynamic Contrast Enhancement - all Sony branding that means that this display is made by and guaranteed to be top-notch by Sony.

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Lenovo Yoga 520 and 720 convertible laptops are made for multi-taskers

Lenovo Yoga 520 and 720 convertible laptops are made for multi-taskers

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its next generation of convertible laptops, the Yoga 520 and the Yoga 720. Both models feature the same ultra-flexible designs we’ve come to expect from Lenovo’s Yoga lineup, as well as Windows 10 and high-end hardware offerings. Lenovo says the new Yoga laptops meet a variety of criteria, such as being both mobile and versatile, aiming to satisfy the desires of millennials and meet their most pressing needs.

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Lenovo Miix 320: a 2-in-1 portable Windows 10 workhorse

Lenovo Miix 320: a 2-in-1 portable Windows 10 workhorse

Lenovo has introduced its new 2-in-1 device, the Miix 320. This model is an update to the company’s previously launched Miix 310 model, and it aims to be the highly portable workhorse the average on-the-go user needs. Lenovo points toward many types of users as the Miix 320’s targeted user base — freelancers, travelers, and the ‘meeting marathoner.’ This unveiling joins Lenovo’s newly introduced Tab 4 Series tablets and its Yoga devices.

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Lenovo Tab 4 Series launches with two premium models, Kid’s Pack and more

Lenovo Tab 4 Series launches with two premium models, Kid’s Pack and more

Lenovo has launched its new Tab 4 Series tablets for families and kids, unveiling four new slates with kid-friendly experiences and, in the case of two models, premium features. There’s the Tab 4 8 and the Tab 4 10, their names indicating their display size, as well as the premium models Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus. Lenovo is also offering optional accessories that can turn these slates into either convertible ‘workhorses’ or into tablets specifically for kids.

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LG G6 gets a T-Mobile unboxing, AT&T, Verizon launch in spring

LG G6 gets a T-Mobile unboxing, AT&T, Verizon launch in spring

The LG G6 is live and official and is definitely one of the most interesting smartphones this year. Its 18:9 screen is just begging to be tested in the real world. That said, LG has so far left out the details of when the smartphone will actually land in the real world. Unsurprisingly, major US carriers are quick to jump on board and give us at least a season. At least one carrier goes the extra mile, or even more, to bring us what is calls the world’s farthest unboxing.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be revealed on March 29

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be revealed on March 29

Samsung broke with tradition at Mobile World Congress today, bucking the trend set in previous years and failing to reveal its new flagship smartphone: in this case, the Galaxy S8. That's been put down to a surfeit of caution on the South Korean company's part, opting to give itself extra time for safety testing after the expensive - and reputation-damaging - debacle with the Galaxy Note 7's exploding battery. Instead, Samsung took the wraps off two tablets.

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Samsung’s next Gear VR includes a controller, faces off with Daydream

Samsung’s next Gear VR includes a controller, faces off with Daydream

Shortly before MWC 2017 began, we heard a rumor that claimed the next Gear VR from Samsung would ship with a controller. While the initial expectation may have been to see Samsung announce this new iteration of the Gear VR alongside the Galaxy S8, the company has wasted no time, revealing it today at MWC 2017 instead. It turns out those rumors were right, and the next Gear VR will include a controller.

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Amazon said to be developing its own suite of office productivity apps

Amazon said to be developing its own suite of office productivity apps

For the longest time, there have been two titan when it comes to office productivity software: the ever enduring Microsoft Office suite, and the more recent web-based Google Docs. But there soon could be a new challenger in the form of Amazon, as sources have indicated the company is planning to beef up its Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform with a productivity suite that will attempt to lure enterprise customers away from Microsoft and Google.

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