MWC 2016

Sony Xperia Ear: the first in new breed of intelligent devices

Sony Xperia Ear: the first in new breed of intelligent devices

Sony's Xperia brand has been, for quite a few years now, synonymous with mobile devices. But smartphones, and especially tablets, are no longer the hottest craze in the market, something that Sony is feeling especially in its coffers. To adapt to the times, Sony is "re-imagining" the Xperia brand to embrace more types of devices. In particular, devices that exude intelligence and deliver personalized experiences. In other words, more smart devices, starting with the Xperia Ear, which Sony promises is more than just an in-ear Bluetooth headset.

Continue Reading

Qualcomm: 5G is more than just blistering data speed

Qualcomm: 5G is more than just blistering data speed

Shiny new hardware like the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 might be the most attention-grabbing thing at Mobile World Congress this week, but the next-generation backbone of 5G networks are arguably more important. Qualcomm certainly has a vested interest in seeing 5G roll out sooner rather than later, but according to the company is about much more than just a bump in data speed.

Continue Reading

Zuckerberg at Samsung UNPACKED: VR is the next social

Zuckerberg at Samsung UNPACKED: VR is the next social

It isn't unusual for Samsung to summon experts and giant personalities on stage to help it market its newest smartphones. But when it comes to its VR products, it needed a stronger push. When it first unveiled the Gear VR, it had game development luminary John Carmack of DOOM fame make the tech spiel. This year, Carmack's boss is the one doing the talking. At Samsung's UNPACKED event at MWC 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went on stage not only to "sell" the Gear VR, which was made together with Oculus, but to emphasize the connection between Facebook and this new VR hype.

Continue Reading

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date and pricing confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date and pricing confirmed

After months of leaks, the details of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge may not have been a complete surprise, but that won't stop people from buying it in droves. All five of the major US carriers are signed up to sell the new Android flagship, and the good news if you're itching for an upgrade from your current phone is that you won't have too long to wait.

Continue Reading

Hands-on with the (potentially doomed) HP Elite x3

Hands-on with the (potentially doomed) HP Elite x3

Is HP inspired, doomed, or just a glutton for punishment? The company is diving back into the smartphone arena, but it's not taking the obvious route. Instead, the HP Elite x3 runs Windows 10, making it a rare beast in the first place, though HP's positioning of the device as a businessman's best friend makes it even more unusual.

Continue Reading

ZTE Spro Plus is a laser projector turned full-fledged tablet

ZTE Spro Plus is a laser projector turned full-fledged tablet

ZTE may not be a household name at this point, but its line of Spro smart projectors have been well-received, with their dual functionality as a mobile hotspot and projector, all in a compact size. Their latest model, the Spro Plus, continues to be an Android-powered, feature-loaded projector, but it's been transformed into a fully functional tablet with a 8.4-inch touchscreen display.

Continue Reading

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6 specs battle (Official Details)

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6 specs battle (Official Details)

Time to compare the Samsung Galaxy S7 to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6. This evening, Samsung revealed their newest smartphone lineup, including both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus. The looks of these devices aren't all that radically changed from their predecessors, but several key details have changed and improved. Here we'll run down the specifications for the lot, one by one. We'll be beginning where you've likely wondered about first and foremost - the camera.

Continue Reading

Lenovo TAB3 10 Business kicks off new tablet lineup

Lenovo TAB3 10 Business kicks off new tablet lineup

As part of its MWC 2016 announcements, Lenovo has taken the wraps off its new line of TAB3 tablets, the most notable of which is the TAB3 10 Business, an Android slate designed specifically for businesses. Joining it are the more general TAB3 7 and TAB3 8 tablets, the latter two of which Lenovo describes as its first “series of family-friendly tablets.” All three tablets will be launching this upcoming summer.

Continue Reading

HTC debuts 3 new Desire smartphones with unique paint effects

HTC debuts 3 new Desire smartphones with unique paint effects

At MWC 2016 today, HTC unveiled the three latest models of its Desire smartphone lineup: the 530, 630, and 825. The trio sports a unique look, with each polycarbonate shell coated in a solid tone, with small bits of color literally splashed across the back. No two are exactly alike, with HTC imagining each one as being a canvas for their special paint process.

Continue Reading

HTC One X9 is the latest One variant set for global release

HTC One X9 is the latest One variant set for global release

HTC is really loving the "9" lineup of its One smartphone models. Following the One M9 flagship last year, we saw the launch (and price controversy) of the One A9. Now comes the One X9, a device which already saw a Chinese launch just before the close of 2015. HTC seems ready to give the X9 an international release, with a similar design to the A9 and a metal casing that has the "look and feel of high-end silk."

Continue Reading

Lenovo YOGA 510, 710: Core i7, Full HD, 8.5hrs battery life

Lenovo YOGA 510, 710: Core i7, Full HD, 8.5hrs battery life

In the market for a new YOGA? Lenovo has unveiled two new models in the line, the YOGA 510 and YOGA 710. Both devices are similar but bring their own features and strengths to the table, with the YOGA 510 in particular boasting an 8.5 hour battery life and the YOGA 710 having nearly the same run time. The YOGA 710 in particular comes in two sizes, better positioning it to meet different needs.

Continue Reading

Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus: an octa-core budget smartphone

Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus: an octa-core budget smartphone

Lenovo has introduced its new VIBE K5 Plus smartphone, a relatively inexpensive offering packing a 5-inch display and an octa-core processor. While the phone won’t be competing with the high-end offerings out there, it brings with it some notable features, and also includes some of Lenovo’s own software, making it a good option for individuals using one of Lenovo's laptops.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8