Nokia 1100 Specs

Nokia is finally building the Android phones you’ve been dreaming of

By on March 4, 2015 at 9:16 AM.

Nokia is finally building the Android phones you’ve been dreaming of

Finally? Too little too late? The smartphone market has never been as crowded as it is right now, but it will soon have one more new entrant that will be a familiar name to just about everyone in the developed (and developing) world: Nokia. When then-CEO Stephen Elop made the decision to adopt Windows Phone instead of Android, enthusiasts let out a collective sigh. Right up until Nokia sold off its devices business to Microsoft, they continued to wonder what might have been if Nokia had instead adopted Android.

And soon, it looks like we may finally find out. More →

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iPhone 6 and LG G3: Best Smartphones

iPhone 6 wins another major award that Apple couldn’t be bothered to accept

By on March 3, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

iPhone 6 wins another major award that Apple couldn’t be bothered to accept

This year’s Mobile World Congress is slowly approaching its end and the GSMA has announced the winners of its annual Global Mobile Awards. Unsurprisingly, considering all the praises it received since launch and its popularity with consumers, the iPhone 6 was chosen the best smartphone of the year. Apple won the award even though it completely blows off MWC every year, although it did share this particular award with LG for its G3 handset. More →

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YotaPhone 2 U.S. Release

You can finally buy this crazy Android phone with a rear-facing E Ink display in 2015

By on March 3, 2015 at 7:25 PM.

You can finally buy this crazy Android phone with a rear-facing E Ink display in 2015

This week has been packed with exciting smartphone announcements, from the refreshingly gorgeous design of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to the tried and true look of the HTC One M9.

We’ve also seen the future of the most secure Android phone on the planet, and even a few Lumias worth your consideration.

But nothing we’ve seen is as inexplicably weird as the YotaPhone 2, which is coming to the U.S. this year, according to Phone Scoop. More →

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Microsoft Windows Phone Strategy

Microsoft’s Windows Phone strategy is as directionless as it’s ever been

By on March 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone strategy is as directionless as it’s ever been

When I look at what Microsoft is doing with Windows Phone right now, all I can think of is the straggler Japanese soldiers who kept trying to fight World War II even though their government had already surrendered. With Windows Phone, Microsoft isn’t just fighting a losing war, it’s fighting a war that’s already been lost. Nonetheless, a new report in The Wall Street Journal shows that Microsoft is still clinging to hope that Windows Phone will become a relevant mobile platform… if we just give it at least another six months or so. More →

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Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: Camera

Video: See the Galaxy S6 beat the iPhone 6 in camera tests

By on March 3, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

Video: See the Galaxy S6 beat the iPhone 6 in camera tests

Now that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are officially out, all sorts of comparisons between Samsung’s newest flagship devices and Apple’s iPhone 6 models are being made. In fact, Samsung practically invited us to compare its new phones to Apple’s when it mocked the iPhone 6 Plus’s photo abilities during its official announcement at MWC. More →

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Galaxy S6 Edge Specs

Photos: All the cool stuff the Galaxy S6 edge’s curved display can do

By on March 3, 2015 at 12:55 PM.

Photos: All the cool stuff the Galaxy S6 edge’s curved display can do

Samsung stole the show when it announced the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge edge during its big Mobile World Congress 2015 press conference. The devices represent a huge departure from the norm for Samsung smartphone designs, and they’re also packed full of cutting-edge technology that makes them both absolute beasts in terms of performance.

Among the two phones, the Galaxy S6 edge is clearly the more exciting and appealing handset. But what, exactly, do those two sloping sides of the phone’s display actually do? More →

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Smartphone Battery Power Poll

Apple doesn’t need to make the iPhone any thinner

By on March 3, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Apple doesn’t need to make the iPhone any thinner

Apple’s ability to make new generations of the iPhone lighter and thinner is very impressive but we may have reached a point where making the device thinner isn’t just unnecessary but also counterproductive. A new HuffPost/YouGov poll of over 1,000 adults that incudes 570 smartphone users shows that 73% of respondents would rather have a thicker phone with better battery life than a thinner phone with weaker battery life. In contrast, a mere 12% said they wanted a thinner smartphone while 15% said they weren’t sure. In other words, the benefits from making smartphones thinner at this point in the game seem to be, well, slim. More →

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Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6s: Specs

What the Galaxy S6 tells us about the next-gen iPhone 6s

By on March 3, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

What the Galaxy S6 tells us about the next-gen iPhone 6s

At least three times Samsung made fun or compared its Galaxy S6 models to Apple’s iPhone 6 during its Sunday MWC 2015 event. The company mocked “Bendgate” as well as the night shooting performance of the iPhone 6 Plus’ camera, and it also got in a few jabs when comparing Samsung Pay to Apple Pay.

Samsung also declared its new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge the best phones it has ever made. But, of course, the irony is pretty obvious here considering that Samsung, though it did indeed redesign the Galaxy S6 from the ground up and boldly went where it hasn’t been before, still needed inspiration from iPhone after all this years to pull it off.

More →

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Galaxy S6 Specs

Benchmark tests show Galaxy S6 performance crushes everything else on the market

By on March 3, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Benchmark tests show Galaxy S6 performance crushes everything else on the market

After the Galaxy S5 was a huge letdown to smartphone fans around the world — and to Samsung, in terms of sales numbers — the South Korean giant had a tough road ahead when it began developing the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. It’s still early, but it’s already pretty safe to say that Samsung came through this time around. The company unveiled fresh new smartphones that are not only the most gorgeous handsets Samsung has ever made, but also phones that are packed full of exciting next-generation mobile technology.

Did Samsung succeed in building new phones with brawn that matches their beauty? As they say, benchmark performance test results speak louder than words. More →

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Galaxy S6 Edge Price

The Galaxy S6 edge might be even more expensive than you thought

By on March 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

The Galaxy S6 edge might be even more expensive than you thought

One of the things Samsung did not reveal during its surprisingly simple Galaxy S6 event — compared to previous theatrics performed on stage during Galaxy S announcements — was pricing details for its handsets. Reports, however, revealed unconfirmed price points for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge models, at least the Europeans ones, suggesting the curved model everyone seems to favor might be significantly more expensive than you think.

As it turns out, even Samsung U.K. now seems to indicate that buying a Galaxy S6 edge might be a bit harder on your wallet than you were hoping. More →

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BlackBerry Leap Release Date

BlackBerry’s new phone is nothing special… but something much cooler is in the works

By on March 3, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

BlackBerry’s new phone is nothing special… but something much cooler is in the works

BlackBerry has mostly been concentrating on releasing phones with physical keyboards over the last year but now the company is trying to get back into the market for touch-only devices with its new BlackBerry Leap. More →

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Lumia 640: Free Office 365 and 1TB of OneDrive

Why you should absolutely consider Microsoft’s new Lumias over any cheap Android phone

By on March 3, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Why you should absolutely consider Microsoft’s new Lumias over any cheap Android phone

Microsoft on Monday unveiled two more mid-range Lumia devices, which will be available for incredibly low prices. Even though they’re not the Windows Phone flagships we’re still waiting for, doesn’t make them any less interesting. In fact, they might be better smartphone choices than similarly priced Android handsets. More →

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