Xperia Z3 Vs iPhone 6

This is the phone Sony will launch to take on Apple’s iPhone 6

By on August 27, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

This is the phone Sony will launch to take on Apple’s iPhone 6

After several years of complete and total domination by Samsung and Apple, a handful of rival device makers are finally starting to see some gains in the global smartphone market. Huawei and Lenovo have experienced some solid growth in recent quarters, and up and comer Xiaomi is among a handful of smaller Asian companies seeing big gains in that region. Meanwhile, Sony has continued to struggle despite launching several solid smartphones over the past couple of years.

The fall and the coming holiday shopping season are expected to be the hottest period in Apple’s storied history, with a record holiday quarter expected on the back of the iPhone 6, 5.5-inch iPhone phablet and iWatch. To combat the new iPhone 6, which is widely expected to quickly become the best-selling smartphone of all time, Sony plans to release a new flagship phone of its own — and the clearest photos we’ve seen of that new handset so far have just leaked. More →

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Mozilla Firefox OS Smartphone

This $33 smartphone is the first-generation iPhone of 2014

By on August 27, 2014 at 1:52 PM.

This $33 smartphone is the first-generation iPhone of 2014

Earlier this week, Mozilla unveiled its first-ever low-end smartphone for customers in India: the Intex Cloud FX. At just $33, the Firefox OS device is one of the cheapest smartphones on the market, but how do its specifications stand up to other cheap phones in emerging markets? The Cloud FX is clearly not meant to compete with the Galaxy S5 or the iPhone 5s, but there is one Apple handset it might be able to go toe-to-toe with. More →

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Galaxy Alpha Design Story

Samsung continues to explain how hard it is to make an iPhone 6 ‘killer’

By on August 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Samsung continues to explain how hard it is to make an iPhone 6 ‘killer’

After explaining a few days ago how hard it is to make an iPhone 6 “killer”the partially metallic Galaxy Alpha is considered Samsung’s response to the incoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 – Samsung is back with more marketing nonsense in a second post on the company’s blog that further explains the way Samsung designed this new phone. More →

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Smartphone Trade-in

How to guarantee you get today’s trade-in value for your phone even after the iPhone 6 launches

By on August 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

How to guarantee you get today’s trade-in value for your phone even after the iPhone 6 launches

While months of leaks and rumors have painted what appears to be a very extensive picture of what we can expect from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6, nothing is certain until the next-generation iPhone is finally unveiled on stage early next month. Well, almost nothing is certain.

There are a few things we know beyond the shadow of a doubt, and one of them is the fact that there will be a massive influx of used smartphones being sold and traded in as people upgrade to the new iPhone 6. All those trade-ins inevitably drive used phone values down, but as it turns out, there is a simple way to guarantee that you get today’s higher value for your current smartphone even if you don’t trade it in until after the iPhone 6 debuts next month. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

One of the iPhone 6’s most interesting new features just leaked for the first time

By on August 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

One of the iPhone 6’s most interesting new features just leaked for the first time

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 is now less than two weeks away from its official unveiling, if a report from a solid source and Tuesday’s big leak are to be believed. With the phone expected to launch the following week on September 19th, it makes sense that the components contained within the hotly anticipated handset are now leaking like crazy.

Earlier this week, we saw a China-based cell phone parts retailer post a number of parts said to be destined for inclusion in either the iPhone 6 or the 5.5-inch iPhone phablet set to launch alongside or shortly after Apple’s flagship iPhone. Now, the retailer has added a different component that happens to be one of the iPhone 6’s most interesting new parts. More →

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Cyanogen Nextbit Android Phone

Top-secret project could produce the most exciting Android phone ever made

By on August 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Top-secret project could produce the most exciting Android phone ever made

Forget the OnePlus One — there could soon be a brand-new Cyanogen-enhanced Android phone coming that will blow other Android phones away. Per Engadget, Cyanogen and a mysterious startup called Nexbit have announced that they’re working together on “something really cool,” although they never specify what that “something” actually is. There are some very good reasons to think it’s going to be a killer new Android phone, however. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors: Release Date

New leak reveals iPhone 6’s release date

New leak reveals iPhone 6’s release date

By on August 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

After a Chinese carrier confirmed a few days ago that it’ll soon sell Apple’s iPhone 6, posting a concept image for the handset in the process, Chinese publication PCInLife said on Weibo that the Unicom version of Apple’s iPhone 6 will be launched in the country between September 16th and September 19th. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Videos

Hot new Galaxy Note 4 teased by Samsung in these four new videos

By on August 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM.

Hot new Galaxy Note 4 teased by Samsung in these four new videos

With the Galaxy S5 having been something of a dud for Samsung, its upcoming new phablet launch couldn’t possibly be more important. The supersized smartphone space is now heating up to the point where even Apple can’t ignore it anymore, and Samsung’s top spot in the phablet world is at risk for the first time. Apple is expected to launch a brand new iPhone with a 5.5-inch display at some point before the holidays this year, leaving Samsung precious little time to spread the word about its next-generation Note-series phone, which is set to be unveiled next week during a press conference.

Samsung has teased its new Galaxy Note 4 several times in the lead-up to next week’s event, and now the company has released four new video teasers to get smartphone fans excited for the upcoming big reveal. More →

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T-Mobile $50 iPhone Discount

You might want to hold off on that $50 T-Mobile iPhone deal

By on August 27, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

You might want to hold off on that $50 T-Mobile iPhone deal

T-Mobile will cut the prices of iPhones by up to $50 starting with August 27, TmoNews has learned from a leaked internal document, including older iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models, but also the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. More →

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Amazon Fire Phone Sales

A flop for the ages: Fire Phone estimated to have sold 35,000 units at most

By on August 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

A flop for the ages: Fire Phone estimated to have sold 35,000 units at most

As many people have predicted, Amazon’s Fire Phone looks like a flop of the first order, although we’ll never know for sure just how big of a flop it’s been since Amazon wisely won’t release sales figures for the device. To make up for this lack of concrete data, The Guardian’s Charles Arthur has done some guess work using data provided by both Chitika and ComScore to come up with an estimate for Fire Phone sales and the numbers are even uglier than we could have imagined. More →

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iPhone Flexible Display Patent

iPhones and iPads of the future might have incredible flexible displays

By on August 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

iPhones and iPads of the future might have incredible flexible displays

Apple is considering including buttons contained within future displays for upcoming iPhone and iPad models, a patent discovered by AppleInsider reveals, that could not only improve the design of the device, but also increase the screen size and protect elements that may be otherwise exposed to accidental damage. More →

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