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Sapphire

Smartphones with Sapphire Glass

An Apple supplier just debuted a phone with an ‘unbreakable’ sapphire screen

January 13th, 2015

Chinese company Desay has launched a new Android smartphone in the region, The Wall Street Journal reports, which offers high-end specs, a very affordable price, and an ultra-durable sapphire screen. Interestingly, Desay already has a supply business with Apple as a partner, although the company is believed to be focused on providing batteries for the iPhone maker.

Samsung LG sapphire displays

Guess who’s reportedly trying to follow Apple…again?

May 23rd, 2014

Apple already uses sapphire to protect the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID sensor and camera lens, and all the latest rumors point to Apple introducing an iPhone 6 this fall with a sapphire display, likely manufactured at Apple’s sapphire plant in Arizona. So how do you think Samsung is going to respond? Do you even have …

DROID X videoed running custom ROM

August 30th, 2010

Happy Monday to all those DROID X owners anxious to shoehorn a custom ROM onto their handsets. A Twitter user has posted of video of the DROID X running the Android 2.2, Sapphire AOSP 2.2 ROM. While the DROID X had been rooted, it had not yet been loaded with a custom ROM due to several …

chatr, Rogers' unlimited talk and text brand, gets official

June 30th, 2010

Did we nail it or what? Today Rogers announced the creation of chatr, the low-cost wireless brand we exclusively told you about last week. Created to serve what Rogers calls a “niche” market that is not currently served by its flagship and value brands Rogers Wireless and Fido, chatr will offer no contract voice and …

Rogers to launch Chatr, a new low-end brand to compete with WIND

June 25th, 2010

Forgive us for keeping this really short, but there’s still a lot of information we don’t know. Over the last few days, we’ve been hearing a lot of Canadian birdies singing that Rogers Wireless is planning to launch a new wireless brand in Canada. To be known as Chatr, the carrier is said to have been …

Mobiado "Grand Line" QWERTY handset spied

May 23rd, 2009

Messaging phones are hotter than Hansel right now and apparently Mobiado is targeting nouveau riche as the next demographic to jump on the bandwagon. BlackBerry Bold? T-Mobile G1? Even the HTC Touch Pro2? No respectable heir would be caught dead stepping out of his G Class with one of those pauper phones. Enter the upcoming …

T-Mobile’s Walmart roadmap: T-Mobile G2 with a surprise

May 8th, 2009

You thought T-Mobile would go ahead and launch the same identical HTC Sapphire hardware as those other carriers, didn’t you? Well, it looks like good old T-mo US might have a surprise up its sleeve — at least it did. You’ll be pleased as punch to know that besides the rumored color options (which this …