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We Hear: More Details Emerge on Bentley SUV

Whether or not you’re a fan of the proliferation of SUVs across every class and brand of vehicle, too late. The cat’s clearly out of the bag, and it seems nearly every manufacturer either has an SUV or crossover on the market or in the pipeline. We’ve known about Bentley‘s aspirations to get into …

Automotive Design
Automotive Design

2015 Ford Focus: One Ford Comes Full Circle

The looks of a Fusion, the engine of a Fiesta.<p>The car that launched a product revolution at Ford is now old enough to warrant its own revolution of sorts. The 2015 Ford Focus, debuting ahead of the 2014 Geneva auto show, marks the compact car’s first significant update since the 2012 model kicked …

Autos

Android smartphone made of solid titanium now available for $1,800

In the past, luxury handset manufacturer Gresso has been known for dressing up iPhones with diamonds (and charging $30,000 for the deed) and producing featurephones, but now it's getting into the Android business with its limited edition Radical smartphone series. The bottom-line model, the Radical …

New Moto X deal gives 50% off contract price or $150 off contract-free handset

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Motorola(s goog) has already given buyers plenty of opportunities to snag a new Moto X on the cheap, but …

Windows Phone’s 2013: A Year In Perspective

Windows Phone, Microsoft’s smartphone platform has ground out its place at the mobile table employing a combination of tenacity, marketing dollars, improving firmware, and, at last, a world-class device lineup.<p>It has not been an easy road for Microsoft, who launched Windows Phone 7 Series straight …

US Cellular finally gets the iPhone 5c and 5s on November 8th

If you've loyally stuck by US Cellular in the hopes of getting an iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s, your patience is about to pay off. On November 8th, the regional carrier will start selling Apple's <i>incredibly</i> popular new phones. The company didn't say for how much or what colors will be available, but we've …

How would you change Motorola's Atrix HD?

It's that time of the weekend when we encourage you to settle down with a strong pot of coffee, grab a pencil and pretend that you're a smartphone designer. This week's entrant is Motorola's Atrix HD, a $99 bargain-basement device that launched on AT&T before Motorola's Google-infused revolution. …

iPhone 5s and 5c coming to Boost Mobile on November 8th

Apple and the Sprint-owned Boost Mobile aren't the best of buddies, but that's all set to change on November 8th. The carrier has announced that it'll be offering the iPhone 5c and 5s starting the second week of next month, confirming the leaks we saw back in September. You'll be able to snag the …

Samsung's Protection Plus trademark hints at new take on extended warranties

Samsung already has extended warranties, but you'd be forgiven if you didn't notice them -- they're not exactly well-advertised. That may soon change, as the company has quietly filed for a catchier "Samsung Protection Plus" trademark in the US. There's little to reveal what would come with …

HTC One on T-Mobile finally getting updated to Android 4.3

First it was Sprint, now it's T-Mobile's turn. After the HTC One for Sprint got updated to Android 4.3 earlier this month, the T-Mo version is following suit. As promised, the carrier has started to roll out the latest version of Android Jelly Bean, which brings improved low-light camera …

Nokia Lumia 1320 press shot leaks, hints at big-screen, budget Windows Phone (update: new image)

Nokia's range of extra-large Windows Phones may not be limited to flagships like the Lumia 1520. Frequent tipster @evleaks has just posted a press image of what's reported to be the Lumia 1320, better known by its unofficial "Batman" nickname. There aren't many clues to the specs, although it's …

Nokia's incoming Windows Phone update will teach new Lumia 1520 tricks to old(er) smartphones

Nokia, now under the Microsoft umbrella, will combine an incoming Windows Phone update with its own smartphone upgrades. Lumia Black is its name, and it'll bring the new, unified Nokia Camera, alongside Storyteller and Beamer apps found on the new Lumia 1520 and 1320, to existing high-end Windows …

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet hands-on: Windows RT wrapped in polycarbonate

The not-so-secret project that Nokia has been working on for over the last year and a half (if not longer), the company's Windows 8.1 RT tablet, is now official as the Lumia 2520. We had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with the slate, and we came away rather impressed with the hardware. The …

Samsung's LTE Galaxy Express 2 launches on Vodafone UK tomorrow

​<p>Samsung's on a mission... to make a Galaxy phone for everyone. If you're in the UK, and fancy a mid-range slice-of-Sam, then maybe the Galaxy Express 2 is the right fit for you? Exclusive to Vodafone stores at launch (more retailers to follow,) the Express 2 has a fairly sizeable 4.5-inch (qHD) …

Hands-on with the Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503

The Abu Dhabi spotlight might be set squarely on the new Lumia devices, but the Windows tablet and pair of Windows Phones amounted to only half of the products Nokia announced today. A trio of Asha handsets also made the trip to the desert: the 500, 502 and 503. These three devices, which …

Apple releases iOS 7.0.3 update with iCloud Keychain support, bug fixes aplenty

Turns out it's not just Macs getting an OS update today. Apple has now also released version 7.0.3 of iOS -- a decidedly less major upgrade, but one that will no doubt be welcome to anyone having technical issues since updating to iOS 7. It's not all bug fixes, though. The update also brings with …

Moto X camera fix finally rolling out to Verizon variants

You don't have to keep hanging on, Verizon subscribers: that critical Moto X camera fix is rolling out now. Though we've yet to see it on our own handset, <i>Phandroid</i> is reporting that Motorola's over-the-air update has finally passed Verizon's rigorous testing and should be hitting all handsets soon. …

Stephen Elop says he's ready for change at Microsoft

All eyes are on Stephen Elop. Just hours ago, he introduced Nokia's first Windows tablet; he's also overseeing his division's integration into Microsoft; and Redmond is even considering him as its next CEO. During our interview today, Elop understandably couldn't comment on the prospect of taking …

Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, S3, Note 2 and more

If you wanted live out your <i>Inspector Gadget</i> fantasies, but lacked the Galaxy Note 3 needed to take full advantage of the possibilities, we've got good news. Samsung's bringing compatibility for its Galaxy Gear to the previously-mentioned Galaxy S 4 as well as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II …

LG's G Flex curved phone makes a surprise debut in Argentina

We got our first clear look at LG's curved G Flex smartphone in press shots just a few days ago, and now the device itself has popped up. <i>The Verge</i> points out tech journalist Frederico Ini of <i>Telefe Noticias,</i> a news program based in Argentina, has apparently obtained a prototype and brought it in to …

HTC reportedly scales back production after slump in smartphone sales (update: HTC says it hasn't)

According to multiple reports, HTC has paused production on roughly a fifth of its total capacity and has been looking to outsource to contract manufacturers to save money. (<b>Update</b>: The company tells Engadget that it hasn't shut down any of its manufacturing lines) <i>Reuters</i> says that it has seen …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Snapdragon 800 and faster LTE treks to Europe

Remember how there was an LTE-A-equipped Samsung Galaxy S 4 with a juicy Snapdragon 800 CPU for South Korea and a lesser Exynos 5 or Snapdragon 600 version for everywhere else? Well, it looks like the more desirable former variant is about to migrate to Europe, judging by a GT-I9506 product page on …

HTC's One Max ratted out by the FCC again on its way to Sprint

Now that we know HTC's One Max is likely to be living large at AT&T, another variant for Sprint looks to have also been unmasked by the FCC. An OP3P700 version of the 6-inch, 1080p device has just passed the US regulator with Sprint's LTE bands 25, 26 and 41, a likely sign that it's bound for Big …

BlackBerry's BB 10.2 OS update brings notification previews and Priority Hub to Z10 and Q10 devices 'this week'

Before today, the only way to enjoy BlackBerry's BB 10.2 OS was to buy the company's new Z30 flagship. But, as the company previously promised, that software update's ready to trickle down to all BB 10 users and should be hitting devices "starting this week." BlackBerry's said that the OS update …

Engadget Giveaway: win an unlocked iPhone 5c, courtesy of Tanga!

Here's your chance to say "no" to skeuomorphism and "yes" to a colorful new iPhone. If you've been on the fence about upgrading or still haven't gotten your feet wet in the Apple ecosystem, then this is the golden bluish opportunity you've been waiting for. This handset has 16GB of storage and it's …

Nokia's Chris Weber says there's no 'silver bullet' for Windows Phone success

With Gartner claiming Microsoft nibbled up just 3.3 percent of the smartphone market in Q2 this year, Nokia still has a long way to go to regain its mobile standing. Even with the handful of impressive products unveiled at Nokia World, Chris Weber, EVP of Sales and Marketing, agrees that there's …

Viber enhances BlackBerry app with new features, minor design tweaks

Viber may have brought its most highly requested feature, VoIP calling, to BlackBerry users way back in April. Still, that's not to say the Skype competitor is quite done polishing its application on older versions of BlackBerry's OS -- namely, 5, 6 and 7. For starters, conversations have been …

LG's smartphone sales stayed high in Q3, but the G2 ad campaign cut into profits

The last quarterly report from LG noted record sales of 12.1 million smartphones in Q2, today's number's show the company has maintained that pace with 12 million units moved in Q3. It sold $2.75 billon worth of phones -- 24 percent more than during the same time period last year -- actually lost …

Samsung sold over 40 million Galaxy S 4s in six months

T<p>Sure, Samsung's sold more than 38 million Galaxy Notes since late 2011, but its latest flagship puts that number to shame. According to a Korean publication, the company has sold 40 million Galaxy S 4 units worldwide, just six months after the device hit the market. It's a hearty milestone, …