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Corning SVP Calls Sapphire Glass Expensive And Environmentally Unfriendly

In news that will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it seems that Corning Glass (makers of Gorilla Glass) aren’t big fans of Sapphire glass.<p>Asked by Morgan Stanley analyst James Fawcett his thoughts about “one large handset and device maker” planning to use Sapphire in its products, Tony …

This iPhone 6c Concept Is One We’d Buy In A Heartbeat

We drooled over Dutch designer Joseph Farahi’s iPhone Air concept last month, and now Farahi is back with a beautiful concept for Apple’s next generation iPhone 6c.<p>According to Farahi’s concept, the next iteration of Apple’s “affordable” iPhone model would come with a 4.7 inch Retina Display, and …

T-Mobile Discovers No One Wants A BlackBerry Anymore

T-Mobile ran a promo last month calling for BlackBerry owners to trade in their device for an iPhone 5s. Zero down. It was legitimately a good deal. But BlackBerry fanboys took the offensive and attacked. BlackBerry’s CEO followed suit and went on to call T-Mobile’s promotion “inappropriate” and an …

Yota Dodge The Osborne Effect With Next Generation Dual-Screen Android Smartphone

Russian smartphone manufacturer Yota Devices has announced the sequel to their dual-screen smartphone. The YotaPhone 2 takes on board many lessons from the design process of the first handset, as well as matching recent hardware improvements in the Android ecosystem. More importantly, CEO Vladislav …

Nokia XL review: Nokia's best Android phone, but not good enough - CNET

MSRP: $149.00<p><b>The Good</b> The Nokia XL has a solid build quality, a powerful battery that lasts a full day on a single charge, and two SIM cards.<p><b>The Bad</b> The XL's processor is slow, and its touchscreen is occasionally unresponsive. The poor screen resolution and unattractive UI severely hinder the user …

Mobile Technology

Nokia’s Mobile UI Mixology Serves Up A Hybrid Family Of Devices To Outshine Budget ‘Droids

This morning Nokia finally took the wraps off a long rumoured (and leaked) Android phone – unveiling a family of smartphones, called the Nokia X range, with the first three handsets being the Nokia X, X+ and XL, the first two with 4-inch displays, and the latter on the cusp of phablet territory …

The first available Tegra 4i smartphone will come from French company Wiko (hands-on)

Sorry LG: you may have trotted out the G2 mini yesterday, but yours won't be the first Tegra 4i device to hit store shelves. NVIDIA says that distinction belongs to the Wax, a newly-revealed handset from French phone maker Wiko that should launch in Europe "within weeks." We just spent a few …

Fujitsu's working on another senior-friendly smartphone for Europe

Fujitsu's evidently <i>so</i> impressed with how its luddite-friendly Stylistic S01 smartphone has performed in France, thanks to a deal with local carrier Orange, that it's ready to start plugging a follow-up handset. Only, the company doesn't have a clue on specifics just yet, but we'll award a few …

ZTE's 6-inch Grand Memo II LTE arrives with bigger display, slimmer body

ZTE, like fellow Chinese ODM Huawei, is hoping to become more famous for the hardware that it makes under its own flag, instead of the gear it makes for other people. A year after the Galaxy Note-troubling Grand Memo, the follow-up has made its public debut here in Barcelona. Beneath the 6-inch HD …

This is the new YotaPhone: A 5" Android smartphone with a 4.7" touchscreen e-ink display on the back

Russian handset maker Yota Devices has revealed details of its second generation e-ink display equipped YotaPhone today at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.<p>The new device follows in the footsteps of the original, but shows a maturation of the technology concepts it was showing off first time …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Samsung has sold more than 200 million Galaxy S smartphones

Want to know how big a player Samsung is in the smartphone market? The company now says that it's sold over 200 million Galaxy S phones since the line first went on the market in 2010. For reference, the Korean tech giant had notched up sales of 100 million Galaxy S devices as of slightly more than …

Blackphone offers a mostly secure Android-based smartphone for $629

In a perfect world, everybody's sure their right to privacy is honored. Since that's not the case, people tend to whip up special tools for protection, like the Blackphone -- a privacy-focused device whose thick veil of mystery has now been lifted at Mobile World Congress. Its creators (SGP …

HTC launches two new Desire smartphones

<b>Samsung and Sony may have used MWC to show off new flagship phones, but like Nokia, HTC has aimed for the mid-tier with its showing.</b><p>The Desire 816 …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Today at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Samsung mobile …

ZTE announces its ultra slim 6 inch Grand Memo II LTE smartphone

It isn’t just the big household names, like HTC, Nokia, and Samsung, who have been announcing devices at this year’s Mobile World Congress, ZTE has also introduced a new 6-inch smartphone, called the Grand Memo II LTE. The handset is the successor to the Grand Memo, the rumor riddled handset that …

Galaxy S5 will have Snapdragon 801 and octa-core Exynos variant

As expected, at MWC 2014 Samsung unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 bringing us a new back cover, a waterproof design and several other new hardware and software features. One thing Samsung didn’t talk about much was the CPU that would run the GS5.<p>As it turns out, Qualcomm has now confirmed …

Women prefer Apple, gentlemen prefer Samsung

When commenters lurch to these pages, their lightsabers raised even higher than their voices, they categorize phones in simple terms.<p>The Samsung Galaxy, is, in an Apple lover's eyes, a big, bad copy of an iPhone.<p>The iPhone, to everyone but an Apple lover, is merely a girlie gadget with all the …

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Leaks hint at Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, Active models

Looks like we might get more than theGalaxy S5from Samsung in the coming weeks.<p>The Korean electronics giant plans to release multiple versions of its flagship smartphone, just like it did with the<p>Galaxy S4,according to a couple Asian sites, earlier noted by BGR.<p>That includes an Active model that's …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: when smaller is better

For the longest time, the prevailing trend with mobile phones was to take last year’s handset and make it smaller. Shave a few millimeters off, shed a couple of grams, and give users the same experience but in a leaner shell. The rise of smartphones and their incessantly improving spec sheets …

After upgrade hiccups, Alcatel will skip Firefox OS 1.2

The Alcatel One Touch Fire, one of the inaugural phones to sport Mozilla's Firefox OS, won't get version 1.2 of the browser-based operating system -- but it will get 1.3.<p>That's the word from Mozilla and Alcatel. And although it's an inauspicious start for the browser-based operating system, it's …

Software

25 years of Madden, the video game that changed football forever

In 2004, my friends and I made a rule: when we played <i>Madden,</i> no one was allowed to be the Atlanta Falcons. With them, you were unstoppable, because quarterback Michael Vick was unstoppable. Thanks to a 95 speed rating and 97 acceleration, he was the best rusher in the league and a near-lock to …

Russian men losing years to vodka

Russian men who down large amounts of vodka have an "extraordinarily" high risk of an early death, a new study says.<p>Researchers tracked about 151,000 adult men in the Russian cities of Barnaul, Byisk and Tomsk from 1999 to 2010. They interviewed them about their drinking habits and, when about …

Amanda Knox 'frightened and saddened' by new guilty verdict

FLORENCE, Italy -- American student<p>Amanda Knoxsaid she was “frightened and saddened” by an Italian court’s decision Thursday to reverse her acquittal in the 2007 killing of her British roommate,Meredith Kercher.<p>"Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system," …

ZTE Altair (Aio Wireless) review: Cheap and easy to use, but meager on features - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The competitively priced <b>ZTE Altair</b> has a straightforward interface, a physical keyboard for easy messaging, and clear in-ear call quality.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Altair's low-res screen is grainy, its camera is mediocre, and its 3G speeds and bare-bones browser delivers a limited Web experience.<p><b>The</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Galaxy S5 leaks: first image sample and model numbers?

Today’s serving of Galaxy S5 rumors and leaks comes courtesy of <i>@evleaks</i> and the folks at <i>Sam Mobile</i>.<p>Starting off with <i>@evleaks</i>, the habitual leaker published what could be the first sample image taken with the Galaxy S5 to surface online. The image above doesn’t tell us more about the S5’s camera …

Nokia Lumia 1320 review: A supersize smartphone that fits your budget - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The wallet-friendly <b>Nokia Lumia 1320</b> is an LTE-capable phone with solid build quality, good performance, and a healthy helping of Nokia's extra software perks.<p><b>The Bad</b> You won't find your dream camera on the Lumia 1320, and storage space is limited.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Steer toward Nokia's Lumia …

Gear & Gadgets

Moto G review: The best budget phone money can buy

The future of Motorola is about to enter a new era, but after carrying the Moto G for the last week or so, one thing became very clear: This phone …

HTC One gets closer to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

HTC One owners are one step closer to taking a bite out of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.<p>HTC's Software Updates page now shows the HTC One as currently being certified by all four major US carriers -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The page also reveals the certification process as the last step …

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