Samsung to unveil massive Galaxy S8 handset

shutterstock samsung Samsung is about to release a version of the S8 with an even bigger screen than the Note 7. According to this leaked spec page, the S8+ will have a 6.2-inch curved screen. That’s about the size of a phone book. The phone is apparently called the S8+ and is said to be a variant of the S8 — sort of like what Apple offers with the iPhone and iPhone Plus. Samsung, always the creative… Read More

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HTC’s $179 unlocked handset is hitting the States this month

HTC Desire 530 The HTC Desire 530 is $ 179 unlocked. That’s the main thing you need to know about it. Everything else about the handset is pretty underwhelming at best – and reviewers haven’t exactly been heaping praise on the thing. But it’s $ 179 unlocked and it’s arriving this month in the States. The company debuted the phone at Mobile World Congress back in February, leading… Read More

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BlackBerry CEO Teases Upcoming QWERTY Handset

blackberry-classic BlackBerry is still rolling and today CEO John Chen announced the upcoming BlackBerry Classic, which seems to be, well, a classic BlackBerry. Details like screen size and battery life were not revealed. All you need to know is that the Classic will have a BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry has never truly given up on phones with physical keyboards. Released in April of 2013, the Q10 was… Read More

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Woah Nelly! Microsoft Not Killing Off The Super Basic Nokia Handset After All

Nokia 130 Last month as well as culling some 12,500 Nokia staff new owner Microsoft took an axe to the Nokia product portfolio, apparently hacking off the entire low end of devices — leaving it to focus entirely on its Windows Phone based Lumia smartphones. However it’s now decided it is in fact committed to the very bottom end of the basic mobile phone portfolio for the long term. Read More

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Huawei Scraps Plan That Would Have Shipped Windows Phone And Android On A Single Handset

Huawei this morning announced that it has changed its mind and will not release a dual-OS handset with both Android and Windows Phone in “the near future.” This is a reversal of its previous strategy to build and sell such a device, with the company indicating that it would go on sale in the second quarter of this year. Read More
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