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Motorola announces budget-friendly Moto E4 with a giant battery

Motorola has announced its new Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus smartphones, the company's budget-friendly handsets for 2017. As the long-established Moto E line faces new threats from emerging brands, Motorola has followed the trend with improved features.

BlackBerry planning two mid-range Android phones for 2016

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said the company will launch two mid-range Android-powered smartphones this year. BlackBerry's first Android device, the premium Priv, has failed to revive the firm's falling sales due to quality issues and a steep price.

BlackBerry abandoning BB10, launching only Android this year

BlackBerry has confirmed it intends to launch only Android smartphones this year, abandoning its own BlackBerry 10 operating system until at least 2017. The company had previously pledged to remain committed to the platform while building Android devices.

Samsung might finally be ready to bring the Note 5 to Europe

When Samsung announced its much-loved flagship phablet for 2015 wouldn't be coming to Europe, it was quickly met with outcry from people forced to buy a Galaxy S6 instead. It now looks like the Note 5 may arrive in Europe early next year though.

Microsoft launches another feature phone, the $55 Nokia 230

Microsoft has launched another Nokia-branded affordable feature phone, showing there is still an audience for devices without touchscreens. The Nokia 230 is aimed primarily at developing markets, featuring a 2.8-inch display and Internet connectivity.

Chinese smartphone survives 20 foot drop without any major damage

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Bluboo dropped its upcoming Xtouch handset 20 feet this week as part of an elaborate publicity stunt to demonstrate the phone's durability. The Xtouch survives intact, with only some case scratching to tell the tale.

Report claims U.S. iPhone usage has crossed 100 million handsets

Over 100 million iPhones are now being actively used in just the U.S., according to a report. Over two thirds of those devices have been sold within the past two years and are iPhone 6 or 6S models.

Walmart is selling a $10 LG smartphone with reasonable specs

It's still difficult to find a decent smartphone when on a restricted budget, especially if you only have $10. However, Walmart is now selling an Android phone for exactly that price and, as a basic handset, it doesn't even look too bad.

BlackBerry 'Vienna' leaked online, company's second Android phone

Images of BlackBerry's next Android phone have leaked online just days after the company officially launched the Priv. Codename 'Vienna' eschews the Priv's physical keyboard for a fixed one beneath the display and shows BlackBerry is committed to Android.

Nexus 5X may take 'upside down photos'

Google's Nexus 5X smartphone may take 'upside down photos', a company engineer has confirmed. There is a rational explanation for the odd behaviour but it hasn’t pleased annoyed owners.

Nexus 6P owners experiencing 'spontaneous glass shattering'

Owners of Google's recently-launched Nexus 6P phablet are reporting incidents of the glass panel on the back of the handset spontaneously shattering during everyday use. Others have even seen the main display crack of its own accord.

$37 iPhone 6S clone already rolling off Chinese production lines

The iPhone 6S is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, particularly in China. However, many consumers are put off by the high price, creating a raging market for cheap knock-off devices including a $37 Android-powered clone on sale now.

The OnePlus X is a budget but 'powerfully beautiful' smartphone

Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has officially taken the wraps off a new budget handset targeted at people who want a premium phone but can't afford a flagship device. The OnePlus X costs only $249 but still boasts a very respectable spec sheet.

BlackBerry values its first Android phone at a pricey $750

An accidental appearance of a page on BlackBerry's website has confirmed the unlocked price of its first ever Android phone to be a substantial $750. The phone's release date is listed as November 16.

90% of Android devices left exposed to critical vulnerabilities

A study has found that almost 90 percent of Android smartphones put users at risk by remaining vulnerable to old security issues. The research calls on manufacturers to do more to push updates to consumers in a timely manner.

iPhone 6S caught in 'batterygate' complaints

Some owners of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are reportedly experiencing major battery life issues. The culprit appears to be the processor which has been discovered to vary between handsets, giving some devices more stamina than others.

Apple announces its faster, pressure-sensitive iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

Apple today unveiled the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in San Francisco. The new phones appear very similar to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that they replace but feature improved internals with a faster processor, better camera and 3D Touch pressure-sensitive display.

OnePlus sells 30,000 smartphones in just 64 seconds

Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has announced that it burnt through all of its available stock for its new flagship handset, the OnePlus Two, after just 64 seconds of the phone going on sale in its home country. It packs $600 features into a $329 device.

The leather-backed LG G4 is here with impressive specs

LG has officially unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone for 2015, the G4. After weeks of embarrassing leaks about the phone on LG's own website that have revealed most details, the powerful device has finally been revealed in London and New York.

Leak reveals LG's leather-clad G4 smartphone in all its colours

A dedicated microsite to the upcoming LG G4 has been uncovered online. On it, the flagship smartphone is pictured in full for the first time and is shown to be something unique and clad in a variety of different colours of leather.

Leak reveals LG's leather-clad G4 smartphone in all its colours

A dedicated microsite to the upcoming LG G4 has been uncovered online. On it, the flagship smartphone is pictured in full for the first time and is shown to be something unique and clad in a variety of different colours of leather.

Five different Samsung Galaxy S6 versions shown off in photo

A new promotional image leaked online has suggested that there could be as many as five distinct versions of Samsung's next-generation flagship handset, the Galaxy S6, including one equipped with the wrap-around Edge display from the Galaxy Note Edge.

HTC One M8 Prime development suspended

The rumoured premium HTC handset, the One M8 Prime, has reportedly been axed. According to noted reliable tipster evleaks, the upper-class successor to the One M7 Max has had its development program "suspended indefinitely."
 

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