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  • Here are the Nominees for NIGERIA Technology Awards 2016
    The nominees for the NIGERIA Technology Awards 2016 has been unveiled and voting commences for the awards. The awards voting process which kick starts from 26th September, 2016, will end on the 31st October, 2016 with a glamorous awards dinner ceremo…
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  • Car Photo Album: The 2017 Honda Civic is awesome
    The 2017 Honda Civic hatchback is all shades of awesome. I especially like the shape of the headlights and the front side. Before we go into specifications and price, see some photos for your viewing pleasure. A view of the 2017 Honda Civic from the…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Sep 16, 12:42am -
  • BLU Life One X2 Specifications & Price
    Remember the $50 smartphone, BLU (the makers) have launched yet another value for money smartphone. This one here is the BLU Life One X2. The phone carries decent specifications, good camera, plenty of storage and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. See the res…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 11:49pm -
  • TECNO Phantom 6 Specifications & Price
    TECNO Phantom 6 is the smaller of the 2016 Phantom twins. It is the smaller of the two and has a 5.5-inch display, while the Phantom 6 Plus sports a 6-inch display. Have a look at the specs, features and price of the Phantom 6 below. Technology GSM:…
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  • Nigeria Smartphone Penetration [September 2016]
    My estimate of Nigeria smartphone penetration as at June 2016 is 22 million. First up, Nigeria smartphone penetration analytics is a troublesome subject. Statistics in this country is a problem. Even for the total population of the country, there are…
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  • These MEA countries have cheap mobile phones, expensive data
    Data is not cheap in Nigeria. You don’t need a soothsayer to tell you that. The trend got better in recent years, mostly because of the competitive pricing by telecom networks. According to a report by McKinsey Global Institute, Nigeria has cheap m…
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  • A Dual Flash Drive connects your phone and PC
    A dual flash drive has a micro-USB connector on one end and a USB connector on the other, making it the perfect device for moving files between your OTG-enabled smartphones and tablets and your PC, laptop or other computer. Let’s say that the dual…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 11:15pm -
  • The story of TECNO Telecom and its rise in Africa
    This is a historical timeline of how TECNO Telecom, a Chinese mobile phone company, began and rose to become Africa’s smartphone giant. The company was established in July 2006 in Hong Kong with its first research and development center in Shanghai…
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  • Infinix Hot 4 Pro Specifications & Features
    Infinix has quietly launched yet another smartphone. This one is a slightly upgraded version of the Infinix Hot 4. The only additions here is an improved camera, and 4G support. We should expect the price to hover around the N40,000 mark. Say hello t…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 9:50am -
  • Illegal deductions thrive on GSM networks despite NCC’s efforts
    Illegal deductions appear to still be the order of the day as fleeced subscribers on GSM mobile networks in Nigeria groan. My ears are full from listening to frustrated, angry subscribers complain about their network operators harassing them with gim…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 5:30am -
  • LeEco Le Pro 3 Specifications and Price
    Chinese brands are muscling their way into the top tier of the Android ecosystem. Today, we have seen lesser known brands like OnePlus, Vivo and LeEco come up with enticing, value for money smartphones. Shaking the Android space, and putting pressure…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 8:33pm -
  • TECNO Phantom 6 Plus Specifications
    This year, TECNO is launching two flagships, the Phantom 6 and the Phantom 6 Plus. Two flagships is the fashionable thing now among the big smartphone brands and TECNO is not playing. Have a look at the specs, features and price of the bigger of the…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 11:06am -
  • Vernee Mars pre-sale: Get yours now at 30% discount
    Everyone loves a good deal. This is why we try to bring you the best smartphone deals available. This time, we bring to your notice the Vernee Mars pre-sale offer. The Mars is a sleek, all-metal 5.5-inch phablet powered by a 2.0 octa-core Helio P10 p…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 8:30am -
  • We put on a VR headset for our first steps in Virtual Reality
    Yesterday at Mobility Arena, we set up an available smartphone for use with our Blitzwolf BW-VR2 VR headset. It was fairly straightforward. Here are the steps to set things up: Install a VR calibration app. In our case, we used Freefly VR. Google’…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 5:52am -
  • Nokia 216 Specifications and Price
    Microsoft has surprised us yet again by launching a Nokia feature phone. Let’s not forget that the company sold off her struggling mobile business. The phone was launched probably because Microsoft stands to sell out millions of units in developing…
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MOBILE TECH NEWS


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  • Hero MotoCorp Launches Achiever 150 Motorcycle, Starting At Rs. 61,800

    Hero MotoCorp Launches Achiever 150 Motorcycle, Starting At Rs. 61,800

    After launching Splendor iSmart 110 in the month of July, the Indian motorcycle leader has launched today Achiever 150. The new Achiever 150 is priced at Rs 61,800/- (Ex-showroom Delhi) for the Drum variant and Rs. 62,800/- (Ex-showroom Delhi) fo…
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  • Hyundai Organized Elite i20 Fun Drive in New Delhi

    Hyundai Organized Elite i20 Fun Drive in New Delhi

    Hyundai Motor organized Family Fun Drive 2016’ for Elite i20 customers in New Delhi on Sunday, 25th September, 2016 under ‘Experience Hyundai’ programme. This drive was undertaken by 80 Hyundai family members in their Elite i20. The drive was f…
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  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3700 All-in-One Printers, Launched At Rs. 7,176

    HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3700 All-in-One Printers, Launched At Rs. 7,176

      HP has launched today world’s smallest All-in-One inkjet printers for SOHO segment in India at an attractive price point of Rs. 7,176. Besides being compact, the HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3700 All-in-One Printers is light, trendy and comes in vi…
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  • Micromax Canvas 5 Lite With 4G VoLTE Support, Launched At Rs. 6,499

    Micromax Canvas 5 Lite With 4G VoLTE Support, Launched At Rs. 6,499

    Micromax has added one more budget smartphone to its portfolio by launching the Canvas 5 Lite which supports 4G. Priced at Rs. 6,499 this phone is exclusviely available at Snapdeal in slate grey color. The Canvas 5 lite sports a stylish leather back…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Sep 16, 5:37am -
  • Pacific Mall Organises AUTO ARCADE – Auto Exhibition Of Trendiest Cars & Bikes

    Pacific Mall Organises AUTO ARCADE – Auto Exhibition Of Trendiest Cars & Bikes

    Pacific Mall located at Tagore Garden in West Delhi, in association with ‘Mint iMC’ is organising an ‘AUTO ARCADE’ – The Newest, Widest & Trendiest Auto Exhibition in Delhi from 23th to 25th September. In this exhibition, the latest cars…
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  • Alcatel PIXI 4 With 4G Support, Marshmallow OS, Launched At Rs. 4,999

    Alcatel PIXI 4 With 4G Support, Marshmallow OS, Launched At Rs. 4,999

    Alcatel OneTouch has launched PIXI 4 smartphone with 4G support at an affordable price of Rs. 4,999. Alcatel PIXI 4 is available exclusively on Flipkart. The PIXI 4 features a 5 inch FWVGA display with 854×480pixels resolution. It is packed with Q…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 11:49am -
  • Airtel Announces Special 4G Data Pack With Free Data For 90 Days

    Airtel Announces Special 4G Data Pack With Free Data For 90 Days

    Airtel has today announced the launch of a special 4G data pack that offers free data for 90 days. This pack is available for Rs.1495 for existing users and new users can avail this offer via first recharge of Rs.1494. In other words, the users of th…
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CRAZIEST GADGETS


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GADGETS AND GIZMOS


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  • The Galaxy Note 7 Recall Problems

    The Galaxy Note 7 Recall Problems

    The attempts by Samsung to sort out the Galaxy Note 7 recall issues have seen one of their top executives try to allow customer fears. Tim Baxter is the President and COO of Samsung America. He came out to say that the new, improved Galaxy Note 7 cou…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 5:57pm -
  • New Laptop Battery Could Last for 4 Centuries

    New Laptop Battery Could Last for 4 Centuries

    Researchers at the University of California, Irvine claim to have discovered by accident a laptop battery that could last for centuries without packing up. In fact, the new nanobattery managed to carry on after 200,000 charge cycles over three months…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 1:48pm -
  • Android 7.0 Nougat Is Ready to Go

    Android 7.0 Nougat Is Ready to Go

    After months of rumours and leaks, the new Android 7.0 Nougat is finally ready to hit our phones and tablets. The basic details of the new version of the operating system haven’t changed since we first heard all about it a few months ago. This mean…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Sep 16, 5:31pm -
  • Fitbit Charge 2 Set to Hit the Shops

    Fitbit Charge 2 Set to Hit the Shops

    The success of previous Fitbit models has seen the new Fitbit Charge 2 added to the range. This is the successor to the Charge HR and includes some interesting enhancements. For a start, the Charge 2 has a bigger screen then its predecessor. In fact,…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 16, 5:52pm -
  • iPhone 7 Details Finally Released

    iPhone 7 Details Finally Released

    The world has been waiting a long, long time for the iPhone 7, doesn’t it seem? Well, the wait is finally almost over. However, at the time of writing there is still a degree of uncertainty over when exactly the brand new iPhone model will be made…
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  • Google Nexus Sailfish and Marlin Phones Leaked

    Google Nexus Sailfish and Marlin Phones Leaked

    Among the most eagerly awaited gadgets this year are the new Google Nexus Sailfish and Marlin designs. The recent released of apparently leaked photos of these devices show us what to expect, assuming that they are genuine photos. It has been suggest…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Sep 16, 8:07pm -
  • The Virgin Media v6 Ultra HD TiVo Box Unveiled

    The Virgin Media v6 Ultra HD TiVo Box Unveiled

    Dedicated TV fans will be happy to see that the brand new Virgin Media 4k box has finally been unveiled. The current version of the TiVo box has been around for the last 5 years or so, with the new model expected to be out sometime soon. It certainly…
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  • Tiny Gadget Makes Water Safe to Drink in Just 20 Minutes

    Tiny Gadget Makes Water Safe to Drink in Just 20 Minutes

    Getting access to clean and safe drinking water is a big problem for millions of people around the world, as well as for adventurers who like to get off the beaten track. Apart from boiling the water for a long time, the most popular way of killing t…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 7:43pm -
  • The Huawei P9 Release Details

    The Huawei P9 Release Details

    The release of the new Huawei P9 is notable for one thing more than anything else; the innovative and interesting camera setup that it features. The phone itself is good looking and the impressive battery life is a bonus worth considering. However, i…
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  • Xbox One S Details and Review

    Xbox One S Details and Review

    The release of a new Xbox model is pretty big news at any time. The release of the exciting new Xbox One S is definitely an event that it is worth taking some time to look at. The most noticeable difference with older models is that this new console…
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  • If Google buys Twitter, there’s a perfect spot for it in YouTube

    If Google buys Twitter, there’s a perfect spot for it in YouTube

     If you combined the fastest and slowest types of social media, the result could be both must-see and never-forgotten. YouTube lacks short-form, frequently updated content, but is synonymous with video and that popularity brings in lucrative ads. T…
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  • AppLovin is selling a majority stake to Orient Hontai Capital for $1.4B

    AppLovin is selling a majority stake to Orient Hontai Capital for $1.4B

     Mobile ad startup AppLovin announced today it has agreed to sell a majority stake of the company to Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital for $1.4 billion.We first reported that AppLovin was in talks with a Chinese company for a $1.5 b…
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  • Google said to debut Android/Chrome OS hybrid on tablet, convertible notebook

    Google said to debut Android/Chrome OS hybrid on tablet, convertible notebook

     Google is planning hybrid devices that run both Android and Chrome OS, including one convertible laptop, and one Huawei Nexus-branded tablet, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The report backs up another from Android Police today that says…
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  • Square hopes to ease the EMV transition with faster transaction times

    Square hopes to ease the EMV transition with faster transaction times

     You’ve likely seen the headlines about consumer frustration with the transition to EMV payment cards in the U.S., most of which centers around how long the payments take versus good old-fashioned swiping. Those of us living in countries where EMV…
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  • Google embraces the log-in, leaving cookies behind in new advertising updates

    Google embraces the log-in, leaving cookies behind in new advertising updates

     Google has been focusing for years on finding better ways to track and measure ads as we switch from one device to another to consume media like TV, music or written articles like this one. And now, to coincide with Ad Week in New York this we…
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  • 🎶 Can’t wear Snap sunglasses at night 🎶

    🎶 Can’t wear Snap sunglasses at night 🎶

     Unless you plan on bumping into stuff, don’t expect to record after-dark concerts and parties on your Snap Inc Spectacles. The company formerly known as Snapchat (they really should have just changed it to the  emoji, Prince-style) confirms to m…
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  • The hopes and headaches of Snapchat’s glasses

    The hopes and headaches of Snapchat’s glasses

     Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma. Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face. Can Snapchat show off the masterful marketing and smooth execut…
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  • Taking a swing for the Grammys with the new Lip Sync Battle app

    Taking a swing for the Grammys with the new Lip Sync Battle app

     The art of the lip sync has had a profound impact on the state of our…ok no, but dammit is lip synching fun. For those of you locked in a Faraday cage, pretending to sing has become all the rage these days. You have Michelle Obama doing it for C…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 16, 7:01pm -
  • Hands-on with Pictar, which adds buttons and wheels to your iPhone camera

    Hands-on with Pictar, which adds buttons and wheels to your iPhone camera

     There’s no denying that your smartphone’s camera is getting better and better for every generation, but what’s a poor photography nerd to do about controllability? Miggo’s Kickstarter-funded Pictar is shipping soon, and might be just the th…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Sep 16, 12:35pm -
  • Leica and Huawei express their love for each other with a joint research lab

    Leica and Huawei express their love for each other with a joint research lab

     Before the iPhone 7 made dual lenses cool… no, scratch that, Huawei and Leica made it cool first (and plenty others made it dorky). The result of their collaboration, the P9, has sold well enough that the two companies are taking their relationsh…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 9:05pm -
  • The biggest problem with Snapchat’s geofilter product

    The biggest problem with Snapchat’s geofilter product

     Snapchat’s current geofilter product is a nightmare for event managers, brands, and any commercial business because anyone can coat-tail or hijack the space. Let’s say you’re holding a political rally at City Hall, and you want to buy a geofi…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 7:21pm -
  • Microsoft’s Bing mobile apps get support for Google’s AMP

    Microsoft’s Bing mobile apps get support for Google’s AMP

     Bing, the search engine Microsoft pays you to use, is jumping on the AMP bandwagon. The open source AMP format is essentially Google’s version of Facebook’s Instant Articles and its stripped down format, which in some ways goes back to the ea…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 3:57pm -
  • Apple’s iMessage App Store already has over 1,650 apps, majority are sticker packs

    Apple’s iMessage App Store already has over 1,650 apps, majority are sticker packs

     In just over a week, Apple’s iMessage App Store has grown to over 1,650 applications and sticker packs – more than the original iPhone had at launch as well as the 1,000 total that were ready for iPad at the time of its debut, but far less tha…
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  • iHeartRadio will launch two paid, on-demand music services

    iHeartRadio will launch two paid, on-demand music services

     iHeartRadio could be getting more competitive with on-demand music services like Apple Music and Spotify next year. Launched by the radio and media company Clear Channel (which has since rebranded as iHeartMedia), iHeartRadio gives users the abilit…
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  • Driver’s ed app Aceable raises $4 million

    Driver’s ed app Aceable raises $4 million

     Although self-driving vehicles feel like a near future reality, people still need driver’s licenses to get around independently in cars today. Now, an Austin, Texas startup called Aceable has raised $4 million in Series A funding to deliver drive…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 11:28am -
  • SGN becomes Jam City and announces a new Peanuts game

    SGN becomes Jam City and announces a new Peanuts game

     Mobile gaming company SGN announced today that it has a new name, Jam City.This isn’t the first time the company has rebranded — it was called MindJolt before acquiring SGN and then taking on the name in 2012.The change may be an inevitable r…
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  • Samsung says half of recalled Note 7s in the US have been exchanged – mostly for new Note 7s

    Samsung says half of recalled Note 7s in the US have been exchanged – mostly for new Note 7s

     In case you were wondering when you’ll stop receiving those “please turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7” warnings before takeoff, well, we’re halfway there. Samsung announced today that “about half” of the affected phones — they mean…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 1:32am -
  • Instacart raises guaranteed delivery payout rates, removing tipping option

    Instacart raises guaranteed delivery payout rates, removing tipping option

     Instacart COO Ravi Gupta will say that a bad day working in the on-demand economy can be plenty demoralizing even if offset by good well-paid days, and Instacart is going to be making some changes in order to even things out. Today, the company sai…
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  • Facebook enlists developers to outdo Snapchat’s filters with Profile Expression Kit

    Facebook enlists developers to outdo Snapchat’s filters with Profile Expression Kit

     Facebook sees 30 million updates to profiles each day, but it can’t build every tool to keep your photos and videos interesting. So today it’s globally rolling out its Profile Expression Kit to all developers. This makes it easy to add media li…
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  • Facebook Messenger adds group chat Polls and AI payment suggestions

    Facebook Messenger adds group chat Polls and AI payment suggestions

     Facebook’s chat app wants to help you and your friends decide where to go for dinner or what movie to see, then use machine learning to remind you to pay them back. Today Messenger users on iOS and Android in the US get two new features which cou…
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  • NewSamsung's high-end Android clamshell spotted on GFXBench, specs revealed

    Samsung's high-end Android clamshell spotted on GFXBench, specs revealed

    We've been showing you quite a few leaked pictures of the unannounced Samsung SM-W2017. This is a high-end Android powered clamshell for those who love the form factor, but want some of the modern features of a high-end smartphone. For example, this…
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  • You can now customize the Android navigation bar (no root required)

    You can now customize the Android navigation bar (no root required)

    We recently learned that Android Nougat has a neat trick up its sleeve that could open the door to customization of the virtual navigation bar. Though said feature is not yet ready for prime time, it's clear that this particular part of the Android…
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  • BlackBerry Argon aka DTEK60 is now FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance certified

    BlackBerry Argon aka DTEK60 is now FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance certified

    Nearly a week ago, we told you about leaked specs for BlackBerry's next handset, the DTEK60. The FCC has certified the phone with a model number of BBA1001. The Wi-Fi Alliance lists the handset as both the BBA100-1, BBA100-2 and the DTEK60. The unit…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 11:24pm -
  • New Google Pixel photo seemingly reveals the phone's Android 7.1 Nougat UI

    New Google Pixel photo seemingly reveals the phone's Android 7.1 Nougat UI

    While Google has already made it pretty clear that it's going to announce new smartphones next week, on October 4, it didn't provide any details on the upcoming devices. Nevertheless, we've already heard that there should be two handsets unveiled nex…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 10:39pm -
  • Lenovo lays off more than half of its remaining Motorola workforce (UPDATE)

    Lenovo lays off more than half of its remaining Motorola workforce (UPDATE)

    Update: Lenovo has officially announced the lay-off in a strategic shift to keep Moto competitive. Motorola has also reached out to us with an official press statement, which refutes suggestions that remaining staff would be moved away from the Motor…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 9:58pm -
  • Vernee to be first with phones powered by the Helio X30 and Snapdragon 830 chipsets?

    Vernee to be first with phones powered by the Helio X30 and Snapdragon 830 chipsets?

    Earlier today, we told you that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vernee had introduced its latest handset, the Vernee Mars. Now comes a report that says the little known smartphone manufacturer will be the first to offer handsets powered by both the S…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 9:33pm -
  • Samsung patents new S Pen for Galaxy Note with in-built speaker

    Samsung patents new S Pen for Galaxy Note with in-built speaker

    Patents, while never definitive, often provide a decent barometer of where a company may headed with upcoming products. It's pretty safe to assume that despite its Note 7 woes, Samsung much-loved phablet line and its iconic S Pen will be sticking aro…
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to star in aggressive marketing campaign for an October 7th re-launch in India?

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to star in aggressive marketing campaign for an October 7th re-launch in India?

    Samsung has a big challenge ahead. Now that it has manufactured new versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with a new battery that won't be so quick to explod, the company faces a conundrum. How do you promote a product to consumers that has become sy…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 8:27pm -
  • John Chen says BlackBerry targets are being met despite potential hardware closure

    John Chen says BlackBerry targets are being met despite potential hardware closure

    Once the cream of the smartphone crop, BlackBerry has had it pretty tough these past few years. While its hardware division continues to struggle amid a looming closure, John Chen believes he's two-thirds of the way towards meeting his target of chan…
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  • Case maker showcases Pixel XL in a variety of suits

    Case maker showcases Pixel XL in a variety of suits

    With Google's special event slated for October 4th, we already have a decent idea of what to expect with regards to the Pixel and Pixel XL. Both have been leaked ad nauseam, and a new sighting offers an idea of how the Pixel XL may look when suited u…
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  • Microsoft Surface Phone concept sports a 6-inch display and elegant design

    Microsoft Surface Phone concept sports a 6-inch display and elegant design

    Talk of Microsoft's Surface Phone has been on-off for the past few years. Redmond's struggles in the smartphone arena have been well documented, and it remains to be seen whether the rumors of an assault on the high-end handset market will ever mater…
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  • Did you know: Nokia's Snake is not the world's first mobile game

    Did you know: Nokia's Snake is not the world's first mobile game

    Mobile gaming is one of the biggest slices of the entertainment industry, but it wasn't always like that. In fact, the mobile gaming phenomenon has taken a major boost in the last 5-6 years when major companies like EA, Gameloft and others took an in…
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  • Best new Android and iPhone apps (September 20th - September 26th)

    Best new Android and iPhone apps (September 20th - September 26th)

    It's been a week since we checked the Play Store and App Store for new apps and, sure enough, there's yet another heap of hundreds of new releases to comb through! Well, we dove in straight away and dug out some apps that caught our eye, as we do eve…
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  • HD Voice now available for Verizon's pre-paid customers

    HD Voice now available for Verizon's pre-paid customers

    There is no more stigma associated with using a pre-paid wireless plan. These days, pre-paid customers get some of the best deals on cellular and data service. And some pre-paid carriers give subscribers the opportunity to purchase high-end handsets.…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 4:53pm -
  • Andromeda to launch on 7-inch Google-Huawei 'Nexus' tablet

    Andromeda to launch on 7-inch Google-Huawei 'Nexus' tablet

    With Google well and truly at the forefront of the rumor mill, the updates are arriving thick and fast. A short while ago, we heard that the company's Andromeda OS could be targeted at 2-in-1 hybrid slabs, with a 12-inch 'Pixel 3' apparently in the w…
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  • Google 'Pixel 3' codenamed 'Bison' to be powered by Andromeda OS

    Google 'Pixel 3' codenamed 'Bison' to be powered by Andromeda OS

    A suggestion by Android lead Hiroshi Lockheimer about the upcoming October 4th event has sparked all manner of chit-chat about Google's so-called Andromeda OS. The long-awaited marriage of Android and Chrome OS, which has apparently been tested on th…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 4:14pm -
  • Xiaomi leak suggests third device alongside Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus

    Xiaomi leak suggests third device alongside Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus

    The past weekend has been rather fruitful for those seeking news on Xiaomi's upcoming products. In particular the high-end Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, of which we've seen images, retail packaging and more. Now, a last-minute leak ahead of the purported Sep…
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  • Alcatel Pixi 4 Plus Power features a 5000 mAh battery, should be really cheap

    Alcatel Pixi 4 Plus Power features a 5000 mAh battery, should be really cheap

    Alcatel recently unveiled a brand new smartphone that's included in the company's Pixi series of devices. Called Alcatel Pixi 4 Plus Power, the new handset is interesting because it's got a very generous 5,000 mAh battery inside. According to Alcatel…
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 2:50pm -
  • Huawei honor 6X is coming; dual-camera, metallic device set to launch in October

    Huawei honor 6X is coming; dual-camera, metallic device set to launch in October

    A couple of weeks ago, a device from Huawei sub-brand honor gained the TENAA nod of approval in China. Known as the honor 6X, the certification gave us a glimpse of the handset sans the specs, but we're expecting a reasonable bump on the honor 5X's m…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 2:08pm -
  • A touch of elegance: here are the top 6 best iPhone 7 leather cases!

    A touch of elegance: here are the top 6 best iPhone 7 leather cases!

    Join us as we round up the best iPhone 7 leather cases currently available in the United States. Before heading on to discussing the best iPhone 7 leather cases, let’s first talk about the advantages that leather cases have to offer compared to ru…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 1:52pm -
  • Google Pixel XL and Pixel (née Nexus Sailfish and Marlin) rumor review: design, specs, features, release date

    Google Pixel XL and Pixel (née Nexus Sailfish and Marlin) rumor review: design, specs, features, release date

    Each and every year, die-hard Android fans are waiting for one thing, and one thing only - the release of that year's Nexus lineup. Indeed, many die-hard fans consider Nexus devices to be the hardware paragons of the whole idea behind the "Android ex…
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 12:43pm -
  • Looking for Bluetooth earbuds? The water-resistant FresheBuds are just $39.95 right now

    Looking for Bluetooth earbuds? The water-resistant FresheBuds are just $39.95 right now

    This post is part of a promotional series of tech deals through our partnership with StackCommerce. PhoneArena does not necessarily endorse the products on offer. ProductRetailerItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresFresheBuds Pro Magnetic Bluetoot…
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 11:34am -
  • 5 of the best Android and iOS apps for making electronic music

    5 of the best Android and iOS apps for making electronic music

    Today, you are able to make electronic music anywhere, on every smart device. Be it a full-fledged production studio or a fun synthesizer to bang out some chords on, Android and iOS have you covered. The five apps we're going to show you are availabl…
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 11:24am -
  • Vernee Mars is now official: 5.5" FHD display, stock Android Marshmallow, ultra affordable price

    Vernee Mars is now official: 5.5" FHD display, stock Android Marshmallow, ultra affordable price

    This story is sponsored by Vernee. PhoneArena's opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!Disclaimer While quality comes at a price, there's no denying that nobody wants to spend a whole fortune on a smartphone. Fortunately, this is…
    - 17 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 10:37am -
  • The Typist tests how fast you can type on your smartphone

    The Typist tests how fast you can type on your smartphone

    Ever wondered how fast are you typing words on that phone keyboard?If you're an avid texter, chances are that you have developed some fast-typing skills that will make you a worthy contender in a typing competition.The Typist for Android is exactly t…
    - 18 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 9:39am -
  • How to take a screenshot on Apple's iPhone 7

    How to take a screenshot on Apple's iPhone 7

    The Apple iPhone 7 comes with a brand new Home button that no longer physically clicks: you might not have even noticed, though, as it still gives a very solid feedback that mimics the feeling of a physical click. Turn off the phone, though, and you…
    - 19 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 9:05am -
  • New Chromecast Ultra price may be $69, the Home hub could undercut Amazon Echo

    New Chromecast Ultra price may be $69, the Home hub could undercut Amazon Echo

    Google didn't keep its ambitions to jump head first in the connected home race much of a secret. After buying Nest, it announced as far back as Google I/O in May that it will have a Home connected device, similar to Amazon's Echo, on the market soon.…
    - 19 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 8:22am -
  • Gresso's Black Diamond-encrusted luxury iPhone 7 costs just $500,000

    Gresso's Black Diamond-encrusted luxury iPhone 7 costs just $500,000

    Gresso is a luxury brand that loves to decorate high-end smartphones and accessories with a tasteful amount of jewelry. Its latest offering is the iPhone 7 Black Diamond collection, which comprises three black iPhone 7 handsets worth $500,000 each. T…
    - 21 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 6:55am -
  • Samsung Galaxy C9 hits Geekbench with 6GB of RAM

    Samsung Galaxy C9 hits Geekbench with 6GB of RAM

    Just a few days ago, the Samsung Galaxy C9 appeared on Indian import-export site Zauba. The listing revealed that the size of the screen on the unit is 6-inches. Today, the Galaxy C9 made an appearance on Geekbench, powered by the Snapdragon 652 chip…
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  • Sony opens registrations for Android Nougat Beta program, but only for Xperia X Performance

    Sony opens registrations for Android Nougat Beta program, but only for Xperia X Performance

    If you've been rocking an Xperia high-end smartphone for the last couple of years then you probably know that Sony runs an Android beta program where it tests the software on a limited number of devices before making it available for the general publ…
    - 23 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 4:44am -
  • Best stylish cases for Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

    Best stylish cases for Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

    People buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge not just for its features, but quite often also because this is a very attractive device - thanks in no small part to its dual curve display. Many S7 edge owners may be reluctant to purchase a protective case fo…
    - 24 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 4:09am -
  • Ming Chi-Kuo says Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will sell fewer units than last year's models

    Ming Chi-Kuo says Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will sell fewer units than last year's models

    KGI Securities' Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is known for his amazingly accurate calls on all things Apple. Kuo seems to know in advance exactly what new features Apple is planning on adding to the next iPhone or iPad. The latest note that the analyst…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Sep 16, 2:55am -
  • Google testing 'Andromeda' Android-Chrome OS hybrid on Nexus 9

    Google testing 'Andromeda' Android-Chrome OS hybrid on Nexus 9

    Google's upcoming media event on October 4th is expected to play host to the HTC-made Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Interesting developments over this weekend have the blogopshere touting the Big G's fabled Android-Chrome OS hybrid, codenamed 'Andr…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Sep 16, 1:04am -
  • First physical Apple Store in Mexico opens its doors

    First physical Apple Store in Mexico opens its doors

    Apple opened its very first physical Apple Store in Mexico yesterday.  A tweet from Apple CEO Tim Cook said, "¡Gracias México por recibirnos!" Translated, Cook's missive read, "Thanks for welcoming us, Mexico!" While the store opened on Saturday,…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 11:02pm -
  • HTC Ocean Note, Ocean Smart and Ocean Master smartphones in the works

    HTC Ocean Note, Ocean Smart and Ocean Master smartphones in the works

    Last week, HTC's intriguing 'Ocean' concept was leaked by one of the firm's own designers. Packing a touch-sensitive frame dubbed Sense Touch, the clip of the device and its special feature certainly piqued our interest. Now, of course, the rumor mi…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 10:42pm -
  • FIFA 17 companion app rolls out for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

    FIFA 17 companion app rolls out for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

    Every soccer football fan knows that this period of the year is FIFA time. EA Sports, to its credit, has rolled out a proper mobile version of FIFA 17 after years of half-baked efforts for the touch-based environment. Even though mobile gaming as co…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 10:05pm -
  • Pokemon GO updated with new location feature, many bug fixes

    Pokemon GO updated with new location feature, many bug fixes

    Developer Niantic recently announced a new update is available for its Pokemon GO application on both the Android and iOS platforms. Aside from one new feature and some improvements for the Pokemon GO Plus accessory, the update also includes some lon…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 8:24pm -
  • HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle not coming to the U.S. and Canada

    HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle not coming to the U.S. and Canada

    Officially unveiled less than a week ago, the new HTC Desire 10 lineup is unlikely to hit shelves in the United States or Canada. Although there will be ways to purchase either of the two smartphones in these countries, they won't be available throug…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 7:45pm -
  • Sony Xperia X Compact now on sale for $499.99

    Sony Xperia X Compact now on sale for $499.99

    Right on cue, the Sony Xperia X Compact is now available to purchase for a cent shy of $500 in either black, white or blue color configurations. The device belongs to the broad category of sub-flagship handsets, and is aimed primarily towards those w…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 7:41pm -
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus leaks galore; image of phone, box and promotional poster are here

    Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus leaks galore; image of phone, box and promotional poster are here

    We told you to expect more leaks pertaining to the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus with the unveiling of both phones reportedly coming on September 27th. We have just taken a look at a multitude of new images and leaks including a promotional post…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 7:15pm -
  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus coming to MetroPCS, but limited quantities available

    iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus coming to MetroPCS, but limited quantities available

    Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are in high demand in the United States, which is why many customers have had their orders delayed for a couple of days, some even for a few weeks.But that's no reason for a carrier like MetroPCS to not stock th…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 7:15pm -
  • Microsoft confirms Boss Update for Minecraft Pocket Edition drops on October 18, includes Add-Ons

    Microsoft confirms Boss Update for Minecraft Pocket Edition drops on October 18, includes Add-Ons

    Minecraft fans are probably anxious to get their hands on the latest update promised by developer Mojang. We reported less than a month ago about the important Boss Update, which is supposed to arrive on Windows 10 and Pocket Editions of the Minecraf…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 6:35pm -
  • Xiaomi teases ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for the Mi 5s; Force Touch screen confirmed

    Xiaomi teases ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for the Mi 5s; Force Touch screen confirmed

    On September 27th, Xiaomi is expected to unveil the highly spec'd Xiaomi Mi 5s (and possibly the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus). A new teaser released by Xiaomi confirms that the handset will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID. This is the ultrasonic fingerp…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 5:45pm -
  • Apple releases the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 30 more countries

    Apple releases the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 30 more countries

    The Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus were launched in 30 more countries this weekend, adding to the 24 countries that received the devices in the first wave of their release. That was back on September 16th. The countries in the second wave inc…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 4:10pm -
  • MediaTek unveils Helio P20, P25 and X30 mobile SoCs

    MediaTek unveils Helio P20, P25 and X30 mobile SoCs

    MediaTek has officially unveiled two new upper-mid-range mobile chipsets in the Helio P20 and P25, along with a new high-end SoC in the oft-rumored Helio X30.The P20, which looks set do adorn devices like the UMi Plus Extreme Edition, is an octa-cor…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 16, 4:08pm -
  • Google Allo exceeds 1 million Android downloads

    Google Allo exceeds 1 million Android downloads

    As you may have heard, Google's new Allo chat app launched earlier this week. Despite a generally mixed response and concerns over privacy, the new IM service has achieved plenty of installs, having already passed the million mark on the Play Store.…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Sep 16, 2:57pm -
  • Matte white iPhone 7 Plus concept offers a possible glimpse of the future

    Matte white iPhone 7 Plus concept offers a possible glimpse of the future

    Apple has brought two new colors to the fore with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- matte Black and the shiny Jet Black flavor. The matte finish, admittedly, is not too dissimilar to the Space Gray of old, though it's been a while since Cupertino has offere…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Sep 16, 2:21pm -
  • Samsung postpones new, safe Galaxy Note 7 sales in South Korea by three days

    Samsung postpones new, safe Galaxy Note 7 sales in South Korea by three days

    We reported a few days ago that a governmental agency asked Samsung to delay the refund or exchange for the Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea. Well, it looks like the handset maker positively responded to the request and announced it will not yet resume s…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Sep 16, 10:40am -
  • Snapchat changes corporate name, introduces new video recording sunglasses

    Snapchat changes corporate name, introduces new video recording sunglasses

    Some big changes were announced by Snapchat on Saturday. First, the company is changing its corporate name to Snap, Inc. While the name of the parent company is being shortened, the messaging app itself will continue to be called Snapchat. The reason…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Sep 16, 5:28am -
  • Man takes selfie with Python, ends up getting bit on the shoulder

    Man takes selfie with Python, ends up getting bit on the shoulder

    Folks, animals and selfies do not mix. We thought that we proved that last year when we told you about Todd Fassler, who had discovered a rattlesnake in the wild and kept it for one year. One day he decided that it would be a great idea to take a sel…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Sep 16, 3:15am -