Flashback Htc Hd2 Was The Best Windows Mobile Phone But It Toured Other Oses Too

Few phones are so impressive that we still remember them fondly a decade after their release. And the HTC HD2 really is one of these all-time greats. This was HTC at its peak, it designed a powerhouse that became the focal point of a vibrant developer community. The HD2 was the first-ever Windows Mobile device to have a capacitive screen. It ran WM6.5, which was still designed with a stylus in mind, so HTC had to step in and replace as much of the user interface as possible. The Sense Home tab • The People tab • The Messages tab • The Email tab • Photos and videos...

Weekly Poll Is The Xiaomi Mi A3 Worth 250

Xiaomi may launch new phones pretty frequently, but its Android One series sees a new release only once a year. The Xiaomi Mi A3 is what we got after 12 months of waiting and watching smartphone tech improve at breakneck pace. It's launching at the same price as the Mi A2 a year before it, €250, and it brings several important upgrades. The new triple camera has a large 48MP main sensor, it ditches the useless 20MP cam in favor of an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and adds a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera gets a bump in resolution too at 32MP. The Xiaomi Mi A3 also comes with a...

Weekly Poll Results Brand Loyalty Is Important But Its Not Everything

One in three voters in last week's poll have a favorite brand and put their trust in it when buying a new phone. However, two in three people are not as attached and prioritize the quality of the product over loyalty to the brand. Among them, most prefer to do their research for each upgrade. The rest look at the offerings of their favorite brand first, but aren't afraid to switch to a new vendor if something better comes along. Okay, those are the numbers rounded up - there's actually a small group of people (8%) that love trying new things and jump between brands in the name of...

Zte Nubia Red Magic 3 In For Review Ask Us Anything

Another day, another gaming smartphone on our doorstep. The ZTE subsidiary nubia introduced the Red Magic 3 with promising specs, and we finally got a chance to see if it delivers on those promises. This time we will do our quick welcoming post with a twist - instead of making you wait until the review to get your questions answered we'll do that on Tuesday. So anything you want to know about the Red Magic 3 - just ask in the comments section below. The phone's body carries the familiar gaming aesthetics, completed with an RGB LED strip that you can customize in a number of ways....

Nokia 62 And 72 Could Be Arriving As Early As August

We've heard some legit rumors about the Nokia 6.2 so far and almost nothing about the Nokia 7.2, but we do know one thing for sure - they are going to share a release date. So far, various rumors and reports claim that the two handsets should come out towards the end of August or at the beginning of September. But according to to Nokiapoweruser, we are most probably looking at an August release date. And given that HMD Global rushed to certify a bunch of phones for Russia and India, an August announcement doesn't seem all that unlikely. Source

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Price Cut India

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) launched last April has received another price cut in India. The 3GB/32GB variant now costs INR7,999 ($115/€105) while the 4GB/64GB version costs INR1,000 ($15/€10) more. The top-end model, with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, is now priced at INR11,999 ($175/€155). You can purchase the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) at the reduced price from Flipkart. Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) The ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is built around a 6" FHD+ display and has Snapdragon 636 SoC under the hood. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and packs a 5,000 mAh battery which...

Nokia 9 Pureview 81 71 And 61 Get A Big Discount In Europe

Four Nokia smartphones are getting significant price cuts in Germany and the UK - the Nokia 9 PureView, 8.1, 7.1 and 6.1. However, only the first three are discounted in Germany while all four can be found at a lower price in the UK. The Nokia 9.1 PureView can be purchased for €530 in Germany while Nokia 8.1 is currently priced at €316 and, of course, the Nokia 7.1 is the most affordable option selling for €181. Nokia 9 PureView Nokia 8.1 Nokia 7.1 And if you are located in the UK, you can grab the PureView for £450, the 8.1 goes for £280 and the 7.1 now asks £172. The...

Motorola Moto G7 Power Usd 50 Best Buy

The Moto G7 Power 3GB/32GB variant which is sold at $249.99 in the US is currently available for as low as $49.99 at Best Buy. You can get the Moto G7 Power at this price by activating it on a new Verizon line. But, if you don't want to get a new Verizon line and activate it on an existing one, the G7 Power will cost you $149.99. That said, activating the G7 Power on other carriers like Sprint and AT&T will cost you $99.99 and $149.99, respectively. And, if you activate the service later, you will have to shell out $199.99 for the phone. The Moto G7 Power was announced in...

Google Pixel 4 Pictured In New Renders Screen Protectors Confirm The Design

We now have some detailed renders of the smaller pixel, once again courtesy of @OnLeaks after posting a batch of images of the Pixel 4 XL earlier this month. The new renders are all about the regular Pixel 4, but there are a couple that give us a perspective of how bigger the XL would be. Google Pixel 4 renders As you can see, there's not much of a difference between the two - the vanilla Pixel 4 is just a smaller version of the Pixel 4 XL and there are no cutouts or holes for the front-facing cameras. The renders, of course, are based on rumors and the available intel so far....

Oppo Reno 5g And Rx17 Neo Giveaway

The Oppo Reno 10x zoom is mentioned no less than three times in our latest smartphone buyer's guide. First, it got the nod for its impressive camera (one of only two with 5x optical zoom), then for its class-leading battery life (107h Endurance) and fast charging and, finally, as one of the best flagships so far this year. We have one unit to give away and we should mention that it's the 5G version - the Oppo Reno 5G. It has the same specs, but if you happen to live in the UK it will give you the opportunity to test drive the budding next generation mobile networks. Those outside...

Samsung Galaxy Fold Passes All Testing With Flying Colors Relaunch Imminent

It's going to be a busy August for Samsung with the Galaxy Note10 launch nearing and preparing the re-launch of Galaxy Fold. Yes, you read that right - the most recent report claims that Samsung is ready to launch its foldable handset. According to experts and unnamed inside sources, the Korean tech giant has revamped the hinge and screen design and tested the device, which in turn passed with flying colors. Just some finishing touches are needed before the launch. However, a July launch still seems like a less likely scenario, but given the new rumor, things are looking good for an...

Motorola P50 China Sale Price

The Motorola P50 is now on sale in China. It comes in 6GB/128GB memory configuration and costs CNY2,499 ($365/€325). It's offered in Blue and Bronze colors and can be purchased from the company's online store. The P50 is a re-branded One Vision for the Chinese market running Android Pie-based ZUI 11 instead of stock Android. Motorola P50 in Bronze and Blue colors Specifications of the Motorola P50 include an Exynos 9609 SoC, a 6.3" 21:9 FHD+ display, and a 3,500 mAh battery drawing power from a USB-C port. For photography, the smartphone has a 25MP selfie camera sitting...

Theres A Petition To Reduce Redmi K20s Price In India

Just a couple of days ago, Redmi finally released the much-awaited Redmi K20 and K20 Pro phones in India with aggressive pricing and great specs but it appears that there are still some Android fans who are not too keen on the pricing. A petition on Change.org has popped up asking Redmi to lower its price of the Redmi K20 even further. The launching price of the handset is INR 22,000 and demands a price cut of INR 2,000 on the grounds of not having enough memory. The petition then goes on ranting about phones priced at around INR 20,000 offering 8GB/128GB memory whereas K20's base...

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 India Launch

Two days ago we learned that Huawei is all set to launch a pop-up camera smartphone in India by the end of this month. The company has two smartphones in its portfolio sporting an elevating camera, P Smart Z and Y9 Prime (2019), so it was obvious that either of them will make its way to India. But now, it all points to Y9 Prime (2019) debuting in India this month. Confirmation comes from Amazon.in that teased the arrival of the Y9 Prime (2019) in India on its app. The e-commerce giant hasn't revealed the launch date of the phone and only says that it's "coming soon". A...

Huawei Trademarks Cine Lens And Matrix Camera Ahead Of Mate 30 Launch

The whole world is watching Huawei as it gets closer to announcing its next flagship: The Huawei Mate 30 Pro. In the last few years, the Chinese smartphone giant has consistently pushed new camera technologies and hardware advancements in both function and aesthetic. The Mate 30 Pro is going to have some killer new camera features according to the latest news. Huawei has trademarked both "Cine-Lens" and "Camera Matrix". We're not entirely sure what the latter refers to, but we have a pretty good idea what the former could be. The trademarks were filed on July 17 to the EUIPO (European...

Google Pixel 3a Gets 100 Overall Score On Dxomark Comparable To Pixel 3 And Iphone Xr

DxOMark's full camera test of the Google Pixel 3a has just arrived with an overall score of 100. Although just a single point behind the overall scores of both the iPhone XR and the Pixel 3, all three devices got the same photography score of 103. Here's a reminder that, at the end of the day, all three devices have excellent performing cameras. It's difficult to quantify how a camera performs with a numerical score. That said, let's take a deeper dive into DxOMark's findings with the Pixel 3a. For starters, exposure was almost always spot-on with the 3a except for high-contrast scenes....

Lg Registers M10 Name For A New Lineup V60 And V70 Too

Last month, LG launched a new lineup of W-Series smartphones consisting of the W10, W30, and W30 Pro. The lineup was intended as an entry-level set of devices intended for the Indian market. Like China, the lineup was launched in a flash sale on Amazon India that sold out in minutes. Following the success of the new lineup of W-Series devices, LG is planning to launch a new lineup of M-Series devices. Corroborating through a filing with the KIPRIS (Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service), LG has registered to use the name "M10" for a future device. We presume...

Oppo K3 Launches In India Sale Starts On July 23

As expected, today Oppo officially introduced the K3 to the Indian market. The phone will become available at Amazon, and the first sale starts at 12 noon on July 23. It's priced from INR 16,990 ($246 or €219 right now), and that's how much you need to spend for the version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. If you need more of both, you can grab a K3 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for INR 19,990 ($289, €258). In either case you're getting a phone with a 6.5" 1080x2340 AMOLED touchscreen, the Snapdragon 710 chipset at the helm, a 3,765 mAh battery, Android 9 Pie on board...

Samsung Galaxy A20 And A10e Land At Tmobile On July 26

Last month Samsung officially launched the Galaxy A50, A20, and A10e in the US, and in the meantime AT&T has started selling the latter. Today T-Mobile has announced that it will be offering both the Galaxy A10e and the Galaxy A20 starting on July 26. The Galaxy A10e will be priced at $175 all-in, or $0 down and then $7.30 per month for two years with the carrier's installment plan. The Galaxy A20, on the other hand, can be yours for $250 full retail, or $10 down and then 24 monthly installments of $10. If you choose to add a voice line, then the Galaxy A10e becomes free after 24...

Samsungs One Ui 20 Will Come Alongside Android Qs Top Features

One UI was a major shift in Samsung's software design language. The new user interface, which debuted on Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note9 back in January still offered all the functionality of the previous version but in a much more streamlined design. New reports are claiming that the second iteration of One UI is coming alongside Android Q and Samsung will pack all the latest enhancement that Google has in store. One of the headlining features will be the Digital Wellbeing set with the new Focus Mode which essentially helps you control your app usage patterns by imposing usage limits....

Senator Expresses Privacy Concerns, Wants FaceApp To Be Probed

FaceApp, an AI face editor app, has gone viral once again. You may not have heard about it but if you’ve been on social media at any point in the past few days, you might have seen selfies of people aged decades into the future. The app has gone viral again because of the filter which lets AI estimate how they might look like years down the line. New York […]

New Google Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL Specs Leaked

Google is due to launch its flagship Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL handsets later this year. It has already released a teaser for the phones after some of the earlier leaks about them. While Google remains tightlipped on the other details, a new report provides some additional information about key specs of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. BGR hears that the Pixel 4’s display resolution will be […]

iPhone Loyalty Amongst Customers Has Dropped To An All-Time Low

Apple customers have been known to be particularly loyal to the brand, although this is largely in part with Apple locking its customers into its ecosystem, where after years of buying apps and using services from the company, users don’t really have much of a choice but to keep using the company’s products.However, in recent times, it seems that customer loyalty for the iPhone might have fallen to an all-time […]

Apple Has A Bunch Of Fun New Emojis For iOS And Mac This Fall

Emojis are fun ways for people to communicate with each other. After all, they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and according to Apple, there will be several thousand words that its iOS and Mac users will be able to expect later this year when the company will be releasing a bunch of new emojis for its mobile and desktop platforms.According to Apple, “Fifty-nine new emoji designs […]

New iPhone 11 Hands-On Video Shows Us What To Expect

According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch new iPhone models later in the year where they will a new camera design. This has been “confirmed” in several leaks, and now a new hands-on video by YouTuber MKBHD shows us what we might be able to expect from the new models.We should point out that the video is a hands-on video for dummy units. The models in question are […]

Factory Workers In China Once Tried To Dig A Tunnel To Smuggle Out iPhone Parts

All companies have their own proprietary technology that makes each of their products unique to them. Apple is no exception where we imagine that the company is working around the clock to help prevent leaks, but it seems that at a point in time, there was an incident that happened in China that makes it worthy of its own movie.According to a report from The Information’s Wayne Ma (paywall), following […]

Belkin Unveils Wireless Charging Mount For Your Car

Charging your phone while you drive isn’t exactly a new thing, but in case you’re not a fan of plugging and unplugging your smartphone, then you might be interested to learn that Belkin has announced a new wireless charging mount that is designed to sit on your car’s air-con vent.As its name suggests, this mount will provide the user with wireless charging, so all you’ll need to do is ensure […]

Google Removes A Bunch Of Apps That Could Be Used For Stalking

In this day and age, being able to look up someone’s information online is pretty easy, especially when in the age of social media, everyone seems to be more than willing to share their personal lives with complete strangers on the internet. This in turn has created a problem in which stalking someone from the comfort of your own home has become a thing.However, Google wants to cut down on […]

iPhone XR Was The Best Selling Smartphone In The U.S. Last Quarter

The iPhone XR appears to have received a lot of love in the United States. The latest data from Kantar World Panel reveals that it was the best selling smartphone in the country over the second quarter, accounting for 7.8 percent of the market. The top three best selling smartphones in the country last quarter were actually iPhones, the data shows. According to Kantar’s data, the iPhone 8 and iPhone […]

2020 iPhone May Include A ToF Sensor

Manufacturers like Samsung have already shipped ToF sensors on some of their smartphones. We have set to see a Time of Flight sensor on an iPhone and that might very well happen next year. A new report claims that the 2020 iPhone will include a Time of Flight 3D sensor. The report says that Apple is working with its supplier to ensure that the sensor is ready in time for […]

Sprint Says Subscriber Information Was Accessed By Hackers Through A Samsung Website

Sprint has informed its subscribers about a security breach which has resulted in private information such as phone numbers, billing addresses, and more being compromised. This was due to a vulnerability present in a Samsung website, according to Sprint, which advertised an “add a line” feature for active Sprint subscribers. The carrier has sent a letter to affected customers, saying that it was informed of unauthorized access to their accounts […]

Dark Mode For Microsoft Outlook Reportedly In Development

Having a dark mode for your app is in vogue these days so it’s hardly surprising to hear that Microsoft is working on one for Outlook as well. Not only does a dark theme look really nice but it also helps reduce battery usage on devices with AMOLED displays. Microsoft previously said that it was working on a dark mode for OneNote and it’s now doing the same for Outlook. […]

Nokia 2.2 Launched In The U.S. For $139

Nokia launched a new budget smartphone last month called the Nokia 2.2. It was aggressively priced so as to compete with the myriad of devices in this segment of the market. HMD Global, the company that’s making Nokia-branded smartphones now, has decided to offer the Nokia 2.2 in the United States for $139. The Nokia 2.2 features a 5.7 inch 720p display with a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor. There’s […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Spotted Running Exynos 9825 Chipset

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be launched next month and for the most part, it is largely assumed that it could come in two variants where one will be powered by a Qualcomm chipset, and the other will be powered by a Samsung Exynos chipset. Thanks to recent benchmarks, we have an idea of what to expect.According to a recent sighting on Geekbench, it has been revealed that the […]

WhatsApp And Telegram Security Flaw Allows Hackers To Manipulate Your Media Files

Both WhatsApp and Telegram tout themselves as secure messaging systems thanks to their use of end-to-end encryption. However, according to researchers from Symantec, they have discovered that there is a flaw in both their systems that allow hackers to potentially manipulate media files that have been sent and received through its platforms.According to Software Engineer Alon Gat and Yair Amit, Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Modern OS Security, Symantec, “If […]

iOS 13 Bug Allows Unauthenticated Access To Usernames And Passwords

While taking part in the beta program of a software is exciting, as you get to check out new features before they are released to the public. However, as we have pointed out many times in the past, beta software usually means bugs that have yet to be ironed out and instances where certain features don’t work as advertised.Such is the case with the latest release of the beta for […]

ASUS ROG Phone 2 First To Feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus which is an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform which was introduced earlier this year. The company has said that this chipset will be present in mobile devices due in the second half of this year. ASUS has confirmed that its ROG Phone 2 will be the first to feature the Snapdragon 855 Plus. This is hardly surprising as the Snapdragon […]

Qualcomm Introduces Overclocked Snapdragon 855 Plus For New Phones

With a great many phones due to be launched in the second half of this year, Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus. It’s essentially an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform that’s already found in devices like the Galaxy S10. It has the same overall design and chip layout but with higher peak clock speeds. Qualcomm says that the eight core Kryo CPU in the Snapdragon 855 […]

Waze Starts Showing Toll Prices After Latest Update

Waze can already tell you if the route you’re taking home involves taking a toll route but with the latest update, it will now also be able to tell you just how much toll you’ll have to pay. Waze has always known where toll roads are and how drivers can avoid them, this latest update makes the decision to take the toll road easier for drivers by telling them upfront […]

Huawei Still Unsure If HongMeng Will Replace Android On Its Phones

As many of you might have heard by now, Huawei is expected to develop its own alternative to Google’s Android operating system. This is in response to the US government who had previously put Huawei on its Entity List, ultimately preventing the company from doing business with US companies such as Google.We had heard that the operating system that the company is developing is known as HongMeng, but now it […]

An iPhone 6 Reportedly Catches Fire In The Hands On An 11-Year Old Girl

We have heard instances of iPhones exploding and catching on fire. They don’t happen quite as often (thankfully), but it does happen. Recently, a report from 23ABC News has revealed that over in California, an iPhone 6 reportedly caught on fire while being held in the hands of an 11-year old girl.However, the good news is that the girl, Kayla Ramos, was not hurt and no one else in the […]

Samsung’s Latest Galaxy S10 Update Is Crippling Their Phones

Updates are usually viewed as a good thing where they bring about improvements, new features, and also fix bugs. However, they have also been known to cause problems from time to time, where the application of an update might cause problems that the developer might not have picked up on.That is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ devices in which according to a variety of user reports, […]

Microsoft Word For Android Crosses 1 Billion Installs

Microsoft Word is one of the world’s most popular productivity apps so it’s no surprise that the app has proven to be a hit on Google’s mobile OS as well. Latest Google Play Store stats show that the Android version of Microsoft Word has been installed a whopping one billion times. Most of Microsoft’s other Office apps have been doing well too. Excel, a popular spreadsheet app, has more than […]

Future Xiaomi Smartphone Cameras Are About To Get A Lot Better

The companies that are absolutely killing it in the smartphone camera area at the moment would be Samsung and Huawei, both of whom have come up with some truly impressive cameras on their smartphones. However, it seems that in the future, we could get another competitor in the form of Xiaomi.Xiaomi’s smartphones have proven to be pretty good and come with a ton of amazing features, but the company is […]

Android Q Beta 5 Has Rolled Out To The Essential Phone

While the Essential Phone might not have received the warm welcome that the company hoped it would, the upside is that the company seems to be quite on the ball when it comes to updates. They were one of the first few handset makers to roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for their phone, and now it seems that they could be on track to do the same with […]

Google’s Pixel 4 Spotted In The Wild

Usually companies prefer to keep their products a secret until it is ready for an announcement. However, as we have seen in this industry, leaks seem to be rather frequent and as such, we usually get some clues as to what to expect ahead of the announcement, even if we can never be 100% sure they are the real thing.However, Google did something different this year when they shared official […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Could Come With An IR Blaster

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is expected to be officially announced next month, but for those who are eagerly-anticipating the handset, additional leaks have revealed a new feature that will be headed to the phone. If the reports are to be believed, it has been suggested that the Note 10 could come with its own IR blaster.This is according to a tweet by reliable leakster Evan Blass (private Twitter account) who […]

Huawei To Debut EMUI 10 In August

Now that Huawei is (sort of) allowed to do business with US companies again, this means that in terms of smartphone operating systems, the company should be allowed to use Google Play services moving forwards. However, there is also the question of its own operating system, and what this change means for it.Could Huawei ditch its development in favor of Android? Or could they be developing both side-by-side? That remains […]

Sprint’s 5G Network Goes Live In Chicago

Sprint today announced the expansion of its 5G mobile network to Chicago. It says that approximately 700,000 people will be covered initially by the network. Chicago happens to be one of the nine markets where Sprint is launching True Mobile 5G. It’s currently available in parts of Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City with the service also being launched in select areas of Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, […]

Snapchat Announces Creator Shows With Celebs Like Arnold Schwarzenegger

Snapchat is trying out its hand with new video content in a hope to capture more eyeballs for in-app content. It has announced new Creator Shows which will be available in the app. These shows feature celebrities like the Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, tennis superstar Serene Williams, Kevin Hart as well as creators like Loren Grey, Rickey Thompson, and Emma Chamberlain. The company says that these Creator Shows are going […]

25 billion devices are now running android

During Google's I/O developer conference, Android's senior director Stephanie Cuthbertson announced that the mobile OS is running on 2.5 billion devices worldwide - a big milestone for the company. That's about ten years after the first release of Android. However, keep in mind that the numbers are based on Google Play Store statistics and it

motorola moto e6 render surfaces

Motorola is expected to unveil the Motorola One Vision on May 15 in Brazil, but alongside that, we might also see the Lenovo subsidiary announce the Moto E6, which just appeared in another leaked render. The Moto E6 will succeed the Moto E5 which was announced last April, and the photo that has leaked shows