Six Things Other Phone Brands Could Learn from the Chinese

Six Things Other Phone Brands Could Learn from the Chinese

In some ways, 2014 could well go down as the year in which Chinese brands finally grabbed a share of the mobile phone limelight. Yes, they had been around for a while, but this is the year when they have actually occupied centrestage in a big way, with the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei, Gionee, Oppo, OnePlus, Vivo, and others […]

 
     
 
 

Lenovo’s New ‘Fancy Maker’ Brand Could Allow Customers to Design their Own Smartphones Online

Lenovo’s New ‘Fancy Maker’ Brand Could Allow Customers to Design their Own Smartphones Online

A while back, we reported about Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola from Google, and now we’re seeing some first movements from the Chinese company pertaining to its smartphone strategy. Earlier this fall, Lenovo announced they would create a new subsidiary company under the lead of senior vice-president Chen Xudong. And Lenovo’s SVP has now made official the name of the new subsidiary – ‘Fancy […]

     
 
 

The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals on Smartphones & Tablets in the US

The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals on Smartphones & Tablets in the US

Everybody knows what Black Friday is, but not everybody knows what the best deals are and where to find them. That’s what we’re trying to achieve with this guide – to find only the best deals on smartphones and tablets for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping bonanza in 2014. We will be constantly updating the article with newer […]

 
     
 
 

Smartphone Price Revolution? Not Yet, Not Just Yet

Smartphone Price Revolution? Not Yet, Not Just Yet

At the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note yesterday, Hugo Barra put up a slide that showed the price, specifications and performance comparisons of a number of devices, ranging from the Galaxy Note 3 to Xiaomi’s own Note. The idea was simple: to highlight how Xiaomi was offering more than the competition and yet managing to keep prices astonishingly low. […]

     
 
 

Intex Cloud Fx: Firefox OS-based Smartphone for Just Rs.1999 ($33)

Intex Cloud Fx: Firefox OS-based Smartphone for Just Rs.1999 ($33)

Previous week, we reported about the launch of the first Firefox OS smartphone in India – the Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1. And, at the time it seemed that the price of 2, 299 was too good to be true. But now Intex announces the Cloud Fx, a Firefox OS-based smartphones which can be yours for just 1999 INR, […]

     
 
 

Best Selfie Smartphones to Catch Your Most Valuable Moments

Best Selfie Smartphones to Catch Your Most Valuable Moments

A few years ago, the word “selfie” was still one of those teenagers’ expressions that the others couldn’t understand. However, in 2013 it was declared the Oxford Dictionaries’ word for that year and selfies slowly turned into a profitable business. It’s not even a narcissistic thing to do anymore since everyone begun to get used to it nowadays. Whenever there […]

 
     
 
 

ASUS Announces its 2014 Android Line of Tablets and Smartphones

ASUS Announces its 2014 Android Line of Tablets and Smartphones

At the Computex conference from Taipei, Taiwan, Asus has announced its new 2014 line of products aimed at Android consumers around the world. The company has introduced the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 and 8, the ASUS Fonepad 7 and 8, and the Transformer Pad at Computex, all of them running Android 4.4 KitKat. This comes after the company has unveiled a new […]

     
 
 

OnePlus One “World’s Best Smartphone” Launches April 23

OnePlus One “World’s Best Smartphone” Launches April 23

When seeing the title, you probably thought that HTC is planning another surprise smartphone, but we’re actually talking about a different company here. Not too many would have heard about OnePlus, a company which was created in December, 2013 by Pete Lau, who was previously Vice President at Oppo. Since last year, the company has been working hard to produce their […]

     
 
 

Europe to Have One Charger for All Mobile Phones, Global Standard Next?

Europe to Have One Charger for All Mobile Phones, Global Standard Next?

Back in December, last year, we told you that a universal laptop charger standard was in the cards for this year and now we’re hearing reports that the European Union wants to cut down electronic clutter by obliging OEMs to adopt an universal charger for mobile phones and tablets, as well. This way, you won’t have to ditch your previous […]

     
 
 

FreedomPop Unveils Cheap Privacy Phone For $189, Challenges BlackPhone

FreedomPop Unveils Cheap Privacy Phone For $189, Challenges BlackPhone

Privacy is one of the most talked-about topics these, as we expose more and more of our personal data through online accounts and smart mobile devices that we carry around with us always. Back in the beginning we saw Geeksphone and a reputed security expert team up for the Blackphone, which we also saw at the Mobile World Congress from […]