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Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 announced

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 announced Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Super thin mid-range devices Samsung unveiled its latest additions to the Galaxy line-up. Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are two mid-class devices with traditional, for someone boring Samsung design, but with metal and very thin bodies. A5 is just 6.7mm, while A3 has a thickness of 6.9mm which make these devices one of the thinnest on the market. Galaxy A5 has a 5-inch AMOLED display with an HD resolution, a quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz and 2 GB of…

Microsoft launches a new cloud based health system and a smart band

Microsoft launches a new cloud based health system and a smart band Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Microsoft Band is available from today for $199 Microsoft launched today two products closely connected together – a new cloud based health and fitness service/app called Microsoft Health and a smart band / watch with 10 sensor for measuring health and sports data. Microsoft Band & Health app work across platform, working on the three most popular mobile OS – Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. With this decision Microsoft prove itself as a very open company in accordance with the…

Droid Turbo or Moto X on steroids debuts for Verizon

Droid Turbo or Moto X on steroids debuts for Verizon Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Top -class specs for Verizon’s new Droid Turbo The New Motorola smartphone for Verizon is now official. Named Motorola Droid Turbo, it is a high-quality products built with innovative materials, and powered by a last-gen processor. There are many areas which should attract customers’ attention. Firstly, the Droid Turbo is durable, water resistant device. Using non-conventional materials like ballistic nylon or metalized glass, the smartphone offers high-quality protection against accidental falls. Moreover, the US carrier will replace the phone if…

NextBit offers seamless switching apps across devices

NextBit offers seamless switching apps across devices Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Nextbit offers sync, pass, backup and restore A technology startup called NextBit has presented its new app backup solution. The main idea is to help users switch between apps they are using across different Android devices without losing data. This is without app modifications, so app developers don’t need to do extra work.  The system called Baton pauses the app and sends the state to the other device. Then users will need to long press the recent button to see…

Sony might be launching a 12-inch tablet in early 2015

Sony might be launching a 12-inch tablet in early 2015 Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Sony’s first large tablet reportedly goes on sale in 2015 While Apple’s first tablet bigger than 10 inches is still in the development stage, Sony is preparing the launch of its 12-inch slate, scheduled to hit the market in early 2015. There was a potential market for such new products and Apple was rumored to launch a bigger iPads earlier this month. Instead, we saw a rather conventional upgrade to Air Pad and iPad Mini. This leaves the space for…

Apple Pay under fire, major retailers shut the service down

Apple Pay under fire, major retailers shut the service down Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 6:09 AM

US retailers refuse to use Apple Pay in favor of own payment system The newly launched payment system Apple Pay, aimed to become the leading payment platform in the US, is facing increasing pressure from leading US retailers. Kmart, Wallmart, Best Buy and other leading merchants formed an alliance in 2012 to create their own system for mobile payments. Named CurrentC, it is expected to launch in 2015 and until the launch these retailers are not going to support Apple…

Oppo to present a second new phone in addition to N3

Oppo to present a second new phone in addition to N3 Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:35 AM

The Chinese company teases a mysterious phone Oppo is set to unveil a new high-end flagship device dubbed Oppo N3 at a special press event next week, on October 29. While we are 100% sure about the arrival of the N3 handset, we might be surprised by another mysterious device that has just been teased by the company. On Weibo, Oppo posted a new image showing two smartphones so the Oppo N3 will not be alone at the stage next…

HTC One M8 Eye could be released outside of China, but not in the West

HTC One M8 Eye could be released outside of China, but not in the West Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:58 AM

The ‘Eye’ version of the HTC One M8 comes with both 13MP cameras The HTC One M8 phone with improved EYE’s cameras and photo features popped up surprisingly on a Chinese site a few days ago causing growing excitement among customers. Today, all of them should feel less excited about this handset due to one major reason. Speaking for Fudzilla, an HTC product manager sheds more light on this smartphone and company’s plans for its market placement. It seems that HTC…

Philips I966 Aurora presented in China

Philips I966 Aurora presented in China Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:36 AM

A great smartphone you cannot buy Philips doesn’t have big traditions in developing phones and mobile devices but this is about to change… at least in some degree. A new model called I966 Aurora has just popped up online, making us a bit jealous because it won’t be released outside China. Philips I966 Aurora is a 5.5 inch device with a quad HD resolution. Powering the handset is the quad – core Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.5 GHz with…

Samsung unveils the low-class Galaxy Core Max

Samsung unveils the low-class Galaxy Core Max Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Samsung targets the entry level segment with a cheap 4.8-inch Galaxy The low-cost smartphone market is very important for any company’ success, and this is true especially in price sensitive countries like India, in Latin America, Eastern Europe and other places. Samsung has had an experience launching cheap products – the Core line-up for example. Now, the Korean giant is on the way to present another member of this family, the Core Max, in a bid to capture additional sales…