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ZTE Open C with Firefox OS hits eBay for $99

The ZTE Open C smartphone just popped up on eBay for the bargain price of $99. The Open C sports Firefox OS 1.3 and low-end specifications. For fans of Firefox OS, the ZTE Open C is a very good deal.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2014

You have to be a nerd to like the NeRD: U.S. Navy-issued e-reader with no Wi-Fi and ports

The Navy now has an e-reader that fits all its requirements. Even without Wi-Fi, it should help sailors get some downtime on a submarine.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 11, 2014

Nokia PureView innovator heads to Apple - Will the iPhone finally get a great camera?

The camera genius behind the Nokia PureView camera technology, Ari Partinen, announced that he will soon be a part of smartphone rival Apple. His new appointment with Apple comes right after reports that improved camera technology will be used on the iPhone 6.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2014

Apple to unwrap 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August: Report

A new iPhone 6 with bigger screen size is rumored for possible release in the market in August. Apple and partner Taiwanese makers are, however, mum on the issue.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 11, 2014

Microsoft Surface 2 4G tablet hits UK stores, starts at £539

Microsoft Surface 2 4G LTE tablet has come in the land of the British market, May 8. It boasts of a super-fast Internet connectivity and an additional weight of 10 grams.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 11, 2014

India will have 520 million smartphone users by 2020: Ericsson

India’s smartphone user base is still only 10% of the total population. Ericsson predicts this number will grow by 45% to 520 million users by 2020.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 10, 2014

iPhone 6 camera may boast technology capable of taking breath-taking photos, Apple patent suggests

A new camera in the iPhone 6 could revolutionize smartphone image capture with a technology called Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). A new Apple patent was discovered shedding light into the way this system will work.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2014

Kill Bill: Smartphone kill switch legislation finally makes past California senate

California Senate passes kill switch bill. It is the first hurdle in making the anti-theft legislation the law.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2014

Samsung mobile design head resigns: Can we expect classier (read: no plastic) smartphones now?

Samsung makes a switch at the top of mobile design. Will this lead to changes in design for the company?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 11, 2014

Samsung Galaxy design chief departs as musical chairs game among smartphone players continues

Design leader will run Samsung design center and not be at forefront of Galaxy handset design.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 8, 2014

Samsung replaces mobile design chief Dong-hoon Chang amid Galaxy S5 criticisms

Samsung mobile design chief bows out, hands responsibility over to the man second in line after Galaxy S5 gets bashed for its “dimply” design.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2014

Adobe Voice for iPad will help you tell stories. Forget PowerPoint

Now, there's another reason to love the iPad with the release of Adobe Voice app that lets users create and share videos, reports and presentation in minutes. Here’s how.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 8, 2014

A super-secure e-reader with no Wi-Fi or ports? That's NeRD!

The U.S. Navy has issued an eReader, called NeRD, that is meant for sailors on long journeys. It comes with no ports or Wi-Fi access, but preloaded with 300 books.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 8, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7: Enough ammo to take on Apple and Samsung?

Huawei has released a new Android phone in many markets called the Ascend P7. It mimics Apple's design for the iPhone with a slim look and feel and comes with a custom UI.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 8, 2014

Willing to risk your life to get your smartphone back? Some willing to go to great lengths to recover device

Once a smartphone is stolen 68 percent of victims are unable to get the device back, report says.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 8, 2014

Navy hands out NeRD e-readers with no Wi-Fi - 99 bottles of beer on the wall

What's a Navy sailor to do marooned underwater in a submarine with no iPad, no smartphone and no books? Previously counting sheep or singing "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" were the only reasonable options, but now, the U.S. Navy is handing out NeRD e-readers with hundreds of books and no Wi-Fi to sailors.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 debuts with iPhone-like design and customized Android OS

Huawei finally introduced a high-end smartphone worth having with the Ascend P7. With a beautiful design, quality specifications and a gorgeous customizable version of Android OS, the Ascend P7 is one of the nicest looking Android smartphones out there. will it ever come to the United States?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

Why the $20 smartphone won't be the next burner cellphone

Reports claim low-end priced smartphones don't have a long consumer tail. But that may not be the case given consumer demand for apps and a market that has yet to be tapped.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

Tesco dreams of own smartphone but do we need Hudl?

Tesco is looking to enter the smartphone market. It comes after their Hudl tablet didn't quite live up to expectations.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

Tesco set to launch own smartphone, springs from Hudl tablet success

The success of the Hudl tablet inspired Tesco to go ahead with producing a second version plus a new budget Android smartphone. Its CEO reveals some details over a radio program.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 6, 2014

Microsoft Surface Mini unveil? Invite for NYC 'small gathering' on May 20 hints

Microsoft is set to launch the Surface Mini in New York on May 20, technology journalists believe. The last time it held a Surface event was to unveil the Surface 2 in the Big Apple as well.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

Checking emails after office hours ups level of stress. Now, drop that smartphone, tablet

A new study shows that emailing outside normal working hours increase a worker's stress levels. It could be due to a physical toll or a productive stress that some actually desire.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

Checking emails after office hours ups level of stress. Now, drop that smartphone, tablet

A new study shows that emailing outside normal working hours increase a worker's stress levels. It could be due to a physical toll or a productive stress that some actually desire.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

LG G3 press image leaks reveals possible stylus and stylish gold version

A press image of the LG G3 has leaked and some claim the device is packing a stylus on board, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 11, 2014

Nokia Lumia 520 saves a Brazilian police officer's life

While visiting his parents, a Brazilian police officer interrupted an armed burglary attempt. Luckily for the officer, a well-placed Nokia Lumia 520 caught a bullet.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

HTC One mini 2 render leaks: Are they for real?

Is this the leaked image of the HTC One Mini 2? It is possible, but the 13-megapixel rear camera makes us wonder how legitimate this leaked mock-up is.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

Nokia Lumia 520 saves life of Brazilian police officer. Here's what happened.

A Brazilian officer was saved from being shot after the bullet pierced through the heart of his Nokia Lumia 520 instead of his buttocks where the phone was kept in the back pocket.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 6, 2014

HTC One Mini 2 leaked image shows smartphone in gunmetal, silver, and gold

A leaked photo alleged to be a press image of the HTC One Mini 2 shows the upcoming mid-tier smartphone in gunmetal, silver and gold. The photo also shows the new smartphone will not have a Duo Camera like the HTC One Mini.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 5, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 will arrive in India on May 8

Sony reportedly sent out invitations to a media event in India on May 8, bolstering rumors that the company will launch the Xperia Z2 in the country on the same day.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2014

iPhone owners with higher tendency to 'sext,' says UK survey

Sexting is a growing trend in the UK, based on a latest survey. The survey also shows iPhone users are more prone and guilty to such naughty texting activity than BlackBerry and Samsung mobile phone owners. Are you guilty of this too?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 6, 2014

It's a shapeshifter! PaperFold is a foldable e-ink smartphone

Researchers have come up with a new e-ink smartphone that can fold into a notebook, a map and even a 3D printing model of a building. It's not coming to the market soon enough, though.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 5, 2014

Here's how 3D Systems will manufacture Google's Project Ara smartphone. Spotlight on 3D printing.

Google’s Project Ara team is now working with 3D Systems, which developed a high-speed 3D printing method, to create modular handsets for mass production.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 5, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 to use 2560 x 1600 display, fingerprint scanner, and more

Samsung is reportedly getting ready to release new Galaxy Tab S tablets that will feature high-resolution displays, octa-core processors, and a fingerprint scanner.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 11, 2014

Leaked HTC One M8 Mini image reveals it will be missing a major feature

The first leaked images of the unannounced HTC One M8 Mini have finally hit the web and an announcement is expected in the near future.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 5, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G750 ) gets closer to release and heading to Verizon

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo appears to be getting ready to launch and the smartphone will also make its way to Verizon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2014

Big smartphones will make 2014 a challenging year for tablets, says study

Has the portable computing device hit a plateau? When it comes to tablet OS platforms Android is beating Windows big time.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2014

Big smartphones will make 2014 a challenging year for tablets, says study

Has the portable computing device hit a plateau? When it comes to tablet OS platforms Android is beating Windows big time.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2014

Apple iPad still reigns market in Q1 but are phablets killing tablets?

Apple iPad still dominates the tablet scene as opposed to four other rivals, according to recent study by the International Data Corporation. But the study also shows phablets pose a threat to tablets. Find out why.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 5, 2014

New leaked images of the LG G3 show off its display and rear case

LG's upcoming flagship G3 will officially be unveiled at an event the company is holding on May 27. A new set of images give us a better look at the front and back of the smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2014

Best features of Windows Phone 8.1 developer's preview

Microsoft releases a developer's preview of its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. Here are a few of its best features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 leaks with Verizon branding ahead of its release

Sony accidentally leaked an image showing its Xperia Z2 smartphone with Verizon branding.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 1, 2014

Nail the best pics you could ever imagine without actually taking any with Vhoto app

Seattle-based Vhoto has announced an app for the iPhone and iPad that will automatically capture any still of your choosing from the video footage you shoot.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 1, 2014

Google slashes price on 6.4-inch full HD Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition

Google has cut the price of the 6.4-inch Sony Z Ultra by $200. The device completely blurs the line between smartphone and tablet.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2014

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