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Vertu is a name that had been around for many years before the company filed for bankruptcy about a year ago. The problem for Vertu is that it catered to a crowd of wealthy individuals that could drop $10,000 on a smartphone with specifications that were often mediocre; and that is a very small market. Vertu is back with a smartphone that is much cheaper than its past offerings called the Vertu Aster P. This device is on pre-order in China right now for 35,800 Chinese yuan, which works out to a bit over $5,100 when converted, with a ship date of October 30. That is a lot of money in a world where... Read more...
Google unveiled an array of new hardware at a posh event in New York City last week, including the Pixel Slate, the Google Home Hub, and the products we’ll be showing you here, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The Pixel Slate is an Intel-powered convertible tablet running Chrome OS, the Home Hub is a touch-screen equipped Google Home device, and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL likely need no introduction – they are Google’s latest flagship smartphones running the recently released Android Pie.  You can get a glimpse and some additional information on Google’s newest devices right... Read more...
Apple has been at odds with law enforcement over its ever-increasing security measures that have at times thwarted efforts to gain access to iPhones during an investigation. Earlier this month reports surfaced indicating that law enforcement had been able to get a user to unlock his iPhone using Face ID. Law enforcement now faces a new challenge; a company called Elcomsoft is warning law enforcement to not look at an iPhone with Face ID. The reasoning behind not looking at the iPhone is that security measures on the device can make it harder to unlock the phone if it sees the wrong face too many... Read more...
Researchers have created a new device for smartphones called MobiLimb; it's a robotic appendage that is used to augment the mobile device. MobiLimb connects to the charge port on the bottom of a smartphone and adds a small finger-like limb with 5-degrees-of-freedom. The team behind MobiLimb believes it can overcome some of the static, passive, and motionless limitations of mobile devices. The robotic limb preserves the device form factor in how it attaches and the I/O capabilities of the device. One important fact about MobiLimb is that it isn’t limited to the common vibration feedback devices... Read more...
Samsung's latest flagship Android smartphones include the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9, however, sales volume for the former two devices hasn't exactly been impressive. In July Samsung reported softer profits with the finger pointed directly at lower than expected sales of its flagship devices. Samsung has now stepped up to the plate and is doubling its Galaxy Note 9, S9, and S9+ trade-in offer on eligible smartphones. Samsung's double trade-in value deal runs from October 5, 2018, through November 3, 2018, and is valid at Best Buy, AT&T, Samsung.com, and other retailers.... Read more...
Nintendo is riding a wave of nostalgic gaming right now, and that wave is bringing in the money. The Nintendo Switch continues to sell well, and Nintendo's small, retro consoles like the NES Classic and SNES Classic are very popular with gamers. However, the company is underrepresented in the smartphone arena. While there are a few Nintendo games on the Android and iOS platforms, it looks like more may be coming. Nintendo has filed a patent application for a Game Boy Casing for touchscreen devices, and what use is a Game Boy case without Game Boy games? The case appears to be sized for a smartphone,... Read more...
LG is at the ready again with its latest V-series smartphone, the V40 ThinQ. Like its predecessors, the LG V40 ThinQ is a large-screen device that’s outfitted with some high-end internal hardware and an array of innovative features meant to distinguish it from the competition. In the case of the LG V40 ThinQ, in addition to its beautiful 6.4” OLED display and svelte exterior, the phone is equipped with a total of five cameras – two in front, and three in back – and the ability to do some interesting and useful things with those cameras, including creating cinemagraphs and... Read more...
Samsung has been having a tough time finding the right mix of features and cool design for its smartphones in recent months. The company has been accused of peddling products that look too much like previous versions with minimal updates, which in turn has led to soft sales for key products like the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. However, one of the Samsung devices that fans are very much looking forward to is the rumored folding screen smartphone spied in renderings in the past. A new rumor is floating around claims that Samsung is unwilling to mass produce the folding screen smartphone, currently... Read more...
Motorola is currently on its third-generation of Moto Z smartphones and the 2018 flagship is the new Moto Z3. The Moto Z3 still supports the growing family of Moto Mod accessories, and early next year it will be available with the 5G Moto Mod, making it one of the first smartphones on the market with 5G capabilities.  Whereas Motorola's previous generation Moto Z2 Force was priced at $720 unlocked, direct from Motorola when it launched last year, the Moto Z3 debuts at a much more palatable $480 as a Verizon Wireless exclusive. You can also pay for the device using... Read more...
Samsung caught a lot of flak for the failure surrounding the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung vowed to restore confidence in its brand after the Note 7 was recalled and thought to be fixed only to suffer from the same battery overheating and fire issues eventually having to be recalled permanently. More recently an owner of a Galaxy S9 smartphone claimed that his device overheated and caught fire burning his hands. Now another man has alleged via Reddit that his Galaxy S7 Edge has caught fire. The man claims that he had taken the device out of his pocket to take a picture when the phone froze and shut down.... Read more...
If you consume data on your smartphone frequently or use it to tether to your laptop, you are likely looking forward to the 5G rollout with anticipation. Some of these 5G networks are expected to land later this year with others coming in 2019. These 5G networks will bring faster data speeds and larger data caps, both a good thing for consumers. The rollout of 5G will also bring the return of something no one likes: carrier-locked devices. AT&T wants people to know that these carrier locked devices aren't returning to spite customers. Instead, AT&T VP of radio networks and device design... Read more...
We must wonder if Razer has realized the err of its ways after announcing in the Razer Phone 2 was in the works at its investor's conference. Anytime fans know something refreshed is coming soon, they tend to avoid the current version as they wait for the new hotness to show up. Razer has come up with a method to encourage smartphone shoppers to pick up the original Razer Phone, and that method is a smoking hot discount. Right now, you can get the Razer Phone directly from Razer, and when you check using the discount code WOOHOO, you can get $300 off. That brings the $699 device down to $399 making... Read more...
Google has finally stepped up and confirmed the official event date for the unveiling of the much leaked and rumored Pixel 3 smartphones. The invites sent out are asking journalists to attend an event on October 9 in New York. That event date confirmed a rumor that was going around late in August that pegged that exact date for Google's official unveil.  Hardware tipped for these devices in leaks so far suggest that the only real difference in the two will be screen size. Rumored specs include a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera, dual front cameras, wireless charging, and... Read more...
Shenzhen China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has been on the rise as of late, cultivating a strong following of mobile users that subscribe to the company's "Never Settle" moniker. Its Never Settle mantra refers to an effort the company has made to bring lower cost, unlocked phones to market that do not compromise on quality or performance. If there's one device that perhaps underscores that mantra best, it may be the OnePlus 6.  Codenamed "Enchilada", the OnePlus 6 really has it all (almost, more later). On board is a gorgeous 6.28-inch OLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Mobile... Read more...
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