HTC celebrates 20 years of innovation by looking back and looking ahead (VIDEO)

Days after introducing its latest phone, the U11, HTC released a video that celebrates its 20 years in the competitive business of manufacturing mobile devices. Because the company often built handsets for other firms, you might not have realized that HTC was involved in the production of many game changing smartphones. That includes the first Android powered handset, which was marketed in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G1.

In early 2010, Google launched the Nexus series with the Nexus One, which was actually built by HTC. The Nexus branded devices all feature stock Android, which eliminates …


iPhone loyalty rate hits 92% ahead of iPhone 8 release

It appears that iPhone users are extremely loyal customers. In a survey conducted this April, financial services firm Morgan Stanley established that 92% of iPhone owners who were likely to buy a new handset in the next 12 months plan to upgrade to another iPhone. 
This is a sizeable 6% year-over-year increase compared to the 86% recorded by Morgan Stanley in 2016. In fact, the loyalty rate for 2017 is almost tied with Apple’s all-time record of 93% documented in 2015 when the iPhone 6s was launched.
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BLU Grand XL spotted ahead of official unveil

We’ve recently reported about a new budget-friendly BLU smartphone that was recently granted FCC’s approval, the BLU Studio J2. However, this doesn’t seem to be the only handset the US-headquartered company is likely to launch in the next couple of weeks.

An unannounced BLU smartphone has been spotted at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today, which could be the sequel to the Grand X, a mid-range handset launched on the market back in January.

There’s not much information filed at FCC, but since this might be the sequel to the BLU Grand X, we believe …

HTC U 11 video teaser released ahead of May 16 unveil

HTC has already confirmed it will announce its next flagship smartphone on May 16. The device will be launched on the market as HTC U 11, but we have yet to learn when exactly it will be available and how much it will cost.

Since HTC can’t tell us too much about the upcoming U 11 handset, the Taiwanese company released a video teaser that emphasizes on the smartphone’s unique touch-sensitive edges that can interpret gestures into various actions.

The HTC U 11 allows users to “squeeze” it in order to take advantage of this unique gesture system, so the video …

Moto C and Moto C Plus certified in Russia ahead of official announcement

It’s no secret that Motorola Mobility has had its difficulties in recent times. Taken over by Google in 2011 before being passed onto Lenovo three years later, things looked ominous when the China-based company laid off a large chunk of its Motorola workforce last fall. But with the Moto Z series having shown flair in the flagship arena, things are looking up, and the likes of the Moto G and E series have continually demonstrated appeal to lower-budget audiences. With the latter in mind, recent reports have indicated that dirt-cheap Moto C is in the pipeline …

Alleged Moto E4 specs leak ahead of official announcement

The unannounced Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus may have been recently spotted at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), but aside from one piece of information, nothing was revealed about the phones’ specs.

If you’ve read our previous report, then you already know the Moto E4 Plus is tipped to pack a massive 5,000 mAh battery inside. Today, we’ve learned that the regular Moto E4 model won’t be packing a similar battery.

Thanks to the listing of the phone at the Indonesian regulatory entity P3DN, we now know a bit more about the Moto E4. Unlike the Plus model, this one will be powered …

Samsung store caught fire ahead of the Galaxy S8 announcement

Samsung is having the worst of luck when it comes to fires. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, a Samsung battery plant went up in flames, and now a Samsung store in Singapore suffered the same fate. The fire caused neighboring shops in the mall to close temporarily for safety and cleaning.

Samsung confirmed the unfortunate turn of events, issuing a statement on the incident.

“We were alerted to a fire at the Samsung Experience Store at AMK Hub in the early hours of Tuesday morning before store opening hours,” the statement said.

“The fire was extinguished by water sprinklers in …

Samsung Galaxy S8 accessories and their prices get leaked ahead of official reveal

We’re just a couple of days away from the official reveal of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, and it looks like we already know everything there is to know about the device.

Unfortunately, Samsung fans who like to be surprised at least once or twice per year must feel betrayed by the company’s inability to stop the sheer of leaks revealing important aspects about its upcoming flagships.

However, this time we won’t be talking about the Galaxy S8 per se, but about some of the official accessories that Samsung plans to launch alongside its top-tier …

TAG Heuer's Connected Modular 45 smartwatch specs and price leaked ahead of official announcement

TAG Heuer confirmed a few days ago it will launch a new smartwatch today, March 14. The wearable device hasn’t been announced yet, but the Swiss company already posted some info on the smartwatch on its official website (crazy, right?).

Apparently, the smartwatch will be called TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, and it will be available for purchase in the United States for $1,650.

As expected, the Connected Modular 45 will be powered by Android Wear 2.0, and it will pack all the features you would expect from a modern, high-end smartwatch.

But the most interesting aspect lies …

Spring ahead; Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday morning in the U.S.

The annual ritual in the U.S. known as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am tomorrow (Sunday) morning. Exactly five years ago today, iOS processed the change in time incorrectly. Instead of moving the clock ahead one hour, the clock on the iPhone was pushed back an hour by mistake. Which meant that anyone relying on their iPhone to arrive somewhere on time, showed up two hours late.

The year before, those who set recurring alarms on their iPhone in Australia failed to rise and shine as the switch to Daylight Saving Time deactivated all the alarms. In 2012, Siri screwed things up by giving …