Apple iPhone X unveiling shows us that BlackBerry 10 was ahead of its time

Yesterday, when Apple showed off some of the gestures that Apple iPhone X users will be doing in order to get back to the home screen, or to multitask, it might have brought back some memories for those of you who used to use, or still use, BlackBerry 10. That’s right folks, the same swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone X screen that takes you back home at any time, is used to take you back home on the BlackBerry Passport!

Like the Apple iPhone X, the BlackBerry 10 models did not have a home button, which forced BlackBerry to come up with gestures to replace the functions that would have …


Apple store goes down ahead of the iPhone X announcement

One of the biggest product launch events in a decade is happening later today — Apple will be releasing its anniversary edition iPhone X, along with two regular models — the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — and a whole bunch of other stuff. So it’s fair to say we’re in for an exciting ride.

And even though a disturbingly high amount of information leaked beforehand, the event itself is still right on track. And as proof of that, the company has now taken its online store down to prepare for all the new products.
This …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro (Blanc) and Mate 10 Lite (Alps) specs exposed ahead of official reveal

Huawei confirmed it will unveil its Mate series flagship on October 16, and promised that those who wait for its Mate 10 will not be disappointed. Rumor has it, Huawei will announce more devices next month derivative of the Mate 10.

Aside from the standard Mate 10, Huawei is expected to introduce two other smartphones, which haven’t been named yet. An improved version that could be launched as Huawei Mate 10 Pro has the codename Blanc, while the slightly less-powerful Mate 10 Lite (or whatever its name) is known as Alps.

The standard Huawei Mate 10 is only known by its codename …

Alcatel A7 specs and press renders leaked out ahead of IFA announcement

Alcatel is expected to introduce a handful of Android smartphones at IFA in early September. A few of them have already been leaked such as the Alcatel U5 HD, A3 Plus, and A7 XL.

But these are not the only device Alcatel plans to announce in less than two weeks. Apparently, there’s a regular Alcatel A7 on the way as well, which be launched alongside the A7 XL model.

The Alcatel A7 is a solid mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat. It’s powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor, coupled with either 3 or 4GB RAM, and 32GB expandable …

Samsung quietly unveils the Gear Fit 2 Pro just ahead of the Galaxy Note 8 launch event

As we’re speaking, Samsung is getting ready to launch its next flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, but that’s not the only mobile device the company will be presenting soon. We’ve also been hearing rumors of a successor to the company’s Gear Fit 2 for quite some time now — in fact, we’ve already seen leaked renders and specs of the device.

However, the device seems to have just quietly gone official, as Samsung’s Spanish and Malaysian websites now have the device’s official promo pages up for anyone to see — which is a bit weird …

Alcatel A3 Plus, A7 XL and U5 HD leak ahead of IFA 2017 reveal

At least three new Android smartphones will be introduced by Alcatel at IFA 2017. The unannounced devices have been leaked over the weekend and are likely to make their debut on the market this fall.

The Alcatel A3 Plus comes in two variations (3G and 4G) and sports a 5.5-inch display with HD (720p) resolution. Even though this is a cheap device, it will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the 3G model, but the 4G version will have the fingerprint scanner on the front side.

Next in line, the Alcatel A7 XL is a huge smartphone …

Asus ZenFone 4 and 4 Pro prices and specs allegedly leaked days ahead of unveiling

Asus is set to unveil its quite delayed ZenFone 4 series next Thursday, August 17 — if an official invite is anything to go by, that is. But even with less than two weeks remaining, we’ve heard surprisingly little about the devices — the only rumored specs so far have been about the flagship ZenFone 4 Pro, while we’re expecting to see three other new devices (along with an already official fourth).
However, in a pair of tweets, the generally reliable Roland Quandt has given us some new details about the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro, including specs …

Nokia 8 running Android O spotted ahead of official announcement

August will be a hectic month for the smartphone business and a fascinating one for tech-savvy. Google’s Android O launch is just around the corner, and so are two of the most anticipated smartphones of the year: Nokia 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

HMD announced a special event for August 16, while Samsung will hold its Unpacked event on August 23. If you plan on going to IFA 2017 trade fair in Berlin in early September, there’s a high chance that you’ll be able to see the Nokia 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the flesh.

From what we’ve been able to gather …

New set of Nokia 8 live pictures leak ahead of August 16 reveal

Finnish company HMD Global has already confirmed a launch event for August 16 where there’s a high chance we’ll see the Nokia 8 flagship. We already know quite a few things about the smartphone’s specs, but also what it looks like.

Many pictures showing the gold-copper version of the Nokia 8 leaked during the week, but if you haven’t seen them yet, here is a new set that should give you an idea of what to expect from HMD’s flagship design-wise.

The live images confirm the Nokia 8 will feature a physical Home button on the front side, which is likely to house the fingerprint sensor. …

First Xiaomi Mi 5X video teaser released ahead of July 26 official reveal

Xiaomi’s next Android smartphone is not going to be a flagship, as the Chinese company readies a mid-range product that will be announced on July 26. More importantly, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5X will probably be among the cheapest smartphones to feature a dual-camera setup.

With less than 48 hours until the official reveal of the Mi 5X, Xiaomi published the first video that highlights some of the most important features of the mid-range smartphone. The 15-second video offers a glimpse at the phone’s dual-camera and overall design.

Aside from the fact that …