The iPhone 8 could be delayed by more than three weeks, Bank of America analysts say

If you’ve been paying attention for the past few months, you may have noticed that 2017 isn’t the best year if you’re a phone maker trying to switch things up. Take Samsung, for example: it’s been wildly publicized that the company intended to put an in-glass fingerprint scanner inside its upcoming Galaxy Note 8, but issues with speed and security ultimately killed those plans.

But Sammy’s not the only kid on the block looking to get rid of the separate fingerprint scanner: Apple has been rumored for a while to be implementing an in-screen Touch ID for …


Nokia 5 and 6 market release delayed until August in the UK

Having a world-renowned brand to back up your products before they get released on the market can have its pros and cons. HMD Global is one of the companies that benefited from massive media exposure in the last couple of months due to the launch of its new Nokia smartphones.

Unfortunately, that kind of publicity can put a start-up like HMD in an awkward position, as many retailers and carriers report huge interest from customers for the new Nokia smartphones. As such, HMD is having troubles meeting the high demand for its devices even before they were actually …

Long delayed YotaPhone 3 is announced; dual-screen phone to start at $350

Back in April, we told you to expect the YotaPhone 3 to be available for pre-orders this summer. Today, the phone was officially unveiled in North China. For those unfamiliar with the YotaPhone series, these devices have a dual-screen design thanks to the E Ink display found on the back of each handset. The YotaPhone 3 will sport an AMOLED panel in front. The handset was expected to launch last year, but some problems with the company’s finances delayed the release.

It is unknown whether or not a U.S. release of the YotaPhone 3 will be in the cards. Back in 2015, the YotaPhone 2 was listed …

Apple iPhone 8 release date may not be delayed after all, Apple sends blackout days for staff

The Apple iPhone 8 release date could happen somewhere between September 17th and November 4th. This is the logical conclusion to make after Apple has allegedly posted blackout dates for staff, suggesting that this would be a busy period when it will need all hands on deck. The information comes from what looks like an official Apple memo to staff, obtained by Apple enthusiast Benjamin Geskin.
“Keep in mind that these dates are subject to change as our support volume expectations fluctuate,” the memo says.

Apple staff black …

BlackBerry KEYone delayed in Europe by a few weeks

UK retailer Clove announced at the beginning of the month that the first stock of BlackBerry KEYone units would arrive in early May. Fast forward three weeks and it looks like the shipments have been delayed.

Instead of May 5, the first stock is now expected to arrive in the week commencing May 22. The price remains unchanged though, so customers will still be able to buy one for £499 outright.

However, it looks like Carphone Warehouse, another major UK retailer, will have the BlackBerry KEYone available starting May 5. Perhaps the reseller did not yet …

Fitbit smartwatch delayed to autumn, design is "definitely not sexy"

Fitbit has been manufacturing activity-tracking gadgets for ten years now, providing a range of equipment to monitor your fitness regime, sleep and more. After the takeover of two smartwatch making companies and its own CEO confirming it, Fitbit is on track of releasing a real smartwatch this year. We say ‘real’, because the company already sells a form of a smart wrist device, the Fitbit Blaze, but it is rather perceived as fitness tracker that can receive texts and calls.

The launch of the device was rumoured to be some time this spring, but recent reports from Yahoo Finance sources state …

Bixby launch reportedly delayed due to English-related voice recognition issues

As you may have already heard, Bixby — Samsung’s highly touted AI assistant — won’t be gracing the Galaxy S8/S8+ at launch. Not in its final form, at least, and not in the U.S. The full-fledged version of Bixby will supposedly launch “later this spring,” according to a brief official statement by Samsung.

According to a new report by the Wall Street Journal, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter, the English-speaking version of Bixby won’t be available at launch, due to its performance not being up to par with its Korean-savvy counterpart.

Internal …

Analyst: Apple iPhone 8 to be delayed but will still be available for the holidays

The baseball season has just started and warm weather is returning to the Northern Hemisphere. That is why it seems strange to be thinking about the 2017 holiday season right now. But looking ahead is what Wall Street analysts have to do in order to make accurate forecasts for their clients. Take Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White. Today, he told clients through a note, that the 10th anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone (dubbed the iPhone 8) will not be released in September as hoped.

White says that the 3-D sensing technology, which allows the front-facing camera to recognize the user’s …

BlackBerry KEYone market release delayed, now shipping after May

BlackBerry fans must have been disappointed to learn that the new KEYone smartphone, teased back in January at CES 2017 and introduced one month later at MWC 2017, will not be shipping within a month since the official announcement.

Chinese company TCL announced back in February that the BlackBerry KEYone should be available globally starting April. Unfortunately, the market release timeframe of the smartphone has been moved to May.

BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen confirmed during the company’s earning calls that the KEYOne will be in production at the end of …

Wondering where Android Wear 2.0 is? Google delayed it to fix a bug

Google first announced that Android Wear 2.0 was ready to go back in early February, but only a few smartwatches have gotten the software as an update. The rollout was delayed and Google was completely silent. No one had any idea of what was going on, but Google has finally released an official statement on the matter that at least tells us why the Android Wear 2.0 update hasn’t arrived.

Google said in an official statement first given to 9to5Google:

We have started rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 update to Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 …