FYI: WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 on December 31

WhatsApp announced last year that it will stop supporting some mobile platforms that don’t offer the kind of capabilities the company needs to expand the app’s features. The first to go away are BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 mobile platforms, so if you use a smartphone powered by either of the two operating systems, you’ll want to know WhatsApp will end support for them on December 31.

Although in the first announcement WhatsApp said the application will stop working on mobile platforms that are no longer supported, a more recent update suggests users will not …

FYI: The screen of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 has a default resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels

Officially announced by Samsung earlier this week, the Galaxy Note 8 sports a dual-curve 6.3-inch screen – the largest ever on a Note smartphone. While this is definitely a Quad HD+ (1440 x 2960 pixels) display, you won’t be seeing that resolution out of the box.

Just as it does on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is defaulting the screen resolution of the Note 8 to Full HD+, and it’s mentioning this on the phone’s official website. Due to the 18.5:9 aspect ratio of the display, the resolution is 1080 x 2220 pixels (instead of the standard 1080 x 1920 Full …

FYI, Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 have been certified for being environmentally friendly

Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are the first smartphones to receive an EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) certificate, directly approved by the Green Electronics Council and Underwriters Laboratories.

The smartphones were subjected to multiple tests focused on many environmental aspects, including the using of toxic materials, energy efficiency and corporations’ social contributions.

But this isn’t why Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are the first to get this special certification, but because the new mobile phone category for EPEAT has been …

FYI, Nokia owns the Alcatel smartphone brand that's licensed to TCL

Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent, the French telecom equipment company, back in 2016, to better compete with the likes of Huawei in the network infrastructure industry. 

If you have minimum knowledge about the mobile phone market, then you most likely have heard about Alcatel, a brand that’s very popular at the mid- and low-tier. It turns out that the Alcatel brand was among the assets owned by the French company when Nokia announced its acquisition.

Clearly, that means that after the acquisition the Alcatel smartphone brand would belong to Nokia. However, …