Nokia Steel Limited Edition hybrid smartwatches launched

Nokia has already confirmed that its smartwatches are selling very well since it acquired French company Withings. In an attempt to further improve sales of the Nokia Steel hybrid smartwatch, the Finnish company launched two new limited edition models: Rose Gold and Full Black.

Neither of the two Limited Edition smartwatches packs any improvements over the standard models, but they have different designs. According to Nokia, they have been designed for “maximum style and ease of use.”

Both Nokia Steel Limited Edition smartwatches come with their default wristband, …


Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be launched by Sprint

Currently available only on AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S8
Active should soon be released not just by T-Mobile (as recently reported), but
also by Sprint. We’re saying this because a render of a Sprint-bound Galaxy S8
Active was revealed today on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks).

 

Sprint may plan to start selling the S8 Active on November 17, as
this is the date that’s seen on the smartphone’s home screen (for a closer look, zoom in on the image embedded on the left). However, for now, there’s
no confirmation on this.

 

Most likely, Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will offer
the …

The entry-level ZTE Blade X launched at Cricket Wireless for $120

Cricket Wireless recently announced that it has picked up the sequel to the ZTE Blade X Max phablet, which made its debut the at the US carrier back in May. The new smartphone is called ZTE Blade X and it’s slightly smaller and cheaper than its bigger brother.

Starting today, the Blade X is available for purchase at Cricket Wireless, both online or at select retail locations for $120 outright. Specs-wise, ZTE’s entry-level smartphone almost unimpressive, hence the low price.

The smartphone ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat right out of the box and features …

Woah! This near bezel-less Microsoft phone could have been launched in 2014


Most relevant smartphone makers now have at least one
high-end handset with extremely thin bezels and high screen to body ratios. But this
is, as you probably know, a very recent trend. Three years ago, a near bezel-less
phone would have certainly drawn a lot of attention, and perhaps that’s why
Microsoft wanted to release such a device.

 

What we’re seeing in this article is a Lumia Windows Phone
prototype that Microsoft was working on a few years ago. According to Windows
Central, this was supposed to be released as the Lumia 435 (for around $200), but
it was cancelled in late 2014. …

BlackBerry Motion will be launched in the US at Verizon, Sprint and AT&T

There’s probably one more important BlackBerry smartphone making its way to shelves this year – the so-called BlackBerry Motion. Previously known as BlackBerry Krypton, the smartphone is expected to make its debut in the coming months.

Although the first picture of the BlackBerry Motion leaked yesterday, few details about its specs are known for the time being. Thankfully, the image reveals a little bit of info such as the fact that it’s an all-touch smartphone, unlike the KEYone which features a QWERTY keyboard.

Also, BlackBerry Motion is supposed to be …

New report claims HTC U11 Plus will be launched in Q4 2017

Even though Google recently announced that it has decided to acquire HTC’s mobile division, taking over around 2,000 of its engineers, the Taiwanese company didn’t actually sell its smartphone brand to the search giant.

Rumor has it, HTC plans to launch one more flagship smartphone by the end of this year, the so-called HTC U11 Plus. A previous rumor suggested the flagship could be unveiled as early as November, but now we have more info that comes in line with that report.

Industry sources claim the new smartphone will be an upgraded variant of the current …

Lenovo's Tab 4 8 and 10 Plus tablets launched in the US at reasonable prices


If you’re looking for a cheap tablet and you’re located in the United States, then you’re in luck. Lenovo has just unleashed two new Tab 4 tablets (not to be confused with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab slates, mind you).

Aside from the two Tab 4 slates that were launched in the US back in June, Lenovo released two additional models that are upgraded versions of the Tab 4 8 and Tab 4 10.

Both Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus are available for purchase in the US via major retailers like Amazon and B&H. The cheapest of the two, Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus, costs $229.99 and comes with an 8-inch …

Dual-SIM Huawei P9 lite mini quietly launched in Europe for €190

Huawei continues to take advantage of its previous flagship by launching new smartphones derivative of the P9, its dual-camera high-end device that made its debut on the market last year.

The P9 lite mini is a mid-range smartphone that’s smaller than the regular P9 lite, another variation of the Huawei P9 flagship. Even though the Chinese company did not officially introduce the P9 lite mini, it appears that at least one retailer in Hungary will sell the dual-SIM version of the smartphone for €190 beginning late August.

Unlike the Huawei P9 lite that sports …

Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X officially launched, but you'll have to pay for it

Sailfish OS did not have too much success in the smartphone industry. After a few failed partnerships with Intex, Fairphone, and TRI, the Finnish company is now trying a different approach.

Apparently, Sony Mobile allowed Jolla, the company behind Sailfish OS to optimize the platform for its Xperia X smartphones. Today, Jolla announced that its new Sailfish X operating system for Sony Xperia X has gone gold and will soon be available for purchase.

Yes, you read that right. Jolla will sell the Sailfish X to everyone who wants to install it on the Sony Xperia …

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) to be launched as Galaxy Tab A2 S

A new, affordable tablet is expected to be unveiled by Samsung in the coming weeks. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) leaked a few times in the past, but the South Korean company is still mum on the launch of the slate.

Today, we’ve learned another tiny detail about the upcoming tablet. It appears that Samsung has had a change of heart and decided to launch the tablet under the different name.

It looks like that tablet is currently referred to as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S, which is a bit more confusing than the previous name. The model number (SM-T380 / SM-T385) remains the same, and …