Carphone Warehouse takes 10% off the price of the BlackBerry KEYone

U.K. online retailer Carphone Warehouse is taking 10% off the price of the BlackBerry KEYone. That takes the handset with the physical QWERTY keyboard and the impressively long battery life from £499 ($648 USD) to £449 ($583 USD). Interestingly, Carphone Warehouse didn’t say whether this is a limited time offer, or a permanent new price. The model receiving the price cut is the SIM free unlocked version of the handset.

The BlackBerry KEYone is a great phone for those who push out many emails and texts, thanks to the physical QWERTY keyboard. Typing is faster and more accurate, and this just …


Sprint opens Twice the Price store, trolling Verizon in the process

Sprint today opened a very unusual pop-up store in New York, calling it Twice the Price. The main purpose of this store is to inform customers that Sprint is offering unlimited monthly data, text, and calls for just $22.50 per line (with 4 lines), while Verizon is charging twice the price for that. You can go here to see exactly how Sprint’s Unlimited plan compares to similar plans from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

Sprint’s Twice the Price store can be visited at 69-43 Grand Avenue, Flushing, New York, 11378. The store is open only today, July 21, until 7 PM, …

Wozniak says the iPhone sells well despite its price because it is a safe bet

Steve Wozniak is a living legend. As co-founder of Apple, the Woz was there at the very beginning. His insight into Steve Jobs is a unique one, and despite his place in tech history, you won’t hear any bragging coming from him. Because Wozniak left Apple for good in 1985, well before the series of “iDevices” came out and changed the world, you don’t really hear his name mentioned in conjunction with the development of the iPhone. But Wozniak is a student of the smartphone market.

While in China earlier this week, the Woz pointed out how well Chinese smartphone manufacturers use intelligent …

Speed, coverage, or price – what do you look for most when choosing a carrier?

According to the latest survey by research shop Jefferies, the number one priority for carrier subs is network performance and reliability (46%), followed by monthly costs (30%), while unlimited data plan was cited as most important by only 8% of those surveyed, and those were skewed heavily towards the Sprint camp. 

Until recently, it seemed that you can’t have your cake, and eat it too, as a vast and speedy network requires significant capital outlays that have to be recouped with higher prices. Now that the bulk of 4G LTE investment has been done by carriers, and all …

Results: same price, different beasts – would you buy the LG G6 or OnePlus 5?

OnePlus started its career in the smartphone world back in 2014, with the super-aggressively priced OnePlus One. A flagship-specced phone for $300? Yes, please! The company quickly garnered fandom and started to sneak its way into the limelight. With each year, OnePlus has also been inching towards a more respectable price-tag, too. Of course, that’s the cost of growth — it’s unrealistic to maintain an operation that barely makes a profit on its product. So, now, the OnePlus 5 costs either $480 or $540, depending on which storage / RAM variant you go for.

All the …

Asus to launch ZenFone AR in the UK on July 21, but its price will break the bank

Asus hadn’t been selling smartphones directly in the UK for quite some time, but the Taiwanese company had a change of heart recently. The mighty Tango-enabled Asus ZenFone AR will be officially launched in the UK and pre-orders will go live on July 21.

The ZenFone AR will be a costly device to purchase for those who want a taste of Google’s Tango project. Customers in the UK will have to come up with £799 to buy the high-end smartphone. The good news is Asus will offer some incentives to those who purchase the ZenFone AR.

Assuming you have that much money …

Poll: same price, different beasts – would you buy the LG G6 or OnePlus 5?

About a month ago, the OnePlus 5 hit the market and, save for a few unfortunate bumps, it has the smartphone fandom pleased. Well, almost pleased, as OnePlus has managed to slither up in the price tiers and its “flagship killer” no longer costs a measly $300. Nope, the OnePlus 5 will set you back either $480 or $540, depending on which storage / RAM variant you go for.

All the while, one of the major manufacturers — LG — has sliced the price of its latest flagship in less than half a year of its existence. The G6 started off with a $650 – $700 tag, but can now be had for exactly $500 unlocked. …

Essential Phone release date, price, and availability: all we know so far

It was May 30 when the Essential Phone was officially announced. Its unveiling was a big deal – not only because we rarely see a new company entering the smartphone market, and not only because the phone itself was looking top notch, with premium, modern design, high-end hardware specs, and clean Android software to top it all off. The excitement around the young company and its first mobile product was also fueled by the fact that Andy Rubin, often referred to as the “father” of Android, is the man in charge of Essential. In other words, this phone had to be good if it …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active price and release date predictions

We’ve already talked about the Galaxy S8 Active, a rumored and anticipated handset that’s most definitely coming pretty soon. As the name suggests, the Galaxy S8 Active will be a rugged, more durable variation of the flashy Galaxy S8. We largely expect it to drop the glass at the rear for a more rugged material that wouldn’t break if you accidentally drop the phone on a hard surface. Furthermore, the curved display at the front of the Galaxy S8, albeit neat and cool, will be substituted for a flat variation that won’t be as susceptible to breakage due to accidental drops. A …

LG V30 price and release date: Here's everything we know so far

With the hype surrounding the almost bezel-less G6 abating, LG is gearing up to launch its second flagship for the year – the LG V30. In keeping with V-series traditions of years past, the V30 is expected to be powered by a top-of-the-line processor, to cater to audiophiles with a high-end DAC built in, and to continue and evolve the ticker screen concept that started with the V10 in 2015.

But this time around, the LG V30 may be poised to hit the market earlier than its predecessors. LG has already teased us that it has a something V-series-related to announce on …