Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro receive major optimization update, here are all the changes

Huawei has yet to penetrate the United States market, but after this year’s fiasco that seems like an impossible mission for the Chinese handset maker. The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro may be great devices, but it looks like US carriers don’t want to sell them for various reasons (mostly political).

Since the Mate 10 Pro is already available for pre-order in the United States, you might want to know what updates you’ll be getting when the smartphone hits the shelves on February 18. That’s if you plan to buy Huawei’s flagship.

The new update labeled as build SP1C00 is being rolled out to …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro now available to pre-order in the US, $150 gift card included

Officially unveiled stateside last month at CES 2018, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro won’t be released via any US carrier. However, Huawei USA is launching an unlocked version of the smartphone (1-year warranty included), and pre-orders for it are available as of today, February 4.
At this very moment, you can pre-order the Huawei Mate 10 Pro from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Newegg, all of which will properly release the handset on February 18. The new phone costs $799.99, and, for a limited time, it comes with a $150 Gift card. Interestingly, Huawei says the Mate 10 Pro …

Ulefone will show off the T2 Pro at MWC: all-screen front, Helio P70, dual camera

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Ulefone has been known to strive towards building good-looking handsets with respectable hardware specs, and its latest entry is no different. What’s even more exciting about the upcoming Ulefone T2 Pro is that it will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving enthusiasts a chance to learn more about it!

But what is the Ulefone T2 Pro …

Some Surface Pro 4 owners put their slate in the ice box to stop screen from flickering

A small number of Surface Pro 4 owners are having trouble with flickering screens. Given the name Flickergate by some, the problem has been discussed on Microsoft’s support forums by those unfortunate enough to find themselves with one of the tablets exhibiting this behavior. The big problem for these owners (said to include at least 1,600 people), is that their expensive slate is no longer covered by the warranty.

Microsoft says that it is aware of the issue, but so far the gang in Redmond is only closely monitoring the situation. Since the flickering usually takes place when the …

Verizon follows AT&T's move, drops plans to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Wireless network provider Verizon is not going to sell the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 Pro. This unexpected decision has to do with the U.S. government, according to people familiar with the matter.

Earlier this month, AT&T abandoned plans to offer the Huawei Mate 10 Pro to subscribers after members of the congress, with the help of federal regulators, stood against it. Verizon has been going through the same thing, after dropping plans to sell the Chinese flagship to the U.S. audience. That means only channel left for Huawei to distribute its newest device is …

The Elephone U and U Pro draw near. The phones will accept 1 TB microSD cards.

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Over the past month, Elephone has been teasing us over and over with its new upcoming high-class phones — the Elephone U and Elephone U Pro. Shiny phones built with metal and glass, curved AMOLED displays, dual cameras on the back, and presumably bargain price.

So, here’s the quick rundown on both phones — they will have the same …

2018 Apple iPad Pro could resemble the iPhone X

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said back in October that the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID will be coming to the Apple iPad Pro in 2018. That was followed the next month by talk that Apple plans on redesigning the iPad Pro to give it an edge-to-edge display with thinner bezels, similar to the look of the Apple iPhone X. We assume that this would also mean that the infamous “notch” would also become part of the iPad Pro.

As it turns out, some code discovered in the just released iOS 11.3 beta makes a reference to an unreleased “modern iPad.” Now without the proper context, this means …

Deal: Save $100 on the iPad Pro 10.5-inch (Wi-Fi only)

If you recently wanted to buy an Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch, but found it to be too expensive, we have good news. Best Buy currently allows customers to save $100 on the 256 GB and 512 GB variants of the Wi-Fi-only iPad Pro 10.5, or $50 on the 64 GB model.
Here are the current prices that Best Buy is asking for the iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi:
Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch 512 GB: $899.99 (instead of $999.99)Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch 256 GB: $699.99 (instead of $799.99)Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch 64 GB: $599.99 (instead of $649.99)
All …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro will support AT&T and T-Mobile VoLTE in the US

Huawei was so close to inking a distribution agreement with AT&T that the Chinese company has already manufactured carrier-specific Mate 10 Pro units. Unfortunately, after AT&T caved in under political pressure, the US version of Huawei Mate 10 Pro will have to be repurposed and sold unlocked.

For those of you who still want to buy the Mate 10 Pro even though it won’t be available at any of the US carriers, here are a couple of things that you need to be aware of before making your purchase.

First off, the US version of Huawei Mate 10 Pro will offer single SIM support, unlike …

Deal: Asus ZenFone 4 Pro is now $100 cheaper in the US

Asus’ newest high-end smartphone, the ZenFone 4 Pro, has
been available to buy in the US
since late October. Initially priced at $599, the handset can now be bought for
$499 – at this price, we’d say the phone is a worthy alternative to the OnePlus


Right now, only Amazon is selling the Asus ZenFone 4 Pro at
$100 off. Other retailers, including Best Buy, Newegg, and B&H, are still asking
$599 for the device.


Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the ZenFone
4 Pro features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage space,
microSD card support, and …