Motorola's Polaroid Insta-Share Printer moto mod goes official, priced to sell at $200

Last month news about an unannounced moto mod called Polaroid Insta-Share Printer made headlines. Today, the US-based company has taken the wraps off the previously rumored Moto Mod.

Starting this week, the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer moto mod will be available for purchase at Verizon for $200. Motorola also announced it will go on sale in other markets globally “in the coming months.”

As the name suggests, the moto mod can be attached to a compatible Motorola smartphone and used to print the pictures taken with the phone’s camera while on the go. Simply …


Redesigned Snapchat to launch on Android December 4th?; Snap to sell Spectacles at store in London

Yesterday, we told you that Snapchat parent Snap had reported a lower than expected gain of 4.5 million new Active Daily Users during the third quarter. More importantly, founder and CEO Evan Spiegel said that the messaging app will be unveiling a new redesign for the Android version of Snapchat. Following the redesign, Snapchat will be easier to use. While Spiegel didn’t reveal a launch date for the new version of Snapchat, a source familiar with the matter said that employees were internally given the date of December 4th as to when to expect the new look to be available.

The source adds …

Sprint launches the Nougat-powered LG G Pad F2 8.0 tablet, priced to sell for $149.99

Sprint has just announced the immediate availability of the inexpensive LG G Pad F2 8.0, a tablet that can be connected with pogo pins to the Plus Pack in order to expand its battery life.

The slate is available for purchase right now for just $149.99, or $6.25 per month for two years. The Plus Pack comes separately and you must pay $79.99 to get one. It will allow you to connect an additional 4,400 mAh battery to the tablet, as well as a USB port and 2x2W speakers.

Plus Pack aside, the LG G Pad F2 8.0 is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and packs a 1.5GHz …

Nokia 2 briefly listed by US retailer, priced to sell for just $99

After HMD introduced another Android smartphone a few days ago, the Nokia 7, there are only two other handsets we’re now expecting the Finnish company to reveal in the coming months.

The two upcoming smartphones belong to completely opposite price categories. While the Nokia 9 will be HMD’s next flagship, the Nokia 2 is supposed to be the company’s cheapest smartphone to date.

And the good news is there’s a high chance that it will be coming to the United States at some point. Major retailer B&H briefly listed the Nokia 2 on its website, along with information …

Following customer backlash, Virgin Mobile will continue to sell Android phones until fall 2018

Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s pre-paid carrier, announced back in June that it will become an iPhone-only network operator. Thanks to a partnership with Apple, Virgin Mobile will start selling nothing but iPhones and debut a completely new plan – Inner Circle, which offers unlimited data for $50 a month.

To sweeten the deal, the pre-paid carrier announced two months later that it will start to offer a year of unlimited deal for $1 to all customers who activate their own iPhone and transfer the existing number to the Inner Circle plan.

Well, it appears that Virgin …

Reuters: Apple iPhone X will be a tough sell in China

A report published today by Reuters pours cold water on the idea that the tenth anniversary Apple iPhone X will turn around Apple’s declining sales trends in China. After reporting six consecutive quarters of  lower iPhone sales in the country, Apple now finds itself the fifth most popular handset brand in China after local manufacturers Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.

During the first half of the year, Apple’s share of the Chinese smartphone market (based on shipments into the country) dropped to 9% from 14% in 2015. You might remember that the September 2014 launch of the Apple iPhone …

Amazon will sell the Essential Phone too, launch date to be announced next week

Essential Products, the company behind Andy Rubin’s new smartphone, has just announced it has gained new strategic investors that poured no less than $300 million into its business. Among the most important partners Essential Products confirmed today, there are names like Foxconn, Amazon’s Alexa Fund, as well as Chinese company Tencent Holdings.

Furthermore, the US-based company confirmed that Best Buy and Amazon would be its primary retailer partners in the country, while Sprint will be the only carrier to offer the Essential Phone.

Best Buy has been known …

LG Q6 coming to Europe in August, priced to sell for €349

Unveiled earlier this month, LG Q6 is meant to bring the FullVision display with 18:9 aspect ratio to the masses. Along with its improved LG Q6+ version, the smartphones will first be made available in Asian key markets for around $365 and $435, respectively.

However, European consumers looking to try out LG’s FullVision display will be able to do so starting August. Apparently, the Q6 will arrive in Germany on August 21, but other European countries will get it around the same timeframe.

The good news is the LG Q6 won’t be much more expensive than the Asian …

Sony made this gorgeous hybrid watch to only sell it in Japan

Sony is no longer keen on making and selling Android Wear smartwatches, but it’s sure upping its hybrid watch game. Unfortunately, it has been keeping the products of its clocksmithing efforts strictly to Japan. Westerners are only to observe from a distance, and potentially look up imports on eBay. Oh, well!

The Three Hands Square is Sony’s latest masterpiece, a clean and attractive hybrid watch that will be available in both round and square designs. The latter is visibly made for female customers. The pictures speak for themselves, while the smart functions these …

BlackBerry KEYone pre-orders sell out in Japan; phone to launch on June 29th

With the BlackBerry KEYone set for a June 29th launch in Japan, pre-orders of the phone have sold out in the country. Actually, it took about an hour for the Android flavored handset to find a buyer for every unit up for pre-order. BlackBerry Mobile is offering the latest ‘Berry through a partnership with Fox. Inc. and Caseplay. On the latter’s website, the KEYone is listed at a price of 69,800 Japanese Yen, which translates into $623.41 USD at current exchange rates.

Despite the sell out, those interested in the KEYone are being told that they can still register their interest in the handset …