OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition goes on sale in Paris September 22nd

A limited edition version of the OnePlus 5, designed by fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, will be launched on September 22nd at 10am CEST (4am EDT in the U.S.) during a Pop-Up event at the Colette fashion boutique in Paris. The design is called “the Callection,” while the full name of the handset is the OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition. This version of the OnePlus 5 will sport a blue power button, yellow mute/vibrate button, and a red volume rocker.  The design features writing on the back in script. Other Pop-Up events offering the phone will be held in Europe in the weeks ahead.

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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be released by Boost and Virgin Mobile on September 29


While Sprint is launching the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on
September 22 (just like all other major US carriers), if you want to buy the
new handsets from Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile – Sprint’s two prepaid brands –
you’ll have to wait an extra week to get them.

 

Both Boost and Virgin Mobile will release the two new
iPhones on September 29, likely for the same prices that Apple is asking
(iPhone 8 starting at $699, and iPhone 8 Plus starting at $799).

 

Boost Mobile
is already accepting pre-registrations for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. For
a limited time, if you pre-register, …

Essential Phone coming to all Sprint stores on September 14


The wait is finally over
and the Essential Phone will be available for purchase in all Sprint
retail channels on September 14. The only carrier in the United
States that sells the Essential Phone, Sprint announced that, for a
limited time, customers can lease it for $14.58 per month and take
advantage of the best price for fully featured Unlimited data among
national carriers.

Basically, you’ll get 50%
off Essential Phone and you won’t have to pay anything ($0 down) with
18 Sprint Flex Lease payments, thus saving more than $260. On top of
that, the Essential 360-degree camera costs just …

What to expect from Apple's September event

Apple’s big September event is right around the corner, so what will the company show?
Leaks and rumors have been generously informing us that we will see three new iPhones: the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, gradual upgrades to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, as well as a brand new iPhone X, a completely new, bezel-less design that will leave the good old fingerprint scanner in favor of a brand new 3D face recognition system. The iPhone X (the pronunciation could be iPhone Ten, just like Mac OS X is pronounced Mac OS Ten) is also expected to …

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 to be unveiled on September 11 alongside Mi MIX 2

Xiaomi’s next major launch event is scheduled for September 11, just one day ahead of Apple’s big reveal. The Chinese company is expected to unveil its new flagship, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, but that’s not the only device that could be announced next week.

Another high-end Android smartphone has been recently teased by Xiaomi, the Mi Note 3. Rumored to pack beastly specs, the Mi Note 3 is likely to compete with the other flagship that Xiaomi plans to launch on Monday, the Mi MIX 2.

The teaser image published by Xiaomi today confirms the Mi Note 3 will come with a dual-camera setup, but …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 video teaser goes live before September 11 announcement

Apple and Google will soon hold some of the biggest launch events of the fall, as they prepare to unveil their new flagship smartphones. The runner-up, Xiaomi, has its own event as well, which is set to take place on September 11, just one day ahead of Apple’s big reveal.

The Mi MIX 2 is supposed to be announced next week in China. The flagship is unlikely to make it to more than a few countries through official channels, but some Chinese retailers may ship the Mi MIX 2 internationally.

That being said, it looks like …

Pre-orders for the 2017 iPhone models to begin on September 15th?

A new report out of Germany says that three-days after the 2017 iPhone models are unveiled in Cupertino, the Apple iPhone X, Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus will be available for pre-orders. A previous rumor had all three new iOS flavored handsets launching on September 22nd. So, the rumored timeline goes like this. On September 12th, Apple unveils the 2017 iPhone models, all from the brand new Steve Jobs Theater. Pre-orders will begin on September 15th with all three handsets getting launched on September 22nd.

The Apple iPhone X will have a very limited supply following its launch. …

Google publishes September security patch changelog, but factory images are still MIA

HMD was the first company to release the September security update for one of its Nokia smartphones, but Google should be fast behind. The search giant has just published the Android Security Bulletin for September 2017, which contains all the fixes included in the update.

Usually, the changelog was published along with the OTA files and factory images for the update, but this time Google will not release them. The Mountain View company announced that Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus Player, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P devices will be receiving the September security …

Drone-shot video shows venue of Apple's September 12th event, the Steve Jobs Theater

The tenth anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone is being unveiled on September 12th. As you might know, the event is being held at the new Steve Jobs Theater. This would seem to be the perfect venue for the introduction of the Apple iPhone X. After all, Jobs’ first unveiling of the Apple iPhone on January 9th, 2007 was one of his most masterful and remembered public appearances. The CEO had everything working for him that day, including his sense of humor.

It’s only fitting that Jobs be some how involved in the unveiling of the tenth anniversary edition. The event taking place …

BlackBerry splits BBM into three services, switching platforms no longer possible after September 25

In the last couple of weeks, many BBM users ran into issues when trying to switch their BBM accounts from one platform to another. Apparently, they couldn’t access their contacts, groups, and BBM channels after moving from one device to another.

Well, it turns out that BlackBerry was working on something that made the BBM servers temporarily unavailable. The Canadian company announced today that it has decided to split BBM into three separate services: BBM Enterprise for all devices, BBM Consumer for BBOS and BB10, and BBM Consumer for Android, iOS and Microsoft …