Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and Fitbit Flyer headphones to hit the shelves on October 1

Two Fitbit products will be available for purchase at the beginning of the next month: Ionic and Flyer. The smartwatch and wireless headphones Fitbit introduced a while ago will be launched on the market on the first day of October.

After “ongoing, extensive testing,” Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch will be available at major retailers worldwide beginning October 1 for $300 (£300/€350). Before the smartwatch goes on sale, Fitbit will release its software development kit (SDK) on September 26, enabling more than 1,000 devs who already signed up to support the platform …


The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact will hit store shelves by September 10, new rumor claims

As is tradition, Sony will be holding an event ahead of this year’s IFA, at which it will be unveiling its fall lineup of smartphones. And this isn’t just speculation on our part — the company has already announced its keynote time and place more than two months ahead.

However, we’ve heard a fair amount of info about that very same lineup — according to the latest rumors, Sony is set to announce a trio of new devices, the Xperia X1, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact. But the latter of these is certainly the most interesting, though: Sony is pretty much the only …

Nokia 6 finally hits the shelves in the UK, costs less than expected

After months of waiting, customers in the UK can finally purchase HMD’s most advanced smartphone to date, the Nokia 6. The device was initially slated for a June release, but because HMD was unable to cope with the high demand for the smartphone, availability in many countries was postponed for a few months.

Nokia 6 is exclusively available in the UK via Carphone Warehouse. The good news is the smartphone costs less than it was originally announced. Back in April, HMD announced the Nokia 6 would be up for purchase for £229.99 in the UK, but Carphone Warehouse is …

OnePlus 5 to hit the shelves on June 22nd, date confirmed for two major markets

UPDATE: Amazon India just announced that it will start selling the OnePlus 5 on June 22nd, which makes it the second major market to confirm this particular date. Apparently, there will be a OnePlus 5 variant with 8GB of RAM for the South Asian country, as per reliable tipster Evan Blass’ findings. At the time of writing, it is unknown whether this will be the default global variant of the phone.
OnePlus officially declared that it will announce its next flagship, the OnePlus 5, on June 20th, but the company didn’t really disclose any …

Moto G5 Plus hits the shelves at Republic Wireless for $229

The Moto G5 Plus, one of the robust mid-range Android smartphones recently launched on the market, has just made its debut at Republic Wireless. Customers can now pick this one up for prices starting at $229.

The good news is Republic Wireless offers the 4GB RAM/64GB ROM model as well, though customers will have to pay $299 upfront to get it. Another option allows you to grab the Moto G5 Plus for just $14 per month (32GB model) or $18 per month (64GB model).

The smartphone is available in either Lunar Gray or Fine Gold color options, and according to Republic Wireless …

HMD confirms all its Nokia phones will hit the shelves in the second half of Q2

The end of Q1 2017 is upon us, but HMD’s new Nokia-branded smartphones haven’t been yet introduced on the market. The Finnish company vaguely stated that Nokia 3, 5, 6 and the new 3310 would make their debut in various European markets in Q2.

However, Tomislav Himbele, Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe at HMD Global, recently narrowed down the release date for all the Nokia-branded phones the company announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month.

According to Himbele, all three Nokia smartphones, along with the 3310 feature phone will be available …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium now up for pre-order in the UK, hits the shelves in early June

One of the most technologically advanced smartphones introduced last month at Mobile World Congress, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium will be making its debut on the market in early June.

Although Sony did not disclose any details about the smartphone’s availability, a couple of UK retailers are now taking pre-orders for the Xperia XZ Premium.

Unlocked-mobile has the best deal on the Xperia XZ Premium as customers can buy one for £640. The other two UK-based retailers, Amazon and Clove, are selling the flagship for £650.

However, Unlocked-mobiles offers …