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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus preorders sell out in 30 minutes in South Korea
Samsung has been dominating their home country of South Korea when it comes to smartphones, but that maybe coming to an end. It appears Apple is selling iPhones at a blistering pace in South Korea. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will launch on Friday, but preorders were open today. Apple sold out of their inven....more
BlackBerry Priv launching November 6 in the UK
BlackBerry is getting ready to launch its first Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. The new BlackBerry Priv will launch in the UK on November 6, 2015. It will go head to head against the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6. Will the world welcome an Android powered BlackBerry? The BlackBerry Pr....more
Samsung pushing ads to some users
Samsung appears to be pushing advertisements in the notification shade for some Galaxy users. According to Android Police, the new ads started appearing recently, although it is not known how widespread the problem is. The ad in question is for the latest Samsung Galaxy Edge. The real question here....more
BlackBerry Venice render leaked online
A new render of a rumored upcoming BlackBerry Android device has hit Twitter. @evleaks posted the render on Twitter, which apparently shows a BlackBerry device, codenamed Venice, running Android Lillipop. The rumors have swirled for awhile now, that BlackBerry would release a device running Android, but no ....more
BlackBerry CEO knows his job is tough, but isn't worried about it
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has an almost impossible job. How does he turn a once dominant company around while the market has completely changed? BlackBerry was once the dominant smartphone in the market, but these days Apple and Samsung clearly dominate. John Chen recently told Business Insider he knows the....more
Crazy Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge drop test
If you're in the market for a Samsung Galaxy S6 you will definitely want to watch this crazy drop test. Actually, it's more like a slam test. Companies perform all kinds of drop tests on their products to make sure they can survive the rigors of real life. Usually they hold a phone between 3 and 5 feet off....more
Lumia 930 wins blind camera comparison ahead of Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus
The folks at Phone Arena did a camera shoot out of six smartphones. They compared the Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus, Google Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, and HTC One M9. They took several shots with each phone in different lighting conditions, and asked people to vote on the best one.....more
Microsoft apps to be pre-installed on Samsung devices
Microsoft has announced a deal with Samsung that will bring Microsoft services to Samsung's Android devices. The deal is an important move for Microsoft as they try to be have influence on every platform. This is a strikingly different strategy than the Microsoft of old who relied on a near monopoly to keep....more
Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown by iFixit
iFixit has made a name for itself by breaking into all of our favorite gadgets and showing us their guts. Their teardown videos have become sort of a hit as people are dying to how their devices are made. The latest teardown from iFixit is of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and it is an interesting one. With no visi....more
BlackBerry-owned Secusmart releases a new tablet
BlackBerry seems to have released a new tablet, sort of. Secusmart, a BlackBerry company, has released a new secure tablet called the Secutablet. The Secutablet was built in conjunction with Samsung and IBM, so it really is just a modified version of the Samsung Tab S 10.5. The Secutablet has enhan....more
BlackBerry pushes Passport reviews on YouTube
BlackBerry is doing everything it can to promote its hardware these days. With Samsung's announcements at the Mobile World Congress, and Apple's Spring Forward event taking up the headlines, the company is in a fierce battle to stay relevant. BlackBerry is using every online tool available to connect with t....more
Cyanogen CEO sees Samsung going down in 5 years
Although Samsung has been dominant in the smartphone space for the last few years, one Android insider says they're going to lose to the competition. Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster doesn't think Samsung can hang in there for too much longer. In fact, he told Business Insider that Samsung will get "slaughtered" ....more
Sprint rolling out Lollipop for Galaxy 4 users
Sprint has released the latest Android 5 update for its Samsung Galaxy 4 users today. The Lollipop update is going out over the air and users will start to receive a notification that they should update. If you cannot wait for the update you can try launching the Settings app to grab the update manually. I....more
Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked photos
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is due out soon and pictures are starting to leak. This time the pictures above were posted to the XDA forums. The leaker does not identify himself or where he got the phone, but it is likely a demo unit. Covered by bubble wrap, the phone is hard to see in the original pictures. ....more
HTC One M9 to be revealed on March 1
The HTC One M9 has been leaked so many times online we already have a pretty good idea of what the new phone will look like. What we did not know, until now, was when it would be officially unveiled. HTC UK took care of that little problem today when they tweeted an invite to the launch event. The official ....more
Regulators investigating trades of BBRY around Samsung rumors
Regulators in the US and Canada are investigating trading activity around a report that Samsung was about to acquire BlackBerry. The regulators are looking into whether the rumor was floated by investors trying to profit on the spike of BlackBerry stock. It isn't clear who is being investigated or who profi....more
Hospitals testing Apple's HealthKit
When Apple announced HealthKit it, the announcement came with little fanfare. Apple CEO Tim Cook touted it several times, but the feature wasn't completely baked and it never really got viral traction. After all, most people simply used the app as a pedometer on their new iPhones and there wasn't much else ....more
Samsung Galaxy S6 pics leaked
Samsung is making a huge shift in its Galaxy line if recently leaked pics are to be believed. The company is apparently taking a page from Apple and moving to an all metal design for the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone. It appears the company will dump its famous plastic back in favor of an iPhone'ish metal ba....more
Samsung to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion?
Rumors were flying last week about a possible acquisition of BlackBerry by Samsung. While both companies denied the rumors, sending BlackBerry stock straight down, the rumors persist. Samsung is apparently interested in valuable BlackBerry patents as it competes head to head with Apple. BlackBerry would lo....more
BlackBerry shares soar on new Samsung rumors
The rumors just won't go away. BlackBerry stock was riding high a few days ago on rumors Samsung would acquire BlackBerry. After both Samsung and BlackBerry denied takeover rumors, BlackBerry stock tanked. Samsung said it wanted to partner with BlackBerry instead of acquire them, but a new rumor along with....more
HTC One M8 Google Play Edition going away
Most diehard Android fans want a pure Google experience on their phone. Some vendors create custom Google versions of their phones to the delight of the pure Android experience. HTC created a Google Play Edition of their One M8, but it appears Google is phasing it out. The HTC One M8 Google Play Ed....more
Is Samsung still pursuing purchase of BlackBerry despite denials?
Rumors were swirling about a possible acquisition of BlackBerry by Samsung until both companies denied the rumors this week. According to the Financial Post however, Samsung is still pursuing a BlackBerry takeover. The Financial Post says it has obtained a document that was for Samsung by New York-based ind....more
Samsung wants to partner with BlackBerry, not acquire
BlackBerry stock went crazy last week when a report surfaced that the company had met with Samsung about a possible acquisition. The stock shot up only to come plummeting back do....more
Samsung rumored to launch Galaxy S6 Edge with two Edge displays
Samsung released the Galaxy Note Edge last year as a proof of concept of sorts. It was an effort at showing the world its innovation chops. Whether a curved display is needed or wanted is up for debate, but Samsung looks to be pushing the envelope a bit further. A rumor is floating that Samsung will relea....more
BlackBerry stock drops after denying Samsung acquisition
Despited BlackBerry's recent string of good news, a report by Reuters suggested BlackBerry was in talks with Samsung about a $7 billion acquisition. BlackBerry denied the report, and its stock tumbled nearly 17% in early trading. BlackBerry stock was up over 45% in 2014, but it looks like they are coming bac....more
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