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Girl Gets Stuck in Storm Drain Trying to Save Blackberry

Not worth it. Not even remotely. A 16-year old Dover, U.K. teen had to be rescued by firefighters after she descended (about half-way) into a storm drain in a misguided attempt to fetch her Blackberry, which had apparently fell out …

HTC One (M8) Hammered, Dropped, and Drowned in Tests HTC One (M8) Hammered, Dropped, and Drowned in Tests

Though HTC has failed to raise its HTC One smartphones to the level of the iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy series, the devices are consistently some of the best-reviewed smartphones on the market. In addition to their category-leading hardware, the HTC …

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Hit India, Other Models in the Works

The citizens of India will now be able to stay in touch using the Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung announced last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it will launch its latest flagship smartphone in India, on March …

New HTC One (M8) Officially Unveiled New HTC One (M8) Officially Unveiled

During dual media events in both New York and London HTC Corporation today officially unveiled its long-rumored new HTC One smartphone. Dubbed the HTC One (M8), the device is HTC’s latest flagship smartphone and carries on the manufacturer’s tradition of …

HTC One (M8) Available From Tuesday

Carphone Warehouse said in a statement that the next HTC One (M8) smartphone will be announced at press events in London and New York on March 25, and immediately be available for purchase at select retailers in London. “In a …

HTC One Expected to Launch in April HTC One Expected to Launch in April

For over a month now details have been leaking out about HTC’s next flagship high-end smartphone. Taking a page from Apple’s iPad line HTC is expected to name the device the (all-new) HTC One. Rumors hold that the phone’s screen …

“2K” Smartphone Shipments to be Limited in 2014 “2K” Smartphone Shipments to be Limited in 2014

TV manufacturers are feeling giddy over the chance that ultra HD TVs could raise demand for new TV sets. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with “4K” (and even “8K”) displays from nearly every tech manufacturer. At the …

Wireless Charging Set to Take Off Wireless Charging Set to Take Off

Wireless charging has appeared as a feature in a number of mobile devices over the past two years, but consumers have yet to largely embrace the benefits of such systems. This could all change in the coming years, however, propelling …

Lenovo Could Overtake LG in the Smartphone Market Lenovo Could Overtake LG in the Smartphone Market

For years now the smartphone market has largely been largely dominated by Apple and Samsung. Apple has set trends for the high-end market and Samsung has followed along while also flooding the smartphone markets with a wide variety of devices …

Smartphone Runner-ups Shift To Lower-Priced Handsets Smartphone Runner-ups Shift To Lower-Priced Handsets

It’s become increasingly clear over the past two years that Samsung and Apple are dominating the smartphone industry. While Samsung has flooded worldwide markets with a variety of Android handsets at all prices and sizes, Apple remains the guiding player …

Mobile Market to Follow Apple’s 64-bit A7 Processor Mobile Market to Follow Apple’s 64-bit A7 Processor

The iPhone 5S was a disappointment for many Apple fans. Though the device undoubtedly contains better hardware than the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S was more of an incremental improvement than the yearly leap iPhone lovers had become accustomed to. …

Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets

In terms of the overall smartphone market, Windows Phone holds only a tiny fraction of the world’s market share. Android and iOS continue to dominate smartphone shipments, as Apple’s brand continues to draw customers in mature markets and Samsung floods …

Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers

Holiday season 2013 capped off another record year for tablet shipments, but market watchers are now beginning to see the rapid growth of the smartphone market reach saturation points in established markets. As these mature markets reach their peaks, the …

Samsung Offers More Details On The Galaxy S5 Samsung Offers More Details On The Galaxy S5

In February, Samsung announced the inevitable Galaxy S5 at Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona. The new flagship device sports the usual upgraded specs and display, but it didn’t look all that different from its predecessor though. Outward appearances aren’t everything, …

Ashton Kutcher Is Designing Lenovo Smartphones That Will Launch This Year Ashton Kutcher Is Designing Lenovo Smartphones That Will Launch This Year

Remember when Lenovo announced that Ashton Kutcher was their new product engineer last October? Well, apparently that was a legitimate title and Kutcher is going to have significant influence on the company’s next product line. According to Re/code, Kutcher is …

Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years

Since the debut of the first iPhone the smartphone market has been bursting with growth. The entire mobile device industry has grown at an astonishing rate, a trend which looks to continue in the coming years as wearable devices become …

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 Is The World’s First 64-Bit Octa-Core Chipset Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 Is The World’s First 64-Bit Octa-Core Chipset

Apple made headlines last year by introducing the first 64-bit mobile chipset in the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. The company said the move to 64-bit would allow for better performance while retaining backwards compatibility with 32-bit apps. Android device …

Thermometers for Smartphones are Here

If you’ve ever been in the throes and wondered if it was just a thing or if you actually had a fever, you might have checked your phone’s app store to see if there was a thermometer handy to quell …

Samsung Teases The Galaxy S 5 Ahead Of Reveal Samsung Teases The Galaxy S 5 Ahead Of Reveal

We all know that Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S 5 on Monday. Samsung knows that we know, and has been hyping up the device without actually sharing real information on it. The latest tease is a continuation of …

T-Mobile’s Jump Being Changed For The Better [Report] T-Mobile’s Jump Being Changed For The Better [Report]

In its quest to shake up the mobile industry, T-Mobile revealed Jump last year as a way to allow consumers to upgrade their devices twice a year. It also instigated a six month waiting period between signing up and being …

LG Announces The G Pro 2, Will Be Shown At MWC LG Announces The G Pro 2, Will Be Shown At MWC

Last year, LG introduced the world to the G Pro – a smartphone that attempted to take on the Galaxy Note. Now LG is back with a successor featuring improved hardware, software, and some silly additions from the LG G2. …