Where is the Alcatel Idol 4? BlackBerry might be to blame

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At the start of the year, Alcatel OneTouch strategically chose MWC 2016 as the time and place for a rebranding to happen as its next flagship would debut during the global conference. Its name was shortened to just Alcatel and the company’s logo received a fresh appearance. The turning point in February, however, wasn’t from a new name or logo. Everyone became excited for Alcatel when the Idol 4 and Idol 4S were announced. Between the stunning glass-meets-aluminum design and the high-end specifications, Alcatel was seemingly ready to get serious with the big players at the table.

Now it’s June and Alcatel’s flagship is still not on the market for anyone to buy. So we contacted Alcatel directly to find out where the Idol 4 and Idol 4S are at.

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Early August could be when the next Galaxy Note from Samsung goes public

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Now that we’re entering the summer, things are really going to heat up get interesting in the mobile industry. We’re nearing the launch of flagship devices from Samsung and Apple. Last year, Samsung bumped up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 to cut into potential iPhone sales before Apple debuted the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. This year, all signs are pointing to the next Galaxy Note device coming even earlier than the mid-August launch we saw in 2015.

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One last OnePlus 3 leak shows up a day before official announcement

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We’re just a day away from OnePlus making the OnePlus 3 official, but you know that won’t stop the rumor mill from churning out just a few more photos. The latest leak shows off the device, in the flesh, from the front and back. It’s arguably the clearest look we’ve seen, unless you count the press renders and promotional material. Hit the break to check it out. Read more

Leaked image hints at the Galaxy Note 7 featuring a curved edge screen

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It’s a little over halfway through the year, and that means that it’s time for the rumor mill about the next edition of the Galaxy Note series to hit full swing. One of the persistent rumors is that Samsung will avoid calling it the Note 6, and will instead align this year model with the Galaxy S series, giving it the Note 7 moniker instead. Today’s rumor hints that the upcoming handset has a curved screen, which is quite likely considering the popularity of the Galaxy S7 EdgeRead more

Amazon is taking on Spotify, Google with standalone music streaming service

The Amazon logo is seen on a podium duriWhen it comes to online goods and services, there isn’t much that Amazon doesn’t do. They offer a large video streaming catalog, a digital video storefront, audiobooks and eBooks, and obviously a large selection of physical goods with two-day shipping through Amazon Prime. There are plenty of Amazon-branded services for you to buy into, and it looks like Amazon is going to expand that with an on-demand music streaming subscription, too. Read more

Leak points to Nest developing an outdoor version of Nest Cam

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2016 hasn’t been the smoothest of years for Nest, with rumors that the company isn’t bringing in enough revenue to meet Alphabet’s expectations, to complaints by Nest employees about how the company was being run to the recent news that its CEO, Tony Fadell, left the company because it was in “maintenance mode”. Nest’s new CEO, Marwan Fawaz, has apparently sent a letter to employees hinting at the company’s upcoming product line, as well as confirming that the company is not for sale. Read more