BlackBerry won’t be manufacturing smartphones anymore

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BlackBerry will go down in history as one of the key players in the early smartphone market, but that era is officially over. In the company’s quarterly financial results, they’ve announced that they’ll no longer be manufacturing any smartphones from this point forward, coming after BlackBerry posted an $8 million loss over the previous quarter. Sad, but reasonable. Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 problems not turning buyers off

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With all of the challenges related to Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note 7 this year many people were concerned that it could have a severe impact on the company’s performance now and moving forward. We have even covered rumors of Samsung possibly moving up the Galaxy S8 release to offset the financial impact. However, according to information released by Samsung today, consumers do not seem to be dissuaded from sticking with Samsung and demand appears to still be high for the Galaxy Note 7. Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 replacements are overheating

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 troubles is a nightmare that won’t ever end. Already costing the company upwards of $1 billion, that number might just grow, as replacement devices are seemingly having some major issues. Consumes in South Korea are complaining that their Galaxy Note 7 replacement is not only overheating, but are quickly losing battery power even while being charged, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Moto Mods Development Kit announced

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This past summer saw two smartphone manufacturers try to incorporate some modular concepts into their flagship phones with LG and Lenovo employing the strategy. In the case of LG, the implementation of modules was fairly slick for the LG G5, but the company dropped the ball on items like availability, pricing and building an ecosystem. Hoping to avoid that same fate, Lenovo has announced the availability of a development kit geared toward enabling anyone to create a Moto Mod that will work on a Moto Z device. Read more