BlackBerry DTEK50 Android phone launches as ‘most secure’

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When BlackBerry was flying high in its heyday, one of the benefits of the devices was how well they played with corporate IT environments, especially the heightened security requirements. Since then the company has tumbled, but recently has been trying to make a comeback on the back of Android powered devices. Today BlackBerry officially announced the launch of the new BlackBerry DTEK50, which the company describes as “the world’s most secure Android smartphone.” Read more

PlayStation Vue ready for the NFL with new local, national channels

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All thirty-two teams in the National Football League (NFL) are launching training camps this week. Sony’s PlayStation Vue, which you can finally use with an Android device, is also preparing itself for the start of the 2016 NFL season. The live television streaming service is adding NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and a number of local CBS stations.

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You’ll be able to grab the OnePlus 3 in Soft Gold starting tomorrow

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When the OnePlus 3 launched last month, OnePlus showed off the phone both in graphite and gold color options. When the phone launched, however, we were only given the option to purchase the graphite model. Fans of the OnePlus 3 have been wondering when they would finally be able to get their hands on this allusive gold version, and it looks like we finally have an answer.

It will be launching on July 26.

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Huawei sales revenue up 40% thanks to strong smartphone sales

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Huawei joined several other companies in announcing financial results for their just completed accounting period and the news was good for the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Huawei reported a 40% increase in sales revenue for the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, totaling CNY245.5 billion ($36.7B USD), on an operating margin of 12%. Read more

Leaked Build.prop file points to HTC-built Nexus Sailfish sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display

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While Samsung fans are waiting with anticipation for the big Galaxy Note 7 announcement on August 2nd, the purists are waiting for more details on the upcoming Nexus handsets from HTC. The Taiwanese handset maker may have let its ‘King of Android‘ crown slip in the years since it built the Nexus One, but it’s on the comeback trail, having produced the HTC 10 earlier this year. We’ve seen some previous leaks for the larger of the two Nexus handsets, ‘Marlin’ recently, but today the Build.prop of the Nexus ‘Sailfish‘ (S1) has appeared online. Join us after the break for more details. Read more

Galaxy Note 7 has a bigger battery than Note 5 according to latest leak

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With just over a week to go until Samsung officially takes the wraps off the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd, it’s almost guaranteed that we’ll see a few more leaks in the intervening period. Last week we saw leaked images of a black Note 7, as well as a video of the handset being handled briefly in a video. Today’s says the Note 7 has a slightly smaller battery than the Galaxy S7 Edge, although still larger than the carried by the Note 5. Join us after the break for more details.  Read more

New Moto Z devices to get security updates, schedule unclear

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After a report surfaced indicating the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force may not be getting regular security updates for Android, the company has issued a statement confirming the device will be getting the security patches. Part of the confusion may have stemmed from the fact that devices shipping early to some reviewers are only updated through the May patch and even the units that will be hitting consumer hands initially will be at that same patch level. However, Motorola indicates they do have plans to issue the June and July Android security patches soon after the official July 28th launch. Read more