A new budget smartphone from Huawei leaked this morning with some interesting hardware reportedly inside and a truly budget price. Perhaps the most notable item included in the new device is a push-to-read fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. That is followed closely by word that the device will be capable of supporting all network bands. Read more
BlackBerry Ltd has announced that it will be undertaking job cuts at facilities around the world as it consolidates software, hardware and applications business units. The move is part of an effort to take advantage of growth opportunities and try to regain profitability for all of its business segments. Read more
The Indian smartphone market is fiercely contested, nowhere more so than the entry-level segment which sees a new entrant from Intex called the Cloud M5 II carrying a price tag of Rs. 4,799 ($75). The Cloud M5 II is available exclusively from the Indian retailer, Flipkart.
As an official sponsor of the Arsenal Football Club of the English Premier League, Huawei has some unique access to football, er soccer, players for advertising purposes. The result is a fun video from Huawei’s “School of Pronunciation” that ends with an explanation of how to pronounce the company’s name. Presumably this is to help clear up any confusion as Huawei moves to get in front of a larger audience around the world. Read more
Best Buy has launched their pre-order page for the LG G4 and in an effort to entice buyers to stop by one of their stores instead of going directly to the carriers, they are offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of the G4. That could be useful for users who want to add a case or car charger or some other accessory to their order. The pre-order page also lists release dates for several carriers and colors of the smartphone. Read more
Nvidia has sent out an email to their Shield newsletter subscribers, announcing a Shield Android TV console giveaway, which will take place everyday up until the console is available for consumers to purchase.
T-Mobile’s popular social media figure, Des on Twitter has subtly hinted that the WiFi calling update for the Nexus 6 could be rolling out starting today. His tweet said the following – “This is shaping up to be a very Happy Memorial day weekend… #Nexus6” Read more
Sony’s Xperia Z3 Plus smartphone along with the Xperia M4 Aqua handset could be released in the Indian markets next week if a new report is anything to go by. The company has started sending out invites for an event on May 26, with the teaser clearly hinting at a water resistant device. Read more
Right after the Nexus 6 was launched last year, reports suggested that the dimple containing the Motorola logo on the back of the smartphone was originally supposed to house a fingerprint scanner. But unfortunately, Google was believed to have changed its mind at the very last minute. Read more
Blu Products has just unveiled a new budget handset known as the Studio C. Unlike most budget handsets that are launched in the U.S., devices from Blu deserve a specific mention as they come with excellent hardware and a very good price tag. Read more