HTC reported to ship 43% fewer One M9 handsets than previous M8

HTC_One_M9_Main_TA

Looking back, HTC might well regret announcing the One M9 handset on the same day that Samsung unveiled its metal and glass Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices at MWC. Samsung’s devices stole the show, and HTC is struggling to recover. Despite the HTC One M9 being more refined than its predecessors, moving to a more traditional camera setup and using the latest Qualcomm silicon, the handset is not selling well.

Read more

EE’s free Power Bar portable chargers are available again

EE Power Bar launches (3) (1)

The UK carrier, EE, announced a customer rewards scheme with a difference back in April by giving its members a chance to sign up to receive a free external battery pack called the Power Bar with a 2,600mAh capacity. But after receiving more than a million requests in just four days, EE had to temporarily halt accepting new applicants. If you’ve had to wait to claim your free Power Bar, you are in luck because EE has just started accepting new sign ups again.

Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge expected to sell 45 million units in 2015

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Front_Top_Samsung_Logo_TA

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones have generally been well received, with the main complaint about the handsets being the absence of MicroSD card support and shortened battery life. While unnamed Samsung executives have previously let slip that sales of the S6 and S6 Edge handsets has met internal targets, no one has had a solid idea of how well they are actually selling.

Read more

Pebble Time pre-orders will be a Best Buy exclusive in the US

pebble_time_time_schedule_time

If you took part in the Pebble Time KickStarter campaign, then you’ve either received your smartwatch already or it’s busy winging its way to you. If you didn’t take part though, it isn’t long until you will be able to pre-order the Pebble Time on June 22nd. But, in a move that is sure to rile some folks, if you reside in the US, you will only be able to pre-order the Pebble Time from Best Buy.

Read more

Vodafone UK now offers Pay-Monthly upgrades for its SIM-only subscribers

Vodafone retail shop

An easy way to save money on your monthly outgoings is to take out a SIM-only contract, handy if you are content with the handset you currently use and aren’t tempted by the latest and greatest. But what happens if you take this path and a few months later decide you really want that LG G4 or Galaxy S6 smartphone? Vodafone has taken notice of such a likelihood, with customers now being able to take out a 12-month SIM-only plan that includes a flexible upgrade option to a Pay-Monthly plan.

Read more