Huawei teases the Honor 7 Premium, coming to Europe later this year (Updated with specs)

20160204_152048 (2)Fresh from launching the Honor 5X in Europe today from just €229/£169, Huawei is not content to rest on its laurels. With the Honor 7 having proven popular in Europe, the Chinese electronics manufacturer has today announced it will be launching a new version of the handset, called the Honor 7 Premium. It might not be an entirely original name, but if it follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Huawei could be on to another winner. Read more

Huawei’s Honor 5X is now available in Europe from €229/£189

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Today is February 4th, which means it’s the day that the European launch of Huawei’s Honor 5X at an event held in Munich, Germany. In the States, the handset launched with a budget-friendly $199 price tag, while in Europe it has been announced that the 5.5-inch Honor 5X is priced at €229 in Europe, or £189 in the UK. Join us after the break for a brief rundown on the handset’s hardware.

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Google will be consolidating Google Ventures into a single global investment fund

google new logoLast year, Google opened up a new arm of Google Ventures in London with an initial $100 million to invest in startups in Europe. Now, less than two years later, Google wants to fold that European branch back into the rest of Google Ventures, which will allow the company to handle investing as one single international effort, instead of multiple efforts based on location. Read more

[Reminder] OnePlus’ Open Sale is ongoing in Europe, pick up the OnePlus 2 without an invite (Updated)

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If you live in Europe and haven’t received an invite to order your OnePlus 2 yet, then the ongoing Open Sale may be of interest to you. OnePlus is currently holding an Open Sale in Europe where you can buy the OnePlus 2 without an invite. But you have to hurry, because you only have around 30 minutes or so to place your order before the window closes at 1PM CEST (12PM UK), and reverts back to the frustrating invite system. Read more

Google will match your donations to help raise $10million for European refugee crisis relief

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Unless you’ve lived under a rock the last few weeks, you are probably aware of the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe. It’s basically time for all hands to the pump to help as many people as possible, gain safety for themselves and their families. And with that notion, having already donated $1 million, Google are attempting to raise the sum of 10 million dollars globally via donations. Google aren’t asking you to raise it all by yourselves, though, instead it will match donations at a ratio of 1:1 for the first $5 million.

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Customers are redirected to retail partners as Sony shutters it’s Online Store in Europe

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Europeans looking to purchase products online from the company will have look elsewhere from now on it seems, with Sony having closed its online store in the region. While you can still browse through Sony’s products on the website, selecting a purchasing option will steer you to other online retailers such as Argos, Curry’s and John Lewis in the UK.

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ChatSim World is a new SIM card that intelligently blocks unwanted mobile traffic to your smartphone

ChatSim WorldChatSim World is a new SIM card that’s designed to intelligently block certain traffic to and from your smartphone or tablet in an attempt to keep your mobile data usage low, which should, theoretically, save you a bit of money on your cell phone plan. ChatSim claims this can reduce data traffic by up to 90%.

Not only does the SIM card block certain traffic, but it also allows users to use certain instant messaging apps for free, even without access to WiFi. Because of this ChatSim is calling itself the world’s first Instant Messaging Mobile Operator. Read more

Samsung could bring the Note 5 to India before the end of 2015

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The fact that the Galaxy Note 5 is only being launched in the US and Asia has been well-documented since the handset was launched on August 13th, with a great fuss and even a petition (10,000 signatures so far) has been raised about Europe having to make do with the Galaxy S6 Edge+. But what about the other regions? Even India, with its fast-growing smartphone market, was ignored, but that could change in the near future.

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Clove UK launches petition to pressure Samsung into bringing the Note 5 to Europe

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Galaxy note fans in Europe were dismayed to find out yesterday that Samsung isn’t bringing the Note 5 to the region in 2015. Instead, the Korean handset maker is only giving them the option to buy the Galaxy S6 Edge+, a jumped up version of the Galaxy S6 Edge that was announced back in March. The UK retailer, Clove Technology, isn’t happy about this, and has launched a petition in a bid to show Samsung it has made a mistake.

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