Geeksphone Revolution now available for sale on Amazon in the Europe

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Geeksphone, a spain-based smartphone manufacturer, released it’s new flagship, the Revolution, back in February which dual-boots Android and Firefox OS.

A few weeks ago, you could get the device through the company’s website, however, it is now available for sale on Amazon in the Europe. If you’re interested to get your hands on it, you can order one from Amazon Spain, Germany, France and the U.K and it will be available in Italy soon. If you order it before April 15, you’ll get a 30% discount reducing the price to €240 which is equivalent to $330. 

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Sony SmartBand now available for pre-order for European markets

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After announcing the Sony SmartBand at MWC 2014 this week, Sony has wasted no time in starting the retail blitz to get the devices into the hands of buyers. On the Sony Mobile Store, the device has already shown up for pre-order for £79.99 ($134 USD) in the U.K. and €99 ($136 USD) for other European markets. Although, Sony indicated the devices would be available in a variety of colors, thus far black appears to be the only choice available for early adopters that want to be the first to get the devices onto their wrists.

The first units of the Sony SmartBand destined for European markets and the U.K. are expected to be delivered in early April. That will give buyers an opportunity to spend some time with the Lifelog application prior to having the device in hand as Sony says the app should be available in Google Play sometime in March.

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LG’s G Flex will launch in over 20 European countries

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Whether or not you’re into the whole curved display trend, it’s definitely up and coming, and will continue to grow in the near future.
It has been confirmed that the LG G Flex will be launched in over 20 major European markets— some of these countries include the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Austria and more. The device should hit all of these markets by the end of February. Expect more LG devices to start coming to Europe after their initial launches in Asia and the United States— it’s a growing market and the manufacturers are starting to recognize that.

Motorola hosting January 14th event in London, possibly to unveil European Moto X

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When Motorola announced the Moto X, they said that they were working on eventually bringing the Moto X to European countries. Well, that still hasn’t happened, but Motorola has scheduled an event for January 14th in London to “welcome a new addition to the European Motorola family of products.” Since the Moto G is available in European countries, it would make sense for Motorola to finally offer their flagship device in countries besides the US. Obviously there’s still the issue of handling MotoMaker in other countries, but I think Motorola and Google have something up their sleeve if they plan on making an entire event out of it, as opposed to just announcing something at CES.

Any guesses on what the announcement will be?

source: Cult of Android

HTC One Mini to receive Android 4.3 soon, update appears in Europe

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Good news for HTC One Mini owners coming in today— the device will be receiving Android 4.3 shortly as the update as been spotted in Europe in multiple countries.

With the update comes all of the the usual Android 4.3 goodies, as well as the ability to turn off Blinkfeed which is certainly nice. Video Highlights and Music will also see an update, making the final file size a whipping 630.55MB.

Let us know if you’ve already received the update and how it’s working out for your device.

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OPPO N1 to be available starting December 10th

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OPPO announced late yesterday that the OPPO N1 will be available for purchase beginning December 10th in the US and at least some European countries. This comes approximately one month after the device went on sale in China.  Along with the release date, they are also indicating the device will sell for $599 USD or €449. When the OPPO N1 was released in China, only 10,000 units were available. OPPO has not said anything about expected demand or how many units will be available. The OPPO N1, featuring a 5.9-inch screen and a rotating 13MP camera, will probably find most of its demand coming from buyers who are interested in getting a device pre-loaded with the CyanogenMod verson of Android. OPPO says the device will be available with CyanogenMod, Android, or both when it hits the market.

At present, OPPO’s web site lists their own online store and Amazon as sources for the OPPO N1 in the U.S.

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European users starting to see Android 4.3 and HTC Sense 5.5 updates for HTC One

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HTC’s rollout of Android 4.3 for their HTC One customers continues to spread around the globe with users in some European countries now reporting they are being notified to grab the OTA update. Unlike users on some carriers in the U.S., like those on T-Mobile that started to see the update this week, the update rolling out in Europe includes HTC’s Sense 5.5 interface, an upgrade from Sense 5.0. That change will bring users some new features for BlinkFeed and more search support for Google+ and RSS feeds, including the ability to turn off BlinkFeed.

Thus far the update appears to have hit some Eastern European markets and Russia according to @LlabTooFeR and reports indicate some Nordic countries are receiving the update. Meanwhile, HTC UK is estimating three to five more weeks before British customers receive the new update.

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Sony Smartwatch 2 Launched in Europe and Comes With Dedicated App

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The Smartwatch craze continues to push forward, and with it Sony is releasing its second generation of wearable tech with the Smartwatch 2. For £149.99 you can purchase the watch with a rubber wristband where as £169.99 will get you one with a metal wristband from the Sony Mobile Store UK. In Germany the watch with a rubber wristband goes for €179. Other regions including France, Italy and Spain will see it available for €189. The metal wristband goes for €199 in all regions.

The Play Store has also seen the release of a dedicated app for your smartphone. With it, you’ll be able to see what extensions are available for your device. We have a small trailer for you after the break.

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Pre-orders for Sony Xperia Z1 now available in Europe

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Sony has made their upcoming Xperia Z1 flagship available for pre-order via the Sony Mobile Store.

Here’s a list of where it’s available and for how much:

  • UK: £599 + free express delivery
  • Digital Phone Company (UK): £549.99
  • Germany: €679 (Same price as Z Ultra, which is odd because the official Z1 press release for Germany listed the price at €649)
  • €649
  • France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain:  €699
  • Sweden: SEK 5,995

That’s all we have for now, but as availability widens, we’ll be sure to let you know of any updates.

Source: Xperia Blog