Hands on with the Huawei TalkBand B2

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Alongside the P8 Lite, Huawei released its TalkBand B2 this week. The wearable does everything that you would expect from an activity tracker. It even doubles as a Bluetooth headset because the main device detaches from the band. Huawei also partnered with Jawbone for integration with the UP platform through its Smart Coach app.

The TalkBand B2 is available from select retailers for $179 when taking a look at the black and white color options. The gold color option, which includes a brown leather band, is slightly more expensive at $199.

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Hands on with the Huawei P8 Lite

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Earlier this week, the Huawei P8 Lite made its debut. The company announced the handset as a less powerful version of the P8. The specifications of the P8 Lite, though, are still of decent quality and it remains a solid phone. It features a 5-inch display, octa-core processor, and 13MP camera. Huawei also made the P8 Lite feel premium while using plastic all around to keep the price down. The P8 Lite costs $249 and is available from multiple retailers such as Amazon, Fry’s Electronics, and Huawei itself.

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Huawei bringing fingerprint scanner to budget smartphone

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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

Huawei uses fun video to tackle own name

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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