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REX Global takes majority stake in Yota Devices


Hong Kong based REX Global has taken a 64.9% stake in Yota Device’s, the company behind the unique YotaPhone smartphones that include a second, E-Ink powered screen on the back side of the devices. According to the terms of the deal that have been revealed, REX Global is investing $100 million in Yota with at least $50 million of that being made available to Yota to provide an immediate cash infusion. Read more

Yotaphone isn’t leaving Android after all

yotaphone_2_white_front_backMany tech websites around the world (including ours) reported this morning that Russian manufacture Yota would be leaving Android to go with Sailfish OS on the next Yotaphone. Well it turns out this is false. An earlier Yahoo news story broke that said it would be leaving Android, but didn’t have any confirmation from Yota themselves. However Yota has now made a statement confirming the news is false.

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Yota Devices inks partnerships for YotaPhone 2, white variant also on the way


There is excitement building around the upcoming YotaPhone 2 because of its unique design. The handset, which features two displays, offers possibilities not seen anywhere else. Yota Devices has announced multiple partnerships that will enhance the experience of the YotaPhone 2 and make it more valuable to consumers. Partnerships include Psy(x) Audio for adaptive audio technology through Earprint and Instant from Emberify to quantify everything in your life. Also, Yota Devices will offer a white variant of the handset in the coming months alongside accessories such as a bumper and wireless power bank.

The YotaPhone 2 will be sold to consumers in North America through Indiegogo next month.

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One carrier in the United States plans to sell the YotaPhone 2


The YotaPhone 2 will see have much better availability in the United States compared to its predecessor. Today, YotaPhone’s Matthew Kelly announced that the device would be available through one of the four major carriers in the United States. This means that AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile will step forward to sell the YotaPhone 2. Also, in North America, the YotaPhone 2 will be sold through a Canadian carrier; however, that carrier was left unspecified as well.

Stay tuned for more information on the YotaPhone 2 and its availability.

Via: Android Central

YotaPhone 2 finally poised to enter market


A long time ago, as in last spring during MWC 2014, YotaPhone announced the second generation of their dual-display smartphone device. Fast forward to just in time for the holiday season, though missing out on the big Black Friday shopping peak, YotaPhone has finally started to move forward with the release of the YotaPhone 2. For those interested in the device, the bad news is that initially it appears it will only available in the U.K. market. Read more

First gen YotaPhone now available in UK


Although YotaPhone recently demoed their second generation YotaPhone during MWC 2014, the new device is not expected to be available until much later this year. For buyers in the U.K. who are interested in the dual-display form factor that YotaPhone has developed, they do have a new option available. The first generation of the YotaPhone can now be ordered from the company’s web site for £419 ($694 USD). If you want to get used to having a second screen on the back of your smartphone, snapping up one of these devices may be the way to go. Hit the source link below if you are interested in placing an order.

source: YotaDevices
via: Engadget

Second generation YotaPhone gets demoed, features larger e-ink back

yotaphone second generation

The second generation YotaPhone is being shown off at MWC this year, and although it’s not slated to be released until later in 2014, we can at least see where they’re planning on going with the follow-up device. This YotaPhone features a larger 4.7 inch e-ink display on the back, along with a boosted resolution. The new device sports a 960 x 540 resolution as opposed to the original’s 640 x 360. Not only are they planning on boosting the quality of that e-ink display, but the new screen will also be significantly more accurate to touches and swipes than the older screen was. Read more

The next generation YotaPhone might be unveiled at MWC 2014


According to a new report, the successor to the YotaPhone might be unveiled at the MWC 2014 which is set to take place on February 24. The first generation of Yota phone was unveiled at last year’s MWC in Barcelona featuring a dual screen and was up for sale back in December 2013.

While the exact specs of the device is not known yet, the YotaPhone 2 should feature a larger dual screen, consisting of an LCD touchscreen on one side while an E-Ink display on the other side with full touch capabilities. Read more