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Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL at MWC

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, No Comments

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Not to be outdone by many of its rivals at MWC, Microsoft has taken the wraps off of two (essentially the same) smartphones with which it will aim to keep its large market share in the mid-tier smartphone market. The major difference between the two are their sizes, as you would have guessed from the XL moniker.

Both devices will launch in April, and Microsoft says that the 640 features Windows Phone 8.1, as well as a 2,500 mAh battery for all-day battery life. You will also find a 5-inch HD display at 720p and it will come in four different colours, namely Cyan, Orange, Black, and White. (more…)

Sony officially announces Xperia Z4 Tablet (video)

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, No Comments

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The flagship announcements at MWC just keep coming, this time from Sony Mobile. Many were hoping Sony would unveil the Xperia Z4 smartphone, but it seems they aren’t ready to take the cover off its latest smartphone yet.

Instead, Sony has unveiled its latest flagship tablet, the Xperia Z4 Tablet which Sony is calling the ‘thinnest and lightest’ premium flagship tablet in the world. (more…)

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 820, already?

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, No Comments

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The Mobile World Congress that is happening this week in Barcelona is always the pick of the trade shows when it comes to unveiling new smartphones, tablets, smartwatches an all the other mobile products you can expect over the coming months.

However, while it’s very easy for us to get excited about the commercial products and gadgets, the show also provides some other types of hardware manufacturers that platform to show off their newest tech.

Today Qualcomm had a few such developments to share with us, including a new Snapdragon processor, some advanced authentication tech, and a platform that will drive the future of its SoC lineup. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 revealed at MWC 2015

Published by on Mar 2nd, 2015, No Comments

galaxys6-1What used to be the most anticipated smartphone release of the year has kind of fizzled out to something, let’s just say less exciting. Samsung has had to cope with numerous struggles over the past year. The fact that HTC and LG are gaining more and more market share with their brilliant flagships has put some huge strain on the Korean company’s bottom-line. The S5 was largely seen as a disappointment in 2014 and has enabled Samsung’s competitors to lure away quite a few customers.

Now the Galaxy S6 is upon us! Will Samsung come out swinging trying to take back what they worked so hard for to gain? The S6 was officially revealed at the 2015 MWC event yesterday. Read more to see whether Samsung can rock the smartphone boat once again… (more…)

Huawei’s Watch unveiled at MWC

Published by on Mar 2nd, 2015, No Comments

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Huawei took to the stage on Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to unveil a brand new Android Wear device – the deliciously named Huawei Watch.

Huawei has positioned the their new wearable as a premium device – the Watch is the first Android powered wearable to bear a scratch-proof Sapphire crystal display.

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WIN: Alcatel Onetouch Idol Alpha Giveaway!

Published by on Mar 1st, 2015, 21 Comments

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Alcatel has been dabbling in the cell phone market for many a year and up till now they were more known for lower-end yet indisputably reliable phones. The Idol Alpha thrusts Alcatel into the already heated battle of the smartphone war (read our full review here).

We think it is a great find, especially for its price. Following the success of our previous competition, we’ve decided to give away another Alcatel flagship to our readers (see the rules below), in partnership with Alcatel SA. (more…)

HTC launches the One M9 – Beautiful or disappointing?

Published by on Mar 1st, 2015, 2 Comments

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The day has finally arrived – HTC has revealed its latest iteration of its flagship. The HTC One M9 is now official, after being one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year.

Just as the past week’s rumours have suggested, the One M9 we’re seeing today is the one that takes the majority of its inspiration form the One M8’s design, rather than making a radical departure into Desire/Nexus 9 territory.

It’s been a year since the HTC One M8 launched, and the Taiwanese company has spent 12 months hard at work designing the best they possibly can. Or have they? Looking at the new M9, you have to where the year of work since the previous One has gone. (more…)

BWB Monthly: Top 10 Articles of February ‘15

Published by on Mar 1st, 2015, No Comments

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While we go through our daily lives, we don’t always have the time to read up about all the interesting things we necessarily want to. While consumer technology news never really stops, hopefully your workday does, and you can take a look at ten of our biggest articles in tech news in the last month, according to our readers. With the imminent launch of the Galaxy S6, you can imagine Samsung being in some of the most read articles, but some other interesting stories feature in our top 10.

Check out this month’s countdown below.

10. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Pint-sized power (more…)

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