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Counterclockwise: the story of Sony (Ericsson) phones told through Bond movies

By | 2018-08-19T04:47:13+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

James Bond is known for being a suave spy, but he loves his gadgets. Provided by Q, these often include an Aston Martin and a Sony Ericsson phone. It started with the Ericsson JB988, a fictional phone featured in Tomorrow Never Dies (it's the phone used by Bond to drive his BMW, which

Honor Play in for review

By | 2018-08-19T03:45:53+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

This is the Honor Play - a phone Huawei's sub-brand is selling as gaming-oriented, but which we think is much much more. First - here's our unboxing and key features video. The Honor Play has a lot of things going for it, but here are the main ones - a solid, well-made body,

Gboard teardown hints at clipboard manager and floating mode in the works

By | 2018-08-18T19:33:52+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

The beta for Google's keyboard Gboard v7.5 is now out and it comes with a host of useful features, or at least hints of them. Chief among those is what effectively is a clipboard manager where you'd be able to see a list of things you've recently copied. Other implied functionality includes a

Two more paintjobs for the Huawei P20 Pro to be shown at IFA

By | 2018-08-18T18:32:44+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

We haven't bothered trying to hide our fondness for the P20 Pro's color schemes, and it appears Huawei's design department will be making it even tougher to pick just the right option. Apparently, two weeks from now at IFA, the company will be announcing two more paintjobs for its flagship. Huawei P20 Pro

Motorola One (non-Power) certified: 5.86″ 720p display, 3,000mAh battery

By | 2018-08-18T17:32:11+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

The Motorola One showed up on GeekBench the other day, and it turns out it's been to other places too. The toned-down version of the yet-unofficial One Power has passed by Chinese regulator TENAA where its listing reveals a ton of specs that the benchmark database wouldn't. Motorola XT1941-2 (Motorola One) at TENAA

BlackBerry KEY2 receiving the August security patch in North America

By | 2018-08-18T16:30:50+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

A firmware update for the BlackBerry KEY2 is live in North America with users in the US and Canada getting the ABE181 build over the air. The update brings the security patch level up to August 5. The download is a little short of 400MB, and with security patches normally in double-digit megabytes,

Huawei nova 3 goes on open sale on August 23, nova 3i Iris Purple on August 21

By | 2018-08-18T15:29:40+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Huawei's nova 3 and nova 3i smartphones became available in India on August 7. So far, the nova 3 hasn't been offered on open sale, but that's going to change on August 23. The phone will still be priced at INR 34,999, and you'll still need to head to Amazon to grab one.

ZTE is officially back, may announce Axon 9 at IFA 2018

By | 2018-08-18T06:12:00+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

We all know what happened with ZTE. The United States banned the Chinese phone maker from operating in the United States for breaking sanctions and using American components in countries where the company was not supposed to. Now ZTE can operate again, but the it has to rebrand the name to re-enter the

Samsung Brazil caught passing stock photos as Galaxy A8 camera samples

By | 2018-08-18T05:10:22+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Samsung is promoting the Galaxy A8 (2018) and tweeted some selfie pictures, accompanied by a text saying the phone highlights the essential parts of the photo, clearly meaning the people in it. Another user of Twitter with a keen eye and a @feliperas handle found out the images are stock photos from Getty

vivo X23 photographed in the wild again, looks like the vivo V11 Pro

By | 2018-08-18T04:08:38+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Our first glimpse of the vivo X23 was at an awkward angle that didn’t let us appreciate the phone’s design. Here’s a better look. The top of the phone features the trendy new “water drop” notch design and – assuming the photos haven’t been retouched – there’s no chin. Also, check out the