Touch screens took world by storm bringing lots of fun to the table but also making life a little more difficult for those users who like to feel actual keys when they type. For a very long time BlackBerry was the only company which offered physical keyboards in its smartphones, but there came a day when even the Canadian manufacturer could no longer resist the trend. It seemed that we would have to say goodbye to physical keyboards forever but no – after all, BlackBerry remained faithful to its style. Now the company has a new device in the works. Called BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70, the phone is expected to get official at CES 2017 featuring a classic BlackBerry physical keyboard.
BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70 expected to get official at CES 2017 featuring classic Blackberry physical keyboard
Let’s be honest, 2016 was pretty rough for LG, though this time a year ago nothing suggested it would be like this. The company was very optimistic and had great hopes for its first modular phone, the LG G5. However, when the device was launched, everything went downhill pretty fast – the phone and its Friends weren’t as warmly received as LG believed they would. Even the premium V20 didn’t manage to save the day and the manufacturer is ending the year with nearly $400 million loss. However, new year is a chance to impress users with a new flagship. It appears that LG learnt a lesson and the G6 is expected to arrive with lots of improvements among which are wireless charging and waterproof body.
Although most mobile manufacturers plan to present their biggest premiers at Mobile World Congress in February, some big reveals are going to take place next month at CES. If to believe recent leaks LG will be one of the phone makers that will try to steal the CES show, introducing a slew of affordable smartphones featuring flagship-like specs.
Bored with the never-ending flood of holiday sales news? HTC disturbs the festive season lull, and sends out a secretive invitation to a premiere taking place in the first half of January 2017. As usual in such cases, the whole mobile net society is buzzing with guesses and assumptions concerning the cryptographic announcement. Some voices suggest OS update, other back up the theory saying the company invites to the great unveiling of its upcoming flagship. Let’s play Sherlock and see what else we can read from the message.
2016 is slowly coming to an end – in three weeks 2017 will arrive which is great news for smart tech enthusiasts. The beginning of a new year is traditionally the time when the most internationally recognized smartphone makers as well as less known companies introduce their products to the world. Among them will be at least one HTC phone that we know of – the HTC Ocean which could be the HTC 11. Here’s all we know so far about HTC’s next flagship phone.
Galaxy S8 to come in two sizes – here’s what we know about the next Samsung’s flagship phone for 2017
After the Galaxy Note 7’s explosive battery mess, Samsung will put all their effort in order to atone for their sins and restore the consumer trust. Since the Note line is pretty much dead now, the South Korean manufacturer will try to potentially lure the Note customers with a bigger version of the Galaxy S8. According to recent reports the company’s future flagship will debut in two size-factors, both featuring the curved display design so far reserved for the Edge model. As times go by and each day brings us closer to the Galaxy S8’s premiere, the net is buzzing with leaks concerning the device’s design and specs. Here’s a brief presentation of what to expect from the Samsung’s upcoming flagship.
Another day, another Black Friday promo leak circulates the net. If to believe the leaked Verizon’s 4-page ad, the carrier prepared some really great deals for the opening of the holiday shopping season. Except for offering pretty sweet deals on tablets and wearables, Verizon will give their customers an opportunity to grab the Galaxy S7, Google Pixel and Moto Z Droid for just $10 per month.
T-Mobile Black Friday deals will include free iPad, Galaxy S7 and Note 5 BOGO at half price and more
Black Friday, a day after Thanksgiving, is surely one of the best occasions to buy perfect Christmas gifts and save big. Although we have still more than three weeks to event, some of the Black Friday deals started to leak out. The first one that went viral is the T-Mobile Black Friday promo, within which we can get a free iPad or purchase the Galaxy S7 taking advantage of a special BOGO sale.
Having its origins in 2010 the Google’s Nexus line of devices will be soon replaced by a new one. Today’s leak suggests that Google is going to launch two phones: the Pixel and the Pixel XL, which will give foundations to a completely new series of Android-based, Google-branded smartphones. If to believe the rumor, sporting package of some hot specs the phones may be one of the most expensive phones available on the market.
Although this is only the second generation of Samsung’s flagship smartphones that received the Edge screen model, its popularity is so high that the company started to think whether it is reasonable to launch a flat-screen model next year. Quite shockingly, the Galaxy S8 may debut as an edge-screen model only, as both customers and reviewers started to value the new eye-catching and highly functional design over the traditional one.
Two Nokia phones running Android operating system spotted in benchmark tests, Nokia confirms more coming before end of 2016
Looking at smart devices market, it’s apparent that Android is becoming unquestionable king when it comes to operating systems. More and more manufacturers choose Android over other platforms, the most recent example being BlackBerry which appears to be ditching its very own BlackBerry OS in favor of Android. Now, two new Nokia phones running Android operating system have been spotted in benchmark tests. To make things even more interesting, Nokia confirms that more will be coming before the end of 2016.
Google is preparing to expand its Nexus lineup this year by two new smartphones namely a 5.5-inch Marlin and a 5-inch Sailfish. Although both devices still need an official announcement, the entire net is buzzing with rumors regarding their expected design and specs. Today a new portion of news surfaced online revealing the Nexus Marlin almost complete list of specs. According to the report, the phone will come equipped with some of the most premium hardware, which will surely help the device win the smartphone championship title.
The excitement over the awesome Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is slowly settling down but don’t think Samsung will let your emotions stay calm for too long. We are in the middle of summer which means that a new member of the Galaxy Note family is about to go official. We expect this to happen in two weeks, on August 2, but that’s not the most exciting news. According to a very reliable source, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Buy One Get One free promo will be coming to T-Mobile right at launch.
Announced to debut in early August the Galaxy Note 7 is surely one of the most fervently anticipated premieres of the second half of 2016. The Samsung’s next premium phablet isn’t a mystery to all those who follow the mobile market leaks and rumors. So far we’ve not only seen countless rumors concerning its specs but also learnt that it will be one of the most expensive and most powerful smartphones ever. Today a new portion of leaks regarding the Galaxy Note 7 popped up the net showing the phablet on several live photos.
It seems like there won’t be an end to the flood of leaks concerning the Apple’s latest flagship. Just yesterday we got so far the clearest photo of the upcoming iPhone 7 presenting the device back body casing. Today pics of the phone’s larger sibling – the iPhone 7 Pro – popped up the web confirming a camera bump, Smart Connector and a look similar to the one featured by the iPhone 6S.
Live photos of iPhone 7 panel give us pretty clear idea about what to expect from the next Apple’s flagship
Scheduled to debut sometime in September the fervently-awaited iPhone 7 surfaces the net one more time spotted on live photos. The recently leaked materials confirm a look similar to the one featured by the iPhone 6S, improved optics, beefier hardware and the lack of 3.5 mm headphone jack, additionally giving us a hint so as to the device’s back case design.
We already seen the Galaxy J2 (2016) popping the net at numerous occasion. So far the phone was caught at various benchmark sites including AnTuTu, today it leaks one more time confirming most of the expected specs. Although the phone sports rather unsurprising hardware parameters, it turns out to be the very first phone to deliver Samsung’s new notification system, called Smart Glow Notification.
Scheduled to debut in early August, the fervently-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Galaxy Note 6 will be skipped this year) was expected to debut not in one but two versions: standard and a curved-screen one aka Edge. However, the latest report suggests that the phone is rather likely to have only one variant. According to the leak Samsung resigned from launching a regular model of its well-known phablet, instead they will focus on delivering a phablet featuring the Galaxy S7 Edge’s design and dual-curved screen functionality.
The iPhone 7 is one of the most anticipated devices of this year, so it’s no wonder that new leaks and rumors are popping up like mushrooms. Some of these reports come from pretty reliable sources so it’s a chance that they are in fact true, while others are downright crazy. However, each gives us an insight into what we can expect from Apple’s upcoming smartphone. For example, according to the latest report, the next iPhone will come with dual SIM support and 256GB of memory.
Over the last couple of years technology moved forward so much that today’s smartphone come with such specs and features that you wouldn’t even dream about in the past. Basically all flagship phones have fingerprint scanners, many are waterproof and extra durable, some offer modular design and others have screens that wrap around the edges. What else can be done to make a smartphone stand out in the crowd and attract lots of customers? Vivo appears to have a certain idea. The Chinese company is teasing a new smartphone that looks totally transparent.