The Holiday Season is firmly upon us with Black Friday kicking things off this week, and then we have the run to Christmas. Whether you are buying for someone else or just filling you own stocking, a new smartphone may well be at the top of your shopping list this year. However, it goes without saying that not everyone can afford to splash on the latest iPhone or Galaxy Note device.
Considering Sony releases a new flagship every six months we are never too far away from a rumor concerning the company's upcoming high end releases. The Japanese giant may still be giving its all to the September launched Xperia Z3, but behind the scenes they are in the final development of the next flagship handset, the Xperia Z4. Sony normally rolls out its new smartphone in February, so we are only around two months away from seeing the new device.
The OnePlus One has had a couple of pre-order windows now and is selling well despite still being a very limited handset in terms of availability. The smartphone that shook things up with its high end specs and affordable price tag is still not purchasable in many regions. However, India is about to get the OnePlus One and it will be sold through Amazon in the country.
If you tie yourself down to Verizon you will need to make sure you want to see out the term of your contract, because if you don't the cost it quite steep. The largest carrier in the United States has updated its terms and conditions with new prices for early termination.
Smartphones are expensive, especially if you want one of the premium examples on the market. However, if you bide your time there are always deals happening and who knows, you may be able to find the handset you wanted all along. HTC and Sony have a couple of bargains cooking at the moment if you want one of their high end devices.
Black Friday is nearly upon us and companies, carriers, and retailers are all slashing the prices on products, so if you want a bargain now is the time to grab one. Of course, you can rely on MobileBurn to tell you the what, when, and how much with our Black Friday deals guide. As there are some other offers this week aside from Black Friday deals, we decided to throw them in too. Be sure to check back throughout the week as we update the article with fresh bargains.
One of the reasons why Microsoft?s decent Windows Phone platform has failed to ignite in mature markets is because it lacks the backing of some serious high end hardware. The Lumia 930 is a fine device, but it is not an all-out blockbuster. The HTC One M8 for WP is, but it is current alone as a true flagship choice on Microsoft's platform. However, that is about to change it seems.
Following second consecutive quarter where profits have tumbled, Samsung is facing up to an uncertain future. Sure, the company has a long way to fall before things get really seriously, but still the strategy moving forward has been muddled by a poor 2014, and the Korean company's standing at the top of the pile is under scrutiny for the first time. Now the company is being forced to revise its smartphone output and there will be plenty of changes afoot.
Samsung announced its third quarter financial results yesterday and the news is not good for the company, with the gloomy predictions coming true. The Korean giant raked in $3.9 billion in profit through the period, a figure that would delight most companies but represent a huge slide for Samsung, the second quarter in a row where profits have tumbled.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is the company?s flagship slate, a tablet that the Korean giant would want you to use for productivity, almost as a laptop replacement. With 2015 just around the corner it is inevitable that Samsung is working on an updated version, and PhoneArena uncovered some key details about the device.