Huawei has long been rumored to be launching its new P8 flagship at a special press event that will be held in London on April 15th. The company's follow up to the Ascend P7 is almost certainly to arrive and the Chinese giant has even started sending out invites for the launch event. However, Huawei will have a surprise in store when the P8 does arrive as there will also be a "lite" version of the handset.
In the halcyon days of feature phones, Nokia reigned supreme. Its handsets sold in the kinds of numbers that would even have Samsung and Apple envious and the Finnish company dominated the mobile market for nearly a decade. Those days have long gone, with the advent of the smartphone changing the mobile landscape forever. However, there is a demographic in the UK where the Nokia 8210 feature phone still reigns supreme.
Meizu's 1080p, 8 core, $160 M1 Note smartphone was announced recently and is a compelling option if you want bang for your buck. However, that handset is about to get a smaller version that will likely be called the M1 Note Mini and will be announced January 27.
The clock is ticking on HTC's promise to update its One M7 and One M8 flagships to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the company promising the bump before the end of this month. We know when those devices will get the new Android build, but what about some of HTC's other smartphones? Well, according to Phone Probe, a new leak from HTCViet reveals when other HTC products will get a lick of Lollipop.
Samsung has been accused of copying Apple for a number of years, but the Korean company took a while to deliver the same build quality as its rival. The company's latest smartphones have been built with premium materials and there seems more attention to detail in aesthetic aspects. A big part of the new design turn from Samsung has come from the company's Design Management Center, headed up by 47-year old Lee Don-tae.
Chinese company Oppo is going to release a new smartphone this Wednesday according to reports from inside China. The handset will be a mid-range addition to the company's portfolio and will be called the R1C, a new device in the R1 series that also includes the R1S.
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.
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.
Blackberry CEO John Chen has done a decent job since he took over the Canadian company. Just last year the company was floundering, in an utter mess, and according to most on the edge of the abyss. Chen came in with a clear strategy to right the ship and while the progress is slow and still not complete, there is a sense this year that Blackberry is turning the corner.