Microsoft may be abandoning feature phones and the Nokia X Android line, but the company is still committed behind Lumia and today launched a new smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 530 can be seen as the first full Lumia device
Xiaomi is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, its devices make the top 10 best seller list globally and the company sold 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014.
Sony has been a little quite of late and has let other companies have all the smartphone limelight. Of course, the Japanese company launched its Z2 flagship and other devices earlier in the year, but Sony does have something lined up for this summer. The new device in question is the Xperia C3,
It made sense for Nokia to launch the X Android smartphones as a way to gain traction in the lower-tier market, but it was widely expected that Microsoft would abandon the venture once it assumed control of Nokia. That's no longer the case as Microsoft today launched the Nokia X2, a more powerful but still cheap smartphone, and it's still running Android.
Anyone wanting a tougher version of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones has had to turn to the Active series sold on AT&T, but Sprint today announced that it has its own special Samsung smartphone targeted at users with an "active lifestyle."
Amazon introduced the Kindle to shake up eBooks, the Kindle Fire to outshine Android tablets, and it now has its own product to enter the ultra-competitive smartphone market - the Fire Phone.
In an effort to grow its brand in the US, Huawei today made two key announcements: GetHuawei.com is the company's new direct-to-consumer ecommerce site, and the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G LTE is now available for pre-order on that site for only $299 without contract.
HTC is fond of using aluminum for its flagship phones. The newly announced HTC One E8 breaks from that trend and wraps the flagship in plastic without changing most of the important features.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has emerged from the shadows to offer a change of pace for users looking for a rugged phone. Not only is the device made to withstand water, dirt, and impact, it actually keeps the important internal specs from its inspiration in tact.
LG today officially announced the G3, the follow-up to a reasonably successful smartphone that launched less than one year ago. However, the specs show that this phone has come a long way in a short time.