HTC's One M8 has been a hit for the company and has been driving the brand back to profitability, but while the Taiwanese giant has padded out its portfolio it has struggled with declining market share in key markets like the United States and China. In China however it seems as though HTC is finally enjoying a big success with news that its Desire 820s has gone down like the proverbial house on fire.
Black Friday is still a week away, but some companies are kicking their deals into action a bit earlier, such as Sprint. The carrier has decided to slash the price of the HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition by a huge amount, making this one of the best smartphone deals you will find over the Black Friday period.
If you are rocking an Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, or the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and are in the right place, you can grab some free movies courtesy of Sony. The Japanese company has made three different movies available free of charge for the above mentioned devices, although the offer is only for those living in the US, UK, France and Spain.
The flip phone may have been the go to device for business types and indeed consumers around a decade ago, but they sort of went away when the smartphone touchscreen form factor took hold. However, the Korean giants LG and Samsung have been keeping them alive in the Asian markets (Japan and China) where they are still actually desirable handsets.
Meizu's MX4 flagship is a solid device that was launched earlier in the year, but there have been persistent rumors of late that the company would update the device as a sort of superphone version. That handset has arrived today in the form of the Meizu MX4 Pro, a device that lands with just about every flagship box checked.
PhoneArena says it has received a document that claims to show Huawei's smartphone roadmap for next year, showing the roster of devices added to the company's portfolio in 2015.
Chinese giant Huawei is reportedly giving its Ascend P7 a revamp with a new replacement handset reportedly due to launch at CES. The original Ascend P7 is the company's flagship device and it was launched at the beginning of the year, so a replacement at CES in January is about right in terms of time.
Samsung raised the curtain on the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 at the end of last month and ushered in a new range of devices with premium build quality (read metal). The company said at the time that the handsets would roll out sometime in November and it seems one of them is now available. The Galaxy A5 has made an appearance on Samsung's Chinese website, although the Galaxy A3 is still absent and now set date for either device has been issued.
AT&T is rolling out an update for a couple of its handsets today, namely the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG G3. Of course, the S4 is Sammy's 2013 flagship, while the G3 is LG's latest core high ender, so you may expect this update involves a certain Android 5.0 Lollipop, especially as LG said the G3 would get the software this month. However, hold your excitement because this fresh Ma Bell update is not carrying Google's latest and greatest platform build.
Galaxy Note Edge is now rolling out in the United States and Samsung has also made the handset available for pre-order in the UK, with the rest of Europe to follow through November. The device is also in the hands of reviewers and as you can see by this quick cross section, the Note Edge seems to be a solid smartphone, but most reviews think it is a definite first attempt, while there is no getting away from the expense of buying the Note Edge.