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HTC One X9 is not Flagship After-all
By Josh Dasey on Monday November 09, 2015

Burned again. Yesterday we told you about the HTC One X9, a smartphone that will be arriving early next year that was reported to have blazing specs. We argued it should be the flagship the company should have delivered with the One A9, but were cautious because HTC's output has been patchy this year. Our misgiving proved correct as several reputed sources are saying today that the One X9 will not come with high end specs at all.

Samsung Galaxy Golden 3 Passes TENAA
By Micah Bartos on Monday November 09, 2015

Ah the good old flip phone, the form factor that refuses to go away. It still amazes us how these handsets have a market in Asia from companies like Samsung and LG. The former Korean giant has just had its latest flip phone passed through TENAA in China, the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3.

Xiaomi Updated Redmi 2A with more Storage and RAM
By Ang Torres on Monday November 09, 2015

Xiaomi has unveiled a new updated version of its Redmi 2A smartphone, making the huge selling device a boost for 2015. The regular Redmi 2A has been a monster hit for the Chinese company, selling over 10 million units worldwide, and becoming one of Xiaomi's best-selling smartphones.

LG Class Lands in Europe as LG Zero
By Josh Dasey on Sunday November 08, 2015

The LG Class is a handset we like, but also see it as a tough sell. It was LG's first foray into metal build materials and it is undoubtedly a looker, but its specs and more importantly price left us with doubts. Either way, the smart LG Class is now landing in Europe, where it was be known as the LG Zero.

HTC One X9, the Hero Device we Deserve?
By Josh Dasey on Sunday November 08, 2015

We have been pretty critical about HTC on these pages regarding two things, the company bombarding the market with high end smartphones, and the One A9 that was billed as a flagship but simply isn't one. It is an interesting position the company is in, not wanting to flood the market further, but also knowing that the A9 is simply not a competitor against similarly priced handsets.

Samsung Russia Offering Big Money off its Flagships for iPhone Trade in
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

Samsung is going after Apple in Russia by offering a deal that makes it more affordable to get the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. The Korean giant says that a trade in of the Apple iPhone 5 of iPhone 5s (both older devices) will get you a certificate that slashes the price of its two latest flagships.

ASUS Launches ZenFone 2 Deluxe Edition in the U.S.
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Edition has been unveiled for the United States market, and will be available on both AT&T and T-Mobile. This is a supped up version of ASUS' fantastic ZenFone 2, a handset that comes in numerous variants, all of which are quality.

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Coming to India in December
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

Microsoft does not have much of a presence in India, although some of the company's budget Lumia's are doing ok on the sub-continent. The company wants more than ok though and with the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL flagships there is a chance to crack the largest emerging market on the planet. Those handsets (packing Windows 10 Mobile) have now been confirmed to be launching in India during December.

HTC One M8 Google Play Edition Receiving Android 6.0 Now
By Pablo Jimenez on Friday November 06, 2015

While we are still awaiting HTC's Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout for its handsets (aside for the One A9 that ships with the platform), the company's Google Play Edition One M8 is receiving the upgrade now. This marks the first HTC device already on the market to get the latest version of Google's OS, and it is an obvious choice.

AT&T Starts Selling LG G Vista 2
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

After announcing the handset a couple of weeks ago, AT&T has today started selling the LG G Vista 2 for the off contract price of $450 in the United States. That is a pretty steep price for this device, but we?ll get to that soon, first we should talk about the finer details of the G Vista 2.