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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Platinum Gold Lands in U.S.
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 12, 2015

Better late than never. Samsung has today launched the Galaxy Note 5 in Platinum Gold in the United States; easily our favorite color for the company's flagship phablet. We love the Note 5 in all guises, but in its gold form it is a true looker, one of the very sexiest smartphones on the market, classy and elegant in spades.

Motorola Moto X Style and 2014 Moto X get Android 6.0 Marshmallow
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 12, 2015

Motorola is always one of the quickest companies to upgrade to new Android builds, mainly because its handsets offer a light take on the platform. The Lenovo owned U.S. company is now starting its Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout with the Moto X Style and the 2014 Moto X.

Verizon Unveils Ellipsis 10 Tablet
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 12, 2015

Verizon has today unveiled its Ellipsis 10 tablet, a slate that had been first leaked last month and comes with one particular standout feature. The 10.1-inch Ellipsis comes with a frankly massive 9100mAh, which is the largest juicer on any 4G LTE slate that Big Red sells, from any company.

BlackBerry Vienna, the Next Android Smartphone
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 12, 2015

While the whacky and unique square design of the BlackBerry Passport is unlikely to ever make it to the Android platform, the company has been buoyed by the early success of the Priv and is now working on another handset for Google's OS.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Passes Benchmark Software
By Ang Torres on Thursday November 12, 2015

The ball is finally moving on Xiaomi's Mi 5 flagship handset. It has been nearly 18 months since the company launched the Mi 4, which in smartphone terms is an age. The Chinese giant has been holding out for Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 processor, but now that chipset is launched Xiaomi can press ahead with its belated flagship.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Unpacked Event Scheduled for Feb 21st, 2016
By Pablo Jimenez on Wednesday November 11, 2015

Samsung has confirmed its next Unpacked event very early, saying that its 2016 Unpacked event will be held on February 21st, 2016. The event will almost certainly be used for the company to lift the curtain on its Galaxy S7, the handset that will replace the current Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge as the company's flagship device.

LG Debuts G4 White Gold Edition in South Korea
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 11, 2015

LG has today announced a new colorway for its G4 flagship in South Korea, introducing us to the G4 White Gold Edition. Of course, this is something manufacturers tend to do when a device is getting on a bid in its yearly cycle of flagship

BlackBerry Priv Sold Out on Amazon
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 11, 2015

For many, the Priv is the last throw of the hardware dice for BlackBerry; if it is not a success it is thought that the company will pull out of the hardware market. The Canadian giant has denied that repeatedly, but nevertheless the Android backed Priv seems to be a handset that will define whether BlackBerry has a future in hardware. With that in mind we imagine CEO John Chen and co will be delighted that the handset has already sold out on Amazon.

Xiaomi Talking with LG to Use Company's OLED Screen Tech
By Ang Torres on Wednesday November 11, 2015

Chinese company Xiaomi is reportedly going to ditch LCD panels in favor of OLED screens next year and the company will select LG as the supplier of those displays. A report in Korea suggests that the two companies are currently in negotiation for Xiaomi to adopt LG?s components for OLED supplies.

LG Class Clears FCC on Way to AT&T
By Micah Bartos on Tuesday November 10, 2015

We told you on the weekend how the LG Class is arriving in Europe and the LG Zero and that the handset is likely to make its debut in the United States on AT&T. It seems as though our crystal ball was in full working order as the LG Class has now passed through the FCC in the U.S. and is bound for the nation's second largest carrier, AT&T.