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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Unlocked on Amazon in the United States
By Josh Dasey on Thursday October 29, 2015

We love Sony's new flagship range because there is something for everyone. Want bleeding edge specs and innovation, opt for the Xperia Premium, for a rounded flagship experience the Xperia Z5 is a good option, while if you want arguably the most potent small screened smartphone on the market then the Xperia Z5 Compact is a good bet. Speaking of the Z5 Compact, it is making its debut in the United States, heading to online retail giant Amazon.

Microsoft Giving Away Display Dock for Lumia 950/Lumia 950 XL for Free
By Josh Dasey on Thursday October 29, 2015

One of the best things about the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL flagships announced earlier this month was the Continuum software that allows them to be hooked up to a screen and used as a fully functioning PC. The handsets themselves are excellent, but this feature was unique and difference maker, although it came with one significant caveat.

Sony Makes Money from Cameras, Xperia Still Struggling
By Josh Dasey on Thursday October 29, 2015

Sony has revealed its third quarter financial results and the date shows that the company's smartphone business continues to falter, while its image sensor division keeps flourishing.

Sony CEO Talks Up Image Sensor Business
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday October 28, 2015

Sony may be struggling in the smartphone market (despite launching excellent devices), but the company is thriving in one other mobile area. We are talking about mobile image sensors of course, where Sony enjoys a dominant market share and supplied camera tech to many of its smartphone rivals. Indeed, the company is doing so well in this area that it re-strategized to make image sensors its primary focus moving forward.

Microsoft Updates Skype on iOS, including 3D Touch Enhancements
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday October 28, 2015

Microsoft's seismic shift to put its software and services on rival platforms has seen the company really get behind the new ethos. The company has delivered stunning apps in recent months and years, and now it has updated its Skype app for iOS to take into account Apple's latest innovations. The new update brings 3D Touch capabilities to Skype on Cupertino's platform.

Windows 10 Mobile Already Making Presence Felt
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday October 28, 2015

Windows 10 Mobile is still not available in its full finished version, but the beta version of the software is already making its presence felt on Windows smartphones. Windows 10 has already swept through the PC market, but Microsoft has been taking a slower approach with its Mobile software.

Elephone Vowney is a Bona Fide Flagship for $280
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday October 28, 2015

Elephone anyone? We thought not. This lesser known Chinese manufacturer has just announced the oddly named Vowney. Like other Chinese brands, Elephone eschews complete originality but does shine the spotlgith on blazing specs, and the Vowney is no different.

Huawei Launching Mate 8 Smartphone with Kirin 950 Chip November 5
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday October 28, 2015

Huawei is releasing plenty of new smartphones in the coming weeks, and the latest is the Mate 8, which will be launched on November 5 according to an invitation found on Chinese social media website Weibo. We know the Mate 8 will probably be flagship quality because Huawei is advertising it as the device that will carry the company's new Kirin 950 chipset.

Oppo Debuts Modest Neo 7
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday October 27, 2015

Chinese brand Oppo has announced a new smartphone, the latest to come with a nice design, low specs, and a low price tag. The handset in question is called the Neo 7 and it is a device that is unlikely to appeal to those who want at least some exciting hardware.

Google Raises App Price Limit for Google Play Store
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday October 27, 2015

Google has rather quietly changed its app price limits around the world, meaning that the ceiling for the most expensive apps on the Google Play Store is now higher. The obviously results in consumers potentially paying more for the high end applications, but it is also good news for developers and users alike.