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Extensive BB 10.3.1 Update Lands on Major Blackberry Devices
By Luke Jones on Friday February 20, 2015

Blackberry is rolling out a major software update in the form of Blackberry 10.3.1 (BB 10.3.1). The upgrade is arriving simultaneously around the globe and is available on a multitude of the company?s current smartphones. If you are rocking a the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Z3, BlackBerry Q10 or the BlackBerry Q5, you can get the update. It is also rolling out to the Porsche Design P'9982 and the Porsche Design P'9983.

AT&T Confirms Blackberry Passport and Classic
By Luke Jones on Monday February 16, 2015

AT&T revealed in January that it would be carrying the Blackberry Passport and the newly launched Blackberry Classic, with the former getting an exclusive redesign for the second largest carrier in the US. Ma Bell has now announced when those devices will be available to purchase, with both available starting from this coming Friday, February 20.

Flip Phones Eat into Smartphone Sales in Japan
By admin on Monday February 16, 2015

While the global mobile market seems to follow the same trends, Japan has always proved elusive, a region that is hard to predict. For example, Samsung does not enjoy leading market share in Japan when it does in almost every other nation. Want further convincing that Japan is a unique marketplace? Well how about this:

Xiaomi to Open US Store... No Smartphones
By admin on Friday February 13, 2015

It is widely expected that 2015 will be the year in which Xiaomi makes its first tentative steps into other markets, including the United States. So far the company has kept itself in the Asian market, primarily its Chinese homeland, and has thrived. However, Xiaomi's Hugo Barra has revealed today that the company's first presence in the US is imminent, an online store.

Alibaba Stakes $590 Million in Meizu
By Luke Jones on Monday February 09, 2015

Meizu is going through perhaps its most successful spell in the smartphone market. The Chinese company has announced huge sales for the month of January, said that its new budget M1 has sold out in seconds (twice), while goodwill towards its high end devices is surging. 2015 is set to bring further expansion and a new cash injection from Alibaba will only improve that outlook.

OnePlus One Available Without Invite Every Tuesday
By Luke Jones on Monday February 09, 2015

The OnePlus One has managed to sell 1 million units despite never having a full roll out. The handset has only been available on an invite system and occasionally on a pre-order system, but it is very clearly an in demand smartphone. If you have missed out on the flagship killer then you will now be able to get it as OnePlus has announced that the device is finally available sans invite.

Meizu M1 Blue Charm Sells Out in 60 Seconds
By admin on Monday February 09, 2015

Meizu has recently announced stellar smartphone sales for January and the Chinese company seems to be going from strength to strength. The company is also enjoying great success with its M1 (Blue Charm) budget smartphone. Meizu announced that the device continues to sell like proverbial hot cakes.

Meizu Sold 1.5 Million Smartphones in January
By Luke Jones on Friday February 06, 2015

Meizu has been around for some time, and the Chinese manufacturer has been making stellar smartphones during that time. However, there was a feeling through 2014 that the company was finally getting the mix between high specs and quality design, the whole package. Meizu now has a solid portfolio of good looking, well spec'd, and affordable smartphones.

Is this the Xiaomi Mi5?
By Luke Jones on Friday February 06, 2015

Xiaomi launched a new flagship smartphone last month, the Mi Note Pro (alongside the Mi Note), but it was not the device we were expecting. In fact, it was widely reported that the Chinese company would be launching a follow up to its current Mi4 core flagship. The Mi5 or Mi4s is still in the works however and this image purports to show the handset.

Xiaomi in the US? Company Schedules San Francisco Event
By admin on Thursday February 05, 2015

Xiaomi has achieved its huge rise in the mobile market by just operating in China and marginally in other Asian nations. The company has positioned itself in the top 5 smartphone manufacturers without even having a worldwide sales base. However, that could be about to change this month as it is being reported that Xiaomi is set to make its debut in the US market.