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ZTE announced camera focused Nubia 5s Mini LTE
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Chinese manufacturer ZTE has announced a new smartphone today in the form of the Nubia 5s Mini LTE, a handset that will even get a roll out in the United States. The company is pushing this mid-range handset for its strong camera capabilities and is marketing it with a boast that it is the only sub $300 smartphone with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front facing snapper.

Rumour Roundup: Samsung Galaxy Note 4
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Samsung's Galaxy Note range is responsible for creating an entire smartphone niche, not bad for a company often accused of failing to be innovative. The phablet (large screen smartphones) trend was started by the Korean company and ever since the Galaxy Note has dominated the market.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact shows up on listing
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet won the EISA Tablet of the Year award last week, a decision that may has surprised a few even though the slate is undoubtedly very good. The company has hardly flooded the tablet market in the way Samsung has, nor has it spread its range like LG, but Sony is going to finally release a slate with a small form factor it seems.

HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 delayed on Verizon
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Earlier today T-Mobile announced it would now be rolling out Android 4.4.3 KitKat to the HTC One M8 flagship smartphone. A decent turnaround from the Uncarrier and one that the country's biggest carrier Verizon was going to match, but as it the Big Red way, the update is delayed.

Sony unveils Xperia M2 Aqua
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Sony is hardly known as a trend setter in the smartphone world despite the fact the company does make very good devices. However, Sony was a bit of an innovator for one smartphone feature, waterproofing. The company is now spreading its wings in this department by making some of its lower end smartphones waterproof, namely the Xperia M2.

ASUS to launch smart watch at IFA
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014

ASUS is the latest mobile giant to throw its hard into the IFA ring as the Taiwanese company has scheduled a press event for September 3rd. However, while most other companies will be rolling out new smartphones, ASUS will be launching a new smart watch to compete with the likes of LG, Samsung, and of course Motorola.

HTC One M8 gets Android 4.4.3 (with 4.4.4 fixes) on T-Mobile
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014

T-Mobile has today started rolling out Android 4.4.3 to customers on its network using the HTC One M8 smartphone from HTC. On top of getting the full new Android experience users of HTC's flagship handset will also get a bunch of new features and functionality from the Taiwanese company. The patch is arriving as build 2.22.531.5.

HTC launches the Butterfly 2 outside of Japan
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 19, 2014

HTC is really starting to beef up its smartphone line with a variety of devices as the company looks to get back on the good side of consumers after a worrying few years of decline. The latest to arrive is the HTC Butterfly, a handset that boasts plenty of flagship kicks but is much different from the company?s core handset, the One M8.

Sharp's Aquos Crystal hates bezels, coming to Sprint
By Luke Jones on Monday August 18, 2014

Japanese electronics giant Sharp has had a tough time of late, with failing businesses right across the consumer space, while the company is not a major presence in smartphones.

Lava launches Iris 360 HTC One lookalike
By Luke Jones on Monday August 18, 2014

The HTC One is among the most high end smartphones on the market, and the original One M7 from last year has become a design icon. Its metal clad body exuded premium feel, while design touches such as forward facing BoomSound speakers made the One standout.