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Flagship smartphone buyers guide: Fall/winter 2014
By admin on Monday September 15, 2014

September has been a hot month for smartphone releases, with most tier-1 companies releasing at least one new handset during the month. Most brands have laid their blueprint for the next six months with new flagships, mid-range, and budget devices. The major platforms have plenty of firepower for the all-important holiday season, and what about the up and comers bubbling under?

The Best of the Best: the top device launched at IFA
By admin on Tuesday September 09, 2014

As the dust settles at what was a busy IFA event in Berlin, we can take a look back and see what were the best products launched during last week. This year the choice was a little harder as smartwatches have made their presence felt, a new category no, but certainly this is the first time they have made a big splash at IFA. Although, we were surprised in the office how little wearable products featured in our discussion.

Mobile Security in-depth: Windows Phone is the most secure platform says Microsoft
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 02, 2014

With frequent reports of insecurity on Android, it is time to throw the spotlight on Google's main mobile platform rivals. We will take a look at iOS later in the week, but today we will focus on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1, a platform that struggles to compete with Android in terms of market share but is apparently much more secure.

Device guide for IFA
By Luke Jones on Monday September 01, 2014

Last week we brought you a guide to IFA and what the companies had planned, but with the Berlin trade show just around the corner we thought we should look at some of the devices rolling out later this week. So, without further ado, here is our device guide for IFA 2014.

Blackberry's leaked roadmap is not bad news
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

I had a chat to a rather successful Blackberry employee from the advertising team recently via email and she was extremely positive about the company's future. I was honest in saying that I did not see the optimism, but her later replies shed some light on the general plan of the company moving forward and I can say now, there is a reason why investors are coming back to the Canadian company.

The Moto 360 may not be the smart watch for you after all
By Luke Jones on Sunday August 24, 2014

Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch is one of the most desirable products of the year and to many it was a new dawn in the wearable market. The 360 had the smartwatch market all for itself simply because it looks premium and also sports a round face, you know, as a watch should. However, Motorola may have made a catastrophic mistake with its strategy as the Moto 360 is no longer alone.

What Windows device to get instead of the HTC One M8
By Luke Jones on Saturday August 23, 2014

We are the first here at MobileBurn to admit that the HTC One M8 has immediately become the best handset on the Windows Phone platform. The Taiwanese company's all metal device sports better specs than any other WP handset and arguably looks better too. However, we have been thinking that the stellar job that Nokia has done over the last couple of years has been drastically undercooked this week.

Up Close: Blackberry Passport, specs, release, price
By Luke Jones on Monday August 18, 2014

There are many people out there who think that I am a Blackberry hater. Perhaps after writing articles about the hardware failing, sales falling, Android better, iOS better, and so on and so forth that is justified. The truth is though I am (or used to be) a Blackberry fan, I have owned devices from the company in the past and am at least mildly intrigued about what it can deliver in the future.

Smartphone launch guide for September
By Luke Jones on Saturday August 16, 2014

We were sitting around earlier today and wondering if there has ever been a launch period in the mobile world quite like this September? We looked back on some of the major events of the years gone by, such as CES shows (not typically mobile focused, but tablets sure) and of course the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.

How to sideload Android apps to the Amazon Fire Phone
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Amazon has done a pretty good job in beefing up its Appstore recently and indeed when the Fire Phone was launched the company boasted that there was 240,000 apps and games in the store. That is impressive, but it still pales in significance to the amount available on Android's Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.