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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Specs and Design
By Luke Jones on Monday July 27, 2015

Sony is working on a new high end smartphone developing under the codename Lavender, although it is set to be called the Xperia C5 Ultra. The rumoured handset comes with a radical new design for the company with a bezel-less screen to body ratio and will arrive as a sequel to last year's Xperia C4.

LG President Confirms Second Flagship this Year
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 23, 2015

LG has already said that it will launch a second flagship standard smartphone this year following the launch of the G4. That handset will differentiate itself by being a professional oriented flagship that will either be called the G4 Pro or the G Pro 3. The South Korean company (which was subject of a Google buyout rumor this week) has no reconfirmed that a premium device is indeed imminent.

Microsoft CEO Admits Poor Windows Flagship Output
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 22, 2015

I have been saying on these pages for some time that Microsoft's lack of flagship devices on the Windows Phone platform is hurting the company. There are an array of very good (some of the best in fact) budget smartphones on the platform, but in terms of high end handsets there is scant choice. Even the Lumia 930, Lumia 1520, and HTC One M8 are aging and not current flagships, and the lack of high end quality has now been acknowledged by Microsoft's CEO.

Apple Watch Exceeded Expectations Says Tim Cook
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 22, 2015

Apple did not reveal exact figures for the Apple Watch for its first quarter on sale, lumping it into the "other" category in its earnings call. However, considering that category rose some 49% year-on-year it seems that the company?s first wearable played a big part in that hike. Sales for the device are reported to be solid and meeting expectations, but not the runaway success some had predicted.

OnePlus 2 Specs Revealed through TENAA
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 22, 2015

The OnePlus 2 is going to be launched on July 27th, the sequel to the company's original OnePlus One Flagship Killer. There have been plenty leaks regarding the specs of the handset, but today we can see a first official confirmation of the hardware OnePlus will use. The company has not offered the information, but the OnePlus 2 passed through TENAA and revealed all the finer details of its specs.

Apple iPhone Sales Beat Wall Street, iPad Struggles Again
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 21, 2015

Apple today released sales and financial figures for its fiscal third quarter and the news is good for the iPhone and Apple Watch, but continues to be very worrying for the iPad. The company bested Wall Street expectations, but only just, and after a number of periods of decimating analyst predictions there was a backlash. Apple's shares tumbled after the earnings call, but the raw figures remain impressive.

Huawei Honor 4A is a Solid Budget Handset
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 21, 2015

Huawei has launched a new smartphone today and it is the latest from the company to offer solid specs for an affordable price tag. In fact a very affordable price tag, under $100 in fact, making the new Honor 4A very much a budget device.

Ubik Uno is the Latest Crowdfunded Smartphone
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 21, 2015

OnePlus is not the only smartphone company looking to make it big thanks to crowdfunding as a startup company. The OnePlus One has been successful for sure, but there is a new startup in town, Ubik, a startup company now seeking funding for its first smartphone.

AT&T Suspends Moto X Android Lollipop Update
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 21, 2015

Motorola's original Moto X flagship caused the company plenty of problems in the update process to Android Lollipop, making it among the last major Moto handsets to get the upgrade. Now the Android 5.1 software has been released it seems the Moto X is not being any less problematic as AT&T has been forced to suspend its scheduled update.

ASUS ZenWatch now $129.99 on Google Play
By Luke Jones on Monday July 20, 2015

I am not a fan of smartwatches, I think as mere smartphone accessories they are too expensive and should cost what would be deemed as disposable money for markets they target. So, you can color me interested by the first generation ASUS ZenWatch then, as it has now been slashed to just $129 on Google Play.