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Oppo to Debut R1C Smartphone this Wednesday
By admin on Monday January 12, 2015

Chinese company Oppo is going to release a new smartphone this Wednesday according to reports from inside China. The handset will be a mid-range addition to the company's portfolio and will be called the R1C, a new device in the R1 series that also includes the R1S.

$65 Xiaomi Smartphone Looks Good on Paper
By admin on Friday January 09, 2015

Xiaomi is about to launch its flagship Xi5 smartphone flagship, while the company has already rolled out is newest mid-range Redmi handset. However, there have been various rumors of an entry level budget smartphone, and that device just got a lot more real as it has passed through TENAA, China?s version of the FCC.

OnePlus Two Plus One?
By admin on Thursday January 08, 2015

OnePlus has already announced it is making a follow up to its flagship killing OnePlus One, with company co-founder Carl Pei confirming the so-called OnePlus Two for this year.

Underdog of the Year: Blackberry
By admin on Friday January 02, 2015

Take a look through articles on tech websites regarding Blackberry through 2014 and you may see why we think the company deserves the Underdog of the Year award. Outlets routinely round on the company and the general consensus is the Blackberry is not worth scrap and is doomed. This comes from agenda driven peers of ours who should know better and get some research done, because Blackberry is a rebounding company that has actually had a good 2014.

Confusing Company of the Year: OnePlus
By admin on Friday January 02, 2015

Sure, you won't see this category in too many assessments of 2014, but we felt that OnePlus deserved a special category all for itself, because what a first full year as a business it has been. Announcing itself in 2013 with its Never Settle slogan, the company was bold before it even created the simply fantastic OnePlus One smartphone.

Disappointment of the Year: Galaxy S5
By admin on Friday January 02, 2015

This is a pretty bold choice we feel, simply because the Galaxy S5 is one of the best smartphones on the market. However, 2014 was a year in which most of the major vendors raised their game considerably, we're thinking the LG G3, the HTC One M8, iPhone 6, and a number of efforts from Chinese companies. Next to a slew of stunning flagships and even Samsung's later Galaxy Note 4, the S5 looks stale

Smartphone of the Year: LG G3
By admin on Friday January 02, 2015

This was quite easily the hardest category we tackled for our look back on 2014. The list of devices we could have named is long, ranging from the HTC One M8, the iPhone 6 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Motorola DROID Turbo, and many more from all price points. However, LG's G3 flagship takes the award for the way it announced the company among the best smartphone makers in the world.

Surprise of the Year: Samsung's Decline
By admin on Friday January 02, 2015

One could argue that Samsung's utter dominance in the smartphone world was an anomaly and that the company was riding too high on an unsustainable model. The Korean giant was and indeed still is the biggest smartphone maker in the world, but this time last year its market share was through the roof, profits were high, and only Apple provided any real threat.

Success of the Year: Apple
By admin on Friday January 02, 2015

There are a number of candidates here. LG for example finally arrived in the smartphone elite with the G3 flagship and recorded record sales in 2014, while Xiaomi has shaken the industry with its business model that has impacted Samsung particularly hard. However, we decided to yield to convention and choose the company that above all others really does define success in the smartphone world... Apple.

LG G Flex 2 could be a Flagship Beast
By admin on Thursday January 01, 2015

Qualcomm has already very briefly teased the new LG G Flex curved screen smartphone. The chip makers teased the device for CES next week and claimed it will be rocking the now ageing Snapdragon 800 processor. However, according to reports today the device will actually go all out and be a flagship.