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Oppo N3 due next month with strange camera housing
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Oppo's N1 smartphone flagship made a name for itself back last year because it has a rather cool swivelling 13 megapixel camera that could be used for normal shots and selfies. However, Oppo for some reason did not support the 5.6-inch leviathan, not even upgrading it to Android 4.4 KitKat. The company is now gearing to release another camera oriented device in the shape of the N3, and the Chinese brand has sent out invites for the launch event.

HTC Desire 510 arriving on Sprint
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 16, 2014

HTC's ever growing choice in the US market has another new entry today as Sprint announced that it would be carrying the budget minded Desire 510. This is the handset that the Taiwanese company launched in London back in September, the company's entry level smartphone is now finding its way to the US market.

Samsung is developing its own sitcom... look away now
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Oh please no. I just checked the calendar and no, it's not April Fool's Day so this news that Samsung is planning its own sitcom is the real deal. As worrying news goes this is right at the top so we can probably expect many cringe worthy moments ahead from the Korean company. The show is about to start shooting and will be a South Korean production centered on a fictional Samsung worker and his/her friends.

Panasonic's Lumix CM1 is more camera than smartphone
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 16, 2014

If you take a look at the main image above, you would be forgiven for thinking that this mobile centric website had suddenly become CameraBurn. However, this device is actually a smartphone that is simply masquerading as a camera; so, the ultimate camera phone then. Or that is certainly the intention with the new Panasonic Lumix CM1, an Android powered smartphone that is the Japanese company's first in over two years.

4 million iPhone 6 units sold, the Plus could be more popular
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 16, 2014

Apple, rivals, and consumers all knew that the iPhone 6 launch would be huge and would likely crush all previous records. It has proven the case as Cupertino has released its figures for the pre-order stage of the iPhone 6 roll out (the device ships from September 18th) and the numbers are indeed huge. However, there is a trend that points to the larger iPhone 6 being more popular.

The Galaxy Note 4 has the best smartphone screen
By Luke Jones on Monday September 15, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 landed at IFA a few weeks ago and was the blockbuster smartphone we all thought it would be. Its features the very best mobile technology currently available, with its specs sheet reading like a what?s current list in the handset market. It is Samsung's newest assault against rivals who have sought to outdo the company, but just how good is the Galaxy Note 4?

Apple now lets you delete the U2 plague
By Luke Jones on Monday September 15, 2014

And there was me thinking everyone was a U2 fan. Bono and his cohorts have invaded a great many people's iTunes accounts since Apple launched the iPhone 6 and it seems that consumers are not pleased. It turns out most people do not want free stuff when they are forced to have that free stuff as they have reacted angrily to U2's new album simply appearing in their libraries.

Android One launches, here are the handsets
By Luke Jones on Monday September 15, 2014

As expected, Google has today rolled out the Android One initiative in India, launching a number of entry level handsets all running the unified Android software. The company has been working on Android One since launching the project back in the middle of the year during the Google I/O conference, and now the launch has saw three new handsets for the Indian market.

Here's the first image of a Windows only smartphone
By Luke Jones on Monday September 15, 2014

We discussed last week why Microsoft had decided to ditch the Nokia branding from future smartphones, while the company is also getting rid of the Windows Phone branding. Microsoft is instead changing the smartphone brand to just Windows, a bid to unify the whole Windows ecosystem.

Sony's new flagship have launch discount in the UK
By Luke Jones on Saturday September 13, 2014

Sony launched the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA last week and after getting my hands on both handsets I can say that they are very good. Sony is rolling them out quickly too, with both handsets now available in the UK, where certain retailers are even offering them at very enticing prices.