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Editorial: Tablets sinking so why not Target the PC?
By Luke Jones on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Apple's tumbling iPad sales may have made Android fans happy, but the humor will not live long as the tablet market as a whole is in what is increasingly seeming like terminal decline. Digitimes Research and TrendForce say that all tablets will decline over the fourth quarter and through the first period of 2016, whether it is a slate from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, or the myriad other companies.

BlackBerry Priv AT&T Pricing... a Heavy Price to Pay
By Luke Jones on Monday November 02, 2015

The BlackBerry Priv, the company's new flagship smartphone, is about to launch through AT&T in the United States. The second largest carrier in the land is unveiling BlackBerry's latest on Friday, November 6, meaning the priv will be with us in four days. The company has today announced what pricing plans will be available to consumers on launch day.

Breaking Down Samsung's Q3 Results
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 29, 2015

Samsung is continuing its expansion back to growth with another solid quarterly period. The company announced its third quarter results in which Samsung Electronics increased both revenue and profit year on year. Throughout 2015 the Korean giant has been trying to get back to growth after a poor 2014 dogged by a loss of market share and a decline in sales.

OnePlus X Launches is Design in Mind
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 29, 2015

OnePlus has been promising a second smartphone of 2015 since the start of the year. After the company launched the OnePlus Two in September it turned its attention to what was revealed officially today as the OnePlus X. You may remember that OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said that the device would be design oriented, so does the OnePlus X meet that criteria?

Motorola Launches Verizon Exclusive DROID Turbo 2: Up Close
By Luke Jones on Tuesday October 27, 2015

While last year's Motorola DROID Turbo was widely dismissed, we were actually huge fans. It looked solid, had blazing specs, and had one of the very best smartphone batteries on the market. Motorola has shown this year that it can do a bona fide flagship very well; the Moto X Pure Edition is spiffing, and we knew that was the basis for the DROID Turbo 2. That means you can color us excited.

Up Close with the HTC One A9
By Luke Jones on Friday October 23, 2015

Earlier in the year the HTC One A9, which was launched by the Taiwanese company this week, was known as Aero and it was widely billed as HTC's next coming. A device that would reposition the company as a force in the smartphone market, much like the One M7 had two years prior, a hero device. However, as the year wore on it become more apparent that the Aero would probably not live up to those giddy expectations.

LG is the most Security Minded Android OEM
By Luke Jones on Wednesday October 14, 2015

When we think of mobile security we think of BlackBerry's BB10 or at a push iOS, we rarely consider Android because of the numerous problems the platform has had. Forced to pick the most secure manufacturer on Android we would say Samsung with its robust KNOX security suite, which is pretty spiffing. However, a new research paper out of prestigious Cambridge University in the United Kingdom disagrees.

BlackBerry Priv could be Company?s last Smartphone
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 08, 2015

We are not exactly surprised by reports today suggesting if the BlackBerry Priv is a failure it will be the last smartphone the company ever makes. On one hand it makes sense as BlackBerry's hardware sales have declines to be almost meaningless in the market, but on the other hand we heard this exact same rumor before the launch of the company's last three smartphones.

Editorial: Microsoft Aiming Big, but Industry Backing is Necessary
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 08, 2015

Microsoft delivered two pretty stellar smartphones at its launch event yesterday, but the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are already proving that the company's uphill battle against iOS and Android cannot merely be fought on a hardware level. The software plays a huge part and while there is plenty to get excited about surrounding the whole Windows 10 ecosystem, the platform will have to break down barriers to be seen and shout from soap boxes to be heard.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Up Close
By Luke Jones on Wednesday October 07, 2015

Microsoft's tablet come laptop, the Surface Pro, has had its fourth iteration announced by the company, rocking the new Windows 10 platform. Arguably the best slate on the market, the Surface Pro 4 arrives loaded with impressive hardware, but honestly we still look at this product as an ultrabook more than we do a traditional tablet.