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Facebook Mobile Advertising Revenue Grows
By Ang Torres on Thursday November 05, 2015

Facebook made the decision to transition to a mobile focused company and since then has continued to grow that side of the business. Through the third quarter of 2015 Facebook's mobile ambitions continued to bear fruit as the company revealed 78% of its revenue through advertising came from mobile.

BlackBerry Getting Serious about Android Security for the Priv
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 05, 2015

One of the questions surrounding the BlackBerry Priv flagship is how the company will manage to implement its market leading security nous on the Android platform. That should be the notoriously unsecure Android platform as 98 per cent of all mobile based malware attacks happen on Google's platform. Today BlackBerry has said how it will make sure the Priv upholds the company?s excellent security reputation.

Xiaomi Mi 5 to Launch Next Month with Snapdragon 820 Processor
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 05, 2015

We know by now that Xiaomi is holding off launching its Mi 5 flagship as the company awaits the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It has been a long wait too as the Mi 4 is looking a little long in the tooth and is already over a year old. There is some light at the end of the tunnel for Xiaomi fans though as a report today suggests that the Mi 5 will launch on December 3.

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.

Oppo A53 Makes its Way through TENAA
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

We told you last week about the Oppo A53m and Oppo A33m, a pair of smartphone expected to be launched by the company in the coming weeks. The A53 has now passed through TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body that certifies products for sale in China. We are putting two and two together and (we think) safely assuming that the A53 is a variant of the A53m.

Vivo X6, Dedicated Graphics and Deca-Core Processor
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Vivo is making a name for itself like other Chinese companies have in the past, by delivering well-made smartphones that are bristling with the best specs available. The new upcoming handset from the company to fit that description will be the X6, which promises to push boundaries of smartphone technology.

Xiaomi Launches in Africa
By Micah Bartos on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Xiaomi has built itself into one of the major smartphone manufacturers in the world by selling products in emerging markets, starting in China and then expanding through Asia and into India. While the next major frontier for the Chinese brand is the United States and Europe, the company is still not finished making its presence felt in emerging markets, with Africa the latest to get Xiaomi's smartphones.

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.

Gionee S Plus Officially Unveiled, a Mid-Range Handset for India
By Josh Dasey on Monday November 02, 2015

Gionee's Indian division has officially unveiled the company's newest smartphone today, the Gionee S Plus, a budget handset that brings plenty of interesting specs with it. The device will be making its presence felt in India from next week and will cost the equivalent of $259USD in the colors of Dark Blue, Golden and White. That price tag represents solid bang for your buck.

Oppo A53m and A33m Smartphones Certified in China
By Micah Bartos on Friday October 30, 2015

Oppo has had a pair of devices certified by 3C in China, the A53m and A33m, the latter of which has also passed through the TENAA certification body. Neither handset has been officially announced by Oppo just yet, but both are likely to land in the next month and will pad out the company's budget smartphone portfolio.