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Is Sony Prepping Xperia Z5 Ultra for CES Launch?
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday December 02, 2015

There are reports today that Sony is preparing to launch a new flagship level smartphone at the CES 2016 trade show in Las Vegas, an even that is happening during the first days of January. However, while it is easy to think this may be the Xperia Z6, the company's next flagship, it is actually more likely to be a return to the true phablet device.

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 2016 Editions
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday December 02, 2015

And just like that we have three new Samsung Galaxy handsets. Have weeks of rumors and leaks the South Korean giant has unveiled the new Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 2016 editions, which will tackle the budget and mid-range markets. Of course, this is how Samsung rolls, sending out devices in rapid first fashion, although we are still waiting on a sequel to the Galaxy A8 and a rumored Galaxy A9.

Samsung Updates Variants of Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday December 02, 2015

Samsung is issuing an update for some versions of its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones, with both of the company's current flagships receiving some performance tweaks. Of course, these handsets are still awaiting the upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but for the time being Samsung's own software enhancements will be rolled out.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Launches in Canada
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 27, 2015

Sony's superphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium, has made its debut in Canada with the carrier Bell, meaning this is an official launch by the Japanese company. The good news for fans of this device in the Great White North is that it is relatively affordable.

Amazon Selling Unlocked Sony Xperia C5 Ultra in U.S.
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 27, 2015

Sony's latest smartphones have been slowly trickling onto the U.S. market in recent week, of course virtually all in an unofficial capacity as Sony typically gives the United States the proverbial cold shoulder. Hot on the heels of the Xperia Z5 flagship range coming to several retailers is the Xperia C5 Ultra, a massive handset that was actually launched at the start of August.

Yamada Denki EveryPhone, and Expensive Windows 10 Handset
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 26, 2015

If Microsoft is going to make the Windows 10 Mobile platform a success the company will need for manufacturers to back it. While Redmond will be holding out for major players to get behind Windows (wishful thinking we know), the first Windows 10 Mobile smartphones are starting to be released, like the Yamada Denki EveryPhone.

Huawei Unveils Mate 8, a High End Smartphone
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 26, 2015

Huawei launched its new Mate 8 smartphone today, the Chinese company taking the wraps off the high end handset at a special press event. This is a pretty big old thing, with a massive 6-inch screen, and arrives as an update to the Mate 7. So, what?s the deal here?

Nokia 230 Launched by Microsoft
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 25, 2015

A blast from the past, it is still amazing to think that mobile juggernaut Nokia is no longer really with us in a hardware capacity. While Nokia helped to put the Windows platform on the map in recent years, the company is still best known for being the feature phone king, the best selling mobile phone maker in the world during the 2000-2010 decade. The Finnish brand is now back with a new feature phone, the Nokia 230.

Samsung Galaxy A7 Passes TENAA
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 25, 2015

The second generation Samsung Galaxy A7 mid-range smartphone has passed through TENAA, the Chinese regulatory service that passes products for sale in the country. All of the new A series handsets are gearing up for launch, with the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 already passing TENAA and the FCC, while the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A9 are also rumored to be landing soon.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2, an Enticing Tablet that also Runs Windows 10
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 24, 2015

As well as launching the Redmi Note 3 smartphone today, Xiaomi also unveiled a brand new tablet, the Mi Pad 2. The slate lands as a very attractive 8-inch device with potent specs and a price tag that will guarantee that Xiaomi will have a success on its hands in China and Asia.