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Microsoft CAD Render of Lumia 950 Leaks
By Luke Jones on Monday September 28, 2015

Microsoft is holding a media event in New York City on October 4th and the company will likely launch Windows 10 Mobile and the Lumia 950/Lumia 950 XL smartphone flagships. We have been hearing a lot about the 950 devices, including their high end specs and core features, while now we can see what the Lumia 950 will look like.

Apple Reveals iPhone 6s Sales of 13 Million in Three Days
By Luke Jones on Monday September 28, 2015

Last year the iPhone 6 was a monster hit and swept all before it to breaking just about every smartphone sales record there is. Surely the only way was down for Apple and the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus? Not quite as Apple has just officially revealed that it shipped a whopping 13 million units of the new iPhone 6s range over the first three days of release.

Rose Gold iPhone Popular Among Pre-Order Consumers
By Luke Jones on Friday September 25, 2015

The pink (ahem, we mean rose gold) iPhone 6s is proving to be something of a hit among consumers with the device making up the majority of pre-order units. Much like the gold iPhone 5s launched two years ago, many people thought the color option simply wouldn't look good or appeal to consumers. However, Apple proved us all wrong twice is seems.

BlackBerry Confirms Priv name for Android Smartphone
By Luke Jones on Friday September 25, 2015

Yesterday the official name of the BlackBerry Venice, the company's first device to run the Android platform, leaks as the oddly title Priv. That led to predictions that BlackBerry would ditch its BB10 platform and go completely to Google's Android, something we disagree with. Today CEO John Chen revealed the Priv is indeed real and even hinted that the claims of no new BB10 devices could be true.

Analysts Says BlackBerry should Ditch BB 10, we Disagree
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 24, 2015

Analysts are sometimes right, sometimes state the bleeding obvious, and are sometimes plain wrong, and on this occasion we think Scotia Capital analyst Daniel Chan has got it wrong. He said that BlackBerry needs to ditch its BB operating system entirely and get on board with Google's Android on a full time capacity.

Sprint CEO Hints at Cable Company Merger
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 24, 2015

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has issued the business equivalent of a come and get me plea by telling Reuters on Thursday that the carrier would fare better in the current market if it merged with a cable company. In other words, Claure is saying to cable companies that Sprint is open for business, but the recent purchase of Cablevision means there are not strong acquisitions in the telecommunication industry.

Verizon Debuts iPhone Upgrade Plans
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 24, 2015

We are not exactly surprised to see that Verizon has created a program for upgrading the iPhone year after year. The company followed T-Mobile's path by doing away with subsidized contracts, which prompted Apple to create its iPhone Upgrade Program and for T-Mobile to follow suit. Verizon is now joining the party with its Device Payment option.

Meizu PRO 5, Premium and Spec'd Out
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 23, 2015

Meizu has announced its new PRO 5 flagship smartphone that carries the company?s trend of offering premium handsets chocked with specs. That potent blend has been well received by consumers, who have bought the Meizu brand smartphones in millions, arguably 2015 has been the breakout year for the Chinese company.

T-Mobile Launches iPhone 6s Upgrade Program, Device for $5
By Luke Jones on Wednesday September 23, 2015

T-Mobile has unveiled an enticing upgrade program for the iPhone 6s, a deal clearly worked up to offer an interesting response to Apple?s own iPhone Upgrade Program. Indeed, the Magenta Network, which is as responsible as most for changing the landscape away from carrier contracts, is making it possible to get the new Apple flagship for as little as $5.

Coolpad Rouge Lands on T-Mobile for $50
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 22, 2015

Coolpad, through carrier T-Mobile has rolled out a smartphone that costs just $50 unlocked, which is pretty much as affordable as you can get in the United States at the moment. The Coolpad Rouge will be available from the Magenta Network starting next Wednesday (September 30th), but how does this mega-budget device stack up?