Firefox OS coming to low-end flip phones, sliders

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Mozilla’s Firefox OS software is already mostly found on low-cost smartphones. But next year we may start to see it on even cheaper phones. At Mobile World Congress event in Spain this week, Mozilla announced it’s working with wireless carriers Verizon, KDDI, LG U+ and Telefonica to bring Firefox OS to devices the kind of […]

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 smartphone can be used upside down

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Alcatel OneTouch has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone and while it’s not the most powerful phone on the market, the company is emphasizing a few special features. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 features a 13MP camera which the company says supports super-fast auto-focus. The camera has stereo, front-facing JBL audio speakers. And there are no […]

HTC partners with Valve to launch the Vive virtual reality headset

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HTC is entering the virtual reality arena with a new headset called the HTC Vive. It’s made in partnership with game developer Valve, and it’s basically HTC’s answer to the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR (as well as Google Cardboard, I guess). HTC and Valve plan to launch the virtual reality headset by the […]

HTC Grip is a fitness band with GPS

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HTC has partnered with Under Armour to build a wearable fitness tracker called the HTC Grip. It’s a wrist-hugging band with a series of sensors and GPS support for tracking your location. The HTC Grip features a 1.8 inch PMOLED curved display for showing notifications, and the ability to pair with the Under Armour Record […]

HTC One M9 looks familiar, but packs more punch

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HTC’s flagship smartphone for 2015 looks an awful lot like the company’s 2014 flagship. But the new HTC One (M9) does pack more power than the HTC One (M8) it replaces. The new phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, has 3GB of RAM, and features a 20MP rear camera. Other features include […]

MediaTek’s new chips include the first ARM Cortex-A72 processor

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Chip maker MediaTek is introducing two new processors at Mobile World Congress this week. One is a 64-bit, octa-core processor aimed at mid-range smartphones. The other is a quad-core chip aimed at tablets… which happens to be the first processor based on ARM’s new Cortex-A72 design. MT8173 quad-core tablet chip This processor is is a quad-core […]

LG shows off its first webOS smartwatch

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LG has introduced a handful of smartwatches over the past year, and most of them have run Google’s Android Wear software. But there are a few things Android Wear can’t do. It doesn’t currently let you connect to the internet over LTE, make phone calls from your wrist without pairing with a phone, or use […]

Huawei Watch is a round, high-res Android Wear smartwatch

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Huawei is launching its first smartwatch, and it’s cleverly called the Huawei Watch. Behind the simple name is a rather slick-looking watch with a 1.4 inch, 400 x 400 pixel AMOLED display, a stainless steel body, and Google’s Android Wear software. Huawei will offer the watch in gold, silver, or black colors and the company plans […]

HP launches Spectre x360 convertible laptop for $900 and up

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The HP Spectre x360 is a Windows notebook with a 13.3 inch display and an Intel Broadwell processor. Push the screen back 360 degrees and it becomes a Windows tablet. HP has been offering convertible notebooks under the x360 brand for a little while, but the Spectre x360 kicks things up a notch by offering premium […]

Warchief Android game console has Tegra K1 chip, motion controls

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A new video game console launched in China recently, featuring an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, Extreme Reality’s motion controls, and Google Android-based software. The game console is called the Warchief, and it sells for about $160, which makes a bit pricey for an Android TV box, but pretty inexpensive for a video game console. The […]