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BLU Vivo Air LTE is a $199 smartphone that’s just 0.2 inches thick

BLU is rolling out a few new smartphones this month. We’ve already looked at the $349 BLU Pure XL, which is a 6 inch phone that’s the most powerful device from BLU to date. Looking for something a little smaller? The BLU Vivo Air LTE is a smartphone with a 4.8 inch display and a super-slim […]

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BLU Pure XL is a $349 phone with a big, high-res display and a speedy processor

Budget smartphone maker BLU has a history of offering low-cost phones with decent, if not exactly remarkable specs. But BLU’s latest phone breaks new ground though for the company by combining premium specs and a mid-range price. Sure, BLU isn’t the first company to take that approach, but the BLU Pure XL still looks like […]

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BLU smartphone with Cyanogen OS (and no Google apps) coming this year

The makers of Cyanogen OS haven’t been shy about their plans for the operating system: CEO Kirt McMaster wants the Android-based operating system to become a full-fledged rival to Google Android itself. A handful of smartphones including the OnePlus One, Micromax Yu, and upcoming Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ ship with Cyanogen OS. But that basically mean […]

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BLU Studio Energy is a $149 smartphone with 2+ days of battery life

Modern smartphones may be tiny computers in your pocket that you can use for work, gaming, streaming videos, editing documents, and maybe making the occasional phone call. But all of those activities take a toll on battery life. It can be tough to find a phone that can last a full day without recharging. The […]

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Windows Phone on a budget: BLU Win Jr, Win HD launch for $89 and up

Thinking about picking up a smartphone with Microsoft’s mobile operating system, but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars? You could pick up an older model like a $49 contract-free Nokia Lumia 520 for AT&T, or you could buy a brand new phone that’s not locked to any wireless carrier for as little as $89. Earlier […]

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BLU Vivo IV $299 smartphone w/8-core CPU, full HD screen now available

BLU unveiled a $299 smartphone in May that features a 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, an octa-core CPU a few months ago. The BLU Vivo IV has high-end specs, but a mid-range price. And now it’s available for purchase in the US. The BLU Vivo IV sports a MediaTek MT6592 ARM Cortex-A7 octa-core processor, 2GB […]

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BLU launches 4 new smartphones for $149 or less

In a world where some companies make headlines by offering top-tier phones at mid-range prices, BLU takes a different approach. The company offers mid-range phones at budget prices… and budget phones and really low prices. This week the company is adding 4 new Android phones to its lineup. Each features Android 4.4 KitKat, a multi-core […]