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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 […]

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Lilbits (8-06-2014): Mult-user support coming to Android phones?

Nearly two years ago Google started letting Android tablets owners use multiple Google accounts on the same device. This lets families, friends, frenemies, or just about anyone share an Android tablet with each user getting their own homescreen and app data, among other things. But up until now multi-user support has only been available on tablets… […]

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BLU promises Android KitKat update for 8 phones

BLU offers a range of low-end and mid-range Android smartphones with decent specs and even better prices. Most of the company’s recent phones have shipped with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, an aging version of Google’s mobile operating system. Soon at least 8 of those phones will receive a software update that brings Android 4.4 […]

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Lilbits (6-06-2014): Will Google buy Songza?

Songza is a music streaming service which specializes in curated playlists with names like “A Michael Jackson Dance Party,” “Easygoing Alt-Country,” “Indie Sellouts,” and “Songs to Raise Your Kids To.” Fire up the Songza website or the the company’s apps for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or Windows 8.1 and you’re greeted with a list of […]