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Alcatel calls its OneTouch Pop Fit a “wearable” smartphone

Don’t like the idea of buying a smartwatch or other wearable device to pair with you smartphone? Alcatel OneTouch is positioning its new phone as a one-size-fits all device. It’s both a phone and a wearable… if you don’t mind strapping a 2.8 inch phone to your arm. The Alcatel OneTouch Pop is basically a small […]

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Windows Phone update coming this spring, will support new hardware

Microsoft has announced that the next major update to its Windows Phone platform is due out this spring. A major focus of the new software is support for a wider range of hardware including phones with on-screen buttons instead of physical buttons and hardware with less powerful specs. But Microsoft says all existing Windows Phone […]

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Samsung unveils Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches (powered by Tizen)

Samsung is launching two new smartwatches, as expected. What’s a bit unexpected is that the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo are dropping the “Galaxy” name. That’s because these new devices may look like the 2013 Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear, but under the hood these are entirely new devices running a Tizen-based operating […]

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Samsung Gear 2 Neo leak suggest 2 designs for Samsung’s new smartwatches

Samsung is expected to unveil next-gen smartphones, smartwatches, and maybe even tablets at an event on February 24th. But @evleaks didn’t want to wait until then to share a leaked photo of Samsung’s next two smartwatches. Yes, watches. Plural. Update: It’s official. Samsung’s launching two new Tizen-powered smartwatches in April. The photos show two watches, […]

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Alcatel OneTouch to demo tablet with iris recognition

Most modern smartphones and tablets offer basic security features such as an option to require a PIN code, or gestured to unlock a device. Some even feature facial recognition software or fingerprint readers. So what’s next? Iris scans. Alcatel OneTouch and Iritech plan to show off a tablet with iris recognition features at Mobile World […]

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More Android tablets with Bay Trail chips on the way

Intel’s “Bay Trail” chips are low-cost, low-power processors designed for tablets, notebooks, and desktops. Since the first Bay Trail chips launched in late 2013 they’ve shown up in a number of inexpensive Windows tablets and notebooks such as the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet and Gateway LT41P notebook. But Intel is also taking aim at […]