Amazon/HTC budget device stopped by AT&T
Sep11

Amazon/HTC budget device stopped by AT&T

The Amazon Fire Phone is not just a smartphone failure, it is shaping up to become one of the biggest tech misfires in history. That’s a shame because it is not actually a bad handset, but the decisions Amazon has made surrounding the device are laughable, whether that be poor strategy, terrible knowledge of consumer behaviour, and now it seems making terrible decisions pre-launch. A report in The Information today suggests that...

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Amazon slashes the price of the Fire Phone to $0.99 on contract
Sep08

Amazon slashes the price of the Fire Phone to $0.99 on contract

Oh dear, the news for Amazon and its Fire Phone flagship goes from bad to worse as the company revealed today that the handset is now available for $0.99 on contract or $449 off plan. If you are willing to commit to a two year deal you can get the device for under a dollar! A remarkable collapse from the $199 the handset cost on plan when it launched two months ago, while then it was available for $649 off plan. It is hard to see...

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Is Amazon’s SmartPhone on Fire or is it Just an Ember? Fire Phone Full Review
Sep01

Is Amazon’s SmartPhone on Fire or is it Just an Ember? Fire Phone Full Review

After a few years of rumour and speculation Amazon finally made good on its promise to bring a smartphone device to the market. This summer, and in typical Amazon style they brought that device with a twist dynamic perspective. The question remains is Amazon's foray into the smartphone arena worth your hard earned money? It really depends on what you are looking for out of a smartphone. Find out if it's for you in the full review...

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ZTE debuts the Nubia 5s Mini LTE in the US
Aug20

ZTE debuts the Nubia 5s Mini LTE in the US

Chinese companies do not get much success in the US despite doing great business in Asia, so much so that many brands do not launch devices in Western regions. ZTE is making the rare move of rolling out a new mid-range handset today, the Nubia 5s Mini LTE, a smartphone that comes with a good all-round package and according to ZTE a unique selling point. The Chinese giant claims that the Nubia 5s Mini LTE is the only smartphone that...

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Amazon’s Fire Phone First Impressions
Aug07

Amazon’s Fire Phone First Impressions

A few days back I got the new Amazon Fire Phone in the mail to demo from AT&T and while I haven't used it enough to do a full review I will give you an overall impression of this device right now. Let's dive in to head shall we?  Let's start with the hardware on this device. While some reviewers knock it for being "uninspired" I rather like it. It has got some weight to it and feels sturdy in the hand, while the back is glass,...

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