Oppo Shipping 50 Million Smartphones in 2015
Dec29

Oppo Shipping 50 Million Smartphones in 2015

Oppo has made a name for itself with its strange and innovative smartphones, and the company is known in western markets for its devices with swivelling cameras. The company has enjoyed decent growth, especially in China, but Oppo is planning for 2015 to be massive and a year in which it will position itself alongside the Samsung’s, Apple’s, and Xiaomi’s of the world. According to DigiTimes (citing Chinese sources), Oppo is planning...

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Typing With Your Eye Coming Soon To a Device Near You?

Microsoft has put in a patent for typing with your eyes on your smartphone.  That's right typing with your eyes.   According to patent you will use your eyes much like you use your finger on the "Swype" type keyboards all the user would have to do is simply look at what they want to type by moving their eye letter to letter until whatever they want to type is done. This is to work by "pattern recognition" according to the patent...

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Why I Finally Starting Stopped Changing Phone Every Three Months
Dec10

Why I Finally Starting Stopped Changing Phone Every Three Months

When you write tech for a living you get the chance to test a ton of new phones and after a while the device you are carrying starts to look like chop liver and you want just the latest and greatest. For the past three years I have been trapped in that cycle and haven't kept a smartphone for more than three months during that period. In fact I have sold some phones and bought the same one again 2 months later. Finally I stopped the...

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LG G4 to Replace G Pro Series
Dec09

LG G4 to Replace G Pro Series

LG has had an amazing 2014 where the company has managed to cause compatriot Samsung plenty of trouble with the G3 flagship, while overall smartphone sales are up. The Korean giant has actually been operating like Samsung this year, filling market spaces with numerous devices and incremental variants, but in 2015 the company is ready to cull one of its smartphone flagship, delivering just one through the year instead of two. Over the...

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Windows Phone Smartphones not Sold by Sprint Any More
Dec08

Windows Phone Smartphones not Sold by Sprint Any More

Windows Phone has done well in smaller market, but Microsoft's mobile OS still finds it hard to make an impact in the USA, the company’s home country. That does not look like changing and if you want a Windows handset this Christmas your options are now more limited, but admittedly not by much. Sprint, the third (or maybe fourth now) largest carrier in the United States no longer sells Windows Phone smartphones on its website. Of...

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