Mobile Phones

Blackberry gives up on smartphones, goes the software route

BlackBerry LogoBlackberry has announced that after years of struggling to find their footing in the market they once dominated, they will be giving up on making smartphones. Instead, they will be focusing on software, mobile security, and management.

Blackberry’s Sharp Decline

It isn’t a surprise to anyone who has been keeping their eye on the company. Once the biggest player in the mobile game, they were the go to across the world. But with the introduction of the iPhone, and Google’s foray into smartphones with Android, Blackberry sales began to suffer.

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What you need to know about Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Watch 2 and EarPods

Apple iPhone 7 Jetblk AirpodApple events are always big news in the tech world. This one was pretty hyped up, with fans awaiting news on the much anticipated iPhone 7. That, among a number of other unveilings, finally hit this week.

Here is a rundown of some of the more exciting updates from the brand.

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IFA 2016: Sony announces Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact Smartphones

Sony Xperia XZSony has unveiled their new flagship smartphones in Berlin today, the Xperia XZ and the Xperia Compact. The company has stated that convenience and spontaneity are the main aims for these new releases, as they continue to spread their wings to every corner of the technology world.

Expanding into the mobile market, the Xperia series is already proving to be fairly successful. With a focus on daily life needs, they put a ton of effort into the camera. Unsurprising, given the past products under the Sony banner, where media has always been king.

But do they match up against the Apple brand, their most obvious contender?

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Kyocera DuraForce Pro: The Smartphone/Action Cam Hybrid

Kyocera DuraForce ProHave you ever wished you could record yourself cave diving with your smartphone? Now you can, with the more rugged, durable Kyocera DuraForce Pro. Not only is it able to withstand some pretty tough conditions, but it is equipped with a wide-angle action camera that shoots in high definition.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is finally revealed

Samsung Galaxy Note 7Samsung has today officially announced Galaxy Note 7. Now that details have been finally released onto the internet, it appears some of the rumors were true. So let’s begin 🙂

Greater Security To Body and Software

The biggest news has so far been the security improvements. Not only when it comes to privacy concerns – which make up so many of the advances in modern smartphones following criminal hacks and NSA panicking -, but also for the physical device itself.

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Blackberry unveiled DTEK50 Android security phone

Blackberry DTEK50Blackberry has spent the last several years struggling for global relevance in the shadow of sleeker, more trendy brands. But now they have gone back to what they know best, focusing on security features instead being the funnest toy on the market. Meet the Blackberry DTEK50.

Greater Privacy and Security, In A Smaller Package

The primary reason to get a Blackberry has always been their dedication to security and privacy. The DTEK50 is a testament to that continued effort. It provides state of the art anti-hacking protections, as well as offers complete control about how your content is viewed, shared, and stored.

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Alcatel announces IDOL 4s with Google VR Bundle

Alcatel Idol 4S Google VRAlcatel has announced a new smartphone, the IDOL 4S. The major selling points are its price and the Google VR bundle available with the IDOL 4S. Alcatel has put effort into this phone, attempting to stand out in a crowded field.

Alcatel IDOL 4S’s Specs

The hardware of the IDOL 4S is good for its price. The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core (4×18 GHz + 4×1.4 GHz). Qualcomm’s Adreno 510 GPU supports 4K video capture and adds better graphical capabilities. There is 3GB RAM and 32GB storage available. The microSD storage can take cards up to 200GB.

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