It's the best of times to be a smartphone buyer. The competition is cutthroat, innovation reigns and multiple companies are vying for attention. The smartphone market is developing rapidly and arguably the most interesting tech sector to watch.
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HTC officially revealed the M8 yesterday and I have been capturing lots of photos and trying to set up the best shots to use their software. It would have been easier if they'd just bumped up the camera resolution.
I spent the last five days using the new HTC One M8 and, while the design is excellent, I am not a fan of the UltraPixel camera and software effects. You will be able to order from all three major US carriers today with T-Mobile sitting on the sidelines until April.
Despite being China's largest internet company, the WeChat developer is still focused on growing its global user base and not concerned about how to monetize its free messaging service, says its international business head.
There was little left to be revealed by HTC given all the leaked details, but I had some time to use it starting last week and found it to be a nice evolutionary upgrade to the fantastic HTC One (M7).
Nokia looks to be readying new Lumia hardware and/or software on the first day of Microsoft's Build 2014 conference in San Francisco next week.
A lot has been said about the rumored upcoming appearance of Office for iPad, including that it's too late to make a difference. Actually, thanks to mobile tech, it may be too late for regular Office.
There's more to this phablet than its curved chassis, although the moderate screen resolution and lack of storage expansion are disappointing. On the plus side, battery life is good and LG's Android tweaks are largely successful. Overall though, the G Flex is simply way too expensive.
BlackBerry may be in a world of hurt, but for now it still has one loyal and very famous customer: President Obama.
The point of curiosity here is why the Indian government has such a contradictory policy when it comes to foreign investment in digital news versus print
Chinese operator posts its sharpest profit dip by 16 percent in fourth-quarter 2013 to 30.2 billion yuan, driven down by rising infrastructure costs and device subsidies as well as growing adoption of mobile chat services.
But for the X to be as big a success in the country as its predecessor, the G, it may have to drop its price.
Researchers from Finland's Aalto University have produced a list of top download speeds for 150 devices that consumers can reference to see if its the network - or their device - that's causing slow speeds.
It looks like Huawei's dual-OS smartphone is going the way of the Asus Transformer Book Duet. The concept of a device that can run both Android and Windows holds a lot of appeal. But as long as Google, Microsoft and Apple have competing ecosystems, it is unlikely to see the light of day.
Sony has begun the tackling the first half of the range of devices it promised recently would receive Android 4.4.
Many of us thought the specs game was about played out, but Oppo just revealed a device that trumps everything else on the market. And it's not just the impressive 50 megapixel image capture.