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  • Blu hits back over spyware concerns [Update: back on sale]

    Update, 8 August 2017: Blu has announced that its phones are back on Amazon after a "false alarm". Hey BLU fans! After a false alarm, BLU devices are now back up for sale on Amazon. https://t.co/XKqFyEiBI0#BLU #BoldLikeUs #Amazon — BLU Products (@BLU_Products) August 4, 2017 Original article: US smartphone brand Blu has issued a statement after a report found some of its phones were transmitting data to Chinese servers. Last week, security researchers found that the so-called Adups software on some of Blu's devices were sending data to China without the consumer's knowledge. The research seems to have triggered Amazon into suspending sales of...

  • Blu smartphones pulled from Amazon over privacy woes

    Update, 3 August 2017: Blu has since responded to the research, saying that it wasn't collecting anything out of the ordinary. It also lambasted "false" reports around the situation. Original article: Blu is one of the most popular budget brands in North America, serving up capable smartphones at competitive prices. In fact, these devices regularly feature in Amazon's top charts. Now, Amazon has confirmed that it has suspended sales of the range, over a security/privacy issue. "We recently learned of a potential security issue on select Blu phones, some of which are sold on Amazon.com," the retailer told Gearburn in a statement. "Because security...

  • BLU Pure XL is an underdog flagship with a MediaTek Helio X10 bite

    Slowly China is emerging as the smartphone production capital of the world, with more and more brands impressing the world's consumers with exciting products. But this doesn't mean America no longer has a say. While Huawei and OnePlus make headlines on a fortnightly basis, Floridian company BLU is known for launching fairly adequate but cheap devices. The latest in its arsenal? The BLU Pure XL. It sounds like every other smartphone out there, but it has the guts (at least on paper) and stare (at least in press renders) to impress any mobile aficionado. There's a 6.0-inch 2560x1440 screen baked into the...