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  • From Apple to Timex: the A to Z smartwatch guide

    Sick of smartwatches yet? Unfortunately, they’re here for the foreseeable future to enslave the wrists of the countless masses. While the technology is debatably still a relatively new breed, there is no shortage of confusing and overwhelming options on the market. From the stylish round-faced traditionalist, to the square button-laden wrist wrecker — there’s essentially a smartwatch suited for everyone, for all styles and all needs. With Microsoft and Apple yet to launch their contenders however, there’ll be even more options in the coming months for consumers to gloss over. For now, here is a list of smartwatches from A...

  • Huawei Ascend P7 review: mid-range supremacy

    I’m obsessed with the singularity, a moment in time where the known universe suddenly vanishes as it coalescences into one star-filled mass of pure nothingness. It fascinates me because I like the idea of a galactic reset button. It’s a simple way of clearing the mess. Simplicity is beauty itself and impresses when it’s in the form of a phone. And I must say that Huawei’s Ascend P7 is one of the simplest, most unpretentious phones of 2014. It’s a pure brick of Android that comes without the fluff and nonsense seen in most smartphones. It’s also pretty cheap, and...

  • Huawei Tron, the Mac Pro-looking Android console [CES2014]

    In an effort to compete with the growing popularity of mini consoles (Gamestick, Ouya, Onlive), Huawei has unveiled a new mini gaming console called Tron. The Chinese tech giant showcased the cylindrical canister, micro-console running Android 4.2.3 at CES this week. Has the Mac Pro kicked off the cylinder shaped gadget revolution? One of its greatest selling points, and one that would most likely set itself apart from something like the Ouya, would be the fact that it’s cheap and supposedly quite simple. There are two colour variants available, one white and one black. The console itself is a simple...

  • Huawei MediaPad 10 Link review: the vanilla ice cream tablet

    Huawei’s MediaPad 10 Link is an attractive 10” tablet at first glance. Then you see how much it costs and what it does, and a tiny drill with the words etched “oh hell no” bores into your skull. There’s nothing wrong with the 10 Link, but there’s also nothing worth recommending it about either.  If you’re in the market for a 10” tablet that costs R4 499 (listed as on some sites as US$600) and does exactly what every other tablet does, read on. “Extremely fast” it isn’t One of the first lines you’ll read on the site is “Extreme...

  • Huawei Ascend W1 review: ready for a cheap Windows Phone 8 thrill?

    After more leaks than a wicker canoe, the Huawei Ascend W1 was finally unveiled at CES 2013 as the Chinese firm’s first Windows Phone 8smartphone. Aimed at the bottom end of the market, the Ascend W1 doesn’t sport the premium polycarbonate unibody of the Nokia Lumia 920 or the sultry design of the HTC 8X, as it looks instead to rub shoulders with the Lumia 520 and various Android handsets such as the Ascend G330, Orange San Diego and ZTE Blade 3. With its rivals in mind you won’t be surprised when we tell you the Ascend W1 will set you back £119.99 on PAYG, or £13.50 per month on contract. O2 currently has...

  • Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on review: possibly the world’s fastest phone

    Last year Huawei gave us the world’s slimmest and the world’s most powerful smartphones in the form of the Ascend P1 S and Ascend D Quad, and now the Huawei Ascend P2 has stolen the “world’s fastest smartphone” crown. In short, Huawei loves a good record breaker (which means it willabsolutely love TechRadar), probably due to the fact it generates additional hype around its smartphone launches. The Chinese firm is firmly setting its sights on the mid- and high-end of the mobile market as it tries to shake off the budget tag it’s developed for itself over recent years. It all started at CES 2013 when the Ascend...

  • Huawei to launch the 4.7-inch Ascend P2 [MWC]

    Mobile World Congress 2013 is turning into a hotbed of geeky phone porn and one of the most lustful devices to emerge so far is Huawei’s Ascend P2, a 4.7-inch phablet (we’re sorry for using that terminology) with legs that stretch beyond the keen of mortals. What do we get with a 4.7-inch screen? Try a 1280×720 display with a screamer of a CPU, 1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor, which Huawei assures us is the “fastest on the market”. There’s also a mind-blowing 13-megapixel camera, 1GB RAM, a 2420mAh battery and NFC, all packed into a 8.4mm thin frame. Jellybean Android...

  • Huawei Ascend P2 is a 4.7-inch 1.8Ghz phablet-lite for $480

    Digi.tech.qq (Chinese site, translated) delivers some pretty compelling shots of Huawei’s Ascend P2, the 4.7-inch phablet-lite with tons of charm and a fairly beefy 1.8Ghz CPU. First some stats, then the pics: Huawei’s Ascend P2 comes with Android 4.1.2, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and a microSD slot. Happily, it’s going to have the same battery as the Galaxy S III, a 2200mAh which should deliver a full day of usage without fiddling for a charing cable. Finally, the rear camera is a lip-smacking 13MP. The price? A palatable US$480 which seems fair for a device with this much power...

  • Huawei and Microsoft bring Windows Phone 8 to Africa

    Huawei and Microsoft have teamed up to produce a Windows-run smartphone exclusively available in Africa, reports the BBC. Launched today, the modified smartphone is part of the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative for what is considered one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. The smartphone is a modified derivative of the Huawei Ascend W1 handset displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, and sports a display of 4-inches with a resolution of 480 x 800, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU, 4GB of internal storage and an exemplary stand by time of 480 hours. Prices have...

  • Huawei Ascend G330 review: a worthy successor

    Huawei had a big winner on its hands in the form of the Ascend G300, a phone launched back in the spring of 2012 exclusively through Vodafone in the UK. Arriving at just under £100 when bought alongside a PAYG SIM card, it offered a surprisingly well made phone with a decent 4″ display. It quickly gained a huge following among those looking for decent Android performance on a budget, replacing the Orange San Francisco as the top choice for those looking for a great combination of power, style and a price tag substantially less than today’s high-end models. Now Huawei’s looking to repeat the...