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  • BlackBerry ‘Slider’ announced at MWC 2015, alongside ‘Leap’

    BlackBerry has been lurking around MWC for the past few days now, without revealing so much as a new partnership with Samsung on the Knox encryption tool. Today's press conference however, the company spread its wings once again, and outed two new phones that are so ridiculously different in thinking that we're still stumped in the office. The BlackBerry Leap, first of all, seems like just another one of those 5.0-inch full HD smartphones that have taken over this year's mobile announcements, but a closer inspection shows a bit more drama than that. "The BlackBerry Leap fits nicely into the BlackBerry...

  • Lenovo launches a trio of quirky devices at MWC 2015

    Chinese technology giant Lenovo has launched a slew of new devices at Mobile World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona. While all are signals that the company is on a mission to own the mobile market in the same way as it has the PC space, it launched three devices today which are particularly attention grabbing. Lenovo kicked things off at MWC in fairly sedate fashion -- day one saw it launch two Android tablets, the TAB 2 A8 and A10-70, and a Windows tablet, the ideapad MIIX 300. While they all seem to be improvements on its previous tablet...

  • HTC Vive, HTC One M9 and HTC Grip launch at MWC 2015

    The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) is not just about smartphones. Huawei's stunner of a smartwatch alongside its smartband were a refreshing bunch alongside all the smartphone chatter. Though it was HTC that really took the show by the balls, with the announcement of a Virtual Reality (VR) headset that managed to overshadow its latest flagship -- the HTC One M9. In partnership with the one and only Valve, HTC just announced its answer to the VR craze that's quickly trying to shape the way we consume media -- from games to movies and simulations. The VR headset is called Vive, and...

  • 10 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch

    Samsung had a massive task in its attempts to out do not only the HTC One M9 launch just hours before it, but Apple's iPhone 6's overcast shadow. But the company really did make quite an impact last night with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and it's Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge variant. Was it muted by the rumours? Yes, definitely. But what are the ten definitive things you should know about Samsung's new flagship Galaxy duo? 1. There definitely is an Edge variant with a dual-sloping screen The Gorilla Glass 4 screen allegedly needed temperatures of around 800 degrees Celsius...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup: it’s here [final update]

    Update: To read the full story regarding Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge launch on 1 March, visit our full event round up below. Read more: 10 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch Usually around mid-September, the world gears up for Apple's annual iDevice announcement. We personally love this time of year as rumour upon rumour surfaces of what is purported to be Cupertino's latest device. Although it makes us spectacularly giddy, this year's batch of rumours spoiled the launch for us. Thanks to the hordes of leakers, we knew exactly what to expect, and they weren't too...

  • Alcatel OneTouch bets on Firefox to bring developing countries online

    When it comes to giving people a smartphone experience for as little money as possible, an increasingly large number of manufacturers are betting on Mozilla's Firefox OS. A case in point is Alcatel Onetouch, which on Sunday launched the Orange Klif smartphone. Despite being an entry-level device, aimed at Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, it looks like Alcatel has tried to trick the phone out as much as possible. According to the company, the new device offers connectivity speeds of up to 21 Mbps, is dual SIM, and includes a two-megapixel camera and micro-SD slot. You are however...

  • Acer Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Leap+ introduced as first devices of MWC 2015

    No, it's not quite the dawn of MWC 2015 yet, but already companies are launching products to the press before the showroom floors open for all. Acer is the first company to show its hand, releasing a gaggle of new smartphones running on Android and Windows. Perhaps the two most interesting are the Liquid Jade Z and the "Windows 10 ready" Liquid M220. The Liquid Jade Z is billed as a mid-ranger, but really is a sleek-looker with a circular speaker at it's rear (which should go nicely alongside 24-bit audio support), and a large 5.0-inch IPS screen slathered in Gorilla...

  • MWC 2015 preview: curves, edges and emerging OSes

    It's Mobile World Congress time again in the sunny but chilly Spanish city of Barcelona. But stop right now if you think football will be the topic on everyone's lips. Mobile phones, tablets and wearables will be the stars of a conference that usually sees some enormous launches from the likes of LG, Samsung and Huawei. But what are we in for this year? If you've been following our Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup as religiously as you should've, you would know that the Korean company is due to launch its flagship to the world on 1 March. Preceding it by a...

  • LG G Flex 2 coming to South Africa April 2015, exclusive to Vodacom

    LG South Africa has announced that its first-quarter flagship, the LG G Flex 2, will be available to the South African market from April 2015, which is a long time to wait in all honesty. The phone is definitely one of the more daring additions to the local market though, with its curved body, curved screen and self-healing rear panel. It's also one of the most powerful phones in the world at the moment, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB of RAM and the Adreno 430 GPU. But perhaps above and beyond the internals, it's the bowed, banana-inspired exterior that really...

  • The Gizmondo, ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and LG Watch Urbane: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? You know, these February weeks are really dragging along this year, but that's not because there's a slew of gaming and gadget releases coming in hordes next month, thanks to the MWC and GDC. Considering that it is March in just a few days time, we have a look at one of the most special handheld gaming consoles that launched in March nearly a decade ago. It's a right shame that Nintendo doesn't have...