Verizon claims it will offer 5G this year
Published in News


Jumping the gun

Verizon Communications claims it will be offering its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.

HTC gives up on budget Android phones
Published in Mobiles


Too much competition and low margins


HTC has confirmed that it is giving up on budget Android phones beginning this year. Instead, the company will focus on premium devices, which have a higher profit margin.

3G phones piling up
Published in Mobiles
01 February 2017

3G phones piling up


Can’t shift them any more


It is starting to look like customers are giving up on 3G phones, even in India where they are cheap reliable work horses which normally get a signal.

Microsoft mulls foldable Surface phone
Published in Mobiles


Vole might make origami phones 


Software King of the World and much mocked mobile maker might use a foldable design that could find its way onto the mysterious Surface Phone.

HTC releases phone with three-year-old chip
Published in Mobiles


Cutting edge it isn’t

HTC has released its Desire 650 which has nearly identical specs to the Desire 630 that it announced in February 2016 and has a three-year-old same Snapdragon 400 chipset.

2017 is the year of 8GB RAM phones
Published in Notebooks


But laptops / tablets might benefit

It looks like 2017 is going to be a year of 8GB RAM with high-end phones. Most manufacturers support 8GB with their phones and there is a clear trend to add more Random Access Memory to them. Tablets and laptops will benefit, as well.

Vernee Snapdragon 830 phone will be ready in May 2017
Published in Mobiles


First announcement

While many speculated about the 10nm soon-to-be-launched Snapdragon 830, a Chinese company Vernee,  has announced its first model, the Vernee Apollo 2 Pro, featuring Snapdragon 830. 

HTC releases two new Desire models
Published in Mobiles


Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle out tomorrow

HTC is expected to unveil two new models of its Desire-series products, the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle tomorrow.

HTC drops down the loo
Published in Mobiles


Trouble just got worse

Troubled mobile phone maker HTC has just found that its woes have become a lot worse.

US government can nick your phone if you enter the country
Published in Mobiles


Take a burner if you leave the US

The Land of the Free has come up with a wizard way of violating privacy – according to the New York Times its border staff can just steal your phone when you return to the country.