Monthly Archives: June 2015

Blackberry’s first Android phone rumoured to come in August

BlackberryA few days ago, there were rumours that the Blackberry’s first Android-powered smartphone – codenamed Venice – might arrive in November. However, a new report is suggesting that the Venice might not run Android at all.

As per the report, the Canadian company’s debut Android phone will instead be called Prague. Aimed at emerging markets, it will be a low-end, all-touch device, with form factor similar to that of the BlackBerry Z3 (shown in the image above). The handset is expected to be released in August this year, the report notes.

Needless to say, none of this has been officially confirmed by the company, so take it with a pinch of salt.

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5.5-inch Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 arrives in Canada on June 30

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3

After having made its way to the US already, Alcatel’s OneTouch Idol 3 is now headed to Canada too, in its 5.5-inch iteration.

Alcatel has officially announced that the Idol 3 will land in Canada on June 30. Over there you’ll be able to purchase one from no less than three carriers: Bell, Telus, and Videotron. All of them will have the handset available both online and in stores. (more…)

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OnePlus 2 will have underclocked CPU and cost at least $349

810Yesterday OnePlus revealed the first piece of the puzzle regarding its next device, namely the chipset it will use. Unsurprisingly, the company went with the latest iteration of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 for the OnePlus 2. However, it assured us then that thanks to using an improved version of the SoC, along with some heavy cooling material inside the case, the OnePlus 2 will not suffer any overheating issues. (more…)

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Nokia will launch new smartphones in 2016, CEO now says

nokiaNokia CEO Rajeev Suri (pictured below) seems to have finally given up on saying that his company will not return to the smartphone market. Following one denial last year and another in April of this year, Suri now says the company is in fact planning on putting its name on new smartphones starting in 2016.

There is a catch, however. Nokia will use the same strategy for its re-entry in the smartphone space as it did for creating the N1 tablet. Namely, while the Finns will design the devices and the company’s name will be used, Nokia won’t actually be producing the handsets. (more…)

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Samsung wants court to reconsider $548 million in damages awarded to Apple

Samsung-vs-AppleSamsung and Apple have fought numerous legal battles but one stood out against the rest, it’s the 2013 Apple lawsuit alleging Samsung of infringing on some key patents related to smartphone technology and design. Apple initially seeked as much as $2 billion in damages but it was awarded $930 million after a long and arduous trial. Around $450 million were vacated from the original award and that didn’t sit too well with Apple, it pushed for a retrial and was able to get $290 million back from the $450 million that had been vacated. (more…)

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