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HTC U Ultra arrives in Canada, can be yours for CAD 999

The HTC U Ultra is now available to purchase in Canada. You can grab one from HTC's official online store for the country, and three color versions are available: black, white, and blue. The price for an unlocked unit is CAD 999. That translates almost exactly into US$749, which is the amount HTC charges for the phone in the States. So that is anything but unexpected, though it remains to be seen just how many handsets HTC is able to move at these prices. You can add a pair of JBL Reflect Aware C headphones to your order for just CAD 134.99, half off their normal price of CAD 269.99....

Deal: SanDisk Extreme Plus 128GB for $29.99

If you are an owner of a smartphone with expandable storage and you are on the market for microSD cards, this deal could be just for you. Best Buy offers a SanDisk Extreme Plus microSD card for just $29.99, down from $269.99, although SanDisk's official website lists the card for $79.99 (It might have been $270 at launch time?). Nevertheless, you get a pretty good discount for a fast microSD with up to 170 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speeds. That's enough for 4K video recording, which means you can use it for video equipment, not just your smartphone. Source

Kantar: iPhone X is a bestseller in the UK, Japan and China

Research company Kantar Worldpanel released its report on the smartphone market for the September-November period of 2017. The data revealed a mixed performance from iOS, despite launching three new phones. Share across big five European markets (Germany, France, UK, Spain, Italy) fell by 0.6 percent points to 23.9% and by 3.8 percent points to 39.8% in the USA. It managed to gain on Android in urban China, where the share went 4.6pp up to reach 25% of the market. According to Dominic Sunnebo, Global Director at Kantar, Apple struggled to impress on a global scale. The company saw some...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3/ Mi 8/Mi 8SE receives always-on color display include with MIUI 10 9.4.2 Beta improved update

Xiaomi is rolling out a new MIUI 9.4.2 Beta update for Mi 8, Mi 8SE and Mi Mix 3. When receiving MIUI 9.3.82 Beta update last week, the Chinese phone maker is rolling out a new updated build. It brings various new fixes and improvements boosting the overall functionality. As promised, Xiaomi is In addition testing the Xiaomi Mi 9’s Always-on color display feature in the fresh build. The include brings all the another display styles in a variety of colours with the standard date and time widget. It even facilitates some useful information such as remaining power and notifications. The Always-on colour panel function is available for Mi 8, Mi 8SE and Mi MIX 3 gadgets. It is a part of MIUI 10 9.4.2 closed beta build. Among multiple changes, the persistent lockscreen include is moreover on board. It facilitates user with settings to swap the functionality of the lock screen. The user can select between – the slide to unlock feature or directly face unlock the product. Additionally, the update fixes an inconsistent time bug whereas using a split panel include. Android Pie based MIUI 10 9.3.28 Global Beta ROM launched last week carried long-awaited Dark Mode and March Android security patch. (via)

Nokia 2 leaked press renders show us black and white color versions, software buttons

HMD Global is getting ready to launch its next Nokia smartphone running Android, and this will in fact be its cheapest yet. We've already told you about the Nokia 2's whopping 4,000 mAh battery earlier today, but how about some leaked press renders showing the device in all its glory? Evan Blass a.k.a @evleaks delivers. The Nokia 2 is going to feature software-rendered Android navigation buttons as you can see, a first for HMD's lineup, owing to the fact that there's no fingerprint scanner on such a low-end device. Based on past rumors and leaks, the Nokia 2 is expected to have a...