nokia n1 1 461x640 Nokia N1 Android Powered Tablet AnnouncedNokia has been more or less well known for their Windows Phone devices in the past couple of years, but it seems that after being purchased by Microsoft, they have more or less come to the end of the road where smartphones are concerned. Well, what you see above here is the newly announced Nokia N1, an Android 5.0 Lollipop powered tablet.

It boasts a simplicity in design, and is the first Android-powered Nokia brand-licensed device – hopefully it will not be the last. Tipped to hit the China market first in the first quarter of next year with a recommended retail price of $249, this special one-piece aluminum design with a soft finish will arrive in both Lava Grey and Natural Aluminum colors. It will also sport a 7.9″ laminated display which resides in a chassis that is 6.9mm thin, running on a quad-core 2.4GHz Intel Atom processor. Any takers? [Press Release]

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huawei ascend p8 A Part Of Huawei Ascend P8 TeasedEarlier this year, Huawei did roll out the Ascend P7 into the market, and it is rather surprising to hear that there is a successor in the works, where it could be unveiled some time next year on the CES showfloor. Of course, this would be a rather short time in between flagships to roll out. MyDrivers claims that the Ascend P8 is being tested internally at the moment, although it remains to be determined whether this rumor is going to turn out to be true or not.

Rumors of the Huawei Ascend P8 point to a 5.2” display that carries a standard resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, which translates to a 424ppi. The panel looks like the 2.5D type, which happen to be tapered off at the edges in the same manner as that of the iPhone 6, although the Taiwanese manufacturer behind its design remains unknown.

MyDrivers’ sources also claim that there will be a 16 nm FinFET octa-core Kirin 930 processor inside. Are you stoked to see what the Huawei Ascend P8 will come with when it finally rolls off the production lines?

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ematic ewt716 Ematic EWT716 Arrives At The FCCEmatic does have its fair share of affordable tablets for the masses, although these tend to be tablets that run on the Android mobile operating system. Having said that, it is rather interesting to see how Ematic has branched out to deliver affordable Windows-powered tablets – or rather, at least one, with the unannounced Ematic EWT716 making an appearance over at the FCC some time later this week.

The Ematic EWT716 will be powered by a quad-core Intel Atom 1.3GHz processor, sport a 7” IPS display at 1024 x 600 resolution, carries both front-facing and rear cameras, has 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory that can be further expanded using a microSD memory card, all of it having a 2,800mAh battery powering it. Since it has already appeared over on the FCC, this can only mean one thing – the final release to the masses is not too far away.

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huawei talkband b1 Huawei TalkBand B1 Makes Its Way To The U.S.Now that the market for smartwatches are definitely growing – never mind that there are no explosive figures whatsoever to report of, it is a steady market which is worth checking out. If you have always wanted to make the jump to a smartwatch device, but was held back by the lack of choice as well as relatively high price tag, how about checking out the $129.99 Huawei TalkBand B1?

This unique smartwatch can be picked up from, although one can also check out the likes of, and Fry’s Electronics in order to purchase it. The TalkBand B1 is capable of tracking your sleep, count the number of your steps taken in a day, and even to compute the number of calories that you have burned. Heck, it will also do its level best to wake you up using its smart alarm when it figures out that you happen to be in the light cycle of your sleep.

Other features include iOS and Android compatibility, NFC support, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 90mAh battery that allows you to make use of your earpiece for up to 7 hours – non-stop, now how about that?

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google msgr app Google Messenger App For Android ReleasedIf you have been checking out the presence of new apps over in the Google Play Store, you would most probably be stoked to find out that there is a brand new app that was released by Google, where it is known as Messenger. Needless to say, this particular app would allow you to send as well as receive SMS and MMS messages from any handset. Despite the fact that the app is the stock Android SMS/MMS controller for Lollipop, it can also be used by majority of the Android models that run on version 4.1 or higher.

With this Messenger app, one is able to snap photos or capture videos straight from the app itself before sharing them. The same can be said for audio messages that are then sent directly to your contacts. Searching is also made easier, where you can now go through the slew of contacts and conversation threads in an attempt to match with your search terms.

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sharp igzo quadhd 639x640 Sharp Offers 4.1” Quad HD IGZO LCD PanelIt does look as though the days of a Full HD display on your smartphone are going to be more rare in the future – especially when you have Sharp coming up with this engineering marvel of a 4.1” Quad HD IGZO LCD panel. Right now, when it comes to pixel density, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is right there at the top of the proverbial food chain, sporting a count of 576ppi. This 4.1” display is definitely an accomplishment to be celebrated, as it boasts of a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels, resulting in a minimum pixel density of 736ppi, which is a whole lot more compared to any other Quad HD display that is out there in the market.

Sharp claims that this particular Quad HD display will feature a similar pixel density as that of a 6” display that has a resolution count of 2160 x 3840 pixels. Sharp will hopefully be able to enter the manufacturing of such displays some time in 2016, although the very first design samples will only be made available to manufacturers from next year onward.

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X1 Xtreme mini 595x640 Allview X1 Xtreme Mini Sports 2 Micron Pixel CameraThere are companies out there that do sell their own brand of smartphones, although the hardware itself hails from different companies. Allview, for instance, is one of them, having taken the IUNI U2 handset and rebranding it to be known as the Allview X1 Xtreme Mini, where it will sport a $356 sticker price after one makes the conversion from Romanian currency to that of the appreciating US dollar.

The Allview X1 Xtreme Mini does have a standout feature, and that would be the powerful camera which is located in front, being a 4MP camera that will feature 2 micron pixels, making it similar to the particular camera that is found in the HTC One (M8). As for the rest of the hardware found in the X1 Xtreme Mini, it will comprise of a 4.7” Full HD display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.15GHz processor, a 16MP shooter at the back, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a Yamaha audio amplifier with DTS acoustics, coming in a choice of either a green or silver aluminum chassis.

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vivo xplay s5 rumor 480x640 Vivo Might Be Working On Vivo Xplay 5S FlagshipNot all smartphones are created equal, this is for sure while others would come with far more impressive hardware specifications than the rest of the crowd. However, here we are with the latest rumors that surround the Vivo Xplay 5S, where it will allegedly come with a 6“ Quad HD display that clearly places it in phablet territory, not to mention having the likes of a Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM, a 13MP shooter at the back and a 3,500 mAh battery located right under the hood, in a chassis that is said to measure all of just 3.94mm thin.

Of course, do take what you have just read with a pinch of salt, since this might very well be a fake, and the Vivo PR team has a history of releasing false albeit potentially viable information (hardware specifications and the ilk) in the past to interested people, so that the rumor mill would then do the job of generating interest among the masses.

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note4 dualsim Samsung Galaxy Note 4 With Dual SIM SpottedIf you are a fan of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but figured out that this particular handset happens to be missing out on a dual SIM slot in order to make it a truly outstanding flagship device, perhaps you no longer need to wait too long any more, since word on the street has it (and the photo above too, if you are an evidence-based person) that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will roll out in China with a dual SIM slot.

Of course, this particular model would not carry the same model number as that of the vanilla SM-N910 Galaxy Note 4, but rather, it will be known as the SM-N9100. There will be a couple of microSIM slots located right at the back, but apart from that, everything else would remain the same, including a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, a Quad HD display, an S Pen stylus, and of course, the dual SIM slots. Do take note, however, one out of the two would be a 2G only SIM slot, but best of all is, they will both be on standby simultaneously.

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Vivo max New Vivo Flagship Phablet Could Be Vivo PD1305 When it comes to delivering flagship models, many companies would want to throw in nothing but the very best into the lot – material as well as hardware specifications. Well, Vivo has a pretty good idea as to what its upcoming flagship phablet will be like, according to the leaked hardware specifications that feature the Vivo PD1305 (its internal code name).

For starters, it will carry a 6″ LCD display that sports 1440 x 2560 pixels Quad HD resolution, which means that you get a pixel density of 490ppi. Apart from that, there will be a quad-core Snapdragon 805 chipset powering it, accompanied by 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, all of it crammed into a body that measures 158mm x 81mm x 5.68mm while weighing a relatively lightweight 162 grams. Hopefully more details, especially its pricing and availability, will surface sooner rather than later.

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