The Google Pixel 3a in white Opinion post by Scott Adam Gordon The feeling had been hanging around for some time: anything from “a couple of years” to “since the Nexus 5,” depending on who you asked. Whatever the timescales, many Android fans had noticed smartphones seemed to have lost their spark. As I was looking over the recent Android smartphone releases last week, something occurred to me. Seems to me, we’re coming out the other side of this drought. Smartphones are exciting again, man — I’ll explain why. Midrange is basically premium now Since the dawn of the camera phone, the best cameras have been held hostage by high price tags. As of 2019, the camera quality of even $300-$400 phones can compete with ones three times the price, and it’s exciting for all concerned. Look no further than the Google Pixel 3a. This phone costs $399, but it features essentially the same main camera as the Pixel 3, Google’s current $799 … [Read more...] about Is it me or have smartphones become interesting again?
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Once upon a time, BlackBerry was the absolute nuts. It offered something all its competitors couldn't touch - access to emails on the go. Even if you didn't own a Blackberry yourself, you can bet your bottom dollar that you knew someone that did, or that you would at least see one in the hands of someone else on a regular basis.That physical QWERTY keyboard with its tap, tap, tapping could be heard in every train carriage and on every plane. It wasn't just about emailing on the go though. You also had BBM - BlackBerry's Instant Messenger service. It might be all about WhatsApp now, but BBM had read receipts down donkey's years ago. It was yet another unique reason to buy a BlackBerry, appealing to a huge range of people, not just the ones in suits.Sadly, those days are gone and while BlackBerry may still have millions of users, it's lost its mojo. We've taken a look back to where it all began. This gallery will take you on a BlackBerry journey, from the first … [Read more...] about The History of Blackberry: The best BlackBerry phones that changed the world
With the upcoming Galaxy S10, Samsung may have an innovation problem. The Korean tech giant may have stolen CES 2019 last week by announcing the Galaxy S10's Feb. 20 launch date in San Francisco), but it was world's second-largest phone maker, Huawei, whose Huawei Honor View 20 reminds us how far Samsung's flagship innovation has slipped in past years. The Galaxy S10 may not be able to outpace its rivals in a few key areas.Samsung is currently the largest phone brand on the planet by sales volume, but it's hardly sitting pretty. Phones sales are slowing down, with even trillion-dollar Apple warning investors that it hasn't sold as many new iPhones as expected. Samsung needs its 10th anniversary Galaxy S10 to impress if it's going to keep its place at the top. Does Samsung really have anything to fear? Huawei, which ousted Apple to become number-two, is in a tight spot. The company, which is also one of the biggest names in telecommunications equipment, has been … [Read more...] about Galaxy S10 won’t save Samsung innovation, but folding ‘Galaxy X’ could
Amidst all the extravagant gadgets CES 2019 is bombarding us with, there are actually some smartphones that are making a debut at the expo in Las Vegas. Granted, it’s unlikely that these will make you giddy with excitement, but still, let's check a couple of them out! Coming from TCL Communication are two Alcatel smartphones that cost less than most decent headphones (even combined). First up is the Alcatel 1X. Now, before you start judging its specs, which aren’t amazing, let us give you the price: $120. That’s about 10 times less than the price of a higher specced iPhone. Okay, back to the internals. The Alcatel 1X comes with a quad-core MediaTek system chip, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The display spans 5.5 inches, has a resolution of 720x1440 pixels and is surrounded on the top and bottom by relatively small bezels. The rear dual-camera combo is said to offer portrait mode, while the front one allows the phone to have a face unlock feature. But worry not, … [Read more...] about The Alcatel 1X and 1C join the ranks of budget smartphones offered by TCL Communication
Thank you to everyone who entered and wish you all good luck, the contest is now over! The contest software will be picking the winners and we will be emailing the winners over the next few days. If winners do not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be selected. Check your email and this page for updated names of winners. 70 Prizes does take awhile to coordinate and email and contact and confirm information, so please be patient as we do our best to process the winners as fast as possible.Thank you! Updating: Winner List: Chris Davies - North Kingstown, RI - Alcatel 3V Jakob Brooks - Austin Texas - Sprint Samsung Note 8, Matthew Kristoff - Indiana - Sprint Samsung Note 8, Marisa DeCola - Hamilton, NJ - LG V30+, Raymond Wolford - Mayodan, NC - LG V30+, Menarge Williams - Highland Park, Michigan - LG V30+, Matthew David Morgan - Tyler, Texas - Verizon Google Pixel 3 Elizabeth Newsome - Mansfield, TX - Google Pixel 2 XL Eric Braun, Davenport - IA - Google Pixel 2 XL Gregory … [Read more...] about Winners Updated: The Great Android Holiday Giveaway 2018