Nokia's back! iPad mini-loving N1 tablet announced with Android 5.0 Lollipop

Nokia's back! iPad mini-loving N1 tablet announced with Android 5.0 Lollipop

Martin James  4 days ago

It's as if the past 12 months never happened. Nokia is back – and we mean the “old” Nokia, the real Nokia – with the N1 tablet, a brand new piece of mobile hardware running Android 5.0 Lollipop.

It bears more than a passing resemblance to the iPad mini 3, but also boasts a decent spec that matches and in some cases even beats Apple's benchmark slab.

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BlackBerry Classic available to pre-order for £349

BlackBerry Classic available to pre-order for £349

Martin James  Nov. 15 at 12:00

BlackBerry has started taking pre-orders for the old-school Classic smartphone ahead of the QWERTY-based device's release in mid-December.

Head over to the BlackBerry Shop and you'll be able to reserve your very own Classic, which BlackBerry is calling “the ultimate communications tool”, for the small matter of £349.

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Vivo's incoming X5 Max is an insane 3.75mm thick

Vivo's incoming X5 Max is an insane 3.75mm thick

Martin James  Nov. 14 at 18:30

We'd love to leave the whole “world's thinnest phone” nonsense alone, we really would. We'd love to point out that when you start quibbling about 10ths or even 100ths of a millimetre, you really need to get out more.

But it's not everyday that you hear about a phone that's supposedly just 3.75mm thick, less than half the thickness of the iPhone 5S. That phone is the Vivo X5 Max.

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Sony announces January 5 press event at CES 2015: will we see the Xperia Z4?

Sony announces January 5 press event at CES 2015: will we see the Xperia Z4?

Martin James  Nov. 14 at 12:30

It's less than six weeks till Christmas, but as any true gadget lover will know, that means it's less than eight weeks till CES 2015 – the biggest tech show of the year.

And as of today we've got our first big CES keynote locked in too: Sony has announced it will be lifting the lid on its 2015 wares at a press conference in Las Vegas on Monday 5 January.

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HTC struggling to keep pace with Nexus 9 demand

HTC North Asia president Jack Tong has revealed demand for the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 tablet is so high the company's struggling to keep pace.

Tong was speaking at a product launch event in Taipei, where he said HTC was in the process of expanding its production capacity in light of the higher-than-anticipated demand.

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Microsoft Lumia 535 fully detailed ahead of tomorrow's launch

UPDATE: It's alive...

After months of wondering when the first non-Nokia branded Lumia Windows Phone would appear, suddenly we're faced with the prospect of the Microsoft Lumia 535 launch being just one day away.

The event was teased last week, of course, but now comes a veritable flood of info, including a decent number of both images and headline specs.

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BlackBerry Classic still headed for 2014 launch... just

BlackBerry Classic still headed for 2014 launch... just

Martin James  Oct. 29 at 18:00

BlackBerry's Passport launch got plenty of coverage recently – rightly so, as it's clearly one of the most groundbreaking new devices launched all year.

But what's the latest on the other new 'Berry we're waiting for – you know, the BlackBerry Q20 Classic first outed by BB boss John Chen all the way back in February?

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Motorola's mighty Droid Turbo may be headed to the UK

Motorola's mighty Droid Turbo may be headed to the UK

Martin James  Oct. 29 at 16:30

Motorola launched a new smartphone yesterday, the 2.7GHz quad-core, 5.2in QHD Droid Turbo. Pretty special? Yes.

So why didn't we cover it, you ask? Simply because like so many Droid-branded Motos before it, the Droid Turbo is US-only, being a Verizon exclusive. But wait! There's hope.

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Fire Phone flop partly to blame as Amazon posts 4m losses

Fire Phone flop partly to blame as Amazon posts $544m losses

Martin James  Oct. 24 at 14:30

Most of us know what it's like to have money problems of some description – all too well, probably.

But there's money problems, and then there's Amazon, which has announced losses of a massive $544m for the three months ending in September.

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Samsung's enhanced Galaxy S5 Plus arrives with improved S805 chipset

Samsung's enhanced Galaxy S5 Plus arrives with improved S805 chipset

Martin James  Oct. 24 at 12:30

We felt a bit bad when we discovered we'd missed Samsung unleashing its enhanced Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone this week.

But then we noticed that Samsung itself didn't seem too bothered about it – at least not to the point of issuing a press release on the subject. All of a sudden we don't feel too bad about the whole thing.

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Microsoft begins migration from Nokia to Microsoft Lumia

It's finally happening, folks. Microsoft has begun the process of phasing out the Nokia brand name across its mobile operations and replacing it with Microsoft Lumia.

According to The Verge, Nokia France will be the first to make the switch to the new branding on its Facebook, Twitter and similar social media platforms, with other countries to follow in due course.

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Kazam announces Tornado 348 smartphone, a whole lot of skinny for just £249

Kazam announces Tornado 348 smartphone, a whole lot of skinny for just £249

Martin James  Oct. 15 at 11:30

It's time to dust off the “world's thinnest smartphone” award again, folks.

That's right, there's a new king of slim in town – the Tornado 348 from up-and-coming UK smartphone maker Kazam.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 show up on video

Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 show up on video

Martin James  Oct. 8 at 13:00

We've been hearing a bit lately about Samsung's A-Series, which will supposedly follow the example of the recently launched Galaxy Alpha in using premium materials for a high build quality.

And now we have some video evidence to give us a better idea of what we can look forward to from the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime lands offering cheap selfie thrills

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime lands offering cheap selfie thrills

Martin James  Oct. 2 at 10:30

Samsung has been pretty busy of late launching high-end smartphones like the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha, but does that mean its new product launches are done for the year? Not at all.

Today sees the arrival of the Galaxy Grand Prime, a big but not particularly clever five-incher that aims to be the go-to selfie snapper for anyone on a tight budget.

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Galaxy Note Edge: Samsung only planning to sell 1m this year

Galaxy Note Edge: Samsung only planning to sell 1m this year

Martin James  Sep. 26 at 11:00

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge isn't everyone's cup of tea, but UK smartphone buyers were quickly spared the decision over whether to buy one with Samsung saying we won't be seeing it here anytime soon.

And that's if we see it at all. An unnamed Samsung official says the Galaxy Note Edge is being treated by the company as a limited edition concept, and it only intends to shift around a million units by year end.

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Tesco's 'enhanced' Hudl 2 tablet coming on 3 October

Tesco's 'enhanced' Hudl 2 tablet coming on 3 October

Martin James  Sep. 25 at 12:30

We've known for a while now that Tesco is planning on rolling out an “enhanced” Hudl 2 tablet at some point between now and the end of the year, following the success of last year's original.

And now we know when it's going to happen, too: invites have been sent out for a Tesco launch event on 3 October – that's next Friday.

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BlackBerry Passport: BB back in business, but is it enough?

BlackBerry Passport: BB back in business, but is it enough?

Martin James  Sep. 25 at 11:17

And so the final act of September Madness has been played out with the official announcement of the BlackBerry Passport yesterday.

The Canadian firm's latest smartphone offering is arguably also its most important ever, as its success or failure could ultimately now determine the fortunes of the company itself.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders open ahead of 10 October availability

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders open ahead of 10 October availability

Martin James  Sep. 19 at 14:30

The big news today is that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are officially now available to buy. But if that's not your particular cup of tea, how about some news on one if the iPhone's high-flying rivals, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 4 will be hitting the streets in the UK on 10 October – that's in two weeks' time – and can be pre-ordered from today.

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Porsche Design is back, this time with the BlackBerry Q10-based P'9983

Porsche Design is back, this time with the BlackBerry Q10-based P'9983

Martin James  Sep. 19 at 12:30

As BlackBerry watchers will know, the intriguingly different BlackBerry Passport is now less than a week away from going live, and even if it's a complete flop, the Canadian firm deserves credit for trying something different.

But it turns out the Passport has been pipped to the post by another BlackBerry – the Porsche Design P'9983, which was unveiled this week in Dubai.

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Amazon outs new Fire HD 6.0 and Fire HD 7.0, prices start at £79

Amazon's mobile hardware adventure started with the humble Kindle Fire tablet, and the company has kept faith with the original's budget billing in announcing a host of new Fire HD tablet options.

The Amazon Fire HD 7.0 – the Kindle name has been dropped – is present and correct in an array of colour and storage options, plus there's an all-new Fire HD 6.0 size option and a Fire HD Kids Edition for, well, you know.

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