Category: Manufacturers

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IDC reports global smartphone shipments in Q2 topped a record 295 million units

Research firm IDC has released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone report for Q2 2014, noting smartphone shipments rose 23.1% over last year to a record of 295.3 million units, a 2.6% boost from Q1. The “ongoing demand for mobile computing and an abundance of low-cost smartphones” helped Samsung keep its lead as top mobile manufacturer. However, everything is

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Sony Canada to bring Xperia T3 to Bell, Virgin and SaskTel

Sony is set to bring its 5.3-inch mid-range behemoth to Bell, Virgin and SaskTel this August. The device was announced back in June as “the slimmest 5.3″ device” on the market at 7mm, and will arrive with Android 4.4.2 in tow. The device sports a 5.3-inch Triluminos 720p IPS display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal

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Video demo of the BlackBerry Passport’s touch-enabled keyboard: ‘The entire keyboard is a trackpad’

During BlackBerry’s Security Summit in New York yesterday, the company announced the acquisition of security leader Secusmart and announced a redesign of BBM for Android and iOS. Probably the most exciting news was that the BlackBerry Passport was shown in a video demo of the touch-enabled keyboard. We’ve seen this before on a leaked video, and then BlackBerry detailed the finer

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LG G3 review

I don’t envy the decisions made inside the walls of manufacturers like LG. After proving deft at creating high-end smartphones that excel in practically every area, further improvement is to be found in the nooks of refinement, not the broad strokes that we saw in years past. With the G3, LG has fashioned a beautiful

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BlackBerry adds additional security with BlackBerry Guardian, a tool that automatically scans suspicious Android apps

Last February, BlackBerry and Trend Micro announced BlackBerry Guardian, a real-time tool that scans installed apps for malware against the company’s extensive database. The two companies combined resources to ensure apps within BlackBerry World are safe for BlackBerry 10 users to download. BlackBerry Guardian is a “multi-layered strategy” that involves both automated and manual analysis

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BBM for iOS and Android being redesigned to less resemble BB10

At a Q&A during BlackBerry’s Security Summit in New York today, Enterprise Chief John Sims said that a native redesign is coming down the pipe for BBM on Android and iOS. As BBM for Windows Phone hit the market, users noted that its design more resembled other Modern UI apps on the platform, while the

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