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The BlackBerry Priv, six months later

BlackBerry CEO John Chen would never dare say it publicly, but launching an Android-based smartphone all but signaled the end for the company’s own BB10 operating system. The BlackBerry Priv…

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HTC 10 review: Back to basics

For HTC, the 10 is a return back to the basic concept of a smartphone. It’s also a direct response to the heavy criticism the M9 received last year, likely…

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Hands-on

And then there were two. Contrary to some rumours suggesting Samsung would be releasing a triad of new smartphones, the company has narrowed it down to a duo in the…

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The iPhone 6s Plus, six months later (Video)

I’m going to preface this video by stating that I used a Nexus device for three years before deciding to make the switch to the iPhone 6s Plus. Apple’s latest iPhone…

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ZTE Axon Pro review

Last October, I got to speak to some really smart people about the difficulties in building a brand in a new country. Those people worked for ZTE, the Chinese giant trying…

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Second Opinion: Sony’s Xperia Z5 is unique but flawed

Sony’s Xperia Z5 initially grabbed my attention because the smartphone looks different from most other Android devices on the market. At first glance the so-called “Bond phone” resembles the type of smartphone…

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Sony Xperia Z5 review

Sony doesn’t worry about what you think. It just makes phones that, year after year, epitomize refinement within the Android ecosystem. The Xperia Z5 is technically the sixth iteration of…

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Five reasons to love the Moto X Play

If you’re in the market for a new mid-range phone, then you may want to consider the Moto X Play, a phone I’ve using for the last couple of weeks….

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BlackBerry Priv review

It’s been over three years since BlackBerry began trickling details about its next generation operating system, a secure environment that would attract developers with its easy-to-use tools, support for open web…

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Nexus 5X review: A worthy successor to the Nexus 5

Google’s and LG’s Nexus 5X is my favourite Android smartphone currently on the market, and a worthy successor to the now two-year-old Nexus 5. It also marks a return to…

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The LG G4, six months later

For LG executives, it must be hard to look at Samsung’s mobile success and not feel a sour taste, given how hyper-competitive the Korean electronics industry is. In trying to…

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HTC One A9 review

What happened to you, HTC? You used to be big and bright, the world your oyster, so to speak. But now you’re sipping fifty cent beer at the corner dive,…

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Exploring smartphone choices under $600

There’s a new reality in play: the Canadian dollar is weak, affecting the prices of smartphones as a result. We’ve seen the discrepancies enumerate, but the practical takeaway is that…

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The HTC One M9, Six Months Later

From the outside, HTC looks like a company on the brink. Its financial woes have overshadowed much of what the company has worked on, including the impressive Vive virtual reality…

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HTC One A9 Hands-on

I probably don’t need to say this, but the HTC One A9 looks an awful lot like an iPhone 6. Whether driven by sheer arrogance or a desperate need to find…