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Channel your inner Uber driver with this car mount for your smartphone

The fun reason to get a car mount for your phone is that it lets you channel your inner Uber driver. The practical reason is that it is way safer — and less illegal — than trying to navigate with your phone on your lap. The Avantek cell phone car mount fits in the air vents of your car dashboard. Its spring-loaded arms will hold most recent-model phones, and they’re padded to prevent any scratching or damage. Once its mounted, just clamp…

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Razer reportedly working on gamer-focused smartphone

Razer is a company known for its gaming mice, keyboards, and laptops, but the company could soon get into another product category: phones. Razer is working on a mobile phone, claims a new report from Bloomberg. Details of the device are unknown, but it’s said that Razer is targeting “hardcore gamers” with its upcoming handset. While unofficial, a Razer phone that targets gamers wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Razer acquired Nextbit, makers of the Robin Android phone, earlier this year, so Razer’s got…

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Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot

The joke in the smartphone space in years past was how screens just kept getting bigger — stretching palms and making you look ridiculous when held up to the head to talk. How times change. Talking into phones? Why, how 2005 of you! Phablets have long been the new normal as the telephone icon lost out in the war to capture our attention via finger-flicking touchscreen fun — losing out to all the other apps offering more visual ways to be…

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Win a free Samsung smartphone and six months of premium FreedomPop!

For our latest competition we’ve teamed up with FreedomPop to offer one lucky reader a free Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, as well as a premium FreedomPop contract for six months. What is FreedomPop? FreedomPop is a UK company offering UK consumers free-to-use SIM cards. No catches, no gimmicks – you can order your very own FreedomPop SIM today and be enjoying free calls, texts and internet access on your smartphone in no time at all. Right now, FreedomPop is offering three…

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What life after the smartphone will look like

News about the iPhone 8 featuring a wider bezel and OLED technology landed with a thud recently. More tweaks to the existing design, baby steps forward in the overall design. We’ve been living with smartphones for about ten years now — a bit more if you count the earliest Windows models and those made by BlackBerry and Nokia. (Note: I don’t.) The first iPhone came out in 2007, and the first Android model shipped in 2008. If you didn’t notice,…

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This might be the prettiest smartphone of all time

With the big players in the smartphone game updating their devices every year, we rarely see innovation that warrants shelling out hundreds of hard-earned pounds. Sure, the iPhone is waterproof and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 boasts an iris scanner, but it’s been some time since one of the mid-tier options truly blew the market away with a fresh design. That is, until now, with Sharp unveiling a beautifully sleek concept handset. The electronics company has developed a new smartphone display…

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Google’s modular smartphone, Project Ara, is officially dead

Over the past few years, Google has been working on a modular smartphone concept that would allow users to swap certain components and customize the device. Potential add-ons ran the gamut from improved cameras to larger batteries. Initially, Google implied that core blocks like the CPU, display, and sensors might be swappable. But the company changed the design spec earlier this year to a much more limited platform in which the CPU, GPU, sensors, battery, and display were all locked down…

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LG REVEALS ITS V20 SMARTPHONE, A 5.7-INCH PHABLET FOR ‘STORYTELLERS’

Can a serious YouTuber reasonably use a mere phone to shoot all her videos? That’s what LG promises as consumers weigh options in a crowded marketplace for super-sized phablets. LG finally went public with the specs and features of its 5.7-inch V20 super-phone on Wednesday, and much like last year’s V10, the new model is geared toward “storytellers”—folks who depend on their phones to capture audio, still images and video. Sure, the V20 is the first phone to ship with…

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Oppo and Vivo entered the Top 5 Smartphone Companies in Q1 2016

Interesting shift at the top at the largest manufacturers of smartphones reveal recent data from the marketing firm IDC. The two companies held the fourth and fifth position, Lenovo and Xiaomi – was replaced by two other well known Chinese manufacturers Oppo and Vivo. The change is really surprising given that Lenovo and Motorola have very serious global presence, while Xiaomi has big ambitions to break into world markets. However, the statistics from IDC is not in favor of the combination…

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New leaked video shows iPhone 7 in Comparison With iPhone 6s

We can end this week with a new video, making visual comparison between the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. The video gives a much better picture of the future design of the iPhone 7. It lasts 2 minutes and 39 seconds and shows in detail the new camera and changed position of the antennas in the iPhone 7. We see that the new design does not include the 3.5 mm audio jack, whose place is now a speaker. Overall, we…

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HTC Nexus Marlin spotted on GeekBench

Earlier this month it became clear that this year we expect at least two Nexus smartphones from the Taiwanese company HTC. The first codenamed Sailfish, and the second – Marlin. Well, Marlin finally appeared in its first benchmark test – GeekBench. According to the leaked data HTC Marlin will have Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 1.6 Ghz and 4 GB of (RAM) memory. Its operating system will be Android Nougat perhaps will be one of the first smartphones, which will…

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Check Out the Prices of the HTC 10 for US and Europe

After long wait yesterday HTC officially revealed its new flagship HTC 10, and pre-orders have already begun. It is expected that deliveries to begin in May. From the information of the company become clear and the price of the device. The US company will sell the phone for $700 in options dark and light gray. Operators which will offer the new flagship are AT & T and T-Mobile. In the UK, the gadget will cost £570, also is added and…