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    iOS 10 Will Have New Diverse Women Emoji

    We were pretty stoked to learn the Unicode, with some urging from Google, had put the finishing touches on a new system that would provide man and woman versions of each human emoji. Emoji equality achieved! Well, almost. Unicode made the magic happen, but as usual, it’s up to each platform to put their own […]

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    ZTE’s Project CSX is the First Crowd-Designed Mobile Phone

    Fed up with the iterative approach to smartphones? Tired of the same old boring rectangles? Well, ZTE is going to let you have your say, and while they’re not going to guarantee that they’ll make your rhombus-phone a reality, they will be on the lookout for crowdsourced ideas they can actually implement in an upcoming […]

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Gets a Teaser Video Full of Clues

    We’ve gotten word that a new Samsung smartphone, almost certainly the Galaxy Note 7 (they’re skipping 6), will be announced on Tuesday, August 2. If there was any doubt about that, let it be laid to rest — Samsung Mobile Korea has launched a teaser for their announcement that directly references the Note line and includes […]

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    BlackBerry Announces the DTEK50, Their Second Android Smartphone

    BlackBerry hasn’t given up on their handset division just yet. Despite discontinuing their two-year old BlackBerry Classic without a follow-up, the company has announced a second Android device called the DTEK50. While their first Android device, the BlackBery Priv, was priced in the premium range, the DTEK50 has its sight set on a mid-range market […]

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    Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Review

    Although the ‘4’ designation isn’t official, Motorola’s recently released Moto G and Moto G Plus represent the fourth generation of the smartphone, long held to be one of the best mid-range smartphone deals on the market. And, that’s exactly what these two (mostly similar) phones are — terrific mid-range phones that represent a significant step […]

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    Gorilla Glass 5 Promises to Prevent Cracked Phone Screens

    If there’s one name that gets used in almost every smartphone post we write, it’s Corning. Nearly every major smartphone is covered by a top layer of their Gorilla Glass, a thin sheet of reinforced, transparent material that is shatter-resistant. Key word there is shatter-resistant — given the number of busted up, cracked screens we still see […]

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    Moto Z and Moto Z Force Review

    Despite the smartphone market leveling off after years of torrid growth, it seems like we’ve got more choices than ever when it comes to high-end phones. The longtime premium Android players like Samsung, HTC, and LG are still there, with lower-cost brands like Asus, ZTE, OnePlus, and Alcatel rapidly catching up in terms of quality […]

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    Alcatel Idol 4S Review

    Known for making value smartphones, Alcatel has been relatively quiet in the U.S., but the company still has a strong market share worldwide. That first part could be changing — their latest handset is the Idol 4S, and it’s poised to compete in the increasingly competitive midrange premium market, going head to head with the likes of the […]

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    BlackBerry is Killing Off the BlackBerry Classic

    We’ll spare you the introduction about how dark things have been for BlackBerry and get right to it — the BlackBerry Classic, the company’s 2014 attempt at reviving the half-physical keyboard, half-display form factor that made them a household name, will no longer be produced. The news was announced by COO Ralph Pini in a blog […]

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    OnePlus 3 Review

    Over the last few years, OnePlus has become something very surprising — a startup that has found success in the premium smartphone market. The OnePlus 1 and OnePlus 2 were both great phones for their low price tags if you were able to get your hands on one. Those first two phones were sold by invite […]