Microsoft to lay off 7,800 employees – to focus more on affordable, business, and flagship Windows Phone smartphones

In a letter to Microsoft employees, Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, announced that 7,800 employees, most of which are from the Redmond firm’s phone business, will be laid off. He also said that the software giant plans to focus more on more affordable handsets, business handsets, and flagship Windows Phone handsets. Here’s Satya Nadella’s letter: Team, Over […]

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 Entry-level Huawei smartphone leaked – sports fingerprint scanner

Do entry-level smartphones come with fingerprint scanners? Currently, no affordable handset from major manufacturers offer this feature. However, if a new leak is to be believed, we may soon see one from Huawei. The image you see above was leaked by Chinese-speaking MyDrivers. It shows the back of a yet to be named entry-level device made […]

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 HTC planning to release an entry-level tablet in Q2 2015?

According to a tweet, HTC will be launching an entry-level tablet in Q2 2015. Since the second quarter of the year ends in June, we should see the tablet in the coming weeks, if the tweet is to believed. The tweet comes from @upleaks, a highly-reputable Twitter account that has leaked accurate information in the […]

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 Microsoft Lumia 430 makes its debut – ‘most affordable Lumia’ ever

Microsoft has just lifted the lid on the “most affordable Lumia” to ever hit the market. The smartphone will be available in the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus starting in April, and will cost $70 (under £50). Press release: Microsoft introduces Lumia 430: The most affordable Lumia smartphone March 19, 2015: This […]

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 Samsung to focus on mid-range and entry-level devices to remain dominant

Samsung recently lifted the lid on its new flagships – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The two have definitely turned heads at MWC 2015, which kicked off in Barcelona, Spain last week, with network operators around the world reportedly pre-ordering 20 million units of the new devices. Although it’s pretty […]

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 GFXBench and GeekBench reveal unannounced entry-level tablet from Samsung

Both GFXBench and Geekbench benchmark database sites have revealed a yet to be announced entry-level tablet (SM-T561) made by Samsung. Check out the screenshots of the results below. The results reveal that the SM-T561 sports a 9.6-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels (pixel density of 157 ppi), 8 GB of internal storage, […]

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 Samsung lifts the lid on new entry-level smartphone in Brazil – the Galaxy Win 2

In the past week, the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have been basking in the limelight, sporting an all-new design, a more premium look, a more premium feel, and the the most powerful hardware mobile tech has to offer. However, did you know that the Korean tech giant also […]

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 Sony lifts the lid on XPERIA E4g – offers LTE connectivity at an affordable price

Sony has lifted the lid on an affordable smartphone that offers 4G LTE connectivity at an affordable price – the Sony XPERIA E4g. The Japanese phone maker says that the smartphone will set you back €129 (around £94). It will be available in April. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTCb7DyfBHU&w=605&h=368] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKNH4wyjXI4&w=605&h=368] Press release: Xperia™ E4g – the easy-to-use, speedy […]

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 Samsung Galaxy J1 makes its debut

We’ve heard about the entry-level Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100H) in the past, and now the South Korean tech giant has quietly lifted the lid on the device on its Malaysian website. Specs-wise, the Galaxy J1 sports a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, dual SIM card slots, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera […]

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 Galaxy Grand Neo Plus is Samsung’s new dual SIM smartphone

Samsung has lifted the lid on the Galaxy Grand Neo Plus, its new dual SIM smartphone. The smartphone’s product page has now gone live on Samsung Spain and Samsung Italy. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo (SM-I9060I) is an affordable smartphone that sports a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, dual SIM […]

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