Huawei Watch IFA 2015 Hands On

Huawei took wraps of latest Android Wear smartwatch at its MWC 2015 press event in Barcelona. The wrist gear from Huawei is a direct competition to LG’s Urbane, but is more compact and has bigger, sharper screen. We had a chance to spend some time with the Huawei Watch and here’s our hands-on report.

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Huawei is using cold-forged stainless steel to build its smartwatch. The device has a compact 42mm in diameter casing and is about 11.3mm thick. The wearable is quite light when compared to a regular watch. We are happy to report that there’s no gap between and wrist band and the body unlike the LG Watch Urbane. Huawei says that its watch can be worn on either hand. Continue reading “Huawei Watch IFA 2015 Hands On”

Lenovo announces camera-centric Vibe Shot

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Today at Mobile World Congress 2015, Lenovo have announced a new camera-centric smartphone dubbed the Lenovo Vibe Shot. Aiming to bridge the gap between smartphones with good cameras – such as the Lumia 1020 – and camera-first smartphones – such as the Panasonic CM1 – the Lenovo Vibe Shot combines a modern smartphone body with several pro camera features to create a truly unique package. Continue reading “Lenovo announces camera-centric Vibe Shot”

Where to buy Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge in the UK

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Yesterday Samsung announced two new handsets – the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge – and since then, we’ve been in touch with all the UK networks to find out if they’ll be stocking Samsung’s latest flagship devices.

With both handsets set to launch in a little under six weeks’ time on April 10th, the networks have been signalling their intent to stock the handsets within minutes of the announcement so here’s where you’ll be able to buy the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in the UK: Continue reading “Where to buy Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge in the UK”

Huawei TalkBand B2 Hands On

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Alongside the announcement of other wearable devices at MWC 2015 today, Huawei introduced their new TalkBand B2 fitness tracker and smartwatch product, which aims to improve on last year’s TalkBand B1. The TalkBand B2 has a few key features and in an early briefing, we’ve managed to spend a few minutes with the new device to bring you our first hands on. Continue reading “Huawei TalkBand B2 Hands On”

Huawei TalkBand B2 announced

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At Mobile World Congress 2015 today, Huawei have introduced the TalkBand B2, the successor to the Talkband B1 which debuted at last year’s conference. The TalkBand 2 is the second generation of Huawei’s fitness band / smartwatch line and introduces many welcome improvements over last years’ model. Continue reading “Huawei TalkBand B2 announced”

5G – What is it? What are the benefits? When will it launch?

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4G networks are being widely deployed around the world and although the technology continues to evolve, the focus now switches to 5G – the fifth generation of mobile networks. Dubbed 5G, the next generation network may still be several years away from being deployed but is the buzzword in telecommunications at the moment.

As part of a special tour of Huawei’s Chinese facilities, we learnt more about 5G and of Huawei’s role of making 5G a reality. Continue reading “5G — What is it? What are the benefits? When will it launch?”

Huawei targets innovation in wearables, commits to Android OS

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At the beginning of a crucial year for Huawei – as they face new challenges from Chinese rivals Xioami and Gionee – the company has outlined a vision for the future that includes innovative products, an array of wearables and a commitment to using the Android OS.

In a special briefing at Huawei’s Shenzhen campus in China, Chief Marketing Officer at Huawei, Shao Yang, told us the company is looking to innovate to become noticed in the market, is committed to the Android OS and sees a lot of growth opportunities in the wearables market. Continue reading “Huawei targets innovation in wearables, commits to Android OS”

Huawei plans consumer focus, is considering curved displays

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The modern smartphone is trending toward 4K displays and curved screens and Huawei has ruled out the former but is considering using curved displays on future Huawei smartphones. In a special briefing, Huawei President of Handsets Kevin Ho, confirmed that 4K displays have a negative trade-off with battery life but the wraparound Edge Screen on the Galaxy Note Edge was a feature they’re looking into. Continue reading “Huawei plans consumer focus, is considering curved displays”

Sony’s new high-tech hamster wheel aims to get you fit

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Rather than introduce a new smartphone every six months, Sony has adopted a yearly cycle for updates and as part of this, is increasing the marketing activity around its current flagship, the Xperia Z3. One of the impressive devices introduced last year, the Xperia Z3 is being dubbed as the ultimate fitness companion and now Sony’s taken this one step further with a high-tech hamster wheel.  Continue reading “Sony’s new high-tech hamster wheel aims to get you fit”

HTC confirms New One coming on March 1st

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We were pretty sure of this but just to clear up any confusion, HTC has confirmed the new HTC One flagship is launching on March 1st. The company tweeted an image with the tagline “let them share” whilst also confirming its new flagship will be announced at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. Continue reading “HTC confirms New One coming on March 1st”

Samsung releases second Galaxy S6 teaser video

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Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 is expected to be unveiled in under two weeks during the company’s MWC 2015 press conference and ahead of the launch, Samsung has been teasing it’s new smartphone. The first teaser promised excellent camera performance and today’s teaser is all about the speed. Continue reading “Samsung releases second Galaxy S6 teaser video”