Essential Phone PH-1 has received a price cut of $200 and starting from today it will be available for $499 off contract and unlocked. The price cut might be because of the weak sales of the phone or not the numbers the company was expecting. Essential says that as a young startup, with the likes of Apple and Samsung taking up the significant market value, word of mouth plays a vital role and has a lot of value, hence the price cut. Continue reading “Essential Phone gets $200 price cut, now available for $499”
Keyssa Inc, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Android co-creator, Andy Rubin’s Essential over Connector technology which connects to devices like camera, etc. without wires or WiFi. The company is accusing Essential of theft of trade secrets in a legal lawsuit filed on 16th October, Monday in U.S. federal court in San Francisco.
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The Essential Phone has finally started shipping to customers. Andy Rubin’s new company announced via Twitter that early buyers should look out for tracking details sent out via email. Continue reading “Essential Phone finally starts shipping to customers”
Android creator Andy Rubin’s phone startup Essential has secured $300 million in a fresh round of funding that values the startup at a $900 million to $1 billion valuation, according to a latest report from Bloomberg. Continue reading “Andy Rubin’s Essential raises $300 million in funding at a valuation of around $1 billion”
Andy Rubin’s Essential revealed its first high-end smartphone last week. Now, the company is facing a trademark infringement legal suit from the US-based accessory and case maker Spigen. A legal document was acquired by Android Police that mentions Spigen already holds the trademark for “Essential” that covers a number of mobile accessories it sells, including phone cases, chargers, and headphones.
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We already know that Android creator Andy Rubin is working on a bezel less smartphone under his new company Essential. Now, the company has tweeted “something big is coming” on May 30th, from its official Twitter account. In a consecutive tweet, Essential has shared a photo of the new smartphone in silhouette. There is a rounded attachment on top of the device, which the company later confirmed is a 360-degree camera unit.
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Earlier this week Android creator Andy Rubin teased a new bezel-less smartphone from his company Essentials. It was reported that the phone will run Android and now it has been confirmed. Continue reading “Essential’s bezel-less smartphone will run Android, confirms Eric Schmidt”