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Stylish NuAns Neo Windows 10 phone released in Japan

December 1, 2015 by Tom in Other Phone, Phone with No Comments.

  Joining the Lumia 950 in the ranks of Windows 10 phones is the far more stylish NuAns Neo phone - a nifty handset that is customisable, with interchangable upper and lower shells that offer 64 combinations.   The phone costs around US$350 and features a 5-inch, 1280 x 720-pixel display and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor.   Storage is 16GB, expandable via microSD, and it's out now - unfortunately only in Japan.   Via engadget

Modular Fairphone 2 smartphone announced – claims to be eco- and ethically friendly

October 25, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Other Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The team behind the Fairphone 2 claim to have tried their best to source ethically-produced materials for the phone and it is also designed with sustainability in mind, supporting a five-year plan that will allow upgraded modular components to be swapped in as they're produced.     The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and has a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel display.   There's 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage expandable via microSD, along with support for 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac WiFi. The phone runs on a 2,420mAh battery (hopefully a bigger one will be available in time and easily swapped out), and it has an 8MP rear cam and a 2MP front-facer. It will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop and is also open to other OS's, with a Jolla Sail

Acer Jade Primo accessorises with bundled Continuum dock, keyboard and mouse

October 15, 2015 by Tom in Acer, Other Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The new Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone bundles a bunch of accessories to make it an unusual and useful productivity option. Shipping with the Continuum dock, a keyboard and a mouse, it creates a "pocket PC" situation that eliminates small virtual buttons on screen. The phone has a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display and runs on a Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM. It has a powerful 21MP rear camera and uses a USB Type-C connector. With attractive specs and interesting extras, this could be one to look out for it the price is right. Via slashgear

New iPhone 6S too passe? Feld & Volk x Colette makes luxury custom models

October 1, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Other Phone, Phone with No Comments.

If a swanky new Apple iPhone 6S isn't quite enough to make you stand out, maybe a limited edition Double Carbon or Dark Graphite model from the Feld & Volk Wood collection will add that extra zing you seek. Produced in collaboration with Colette and previewed at the Colette concept store in Paris, the special edition models incorporate carbon fiber and titanium into the build. They will be available to pre-order online and are actually pretty tasteful and eye-catching. Exact pricing is TBA but they'll be a few thousand dollars. Check out the full range here. Via pocket-lint  

2016 head-turner Zopo prototype spotted: deca-core processor, 4GB RAM and 2K display

September 2, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Other Phone, Phone with No Comments.

Chinese phone manufacturer Zopo has been beavering away on its new flagship handset, set for release in early 2016. The as yet unnamed new phone has appeared in prototype form and sports a deca-core processor, 4GB of RAM and a 20MP camera. It's also expected to have a 2K display, as well as a fingerprint scanner. As we near the end of the year expect more info to surface on this early one to watch in 2016. Via gizchina

Like Cyanogen Android variant? Hold out for the ZUK Z1

August 25, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Other Phone, Phone with 2 Comments.

Cyanogen is a popular variant of the Android OS and will ship with the ZUK Z1 Chinese smartphone, which is backed by Lenovo. With Cyanogen OS 12.1 and some great stats, this could be one to watch. The ZUK Z1 will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor backed by 3GB of RAM. Storage is 64GB and it has a 5.5-inch 1080p display. It will launch internationally in September and is expected to cost around $299. Via engadget

BQ Aquaris Ubuntu smartphones goes worldwide

August 9, 2015 by Tom in Other Phone, Phone with No Comments.

Spanish phone maker BQ has put its Aquaris Ubuntu handsets on global sale, so everyone can now try out the popular alternative OS. Two BQ Ubuntu phones are available - the Aquaris E4.5 and E5 HD models. The E4.5 (€179/US$196) has a 4.5-inch display at 960 x 540 pixels and it runs on a MediaTek quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It packs 1GB of RAM, a 2,150 mAh battery and 8MP/5MP cameras. Upping the stats is the slightly more expensive (€200/US$219) Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition. This has a 5-inch display at 1280 x 720=pixels, as well as 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 2,500 mAh battery. The cameras are better too, at 13MP and a 5MP front-facer. The support 3G data and are out now. Via liliputing

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone arrives in Europe

June 25, 2015 by Tom in Meizu, Other Phone, Phone with No Comments.

Invites have been sent out for the first European models of the Chinese Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphones. While Android and Windows phones are standard, the more adventurous tinkerers might want to try a lesser-experienced OS for their phone. To get an invite, interested parties must register here (and complete the "origami wall"...). The MX4 has a 5.36-inch 1920 x 1152-pixel display and runs on an octa-core MediaTek 6595 processor. Inside is 2G of RAM and a 3,100mAh battery. The rear camera is a 20.7MP Sony unit and the front-facer is 5MP. The phone will launch in Europe at €299 ($334). Via pocket-lint

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus get Rose Gold makeover to match Apple Watch

March 19, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Other Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The Apple Watch 18k rose gold model will be joined by the forthcoming iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. These renders of the new models have been mocked up by Martin Hajek. The 6S and 6S Plus smartphones are expected to feature the Apple A9 processor and sport more RAM than the current 6 models. It's expected they'll surface in September, which could also see the release of iOS 9. Via geeky-gadgets

Thanko straps on for iPhone lanyard

February 7, 2015 by Tom in Accessories, Other Phone, Phone, Thanko with No Comments.

Thanko has announced a product that seems a little too practical, sensible and tame given their delightful history of innovation. This, however, will probably be a success as it's a sensible rigid hook that lets a lanyard or strap securely attach to an iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus, meaning safety, security and the ability to add any amount of accessories (see below for some inspiring ideas!). The hook is put in place by removing the two screws at the bottom of the iPhone 6/6 Plus and replacing them with the bracket. Easy! It's out at the nice price of ¥1,280 ($10.80). Via akihabaranews [gallery link="file"]

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