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Xperia M2 Aqua: The perfect phone come rain or shine?

Sony is clearly hoping to make a splash with its latest handset, the Xperia M2 Aqua. Launched on Tuesday, it is not only the world’s first affordable water-resistant handset, it is also the first phone ever to achieve an IP65 rating.

Sony presents new ultra-compact hybrid camera

The Japanese manufacturer is touting its new A5100 as the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera. With a 180-degree pivoting display and built-in NFC tech, the device is positioned between the A5000 and A6000 in Sony's line-up and promises to rival D-SLR cameras in terms of image quality.

Samsung leads Indian handset market in Q2: Report

The handset market in India is led by Samsung, followed by Micromax in the second position -- but according to International Data Corporation (IDC), given the current growth rates, there is a real possibility of seeing vendor positions change in the remaining quarters this year.

Sharp unveils a bezel-free smartphone

The new Aquos Crystal could give the company a serious edge over the competition and make large-screen phones easier to hold with one hand.

Smartphones will go ultra-high definition in 2015

According to the latest forecast from ABI Research, a 4K screen will become a flagship smartphone feature within the next 12 months and within five years, 478 million smartphones a year will ship with a UHD display as standard.

HTC gets PHUNK-y with new limited edition smartphone

Using the theme of wonderment as a starting point, Singapore art and design collective PHUNK Studio has been getting creative with the HTC One (M8) handset.

Microsoft launched 'Lumia 530' in India

Microsoft Devices, on Monday officially launched its new Lumia 530 Dual Sim, claiming it to be the most affordable handset under the Lumia brand till date, in India.

Bond moment? Here's an app that can turn your smartphone into a spy gadget

Researchers from Stanford University with Israeli defence firm Rafael have developed an Android app called Gyrophone that picks up vibrations of sound by using vibrating pressure plates in the phone's gyroscope.

Samsung plans to set up phone factory in Indonesia

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones mainly for Indonesia, one of the world's fastest growing markets for the devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to sport new design language

According to new reports, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will sport the company's new metal design language.

Low-cost smartphones boost Android: survey

A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday.

World's first smartphone turns 20 today!

The first ever smartphone - a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone - has turned 20 on Saturday. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994.

Death by smartphone

We list gadgets the modern-day phone has pushed towards extinction

Lenovo profit up 23 % on mobile growth

Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 23 % on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices.

PlayStation TV arriving in the fall

Sony's innovative micro console will be going on sale in the US on October 14 and will be landing in Europe on November 15.
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