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O2 bags exclusive on HTC Desire 530 Blue Lagoon

Budget-range handset comes with 8MP camera as well as HTC Boomsound technology O2 has exclusively began stocking the Blue Lagoon version of the HTC Desire 530 budget handset. The Desire 530, which was launched last month, is a five-inch Android smartphone that costs £129 SIM-free. It comes with an 8MP camera on the rear plus a 5MP “selfie” snapper on the ... Read More »

Instagram Stories is a clever Snapchat clone

By Thomas Wellburn on 16:13, 2 Aug 2016 in App News, Apps & Games, General, Latest, News Instagram Stories brings all the features associated with Snapchat to the social network, subtly integrating them into Instagram Direct. Instagram has today started rolling out a new ‘Stories’ feature which seems to bear quite a resemblance to what Snapchat implements within their own application. ... Read More »

An Apple iPhone 6 exploded in cyclists pocket

By Thomas Wellburn on 14:33, 2 Aug 2016 in General, Latest, News, Phones A cyclist in Australia learnt the potency of lithium-ion batteries during a routine bike ride, when the mans Apple iPhone 6 exploded in his back pocket. We know the issues surrounding lithium-ion cells and their potential instability if subjected to knocks or extreme heat but Gareth Clear ... Read More »

HTC second quarter result shows slight improvement

By Thomas Wellburn on 13:29, 2 Aug 2016 in General, Latest, News, Services The HTC second quarter result is out, with a subtle improvement in some areas but still an overall net loss. Second quarter gross margin is up 2% on the previous quarter, with a revenue of NT$18.9 billion. Quarterly operating loss margin is up 11.1% on the previous ... Read More »

HTC sees Q2 revenue almost halve YOY to £430m

Taiwanese manufacturer posted operating losses of £100 million despite launch of flagship HTC 10 in the quarter HTC saw its revenue fall by almost 46 per cent to NT$18 billion (£430 million) year-on-year for the quarter ending June 30. Though revenue did rise 27 per cent on the previous quarter, it was down from NT$33 billion (£789 million) in Q2 2015. ... Read More »

GSMA announces details of Mobile World Congress 2017

Organisers again expect record attendee numbers, with a number of global brands already confirmed as exhibitors The GSMA has announced the first details of Mobile World Congress 2017, and expects it to once again break attendance records. Under the theme “Mobile: The Next Element”, the annual trade show will be held from February 27-March 2 at the Fira Gran Via ... Read More »

Samsung Unpacked live stream: Galaxy Note 7 launch

By Manny Pham on 12:57, 2 Aug 2016 in General, Latest, News, Phones The Samsung Unpacked live stream is today, and it is where we will see the ‘surprise’ announcement of the phabulous Galaxy Note 7.  We know almost everything about the Note 7, with specs and renders leaked heavily in the past few weeks. We even know a little ... Read More »