Rumors

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 in works?

Xiaomi Mi Band running on the iPhone

Even though the “regular” Xiaomi Mi Band isn’t widely available, the company is already working on its successor. Dubbed Mi Band 2, this device — according to GizChina — will sell for 199 Yuan (about $32), which is $20 more than the original Mi Band. So yes, we would expect that the extra cash was…

Vivo phone with 3.8mm-thin body in works?

Vivo thin phone

Gionee Elife S5.1 is still the world’s thinnest smartphone, but it may not keep that title for long. We’ve heard that Oppo is working on a 4mm-thin handset that could steel Gionee’s laurels (it has been just announced), and now a new rumor suggests Vivo is looking to join the race with — drums please…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2015 Edition in works?

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Samsung is apparently working on an updated version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, PhoneArena is reporting. The 2015 Edition of the device has popped up on the Korean company’s website, appearing in descriptions of Samsung’s WatchON, Galaxy 11 Shooting Shooter and Galaxy 11 Cannon Shooter pages. Presuming such product is indeed in the pipeline,…

Lenovo inching towards BlackBerry’s acquisition?

BlackBerry

You may’ve heard it – Lenovo is looking to acquire BlackBerry. The Chinese firm has barely scratched the surface with its Motorola acquisition; it wants more. And BlackBerry, we think, would be a perfect fit for them. Some time ago, I’ve mentioned about something similar in a post exploring the future of BlackBerry. Lenovo has…

Facebook, Samsung team-up over VR screens

SAMSUNG

Yesterday, the media reported that Facebook’s CEO met with Samsung’s top executives, including the company’s vice chairman Lee Jay-yong, Sheryl Sandberg, as well as Shin Jong-kyun, head of mobile at Samsung. That, obviously, prompted another slew of rumors that we’ll be seeing another Facebook phone, this time coming to the market with the help of…

Meizu MX4 Pro with Alibaba’s YunOS to be unveiled on October 20?

Meizu MX4 Pro running Alibaba's mobile platform

Meizu is feeling a lot of pressure from rising Chinese players like Xiaomi, Oppo, Zopo and Gionee. The company has its own Android-based platform, Flyme, and is also trying to diversify its offering by working with Canonical on the first Ubuntu-powered smartphone. Like that’s not enough, they are also experimenting with Alibaba’s upcoming Aliyun OS…

HTC One E8 EYE coming soon?

HTC One E8 Eye taking selfie

After the Desire EYE and One M8 EYE, HTC is preparing to unveil a special version of the One E8. Such device has been caught at the Zauba website, which is known for tracking imports and exports to and from India. The site lists the E8 EYE in two colors, Silver and Gray, with a…

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