For one reason or another, we had a pretty good idea of what most of the industry's big boys are going to bring to MWC '16, but we have to admit –Sony managed to remain a mystery until the last day. Being a bit too soon after the company unveiled the Z5, we didn't really expect anything big out of the company... which is why we were so shocked to find out that it's announcing not just one, but three new smartphones here, and each covering a different end of the spectrum at that. Read more here:
"Microsoft today introduced the Lumia 650, the company’s new Windows 10 Mobile device. As we previously reported, the Lumia 650 packs a 5-inch display, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 2000 mAh battery, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, and supports LTE, too. As for the cameras, Microsoft is packing a 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
As you can see in the photo above, the Lumia 650 packs a pretty beautiful design. The device is only 6.mm thick, and weighs just 122 grams. Microsoft stated:
This really is a beautiful phone. We’ve paid attention to every detail, pairing the highest level of craftsmanship with maximum everyday productivity. The 5” OLED display is bright and crisp; colors really pop and blacks are deep and clear. It’s by far our most beautiful screen ever at this price point. Lumia 650 also features a highly polished, diamond cut and anodized aluminum frame, giving it an unparalleled and premium feel. Importantly, we didn’t sacrifice the removable battery and expandable storage, something we know our customers enjoy having. And with a profile of only 6.9mm and weighing just 122 grams, it’s incredibly thin and light. It’s a phone I’m proud to show off. " via wmpoweruser.com
ZTE has just announced the Nubia Prague S smartphone. Quite similar to the existing My Prague model, the new device does bring a few changes, though it can hardly be called a successor. Starting off with the display, it's the same 5.2-inch FullHD affair, complete with 2.5D glass. Running the show is again the Snapdragon 615, with an octa-core CPU inside. Prague S, however, packs 3GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage (expandable, too) in all its versions, whereas My Prague comes with either 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB. Read more here:
"BlackBerry didn't simply slap Android on their hardware and call it a day. No, the move to Android was a calculated one that took a lot of planning and ultimately had to be something special and something with enough differentiation to stand out. Will it pay off for BlackBerry in the long run? That remains to be seen. The potential is now there for BlackBerry to reach a new audience and expand their customer base." Read all here: