808 Android

Another phone is joining the select club of cloned devices, but in a surprising twist it’s not one that has been very well received by either critics or the public. That’s right, it’s the is-it-a-phone-or-a-camera Nokia 808 PureView.

ZTE V8000-2

Up-and-coming prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless seems to really be on a roll. On top the launch of Cricket-powered RadioShack Wireless last week, Cricket has also launched its own version of the HTC One V, which has now become the most powerful Android smartphone in its portfolio. That doesn’t seem to be enough for Cricket though, and another enticing Android mid-ranger is heading to the nation’s eighth largest carrier. We first spotted the ZTE Nova 4.0 V8000 back in May at the CTIA, and, just as we suspected, this will be a Cricket exclusive phone.

xmo

Xtreamer is a company you’ve probably never heard of, and that’s OK, because we had to Google them too. Apparently they’re a South Korean firm that makes digital media players for home theatre systems. So, say you have a huge collection of MKV files: instead of buying a PC and putting it next to your TV, instead you can go to Xtreamer’s website and buy one of their many products.

Elikia

The African smartphone and tablet markets might not be as developed as the ones in Europe, America or Asia, but things are definitely not going to remain that way forever. One of the first African-based tech companies to make headway with gadget manufacturing is VMK, which we already saw unveil an Android tablet about a year ago.

Kyocera Rise

One of Kyocera’s most decent offerings in a while “rose” right on cue at Sprint, and, also on schedule, the phone is now available through Virgin Mobile. The Rise is this time around up for grabs for a slightly higher price, but you’ll be glad to know you don’t have to sign up any kind of contract up front to be able to buy it.