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What if an Indian technology firm would launch the perfect gadget, with an excellent balance between reliability, snappy hardware and affordable pricing, and you would simply ignore it because of your stubbornness? That’s exactly what you should ask yourselves when looking at Micromax’s freshly unveiled two gadgets, both of which look pretty great in theory.

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The market for affordable entry-level phones with dual-SIM capabilities might not seem too promising in the US, but in Europe and Asia, there is quite the competition over the niche. And where... there’s competition, Samsung absolutely has to play an important part in it.

The Galaxy Ace Duos is Sammy’s latest dual SIM low-ender, but, surprisingly, it hasn’t kicked it off to the best...

blu products vivo 4.3

The name BLU Products might not tell you much, but worry not, I doubt that the name tells much to anyone. Just digging up some basic information about the BLU Products, the self-dubbed “leader... of the Latin America market with vision to expand worldwide”, proves difficult. According to their Facebook page, BLU Products was founded in 2009 by two Latin American entrepreneurs, and is currently b...

android smartphone shopping

Back a few months ago, I wrote an article explaining the top reasons why you shouldn’t buy a cheap smartphone. While I still hold true to the principle that you should always go for the highest-end... smartphone you can afford, the actual reality is that many people simply can’t even afford to buy a mid-end smartphone (catch a list of the top mid-end smartphones of 2012 here), not to mention a top-end And...

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Released back in January at all three South Korean carriers, the low-end Samsung Galaxy M Style will become available from various retailers starting tomorrow. This “expansion” follows KCC’s... (Korea Communications Commission) newly introduced policy, which states that users should be allowed to buy new phones from independent retailers and use them on their network of choice.

The unlocked Gal...

Android China

We’ve talked several times in the past about how the global smartphone market is dominated by China, where pricing and functionality come first, while hardware specs and raw power are often... ignored by the regular tech users.

Most recently, we’ve been seeing some interesting movements in the Chinese smartphone market, with Alibaba and Baidu, two relatively unknown names in the Wes...

meizu mx re

The official description of the Meizu MX reads “stunningly beautiful”. Okay, maybe it’s not stunningly beautiful (I haven’t seen a truly stunning device yet), but I do consider it to... be a beautiful smartphone. Not the most original in the world (it’s kind of an iPhone clone) or the slimmest (a Chinese obsession apparently), but certainly appealing to the eye.

Now, the Mei...

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Remember the piece we wrote about an Android-based phone that Baidu and Foxconn are working on together? You don’t have to wonder anymore how the phone would look like, since the Chinese... giant has just made an official announcement about it. Dubbed the Changhong H5018, it seems the main selling point of Baidu’s new phone will be its 899 RMB pricing.

For the equivalent of...

why you shouldn't by a cheap Android smartphone

As a recent COMscore report suggests, there are lots of people out there who are not craving top-end Android smartphones, aiming for budget-friendly options instead, devices that would allow them access... to the basic functions of a mobile phone. But if all you want to do is be able to make calls, text, and maybe perform some limited web browsing, you might be better off with a feature phone instead. Today...