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Alcatel’s assault on mobile

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by 5 months ago
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TCL-Alcatel is closing in on the big players in the mobile industry with a growing share of the worldwide mobile handset market. We take a look at the history of the company and examine its latest step up with the impressive Idol X+ smartphone.

Goophone i5C review: attack of the clone

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by 7 months ago
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The Goophone i5C tries to clone Apple’s colorful smartphone and even has a tweaked version of Android that behaves like iOS. But what is it like to use? Find out in this full review.

Pomp W89 review – 4.7 inch quad-core Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone for just $150

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by 1 year ago
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Having a phone with a pure Android experience seems to be increasing in popularity with Google’s range of stock Android Nexus devices continuing to sell well, plus the release of Google Play Editions of several flagship phones. However there are many ways to get hold of a smartphone with stock Android. One way is to buy a device from a lesser known brand. While the big names like Samsung and HTC love to tweak and change the Android user interface, the smaller handset makers tend to stick to the open source version of Android. The Pomp W89 is such a…

Buying phones from China part 2: tips and tricks

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by 1 year ago
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Buying Android smartphones from China can be advantageous in terms of pricing, however the whole process is not as simple as just walking into your local cellphone shop. Here is a set of tips and tricks that can reduce the chances of disappointment and frustration.

Buying phones from China part 1: why bother?

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by 1 year ago
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The advantage that Chinese wholesalers offer is that the big corporate expenses, the huge advertising budgets and the need to make 33% profit on each phone doesn’t exist. The result is access to Android smartphones much nearer to their production costs.