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Blackberry shares tumble after it posts losses

Blackberry’s stock plummeted recently losing $2billion of value after the smartphone maker posted shock losses. Blackberry recently joined the smartphone revolution with its own handset and while analysts expected the phone giant to post modest profits for the financial year, it instead announced a loss of nearly $170m, completely missing its sales targets. Blackberry has worked tirelessly over the last year and a half to open up its handsets for email usage and to be able to host popular apps like twitter and eBay. However, the new handsets, the Z10 and Q10 failed to live up to expected sales figures and instead only 2.72 handsets were sold in the first four months, which is a slight improvement on last...

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Sony Xperia Z

Much has been made of the Xperia Z brand by Sony. The company has struggled in recent times, hence it’s split from Ericsson. Now, with a big relaunch, Sony is pushing the idea that the Xperia brand is as iconic as the Walkman which came before it… although it isn’t really. The one wow aspect of the Xperia Z is that, according to the adverts, it is completely waterproof- meaning you no longer have to worry about leaving your mobile near baths, sinks or in wet weather. This coupled with a rugged build quality means that if you’re the type of person who drops their phone frequently, this could be the phone for you. Surprisingly, The Xperia Z is...

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The HTC One

If you love beautiful hardware, you’ll love the HTC One as it’s one of the best looking phones around at the moment. The only problem in the past has been the software which ruined most HTC phones. With the HTC One, the problem is the camera. Although it’s obviously not meant to compete with proper cameras, it should still be able to take a quality image from a mobile phone. It isn’t that the camera is exceptionally poor; it’s just not very good. Also, the battery life is poor, although that seems to be the standard with smartphones nowadays. If you’re looking for the perfect Android phone, the HTC One is not it. Although it looks beautiful, there are...

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Review of the Nokia Lumia 720

The new Nokia Lumia 720 aims to plug a gap in the Lumia series. With the Lumia 620 and 520, Nokia hit the low and midrange markets offering cheaper phones with less specs. The new Lumia 720 weighs in considerably lighter than the flagship Lumia 920, with its great camera, while packing in more features and specs than the boring 820 handset. By combining a sleek design and more specs than expected, Nokia might be onto a winner. Nokia has made the new 720 perfect for single hand usage, thanks to its 4.3-inch display and slim 9mm frame. The display itself doesn’t have the same high res as a premium phone but Nokia have managed to make the most...

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy S4 Zoom at Bluetooth SIG

Samsung has revealed a new version of the Galaxy S4 focussing on users wanting more from their camera phones. The Galaxy S4 Zoom was revealed at the Bluetooth SIG this week as “SM-C101.” The S4 Zoom is thought to look like the upcoming S4 Mini but with a powerful 16mp rear camera with an optical zoom. In terms of hardware, optical zooms are far more superior to normal smart phone cameras. Rival firms such as LG and Huawei are frantically developing their own optical zoom camera phones but Samsung’s rumoured 10X zoom capability would be the market leader, overtaking the the Nokia 808 PureView’s with its 3X zoom. The new S4 Zoom is the latest version of Samsung’s flagship...

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Nokia unveil new Lumia 928 with PureView

Phone giant Nokia has unveiled its flagship Windows 8 smart phone. The new Lumia 928 which comes with a PureView camera – an impressive 8.7 inch megapixel rear-facing camera with image stabilisers for better pictures in low light environments. The new handset also features Near Field Communications and wireless charging capabilities, like the old Nokia and has a 4.5 inch, 1280 x 768 displays with 334PPI. Although the camera’s aesthetics are the same as the previous Lumia 920, it’s the camera which sets it apart. Other key features include the ability to be able to operate the touch screen through gloves or with long nails, a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm processor, a 1.2 megapixel camera at the front, 1GB...

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