MWC 2016 – HP Unveils The Elite X3 Windows Phone

This device has previously been leaked like crazy, but HP came ahead of the buzz today and announced it before the main festivities of MWC. Their new phone will be the Windows 10 Mobile powered Elite X3. The specs are pretty much exactly what we reported earlier via leaks, but a few additional details have come out since that post: All the leaked specs have been confirmed, except that the storage has been updated to 64 GB. But it should be noted that this thing has all of the technology. Keep the following in mind: 6-inch 2K AMOLED panel Latest … Read more…

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What’s Up With HP’s New Windows Phone?

HP is re-entering the mobile phone market. And if that wasn’t shocking enough, their launch device is going to be a new Windows Phone. And it turns out that the phone has just seen a ton of leaks curtosy of tech2.hu. But lest you think, “oh, they’re probably going to launch some cheapo phone as a test bed and Windows 10 Mobile happens to be free,” feast your eyes on these beautiful specs. 5.96-inch display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core SoC 4 GB of RAM 32 GB built in storage, MicroSD expansion up to 200 GB … Read more…

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Lumia 950XL Unboxing & First Impressions

The two Microsoft Lumia 950 flagships are finally here, after what seems like the longest wait in the history of niche mobile phone fandom ever. It’s been since early 2014 since the last Lumia flagship was released in the U.S., even if that was the ill-fated Verizon exclusive Icon. It’s been even longer if you’re on AT&T. Like many stupidly obsessed fans and many blog sites, I picked up my Lumia 950 XL on the day before Thanksgiving, as I’d pre-ordered mine at my local Microsoft mall kiosk. What’s the first thing I did? Well, open it up of course. … Read more…

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MWC Preview 2015 – Microsoft Lumia 640 & 640XL

As expected, Microsoft did not, in fact, release anything close to a flagship at this year’s MWC. But they did release a… hmm. A couple mid-rangers, I guess? See, the thing is that Windows Phone gets me a bit confused sometimes. Technically the line starts with the 530 and 535, or maybe you’d count the 430 as the starting point, even though it’s better than the 530, confusingly enough. But honestly, the Lumia 600 series is normally the entry level category for most people. So calling last year’s Lumia 635 a “mid-range” phone is a bit strange. Especially since it … Read more…

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A Discussion of the State of Windows Phone

This article has been a few months in the making. But every single time I sit down to write what I want to write here, I end up descending into some sort of angry fanboyism and mention every single thing I hate about other platforms, making me question the reason for the article and even question whether I really like the platform for the right reasons. Then I go back to my phone, use it for a few more days, play with the iPhone 6 and a few Android phones in my local electronics retailers, and continue to realize how … Read more…

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Can’t We All Just Enjoy Our Tech?

Hey readers. This article is partly to explain why I haven’t written a lot lately and partly to get up on a soap box and talk about one of the biggest problems facing the tech industry today. Rabid fanboyism. As much as I will try to talk about this without sounding like a fanboy myself, the fact is that it is unavoidable. Since tech giants are trying and succeeding in locking users into their respective walled gardens, it seems unavoidable that people who loved their walled garden experience won’t be rabid about their enjoyment of it. Despite the fact that … Read more…

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