BlackBerry Will Receive $940 Million from Qualcomm in Arbitration

Back in April, we informed that Qualcomm would have to pay almost $815 million to BlackBerry over a royalties dispute. New numbers arrived, and the chipmaker must pay $940 million to BlackBerry for its patent practices. The final settlement agreement obliges Qualcomm to pay the full amount before May 31. Qualcomm is the biggest chipmaker for mobile devices. Its processors are …

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Huawei Announces the nova 2 and nova 2 plus with the Kirin 659

Huawei officially announced the nova 2 and nova 2 plus phones. This time the Chinese OEM decided to ditch the hardware design reminiscent of the Nexus 6P. Instead, the nova 2 and nova 2 plus are designed more like the iPhone.  Given the main market where these two phones will be sold in (China), it’s unsurprising to see such a design given Apple’s …

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Phones as Computers: Slowly but surely getting there

Imagining using our smartphones in their current state as full-fledged computers can be a challenge. While they’re often compared to computers – and rightfully so, as powerful as they’ve become – they’re still not quite as complex as a dedicated computer operating system. If anything, they’re closer to Chromebooks, meaning they can effectively handle the basics. Smartphones can also run …

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Do you wait for smartphone promotions before upgrading?

One of the more frustrating things about being an early adopter is the fact that, more often than not, you have to pay full price to get the privilege to use that new phone, or tablet, or whatever it might be as soon as it becomes available. At least, that’s traditionally been the case in the past. Carriers might have …

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Would you buy a phone with a slide-out secondary screen?

Lurking around the Internet today, you may have come across the same information that I did on Twitter from @evleaks regarding an intriguing render for the LG V30, a device expected to release later this year. Blass states that it’s “an old-ish mockup of Project Joan, a.k.a. the LGV30.” The interesting thing about these renders is the V30’s evolution from the V10 and …

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Essential Phone is now official: edge-to-edge display, Snapdragon 835, and dual cameras for $699

The father of Android returns with a phone that looks stunning. Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is now official, offering top-of-the-line specs backed by a futuristic design. The highlight of the phone is a 5.7-inch QHD edge-to-edge display that takes up the entire front, wrapping itself around the front-facing camera. The Essential Phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, and offers …

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