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Lenovo A7000 hands-on: touting Dolby Atmost at budget price

If you've seen Lenovo's two new tablets yesterday, then you might already guess the company's MWC 2015 spiel by now. It is offering affordable mobile devices that try to give the best, particularly in the audio department. Th new Lenovo A7000 walks this line as well. What is normally a mid-tier smartphone is made more interesting by the inclusion of Dolby's Atmos technology. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Lenovo is throwing in some other interesting tidbits as well to make the budget smartphone a bit more enticing.

Galaxy S 6 Edge vs Galaxy Note Edge: which edge is edgier

Now that Samsung has two "edgy" smartphones under its belt, it's probably natural to ask which of the two has the Edge. It might be far too easy to say that the Galaxy S 6 edge is the winner simply because it's newer than the Galaxy Note Edge, but that is hardly ever the case. Although we will definitely need more intimate time spent with the latest, we can probably narrow down the answer for you. That is, in case you're in the market for a smartphone with a curved edge, for one reason or another.

Samsung Galaxy S 6, S 6 edge: a new yet familiar design

It's finally here! The most anticipated smartphone, whether you like it or not, has landed here at MWC 2015. Although the Galaxy S 6 and the Galaxy S 6 edge (note the spaces and the cases) have been almost leaked to death, the whole is definitely greater than the sum of all those bits and pieces. What we have here today is Samsung's attempt at a revival, at giving the world solid proof that it hasn't lost its touch just yet. And guess what? It actually might have just accomplished that.

Lenovo Tab 2 A8, A10 hands-on: cinametic sound on a budget

Here at MWC 2015, Lenovo is continuing its tradition of offering affordable choices for consumers who want or need a mobile device on the go. This year, it is outing two new Android tablets, the 8-inch Tab 2 A8 and the 10.1-inch Tab 2 A10-70. Don't let the lower price tags fool you, however. These budget beasts have been designed and equipped to deliver a more than decent multimedia consumption experience, thanks to their HD or Full HD screens and the addition of Dolby's Atmos technology.

HTC One M9 vs One M8: the endless question of upgrades

It's that time of year again when we ask ourselves whether it's time to upgrade to the latest model. Those on HTC's flagships have it a little harder, as year after year the company puts out almost similar smartphone. To some extent, the HTC One M9 just unveiled at MWC 2015 is no different, present an almost incremental upgrade path. But looks, and specs, can be deceiving and our answer this year might very well be different than our last. Read on to see whether you should grab that shiny new One M9 or not.

HTC One M9 hands-on: refining a tried and tested design

The HTC One M9 is finally here at MWC 2015 and, depending on your particularly focus on smartphones, you may be tickled pink or disappointed. HTC's 2015 flagship bears a very familiar visage that could easily be mistaken for last year's model at first glance. The hardware inside is evolutionary in some places, disappointing in others. The software that runs on top can also be argued to be rather gimmicky. All these, however, aren't all that bad and are quite necessary for the manufacturer to establish a design that is "unmistakably HTC".

HTC Grip hands-on: making a grab at wearables and fitness

As speculated before, HTC is indeed coming out with a wearable together with its new fitness partner, Under Armor. Here at MWC 2015, we saw on HTC's floor, not at a smartwatch, but at a no-nonsense smart fitness device. The HTC Grip, like the HTC One M9, is a curious beast, simple, somewhat ingenious, and probably too plain, all at the same time. So will the Grip grip active mobile users' hearts? We took a dive to find out just what it is all about.

HTC and Valve get together to bring forth Vive VR headset [UPDATE]

That HTC would be unveiling the HTC One M9 is a no-brainer. Even the HTC Grip fitness band was somewhat expected. But imagine our surprise when the smartphone maker revealed at MWC 2015 that it too will be dipping its toes into the virtual reality market, with a high-profile partner no less. The strangely named HTC Vive will be the company's entry into the budding VR arena. And to boost its credentials, it will be working with Valve with its own soon to be revealed Steam VR platform.

Level Up! The “Coming Soon” Edition

Greetings Gamers! It's been a while since we last had our weekly Android gaming recap and while there have indeed been a ton of new and updated games that have come our way, this time around, we're taking a different route. This time, we'll be taking a closer look at some of the games that have yet to come our way, very soon or not so soon, especially those from the big names in the industry. So get your pens and wishlists ready for this edition of Level Up, the ghost of games yet to come!

Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf RPG gamebook gets a complete edition

If you're tired of the fast-paced, high-octane action games on smartphones but aren't exactly willing to go over to the more laid back yet addictive, sometimes frustrating, casual games, then maybe it's time to give gamebooks a try. Fortunately for you, one of the more popular ones is landing with a bang. Although Joe Dever's Lone Wolf has actually been around for quite a while, even on Android, it is only now that it is coming in one complete package, and with a time-limited discount to boot.
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