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Kyocera Proteus is another flexible smartphone

There seems to be a distinct movement towards flexible mobile devices at this point, which could mean that companies not earning from the smartphone market are looking for expansion niches and groundbreaking technology to get to that “next big thing”. The Kyocera Proteus concept phone – a flexible, rollable, wearable smartphone.

Fingerprint-locked smartphones may be used as evidence

A ruling by a judge in Virginia Beach in an attempted murder case may very well change how the court views fingerprint-locked gadgets as evidence in ongoing cases. The judge granted the prosecutors petition to have access to the defendant's smartphone, saying that unlike password or pin protected devices, biometrics is considered a physical object and so you can be compelled to relinquish it, just like DNA or fingerprint evidence.

Amazon owns up to Fire Phone failure, blames pricing

They say it takes guts to admit to one's mistakes, and Amazon is certainly showing it has some. David Limp, the company's Senior Vice President for Devices has publicly admitted that the company fumbled and bumbled on its first Fire Phone, but it is putting the blame squarely on price tags only. And even with that minor, if you could call $170 million "minor", miscalculation, the company isn't ready to throw in the towel and will continue to iterate over the smartphoe until it gets it just right.

Gresso Regal R1 titanium Android phone: you can’t afford it

Looking at the specs of the Gresso Regal R1 smartphone and you might be tempted to think “what’s the big deal?” But the whole thing is made out of one solid slab of premium grade 5 titanium – think of the HTC One M8, only that the material is a precious metal in itself and would be more expensive than the internals of the device itself. Sure, if you have USD$3,000 lying around for you to spend – this might be the luxury phone for you.

World’s narrowest bezel arrives in LG’s new smartphone LCD panel

Do you feel like your smartphone doesn't have enough space on its screen, but you don't want to upgrade to a tablet or even a phablet? LG thinks they may have found the solution as they have created an LCD panel that will give phones the maximum possible screen real estate. This is because it has the world's thinnest bezel and at just 0.7mm thick (or rather thin) on the left and right side, it is even thinner than a credit card.

Metal unibody phones Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 get official announcements

We’ve covered Samsung’s “A Series” pretty extensively before in terms of leaks and what to expect. We know that somehow – starting with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha – the South Korean gadget giant was out to prove naysayers wrong, that it can’t build a metal phone of note. Well, this is what we get for provoking Samsung – a whole new line of metallic phones, with the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 both slim enough to turn your heads.

Latest Q3 2014 IDC figures show Xiaomi now 3rd in smartphones shipped

While some brands and markets may have already plateaued when it comes to smartphone consumption, there are still those in the emerging market that have just found their stride, as more options become available to the consumers. Samsung and Apple may still be top in terms of quantities shipped, but other brands, particularly the curious case case of Xiaomi, are playing catch-up to the big boys, indicating the shift in terms of which regions or countries OEMs should focus on.

Huawei Ascend Mate2 will not get Android KitKat

In our excitement over Android 5.0, we might have been guilty of forgetting that there are those who still live in a Jelly Bean world. As if to douse cold water over enthusiasm, Huawei's US outfit has just announced that its previous flagship, the Ascend Mate2, will not even be getting Android 4.4 KitKat. That practically puts an end to the software life of a smartphone that was practically just launched in January this year.

Sony Xperia Z3 now available for purchase through T-Mobile

While those who pre-ordered the Sony Xperia Z3 through T-Mobile are now finally enjoying their new smartphone, those of us who did not are now finally able to order online as the official purchasing period has begun. The new flagship device from Sony has been gaining good reviews and now you can get your own by signing up with the US carrier (if you aren't with them yet). While the device doesn't come anymore with the free digital copy of DriveClub (since it was only for pre-orders), the Xperia Z3 has so much going for itself.