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    With a little over 48 hours still left until Apple officially brings the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to light, one day to go for the glitzy LG V20 presentation in San Francisco, and IFA 2016 effectively wrapped up, there’s not much to do today but recap last-minute speculation and take a look back at what may have slipped through the Berlin cracks. Lenovo, Alcatel and Archos all had a few lower-profile gadget announcements that initially flew under our radar, ultimately earning their 15 (more like 5) minutes of ephemeral fame. The Archos 133 Oxygen, for instance, has only sheer size and ...

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    Archos may have jumped the gun well ahead of IFA 2016’s official start with a few largely underwhelming low-cost smartphone announcements, but it seems like the French OEM saved the best for last a little closer to the Berlin-hosted trade show. Enter the 55 Diamond Selfie and 50 Saphir handhelds, due out across the old continent in September and October respectively at identical €200 ($223) price points with very different designs and specs in tow. Billed as “unsinkable”, and “the smartphone for all adventures”, the Archos 50 Saphir is hardly what you’d call traditionally ...

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    While we expect everyone from Samsung to Huawei, Lenovo, Sony, ZTE, Asus and Acer to precede their IFA 2016 product demos with official announcements in the days leading up to the trade show’s actual start, Archos went a little overboard in its attempt to stand out all alone in the spotlight. Then again, this is the French device manufacturer’s typical M.O. on such occasions, as otherwise, nobody would exhibit any interest in low-profile gadgets like the 50f Helium and 55 Helium “range.” The former entry-level 5-inch Android phone has but a rear-located fingerprint reader going for ...

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    Well, it’s that time of the year again. The time lesser-known companies like Archos join Samsung, LG or HTC in unveiling new, mainly budget-oriented gadgets at high-profile tech expos. Unfortunately, after they do, we rarely hear back from Diamonds, Heliums, Cesiums, Powers or Cobalts. But if there was ever an Archos product introduction that warranted a little more than a quick glance over spec sheets, followed by swift dismissal, it’s this year’s pre-MWC announcement of the Diamond 2 Note and Diamond 2 Plus. Like the 70, 80 and 101b Oxygen tablets, these two phablets are set to ...

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    It’s not unusual to see tech companies, especially little ones, jump the gun ahead of crowded events like CES or MWC to score their new products a few minutes of fame. But five days in advance of the Mobile World Congress’ start feels way too early, and yet, Archos has already unleashed upon us its latest trio budget-conscious Android slates. These are called 70 Oxygen, 80 Oxygen, and 101b Oxygen, and obviously range in size from 7 to 10.1 inches. You’d traditionally be looking at the largest model to pack the most punch, but in fact, the three tabs all sport the same exact features. ...

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    It’s been more than a month and a half since Microsoft released its highly anticipated new pocket-friendly OS to manufacturing, and sadly, you can still count the number of devices powered by Windows 10 Mobile on one hand. You have your high-end Lumia 950 and 950 XL, plus the entry-level Lumia 550. That’s it, at least for now, and at least stateside, with the Acer Liquid Jade Primo and Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL also coming soon, a bunch of updates for WP8.1-stuck Lumias locked and loaded, and the low-key Archos 50 Cesium up for grabs on (certain) European shores. No, the low to ...

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    Day 2 of CES (which is still day zero, as the show starts today, January 6) has been a rather busy day. Also known as "press day", it's when most of the companies show off their latest tech. Not that the day before was any slouch. In case you missed all the action on January 4, you can go ahead and see what you missed. Otherwise, read on for a recap of the most notable things that happened on January 5, 2016. Alcatel OneTouch Alcatel OneTouch brought a mix of Android and Windows 10 Mobile devices to this year's CES. There's a new OneTouch Pixi 4 family of smartphones with something for ...

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    Hardcore Android fans already know a number of low-key budget specialists are expected at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which will be one of only three or four occasions this year they’ll be making headlines and get maybe two or three minutes of relative fame. Archos today follows up the full Diamond and Helium ranges of CES 2015, as well as the revamped Diamond S – 50 Cesium – 50e Helium trio of IFA 2015 with a couple of brand new Power and Cobalt duos. The resulting quartet covers pretty much every little section of the low-cost smartphone market, from €50 to ...

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    You may have not noticed this yet, but the first-gen Blackphone, released in June 2014, paved the way for the creation of a new mobile market niche. Yes, so-called “secure” phones are now a thing, and the GranitePhone joins the likes of the BlackPhone 2 and Turing Phone in vowing to always keep your private data protected. The first thing you’ll probably notice about the GranitePhone is, well, it looks pretty mundane on the outside. It’s definitely not as flashy as the liquid metal, waterproof Turing Phone, though it sort of resembles the BlackPhone 2, in that it’s black, ...

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    French mobile device manufacturer and budget specialist Archos has made a habit of jumping the gun in anticipation of big consumer electronics-dedicated trade shows, and it appears this year’s IFA is no exception. The Berlin-set expo will technically begin on September 4, but Archos couldn’t wait all the way until next Friday to take the wraps off the Diamond S, 50 Cesium and 50e Helium. The triad’s star is undoubtedly the phone with the flashiest name, which seems to offer a remarkable bang for your buck. At £159.99 ($250, give or take), the 5-inch Diamond S features a speedy ...

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    Another year, another International Consumer Electronics Show behind us. Was 2015's one that will go down as a banner year in the annals of history? We didn't see any huge show-stopping announcements, nor surprise reveals of everyone's-talking-about-it hardware, but the show we did see unfold over the course of last week was still a totally solid offering, packed with lots of great phones, tablets, wearables, and accessories that all came together to place us on some solid footing as we get ready for the rest of this quarter's launches. As we start thinking about gearing up for MWC in ...

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    The International CES begins in just a few days, with major press conferences lined up for January 5. That means the world is gearing up for one of the biggest tech conventions of the year: a great tech-filled beginning to 2015. Because CES encompasses not just mobile tech but the tech world as a whole, it's easy to get lost in the torrent of information that comes from the show. To try to help consolidate all you might have been hearing, we've rounded up the biggest and most relevant mobile rumors all in one place, ordered by manufacturer. Without further ado, here's our CES 2015 rumor ...

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    CES 2015 is just days away, but some manufacturers simply can't wait to get news of their latest products out there. We already told you about the latest announcements from Alcatel Onetouch, hoping to beat the CES rush, and now we've got one from Archos, as it reveals its 50 Diamond smartphone and 80b Helium 4G tablet. The Diamond is a five-inch 1080p handset powered by a Snapdragon 615 SoC. It's got 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage (though with support for microSD expansion), and can handle dual SIM cards. There's a 16MP main camera, an 8MP front-facer, and a 2700mAh battery for power. The whole ...

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    Earlier this week we took a look at one of the latest virtual reality accessories to launch for smartphones, the VR One from Carl Zeiss. It looked a bit like the Samsung Gear VR, what with its strap for head-mounted operation, but sounded more like another Google Cardboard, dialing back on the custom software and hardware – though that also meant a much lower price point than the Gear VR, coming in around $100. It looks like that's just the start of a flood of similar devices from competing manufacturers, and today we check out an even more affordable option, as Archos announces its VR ...

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    With last year's G2, LG managed to turn a few heads. Sure, the phone had its issues, but looking just at its design, there was a lot to be pleased with: we saw that incredibly narrow side bezel, and LG experimented with moving the handset's power and volume buttons to the middle of its back. We've seen that rear-mounted button business return for the G Flex and the G2 Mini, and we'll no doubt be running into it again in the future. The smartphone industry being what it is, we're also almost certain to see other OEMs “copy” (or pay homage to; whatever you want to call it) LG's design ...

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    "Water proof" and "water resistant" mean the same thing, right? Apparently that's what Archos CEO Loic Poirier thought -- he was wrong. Poirier was happily showing off his new phone -- a Quechua -- which is advertised to French hikers and mountain bikers. He tossed it on the floor. No problem! Then, with cameras rolling, he found a glass jar, dropped the phone in, and started to fill it up with water. The phone is rated at IP54 and advertised as being designed to "withstand the most demanding outdoor conditions". When Poirier tried to turn the phone on, while still submerged, he got no ...

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    For all the months we spend looking forward to the CES, thinking about which devices we might see, and planning whose booth we're going to hit first, it sure can go by in a flash. Sure, it doesn't seem like it when you're in the thick of things, but looking back on it now, just a week later, it's already starting to seem like a distant memory. Part of that has to be due to just how close we are to MWC, and how quickly we have to transition back into that building-up role as we field the mountains of new rumors for what we'll see there, but before we put CES 2014 to bed, we're bringing you ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's new plans to reimburse you for early termination fees from competing carriers. We then move to the Moto G as the device has just landed at Verizon for just $100 on a pre-paid plan. Up next we have Archos, a company we haven't talked about before, and its plans for a $50 smartwatch later this year. We later talk about the iPhone 6 and the rumored frame that just got leaked, aside from more details on the phone's camera. We end today's show talking about Samsung, and its plans for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 4. All this ...

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    Technology trade shows are often a breeding ground for plague and disease, so here at Pocketnow we opted to inoculate ourselves early … by picking up some crazy wintertime head colds just days before flying to Vegas for the 2014 International CES. That's right: on the first podcast of the year, all three of your humble hosts are suffering from respiratory distress and an overabundance of mucus, all of it glazed over with enough combined medication to drop a Snapdragon dead in its tracks. Or something. On the brighter side, in addition to being bastions of bacteria, trade shows like ...

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    Archos got us started with announcements of CES products super early, and we brought you news of all its Connected Home and Connected Self stuff – including a smartwatch – back at the start of the week. Today we see it follow those up with a couple new smartphones, and at least one of them might be worth giving a second look. The two are the Archos 50 and 45 Helium 4G, both running the same Snapdragon 400 you'll find in the Moto G, but at a slightly higher 1.4GHz clock. The 50 has a five-inch 720p display, 8GB storage, and an 8-megapixel camera with 2-megapixel front-facer. The 45, on ...

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    CES-time means product announcements galore – and while you may have your interests firmly focused on a few big manufacturers, there are going to be dozens and dozens more hawking their wares. That spells plenty of announcements from companies that don't generally dominate our coverage; bringing along a whole slew of new products to introduce – even in the absence of any singular hot-button item – can go a long way towards catching our attention. We're looking at one of these players at the periphery today, as we hear about what Archos has in store for the show. In advance of the ...

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    Saying that Archos sells a number of different tablets is like saying that Crayola makes a few crayon colors; for a manufacturer without the brand recognition of a Samsung, Archos manages to put out an impressive variety of tablets, in all the different sizes, colors, and price ranges you could hope for. We already showed you one of the company's 2013 smartphones, and now we switch gears for a moment to dive into the array of tablets Archos brought along to the IFA this year. First, there's the Chef Pad, one of Archos's "themed" tablets. This one's designed - obviously - with cooking in ...

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    One nice thing about events like the IFA is that they give us the chance to go hands-on with phones we might have heard about already, but haven't yet had the chance to interact with ourselves. That's the case with Archos and its 53 Platinum, an Android smartphone the company announced back in April. Along with the 35 Carbon and 50 Platinum, the 53 was also crazy cheap, with a list price of only $250. Is it going to come across as a cheaply made phone, or would we be impressed by the build quality? We stopped by where Archos had set up at the IFA 2013 to take a look. The Archos 53 Platinum ...

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    If there's one thing we know Archos for, it's that it makes some of the most affordable Android hardware around. So far, we've seen it come up with a whole bunch of cheap tablets. The problem is, there's already so much competition from models like the Nexus 7 and various Kindle Fires that the middling specs of these tablets just couldn't win us over, even with their great prices. Could Archos find better luck with super-cheap Android smartphones, instead? We'll be finding out soon, upon the company announcing a trio of highly affordable Android handsets. We've got the Archos 35 Carbon, 50 ...

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    Archos has a reputation for making some inexpensive electronics of decent quality, and it's using its expertise in that field to release four new budget-priced Android tablets that make up its Titanium line. With dual-core 1.6GHz SoCs, these tablets aren't going to be the fastest things around by a long shot, but at least they're equipped with modern software, all running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and there sure are a lot of options, all with low price points. The lineup consists of the 70, 80, 101, and 97 Titanium models, representing 7.0, 8.0, 10.1, and 9.7-inch tablets. The first three ...

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