by Stephen Schenck | December 17, 2014 7:01 PM
There's probably never going to be a hard-line answer to the question “how big is too big to be a smartphone?” Manufacturers will continue to push limits, and as long as these phablets that encroach into tablet-sized spaces continue to attract shoppers, new devices will keep on arriving. The latest to catch our eye is the Studio 7.0 from BLU, a lower-end phablet that tries to get some attention due to its large size and budget price. How low end? Well, even at seven inches, that display is only 1024 x 600 – an odd resolution to be sure, especially at a size where 720p feels like the ...
by Anton D. Nagy | May 15, 2014 4:36 AM
BLU Products, a (so far) Android OEM, has teased an upcoming Windows Phone at the end of last month. It looks like they had every right to do so, as the manufacturer has been added to the official list of new Windows Phone hardware partners. Another OEM, K-touch, was also part of the announcement, where new Windows Phone hardware partners were unveiled. With the occasion of the Qualcomm Reference Design and Wireless Innovation Summit in China, Microsoft has expanded the list of official Windows Phone OEMs to 17. Joining the big guns like Nokia, HTC, and Samsung, are Miami-based BLU ...
by Stephen Schenck | November 26, 2013 4:42 PM
Despite being based out of the US, Blu is not a smartphone manufacturer we end up talking about often. We may need to start rethinking how much attention Blu gets, as today's announcement of the affordable Blu Life Pro offers a decent combination of size, sleek design, and a low sticker price. At just 6.9mm thick, Blu calls the Life Pro the thinnest smartphone around with a five-inch HD display, and we're inclined to agree. However, you won't find any 1080p panel here: the specs are decidedly mid-range, with a 720p screen, 1GB of RAM, no LTE support, and a MediaTek quad-core A7-based SoC. ...
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