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    Experiencing a new smartphone is great, but what's even better is getting the chance to try one out before anyone else. Do you read about all the leaks we get to see with a sense of longing, wondering why that couldn't be you with insider access to development hardware? Are you a little jealous when we get our hands on pre-launch devices in order to bring you a first-person account as soon as they launch? We totally don't blame you. The good news is that we're not bringing this up just to rub it in your face. Instead, we want to help let you in on the action, too. Last month Huawei ...

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    Huawei introduced one of the more interesting smartwatches to debut out of the early 2015 trade show season, launching its circular-screened Huawei Watch at MWC earlier this month. We've still got big questions on just how it will hit retail, though recent leaks have suggested that pricing will be a lot more agreeable than once feared – however details still aren't confirmed. As an Android Wear model, the Huawei Watch has the benefit of offering users a familiar user interface and broad compatibility with popular phones, but does that all come at too steep a price? Huawei would certainly ...

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    Mobile World Congress 2015: an iterative flagship smartphone and a reimagined one. A handheld intelligent object and a new midranger from a very old brand. And enough wearable releases to completely cover your forearms in technology. But mainly ... we just talk about the Vive. That’s right: against all odds, a room full of former virtual reality skeptics is rendered screamy-excited by a demo of HTC’s new VR headset – and one longtime MWC veteran even goes on the record to say that the HTC Vive is the most exciting product he’s ever seen at the show. We’ll talk about that, plus ...

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    Right now, if you're looking to buy a smartwatch, you know to expect to pay a couple hundred dollars. And if you go for a nicer one with a premium strap (assuming you have a choice at all), we might even be talking $300, $350 – somewhere in that range. But in the very near future expectations for smartwatch pricing are about to be turned on their head as Apple reveals the full retail breakdown of its various Apple Watch offerings – prices of which will only just start at that $350 point, and likely growing into the thousands of dollars. How long will it be before other smartwatches ...

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    Just a couple days into its run, and Mobile World Congress 2015 is already starting to slow down - way down.  That's largely a consequence of so many manufacturers jockeying to get their big announcements out first, leading to a pre-MWC Sunday that was positively stuffed to the brim with new hardware. Ever since, the flow of new phones, tablets, and wearables has been slowing down, though we still got a pretty impressive showing yesterday. Today's offerings have been a bit harder to come by, but we still got to see some good stuff. Let's take a look back on what you might have missed. ...

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    Huawei's been making a big splash at MWC this year, announcing quite a few pretty interesting wearables. The Android Wear-powered Huawei Watch may not have the cachet of the Moto 360, but its high density round screen might even outdo Motorola's when it comes to raw specs. And those new TalkBand models, while quite out-of-the-ordinary for wearables, offer some compelling flexibility. For all the strides the company's taking with its hardware, those won't do much good if people don't know about them and have the opportunity to buy them. Huawei intends to do something about that, and this ...

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    At last year's Mobile World Congress, Android Wear and the Apple Watch weren't realities. That is to say, the wearables race at that point in time was nowhere near as heated as it has become now, and the devices themselves weren't all that abundant. This year, though, all that changes. We saw Huawei launch its new Watch (which we thought was one of the hottest-looking Android Wear watches yet in our hands-on time) as well as the Huawei TalkBand B2 and N1, all leaps ahead in the wearable sector for the company. We had a chance to go hands-on with the latter two on the show floor at Mobile ...

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    At MWC this year, if you're introducing a new smartwatch, it had better be one with a circular screen. LG liked that idea so much, it brought along two such models. Huawei wasn't about to be left out on this trend, either, and in addition to some new fitness tracker bands, launched a full-fledged smartwatch, the Huawei Watch. We stopped by the company’s MWC presence to take a look at this new Android Wear model for ourselves. On paper, the Huawei Watch might just be the Android Wear model to beat. It's got the highest-res display we've seen from the platform, beating out other ...

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    The Huawei Watch isn't the only new wearable the manufacturer is introducing at MWC this year - far from it, as it turns out. Last year at MWC 2014 Huawei introduced its TalkBand B1, and now it's following that up with the TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1 hybrid Bluetooth headset/fitness trackers. If the TalkBand B2 (below) is a fitness tracker that doubles as a Bluetooth headset, the N1 stands that dual-mode operation on its head, coming off more as a Bluetooth headset with activity tracking abilities. The B2 bracelet's 0.73-inch touchscreen display pops out to become a Bluetooth earpiece, or ...

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    Late last week we caught a glimpse of Huawei's newest wearable in the Barcelona airport, ahead of its MWC launch. The round-screened smartwatch looked quite sharp and ran Android Wear, but that's all we could suss out at the time. Well, now it's finally time for the smartwatch to go official, and we're getting the full scoop on the Huawei Watch, complete with all those juicy technical specs. The most interesting thing about the Watch's 1.4-inch circular display may be its 400 x 400 resolution, making it quite a bit higher-res than competition like the 320 x 290 Moto 360 or the 320 x 320 LG ...

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    MWC is coming up on us fast, and in just another day or two, we'll already be checking out the latest announcements from some of our favorite mobile brands. While that will mean lots of high-end smartphones, it's been unclear the degree to which new wearables will be sharing in that spotlight. At least, we've already heard rumors that Samsung's round-screened Orbis may not join the Galaxy S6 at the company's Unpacked event. But even if Samsung's next watch sits this one out, we're starting to see confirmation of wearables that will indeed be resent, like this Huawei Watch spotted in an ...

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    Look at the companies that have created Nexus-series smartphones to date: HTC, Samsung, LG, and now Motorola. All big names on the international market, and all familiar brands to smartphone shoppers in the West – particularly the US, on Google's home turf. But now a new rumor suggests that Google could be thinking about going in a different direction for the manufacturer it partners with to build this year's Nexus phone (which, since we clearly can't call it the Nexus 7, has its name still up in the air), working with a Chinese OEM. The source doesn't say just who that might be, but it ...

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    We've been looking forward to the Huawei P8 for months now – a phone you may better recall as the Ascend P8 before we heard that the company could be dropping its Ascend branding going forward. Despite the presence of a leak appearing to depict an aluminum frame for the smartphone, rumors once suggested that Huawei could be going with a different set of premium materials, building the handset with sapphire protecting the screen and a backplate crafted from ceramics. Now the latest rumor returns to this idea, but with some slightly tweaked details. Instead of sapphire, we're now hearing ...

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    Huawei’s never quite been synonymous with premium handsets - at least, not in the United States. But that doesn’t mean that the company is incapable of making them, and we were reminded of that at IFA 2014 when the company unveiled the Ascend Mate 7. The phone effectively serves as Huawei’s flagship phablet, and though it’s been out for a few months now in some regions, it may still be worth your money. Video Review · Specs & Hardware Software · Camera · Performance · Pros/Cons Pricing/Availability · Conclusion · Scored For Me   Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Review Video ...

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    Companies everywhere are in the middle of sharing their latest financial figures, and in the past couple days we've already heard from major players like Apple and Microsoft. In recent years, Chinese smartphone manufacturers have been becoming a larger and larger force, with brands like Xiaomi rising to surprising prominence. A few weeks back we got an early look at Huawei's latest performance, thanks to an internal memo leaking to the press. Today, the company made those number official, confirming sales of 75 million smartphones over the course of the past year. That's just what that ...

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    Huawei has done a very good job over the last couple of years in building mindshare outside of China. We've seen the company launch a bevy of powerful smartphones last year, like the gigantic Ascend Mate 7, and we've been hearing that there are some bold plans in store for MWC 2015. So far Huawei has done a good job at keeping leakers quiet, but verbal news are still a thing it seems. New sources claim that Huawei is preparing to launch a compact version of its Ascend Mate 7. This device is rumored to sport a 5.5-inch display, which falls perfectly in line with the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7 (or ...

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    In a little over a week, January will be behind us. Then there's just four short weeks of February between us and Mobile World Congress 2015, the international expo that will bring us dozens of new phones, tablets, wearables, and more. We're expecting a lot of high-profile launches to coincide with the conference, and some manufacturers have already started sending out invites for their events – HTC's going to have its own the day before MWC officially gets started, on March 1. Today we see another OEM join that early-event party, as Huawei shares news of its own March 1 announcement. ...

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    Just a few years ago, hearing the Huawei brand was extremely uncommon in our side of the ocean. Still, after seeing how much brand presence the company has made at every single MWC since the year 2012, it's clear that the company was on to something. The company has done an incredible job at building the same success it has in Asia in other regions, and today we hear more on its strategy. For years we've seen Huawei use brands like Ascend Mate to designate its flagship lineup. This year we saw the company merge a couple of names here and there, and we thought that would be how the company ...

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    It's clear that if you ask OEMs which is the best market to address at the moment, the answer will most likely be China. We've seen top players like Apple and Samsung make significant changes in their lineups in order to address the Chinese market, and we also see top players like Huawei becoming the third smartphone maker in the world, with a strategy that's mainly focused in China. Today we learn more about how Huawei's bottom line performed in 2014, and the news are both good and bad. A leaked internal memo shows that even though Huawei's shipments grew by a crazy 40%, this still fell ...

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    We're coming up on nine months now since Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 810 SoC, and unless you're a lucky developer, you still haven't had a chance to play with a phone powered by one of these beasts. That day is coming soon, though, and with chip production reportedly on schedule, mass-market handsets with 810s at their hearts will be making their retail debut in 2015. When they get here, they could be even better equipped than we had initially expected, as we learn of plans for some next-gen-level LTE throughput. Forget what you know about LTE cat 4 or LTE cat 6 with its even higher ...

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    Huawei may only be famous in American shores for its entry-level smartphones, but that doesn't mean that the company doesn't raise the bar with its flagships in Asia and Europe. Huawei's Ascend P7 and P7 special edition proved that the company is bold enough to launch very powerful smartphones, and add special features like a sapphire display to the mix. We've already heard some rumors of the Huawei Ascend P8 a few weeks ago, and today we get to learn more. We have some leaked photos of an aluminum frame that the source claims to belong to the Huawei Ascend P8. We're not sure if this means ...

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    Good news today for Chinese smartphone fans. The Huawei Ascend GX1 has gone official today for China, a midrange phone with a couple notable specifications. It's an extra-large, fairly affordable phablet running Android that's definitely not designed to cater to flagship-buying audiences. Let's dig right in. The phone features a 6-inch IPS display, which would be fine in a sense if not for the 720p resolution it encapsulates. What's neat about the display though is that the device manages an 80.5% screen-to-body ratio, boasting fairly small bezels and a design that makes it look similar to ...

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    Updated with links to the high-quality version of the podcast (both to stream and download it), as well as timecodes to let you jump through the podcast. As always, thanks for listening, and we'll see you right here next week! "Bring us alternate topics," you said. And boy oh boy, have the waning days of December delivered. On today's podcast, we're joined by Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup for a firsthand account of the BlackBerry Classic launch and an acoustic retelling of MobileSyrup's BlackBerry Classic review, told as only a true Canadian can tell it. On the heels of that, we're ...

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    Back in June we saw Huawei introduce its Honor 6, a five-inch Android with some pretty flagship-level specs, including 3GB of RAM and that new Kirin 920 SoC. But you don't get to be the number-three smartphone seller around by sitting back and letting good enough be good enough, and now Huawei's already back with a follow-up, introducing the slightly larger Honor 6 Plus. We move from 5.0 up to 5.5 inches for the 6 Plus, while keeping the same 1080p display resolution. The SoC upgrades to a Kirin 925, ready to support high-speed LTE Cat 6 networks, and the 3GB of RAM returns. There's 32GB ...

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    This year's been a bumpy one for smartphone giant Samsung. While the company is still selling a crazy number of handsets, little by little it's seen its market share shrink as competition starts chipping away at the Samsung's dominance. We've already seen companies like Xiaomi really step-up their smartphone sales, joined by other rising Asian manufacturers like Lenovo. Back at the end of October, we took a look at the state of the market in Q3 2014, reflecting on just what had shifted over the course of the prior year. Today, some new Q3 figures are available from a different source, and ...

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