BLU Vivo Go is a burner Android Pie phone at $80

It’s an $80 phone with lightweight Android, a big screen, two cameras and a fingerprint sensor. Not much else you can ask for at that price.

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BLU Vivo XI+ debuts as company relaunches with streamlined approach

Last week, the company made promises to be a better phone maker. It continued to make those promises with the launch of the Vivo XI+.

Data siphoning by Chinese ad sellers continues on in Asia

The Singtech P10 features firmware linked to a Taiwanese company that sucks up all sorts of personal data and then sells ads against it.

Get the 2:1 BLU Pure View with dual front cameras at a $70 introductory markdown

Listed on Amazon since January, the 5.7-inch BLU Pure View is only today formally unveiled and commercially released, fetching $130 instead of its $200 MSRP for a limited time.

BLU X Link smartwatch has heart monitor, 2G, launch price of $49.99

Metallic casing, a circular display, even cellular capabilities. It has an MSRP of $100, but it’s going on half that until June 6. But hold on a second…

BLU Products reaches settlement with FTC after putting users’ personal data at risk for years

Even though BLU failed to protect the privacy and security of its users’ personal information for a pretty long time, also lying about the company’s practices, the FTC is not imposing a financial penalty on the smartphone vendor yet.

BLU Vivo XL3 and XL3 Plus are properly announced and up for grabs starting at just $110

Amazon has the freshly unveiled BLU Vivo XL3 and XL3 Plus smartphones available for discounted prices of $110 and $130 for a limited time only.

BLU Vivo One Plus comes with 2:1 screen, huge battery, otherwise unimpressive specs

With a terrible name, ancient pre-installed software and modest features all in all, the BLU Vivo One Plus is likely to be saved by a killer price point.

BLU Vivo XL3 goes on sale at $190, XL3 Plus pops up on company website

Amazon has started selling an ultra-affordable 2:1 BLU Vivo XL3 smartphone with little to no fanfare, while a Vivo XL3 Plus is listed on the company’s website with no price or release date.

BLU Vivo X brings back idea of mid-range flagship

It’s a very competitive $300 phone, just based off of the specifications themselves and especially with the number of cameras it has.

BLU Pure View lands on Amazon with 18:9 wide screen, dual selfie camera, $200 price

There’s a new BLU Pure View smartphone listed as “temporarily out of stock” on Amazon, likely coming soon at just $200 with several trendy features in tow.

BLU Life One X3 makes proper commercial debut to erase painful One X2 memory

Quietly listed on the company’s official website even before the highly-publicized Life One X2 bug was fixed, the BLU Life One X3 is up for grabs today.

Catastrophic BLU Life One X2 bug is finally fixed, Life One X3 quietly unveiled

If you’ve resisted the temptation of doing a BLU Life One X2 factory reset to bypass a recent password request, there’s now a way to gain back access.

Software update completely shuts out BLU Life One X2 owners from their phones

Software updates are usually a reason of joy for users of low-cost phones like the BLU Life One X2, but not when they add random passwords at boot time.

Hurry and get the BLU S1 for $130 from Amazon, or take it to Sprint and score a $200 gift

The unlocked BLU S1 is available on Amazon at $130 instead of $180 for a very limited time, with a $200 Visa prepaid card thrown in at Sprint activation.

BLU Vivo 8L features ‘mega’ selfie camera and ‘super’ battery at only $200

Available for $200 from Amazon in a GSM unlocked configuration, the BLU Vivo 8L can take super-crisp selfies and last an eternity between charges.

BLU S1 launches as company’s first Sprint-supporting phone, available on Amazon today

Priced at $180, and up for grabs on, the BLU S1 is nothing to write home about, but it does support Sprint in addition to AT&T and T-Mobile.

BLU agrees to pay BlackBerry for patent licensing

The two companies have settled patent licensing disputes of yesteryear. BLU will be paying out to BlackBerry. But Waterloo has more lawsuits to work.

Cheap and shiny: BLU Advance A5 and its Plus version head to Amazon

The Miami-based smartphone producer is ticking off two boxes with its new unlocked phones: affordable and metallic. What do you value?

Sprint probably won’t carry the BLU S1, even though the phone supports the network

The BLU S1 is your run of the mill $160 budget Android phone and it’s the first from the company to support Sprint bands. Don’t get sweaty about it, though.

BLU Vivo 8 goes official with metal body, Full HD screen and 4GB RAM, costing $200 for limited time

Unveiled in the US rather than Germany, and already up for grabs on, the $200 BLU Vivo 8 serves pretty incredible bang for buck.

Amazon has started selling BLU smartphones again

The e-marketplace stated to Pocketnow that its decision to reinstate BLU phones to its offerings was based on conversations with the company.

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Amazon stops sales of BLU phones over “potential security issue” [UPDATE]

BLU and firmware provider Shanghai Adups have continuously insisted that research firm Kryptowire’s findings on the security of their software are wrong.