Meizu Zero portless phone was just a “publicity stunt,” CEO says
It’s a seamless, portless device and the design work reflects itself in the cost and exclusivity of its ownership. Meizu’s just making it clear.
Crowdfund sphoon_phork, get an iPhone case, stop using disposable cutlery
It’s a simple idea and what many would see at first glance as a stupid one. But if you’re willing to do anything to limit disposable plastic waste…
Contribute to MAKERphone on Kickstarter and learn how to make your own phone
Preparing for the steampunk apocalypse? You might want to make your own phone. This crowdfunded kit, fully funded, will take you from circuit board to code.
Martian Watches terminates ‘all operations’ before fulfilling its Kickstarter promises
The small but ambitious 2007-founded Martian Watches company has recently shut down its operations after desperately trying to find funds to stay afloat. Unfortunately, very few mVoice G2 units have been shipped.
Mobvoi introduces $129 TicPods Free at $79 on Indiegogo
That was at the Super Early Bird stage, though you can still get great discounts even at the higher tiers. All for wireless earbuds that have more colors than AirPods.
Shell wants to turn smartwatches into smartphones on a wing (or two)
It’s envisioned that a smartwatch doesn’t need to be on a wrist and doesn’t need to be a watch — it can want to be a smartphone if it wants to.
Make your travels safer with the self-contained, all-in-one Nomad security system
If you ever wished you could take your home security camera with you while traveling, the Nomad wants to do precisely that… in late 2018.
Vinci 2.0 is a more practical pair of cellular earphones
If you remember the Vinci 1.5 and didn’t buy one, you probably found the screens on a pair of Bluetooth headphones to be weird. This is not weird.
The life and times of being Frank. | #PNWeekly 269
They say that Frank. is a phone, but in reality, it’s a company with good and bad faces. We’ve got lessons to learn, so join us on our podcast!
frank. launches on Indiegogo with spec and perk details
It’s a US$180 Android phone that came together because a teenager from Ottawa couldn’t afford those fancy CA$1,000 phones.
Frank. is a phone. That will head to Indiegogo. On September 5th. For $180.
This company likes to use periods in its branding. It also calls the phone it’s trying to sell the “mediocre chinese food you’ve been craving all week.”
Eve V may get better display as supplier stalls and delays grow
One of the company’s co-founders claims that their display supplier is running terribly behind with improving production yields at acceptable quality.
One Kickstarter wants to kill the Bixby Button with a Galaxy S8 case
If you find no use in Samsung’s Bixby assistant service, but keep on tapping that annoying button on the side, you might be interested in funding this case.
Convertibles, Project Treble and Fear China! | #PNWeekly 254
We discuss how portable Windows 10 PCs have underwent a transformation in the past year or two on our show. Also, Android O’s fragmentation magic wand!
Chuwi SurBook, light on its feet, stomps all over Indiegogo goal
The Chinese manufacturer is headed into the Windows 10 convertible tablet arena with a lighter-weight device that keeps up in finish and battery life.
Jelly, the world’s smallest LTE and Nougat smartphone, reaches Kickstarter goal in under an hour
Who knew there would be so much customer interest surrounding the world’s smallest LTE smartphone, dubbed Jelly, and funded on Kickstarter in minutes?
ZTE Hawkeye officially getting retooled, fund on Kickstarter canceled
What the crowd envisioned to be the Hawkeye was not what ZTE brought to Kickstarter. People weren’t happy. So, the company listened.
Kickstarter takes in Outdoor Tech Rhinos, rugged wireless headphones [UPDATE]
The Rhinos are a pair of wireless headphones billed to withstand plenty of abuse from the elements including several forces of nature.
Ticwatch 2 Review: Let’s tickle it (Video)
With a touch strip, a unique take on Android Wear and a very decent-looking materials package, does the Ticwatch 2 live up to being a smartwatch?
‘Ultimate’ Moto Z Mod seeks funding with wireless charging and built-in IR emitters
Now this is a Moto Mod concept worth exploring: a super-slim Moto Z “shell” with wireless charging, IR functionality, stylish looks, and low pricing.
ZTE Hawkeye likely to get redesigned, crowdfunded anew
After disappointment and much lashing out, ZTE is listening to its customers-to-be when it comes a crowdsourced “reading phone.”
ZTE Hawkeye fails to inspire crowdfunding, many complain about design
The company took the crowd-developed concept and literally cheapened it so that it could sell for $199. In doing so, it has incurred the wrath of the crowd.
ZTE’s Project CSX is now known as Hawkeye and launches on Kickstarter
Well, it’s not because of the fact that the phone is up for pre-orders on a crowdfunding site. It’s more to do with the watering down of the concept.
The hot (and not so hot) news stories from Pocketnow in 2016
Microsoft and Google? Not so hot. Virtual reality and you? Very hot. The stories and narrative arcs of mobile technology in 2016.
Crowd-designed convertible PC Eve V i7 costs $1,399 on Indiegogo [Update]
It runs Windows 10, it folds up and has the latest silicon from Intel. And it was designed by a community. And it only starts from $699.