Huawei Smartwatch Reportedly Pictured, Looks Unquestionably Dated

When analysts claimed 2014 would be the year of wearable technology, they weren’t kidding. The evident consumer demand for smartwatches and fitness bands has attracted an increasing number of companies hoping to cash in on the craze. Many, like Pebble and arguably Samsung (Galaxy Gear), have managed to craft stylish, functional, and desirable products. If the picture above is any indication, though, others haven’t been quite so successful.  (more…)

CyanogenMod Teases “New” Hardware Partner, Not Quite Ready to Reveal Though

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This afternoon, CyanogenMod took to its official Google+ page to tease a new piece of info to anxious fans, claiming that they do in fact have a new hardware partner. Previous speculation has pointed to OPPO unveiling another CM-powered device, but other guesses are leaning towards OEMs such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, and even HTC. Given the post clearly states “new” partner, it is anyone’s best guess at this point.  (more…)

NVIDIA to Target Mid-Range “Other Half” of Smartphones Moving Forward

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Last week, the vice president of investor relations for NVIDIA, Rob Csongor, spoke of the company’s mobile strategies moving forward through 2013 and beyond. Currently, Samsung and Apple make up exactly 50% of this year’s first quarter mobile sales, so according to Csongor, NVIDIA will look to partner with the “other half” of the market such as HTC, ZTE, Huawei and other lower-placed companies to push its line of mobile processor.  (more…)

Huawei P6-UO6 Possibly Pictured, Looks Extremely Thin at Just 6.18mm

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Recently, snapshots were taken of a mystery device and according to their source, it is of an upcoming Huawei device titled the P6-UO6. No fancy specs were listed, but what has some folks abuzz is the phone’s measurements, coming in at just 6.18mm thin. For reference, the iPhone 5 is listed at 7.6mm thick. So yeah, Huawei looks to be trying to snatch away Apple’s “world’s thinnest smartphone” title.  (more…)

Video: Hands-on With the 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 [CES 2013]

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One of our press stops last night included PepCom, a convention staple that always features many of the latest tech gadgetry from your favorite tech companies. It’s usually outside of whatever convention is going on, but it always pulls in great talent. While a couple of companies weren’t showing off their freshly announced phones and were saving them for the show floor, Huawei was one that had everything on hand.

So since we didn’t have time to go full hands-on with their Ascend Mate and Ascend D2, we took a minute to do just that at Pepcom.  (more…)

Huawei Announces the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate and the 5-inch 1080p Ascend D2

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Earlier this afternoon, Huawei took the stage for their CES 2013 press event and left after announcing the biggest phone-tablet hybrid device to date, the Ascend Mate, along with the Ascend D2, a device they are calling the “most powerful.” Both devices mark somewhat of a new start for Huawei, or rather, a move towards the main stream. We aren’t sure how consumers will accept this Chinese company, but with the work they have done with these two phones, people should at least give them a look.  (more…)