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The term sapphire glass is commonplace in Apple forums and fan sites since the past several months as the iPhone 6 vows to be the first handset in the world to sport the ultra durable glass technology. However, a leak reveals that the company might not be the first after all with Kyocera reportedly looking to launch a handset with sapphire glass called the Brigadier. According to an image accessed by the folks over at Pocketnow, the smartphone could break cover anytime soon. The device is reportedly destined towards Verizon and...

The Kindle Fire HDX from 2012 is a pretty capable tablet on its own, especially considering the price it is retailing for. The tablet used the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, which was considered the best in the business at the time. A new leaked AnTuTu listing is now indicating that the successor to this popular tablet from last year will sport the new Snapdragon 805 chipset which is only seen on select few devices right now. This will mean that Amazon’s next tablet will be more powerful than any of the current crop of Android...

NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet has begun shipping to customers today after going up for pre order last week. So if you’re one of those customers who pre ordered the device early, the tablet should be on its way. The Shield Tablet is being considered a successor to the Shield handheld console which launched last year, although both have different form factors. However, the idea remains the same – to provide a powerful gaming oriented device with top of the line hardware. The Shield Tablet can also be bundled with a gaming controller...

The Amazon Fire Phone went on sale last week to a rather lukewarm response from the public. Mobile experts weren’t easy on Amazon’s new offering either citing the steep pricing and lack of Google Play services as some of the main negatives of the handset. However, a new teardown analysis has revealed that it takes Amazon close to $205 to build the Fire Phone. This is an estimate of the components used in the smartphone’s making and doesn’t take the R&D costs into account. This tells us that the total component...

The wait is finally over for Amazon’s Fire Phone to reach customers’ hands as AT&T has finally begun sales of the online retailer’s first smartphone. The pricing is a little steep and starts from $199.99 with a 2-year contract, which might not appeal to a lot of customers out there. If you’re looking to pick the device up without  a contract, you will have to shell out $649, which is still quite a lot for a phone of this caliber. The Fire Phone is built entirely on top of Amazon’s ecosystem, so if you’re...

With the Explorer Edition Google Glass already available in the market, it is only natural for others to follow suit. What we’re seeing now is coming from Chinese manufacturer Lenovo with the finished product expected to hit the markets by October. The company is also expecting to team up with hardware partners who are interested in offering help with wearables like these. So in that sense, Lenovo’s approach to the wearables segment is quite different from Google’s. As you can see, Lenovo hasn’t really put too...

The OnePlus One runs on a custom build of Android developed by the Cyanogen team. And today, OnePlus has officially given users the option to flash the stock Android 4.4.4 ROM for the smartphone. This will have no special features that was seen on the CM11S version of OnePlus One, so you might find the experience a bit different if you’re coming from the default ROM on the OnePlus One. It’s good to know that the makers are offering the option of flashing the latest version of Android until the Cyanogen team finishes working...

NVIDIA has finally announced the much rumored Shield tablet carrying an 8 inch display and a monster GPU. This will finally put an end to the rumors and leaks that we’ve come across over the past couple of months. NVIDIA is also selling a WiFi Direct based wireless controller separately, which costs $59. The tablet comes with an 8 inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display, a 5-megapixel camera on the front and back respectively, the dual core 2.2 GHz dual NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC with the 192 core Kepler GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage...