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Huawei announces global launch details of the Honor 9 and Honor Band 3

Huawei continues to develop the Honor brand for the younger generation and its latest Honor 9 smartphone will be launching soon around the world, as well as the wearable Honor Band 3.

Incipio DualPro for BlackBerry KEYone: Two layer protection and soft touch finish

The BlackBerry KEYone is an excellent Android smartphone that looks great in the office. Incipio provides some great case options to protect your device and add some color.

Hands-on with Samsung Bixby Voice beta: 3,000 reasons to finally use the button

A couple months after launching the Galaxy S8 with a dedicated Bixby button with limited functionality, an early beta is now being tested on devices across the US.

Back to Samsung from the Apple iPhone for one reason: signal strength

My wife was getting used to the iOS interface, but one major issue had her swap the SIM out of the iPhone 7 and into a Samsung Galaxy S8. She's happy with her phone again and it is not because of the OS.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and accessories hands-on: A powerful ecosystem that shows why Samsung rules

Samsung is the world's most popular smartphone manufacturer and after being sent a back of Samsung gear to test with the new unlocked version of the Galaxy S8 it is clear that it has everything to support a powerful ecosystem.

Audiophiles, tweakers, models and more: 10 types of people who will love the HTC U11

After a couple of weeks with a Sprint HTC U11, I've heard from a number of people asking which of the latest devices I prefer and who should consider the HTC U11. There is not a single phone that meets the needs of everyone and the HTC U11 is no exception, but there are clearly some who it is better for.

HTC U11, BlackBerry KEYone, Essential phone, T-Mobile DIGITS (MobileTechRoundup show #399)

Two new phones are in hand for testing, the Essential phone was announced, and T-Mobile launched DIGITS out of beta this past week.

From the Passport to the KEYone: Five reasons the QWERTY keyboard is the killer feature

Security has always been a focus for BlackBerry and remains an important aspect of its phones today. However, the physical keyboard is distinct and offers more than just a good time for reminiscing BlackBerry fans.

BlackBerry KEYone available in US from Amazon and Best Buy on May 31

The highly anticipated launch of the BlackBerry KEYone will take place in the US tomorrow. Customers can enter select Best Buy stores to see the device before buying or pick one up online.

Google I/O, Gear Fit 2, Huawei Watch 2, HTC U11 (MobileTechRoundup show #398)

While Android O was talked about at the end of Google I/O, there was plenty of other interesting developments at the event. Google Photos, Google Assistant, and Google Home updates were the most interesting to me.

HTC U11 beats Google Pixel for highest-rated camera? I doubt it

DxOMark is often promoted as a standard to consider when choosing your smartphone for camera output. In my experiences, real-world testing hasn't shown the same results.

One month with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Today's best smartphone for work and play

After more than a month with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus it's easy to say it is the best smartphone available with an incredible design, solid performance, and complete ecosystem.

Samsung keyboard cover for Galaxy S8 Plus: A physical keyboard when you need it

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a gorgeous large display and room for a software keyboard. However, some people still enjoy the feel of a physical keyboard and Samsung provides a simple option.

Huawei Tripod Selfie Stick: $20 accessory that's useful for creative pictures and video conferences

Many Huawei cameras have advanced camera modes for capturing lights, wide aperture, night shot, and time lapse video. This accessory helps you get the perfect shot while also serving as a stable platform for video calling.

Hands-on with the UAG Plasma, Pathfinder, and Monarch for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

There are plenty of case options for the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, but my favorite cases for drop protection are now available from Urban Armor Gear.

Frustrated unlocking your Samsung Galaxy S8? Enable Google Smart Lock

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have oddly positioned fingerprint scanners, but look a bit deeper into your settings to find another option to help keep you phone safely unlocked.

VRS Design cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Style and protection at reasonable prices

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus may be the best smartphone available, but there are front and glass panels that many may want to protect with a case. VRS Design has several affordable options to consider.

VRS Design LG G6 case roundup: Affordable style, protection, and functionality

One of the things I enjoy about a new phone is the search for affordable cases. I'm not fan of bulky cases and also like to swap them out for different occasions.

UAG Plasma series case for LG G6: Lightweight drop protection

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is my personal favorite case brand and it just launched the new Plasma series for the LG G6. With its all glass front and back, it's good to have a light case in hand.

Honor announces US beta program and European Honor 8 Pro

In an effort to engage with customers in the US, Honor is launching a beta program to collect feedback on software updates. The Honor 8 Pro is also launching today with flagship specifications priced at EUR 549.

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