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HTC revealing fall hero smartphone device via online event on October 20th

HTC needs to show it remains competitive in the high end smartphone market and on October 20th we'll see if it has what it takes.

Hands-on impressions of the Google Nexus 5X and 6P: Solid, gorgeous phones at reasonable prices

Google officially took the wraps off its two newest Nexus devices and I spent some time trying them both out. These will appeal to consumers more than the Nexus 6 ever did.

Samsung Pay launched in US: Accepted at more locations than Apple Pay and Android Pay

Samsung Pay not only supports the NFC payment method found in iOS and Android devices, but also supports MST. This means you can use it just about anywhere you swipe a card in the US.

One month with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5: A device that may justify my iPhone 6s Plus return

Samsung radically changed the Note design with the Note 5 by removing the expandable storage option and integrating the battery. However, Samsung also pushed mobile technology to the limits while Apple continues to slowly iterate.

iPhone 6s Plus, Marshall London, best camera phone, Lumia 640XL (Phones Show Chat #310)

Steve and Ted invited me to join them in this latest podcast episode of The Phones Show Chat. Hear our thoughts on the new iPhone, camera phones we love, and more.

Moshi Apple iPhone 6s Plus case roundup: Quality, protection, and functionality

Millions of new iPhones are immediately placed in a protective case and Moshi's new lineup looks, feels, and functions well. Check out these options for your new iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple iPhone 6s 3D Touch: Apps that work and functions provided (screenshot gallery)

Apple added the ability to press deeper on an app icon to enable different functions. This 3D Touch is enabled on many native apps and some 3rd party apps, as shown in our screenshot gallery.

Convenience and insurance: The real price of the iPhone Upgrade Program

Many people will be buying a new iPhone through the iPhone Upgrade Program and it can be a good alternative. Go into the deal with your eyes wide open as you may be better off paying full price.

BlackBerry Priv Android smartphone: What we know and what we think we know

BlackBerry finally acknowledged that a new Android-powered BlackBerry slider phone is coming. Photos, videos, and spec sheets have also been unofficially revealed.

Samsung Gear VR price cut in half while support for Galaxy smartphones expands

You will be able to pick up and enjoy a Gear VR headset for just $99 this holiday season. Content partners are also bringing movies and games to the virtual world.

Caution: Don't use your waterproof Sony Xperia phone or tablet under water

Sony has actively promoted the high water-resistant rating of its Xperia devices in the past, but is backing off those claims.

Initial impressions of the ZUK Z1 $300 Cyanogen-powered Android smartphone

ZUK, a Lenovo subsidiary, is getting ready to launch its new Z1 smartphone and we've spent a few days testing it out. The software will be finalized in September and it's a low-cost device to consider.

ZUK Z1 Cyanogen-powered Android smartphone image and screenshot gallery

ZUK, a Lenovo subsidiary, will soon be releasing the ZUK Z1 smartphone for only about $300.

Apple iPhone: New 12 megapixel camera still trails Android rivals

Sure, leading Android cameras deliver up to 23 megapixels. But does the iPhone's shooter retain its edge in software and usability?

Amazon finally puts out the Fire: Inventory of its failed phone is exhausted

The Amazon Fire phone was one of the biggest flops in smartphone history and one year later the inventory is finally exhausted.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 premium price proves its value (Return date decision)

The Galaxy Note 5 is only the second phone I've purchased, and kept, this year. Samsung created a phone that sets the bar and excels in nearly every way possible.

HTC soon to be relegated from TWSE Taiwan 50 Index down to Mid-Cap 100 Index

Given HTC's recent financial struggles, it's no surprise they are being dropped from the Taiwan 50 Index. It's sad to watch a company with fantastic products fail to achieve success in today's competitive smartphone market.

Moto X and 360s, Robin smartphone, Xperia Z5, Android Wear on iOS (MobileTechRoundup show #353)

In order to catch listeners up on all the latest news, this MoTR podcast goes a bit longer this week. Stay tuned for even more coming in September too.

T-Mobile Video Calling integrates into the Samsung dialer, encouraging broader usage

T-Mobile is trying to bring video calling to the masses by integrating support for the service into the dialer on select Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Nextbit announces unique cloud-focused Robin Android smartphone

While the rate of smartphone sales is slowing and people are becoming a bit bored with current phones, Nextbit announced an exciting new affordable Android device.

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