The latest Android smartphone from BlackBerry has gone on sale in the United Kingdom, initially available exclusively from Selfridges in Oxford Street. It is the brand’s first release since licensing rights were acquired by TCL.
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The release date of Daydream View has been confirmed, with Google’s latest virtual reality product set to go on sale from 10 November. Built to work with Google’s new VR platform Daydream, the headset will initially be available in five countries.
There is good news for some of those waiting for Samsung Pay support to arrive in their country, with the announcement that the service will be available in Russia, Thailand and Malaysia by the end of the year. The latest additions join a list of countries where the service is already available, which includes South Korea, China, the United States, Australia and Singapore.
The prices of the Chromecast Ultra 4K streaming dongle and Google Home speaker have been reported by a prominent Android media outlet, ahead of their expected launch on 4 October. A price of $69 applies to Chromecast Ultra, while Google Home will go on sale at $129.
Significant changes await Yahoo, following agreement being reached for a $4.83 billion (€4.38 bn/£3.68 bn) takeover by US mobile network Verizon. The deal will see Verizon acquire Yahoo’s web properties, with the sale including news publishing, search, email, Flickr and Tumblr.
Samsung is continuing to make a significant impact when it comes to US smartphone sales. The latest data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the best-selling smartphone in the country.
The Norwegian Consumer Council has reported the American company behind Runkeeper to the data protection authority, in Norway. Following testing of the fitness app, the consumer council believes that data is captured and transmitted, even when Runkeeper is not being used.
A maintenance update is now available for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge owners in the UK. The update should fix a touch screen issue that a number of users had complained about.
A new adapter has gone on sale that allows Chromecast users to connect the media streaming dongle to the internet via ethernet. The new product solves the problems caused through a poor Wi-Fi signal, by allowing Chromecast to be wired directly to a router.
Hewlett-Packard is set to re-enter the smartphone market, with the launch of two new super-sized Android devices. The new phones will go on sale in India, however, rather than Europe or – HP’s home market – the US.