No surprises with HTC One M8 for Windows

Newly leaked information about the HTC One M8 for Windows 8.1 smartphone suggests that aside from running with the Windows operating system, not much else will change.The specification, which was acquired by Windows Phone Central, shows that the HTC One M8 for Windows 8.1 is similar to that of the existing HTC One M8 for Android. Users can expect a five-inch full HD Super-AMOLED display,…

Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs seemingly confirmed

It may not be as exciting as we all expected it to be for most of the year, but it seems like Samsung has got tongues wagging once again, with the specs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha apparently having been confirmed by a spec sheet from the Korean firm.The Alpha was rumoured for months before we finally got some sort of confirmation that it…

Smartphone uptake in Scotland surpasses the rest of the UK

Smartphone manufacturers across the world may want to look at where they are targeting their marketing most, with a new report from Ofcom showing that Scotland is now one nation where uptake of the devices is faster than most of the world, and ahead of anywhere else in the UK. the Ofcom report showed that in the last 12 months, smartphone take up in Scotland…

Sony flagship ready for action as more images leak

Sony is drawing closer to the release of its third flagship in less than a year, it appears, as yet more images of the purported Sony Xperia Z3 have leaked online. It's been a hugely prolific year for the company, which released the Sony Xperia Z1 in October of 2013, and followed this up quickly with the launch of the Sony Xperia Z2 as recently as…

Has Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha leaked again?

New pictures purporting to be the Samsung Galaxy Alpha - a device that the Korean company has said time and again it is not actually working on - have appeared on Chinese social media site Weibo, showing that the new handset could come in a different colour. The white phone shown in the picture appears different in shape than the Samsung Galaxy S5, which lends weight…

Samsung Galaxy Alpha unwrapped at last?

At times, it has felt like little more than a myth, as Samsung repeatedly refused to acknowledge the existence of a new handset that would come in at the flagship end of its range. But after the company said last week that it now intends to bring out two new handsets before the end of the year, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha appears to be real…

A week in smartphones: What’s been happening in the past 7 days?

Smartphone manufacturers around the world are starting to limber up for what will be one of the busiest periods of the year towards the tail-end of summer, with new devices being readied for action and high-profile launch dates now being planned.With that in mind, it has been another busy week of announcements and rumours in the gadget world. Here, we take a look at some…

Is Samsung set to address build quality gripes with new devices?

Samsung has been the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world in terms of the number of devices sold for many years now, but 2014 has been one of the most difficult years it has faced in recent times, with competition being stepped up by its main opponents, and some complaints being aimed at the Korean firm. While in recent times it has enjoyed a pretty…