Will the iPhone 6 really be bigger? All signs point to yes

More than any other smartphone company in the world, Apple is normally hugely secretive when it comes to the details of its upcoming releases, springing surprises on fans and the press alike in its release conferences rather than allowing leaked details to spoil all the fun.However, it seems that even the Cupertino giant is susceptible to leaks this year, with more and more details being…

Round up: This week in the smartphone world

The early summer weeks are always among the busiest of the year for smartphone companies, with most looking to get out their latest devices to market and prove themselves competitive over what is definitely one of the busiest periods of the year. The past week has been no different, with companies across the globe working at their latest releases and launches. So what have the…

Can the Huawei Ascend P7 challenge the smartphone heavyweights?

The Huawei Ascend P7 has been unveiled and the manufacturers are certainly pleased about it.Huawei has called the model a product that "redefines smartphone excellence", boasting about its "top-notch features, ultra-fast connectivity and easier navigation in a beautifully-crafted design".The smartphone will undoubtedly be building on the success of the Huawei Ascend P6, but we're yet to see if the 4G-LTE-enabled device can play ball with…

Smartphone industry gets greener as Sprint adopts AirCarbon

The smartphone industry is becoming greener, as handset and accessory developers find new ways to be more environmentally friendly.While people have been recycling their phones for some time, they are only now able to purchase accessories made out of recycled parts.Sprint has announced that it will become one of the first companies to use AirCarbon - a new material created from greenhouse gas used to…

Motorola scores double announcement with budget phone range

Motorola has hit the budget phone market hard this morning (May 13th) with two announcements about phones in its budget smartphone range that are likely to really shake up the market and give the company a competitive advantage.As expected, the firm announced the presence of a new sequel to its popular cheaper device, the Motorola Moto G, when it lifted the lid at last on…

More rumours emerge over Motorola’s Moto E as images appear

The low-end smartphone market is one where it is probably possible to penetrate more easily than at any other level. With the likes of Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG focussing most of their attention on the prime, high and middle price points, there are always potential gaps available for companies with a bit of savvy to exploit, and with a new event looming, it seems…

Japanese carrier leaks details about new HTC phone by accident

Leaks, as we all know, are common in the smartphone world, but while it is normally the case that sites like @evleaks will get their hands on photos and other details, it is very rare that retailers themselves will accidentally release details.This is exactly what has happened in Japan, though, where a carrier has apparently mistakenly released details of the latest HTC phone. Japanese carrier…

Samsung to drop Mini branding from new pared down S5?

Samsung could be set to drop the name Mini from the smaller version of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 device when it is released in the next couple of months, new leaks have suggested. It will not come as a surprise to many, with the phone's leaked credentials having raised a few eyebrows with regards to its branding as a 'mini' device. The 4.47-inch screen that it…