ARCHOS 50 Graphite

The ARCHOS 50 Graphite comes with a 5-inch 720p display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage (expandable via a microSD card), 13-megapixel main shooter with a secondary 2-megapixel unit and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter on the front.]]>

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BlackBerry Passport flash sale runs for 48-hours, takes 34% off the price

Save 34% with the 48-hour flash sale on the unique BlackBerry Passport

The BlackBerry Passport is the subject of a 48-hour flash sale by BlackBerry. Unlike the flash sales held overseas by companies like Xiaomi, this is merely a sale that is running for 48-hours on the handset. The phone is receiving a 34% discount and is priced at $229. That is $120 off the regular price of $349. The last time BlackBerry ran a 48-hour flash sale for the Passport, buyers purchased the Silver Edition in such great numbers that the BlackBerry web site sold out of the device completely; the Passport Silver Edition is no longer available at all from the manufacturer.

The unlocked BlackBerry Passport is a GSM model which means that this version of the phone will not work with Verizon, Sprint or U.S. Cellular. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch LCD display featuring a 1440 x 1440 resolution. The Snapdragon 801 SoC is under the hood containing a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 330 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage (which works out to 25GB of native storage for users).

A 13MP snapper with OIS is on back. For those who shoot selfies, there is a 2MP front-facing camera that also handles video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 3450mAh battery. BlackBerry 10.3 is pre-installed. The Passport sports one of the most unique BlackBerry keyboards since it works in conjunction with the display in order to type numbers and punctuation. The QWERTY keyboard also doubles as a touch-pad.

If interested in taking BlackBerry up on this deal, click the sourcelink. And remember, with only 48-hours to the sale, time is ticking. The BlackBerry Passport is a different kind of phone in many ways, and as a business device it offers some advantages including the wide screen and the QWERTY keyboard.

source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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Google Sheets update adds support for mouse and rotated text

Google announced its Sheets app for Android and iOS devices had been updated with a couple of new features and improvements. Some of the changes are available on both platforms, while others are exclusive to one of them.

One of the most important new features is the ability to rotate text, which allows users to fit long header names into thin columns or fit more text on a single screen. The new option is available in Sheets by heading to Format / Text rotation.

Also, the latest update introduces accounting number formats, which enables Sheets users to read budgets, expense reports, as well as other spreadsheets featuring monetary amounts much easier. You can access this feature from within the app at Format / Number / Accounting.

Google also confirmed support for using a mouse with the Sheets for Android has been implemented too, as well as the ability to view and select existing custom colors in the app.

iOS users got some love too, as Google added the ability to drag and drop rows and columns in the Sheets for the iOS app. This feature is available for Android users as well. Furthermore, formatting suggestions in Explore are now available for Sheets users on iOS devices.

Last but not least, the new update allows Sheets users to choose from more border styles, including various thickness and double borders.
source: Google

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New bug shuts down Bluetooth on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

You might recall the audio issue that affected some Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL units. At high volume settings, the audio sounded distorted. Eventually, Google admitted that the problem was a hardware issue, leaving a warranty replacement as the answer for those with a problem phone. The latest issue affecting the Google designed, HTC built handsets, has to do with a bug that is turning off Bluetooth without any input from the user.

On both Reddit and Google’s Pixel community support site are comments from various Pixel owners complaining how their Bluetooth is toggling off without them touching the button. Google has yet to acknowledge this particular problem, which comes on the heels of an issue with the battery that Google has acknowledged. This problem causes certain Pixel and Pixel XL units to shut down when the battery shows that it has 30% of its charge remaining. A patch to fix this annoying battery bug is believed to be arriving soon.

The Bluetooth problem appears to have showed up following the dissemination of Google’s February 2017 security patch, which sounds like more than a coincidence. First thing to do is to jump up and down in front of Google while waving your arms to make sure that they understand that there is a problem. Once you get them to admit that, getting them to send a fix should be a snap.

source: Reddit, Google via AndroidPolice

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Gboard for iOS gets voice typing and new emoji

Are you a rebel, using Google products on your iPhone 7 Plus? Well, we have good news for you, then. Gboard, Google’s keyboard app, is getting an update.

First of all, Google included more languages to the supported ones for Gboard. The keyboard can now work in Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Catalan, Hungarian, Malay, Russian, Latin American Spanish and Turkish. In order to use one of those languages, you can go to Languages > Add Language from inside the Gboard app.

Google has also beefed up the emoji support for Gboard. Users can now search and send all the emoji that iOS 10 supports.

One nifty little feature is the integration of Google doodles into Gboard. If you see the Google logo in the top left of the keyboard animate when you use Gboard, you can click it to display the day’s doodle, and search for extra info on it.

The biggest update, though, is the voice typing option that is now included in Gboard for iOS. In order to use it, you just need to hold the spacebar key until you’re prompted to speak, then dictate your message to the app.

While not many, these changes are certainly big, allowing easier access to the app, and more emoji. We’re not entirely sure which is more important, though.

source: Google

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MWC 2017 schedule of the more important events: here’s what’s happening when

The time has come for all fans of everything mobile to fixate their eyes on Barcelona, the bedazzling Spanish city on the Western coast of the Mediterranean sea. For the 30th year in a row, Barcelona will be hosting the largest mobile trade show on the scene – Mobile World Congress. 
Kicking off on February 27, this year’s MWC will be treating us to a lot of exciting new devices and products. The main star of the show is definitely the LG G6, given that it’s one of the more anticipated smartphones that have been the main subject of the rumor mill for a while now. 
Of course, there are more devices on their way. It’s hard to keep track of those, so we thought it would be nice if we presented you a clean schedule with all the events and the expected gadgets that will most probably get announced. Make sure to check those in the summary post we’ve provided right below.

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Modern Nokia 3310 will remain a feature phone, more details leaked

Nokia fans are undoubtedly excited about the Finnish company’s upcoming launch event scheduled for February 26. At least three Android smartphones will be introduced by HMD Global later this week, as well as a feature phone.

News about the revival of the Nokia 3310 emerged last week, but aside from information about its price, little else was known. With only a couple of days left until the official reveal of the modern Nokia 3310, we have learned a bit more about the sturdy handset.

Despite the fact that numerous reports claimed the modern Nokia 3310 might be an Android device, the same source that confirmed the handset would be announced at MWC 2017, now says it will remain a feature phone.

However, HMD Global will slightly change the phone’s looks to bring it up to date with the new design language. Subtle changes will make the modern Nokia 3310 lighter and thinner than the original model. The size of the keys will be adjusted as well.

As opposed to Nokia 3310’s monochrome display, the modern version will pack a slightly larger color display. Still, the resolution will not be improved by much, so that it won’t affect battery life. One thing that remains a mystery is whether or not it will come with a removable battery.

Lastly, there will be plenty of color variants to choose from, as HMD will launch the modern Nokia 3310 in black, blue, gray, green, red, and yellow. The

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