The Fire Phone Is So Pricy Because It Costs Amazon A Fortune To Build

We wanted Amazon’s recently released Fire Phone to be many things, but most importantly we wanted it to be (relatively) cheap like all Amazon hardware. So when Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone’s $US650 price tag ($US200 on contract), there was some definite sticker shock.


The New Machine That Could Be Making The iPhone 6's Sapphire Screen

The iPhone 6 may have a sapphire glass screen. It also may not. We’ve been through the will-they-won’t-they, but MIT Technology Review recently went straight to the source: a company that’s designed a better, cheaper way to manufacture the stuff. If Apple is planning a sapphire screen device, this could be the machine that makes it.


Vodafone Plans Massive 4G Network Expansion

It has been a little over a year since Vodafone introduced its 4G service into the market, and it’s now up to 100 new 4G sites per month. In a bid to turbo-charge the deployment even further, Vodafone has just announced a massive network refarming plan to get 4G to the people by the end of the year.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

Today’s best deals include Broken Sword 5 on Android, Trail Tracker GPS on iOS and Castle Of Illusion on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Microsoft Omitted An Important Point In Its Latest Siri Attack Ad

It’s a day ending in “y”, which means Microsoft is looking to loosen Apple’s stranglehold on the smartphone market again. This time it’s hammering Siri for not being as awesome as Redmond’s new voice assistant, Cortana. But in its haste to crow about how drop-dead awesome it is, Microsoft has forgotten one very important piece of information.


Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Leaks Tease 7-Inch Devices

A “phablet” is the familiar portmanteau describing the popular desire to wrap a smartphone and a tablet into one package. The Lumia 1520 (pictured above) is an extreme example of the idea, a six-inch candy-coloured smartphone that pushed the Windows Phone OS to its size limit. Now, Microsoft wants to go even bigger.


A New Pure Lithium Battery Could Double Your Phone's Life

Virtually all of your gadgets tote lithium ion batteries — but while they’re the best you can hope for at the moment, new engineering means that pure lithium batteries are now a possibility, and they could double the life of your phone.


LG G3: Australian Review

How have they done this? How? How has LG taken last year’s monumental disappointment and turned it into one of this year’s most exciting phones? You know what? I don’t even care how, all I care about is how good it is to use. This is the LG G3, and it’s the phone that demands your attention.


Report: The Next Nexus Phone Might Be A Gigantic Motorola

Google and Motorola may have parted ways in January, but it if this latest Android Police rumour holds up, it appears to have been on good terms. The Nexus 6 may be a hefty Moto device, and while details are scant, it does have a delightful nickname: Shamu.


This Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Concept Looks Beautiful

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has evolved significantly over the last three iterations, but like the Galaxy S it hasn’t yet broken out of Samsung’s trend of relatively cheap plastic and faux-chrome construction. This concept video showing off a radically redesigned Galaxy Note 4 looks great, and although it won’t actually happen, we can still dream.