Tag Archives: design

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge bring refinement to a proven design

Samsung had something to prove with last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. It wanted to show the world that it too could make high-end smartphones with great design and premium materials, just like Apple and HTC have done for years. And it succeeded: the S6 models were by far the nicest smartphones ever to come out of the Korean ...

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HTC One X9 spruces up average specs with smooth metal design

The feeling of silk is what HTC promises with its latest metal smartphone, the HTC One X9. And although no one is going to mistake the device’s body for fabric, its brushed metal back is soft and glossy, making the 5.5-inch 1080p screen feel manageable in the hand. The One X9 was unveiled last December and hasn’t been announced for ...

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Microsoft Lumia design officially revealed without Nokia branding

Microsoft is officially replacing its Nokia branding with Microsoft Lumia on the company’s Windows Phones. The software giant is “looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon,” and, as The Verge revealed earlier this week, Nokia’s existing phone websites and social network accounts will now be transitioned over to the Microsoft Lumia branding in the coming days. Microsoft has also ...

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Skype’s new design on Windows and Mac focuses on messaging

Microsoft’s Skype client has traditionally focused on video and voice calls, but with the rise of mobile it has started to shift to target instant messaging. Skype took over MSN Messenger, and recently picked up some updates to improve its unreliable chat experience across multiple devices. Today, Microsoft is bringing a fresh look to Skype for Mac and Windows. If you’re ...

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