Even Samsung’s tiny Tizen OS is now bigger than BlackBerry

In a mobile market dominated by Apple’s iPhone and Google’s stable of Android devices, there’s very little room for any more competitors. Microsoft can only muster a couple of percentage points as the distant third-place contender, and everyone else’s share is measured in mere fractions. As bad as that was, at least BlackBerry could count itself fourth and see its name on Gartner and IDC‘s smartphone market share reports.

According to Strategy Analytics today, however, BlackBerry has lost even the fourth spot on the market, having been superseded by Samsung’s Tizen smartphones. Tizen OS is Samsung’s initiative to construct an operating system of its own, and it’s being used on this year’s range of Samsung smart TVs, the Gear S2

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Meizu Pro 5 Mini with Helio X20 SoC & 3GB RAM Listed Online For €360

Pro 5 Mini
Earlier, we exclusively reported about Meizu launching a mini variant of its flagship Pro 5 smartphone dubbed as Meizu Pro 5 Mini. Now, the Pro 5 Mini smartphone is listed on the European-based e-commerce website called as eFOX revealing the complete details of the upcoming smartphone. According to the listing, the Pro 5 Mini flaunts a 4.7-inch Full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display and comes powered by upcoming MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20 deca-core processor paired with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and microSD card support for expansion upto 128GB. The company is also expected to release the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant of the device. On the camera front, the smartphone sports a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing shooter for video calling and selfie lovers. Connectivity options on the dual sim capable device include 4G, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS and a microUSB port. The handset comes backed by a 3050mAh battery and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
According to the company’s CEO, the Pro 5 Mini will be officially launched in the first quarter of 2016. As of now, the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant is priced at €360 (approx $390 / Rs. 25,600) and is currently listed as ‘Out of Stock,’ on the reseller site called eFOX.…

Acer Liquid Z630s with 4000mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop OS Launched at Rs. 10,999

Along with the Liquid Z530 smartphone, Acer also launched a mid-range smartphone in India dubbed as Liquid Z630s that was also unveiled at IFA 2015 event. The new device comes with more than decent specifications and is priced at Rs. 10,999. Liquid Z630s will be available exclusively online through Flipkart via flash sale starting from November 12. The registrations of the smartphone have already begun today and will close on November 11.
Regarding specifications, the Z630s flaunts a 5.5-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD Zero Air Gap display offering 267ppi as pixel density. It comes powered by MediaTek MT6735 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz accompanied by Mali-T720 MP3 GPU and 3GB RAM. It comes with 32GB of built-in storage that is further expandable via a microSD card slot upto 64GB.
On the photography front, the smartphone sports the same 8MP front and rear-facing shooters as seen on the Liquid Z530 smartphone. Connectivity options on the dual sim capable device include 4G-LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS and a microUSB port. The handset comes backed by a whopping 4000mAh battery that can easily last for one complete day of mixed usage on a single charge. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based Acer Liquid UI out of the box.…

Acer Liquid Z530 with 5″ HD Display & 8MP Front Camera Launched at Rs. 6,999

The Taiwanese company Acer unveiled four new affordable smartphones at IFA 2015 event called Acer Liquid Z630, Z630S and Liquid Z530, Z530S. While the Liquid Z630/Z630S sports a large phablet-sized display, Liquid Z530/Z530S are more a selfie-centric device. Today, Acer has officially launched the Liquid Z530 smartphone in India. The smartphone is available online exclusively via Flipkart and is priced at Rs. 6,999. Coming to its specifications, the Liquid Z530 comes with a 5-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD display with Zero Air Gap design offering a pixel density of 294ppi. Under the hood, it comes powered by MediaTek MT6735 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with Mali 400 GPU. The device has 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage that can be further expanded via a microSD card slot upto 32GB. On the camera front, the device sports an 8MP rear and front-facing cameras. The rear camera of the smartphone also features autofocus and LED flash. The front shooter can capture wider selfies with 84-degree wide angle lens and for better selfie experience the company also included a set of new features like Touch to Capture, Smile Shutter, and Gourmet Mode for this selfie crazy world. The smartphone also features DTS Studio Sound support that delivers terrific sound quality.…