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Windows Phone 8.1 update, BlackBerry's financial situation, and the first 2K display smartphones: weekly news round-up

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Windows Phone 8.1 update, BlackBerry's financial situation, and the first 2K display smartphones: weekly news round-up
Smartphone screens have now officially broken the 1080p barrier. Several days ago, a Chinese company called Vivo announced the Vivo Xplay 3S, which packs a 6-inch screen with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. Awesome, right? By the way, Oppo is working on a smartphone with a 2K screen as well, so keep an eye out for that.

In other news, rumor has it that the next update to the Windows Phone operating system will bring an overhauled notifications system, a virtual assistant, and more. This update may be announced in April, if rumors are to be trusted.

Then there's BlackBerry – a company that's struggling to make any money on the smartphone market. After a not-so-pretty second quarter, the Canadian company reported a whopping $4.4 billion loss for its fiscal third quarter. A huge fraction of that money was lost due to a pile of unsold BlackBerry 10 smartphones in BB's warehouses.

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posted on 23 Dec 2013, 09:46 1

1. Teja171 (unregistered)


I neither want a 2k display smartphone, nor the current financial situation of BlackBerry.

Just update me with the HTC TWO(M8) and/or Sony Xperia Z2.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 13:57 1

2. MistB (Posts: 555; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


You can bet the Xperia z2 will more than likely have a 2k screen so yeah.....tough luck bub.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 16:03

3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Windows Phone 8 is great❕ Can't wait for WP 8.1 on my 1520.. This phone is bad ass, and to imagine that it will only get better in about 5 short months❕

Amazing job on the Hardware, Software, updates, and apps this year Microsoft, and Nokia❕.. The complete combination of these two companies, and the Lumia devices that are to come is exciting❕

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 22:14

5. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Long NOK, and MSFT? :O`

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 20:08

4. taikucing (unregistered)


The most exciting news is Vivo Xplay 3S with its mind blowing spec.

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