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

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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5 Comments

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.

2. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

3. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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❕

5. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Long NOK, and MSFT? :O`

4. taikucing unregistered

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

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