The Mate may push phablet size boundaries for now, but it's the Android interface and not the hardware that's the phone's major winner.
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If style is what you're after, the Huawei M735 could fit your aesthetic, but the throwback stylus and resistive touch screen aren't as user-friendly as a capacitive touch screen.
CNET takes a look at the pros and cons of the superhard material, and why practical constraints kept it from appearing in Apple's latest smartphones.
Smith, a former vice president at Google X, is heading to Washington to help the Obama administration navigate the terrain at the intersection of tech and government.
David Sacks, co-founder of the social-networking vendor, announces departure on Twitter.
Microsoft has been equipping Office 365 with functions from the business-oriented social network it bought in 2012. Now Yammer staff will be part of the Office 365 development team.
Chinese telecoms equipment maker cites trade protectionism and phobia from the U.S. government as reasons.
The company's focus will be improving brand image so it can appeal to people looking for higher-end handsets.
The latest report based on leaks by Edward Snowden has it that the NSA hacked into the servers of a Chinese router company that had itself been accused by the US of potentially aiding government espionage.
The company's deputy chairman believes combining "strong technology" with a solid user experience can make it successful in smartphones.