Startup Nextbit, run by former Google and HTC executives, hit its goal of selling $500,000 worth of smartphones in a single day.
With few physical changes expected in the next iPhone, it's become emblematic of a problem with the broader smartphone industry: It's just not that exciting anymore.
The search giant and Android maker will introduce two smartphones, one made by LG and the other by Huawei.
After first appearing at CES 2014, the little Ego LS returns to CES 2015 with improved wireless for live-streaming video and photos and US and international shipment plans.
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Technically Incorrect: In a series of tweets, Markus Persson says he's never felt more isolated.
Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.
Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.
The company unveils three smartphones targeting affluent users, but it still hasn't figured out how to avoid getting lost in the shuffle behind Apple and Samsung.
The egg-sized Liquid Image Ego wins on size and simplicity, but its features -- outside of built-in Wi-Fi -- are minimal.
While their price is a little too steep, the X7i earphones are slick-looking and comfortable, and deliver clean, detailed sound.