BlackBerry ends support for all its classic smartphones | Gadgets

Today, the iPhone is considered one of the most popular smartphones on the market, but in the 2000s, BlackBerry phones were probably one of the coolest devices anyone could have. Although the old BlackBerry phones are long gone, the company still offered support for them, but not anymore. To officially end an era, BlackBerry announced … Read more

The four best refurbished Android smartphones around 300 euros

A selection of Android smartphones. NICOLAS SIX / THE WORLD Smartphones are reaching maturity, new models now offer little improvement over their predecessors. In contrast, second-hand smartphones aged two or three years are more attractive than ever: high-end models are sold at a third of their price at the exit, those of mid-range are negotiated … Read more

OPPO introduces three Reno4 smartphones with 5G

The Chinese OPPO, which has recently also started selling its smartphones in Belgium, has announced three versions of the Reno4. All models have 5G connectivity and the prices range from 399 to 799 euros. OPPO also introduced a new smartwatch. The new phones are the Reno4, Reno4 Pro and Reno4 Z. The top model, the … Read more

Samsung gives old smartphones a new role in your smart home

Old smartphones: you can have them recycled, but usually they are still lying around in some drawer after a few years. There is another way, thought Samsung. Through the Upcycling at Home program, the tech giant gives your previous phone(s) a second life as an IoT gadget, such as a light sensor or a baby … Read more

Xiaomi lets smartphones charge wirelessly… from a distance

The Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has developed a new technology to charge smartphones wirelessly. The special thing about Mi Air Charge is that charging is done remotely and not via a ‘charging plate’. Even when you use the phone or have it in your pocket, the battery is refueled. Wireless charging of smartphones is rapidly … Read more

Samsung introduces two new foldable smartphones

The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3. These are the latest models in Samsung’s range of foldable smartphones. One folds in width, the other in length, and both feature fast 5G connectivity. To start with the Fold3: when open, it has a 7.6-inch Infinity Flex screen with a so-called under-display camera. According to Samsung, the … Read more