Sony Xperia Z3 is surprisingly back in stock at T-Mobile

gsmarena 001 Sony Xperia Z3 is surprisingly back in stock at T Mobile

Earlier this month T-Mobile decided to discontinue the Sony Xperia Z3, after less than six months since its debut at the magenta carrier. At that point, there was no explanation given – the phone simply vanished from TMo’s website.

Today, though, the exact opposite has happened. Namely, the Xperia Z3 is once again up for grabs from T-Mobile. Again, there’s no explanation for these moves, the handset just showed up in the carrier’s online store.

Furthermore, it’s now a lot cheaper than it used to be. So that will be good news for prospective buyers. The full price you need to pay for the Xperia Z3 is $ 499.92, down from the previous level of $ 630.

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Apple Watch now available for sale, back-ordered until June

Today, April 24, is the official launch of the long awaited Apple Watch. As we reported yesterday the Watch will be sold exclusively online until Apple can meet the demand. Indeed Apple Watch is only available for purchase online as of today, but it is on backorder.

gsmarena 001 Apple Watch now available for sale, back ordered until June

According to Apple Store the first Watch orders will begin shipping in June. This is about two months from now.

gsmarena 002 Apple Watch now available for sale, back ordered until June

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Lenovo unveils K80, a phone with 4GB RAM and 4,000 mAh battery

Just a few months after Asus announced the ZenFone 2, the world’s first smartphone with 4GB RAM, Lenovo has also unveiled a handset with 4 GB of random-access memory. It’s worth mentioning that Xiaomi’s Mi Note Pro also comes with 4GB RAM.

gsmarena 003 Lenovo unveils K80, a phone with 4GB RAM and 4,000 mAh battery

Dubbed K80, the smartphone is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom chipset with 1.2GHz CPU, and sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display. As already mentioned, it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, and packs in a huge 4000 mAh battery.

In terms of camera, the K80 features a 13 MP rear unit with Optical Image Stabilization. The 8.5mm-thin device runs Android Lollipop and comes in black, silver, and red colour options.

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EE's Harrier line launches with two affordable smartphones

UK operator EE has announced two new own-brand smartphones today. They are the Harrier and the Harrier Mini, continuing EE’s habit of naming mobile devices after birds.

The Harrier comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,500 mAh battery. At the helm is Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC with an octa-core CPU. The Harrier is just 8.9mm thin, and it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.

gsmarena 001 EE's Harrier line launches with two affordable smartphones

EE will sell it for £199.99 on Pay as you go, and it will be free with contracts starting at £21.99 per month.

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The Xiaomi Mi 4i goes official with 5″ 1080p screen, 13MP camera

Just moments Xiaomi’s latest handset was made official at a dedicated event in New Delhi. Just as expected, the Xperia Mi 4i is a more-affordable alternative to the Xiaomi Mi 4 and comes with a polycarbonate unibody.

gsmarena 001 The Xiaomi Mi 4i goes official with 5 1080p screen, 13MP camera

The Snapdragon 801 has been swapped with a Snapdragon 615, which is less powerful, but does offer an important upgrade over the aforementioned chip – it is 64-bit. The SoC in question is octa-core with Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and the other four at 1.1 GHz. This makes the Mi 4i a lot more futureproof and ready to take full advantage of Android Lollipop. The device is equipped with 2GB of RAM an onboard storage is 16GB.

The smartphone is built around a 5.0″ Full HD OGS IPS display with a density of 441 ppi. The panel comes with adaptive brightness technology, called Sunlight display, which improves its legibility when outdoors. Sony have been using such a technique for quite some time and it essentially boils down to brightening darker areas under direct light.

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Apple is a potential buyer of Nokia’s HERE mapping business

According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple is among the potential buyers for Nokia’s HERE mapping business. The Cupertino giant is among the high-profile suitors approached by the Finnish company about interest.

gsmarena 001 Apple is a potential buyer of Nokias HERE mapping business

Other potential buyers of HERE include Alibaba, Amazon, Facebook, Baidu, and a group of German carmakers among others. A number of private equity firms are also said to be interested.

Nokia has been working with a financial advisor on the sale of its mapping unit. The Finnish company is seeking more than €3 billion (about $ 3.2 billion), with the first bids due to arrive at the end of next week.

Nokia has been busy making headlines lately. The company acquired Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion. It is also rumored to return to making phones next year.

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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3 now receiving Lollipop

Two additional Sony devices are jumping on the Lollipop train starting today: the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3. These follow in the footsteps of three generations of Xperia Z flagships, which are already running Android 5.0.

gsmarena 001 Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3 now receiving Lollipop

The update for the Xperia T2 Ultra was certified last month, and it’s now been spotted in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Taiwan. It looks like only the single-SIM model (D5303) is receiving Lollipop at this time. The update should become available globally in the coming days and weeks.

For the Xperia C3, the new software is so far only available in Taiwan, but it will certainly make it to more countries soon. In this case too only the single-SIM variant (D2533) is currently getting the new bits.

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