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ZTE Axon 7 To Start At $449/€409

Yesterday, ZTE has officially announced the long rumoured Axon 7 smartphone. The phone is expected to go on sale soon, but the exact release date is still unclear. Besides its newest flagship handset, the company has also announced the new ZTE VR headset.

Render Of Moto Z Droid Edition Leaks Online

Lenovo has confirmed that the acquisition of Motorola "did not meet expectations", but the company is still trying hard to achieve their initial goal, and that is to become the third largest smartphone maker in the world and challenge to two top smartphone companies.

Samsung Releasing Batman Styled S7 Edge

A limited availability Batman-styled Galaxy S7 Edge will be released by Samsung in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The phone is being released to celebrate the anniversary of Injustice: Gods Among Us, a Warner Bros. fighting game.

Jolla Sailfish OS Phone Sells Out In One Day

Jolla's second phone running Sailfish OS (part of the Linux family) sold out in one day. The €169 ($190) Jolla C launched in Europe and part of the reason for the quick sell out is that just 1,000 units were manufactured for the initial product sale.

Acer Launches Two Inexpensive 2-In-1s

Acer has introduced two new sub-$300 2-in-1 notebooks, the Switch V 10 and the Switch One 10. They come with 10-inch detachable IPS displays and quad-core Intel Atom processors. Both will be present at Computex Taipai next week and they'll be available in the US this year.

Twitter Adds 30-Second Previews From Spotify

You can now listen to previews of songs from Spotify in your Twitter timeline. Spotify is letting music appear in the audio cards Twitter first revealed in 2014. When audio cards launched, they supported iTunes previews and eventually songs on SoundCloud.

HTC Working On Its Own Vive Game

HTC is developing a virtual reality game for its Vive headset. Called 'Front Defense,' the game is a wartime shooter and it'll be demoed at Computex in Taiwan next week. HTC doesn't really have experience in the area of game development, so it's an interesting move.

SpaceX Planning On Another Ocean Landing Friday

SpaceX will attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket on the ocean as soon as this Friday. A launch had been scheduled for May 26, but a "tiny glitch in the motion of an upper stage engine actuator" forced SpaceX to postpone, says CEO Elon Musk. The launch could take a couple days.

Samsung Unveils Galaxy C5, C7

Samsung has introduced two new mid-range smartphones, the C5 and C7, for the Chinese market (initially). These are the first members of Samsung's new C product line, which should be available outside of China. Samsung appears to be planning a US launch for at least the C5.