This Week in Mobile: The Blackberry Passport, Thumbs, and Bendgate

"Top up” your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry. What mobile app design and development company, Fueled, thinks you should focus in on this week.

Here at Fueled, a design and development company based in New York and London, we are obsessed with everything that happens in mobile, be it rumors of iPhone hardware, delectable Android updates or new apps we love. Every Friday, we’d like to help you top up your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger on the pulse.

Apple's Weekend


No surprise here: Apple announced this week that opening weekend sales of the iPhone 6 were over 10 million. This was a record weekend for Apple, but stock prices have barely moved. via Business Insider

Apple's 'Bendgate' Scandal

You'd think with issues like Ebola and ISIS, the media would have their hands full. Nah! This week, news outlets exploded with news that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were in danger of bending, like Gumby, and breaking. Apple denied the reports calling bending through normal use "extremely rare." Rest easy. via The Verge

Apple's Update


Apple pulled an iOS 8 update this week after multiple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users complained that their phones lost cell connectivity after installing it. via Business Insider

Blackberry Passport


The reviews of Blackberry's newest phone, the Blackberry Passport, are in and they're unsuprisingly lukewarm to tepid. The phone is 5.03 inches tall, 3.55 inches wide, and 0.37 inches thick. Not only is it big, it's reportedly underwhelming. Sorry Blackberry, we're not calling this a comeback. via Verge


With all the phablets out there, does your thumb suddenly feel... inadequate?

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