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Hands On: $200 unlocked Blu Vivo Air smartphone at CES

01/08, 7:50pm

We go hands on with Blu's 5.1mm unlocked Vivo Air smartphone

Electronista just had to check out the Blu booth at CES, as we had heard rumors of an unlocked, $200 Android smartphone that sits in a 5.1mm aluminum/magnesium alloy chassis, runs on an eight-core 1.7GHz CPU, and has a 4.8-inch AMOLED touchscreen. First impressions of the Vivo Air didn't disappoint, and the device will launch next week, we're told, so we expect it to sell plenty of units.


CES: Blu launches seven Studio, Vivo, Life smartphones

01/08, 11:12am

Android device range includes models with thin frames, large batteries

Smartphone producer Blu revealed seven new Android devices at CES. While the company launched three new additions to its Studio range and two Life smartphones, it also launched the 5.1mm-thick Vivo Air, as well as the Studio Energy, a smartphone that manages to pack in a 5,000mAh battery into its 10mm-thick frame, giving it up to four days of battery life.


Blu rebrands 5.5mm-thick Gionee smartphone as Vivo IV

09/26, 10:30am

Thin Blue Vivo IV has 5-inch 1080p display, ships unlocked

A smartphone from Gionee with a 5.5-mm body has gone on sale in the United States as an unlocked device, though it now forms part of the Blu Vivo range. Previously known as the Gionee Elife S5.5, the Blu Vivo IV retains the thin body and specifications of the original, and combines it with a five-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display.


Blue ships Life Pure XL smartphone with 5.5-inch 1080p display

05/02, 9:58am

Larger screen, battery, rear camera in Blue Life Pure XL

Blu has unveiled an updated and larger version of the Life Pure smartphone it launched in December. The Life Pure XL increases the display of its predecessor by half an inch to a Gorilla Glass 3-protected 5.5-inch version while retaining the 1080p resolution, giving it a pixel density of 401PPI and, thank to its smaller frame and 2mm bezel, has a front screen proportion of 81 percent.


Briefly: Blu's Vivo smartphone, Tumblr drafts new terms of service

01/26, 1:04pm

Blu's Vivo 4.8 HD Android phone offered for $250 unlocked

Upstart Android manufacturer Blu has released a new midrange smartphone, the Vivo 4.8 HD. At 6.9mm thick (0.2 inches), the Vivo 4.8 HD offers a 4.8-inch screen with 720x1280 Super AMOLED display, the Vivo 4.8 has a 1.5GHz quad-core chip processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB of storage memory. Its camera functionality consists of an eight-megapixel rear and five-megapixel front-facing unit. Blu's Vivio 4.8 HD phone is available unlocked for $250, in black, white, yellow and pink.


Blu reveals $349 Life Pure smartphone with 5-inch 1080p display

12/22, 9:32pm

Unlocked device has quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM

Blu Products has launched another Android smartphone, just days after launching two other similar mobile devices in the United States. The Life Pure differs from the Studio 5.0 II and the Advance 4.0 in offering a five-inch Full HD 1080p display with a pixel density of 441 PPI, held within a single piece polycarbonate body that measures just 7.7mm thick.


Blu Products ships unlocked Studio 5.0 II, Advance 4.0 smartphones

12/18, 7:58am

New Blu Android smartphones differ in size, battery life

Blu Products has released a pair of budget Android smartphones that both support multiple bands, allowing it to connect to all GSM and HSPA+ networks in North America. The Studio 5.0 II and the Advance 4.0 are unlocked devices with virtually identical internals, with the only real difference between the two Android 4.2 devices being the physical size of the display.



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