You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
This week our beloved Editor in Chief, Tim Stevens, stepped away from the site. Tim was a venerate member of the team, a mentor, and a friend to all of us here at Engadget. His guiding hand, and "Velvet Hammer" will be sorely missed. Click the link above for Tim's farewell words.
The Q5 is probably the most important smartphone that BlackBerry will launch in 2013. Unlike the Z10 and Q10, which were designed for diehard gadget lovers, the Q5 represents BlackBerry's resurrection of the Curve range. It's just a shame the designers scrimped on the keyboard. Read on for our full review.
Currently, the wireless industry's mantra is that good things come in large packages. But let's not just forget about the massive demographic of users that don't care about having the biggest phone on the planet. Samsung has already addressed this with the Galaxy S4 mini, and this week it was HTC's turn with the aptly named One mini.
"The story of your life." With that phrase, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the company's new Timeline profile in the fall of 2011. Facebook has always wanted to be your online identity -- your internet, in many ways -- but with Timeline it was now also bringing something else to the fore that once had a tendency to fade into the background; your memories.
- Key specs
- Reviews • 30
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (KitKat [4.4])
- Screen size 5.2 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T, Verizon / Alltel, Other
- Dimensions 5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 in
- Weight 5.08 oz
- Announced 2014-09-05