BARCELONA, Spain -- You haven't heard the last of the YotaPhone, the unusual Android handset with an e-ink display on its back. Although the smartphone has only been on the market for a few months, its manufacturer is already showing off the next generation. This second act is rounder, a bit svelter, and incrementally smarter. We were lucky enough to wrap our paws around a prototype of the new YotaPhone at MWC 2014 And though it's clear this updated gadget isn't quite ready for prime time, we can see it makes the most impressive case yet for … Read more
The YotaPhone -- the quirky Android mobile that has an LCD screen on the front and an e-ink panel on the back -- is out in Europe this month. An e-ink screen, typically used on e-reader devices, is designed to be easier on the eyes and use less power than a regular LCD screen.
The phone debuts this month in Germany, Austria, France, and Spain for 499 euros. Yota says the phone is coming to the UK in January and the Middle East early next year.
There are no current plans to sell the YotaPhone in the US, but Yota … Read more
The unusual, e-ink sporting YotaPhone is poised to be made official at an event in Moscow, and CNET has exclusive access to an English-language live stream of the event itself.
The event -- which will see the Android-powered YotaPhone get an official international launch -- can be viewed below and starts on December 3 at 11:15 p.m. PT, or December 4 at 2:15 a.m. ET. If you're tuning in from the UK, set your watch for December 4 at 7:15 a.m.
Update: The livestream has finished, but you can watch the conference as … Read more