HTC has released its latest flagship phone, the HTC One M9, last Sunday, March 1 at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The phone retains a lot of the design and style of its successful predecessors such as the One M8 and M7, with some welcome upgrades.
The One M9 has an all metal body, just like the One M8, but instead of gentle curves, the phone now has defined edges and flattened sides. It has the same size and 5-inch screen as its predecessor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 offering a pixel density of 440 pixels per inch. But unlike the M8, the M9 will be available in a range of colors. The edge of the phone will be a slightly different color than the back panel, which will give a slight two-tone effect. The color variations include a gold edge around a silver body, a silver edge around a dark grey body, and a gold body with a black edge.
The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor and 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of storage on board which can be expanded up to 128GB with a micro SD card. The M9 arrives with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC's Sense 7 skin on top. more >>
LG has unveiled four mid-range smartphones with top of the line specs and features normally found in premium handsets. The company unveiled the phones—LG Spirit, LG Leon, LG Joy, and LG Magna—ahead of the MWC 2015 in Barcelona, and the handsets are expected to start rolling out this week.
"LG's new mid-range collection continues our legacy of offering amazing smartphones at reasonable prices," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG. "For millions of consumers around the world, the deciding factor on which smartphone to buy isn't how fast or how big it is but how balanced it is. With our new mid-range smartphones, more and more customers will be looking to LG for their next handsets."
The LG Magna is the largest and most spec-heavy among the four phones. It measures 5.5 x 2.75 x 0.40 and has a 5-inch screen with pixel density of 294ppi. It comes with 8GB internal memory and has a quad core chip and runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop. It's equipped with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. more >>
Taiwanese multinational tech company Acer, Inc. recently unveiled the three new additions to its popular Z-series smartphone lineup at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.
A report from Phone Arena cited the new Acer Liquid Z220, Liquid Z520, and the Liquid Jade Z.
Liquid Z220 and Z520 is a pair of entry-level handsets from the company but both boast impressive specs. more >>
With Apple set to reveal its Apple Watch during the its "Spring Forward" event on March 9, fans of the multinational's products and devices are turning their eye towards San Francisco where the event will occur next Monday.
An outdoor building is currently being constructed next to the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco heralding the "Spring Forward" event Apple is hosting at 10 a.m. on March 9. The event is rumored to be the launching pad for Apple's latest device, the Apple Watch.
Last week, the company sent out its invitations to the media, inviting them to observe a keynote presentation on what is rumored to be the launch of the Apple Watch. The European press has also been invited to a counterpart event in Berlin on the same date at 6:00 p.m. local time. more >>
Barely a year after the launch and release of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus, reports are abound that Apple is set to launch another iPhone later this year, specifically September 2015.
While it is unconfirmed that there will be a new and better version of the iPhone, the reports are banking on Apple's predictability when it comes to introducing new models. In 2014, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus was launched early September and started selling soon after. The main reason for Apple's strategy is to keep up with competing brands in the smartphone industry.
PC Advisor rounds up in one report what is known so far about the upcoming Apple smartphone. The name of the new phone is unconfirmed, with speculation that the company may call it iPhone 6S or iPhone 7, or maybe even just the new iPhone. What the report points out with regards to the possible sizes of the new phone is that it will likely have a 4.7 inch version like the iPhone 6 and a 5.5 inch version like the iPhone 6 plus. It is more likely that it will not make any radical design changes from what the iPhone 6 looks like. more >>
"Final Fantasy XIV," the massive multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Square Enix, recently celebrated a major milestone. According to a report on Polygon, the game has breached the four million mark in terms of registered users. In the announcement, Square Enix noted that this number excludes those users who registered for a free trial only and counts those who have at least purchase a full version of the game.
To celebrate this milestone, the creators also announced that users who have previously subscribed, bought a full version of the game, but did not continue their subscription may log-in and return for free starting Feb. 27. The free log-in campaign will run for 10 days, until March 9. According to the report, it is one way for the game to bring in more active subscribers.
The offer is said to be available for users on all platforms: PC, PS4 and PS3. Users may check their account status on the Square Enix website to see if they qualify for the offer. more >>