U.K.'s Carphone Warehouse used to sell the BlackBerry Priv exclusively since the phone was launched in November 2015. They were the only other retailer selling the device outside of Shop BlackBerry, the company's official online store. Recently however, this exclusivity seemed to have ended as the device is now available from other online retailers in the U.K., according to a report in CrackBerry.
The report listed other online retailers such as Mobile Phones Direct and Unlocked Mobiles now carrying the device. UK's mobile carrier, Vodafone, is also selling the device.
Through online retailer Unlocked Mobiles, the device can be bought unlocked and SIM free for only £545 (or $785), which, according to the report, is £14 cheaper than what is on offer at Shop BlackBerry and even Carphone Warehouse. Unlocked Mobiles also has international shipping available, so technically, they can offer the device to other countries where the device is not yet available. The device comes with a two-year warranty. Consumers in the UK can get the device the next day, if they place their order before 5 p.m. the day before. more >>
The next game in the "Hitman" series of video games is coming this March 2016. Initially, the game was going to be released as a full game when it arrives for PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 11, but the game's publisher Square Enix and developer Io Interactive recently announced that the game will instead be "fully episodic," according to a report in GameSpot.
Instead of getting all the missions in one drop, only the prologue and the first mission will be released on launch. The other missions, Io Interactive promised, will be available in the upcoming content which will come later in the year.
The Italy and Morocco missions that were supposed to be included at launch will now come much later. The Italy mission is scheduled for April while the Morocco mission is said to be scheduled in May. According to Io Interactive, they will be providing what they call "regular monthly content updates" throughout the whole year. These monthly updates will include new settings such as Thailand, the United States and Japan. There will also conduct weekly live events and other content in between the regular monthly updates. more >>
Korean device manufacturer LG is teasing that something "playful" is happening on February 21, one day before the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Through the company's Facebook page, a "Save the Date" post was shared, indicating that they have an announcement to make on February 21, the day when "Play begins." According to a Tech Times report, companies usually make their big announcement ahead of the start of the Congress in order to get more media attention ahead of other companies. LG is no exception.
Last year, the company was mum about what its next flagship, the LG G5, looks like, leaving consumers with just rumors and unsubstantiated reports about the phone's specs and design. With this recent news, LG has somewhat confirmed that it is indeed unveiling its flagship during the MWC. Rumors have been pointing to a launch particularly during the said event.
LG also confirmed in another report that they are indeed launching the LG G5 in Barcelona. Given that the launch date is quite near, the report speculates that LG may release official information about the device within the next few weeks. more >>
The latest mid-range smartphone of Xiaomi, the Xiaomi Redmi 3, may have just found its toughest competitor in Lenovo's new Lemon 3 smartphone. According to a Tech Times report, the new Lemon 3 boasts of the same specs as the Redmi 3 plus the same price point of $105. It is certainly shaping up to be a good option for a mid-range smartphone.
According to a Gadgets 360 report, the Lenovo Lemon 3 is equipped with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, which, according to the report, is better than the Redmi 3's 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset paired with 2 GB of RAM. In terms of internal storage, the device has 16 GB onboard storage which is expandable via a microSD card.
The device has similar cameras with the Redmi 3, namely a 13-megapixel main rear facing camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. The Lemon 3 has a 2,750 mAh non-removable battery and comes pre-installed with Android 5.1 Lollipop. more >>
"Star Fox Zero" was supposed to be out late 2015, but Platinum Games needed more time to polish the game, so the release date was pushed back again. Now, it appears that the Wii U game will be made available on July 15.
French retailer Micromania has listed "Star Fox Zero" under a July 15 release date, prompting rumors that the official release date has been moved once again from the previously expected April 2016 schedule, according to WCCF Tech.
So far, Micromania is the only retailer listing "Star Fox Zero" with the July 15 schedule. Amazon, Best Buy, and other online retailers still list the game with an April 22 release date, The Bitbag reports. more >>
"Cobalt" will finally be released for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Steam on Feb. 2.
The action-based multiplayer game will finally be available for $19.99 at the Xbox Games Store and Steam on Feb. 2. As of now, "Cobalt" is still being developed by Oxeye Game Studio and it will be published by Mojang, according to Win Beta.
"Cobalt" comes after "Agent Cobalt" and will include several game modes. This will include Capture the Plug, TeamStrike, Deathmatch, Adventure, and Survival. In the Survival mode, players will be tasked to shoot down a series of waves of enemies. The difficulty will increase as the game moves on. While they can opt to play solo, they can also increase their chances of surviving by choosing the local co-op, Tech Times reports. more >>