The HTC One release on Verizon was canceled this week as the smartphone maker confirmed on its Twitter account that the carrier would not be offering the smartphone.
"The HTC One will not be available on the Verizon network, but have you seen the awesome #DROIDDNA?," tweeted HTC.
The other three major U.S. carriers will all offer the HTC One including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. However, the release date for the device was pushed back due to issues with components. more >>
The Google Nexus 7 2 rumors are once again piling up as analyst Paul Semenza claims the device will launch this year before the iPad Mini successor.
Google will release the tablet earlier in an attempt to beat Apple to the market. The iPad Mini with Retina display is expected to be introduced in the third of fourth quarter of this year.
Apple's next-generation mini tab will have around the same resolution as the third- and fourth-generation iPad models. Semenza belives that Google will also equip the new Nexus 7 with a powerful display. It could end up being close to the level of the Samsung Nexus 10 if Google chooses to mimic Apple's strategy. more >>
The iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S low-cost model will be released in six different colors.
KGI Securites analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is now claiming that his previous prediction which said that Apple was going to launch the cheap iPhone in 6 different colors could be slightly off as he says the number will be more in between 4-6. The company will offer the device in different colors in order to mimic the success of the iPod Touch.
Kuo also stated that the low-cost iPhone will feature a 4-inch display, but its exterior will be made from a super-thin plastic casing mixed with glass fiber. This will make it stronger and thinner than typical smartphone plastic casings, according to Kuo. more >>
LG issued a press release this week regarding the Optimus Pro G specs revealing that the device will feature eye recognition technology.
This feature will be similar to what Samsung showed off at the Galaxy S4 unveiling yesterday. This technology will be part of a bigger new multimedia known as Smart Video.
"Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer's eyes and automatically plays for (and) stops the video without any manual input from the user," wrote LG. "When the viewer's eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone display, the front camera recognizes this and immediately pauses the video automatically." more >>
A new study reveals religious and political views, sexual orientation, personality traits, intelligence, age, and even gender can be predicted from users' choice of what to hit "like" on Facebook.
The study performed by researchers at Nottingham University and Cambridge University used 58,000 volunteers who provided their Facebook "Likes," demographic information and their psychometric testing results, which is designed to highlight personality traits. The research was published in a journal by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) on March 11.
According to researchers David Stillwell and Michal Kosinski, the best predictors of high intelligence include liking "Thunderstorms," "The Colbert Report," "Science," and "Curly Fries," whereas low intelligence was indicated by "Sephora," "I Love Being A Mom," "Harley Davidson," and "Lady Antebellum." more >>
The Galaxy Note 8 Vs. iPad Mini battle is something Samsung wants everyone to pay attention to.
Despite the company's success with other mini tablets, Samsung decided to launch the Galaxy Note 8 to take Apple's iPad Mini head-on with a device around the same size.
Samsung released some images this week comparing the two devices and pointing out the advantages the Note 8 has over the iPad Mini. more >>