HTC is a force to be reckoned with as the company continues to roll out innovative devices that rival those from other companies. Recently, it launched the Desire Eye, touted as the ultimate "selfie phone" in the market. But apart from that distinction, it is also a powerful Android device in its own right.
The smart phone features a two-toned plastic body with rounded sides and a matte finish. It measures 5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches and weighs 5.43 ounces. Along the edge of the phone are the buttons for Power, Volume, and Camera, while the opposite side has the nano SIM and microSD card slots.
The Desire Eye is water-resistant as it carries an IPX7 water-resistance rating, and it can stand to be submerged into one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The display measures 5.2 inches and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. more >>
Since Apple and Samsung have started dominating the smartphone market, other companies have started stepping up their game to gain a bigger share of the profits generated from new smartphone releases, and BlackBerry is definitely one of them.
BlackBerry is long overdue when it comes to releasing a new device since its last high end smartphone, the BlackBerry Z3, has been released over a year ago. Now, it has been reported by N4BB that the company is developing a new high-end, all-touch handset, which would make it the second BlackBerry device fitting that description since the Z3.
"I am happy to exclusively reveal BlackBerry is in fact working on a new, high-end, all-touch codenamed "Rio," Writes Lucas Atkins. "Details, specs or otherwise any other specifics surrounding the "Savior" slate device are slim at this time." more >>
Smartphone manufacturers usually stick to a yearly product cycle where they release one phone every year, usually during the fourth quarter. Sony, however, has taken a bizarre move and switched to a bi-annual six-month product cycle and started the switch off by releasing the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.
The Xperia Z3 was not really much of an improvement as critics have pointed out but will give those entering the Sony market a choice to opt for either the highly-rated Xperia Z2 or the slightly improved Xperia Z3. Of course, with a new handset every six months, rumors about the next handset will always be around.
Right now, there are already spec rumors of the Xperia Z4, Sony's next flagship model. More likely than not, the Z4 will be making its debut during MWC 2015. more >>
Nokia was once been a titan in the mobile phone industry but everything had changed when smartphones entered the market. Their Lumia line had been popular with die-hard Nokia fans but since Microsoft purchased its smartphone division a few months ago, the Finnish phone company was at a loss on what to make next – until recently.
During the Slush 2014 conference in Finland, Nokia introduced the N1, a tablet running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is a full aluminum metal build, a 7.9-inch IPS LCD screen with a display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 chip with a quad-core 2.3GHz processor and a PowerVR G6430 GPU.
A 32GB internal storage variant is available with 2GB of RAM. There is no microSD card support though. The sleek, rounded edges of the Nokia tablet has the feel of the older Apple devices and it's quite thin at 6.9-millimeters. The tablet is available in Natural Aluminum and Lava Gray colors. more >>
People are still out buying the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but there are already rumors about an iPhone 7. While the next Apple flagship won't be coming until next year, as per Apple's annual product cycles, spec details and release rumors are already making its rounds on the web.
First, there are speculations that the iPhone 7 will be called an iPhone 6S instead. However, there are also rumors that Apple is considering the option to drop the "S" naming convention as it has only been perceived negatively. Rhe next iPhone could also be called the iPhone Air, seeing as how Apple is managing to make an "Air" version of the Macbook and the iPad.
As for a release, if Apple follows its yearly product cycles, the iPhone 7 will come out on September 2015. There are speculations however that the Cupertino company might consider a bi-annual release instead of the usual yearly release. more >>
Android Lollipop first came out with the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9, a pure Android experience on a pure Android phone but recently, the mobile OS has been causing problems for most other devices. Being a new software, people went out and upgraded the first chance they got but now, they are warning others not to upgrade as problems have been surfacing here and there.
While not all phones are experiencing problems with the Lollipop, some have been reporting that their devices have been slowing down, while others claim that some of their apps have become broken or vanished altogether due to the update.
The Nexus 5 earlier on was one of the first devices to get the update but was immediately bogged down by a bug where the battery life was mysteriously drained. Upon closer inspection, the drain was caused by "miscellaneous" use. more >>