Sony quietly released its new 4G-LTE version of its Xperia E4 smartphone this month, announcing it will be available in the market by April.
Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer, Sony Mobile Communications unveiled its 4G-enabled Xperia E4 without fanfare early this February. The Sony Xperia E4G comes in both single and dual-SIM variants and will be priced at €129 ($147) when it is officially released at retailers in April.
The new handset is touted to be an amalgamation of the company's earlier launched budget smartphone, Xperia E4 and higher-end 4G LTE connectivity. more >>
It has already been known that the much awaited Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung are slated to be unveiled this coming March 1 at the MWC 2015 in Barcelona. But when it comes to the date to when the smartphone will arrive in the shelves around the world, the information remains hazy and speculative.
A recent tech rumor from IBNLive indicated that the anticipated handsets might be shipped earlier in India sometime in the second week of April.
Citing their sources, the site claimed that the next-generation phones from the South Korean tech giant "will be up for pre-booking for a couple of weeks" starting from March before it hits the country's market in April. more >>
While Acer has not been known to be a mobile phone manufacturer, it was able to develop a number of handsets over the previous years. However, the company may be trying to tread on new ground, if the latest rumors are to be believed.
In a new report by Phone Arena, it looks like the manufacturer is preparing a Windows Phone-operated handset by the time the Mobile World Congress kicks in next week.
In the report, the device will specifically run the latest Windows 10 OS for smartphones, which Microsoft has introduced earlier this year. more >>
"Elder Scrolls Online," a subscription-only online multi-player role playing game recently announced that it will become free to play by March 17. This means that newcomers who wish to play the game no longer need to pay regular subscription fees, but will still be required to make a one-time purchase of the game's software. Old subscribers to the online game, however, will no longer need to spend anything more beyond March 17.
As reported in Forbes, there will still be a "premium membership service" as well as "selling of downloadable content and customization" features for those players who want to avail of it.
The report also says that this recent news was "not surprising," because the subscription-only formula that the game's creator originally launched in April 2014 was said to be difficult to sustain. As it is, gamers need to shell out between $60 (for the "Standard Edition") to $100 (for the "Imperial Edition") for the software, plus a monthly subscription fee of $14.99, which the report said was too high a price for a game. more >>
Samsung has a great track record when it comes to launching supersized smartphones with impressive displays and specs. This holds true for the Korean company's 2013 release, the Galaxy Grand 2, which looks a lot like the Note 3.
Meanwhile, Sony has also gone into the phablet market with its Z series, and the Xperia Z2 delivers what it promises—it's fast, stylish, and powerful.
Here, we compare the two handsets. more >>
The Moto G is Motorola's budget smartphone that has continued to impress with its hardware specs and design. Meanwhile, Asus has just released a new device at CES 2015—the Zenfone 2, which is described to be a powerful phone that is reasonably priced for the budget conscious tech fan.
Here, we compare the two phones:
Design: The Moto G has rounded corners and an arched back, making it extremely comfortable to hold. The phone has flat sides and fifteen possible backplate covers so you can change them according to your whim. The phone measures 5.6 x 2.8 x 0.43 inches and weighs 149 grams. more >>