This year, HTC and Apple are set to release new flagship phones which promise to be even better than their predecessors. Though some can't wait to get their hands on the latest devices from these two tech giants, others are opting to snap up earlier releases as they have become become more affordable, and the specs aren't bad either.
Here, we take a look at the HTC One E8 and the Apple iPhone 5C. Compared to their all-metal siblings, both smartphones are encased in plastic shells but have the chops to compete with other blockbuster devices in the market.
Design: The One E8 is the plastic version of the HTC One M8. The phone curves softly at the edges and is available in Polar White, Maldives Blue, Electric Crimson, and Misty Gray. It measures 5.76 x 2.78 x 0.39 inches and weighs 5.11 ounces. more >>
Prototypes for the camera modules to be used for the Project Ara have been revealed.
Toshiba is the company behind the newly released prototype camera modules. They have also provided Project Ara's developer, Google, with switch and bridge ASICs for the phone's on-board network.
Toshiba is working on two different kinds of camera modules for Project Ara. more >>
The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be released on March 1.
The device is expected to be officially announced at the Samsung "Unpacked" event at the MWC 2015. The Mobile World Congress will be held in Barcelona.
An invite sent for the event displays an image of a curved silhouette with the caption, "What's next." more >>
The preview of the Windows 10 update for phones is now available to Insider program members.
The first build of the Windows 10 update for phones features the same cohesive design together with several technical upgrades.
It will even feature universal apps capable of functioning on either platform. Microsoft Office documents can also be edited on all connected devices. more >>
The "Defenders" downloadable content package for "Resogun" is now available.
The "Defenders" downloadable content package is the second for the game. It follows the "Heroes" package released back in June.
The second package will also be the last for the game. more >>
Crystal Dynamics announced plans to update The "Rise of the Tomb Raider" the franchise's trademark puzzle and challenge-filled environment.
The game is also expected to take advantage of the "open world" trend present in more and more games being released.
Noah Hughes, "Tomb Raider's" Creative Director, commented on the plans the company has to evolve the kind of gameplay fans of the franchise have grown to love. He said, "Our goals for combat are to give players as many opportunities as they can to engage combat on their own terms. We wanted to push on the pre-combat phase before Lara is spotted." more >>