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HTC One M8 Eye could be released outside of China, but not in the West

HTC One M8 Eye could be released outside of China, but not in the West Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:58 AM

The ‘Eye’ version of the HTC One M8 comes with both 13MP cameras The HTC One M8 phone with improved EYE’s cameras and photo features popped up surprisingly on a Chinese site a few days ago causing growing excitement among customers. Today, all of them should feel less excited about this handset due to one major reason. Speaking for Fudzilla, an HTC product manager sheds more light on this smartphone and company’s plans for its market placement. It seems that HTC…

Philips I966 Aurora presented in China

Philips I966 Aurora presented in China Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:36 AM

A great smartphone you cannot buy Philips doesn’t have big traditions in developing phones and mobile devices but this is about to change… at least in some degree. A new model called I966 Aurora has just popped up online, making us a bit jealous because it won’t be released outside China. Philips I966 Aurora is a 5.5 inch device with a quad HD resolution. Powering the handset is the quad – core Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.5 GHz with…

Samsung unveils the low-class Galaxy Core Max

Samsung unveils the low-class Galaxy Core Max Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Samsung targets the entry level segment with a cheap 4.8-inch Galaxy The low-cost smartphone market is very important for any company’ success, and this is true especially in price sensitive countries like India, in Latin America, Eastern Europe and other places. Samsung has had an experience launching cheap products – the Core line-up for example. Now, the Korean giant is on the way to present another member of this family, the Core Max, in a bid to capture additional sales…

The new LG AKA phone will be watching you

The new LG AKA phone will be watching you Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:51 AM

LG AKA to come with a pair of eyes that watching you We have seen different bold design approaches from OEMs in order to capture users’ attention in particular market segments. Phones with buttons on the back side, strange textured backs, unusual body shapes, and many more. LG is on the way to announce one of those strange looking phones. Called AKA, this would be an entirely new line-up that will include phones with EYES on the back. These eyes…

Droid Turbo by Motorola leaked ahead of launch for Verizon Wireless

Droid Turbo by Motorola leaked ahead of launch for Verizon Wireless Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Old-fashioned design but killer specs for Motorola Droid Turbo Motorola is gearing up to launch a new model that will debut on Verizon Wireless in the US. Called Droid Turbo, the phone will be offered in several colors including red and black, as per the leaked renders. Earlier this month, Verizon sent press invites for a special event where we might see this particular Smartphone. Motorola Droid Turbo is set to launch on October 28, but we already have a…

iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 go on sale

iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 go on sale Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Pre-order now and get your new tablet sometime next week The day following Apple’ event on October 16th marked the beginning of the pre-orders for both new tablets – Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. If you place your order on Apple web Store now, you can expect a delivery next week. The Air 2 starts from $499 for the base 16GB WiFi-only version, to 699$ for the 128GB model. The Mini 3 costs at least $399 (for…

Lenovo to start a new smartphone brand

Lenovo to start a new smartphone brand Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Lenovo to announce a new brand for China and other markets As Lenovo now officially owns the Motorola name which is still recognizable in the States, the company’s logical move is to try to further popularize the brand by expanding its portfolio of smartphones and starting more aggressive marketing campaigns. Maybe because of the brand value, Google has chosen Motorola for its latest Nexus phone (the Nexus 6). The same doesn’t apply to many of the key markets. In China,…

Android 5.0 Lollipop announced as the most ambitions mobile platform to date

Android 5.0 Lollipop announced as the most ambitions mobile platform to date Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Google presented the latest version of Android called Lollipop Without a special press event and fanfares, Google unveiled its new OS version named after a popular dessert – Lollipop. This approach was expected considering the fact we knew everything about the OS from June 2014. With Android 5.0, Google promises more flexibility for both developers and users. This very ambitious platform opens more than 5000 APIs to any interested developers, so you can expect more customization options and extended capabilities…

Nexus 6 with Android 5.0 Lollipop is now official

Nexus 6 with Android 5.0 Lollipop is now official Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:14 AM

The 6-inch Nexus will be available for purchase in late October Google has presented its new smartphone – the Nexus 6. Made by Motorola, this is a real phablet, bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus and the Note 3. The design reminds of Moto X with some cosmetic changes. There is a metal band around the sides, the circular Moto X logo at the rear, and a 13MP camera module above. Up front, we are looking at a 6-inch screen…

Samsung’s latest products coming to NTT in Japan

Samsung’s latest products coming to NTT in Japan Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:27 AM

Flagship Samsung products headed to Japan NTT Docomo in Japan will become one of the first carriers in the world to offer three of the latest additions to the Samsung’s line-up. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 Active, and Galaxy Tab 8.4 will be coming to NTT’s portfolio in October/November, and most likely before the American and other key markets. Galaxy S5 Active is set to launch first, on October 4th. This is a device quite similar to the regular…