Qualcomm cuts $100 off its Toq smartwatch price

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Qualcomm-Toq-Smartwatch-order-nowQualcomm announced its Toq smartwatch last year and made it available for sale back in December 2013 for a price of $350, which was quite expensive. However, Qualcomm has now cut $100 off its original price bringing it down to $249.

The timing may not be a coincidence after we heard a report that HTC might unveil a smartwatch based on the Qualcomm Toq at MWC 2014. With a price tag of $249, the Toq smartwatch is a dollar more expensive than its competitor, the Pebble Steel. The Toq smartwatch features a color touchscreen display that is always active and on while lasting for a couple of days between charges due to a Mirasol low power display fitted to the device. » Read the rest

Compatibility fix comes in Galaxy Note 3 update for third-party accessories

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The update to Android 4.4 KitKat on the Galaxy Note 3 was a welcome change for the device, which had all the latest hardware, but lacked the latest software. However, while the update did a whole lot of good, it also brought upon an issue that disabled compatibility with third-party accessories.

Samsung began rolling out an update to fix the issue today. It also fixes a bug that prevented apps from writing to external storage on KitKat. Obviously this problem shouldn’t have come up in the first place, but it’s good news that Samsung jumped on it so quickly. The update’s build number is N9005XXUENB3. To check if your phone can grab the update, go to Settings -> General -> About device -> Software update.

Source: SamMobile

Chromecast now available from Amazon for $30

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If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Chromecast in the past few days, now may be the time to do it. The device is currently available on Amazon for $30. There doesn’t appear to be any side-deals on this one, like there have been in the past, which include Google Play Credit, rebates, etc.

With Chromecast’s SDK now available to the public, the device is as valuable as it’ll ever be, until of course the next model comes out. If you’re down to dongle, head on over to Amazon and grab one.

Source: Amazon

Dead Zebra announces 10-inch MEGA Android figurines

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The latest figurine in Dead Zebra’s Android figurine line is the relatively massive MEGA Android figurine. These figures stand 10 inches tall, which is quite a bit larger than the standard Dead Zebra collectibles.

The MEGA figure is just a standard Android robot, so there’s no design to this one, but that will likely change in the coming months. » Read the rest

Android powered coffee table preparing for release

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Over the past few years, Microsoft has managed to get their operating system on to giant coffee table like devices. After shifting the Surface name over to their tablet line of devices, the Windows coffee tables are now dubbed PixelSense devices. 3M and Ideum decided the world of computer powered coffee tables could use some variety and they are now preparing a couple Android powered devices for consumers. » Read the rest

HTC Double Dip lets you customize a case for your HTC One

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htc_double_dipTrying to combat the extreme customization options of the Moto X, HTC has come out with Double Dip. It’s not nearly to the level of the Moto X, but Double Dip lets you customize the colors of the top, bottom, and middle of a case for the HTC One. The original Double Dip case came with a red top, light grey middle, and dark grey bottom, but now there are 6 different colors to choose from: Glacier Gray, Neon Lemon, Atlantis (green), Bright Peach (pink), Navy Blazer (blue), and Pastel Blue (Holoyolo).

Cases are $30, and you can create your own via the source link below.

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Huawei to unveil smartwatch and smartphone at Mobile World Congress later this month

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We thought Huawei would be unveiling the successor to the Ascend P6, the Ascend P7, later this month at Mobile World Congress— instead, they’ll be launching another phone, alongside a brand new smartwatch.

Details aren’t yet available on either device, and we’d expect that most would be more interested in the smartwatch of the two. It looks as though Huawei, Apple’s main Asian competitor, will be beating Apple to the wearable market, at least in Asia.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted on all of this, especially because, as always, leaked specs and photos should be coming relatively soon.

Source: Wall Street Journal