More HTC M7 news as we close in on HTC’s New York City event next week where the device is expected to officially debut. This bit of news involves the camera technology HTC is incorporating into the M7. Traditionally buyers have become used to assessing the quality of a phone based on the megapixels, with a larger number generally regarded as better. Leaked specifications indicate the M7 will have a 13-megapixel camera, which is not too shabby. However, reports now indicate that HTC will actually use a camera measured in “Ultrapixels.” » Read the rest
Anytime a company releases some big, well-kept secret, you know it’s going to fly to every corner of the internet in roughly 6 seconds. Qualcomm made this mistake earlier today, with their leaked roadmap referring to a Spring release for “Key Lime Pie” several times. Oops. They tried to clean it up pretty quickly by using lawyers to demand the copyrighted materials be pulled from the internet, but the cat’s out of the bag, and there’s no better way to confirm a rumor than by panicking about it. Oops again. Of course, this back up everyone’s suspicion that Google will unveil the latest flavor of Android at Google I/O in May, as well as revealing that mysterious X-Phone. Just a few more months to wait, folks.
ASUS’ rumored MemoPad 10 has been revealed today in a set of leaked press photos, outing the as-of-yet unannounced tablet. According to recent leaks, the MemoPad 10 is expected to feature a 10.1-inch 1,280 x 800 IPS LCD panel, a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU and 1GB of RAM. Also included is 16GB of on board storage, a MicroSD slot for further memory expansion, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel font facing shooter. » Read the rest
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Googlorola’s mysterious “X” smartphone, so it’s fitting that we’ve gotten some new juicy details about the device. According to the wunderguru Sniggly, there are already working models of the upcoming handset somewhere out there in the wild as part of the smartphone’s extensive testing process. It appears that Google is pulling no stops as it is intent on making a phone that features great battery life and is durable— something that most smartphones of today lack, but Motorola clearly emphasizes with its long line of smartphones featuring Kevlar backings and great battery lives. In addition, the phone is rumored to have a screen size around 4.8-inches, a quad-core processor, and a microSD card slot with the possibility that the internal storage is rumored to go up to a 128 GB version. Oh and those of you afraid of this upcoming device having a crummy camera can fear no more as Motorola/Google are expected to feature a much better camera sensor… perhaps even one of those new Sony Exmor sensors that the tech world has been raving about.
We still have a long ways to go before the device is expected to be announced– but boy you just can’t help but get giddy at the expected May 15th announcement date– especially for you Verizon customers.
HTC CEO Peter Chou has done his bit to added to the HTC M7 fever that continues to ratchet up in advance of an HTC event scheduled for later this month. At a year end celebration held by HTC, Chou got on stage and whipped out the new phone to take a picture of the crowd while playfully mentioning it was “a great opportunity for testing.” Chou also congratulated the M7 team for putting in extra work to wrap things up so production could start. He also touched on some of the challenges of the past year for HTC, which has seen its financial performance nosedive. However, Chou thinks HTC can rebound, let by the M7. Hit the break for the video of Chou with the forthcoming HTC M7.
You didn’t think the M7 would be the only phone HTC would offer this year did you? We just got word on two more phones, codenamed M4 and G2. We probably won’t see these guys at the launch events on February 19, but they should hit stores this spring.
The M4 is going to sit just below the M7, much like the One S was to the One X. It will feature a 4.3-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens, 1.6MP front camera, and a 1700mAh battery.
It appears April is going to be a big year for Android fans as it appears that is when we will be seeing Sammy’s “Next Big Thing” finally being revealed. Thanks to our friends at PhoneArena, we have a few photos indicating a major raffle that’s happening at a New Zealand mobile retailer in which the lucky winner will receive a brand-spankin’ new Galaxy S IV smartphone. While that part may not mean much— the raffle is expected to end on April 8th, which falls in line with a rumored April release date. In addition, there’s word of another UK retailer set to launch the device between the 15th and 22nd of April as well.
So yes friends, it’s looking more and more like that March event is shaping up to be the formal introduction of what will be the world’s best smartphone to the masses. Let’s just hope we here in the States won’t need to wait too long after the initial launch.
Well, it’s that time of year again and I’m not talking about the Super Bowl. I’m referring to that time of year when everyone’s wondering what’s Samsung got under their sleeve now? Check out the teaser below where Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen, two of Hollywood’s funniest comedians team up to bring you this year’s Super Bowl ad for Samsung’s “Next Big Thing“.
Dubbed “The Big Game”, this multi-million dollar spot will air at half time for this year’s kick-off between the San Francisco “50 minus 1ers” and the Baltimore “Blackbirds.” Who? Yeah, it’s gotten a little nuts but check out the video of the teaser below and it’ll all make sense. And as usual, in typical Samsung style, our curiosity is peaked once more as we’re dying to know what the mega smartphone manufacturer is going to showcase. Here’s to being patient for the day to arrive and if history has any indication, we’re sure they’ll take a little bite out of Apple during the air. I’m really looking forward to that. Samsung has proven before their ads can be effective with the launch of the Galaxy S III and Note/Note II devices. Not only were people walking around saying “dude, you’re a Barista” for months, but it’s definitely swayed many towards the larger screen when push came to shove. I think the numbers can attest to that. » Read the rest
Those of you out there who are big fans of dual-SIM phones are going to be excited by the outing of LG’s latest upcoming device. The device is identified as the Optimus L7 II Dual and is a follow-up to the L-series of smartphones that were launched last year. LG will equip the dual-SIM device with some noteworthy features including a 4.3-inch IPS display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera and Jelly Bean running the show. The smartphone will be available by mid-February in Russian markets for about 12,990 rubles (approximately $430 USD)– but there’s no word on if or when the device will be available in other markets worldwide.
I think Sony gets the prize for using just about every letter in the alphabet. I dare anyone to rattle off all the phones they have released in the past two years. My family tree is less complicated than Sony’s chart of phones. It looks like Sony has no intentions of slowing down because word is they plan on adding Xperia SP and the Xperia L to the mix.
The Xperia SP will feature a transparent bar so it will be in the NXT series, and since there is an “S” in the name, it will be similar to the Xperia S. It will feature a 720p display, a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, and Adreno 320 grahics. The codename is Huashan and the model is C530X (C5302, C5303, C5306).
The Xperia L is going to be a lower-end phone. It will feature a FWVGA (854 x 480) display, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and Adreno 305 graphics. No word on the codename, but the model is C210X (C2104 and C2105).