First photos of Geeksphone Revolution leaked

geeksphone_revolutionThe first photos of the Geeksphone Revolution, a smartphone that will dual-boot Android OS and Firefox OS, have leaked online by German site Mobile Geeks. The Revolution will come in black and white, and will be equipped with a 4.7-inch IPS qHD display, a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor, and a 2000mAh battery.

There will be three capacitive buttons on the front of the slightly curved device, which will reportedly come at a budget-friendly price. The Revolution is just the latest in a wave of popular dual-booting devices, and it’s certainly one to keep an eye on.

Source: Mobile Geeks
Via: TechnoBuffalo



Chromebook 11 re-appears in Play Store, overheating issues fixed

Chromebook 11

Remember when Google and HP recalled the Chromebook 11 because of overheating charger issues? Well the device is back and better than ever with a (hopefully) perfectly working charger— you can get one now for $279, the same price it was being offered for before.

If you need a refresher on the specs, it packs an Exynos 5250 processor, 2GB RAM, a 1366 x 768 display.

Some extra information just came in as well— Best Buy has the Chromebook 11 with Verizon LTE connectivity listed online as well. This variant costs $379 with a potential $50 mail-in rebate. You can add it to a shared data plan for only $10 if you’re up for it.

Source: Play Store / Best Buy

‘Nextbit’ team of superstars promises to “build something bigger” for mobile


If you haven’t heard of Nextbit, we won’t blame you. However, you might want to keep an eye on the up-and-coming company in the future.

Supported by a team of former tech giant employees including Google, Apple, Amazon and Dropbox, the company just received an $18 million dollar investment from Accel and Google Ventures as it looks to “build something bigger.”

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite confirmed thanks to released user manual

Galaxy Tab 3 Lite User manual

Samsung still hasn’t officially announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, but thanks to their Polish website releasing the user manual for the device a little early, we’re pretty sure it’s real. The Tab 3 Lite (model number SM-T110) is also up for preorder from a Polish retailer, who was also kind enough to confirm the specs of the budget tablet.

For roughly $165, you’ll get a dual-core Marvell CPU, a 7-inch 600 x 1024 screen (ouch), 1 GB of RAM, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It’s a far cry from the Pro tablets Samsung just unveiled, but that’s obviously not the market Samsung is going for with this Lite tablet.

Are you planning on picking one of these up to replace an older Galaxy Tab, or are you waiting to see what else Samsung has in store for a 2014 7 inch tablet?

source: Phone Arena

Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 reveal may be in New York City in March, but it could be in London too


Despite a previous rumor claiming that Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 would be revealed in London, a new report says the event will actually be in New York City. This comes from ZDnet Korea who says that a high-ranking Samsung executive gave them the information. It could also be that Samsung is holding events in both New York City and London. They did something similar with the Galaxy Gear and Note 3 reveal during their IFA 2013 keynote. Samsung had the huge reveal in Berlin and hosted a press event in New York City at the same time.

While we didn’t think it would be held at Mobile World Congress next month, the executive explained that MWC is a time for meetings, not announcements. In Samsung’s eyes, yes. But for others, it is a time to make announcements. Rumors suggest that Sony is going to unveil their 2014 flagship smartphone and tablet at Mobile World Congress next month.

Source: ZDnet Korea (translated)
Via: TechRadar

Image of Verizon’s Nexus 7 leaks, there really is no branding (finally)


Yesterday, @evleaks let the world know that the Nexus 7 “is about to be added to the Verizon lineup” very soon. He also said that it would not have any Verizon branding. Well, it is true. He tweeted the image above and there really is no branding from Big Red. It doesn’t even look like Verizon’s 4G LTE icon is present. A great sign for their customers. Now, if only we knew what Google and Verizon are working on for this year… Read more

Nexus 10 specs leak with image, but it is likely just a hoax


Earlier today, Twitter’s @evleaks posted the image of above, seemingly the new Nexus 10 tablet (although he could not verify). Alongside the image were some specifications that would be included in the Samsung-made tablet. They include Samsung’s Exynos 5 processor with 3GB of RAM, 5MP rear / 3MP front cameras, and a display with 2560×1600 pixels. Incredible, right?

However, the tweet was shortly pulled and @evleaks wanted to clear something up. Apparently the information made its way to “multiple publications, along with slightly differing ‘corroborating evidence'” and thus deeming that “signs of a hoax.”

Nothing to see here, folks. Move on with your day. Read more

HP may release 6-inch phablet with quad-core CPU for $200


After struggling in the mobile market, it really looks like HP is embracing Android to reverse its fortunes. They’ve already released several budget Android tablets, and according to the latest rumors, they’re going to be getting into the budget-phablet contest in emerging markets.

The HP Slate 6 Voice Tab, lengthy name aside, is going to be a 6-inch phone/tablet hybrid with a quad-core Marvell processor, a 720p screen, and dual-sim support. It’s also set to be released in the $200 price range. Between the price tag and the dual-sim card support, this likely means it’s going to be HP’s go-to device in places like India and China where premium flagship phones don’t account for much of the market share.

No word on release date just yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

source: Phone Arena