We have good news for the people interested in pickup up the HTC Desire 610 in the United States. According to @evleaks, AT&T will be carrying the device when it reaches here. As of now, it is unknown if other carriers will elect to offer the Desire 610. This mid-range handset will have a 4.7-inch qHD display and a Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM. There are 8MP/1.3MP cameras and the Desire 610 will be available in multiple colors. » Read the rest
We’ve been excited to see NVIDIA’s 64-bit Tegra K1 processor in action ever since it was announced back in January, but benchmarks have been scarce and it’s obviously not in any devices just yet. Fortunately for our curiosity, an AnTuTu benchmark for a device with the 64-bit K1 processor has shown up, and it looks every bit as impressive as NVIDIA made it out to be two months ago.
The 64-bit chip showed up with a benchmark score of 43617, which is about 10k points higher than the Snapdragon 800 found in the current crop of flagship devices, and a few thousand points ahead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 and 801 chips. In certain CPU tests, the K1 faltered a bit compared to quad-core processors, but since it’s only a dual-core CPU, it makes sense. However, each of those cores still outperforms other quad-core processors, and the RAM test for the K1 was insanely high, so multitasking will be a great selling point for devices with this chip. » Read the rest
One day, we might all be wearing some sort of smart glasses such as Google Glass, the Galaxy Glass, and/or something else. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to sit and listen to a bunch of people dictating their emails and text messages, so what’s the solution? You can whip out your phone, but that might be too tiring for some people. What if you could just type in the air with your fingers?
Well, Samsung might have a solution for that. A recent patent application shows an augmented reality keyboard that could be used in their version of Glass, which I presume would be called Galaxy Glass or Gear Glass. The patent is titled Input Method and Apparatus of Portable Device was submitted at the World Intellectual Property (WIPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
When we first heard that Motorola was going to be hosting a little event at MWC we were unsure as to what they would be chatting about. With the Lenovo deal fresh on everyone’s mind we hoped that we’d find out more on that. However discussions held at the short event went in a different direction. There was talk of the Moto G’s success, the next-gen Moto X in the works, and even a moment on wearables.
For those that missed the event, Motorola has finally uploaded it to its YouTube account. We have that video for you after the break. If you have a half an hour to kill, then this may be right up your alley.
International users of the Galaxy S 4 have something to get excited about today. It appears the S4 is receiving KitKat in Belgium, Greece, Malaysia and Poland. The file size is different depending on the region, so you can expect anywhere from 362 to 424 MB.
This is probably a staged rollout, so don’t get upset if it’s not available to you right away. Let us know if you got it.
We’re beating a dead horse at this point, but HTC has had another pretty awful month in terms of revenue. In February 2014, HTC’s revenues totaled roughly NT$7.22 billion, or $238 million in US currency, down 26% from February last year and down roughly 25% from what HTC reported just last month. In the first two months of 2014, HTC has made NT$16.89 billion in revenue, significantly down from the NT$26.9 billion it had generated at this point last year.
Things just keep looking worse and worse for HTC, and despite the HTC One being arguably the best device of 2013, they just can’t hold their own against the bigger dogs in the fight like Samsung and Apple. I don’t think things can get too much worse for HTC, so the All New One might be the only thing standing between a bankruptcy or a buyout for the company.
source: HTC Investors
If you were worried about Lenovo releasing an Ashton Kutcher-inspired smartphone, we have some good news. Despite a previous report, Kutcher will not be working with the company on smartphones; however, he will actually be working with Lenovo on tablets. Ray Gorman, Lenovo’s President of External Communication, tells Pocket-link that “the development agreement Lenovo has with Ashton Kutcher is for tablets only, and not for smartphones.” So get ready for some Ashton Kutcher-inspired tablets later this year.
According to Webtrek, Xiaomi’s upcoming tablet may be a formidable budget tablet with a large screen. Also, you can see a shot of the device’s backside above. This 9.2-inch tablet is slated to have 1280×720 resolution and run Android 4.3 out of the box; however, Xiaomi’s own overlay will likely take precedent of the software. Running the show is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM. This processor will be clocked at 1.6GHz. And internally is 8GB of storage. The rear camera has seven megapixels and the front has one and a half megapixels.
Hit the break for a chart of the leaked specifications. » Read the rest
After experiencing some leaks, LG’s G Pad 8.3 is finally heading to Verizon on March 6. From that date through March 10, the tablet will be available for $99 with a new two-year contract. It will then cost $199. And if you are not interested in signing away two years of your life, Verizon will have the LG G Pad 8.3 available for $299 without a new two-year contract. In case you forgot, the G Pad 8.3 has gorgeous full HD IPS display and a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM.
Source: Verizon Wireless
Remember all the rumors that the Galaxy S 5 would have two versions? Well that still could happen, but Oppo isn’t holding anything back with the Find 7. They posted a teaser image via Weibo that leaves nothing on the table. Each version will sport a different display and processor. One version will get a 1080p (1920 x 1080) display while the more upscale version will get a 1440p (2560 x 1440) display.