ePrice and Amazon Germany post the price of the LG L70, will be available from April 1

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When LG announced the L Series III comprised of three mid-range smartphones at the MWC event last month, they didn’t mention the pricing of the LG L70 or when the device would be available for sale.

According to ePrice, the LG L70 will carry a price tag of $163 in Taiwan and will be up for sale starting from April 1. On the other hand, Amazon Germany has also listed the price of the device at $246, which is more expensive than what ePrice suggested. However, the availability date hasn’t been mentioned on Amazon’s site but it seems that it will also have the L70 in stock from April 1.

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Latest promotional video for HTC All New One shows off HTC Zoe

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HTC has released another “technical translation” video to keep the hype train going for the March 25th unveiling of the All New One. The previous videos in this marketing campaign have gone over improvements to BoomSound, the premium metal body, and the Ultrapixel camera of the device. The fourth video recaps one of the coolest software features of the original HTC One: Zoe.

This technical translation breaks down exactly what makes HTC Zoe so special, and (sort of) tells us what awesome new things Zoe will do on the All New One. Yes, the phone is still pixelated, and yes, all the worthwhile information is still censored. Read more

Sprint taking pre-orders on Galaxy S 5 starting today, releases pricing and shipping information

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Now that the Galaxy S 5 is officially outed and set for launch on April 11, retailers and carriers are preparing to get units moving as soon as they’re available.

Following AT&T, US Cellular and T-Mobile, Sprint has announced that it will begin taking pre-orders on the device, and has released its pricing and shipping information as well.

Pre-orders will begin today, and customers will have to pay $199.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) and sign a new two-year contract. You’ll also be able to get the device through Sprint’s Easy Pay plan, in which you get the device for nothing upfront, while you’re charged 24 monthly installments of $27.09, coming out to a total of $650.16 after two years.

Sprint will also be making the new Galaxy Gear line available, and pricing is the same as AT&T’s. The Gear 2 will be offered for $299.99, and the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will be sold for $199.99 each.

Source: Sprint

Best Buy making sample units of Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy Gear 2 available to shoppers starting today

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Want to test out the Galaxy S 5 and the new Galaxy Gear line before release date?

Starting today, Best Buy will be making sample units of the devices available to the public in its stores, weeks before their respective launch dates.

This would mark the first time a retailer has ever showcased a phone before its launch. The deal is part of Samsung’s year-old partnership with Best Buy, which brought nearly 1,400 Samsung “experience shops” within select Best Buy locations.

Best Buy’s goal here is preorders, and we’re expecting that number to be pretty high in anticipation for the launch of Samsung’s newest line of Galaxy devices.

Source: Mashable

Camera Samples of the upcoming Oppo Find 7 leaks

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Oppo has generated a lot of attention with its new flagship capable of taking 50 MP pictures. In fact, the smartphone doesn’t have a 50 MP camera, the Find 7 is fitted with a 13 MP camera sensor but because of the super zoom feature, the company has said that it is capable of taking 50 MP pictures by capturing up to 10 pictures and stitching them together in order to produce a 50 MP image.

A new set of camera samples of Oppo’s upcoming flagship, the Find 7, have been leaked boasting the 50 MP super zoom feature. The images look quite promising with a decent color and contrast both in outdoor pictures as well as indoor, but there’s no image of a low light environment.

As for the specs, the Oppo Find 7 rocks a a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, 5MP front facing camera and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Source: iAndroid, ePrice

 

 

Marketing poster for Verizon’s all new HTC One (M8) leaks online

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Who would have guessed that another leak of the 2014 HTC One would come out before its official unveiling date? (We’re guessing everyone.)

As it turns out, a leaked image of Verizon’s marketing poster for the upcoming HTC flagship has leaked online, featuring the front and back of the device, with the previously leaked flip front cover on the device as well.

Again, expect the device to be officially announced on March 25.

Source: Phone Arena

Latest Motorola Camera update now lets users snap pictures via the volume button

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Whether you will use it or not, options are always good to have, right? In Motorola’s latest Camera update, users are now able to use the hardware volume button to snap a picture. Sure makes selfies a little easier right? This will work on only the Moto X, Moto G, DROID MAXX, DROID Ultra, and DROID Mini with 4.4.2. We have download links after the break.

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T-Mobile taking pre-orders for Galaxy S 5 on March 24th, no down payment required

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If you’re ready to place your preorder for the Galaxy S 5 on the Un-Carrier, you’ll be able to get in line this week. T-Mobile will open up preorders for the device on March 24th, and you won’t have to put any money down up front. You’ll still be on the hook for the 24 monthly payments for the device afterwards, but hey, being free up front still looks nice for Samsung’s latest flagship.

The $0 down payment option will be available until March 31st, so if you’re planning on being an early adopter of the device, T-Mobile is a solid option for getting your hands on one. We’ve already seen that customer interest in this device is very high, so it looks like they’ll lock in more than a few customers with this deal.

For the full press release, hit the link below.

source: T-Mobile

Project Tango may give robots the ability to freely navigate the International Space Station

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Currently, NASA uses small satellites called SPHERES to navigate around the International Space Station. These SPHERES roam around a 6 x 6 x 6 foot cube around the ISS, and they exclusively use sound beacons to triangulate their position and move around. This is all possible thanks to a Nexus S powering each of the three SPHERES currently in operation. However, NASA is looking to upgrade those Nexus devices to something a little more powerful. Read more

HTC launches a countdown for next week’s live stream of their announcement

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There it is! A ton of people, including myself, were wondering whether or not HTC would be live streaming the announcement of next HTC One. The answer is yes. A live stream will go live next week on March 25, next Tuesday. The page currently has a countdown that reads “THE BEST IS ABOUT TO GET BETTER” and includes a timeline of tweets involving HTC.

As you can tell, my tweet did make it to HTC’s timeline on the countdown page. If that kind of stuff makes you giddy, tweet HTC and head over to the source link. We will be live from HTC’s announcement in New York City next week, so stay tuned.

Source: HTC