On June 5, Verizon will have the original trio of HTC One (M8) colors. In addition to having the Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and now the Amber Gold colors, they will include Glamour Red. In fact, the Glamour Red color will be exclusive to Verizon. Now Big Red will have four colors of HTC’s 2014 flagship smartphone.
As mentioned above, June 5 is the date that the new colors arrive. And this small launch coincides with Verizon’s Father’s Day promotion: $100 off any smartphone with a two-year contract price of $199.99 or more. If you were waiting around to purchase this device, it may be the best time to do so.
With today’s announcement of the Moto Stream, Motorola is offering a cheap option to have a wireless music streaming experience with a stereo or speakers. The Moto Stream is a little device that hooks up to a stereo and uses Bluetooth technology to play music from mobile devices. Since the Moto Stream can connect to five devices simultaneously, Motorola threw in Heist Mode. If you are not enjoying the current song, walk right up to the little Nexus Q-like device and tap it and NFC technology within your device will switch the song. Or, of course, you can just use Bluetooth to change songs.
The Moto Stream by Motorola is available today online and in stores at RadioShack on June 6. The price is just $49.99 to pick one up.
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While Motorola’s tablets have had some success, they didn’t exactly live up to the hype that they were given before release. They didn’t introduce anything truly groundbreaking, and they were pretty much run-of-the-mill devices with semi-sleek designs.
Maybe that’s the reason the Xoom 3 was never released.
You heard me right, the Xoom 3.
Never heard of it? That’s because the project was thrown away in its infancy — but there seems to be some pictures of the unreleased tablet. We have them for you after the break, as well as a few of the rumored specs.
Not feeling any of the current smartwatches on the market or just satisfied with your basic watch? Glance can turn any watch into a smartwatch. Kiwi Wearables, from up north in Toronto, calls Glance an accessory for your watch. It can receive notifications and be a fitness tracker by counting steps, among other things. It is a piece of aluminum that slides between your current watch and your wrist. The OLED display uses Spritz technology to show notifications a single word at a time rather than in a ticker-like manner. Apparently this makes it much easier to read what Glance is trying to display.
This is a Kickstarter project; therefore, those with interest should definitely consider contributing. As of the time of this post, there are twenty-nine days left in the campaign on Kickstarter. The goal is 150,000 CAD and they currently sit around 10,000 CAD. The pledge that nets you a Glance is 70 CAD or more and it should be sent out by October of this year. And even if you do not have a watch to pair Glance with, Kiwi Wearables intends on having a model with a strap.
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Intel has set a goal of powering 40 million tablets this year, and the company just revealed that 130 new Android and Windows tablets would be released using their processors.
Over a dozen of these tablets will be released at the Computex trade show taking place in Taiwan this week. Intel has also announced a new quad-core processor that runs at 4GHz. Not only that, but the company also announced that they made the first phone powered by SoFIA, using in-house processing, but manufactured by foundries outside the company.
With LG hitting the market with their Quad HD LG G3 smartphone, the pressure is on Samsung to match their competitor with a similar screen resolution as QHD takes center stage as the new standard for flagship devices. Samsung missed the opportunity to get in front of the competition when the Samsung Galaxy S 5 was released with a standard HD screen, but the company has been working on an updated version with the higher resolution. New entries in the RRA database, the South Korean equivalent to the FCC, suggest Samsung is on the verge of making the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Prime a reality.
The LG G3 is still only a few days old, but in Korea, it’s selling fast. Korean media is reporting that Samsung is selling 25,000-30,000 LG G3 units daily, which is approximately two times higher than the company’s previous flagship device, the G2. Even more interestingly, the G3 is outselling the S3 by a factor of three, as the Galaxy S5 sold about 7,000-8,000 pieces per day in its initial launch period.
Of course the G3 is brand new so that definitely has something to do with it, and all of the new features can’t hurt either. Sources say that LG is still using a much smaller marketing budget than the monstrous amounts Samsung uses. Perhaps letting the device speak for itself is paying off.
Via: Phone Arena
With a flagship smartphone comes a miniature sibling. The LG G3 will be no different. Over on the Indian shipping site Zauba, an LG device with the model number LGD722 has popped up. The specifications include a 4.5-inch display, 2100mAh battery, 5MP back camera, 8 GB of internal storage, and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. Last time we heard about an LG G3 Mini, it was regarding model numbers. And this one is very close to that of the former.
Via: G 4 Games
Sony has been unveiling a number of new Xperia models, and their latest was unveiled today – the Sony Xperia T3. This new device shares a number of internal features with the T2 Ultra, but on the outside is quite different.
The T3 has been hailed by Sony as the worlds thinnest 5.5-inch smartphone, coming in at just 7mm thin. For comparison, this is 1mm thinner than the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Unfortunately, the internal components aren’t as impressive. The Xperia T3 features a quad core 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, though that is expandable. The screen is 1,280 x 720 pixels and the device ships with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Today, four new applications have added Chromecast support to their feature set. The WatchESPN app and Google+ Photos app are the two that users were demanding the most. WatchESPN lets users stream content from the ESPN family of networks. Live sports programming, such as the upcoming World Cup or NBA Finals, and studio programming like SportsCenter can all be watched through the WatchESPN app and casted over to the television. As for Google+ Photos, users can cast photographs from the Photos view of Google+. That easy.
Another sports app adding Chromecast support is MLS Matchday. Unsurprisingly, users can watch games with Major League Soccer teams and even the United States Men’s National Team. And a video app added Chromecast support as well. Crunchyroll is taking its 25,000+ videos to the big screen (of your home) with Chromecast. No need for streaming on your laptop, just use Chromecast.
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