Listen up Hello Kitty fans!! The HTC One (M8) is going to be available in pink and here’s what it looks like. Now I have zero interest in a pink phone, but the HTC One (M8) looks good in any color doesn’t it? No word on when this one will be available, but I suspect there will be carrier exclusives.
If pink isn’t your thing, it’s rumored they will launch red and blue ones as well. I am thinking we will see leaked images of those devices later today or tomorrow.
Last week we got word that HTC was working on a “Prime” version of the One (M8), sporting the codename M8 Prime. The specs leaked today, and as expected, this should be a pretty decent phone.
The M8 Prime will feature a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084), 3 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and Qualcomm’s latest MDM9x35 multimode modem. This new modem is built on the 20 nm technology and supports global carrier aggregation deployments providing download speeds of 300 Mbps.
In very unsurprising news, Korean media is reporting that the Galaxy S 5 Prime will be very limited due to high costs for the QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED panels. I think it’s more about the fact that they won’t be able to produce all that many, which is why they nixed it for the Galaxy S 5.
With the upcoming LG G3 expected to also have a QHD display, it begs the question of why LG isn’t having any issues with production? It’s awfully similar to the Galaxy Round and G Flex situation. The Galaxy Round was very limited, while the G Flex was launched worldwide. LG seems to be holding all the cards when it comes to display panels, so Samsung needs to watch their back.
Earlier today, HTC’s stock rose 6.9% (a 10th month high for the company) with investors expecting the company to turn in favorable Q2 earnings. With the HTC Desire 816 selling quite well in China combined with the positive sales and reviews of their HTC One M8 flagship, the expectations that these investors have, could pay dividends in the near future. Hopefully once the Q2 earnings come out, HTC will show their resurgence into the market.
Do you guys think with the new Desire lineup and HTC One M8, the company will finally turn things around and once again become a huge force in the mobile industry? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!
source: HTC Source
If you own Google’s Glass device, sending money without even pulling out your smartphone may be coming your way via Google Wallet very soon. Through sources that work closely with Google, Google Wallet integration within Glass is in the works and they are already well into the testing phase. The service is already on certain Google employees, and after a few more months of testing, we could see it roll out to the masses No clear timetable has been given on its impending widespread release so stay tuned for further news!
Would this be a feature you would like to have on Glass?
Today T-Mobile is supposedly rolling out the KitKat OTA update for their LG G Flex device. Problem is, is it even KitKat? According to the source link below, it shows Android 4.2.2 as the software. At first I thought it may just be a typo, but the file size is a mere 149MB’s. Seems a little low considering the G2’s KitKat file was about 1.5GB’s in total. Of course, these are just my speculations. Also, it seems users from XDA are reporting that the update has been pulled with no reason given.
If you have a T-Mobile G Flex, have you gotten the update notification today? And if so, is it KitKat?
Verizon has taken the LG-L70 and re-branded it into the LG Optimus Exceed 2. The device is available for pre-paid customers and comes in at just $79.99 without a contract. As for specs, the Exceed 2 comes with a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM paired with 4GB’s of native storage, although that’s expandable via an SD card slot. The device also comes with a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480. With the Exceed 2, you can expect some of the features that are on LG’s flagships such as the QSlide, Quick Memo and even their much popular Knock Code unlock system.
If you don’t wish to take your phone out and respond to your contact, you can now tap the voice icon in your Toq smartwatch and voice out your response. Afterwards, you will be shown your message before you decide to send it out or not. You can check out the new feature right below in the promo video! Download the new update and you’ll be good to go.
Today Kyocera announced their most recent mobile device in the Hydro Vibe and will be released on Sprint and Virgin Mobile’s network come May 9th (May 27th for Virgin Mobile). Pricing for the Hydro Vibe will be set at $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $9.59 with Sprint’s Easy Pay plan while Virgin Mobile will have it at $149.99 off-contract.
As for specs, you can expect a 4.5-inch 960×540 display, 1.2GHz quad-core MSM8926 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, an 8MP and 2MP front and rear camera respectively. The device will have LTE capabilities and come with a 2,000mAh battery to power it all. Also, it wouldn’t be named “Hydra” if it didn’t have something to do with water, right? You can expect the Hydra Vibe to come with an IP57-rate for protection against both dust and water. You can check the Hydra Vibe’s promo video and full press release after the break.