With IFA 2014 ready to get started next week, leaks of devices expected to launch should be no surprise. The latest images to surface appear to show the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 which is expected to be officially announced by Huawei at their September 4th event.
After a leak earlier this week, Verizon has introduced a “new” phone for customers opting for the prepaid route, but it has a distinctly “old” feel to it. The Luge by Motorola appears to be a re-skinned Motorola DROID RAZR M smartphone and some are even suggesting these may be unsold units. In any case, the Luge is now available through Verizon for only $199 with no contract and no service bundle included, although you can get on Verizon’s 4G LTE network with the device.
Next week in Berlin, the major players in the mobile industry will have plenty of news to share. Qualcomm released the image above as a teaser for what it has in store for IFA 2014. The image was posted on the company’s Twitter account and included the caption “We’re thinking about your future: a
#Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone is headed to @IFA_Berlin.”
So next week, a new processor will 64-bit support will be introduced. We have already seen an alleged leaked roadmap with upcoming chipsets, so this is likely one of them.
Source: Qualcomm (Twitter)
LG sent us a presser last night regarding the G Watch R, but it didn’t specify any pricing. However, the German presser did. The full circle smartwatch will go for €299, which is €100 more than the G Watch.
Die LG G Watch R wird in Deutschland ab Oktober zu einem UVP von 299 Euro verfügbar sein. Auf der IFA in Berlin ist die G Watch R vom 5. Bis 10. September am LG-Stand in Halle 11.2 bereits zu bewundern.
The LG G Watch R will be available in Germany from October at a recommended retail price of 299 euros. At IFA in Berlin Until September 10 at the LG booth in Hall 11.2 already admire the G Watch R on 5.
Fans of the Wipeout TV show will be excited to learn that Activision just released the sequel to Wipeout, appropriately named Wipeout 2. This app brings 135 levels and over 150 obstacles for all your hilarious Wipeouts. You can play as 10 hilarious characters including Zombie, Pirate, and Popstar. Can you conquer Big Balls?
- COMPETE AGAINST FRIENDS: Watch your progress on the social map and leaderboards to see how you stack up against your friends.
- CRASH, BASH AND DASH THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE DAY: Try your hand at new daily courses to unlock special rewards!
- ADD FUN UPGRADES AND ABILITIES: Customize your character with performance enhancing costumes and abilities like rewind, teleport, and speed boost.
- BIG BALL WORTHY DAILY REWARDS: Receive a variety of rewards, including coins and power-ups!
Screenshots and download links after the break.
A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the LG G3 S would be renamed to the G3 Vigor for Sprint, but it appears AT&T is getting the device as well. In fact, the user guide has leaked online. The model is D725 (Sprint is LS885) and it features a 5-inch IPS LCD 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 2,540 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2. You can download the English manual from the link below.
If information from PhoneArena’s insider who’s “close to the situation” pans out, Moto Maker will be adding a few exciting new features with the release of the Moto X+1. Plastic and wood backing aside (as they’re already available) it looks like the rumored leather backing has been confirmed to be an option. Another option that Motorola is rumored to be toying with is a denim backing, although it’s not confirmed. There’s talk of new colors being added as well but the insider source didn’t know of any new colors being added. We’re a week out from seeing what Motorola has in store for us. Stay tuned!
With the announcement of the G Watch R, there are some who purchased the original G Watch that feel slighted by it. So much so in fact that there is now a petition on Change.org asking LG to offer a free way for G Watch owners to upgrade to the G Watch R. So far the petition has 23 of the 78 signatures needed to reach the next step. The petition reads:
One of the key features to Amazon’s Prime service — besides convenient two-day shipping — is access to Amazon Instant Video and to a smaller degree the original programing that the company offers, for instance, the show Betas. For those that use the service, and watch the shows, Amazon’s about to make your viewing experience a bit more detailed. While the company did announce that it would be shooting its original series line up in 4K, that would then be streamed to Samsung’s UltraHD TVs it was unknown as to when that would happen. Until now.
Next week Sony will likely announce the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 tablet. We have a good idea about each device, but to hype things up, Sony released a teaser video with some clues. You will notice a “3″ theme towards the beginning, which probably indicates that three devices will be announced. Towards the end, 7 mm, Cu, and H20 flash across the screen, along with the date of September 3rd. 7 mm is the obvious thickness of at least one of the devices, possibly all three. H2O is an obvious reference that all devices will be waterproof or water resistant. As to Cu, that signifies copper, but we aren’t sure what they are trying to tell us. As to the date, I think that’s self explanatory.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for what Sony will unveil? Hit the break for the short teaser video.