HTC announced earlier today that they were launching a new UH OH Protection program to help ease the mind of customers who invest in the new HTC One M9 smartphone. In a webcast announcing this new program, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie also took some time to field questions. During this stage of the webcast, he indicated April 10th is the date HTC has targeted to make the HTC One M9 available to U.S. customers. Read more
HTC’s latest flagship, the One M9, was scheduled to make its debut in Taiwan today, but apparently the launch has been delayed according to an email sent to CNA that said the Taiwanese manufacturer was busy working on the latest version of software for the device. Read more
HTC has today announced that its latest mid-range smartphone, the Desire 626, is now available in Taiwan. The handset is available in two colorways — dark blue and white — and will set you back just $190 (NT$5990).
Earlier today, an unannounced Samsung smartphone with the model number SM-A700H made a pitstop at the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we’re probably looking at yet another variant of the upcoming Galaxy A7, but this time with no LTE compatibility.
Heads up! The Moto 360 is back in-stock on Motorola’s official website and is currently available in both the black and stone colorways. If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on the smart watch for a while now, we’d advise you to act fast, as the stock is limited and we don’t know how long it will last.
Best Buy has today announced that it recently joined forces with Motorola to develop and launch a new, exclusive leather strap for the Lenovo-owned company’s first Android Wear smartwatch — the Moto 360.
Rovio’s next installment of the Angry Birds craze, Angry Birds Stella, has been announced for a September 4 launch on all major mobile platforms.
The company has released a new trailer to create some buzz before the game is released. Check it out after the break. Rovio is also rumored to be working on Angry Birds Transformers, which will come out some point later this year or possibly next year. Read more
After a long wait, Gameloft’s popular Modern Combat series will see its next entrant hit Google Play on July 24th for $6.99 when Modern Combat 5: Blackout will be available. Once paid for, no additional in-app purchases will be needed. Gameloft says the new title brings a unified character progression system for both the single-player and multi-player modes of the game. This means that online connectivity is required even when in single player mode. Read more
We have already had one leak indicate HTC is planning to release a new smartphone on June 3rd, a phone that many believe will be the HTC One (M8) Ace. A new source out of China indicates the June 3rd date is good for the Chinese market where the device is expected to sell for 3,000 yuan ($481 USD). Based on previously leaked information, the lower price makes sense as the Ace is expected to be a plastic-bodied version of the HTC One (M8).
Besides the downgrade in materials used for the body, the Ace is also expected to get a normal 13MP camera and not HTC’s duo camera system. Otherwise, specs are the same for the two devices. Beyond the date for the Chinese market release, no other information has been revealed yet regarding which markets HTC hopes to bring the device to.
Gameloft’s Modern Combat series is one of the better known first person shooters available on mobile devices. Its combination of storylines and revolutionary mobile graphics have made the series a hit.
“Modern Combat 5: Blackout” is due to come out some point this year, but there are a lot of unknowns about the game.
However, Gameloft has provided some information today regarding the next installment of the MC series.