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HTC One (E8) available through Sprint for $99

Posted by wicked August - 29 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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In need of a premium device without the premium price? Customers of Sprint can go ahead and purchase the HTC One (E8) from the carrier starting today. In either Misty Gray or Polar White, the One (E8) costs $99 with a two-year contract and $499 if you forgo a signature.

The device is much like the One (M8), but HTC has targeted a lower price point with cheaper solutions in certain areas. Most noticeably, the One (E8) has a plastic unibody. The Duo Camera setup with dual LED flash has been nixed and there is a single 13MP camera. The front camera, though, does maintain its 5MP to ensure quality selfies. The One (E8) is speedy thanks to its Snapdragon 801 processor.

If you are interested in purchasing the HTC One (E8), you can head over to Sprint’s site.

Source: Sprint

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Lenovo Vibe X2 leaked images reveal metal chassis

Posted by wicked August - 29 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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When a leaked Lenovo roadmap was discovered a little over a week ago, one of the devices listed was the Lenovo Vibe X2, a sequel to the Lenovo Vibe X. The roadmap document seemed to hint at the device being available in a wide variety of colors. Some newly discovered photos of the device add a little more information to what Lenovo is getting ready to bring to market. The images show what appears to be a metal chassis for the device. A view of the side also shows what appears to be layers of metal used for construction of the smartphone, though it is difficult to tell if that is just a faux look.

Sources expect Lenovo to pack the Vibe X2 with a MediaTek octa-core processor, though it is possible a variant running a dual-core Intel processor may also be produced. The screen should be a 5-inch display running at full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The Vibe X2 is also expected to come with 16 GB of internal storage and will run Android 4.4.2.

Lenovo’s roadmap put the release of the Vibe X2 before October, so we may not have to wait long to get more details. Lenovo may even unveil it during IFA 2014 next week.

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source: Weibo
via: G for Games

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New LG model number spotted on LG U Plus site

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It is not much to go on, but a previously unreported LG device has shown up on the web site of South Korean carrier LG U Plus. The mystery device has a model number LG-F520L. Outside of that, there is no other information to go on. To try to add a little context though, the LG-F470L listed corresponds to the LG G3 Beat while the LG-F460L is the LG G3. So a model number in the 5xx series could indicate the device is part of the next generation smartphone line from LG.

source: MyLG

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ipad vs tab s

We all know Samsung’s main competition in the tablet market is Apple — the company was smart to release an ad this week highlighting the advantages of its Galaxy Tab S over the iPad Air.

The video highlighted the thinness, weight and screen resolution of the Tab S relative to the iPad Air, which in all categories, it seemed to win.

Of course this is just an ad so interpretation is up to you, but do you think Samsung has a shot at beating Apple and winning the market share battle for tablets? Hit the break for the full video.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet getting software update with a slew of improvements

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An update is currently rolling out to the Shield Tablet, sized at 84.1MB, and it gives the device improvements, fixes, and new features. Unlike other hardware manufacturers, NVIDIA rolls out its software updates in one giant wave rather than making some device owners wait around a bit. The most notable piece of the update is the NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle. It adjusts the display based upon the content a user is viewing.

Here is what the update includes:

  • Improved WiFi stability in certain scenarios
  • Improved camera performance
  • NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle
  • Stability improvements to SHIELD Hub and Gamestream
  • ShadowPlay performance optimizations
  • Localization improvements
  • Audio optimizations
  • Misc. stability improvements

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Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appears in brief new video, shows just the display

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A video showing the Galaxy Note 4 has surfaced. Well, it sort of shows the Galaxy Note 4. The video is just 15 seconds long and shows a Samsung device with the model number SM-N910. All you can see is its display as a dummy box is covering any actual design. In the video, the demonstrator is poking around aimlessly. There is not very much to see here except the fact that you can get a good sizing for the Galaxy Note 4′s display (if this is even the said device).

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Source: TechTastic
Via: Phone Arena

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Are you ready to Note? Samsung wants to know with latest Galaxy Note 4 teaser

Posted by wicked August - 29 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Samsung really wants to make sure everyone is prepared for its Galaxy Note 4 introduction next week. The company has released teaser after teaser in the run up to its IFA 2014 event on September 3. It all started late last week with a video emphasizing the Note series’ handwriting capabilities. Samsung decided to show how powerful the S Pen is in a followup video. And on Wednesday, four videos were released highlighting how a Note device is used by different people.

Of course, Samsung has released yet another video and this one is all about whether or not you are ready to Note. There are handwritten notes flying across the screen as very active events and individuals are in the background. Easily put, Samsung is ready to “Go Big.”

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moto-yo-contest

Did you enter the Motorola and Yo contest to win a Moto 360? If you did, you might have thought you won the coveted watch, but ended up in disappointment.

Today at 3:00pm CST, as planned, All contest participants received a link through the Yo app. Most people thought that if you were one of the first 20 people to click the link, you won a Moto 360. The only problem was that you actually had to fill out a form in order to complete the task at hand. Actually that wasn’t the only problem. The other problem, and actually a bigger one, was that it clearly stated at the top of the form, “Yo! You won a Moto 360!” Obviously that wasn’t the case. As stated in the rules, the first 20 people to complete the form would win the almost-full circle smartwatch.

Now to make up for this confusion, Motorola will give away 20 more Moto 360 smartwatches tomorrow. If you already entered, you don’t need to do a thing. If you didn’t and want to get in on this second chance, then download the Yo app and wait for your link to arrive at 11 a.m. CST tomorrow (August 29, 2014). Just be sure to fill out the damn form. And oh yeah…..be one of the first 20 to do it. Good luck!!

source: @Motorola
via: 9to5Google

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Moto S or the Nexus X just passed through the FCC

Posted by wicked August - 29 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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An unknown Motorola device just past through the FCC that is likely to be either the Moto S or the Nexus X. The model name is listed as 3578, which isn’t the typical Motorola scheme. It’s usually “XT” followed by a number. So what makes us believe it’s a Moto S or a Nexus X?

Well the listing shows the device’s display to be 149 mm or 5.87-inches diagonally. We know that Motorola is working on a Moto S in both the 5.2 and 5.9-inch variety. We also know the Nexus X is supposed to be 5.9-inches.

I suspect it’s a Motorola branded device since the Nexus X probably won’t be released until late October. It’s probably a tad early for the FCC approval. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we will see the Moto S next week in Chicago, I just think that it will probably get unveiled before the Nexus X.

source: FCC
via: TKTechNews

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Images of Huawei Ascend Mate 7 show up

Posted by wicked August - 28 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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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.

The images seem to confirm what the fingerprint on Huawei’s invitations suggested, that the device will come with a fingerprint scanner as seen on the back panel. The front of the device shows Huawei is ready to go with some very thin bezels for this product. That should help a little bit with the size of the device since the Ascend Mate 7 is expected to have a 6-inch screen. We still do not know whether Huawei will release two variants, one with a standard HD screen running at 1920 x 108 and another version with a quad HD screen running at 2560 x 1440 resolution. If there are two versions, it is expected that both will be driven by Huawei’s own Kirin 920 octa-core processor.

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source: Weibo
via: G for Games

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