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Verizon site CSS spills the beans on Motorola’s Droid Turbo

Posted by wicked October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

Verizon and Motorola’s chief secret keepers are probably pulling their hair out right now, wondering how is it that they would be able to keep secrets in the Internet age. I bet they’re also wondering what sort of people have the time to check out a website’s live CSS to smoke out an upcoming product. Our answer to them would be this – the sort of people who do exactly this.

A website’s CSS data is not really what you go to first when browsing, and in that sense, it’s not easily accessible. But if you want to see the data – which looks like this – anyone who knows how to access it will be able to, and in this sense, it’s really simple. So cue some people who have lots of time on their hands getting a sniff of the new Motorola Droid Turbo that Verizon will be launching soon.

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Honestly speaking, these are some pretty tasty pics. We get a nice look at what the Droid Turbo will finally – and officially – look like. Couple this with the strong spec list that has been leaked for the Turbo and we should get a phone that will definitely hold its own against the flagship models from other manufacturers that were launched this year.

We have to remember that the Droid line of products is a joint venture between Verizon and Motorola, so it makes sense for them to launch a phone that it equally as good as, say the 2014 Moto X, or the Nexus 6 – all from Motorola. The launch date of this new Droid should not be too far away, with an announcement set for October 28.

SOURCE: Reddit

Leaks show pictures and specs of new Fitbit models

Posted by wicked October - 15 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

It’s still a few months away, but already leaks and rumors abound regarding the new Fitbit models that will be launched in 2015. A tech website got its hands on the marketing materials for the Fitbit Charge and Charge HR and it looks like both are a somehow refurbished version of the Fitbit Force. The company was forced to recall the Force last year after the nickel in the band caused some to break out in rashes and burns. Is this the second (and better) coming of the fitness band?

Based on the images, the Fitbit Charge looks like the Force which has a bigger display and wider band than its current Fitbit Flex, giving it a more high-end feel. The leaked material also shows that it basically has the same functions, which includes the ability to track steps, distance covered, calories burned, stairs climbed and how many minutes of activity you were able to do. It also monitors how many hours and what kind of sleep you’re getting. It displays all your statistics as well as the time and even when someone is calling your smartphone.

The Fitbit Charge HR meanwhile has the same basic functions except for one fundamental addition. It now has a heart rate montor, the first Fitbit device to have such a feature. The marketing material shows that it’s called PurePulse and will continuously monitor your wrist-based heart rate. If you use it with the MoblleRun on the Fitbit app, you will be able to see your running statistics. All other features and capabilities we mentioned in the Fitbit Charge is also applicable to the Charge HR.

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Now the major questions are how much these two devices will cost and if you really need to upgrade your current Fitbit that is still working properly. According to Gizmodo, a Russian retailer has put the price at around $185 for the Charge and $220 for the Charge HR. Considering that the Flex is around $125, that’s pretty steep for a slightly upgraded fitness band. But if you think that it is crucial to have the newest model or to have a heart rate monitor for your activities, then you should wait with bated breath for the launch in 2015.

VIA: SlashGear

New pics of HTC Desire Eye and its selfie cam leaked

Posted by wicked October - 6 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

One of the facts of digital life that we might not like but would probably have to accept is that this really is the age of the selfie. Just a few days away from its supposedly official reveal, new pics of HTC‘s new “ultimate selfie” phone, the Desire Eye, have been leaked once again. This comes on the heel of reports that the OEM’s newest product (or products) will be focusing on the photo and video taking capabilities of the smartphone/s.

Late last week, details about the HTC Desire Eye were leaked by Upleaks, which have had a good track record when it comes to HTC devices. While reports show that it does have some serious hardware (Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p screen), the ultimate feature of the smartphone is definitely the front-facing camera, or what is now known as the selfie cam. Both the rear and front camera will have a 13 megapixel resolution. The selfie cam will also have all the other features that the (formerly main) rear camera has, including auto-focus, flash, etc.

The new leaks also reveal that the HTC Desire Eye has IPX7 meaning it has protection from dust and moisture and can be immersed in about 1 meter of water for about 30 minutes. Of course the new smartphone will be running on Android 4.4.4 but it will also have a modified version of HTC’s own Sense software suite, this time with version 6 already. They will also be releasing a new software that is specially made to create high-quality selfie photos and will also be available for other HTC products like the One E8, Desire 816 and the flagship M8, among others.

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In keeping with the new focus of HTC products, there will be a new camera-related product that will also be reportedly unveiled on October 8. This will supposedly compete with the hugely popular GoPro mobile camera. We just have to wait a few more days to see if this is indeed the direction that HTC is going.

VIA: HTC Family

HTC Desire Eye leaked, with ‘ultimate selfie’ front camera

Posted by wicked October - 4 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

We were just talking about the HTC One M8 Eye yesterday, but it seems that HTC is going one over everybody else with the HTC Desire Eye. This was leaked by @upleaks via Twitter, and there are some photos and specs that give a little light to may actually be the “ultimate selfie” device of this current generation of smartphones.

The HTC Desire Eye will be packing some serious hardware, if the leak can be confirmed. We might be looking at a phone that will sport the current generation favorite – the Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor (2.3Ghz) supported by 2GB of RAM pushing pixels to a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p screen. Those are flagship level specs at this point folks. The leak also points to 32GB of internal storage and a removable 2400mAh battery.

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But the kicker here will always be the selfie cam. This device is reportedly packing a 13MP/13MP camera combo – with the front-facing cam just as great as the back camera (can’t call it the “main camera” now because of that). The front cam will also have auto-focus and all good stuff you don’t usually have with your selfie camera.

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Add this to the momentum building for what is also a camera-related product by HTC – a mobile personal camera to invade GoPro’s market – then we might be in for a great event on the rumored October 8 launch date. Time to get a little bit excited, as that date is just a few days away.

SOURCE: @upleaks

Nexus 6 gets a massive set of mockups and leaked photos

Posted by wicked October - 2 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

The rumor mill is spinning like crazy as we near the expected reveal date for Google‘s next Nexus device. But while we haven’t really seen an actual Nexus 6 just yet, aside from two photos allegedly of the smartphone being used in the wild, some rather passionate fan has taken it up on himself to create a wooden model of the device to give others a more solid, pardon the pun, idea of what it might look like.

Of course, this wooden model was created simply based on leaked specs as well, so take it with a grain of salt. But if those specs do ring true, then we are definitely looking at one massive smartphone, here compared with a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 tablet. The creator of the mockup notes that it is almost impossible to reach the opposite top corner of the screen with one hand, which isn’t surprising given the almost 6-inch span of the display. The model is also said to be 9 mm thick, which might taper at the edges if Motorola’s predominant design style is taken into account.

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That dummy model, however, doesn’t show the back of the device, but these supposed in-house 3D renders do. That back is quite interesting because, aside from the expected Nexus branding, it still shows the more conspicuous Motorola M logo. Previous Nexus devices have kept OEM marks to a minimum in order not to distract users from the fact that this is a Nexus This pair of photos also confirm that the placement of the power button and volume rocker have slid down a bit, presumably to make it easier for one-hand use despite the phone’s size.

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And if that huge size still isn’t something you’re willing to believe (or accept), then this pair of photos might wake you up to reality. Aside from confirming how big it is vis-a-vis a hand, it also gives a glimpse of the facial features of the Nexus 6, such as dual front-facing speakers. The power and volume buttons make an appearance once again, further cementing that design feature, or quirk if you wish.

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The Motorola Nexus 6 is expected to be announced mid-October, though the actual launch of the smartphone might not happen until the end of the month. Android L, on the other hand, is said to come even later, around the first week of November, though the latest Android version will, of course, be immediately available on the latest Nexus model. Or models, if an HTC Nexus 9 tablet is really coming as well.

VIA: SlashGear, Android Police, Droid Life

Motorola “Shamu”/Nexus 6 finally gets more detailed leaks

Posted by wicked September - 25 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Android L, and its reference Nexus device or devices, is just a month or so away. So naturally, rumors surrounding those new Nexus smartphone and/or tablet are starting to settle down. The Motorola “Shamu”, alternately referred to as the Nexus 6 and the Verizon Moto S, is also starting to take a more solid shape, a shape that closely resembles an overgrown and beefed up Moto X.

By overgrown, they mean a display size of 5.92 inches, practically 6 inches. And by beefed up, they mean that the screen will boast of a QHD resolution of 2560×1440 and will run on a 2.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and have 3 GB of RAM. Storage size isn’t fixed yet, but as far as Nexus smartphones go, we can’t be blamed if we expect 16 and 32 GB configurations, without a microSD card to supplement. There will be a 13 megapixel camera on the back, capable of shooting 4K videos, and a 2 GB shooter on the front.

But that’s just for the innards. Outside, the Shamu/Nexus 6 is expected to also look a lot like the new Moto X, only bigger. One difference that 9to5Google expects, though, at least based on their mockup above, is that lock and volume buttons will be located further down the right edge. Definitely a strange position not found in most smartphones, but one that is theoretically easier to reach, especially for a device this big. On the back side, everything is as they should be, even the dual LED flash on the camera, unlike the split style that was leaked for the Verizon DROID Turbo. One thing the mockup doesn’t indicate well is branding, both the conventional Nexus name on the back as well as the hole that will be left by the absence of the large “M” that is present on the regular Moto X.

If these leaks and speculations do ring true, then Google would be truly entering the phablet world, which might eat into the Nexus 7 market. But then again, Google’s rumored next Nexus tablet will be a 9-inch one from HTC, so the two roads will still not meet. We will just have to wait for mid-October or early November to see if any of these come to pass.

VIA: 9to5Google

Rumored Samsung Galaxy A series to have LTE connectivity

Posted by wicked September - 25 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

As we reported late last week, it’s been leaked that Samsung will be launching three new phones in the Galaxy A series line, slightly lower-end, probably non-metal versions of the recently-launched Galaxy Alpha. Now, more details have reportedly surfaced, and if they are to be believed, all three smartphones will have LTE connectivity, a must-have now for devices, but also not something that lower-end phones usually tout.

Information about the three phones were supposedly leaked due to UAProf and entries in the TENAA that prove their existence. The names are tenatively referred to as Galaxy A3, A5 and A7. All three will reportedly have LTE, but the A7 is rumored to be released only in certain countries. But as to why this is, those who have been discussing the leaks still have no idea why. Speculation is that the A7 is too close to the premium Galaxy Alpha and might eat into their sales, so it will just be released in selected countries.

The three Galaxy A series smartphones might be launched sometime in the 3rd quarter of this year. The Galaxy A3 will be the lowest in terms of specs and price and might be targetted to the market segment that can’t afford a Galaxy Alpha but would want to have something almost similar. The Galaxy A5, based on the TENAA speces will reportedly have a larger screen at 5-inches but also with 720p resolution. It will have a lower processor of 1.2 GHz quad-core but this might mean it can run Snapdragon 400. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage but with a microSD slot to expand the space.

There are also some reported pricing details on the three Galaxy A line phones. The A3 will be somewhere in the $350-$400 range, the A5 will cost anywhere between $400-$$450 while the A7 will be at $450-$500.

VIA: SAM Mobile

Verizon DROID Turbo details get leaked, Moto S cover appears

Posted by wicked September - 24 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

The new Moto X may have just gone live, but Verizon subscribers might soon have a few more options to choose from, or to confuse them a wee bit. Leaked photos and specs hint at the coming of another DROID for Verizon, dubbed the DROID Turbo, with a curious mix of specs. Plus another part of the Moto S leaks out, this time the back cover instead of the front.

Verizon has enjoyed a special relationship with Motorola, having a whole line exclusive to it. This year won’t be any different, with this DROID Turbo, model number XT1254, rumored to be coming soon. This smartphone is interestingly quite similar to the second generation Moto X, except for two or three details. The leaks point to a 5.2-inch Full HD display and a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, just like the flagship, albeit with a slightly different positioning for the LED flash.

Where it diverges starts with the processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 instead of an 801. Curiously, the blurry shot of what looks like the front panel of the device suggests that there will be capacitive hardware buttons rather than the Google-preferred on-screen software ones. The absence of any speaker grill on the back cover, which, by the way, sports that same ribbed design as other DROIDs, hints that there will be front-facing speakers. The front panel photo, however, might suggest otherwise.

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In this round of Motorola leaks, we once again get a glimpse of the Verizon Moto S, or at least part of its shell again. Previously, we saw the screen protector for the device that hinted at front-facing speakers too. This time we’re being treated to the smartphone’s alleged back cover, vis-a-vis with the 2nd gen Moto X and Moto G. While it doesn’t give us much to work with, it does show the larger size of the Moto S, seemingly confirming its close to 6-inch body that would match speculations about a Motorola “Shamu”, a.k.a. the next Nexus smartphone.

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VIA: +hellomotoHK (1), (2), SlashGear

HTC planning to out a new smartphone, codename ‘EYE’

Posted by wicked September - 15 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

Gadget leaker @upleaks has come up with news from HTC – one of the major players in the smartphone market that has been relatively quiet in comparison to all who took part in the IFA 2014 gadget rush. But according to the leak, they may be coming up with a new gadget, codenamed the “HTC Eye”.

We don’t know much about the gadget yet – only that it will have a big-ish 5.2-inch screen with full HD (1080p) resolution. That would give it a considerably dense pixel per inch (ppi) ratio of 423, making for a great display. The leaker also mentions that it might come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset – that means a quadcore processor at 2.5Ghz and an Adreno 330 GPU. Considering that only a few manufacturers have justified spending for Snapdragon 805s, the 801 may be the logical choice.

The HTC Eye, in whatever form it may take, is purportedly carrying the 13MP duo camera system that HTC likes to use on its premier phones. It might possibly be that this will be a Windows phone, or that most of the other specs might be taken from the HTC One M8. At this point in the game, nothing is sure yet.

With Google’s Android L launch just around the corner, it would be exciting for HTC to come out with a full-pledged Android L phone. Let’s keep watching this space, and we’ll let you know as soon as HTC lets slip a few more information about this new device.

SOURCE: @upleaks

Get hyped up with the Galaxy Note 4 QHD wallpaper! [DOWNLOAD]

Posted by wicked August - 27 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Galaxy Note 4 the Date Episode 2-3

Our calendar is circled for September 3rd and we are ready to get our hands all over the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! The announcement is only a week away, and with all the details pretty much outed, it’s just a matter of waiting before everything is set in stone. Today we have a little something to get you all hyped up, though – the device’s stock wallpaper.

This QHD-ready (2560x2560p) wallpaper has been leaked and is ready for download. You can even use it on your own devices, but most of us currently sport 1080p phones, so very few can take advantage of the full resolution.

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More than anything, it serves as a bit of proof that the display will, in fact, come with a QHD 2560x1440p resolution. Not that we doubted it at this point, but a bit more corroboration is always welcomed.

Those who are curious about other specs can always look back at out previous reports for more Galaxy Note 4 details. Camera and fingerprint reader information was recently rumored. Those are always interesting, but for a Galaxy Note overload you can check out our Note 4 rumor roundup.

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Other specs do include a Samsung Exynos octa-core processor or a Snapdragon 805 (depending on your market, as well as that 5.7-inch QHD display, 3 GB of RAM, 16MP/3.68MP cameras and 32 GB of internal storage, among other things. It will definitely be a force to be reckoned with, so let’s stay tuned for IFA!

For now we can all just download this wallpaper and salivate over it. Simply click on the wallpaper, right-click and hit save.


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