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Saturday, December 14, 2013

HTC M8 Passes WiFi Certification

WiFi certification is an important step in bringing a smartphone in the market and HTC's highly anticipated flagship of 2014, HTC M8, has cleared this step today. This might gives one an idea that we will be seeing the next flagship early next year on CES or MWC '14. The specs are of course a step up compared to the beautiful HTC One but the official name is not known yet. It may have a new name altogether or something like HTC One Two. We will have to wait and see on this thing.

HTC One was launched back in February and was praised all across the globe for its design and build quality. Zero gap aluminum unibody handset looks premium from every aspect. HTC did try to imitate the design and quality on One Mini and One Max but both devices had their own reasons of having plastic edges on the sides which made the device look less premium. The next flagship might have a new design or HTC might stick with this unique design for a year or two. The specs of HTC M8 as revealed in WiFi Certification are as follows:
  • 5-inch 1080p display
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 2GB RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • Android 4.4

Seeing the devices like Samsung Galaxy Note III having 3GB RAM we might 3GB RAM in M8 as well because HTC will definitely want to keep up the competitors. Internal storage is a bit of concern too if there is no option of expanding the storage like on HTC M7. The above specs do not tell us about the battery size which is one of the most important features.

HTC One was launched in February on MWC '13 and was highly praised. When they were to bring the device to the market they ran into some trouble of shortage of availability of parts and the production slowed down. Meanwhile Samsung brought the mighty Galaxy S4 and Sony chipped in with Xperia Z. HTC, even after producing one gem of a device, could not get a big market share. In the light of this, we may expect HTC launching the next year's flagship as early as possible so HTC M8 gets ample time to develop its market.

Are you really looking forward to buy this device? How do you see this device coping with other flagships of other manufacturers? Drop a comment below in the comments section and let us know what do you think about this device.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Black HTC One Max Debuts in Hong Kong

The latest member of HTC One family, HTC One Max, has been out for more than a couple of months. With it's mammoth 5.9-inch display the device is up to the par with Samsung Galaxy Note III and Sony Xperia Z Ultra. This maximixed HTC One has made it's debut in Hong Kong in pure black color giving it a more professional look. The metal body on both front and back and the plastic on the sides are all black making this device look more elegant. The device today appeared on the manufacturer's Hong Kong website.
There is currently no indication if this device will make its way to other international markets but seeing how HTC operates we might see this black giant making its way in other markets too. HTC may follow the same trend as with HTC One and in case that happens we may see One Max in a bunch of different colors.
Are you looking forward to buy this beast of a device? Let us know about your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sunday, December 08, 2013

Smartphone Users Around The World - An Infographic

The time we are living in is all about technology. We see a new piece of innovation popping up every other day. Computers in early 2000s were a real breakthrough in the field of technology but ever since smartphones have stepped in the use of technology has been revolutionized. Smartphones have changed the use of technology as people now have powerful gadgets in their pockets which are capable of almost everything. Laptops replaced desktop computers few years back and now hybrid laptops (laptops-cum-tablets) are set to replace them. Like wise, smartphones have improved over time and are being sold like hot cakes all across the globe. Today, people of all age groups use smartphones including teenagers. The following infographic will give you a clear idea.

Smartphone Users Around The World

The volume of smartphone users is increasing rapidly. Do you think it's better to be surrounded by technology or you have some concerns over this situation? Let us know in the comments below.
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Saturday, November 02, 2013

LG Nexus 5 is Now Official

After countless leaks and rumors Google finally announced the latest edition of Nexus line up yesterday. Google-backed and LG-manufactured Nexus 5 comes with the latest version of android 4.4 named KitKat. The device has a slightly higher price than last year's Nexus phone but when it comes to specifications and features LG Nexus 5 comes out on top in every aspect.

LG Nexus 5 specs

Leaks and rumors had already provided us with specs but here are the official specs: 5-inch 1080p display (445ppi), 2.3 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB RAM, 8MP rear shooter, 1.3MP camera on the face and 16/32GB internal storage. The device is LTE enabled too. Other specs include dualband WiFi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0.
Nexus 5 has a whole bunch of sensors packed inside. These include GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, proximity/ambient light, pressure and barometer. The device is capable of wireless charging as well.

LG Nexus 5 price and availability

Nexus 5 appeared on Google Play shortly after the announcement. The device is for sale in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea. Checkout the following links if you're interested to get one.

LG Nexus 5 gallery


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Friday, August 16, 2013

See If You Will Get Exynos 5420 or Snapdragon 800 Powered Samsung Galaxy Note III in Your Country

Samsung has been following the trend of providing variants of flagship phones and Samsung Galaxy Note III will offer that too. Note III which is to be announced soon will feature two types. A phone having Octa-Core Exynos 5420 chip and the other one Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor. Other than this the specs of both phones are exactly identical.
Following's the list of availability of Note III in different countries. The list is not final yet but it will be same more or less. There are a few countries which are in both lists. Those are for LTE capable countries. The list contains a very small number of countries but this will surely give an idea what to expect in your area.

SM-N900 – octa-core Exynos 5420 / ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU

  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

SM-N9005 – quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) - Adreno 330 GPU

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • USA
  • United Kingdom.

SM-N9002 – Dual SIM - octa-core Exynos 5420 / ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU

  • China
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Here's The Monster: Sony Honami

We have seen pretty powerful phones in 2013 and phones like HTC Max and Galaxy Note III are on their way but the leak we have today is really something outstanding. The images of a Sony device have leaked today on a Chinese website Digi-wo code named 'Honami' with some specs. Well, specs are really mouth watering but we do doubt on some of those too.

Sony Honami, the leaked device, has a 20.7MP rear camera capable of capturing 4K video.
Yes you read that right! We are talking about a phone capable of capturing 4K video. The device is powered by Snapdragon 800 chip with 2GB RAM running Android 4.2.2 out of the box. 3,000mAh battery is bit of a concern seeing the specs of the phone. The phone will have 16GB on board storage and will feature 1080p Full HD display.
We are entering into a new era for sure and this phone, if real, will surely make a difference in mobile phone industry. Stay tuned for more and let us know how do you see this device coming.
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Rumors Suggest 5.2 Inch Nexus 5 in The Works by LG

A new day and we have a new rumor popping up. We have had mixed reports on Nexus 5 in the past and we have some more details today. A report has come up suggesting the new Nexus 5 will indeed be manufactured by LG and will feature a 5.2 inch display.
Other rumored specs include 1.9GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 600 chipset, 2GB RAM, 10MP camera and a 3000mAh battery. The phone will be available in 16/32GB internal storage options too.
There is one more interesting thing to note here that the rear button form factor of the LG G2 will not be featured in Nexus 5. Instead the button has been moved to the side in this case. We'll have to wait and see if there's any degree of truth in this or not.
So, the next generation Google phone will have top notch specs as the rumor suggests. How do you see this device coming? Is it going to pose any threat to Samsung, HTC or Sony? Let us know in the comments below. 
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