LG today has officially announced its latest handset from the G3 series, the LG G3. To be released in various international markets starting June, LG said that the LG G3 is a new, simple and yet smart mobile device. The LG G3 is said to have been a tweaked version of the previously successful LG smartphone, the LG G2.
AT&T today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini with HD Voice. This is the first handset by AT&T to be enabled with Voice Over LTE. Available starting May 23, 2014 online or from AT&T store location, the Galaxy S4 Mini with HD Voice can be had through zero down and no commitment, or by paying an upfront fee of $14.24 on Next 18 or $18.50 on Next 12. The price of the Galaxy S4 Mini with a two-year agreement is $49.99.
As a native Californian, I’m always on the prowl for news from my great home state. However, today I was a little disappointed to hear the state shot down the “kill switch” smartphone bill by a mere two votes.
While some are busy with spring cleaning, Verizon seems to be engaged in the spring device updating business. The most popular mobile operator stateside has just inconspicuously rolled out two entry-level phone sequels, naming them simply and suitably LG Optimus Zone 2 and Extravert 2.
We haven’t heard much about Kyocera but the company is still alive. The last we heard about it was last January when the Hydro Plus Android Smartphone and the rugged Kyocera Hydro XTRM were shown off. And now it seems Kyocera wants to take us back to memory lane by introducing a slider phone. Yup, the design is so last decade, reminiscent of the HTC Winmo, Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 handset, and the Samsung Transfix.
Just last week, specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom have been spotted written on a piece of paper. This week, we’re seeing a leaked picture of the cameraphone. The Galaxy S5 Zoom aka the Galaxy K is Samsung’s second venture in the camera-phone game. It’s more of a camera that has basic phone capabilities.
There’s usually nothing lamer than a big-time tech company, Google not included, trying to stage an April Fools’ prank. Besides the tricks being way too obvious most of the time, either the jokes end up offending someone, or they just turn out unequivocally unfunny.
Last year, Motorola unveiled their budget-friendly Moto G in Brazil, which came with a pretty decent set of specifications at a very affordable price tag. The handset went on sale on Motorola’s website for $179 for the 8GB model, while the 16GB will cost $199. According to a new report from Kantar WorldPanel for the three months ending February 2014, Motorola is gaining from “almost nothing” to a decent 6 percent smartphone sales in Britain.
One of the many smartphones we’re anticipating right now is the OnePlus One. Earlier in January, it was introduced as the “Perfect Smartphone”. Of course, that is one ambitious description, but the company behind it must believe in the product so much. The startup OnePlus is releasing its own smartphone with a $400 price tag.
It has become a norm for handsets to get dust and water-resistant certifications. Sony has received its fair share of success with its Xperia line up being dust and water-resistant. It’s not just Sony; Samsung also released its later flagship device with IP67 certification making the handset dust and waterproof. Now, it seems LG is going to follow the same route with the alleged LG G3, which is expected to see the light of the day later this year.
I haven’t given in to e-readers but I understand the fascination. The only reason why I don’t have one is because I have an iPad and an iPhone. I use the Kindle app to read e-books so there really is a need for one.
Back at the Mobile World Congress 2014, HTC unveiled a couple of handsets, including the Desire 816 and Desire 610, targeted towards the mid-range market segment. If you thought the company was done with the launches, think again as the company unveiled yet another mid-range handset dubbed as the HTC Desire 310.