HTC confirms IFA 2014 presence, 64-bit Desire phone incoming?

The already crowded list of IFA protagonists is about to overflow, as HTC has just joined Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG, Acer and Asus in a collective effort to tease the hell out of Berlin’s prestigious consumer electronics trade show.

ZTE Nubia 5S Mini LTE available stateside for $280 with 13 MP/5 MP cameras

A household name in the Chinese mobile phone industry for years now, ZTE is slowly but steadily coming out of its fail-proof shell, taking a leap of faith on a US market that’s still reticent to OEMs hailing from that particular part of the world.

HTC One M8 for Windows available with Verizon pacts at $100, coming soon to AT&T

The convolutedly but appropriately named HTC One M8 for Windows has gone official at last, after a lengthy buzz buildup, and as expected, its loyalty lies exclusively with Verizon. For a limited time only though, as AT&T will be adding the Windows Phone to its rich smartphone portfolio before long.

HTC One M7 getting Android 4.4.3 KitKat update in Europe

HTC has done a commendable job this year when it comes to Android updates. As promised, the manufacturer released the KitKat update for its HTC One M7 and other devices within a few months after receiving the update, even the Sense 6 update. After rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for its flagship device, reports suggest the same update is now rolling out for the HTC One M7 in parts of Europe.

Get ready for onslaught of Lenovo phones: Vibe X2, Apollo Yoga and more

Now that Lenovo is officially a more relevant player of the smartphone game than the suffering PC landscape, it makes perfect sense for the creators of the breathtaking Vibe Z2 Pro to focus on beefing up their mobile army. With or without Motorola’s support and expertise.

Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone becomes exclusive with Sprint

Following up on our post about the Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone, Sprint has just announced its availability to Sprint customers for a measly $239 sans contract or $10 month via Sprint’s Easy Pay Plan or $149.99 via Sprint’s prepaid plan. Although undisclosed as to when this phone will actually become available, its features and relatively cheap price despite its excellent feature are more than enough to generate a much needed press hype.

Noke Bluetooth padlock ditches stupid spinning dials

Kevo has been out for over a year, and thousands of users everywhere have been able to enjoy keyless entry. Why fish around for a key to unlock your front door when your mere presence can do the same? Technically, it’s a Bluetooth-enabled mobile device, but lets consider it one and the same. With this kind of success and innovation, it’s a wonder why more Bluetooth locks haven’t hit the scene. No more awkward fumbling.

Android 4.4.3 KitKat for Verizon HTC One M8 is expected to roll out by mid-September

HTC has been transparent when it comes to releasing software updates for their handsets. The company has already rolled out the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for the HTC One M8 in several regions, including a few carriers in the US as well. T-Mobile and AT&T have already released the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update, which also incorporates the bug fixes found inside the Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

HTC Butterfly 2 officially announced for Asian markets, features a Snapdragon 801 chipset

HTC has officially announced the Butterfly 2 which is set to launch in Asian markets in the coming weeks. The device brings top-of-the-line specifications. The handset will come with a different name in Japan where it will come with J Butterfly HTL23 moniker, while it’s known as HTC Butterfly 2 in other Asian markets.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 headed for Europe with Exynos 4415 SoC, 2 GB RAM

While nowhere near as revolutionary as high-end Galaxy Notes or members of the S family, first-generation Samsung Galaxy Megas basically started a trend of their own, creating the right environment for an unexpected rise of mid-range, budget-friendly phablets.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmark ‘confirms’ key specs: QHD screen, 16 MP cam

As if it wasn’t clear as day already Samsung will be putting everything but the kitchen sink inside the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 to make it the ultimate Android powerhouse, the past few days have brought confirmation of the phablet’s bleeding edge features via two sources.

Fingerprint scanner-toting Huawei Mate 7, Ascend G7 likely coming to IFA

Huawei doesn’t do mystery very well, as it seems, with cryptic IFA press invitations followed by less-than-subtle teaser images of, yes, the Ascend Mate 7. Or Mate 7, as Huawei could pull an LG and ditch the Optimus-like Ascend prefix for its spearheads, preserving it just for low-enders and mid-rangers.