Phones

HTC offers 32GB unlocked One on its web store

Smartphone maker HTC is doing its best to make its flagship One phone a popular little device.
First, it came out with the Developers Edition that packed in 64GB of storage plus an unlocked bootloader for keen fanatics to start playing around with.
Now HTC America is selling the One phone from its own web store.
It’s priced at $575 and for that, you get 32GB of on-board storage but you lose the unlocked bootloader.… Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 survives scratch torture test

Samsung’s up-coming Galaxy S4 smartphone will be one of the first to use Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 3 display screen covering.
Corning claims GG3 is three times tougher that its previous-generation glass and in a recent demonstration at Spain’s Mobile World Congress, showed it surviving being hit by a dropped 4.7-ounch steel ball. The same test on a piece of Aluminium didn’t go as well.… Read more

India develops world’s first smartphone for the blind

The one user group most smartphones don’t cater well for is the visually impaired.
But a team in India is claiming a world’s first design for a smartphone that works in Braille.
Sumit Dagar, a post-graduate of India’s National Institute of Design, has teamed up with IIT Delhi to produce a prototype of the Braille phone that’s currently in testing with Hyderabad’s LV Prasad Eye Institute.… Read more

64GB black edition of HTC One coming to AT&T and Sprint

HTC looks to have a sizeable hit on its hands with the new One smartphone.
The new HTC One phone features a Full HD (1920×1080-pixel) 4.7-inch LCD screen powered by Qualcomm’s popular Snapdragon 600 APQ8064 quad-core processor.
And now, ubergizmo is reporting that AT&T and Sprint are set to offer new Black editions of the phone. According to reports, AT&T has scored the 64GB on-board storage version as an exclusive while Sprint has nabbed the 32GB version.… Read more

Google to launch LTE Nexus 4 in May

Google’s Nexus 4 has become one of the most popular smartphones on the market (if you can get hold of one) thanks largely to its big 4.7-inch screen, fast quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064 processor and it’s comparatively low price tag.
However, two features that are commonly mentioned as being missing are 4G/LTE network connectivity and greater internal storage.
Ubergizmo is reporting that this situation looks set to change come this May, when Google is expected to announce a 32GB/LTE version of the Nexus 4 and its yearly Google I/O conference.… Read more

New Firefox OS smartphone to launch end of April

The Mozilla Foundation caused a few raised eyebrows when it announced it was producing its own operating system. However, one of the first fruits of its experiment is about the hit the global smartphone market.
Spanish retailer Geeksphone has just put its up-coming Keon M8666GP smartphone before the US FCC, according to Liliputing.com, featuring the new Firefox OS.
Its list of specifications reads like most basic entry-level phones with its 3.5-inch display panel and 480×320-pixel (HVGA) resolution.… Read more