Microsoft has announced that the first significant update for Windows 8.1 will start rolling out in the spring.
Mr. Joe Belfiore, the vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management, made the announcement during the company’s press event at the Mobile World Congress. Read more »
A Google-made smartwatch has been living in Rumorland for quite a while now, but the hotly anticipated accessory might finally debut at the company I/O developer’s conference that kicks off on June 25.
According to the notorious tipster evleaks, the upcoming wearable from Google will be manufactured by LG. Read more »
LG G Flex made its way officially to the United States, so we managed to spend some one-on-one time with an AT&T version of the self-healing curved phablet. The LTE device is also offered by T-Mobile and Sprint across the Atlantic.
The AT&T branded LG G Flex sports the same hardware as the Korean version which we extensively reviewed. Its specs include Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in memory, 6” 720p curved P-OLED touchscreen, and 13MP camera. Read more »
Sony has released a new video teaser with the promise that “Something extraordinary is coming…” at its MWC event, which takes place in two days from now.
The teaser runs for about 15 seconds and doesn’t give anything away. The short video ends with a “what comes next?” tag line and what we can guess based on the rumor mill is that the upcoming device could well be the new flagship device and the successor of the Xperia Z1 smartphone. Read more »
Unfazed by the lackluster demand for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung is (ahem) gearing towards launching its successor. And it seems there are going to be not one but two new Galaxy Gear smartwatches this year.
Evleaks just tweeted a photo of two new Samsung smartwatches that look quite similar to the current Galaxy Gear, called Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo. Taking Samsung’s recent naming convention into consideration, the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo is bound to be simpler of the two new watches with more aggressive pricing. Read more »
BlackBerry has revealed that their BlackBerry Messenger or BBM service will soon get premium stickers for use in chats. Like, paid stickers. Involving actual money. For stickers. On BBM.
The stickers will be available for purchase from the new BBM Shop, which will be launched simultaneously. The store will be within the app itself and for now will feature several premium sticker packs containing 20-25 stickers each along with a free BBM sticker pack including stickers of current BBM emoticons. Read more »
Qualcomm has announced a sweet $100 off the price of their smartwatch, the Qualcomm Toq. The device was originally priced at $349.99 but will now be available at $249.99 for both the black and the white versions.
The Toq is Qualcomm’s first attempt at the nascent smartwatch category. The unique feature about this watch that set it apart from the Pebble was the presence of a color Mirasol display, also developed by Qualcomm. Although a decent smartwatch, the price was clearly too high for many aspiring buyers, so it’s no wonder Qualcomm dropped it not too long after launch. Read more »
Apple has released a tiny update for iOS devices running iOS 7. This will bump up the version number to iOS 7.0.6 and brings with it just one small change.
The update provides a fix for SSL connection verification, preventing an attacker with a privileged network position from capturing or modifying data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS. Read more »
The V-Moda VAMP VERZA belongs to a small group of mobile accessories, made for only the most committed audiophiles. The gadget combines a universal headphone amplifier, digital to analog converter, and a backup battery pack in a compact, sleek-looking package.
Headphone amplifiers are designed to bring out the best of high-end, usually over-ear headphones, as the built-in audio chips in today’s smartphones cannot bring out their full potential. Mobile headphones amps vary greatly in price and capabilities, with the V-Moda VAMP VERZA being a decidedly high-end offering. Read more »
Vodafone and Verizon have been partners for 14 years, but it looks like Big Red is now traveling on by itself.
Verizon has recently bought out all of Vodafone’s stock in its company. Read more »
Love the Nokia HERE Maps application, but don’t have a Nokia Windows Phone handset? Well you’re in luck.
With the Windows 8.1 upgrade, all Windows-based computers with the software update will get to enjoy Nokia HERE Maps. Read more »
Nokia continues the green duck teasing of their X Android smartphone. This time, we see a wall of cell phones barely able to hold back a flood.
Expect the full reveal to occur during Mobile World Congress, which starts on February 24th in Barcelona. As always, we’ll be providing up to-the-minute information on the event and all of its news and releases. Read more »
Opera has been hard at work with carriers to make mobile internet more affordable than ever, and their latest Web Pass service is the latest product of that endeavor.
The service lets operators package mobile internet offerings that allow you to browse the web on a 3G network limited by time, content, or both. Read more »
So you want a beast of a gaming tablet, but don’t want to sacrifice data connectivity? Well then Nvidia has something that’s right up your alley.
They just announced that they will be releasing the Tegra Note 7 LTE. Read more »
Sony has tweeted out an image (shown below) of processed film, lots of sticky note paper and scribbles with the promise that “Something extraordinary is coming…”.
While we cannot gather much from the laconic image what we can guess at is that the something in question is coming in a couple of days at the Mobile World Congress and could very well turn out to be the Xperia Z2. Perhaps the numerous colorful props in the image would indicate a black, white, red, purple, yellow and pink color option, or perhaps we’re looking too much into it? Read more »