HTC M8, the HTC One’s rumoured successor, leaked in images

A trio of images of HTC’s rumoured flagship smartphone for 2014 – the HTC M8 have appeared on the Web. The leaked images reveal the back cover along with a hole for fingerprint scanner on top.

HTC M8, the HTC One's rumoured successor, leaked in images

HTC M8, the HTC One’s rumoured successor, leaked in images

Images have emerged of the HTC M8, rumoured to be HTC’s flagship phone for 2014 on the Internet. The teaser images suggests that HTC is sticking to the same design it introduced with the HTC One.

In the picture, the HTC M8 features a cutout for a fingerprint scanner on top, pretty similar to the one introduced in the HTC One Max. Another notable change in the design is that the M8 appears to be much slimmer than the HTC One, with slightly more rounded edges. The rumored specs for HTC M8 include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM and Sense 6 UI. As far as the display is concerned, the screen size should be somewhere between 5 to 5.2 inches with a resolution of 2K (2048 x 1080 pixels).

However, nothing of this is officially confirmed yet, though we hope to hear more on the HTC M8.

HTC’s move for a turnaround with just one flagship did not seem to work for the Taiwanese manufacturer, as the excitement over the HTC One was very short-lived, which is quite perplexing because there was nothing wrong with the HTC One. As a matter of fact, it was probably one of the best smartphones of the first half of 2013. However, a lackluster marketing campaign and poor brand recognition led to its downfall.

It seems that HTC is already preparing for the next calender year with the M8. This could possibly be the one of the last chances for HTC to make a comeback and if CEO Peter Chou is not able to turn things around in the next product cycle, we might not see HTC in 2015.

Source: Unwiredview

 

Nokia Lumia 1020 to be available first week of October

If you’re part of the few who’ve been craving to get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 1020, you might not have to wait as long as you had thought.

Nokia Lumia 1020 to be available first week of October

Nokia Lumia 1020 to be available first week of October

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is coming to the Indian stopre shelves in the first week of October. No beating around the bush here people, because we all know how many of us are waiting eagerly for the device.

Nokia has been incredibly tight lipped about the Indian launch date and while the U.K. saw the phone launching in its market today for a whopping 600 pounds, the Indian market will be seeing the phone in the first week of October. While the price of the phone is still a mystery, quite possibly due to the current fluctuation in the rupee value.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 I the upcoming Windows Phone from Nokia, one that combines the much talked about 41-megapixel 1/2 inch sensor along with a fast f/2.2 aperture and an optical image stabilization system that has proven to be quite amazing. 

Besides the camera, the phone also runs off the Windows Phone 8 operating system and is powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (dual core clocked at 1.5 GHz) and 2GB of RAM. While the Lumia 1020 may not have a microSD slot, it does come with a generous 32GB of on-board storage. 

Microsoft to unveil new Windows Surface tablets on September 23

Microsoft released invites for the forthcoming Surface 2.0 event on September 23rd in New York City.

Microsoft to unveil new Windows Surface tablets on September 23

Microsoft to unveil new Windows Surface tablets on September 23

Microsoft is expected to unveil the next generation Surface tablets at an event in New York City on September 23rd. The company has already sent press invites to the media, though the software giant hasn’t made an official announcement about what it will put onstage.

According to rumours, Microsoft will unveil the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets — both will be the revamped versions of the existing Surface RT and Surface Pro models. Reports suggest the company will not be launching the rumored Surface mini at the September 23 event.

The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will include a two stage kickstand, however both tablets will be very similar to the current models. Microsoft will also be upgrading the new Surface 2 Pro tablet to Intel’s new Haswell processor, along with 8GB of RAM onboard. The Haswell upgrade will significantly improve the battery life with up-to two hours of added usage to the Surface Pro 2.

Microsoft sends invites for September 23 event

The Surface 2 will come with Windows RT 8.1, although the company plans to do away with the ‘RT’ name from the actual device. The tablet is expected to feature a 1080p display, with Nividia’s Tegra 4 processor. Battery life on the Surface 2 is expected to be around 8 hours with a new Power cover accessory for both tablets that is expected to boost the battery life through a built in battery in the keyboard cover.

It is highly possible that both these devices will be showcased at the September 23rd event, along with a new power cover and a new Docking station accessory.

Source: TheVerge

Micromax Canvas Ego A113 with Android Jelly Bean and 4.7-inch display available on preorder for Rs 12,999

Micromax’s new Android handset, the Canvas Ego A113, has been spotted selling on preorders at an online store for Rs 12,999. Though Micromax has not yet officially launched the Canvas Ego A113, the company has lately preferred to launch smartphones on e-commerce portals. Recently the company had unveiled the Canvas Fun A74 and Canvas Doodle 2 in a similar way.

Features-wise, the Micromax Canvas Ego A113 is a dual-SIM compatible smartphone, which comes with a 4.7-inch display. The phone comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, packs in a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB using microSD card and has an 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and an LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Other features include connectivity options Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, A-GPS and 3G support, sensors like gravity, proximity sensor, and a 2,000mAh battery with up to 5 hours of talk time.

At this price point, the phone will be facing tough competition from options like Xolo Play T1000 which packs in Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7-inch 720p display and is now available for approximately Rs 13,500.

Samsung reveals 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet, with Android 4.1

Samsung announces the colorful, Android 4.1-powered, 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablet for kids, featuring a dual-core processor, apart from preloaded apps and content for children.

Samsung reveals 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet, with Android 4.1

Samsung reveals 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet, with Android 4.1

Electronics giant Samsung has launched a new 7-inch tablet, called the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids. The tablet is a bright and colourful variation of the Galaxy Tab 3 and comes preloaded with apps, parental controls and content for children.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids has a 7-inch display screen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution. It has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card slot. The tablet has a 3 MP rear camera and a 1 MP front camera for video chatting. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids does not support any network connectivity, but comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n on the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and features Samsung’s software customizations.

The Galaxy Tab Kids has a child-friendly grip that protects the tablet. Samsung has also added a C Pen with the tablet which is like the S Pen and lets children draw on the tablet’s screen without damaging it. The tablet will be launched with a number of different stand options that are comfortable for kids.

Samsung has added interesting features in the tablet including a time management feature that allows parents to set specific time periods during which the tablet can be used by their kids. It has a password-protected lock screen that can be unlocked by an adult to use the device. The tablet offers parental controls to select which apps they want their child to use through the Application Manager. Samsung has also preloaded the Galaxy Tab 3 kids with a number of education, gaming, and e-book reading apps and has added a new child-friendly app store on the tablet.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be launched in September in Korea, and later on in the U.S., Europe, South America, China, Africa and Southeast Asia. The pricing of the tablet has not been revealed yet.

Source: TNW

Dual-SIM HTC One available online for Rs 46,495

Dual-SIM HTC One available online for Rs 46,495

New Delhi: While the dual-SIM version of the HTC One is still listed as “Coming Soon on the HTC India website, the phone has made its way to an online store. The dual-SIM HTC One is available on the e-commerce site Flipkart.com for Rs 46,495. Flipkart says, the dual-SIM HTC One, which is available in silver colour, will be delivered in 9-10 business days.

The dual-SIM version of the HTC One is similar to the original model. But unlike the original model, the dual SIM version has a microSD card slot to expand its memory. It supports a microSD card up to 64GB.

The phone has a 4.7-inch full HD display. The phone is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM. It is packed with a 2300 mAh battery.

Key Features of HTC One (Dual SIM)

– Dual SIM:

SIM1:- Up to HSPA (900/2100 MHz) and up to EVDO REV. B (800 MHz)

SIM2:- Up to EDGE (900/1800/1900 MHz)

– UltraPixel Primary Camera

– 4.6-inch Full HD Capacitive Touchscreen

– Full HD Recording

– Android Jelly Bean OS

– Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB

– HTC UltraPixel Camera

– 2.1 MP Secondary Camera

– 1.7 GHz quad-core Processor

HTC One Max Android smartphone shows off 5.9-inch display in leaked images

The almost-confirmed HTC One Max will be a larger variant of the HTC One with the same design and upgraded hardware.

HTC One Max Android smartphone shows off 5.9-inch display in leaked images

HTC One Max Android smartphone shows off 5.9-inch display in leaked images

Images of the forthcoming HTC One Max smartphone have been leaked online and show the phone’s massive 5.9-inch display. The One Max is a larger version of the HTC One, the Taiwanese phone maker’s flagship smartphone that was revealed in February of this year and launched in March. Apart from the One Max, HTC is also expected to launch the One Mini this month, which is a smaller, lower-priced variant of the original One.

As expected, the leaked images show that the HTC One Max will carry over the same design elements as the original One. This includes an aluminium unibody, a very thin bezel with two thin strips of metal at the top and bottom of the display, which host the speaker grills and the front-facing cameras.

The HTC One Max is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 800 SoC with a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The 5.9-inch display will have full-HD resolution and the smartphone will feature the same 4MP Ultra-Pixel camera as the original One. The One Max is expected to be about 9.4 mm thin and will run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with the HTC Sense 5.5 UI and a 3300mAh battery.

There’s no word yet on an actual launch date or pricing, so keep your eyes on this space.

Source: GSM Arena

Raspberry Pi, world’s cheapest computer, goes past 1.5 mln units sales

The Raspberry Pi, world’s cheapest computer, has seen sales going past 1.5 million units in just 18 months of its launch. The mini computer is said to be inspiring hobbyists and inventors around the world.

Raspberry Pi, world's cheapest computer, goes past 1.5 mln units sales

Raspberry Pi, world’s cheapest computer, goes past 1.5 mln units sales

Developers of the Raspberry Pi, also dubbed as the $25 computer, are overwhelmed by the massive popularity and demand of the device across the globe. The Pi, which is a single circuit board with a size of a credit card with no screen and keyboard, has sold almost 1.5 million units in last one and half years.

“We’re closing in on 1.5 million [sales] for something that we thought would sell a thousand,” reveals Eben Upton, executive director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. ”We’ve sold many more to children than we expected to sell, but even more to adults. They’re using it like Lego to connect things up.”

The Raspberry Pi, launched last year, is considered to be an educational tool for children to learn coding. However, the device is now being used innovatively in various industries. According to reports, the device is now being used to power warehouse doors in Malawi, photographing astral bodies from the US and robots in Japan.

Tokyo inventor Shota Ishiwatari has developed a small humanoid robot run by a Pi, which tells the weather, manage diary and even make coffee.

“I wanted to create something by using a 3D printer and the Raspberry Pi – two cool items,” he told AFP, adding that he wanted to demonstrate the potential of the device. “Many Raspberry Pi users did not know how to have fun with the chip. I wanted to present practical ways to play with it.”

Upton and his colleagues had first thought of developing of cheap computer suited to programming when they were teaching at Cambridge University. They noticed the children of then generation did not have access to the day-to-day experience of coding that helped the computer geeks in 1980s.

“They didn’t have the grungy familiarity with the dirty bits, the hacking,” Upton told AFP. “The theory of computer science is math, but the practice is a craft, like carpentry.”

The Raspberry Pi features a Broadcom BCM2835 chipset, ARM11 processor of 700MHz, 256MB RAM, RCA and HDMI output, 3.5 mm audio jack, USB2.0 support, and is powered by 5V over microUSB. It can Linux and the plethora of software available for it, and even play videos in HD.

Source: TheAgeAU

Dual-SIM HTC Butterfly S revealed with leaked image

According to rumours, a dual-SIM HTC Butterfly S in the works, and sports 5 inch display, 4 MP ultra pixel camera and Android Jelly Bean OS.

Dual-SIM HTC Butterfly S revealed with leaked image

HTC recently launched its Butterfly S smartphone and now according to rumours a dual-SIM version of the phone is also in the pipelines. The leaked images reveal that the Butterfly S dual-SIM phone will support sports a 5-inch display screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 441ppi pixel density.

According to @leakschina, the dual-SIM Butterfly S comes with a removable back cover that gives access to two micro-SIM card slots and a microSD slot. The dual SIM HTC Butterfly S has 144.5 x 70.5 x 10.9mm dimensions and weighs 159 grams approx. It will have 2GB of RAM similar to the Butterfly S. The phone will have the same 4 MP Ultra pixel Camera as the HTC One and a 2 MP front-facing camera for video calling.

The dual-SIM Butterfly S will run on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS and will have HTC’s latest Sense user interface. The phone is expected to be launched in China first, however there has been no word on the launch date or the price of the mobile.

The HTC Butterfly S smartphone has a 5-inch Super LCD3 display with 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution. It has a 4MP UltraPixel camera and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The mobile is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 600 1.9 GHz processor, with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB via MicroSD card slots and a 3200 mAH battery.

Source: GSMArena