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By August 22, 2014 Read More →

HTC One (M8) for Windows

htc-one-m8-windows-designA few days ago HTC announced the latest itteration to the hugely popular and award-winning HTC One (M8) with their truly inspiringly named HTC One (M8) for Windows…

 

HTC offers Windows platform on flagship device, blends premium hardware with unique software experience

BELLEVUE, WA – August 19, 2014 –HTC, a global leader in innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC One® (M8) for Windows®, marking the first time an iconic flagship device offers multiple operating systems.

This new smartphone combines the stunning, award-winning design and experiences of the HTC One (M8) with the latest Windows Phone software on America’s largest and most reliable network. Verizon Wireless is the exclusive launch partner for the HTC One (M8) for Windows and it will be available in stores and online, with online sales beginning at noon EDT today and in stores tomorrow.

Unmistakably the One
The HTC One (M8) for Windows offers the same premium design of HTC’s award-winning HTC One (M8), which features an all-metal unibody design and an elegantly curved back to match the hand’s contours.

The unique experiences of the original HTC One (M8) have been brought to the Windows Phone version, including HTC BlinkFeed®, HTC BoomSound™, Duo Camera with UltraPixel™, Video Highlights, a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera and support for the HTC Dot View™ case.

  • HTC BlinkFeed is uniquely integrated into the Live Tile layout and provides quick access to the content and social networks that matter most.
  • HTC BoomSound features dual front-facing speakers and a unique sound profile that deepens bass, enhances vocals and fine tunes track details for a rich, immersive listening experience. 
  • The signature HTC One Duo Camera with UltraPixel technology captures remarkable low-light images and offers a variety of after-effects for added artistic flair or humor.
  • Video Highlights offer consumers an easy and entertaining way to easily create mini-movies and animated picture reels set to music*.
  • A 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens excels at taking personal pictures that let you capture more in the shot – more people, more scenery.
  • The uniquely designed HTC Dot View case provides consumers with instant phone access while the case is still closed. Users can answer calls, receive email & text notifications, check weather and more. And with the Dot View Case for the HTC One (M8) for Windows, personal digital assistant Cortana can help with reminders, queries and chit chat without having to open the case.

The HTC One (M8) for Windows is also covered by HTC Advantage™, which provides the industry’s only free cracked screen replacement program, along with a commitment to support timely software updates.**

“Consumers love the HTC One (M8) and today’s introduction extends that enthusiasm to new audiences hungry for choice in their mobile experience,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC Americas. “HTC fills a gap in the market for unique devices that put a premium on form and function. Microsoft shares our vision, and that’s why we committed to bringing the Windows Phone platform to the
HTC One (M8).”

HTC One Plus a New OS Experience
Under the hood is Windows Phone 8.1 Update, which incorporates a host of meaningful innovations:

  • Cortana, Windows Phone’s truly personal digital assistant, makes her HTC debut in this phone. Adept at searching for sushi and setting calendar appointments, Cortana also offers the ability to proactively warn you when it’s time to leave for your next appointment or remind you to pick up milk on the way home.
  • Action Center provides one swipe access to all your recent notifications and messages, as well as programmable quick settings.
  • Apps Corner sandboxes apps and folders into a protected area of the phone.
    • Small business owners can use their HTC One (M8) for Windows as a point of sale device without making personal information available.
    • Users can separate personal and professional information, creating distinct experiences for work and pleasure in a single device.
  • Windows Phone takes on the chores of battery, data and storage management, and keying in passwords for known Wi-Fi networks, allowing users more time to explore the phone’s innovative functionality that truly puts consumer needs first.

“The HTC One (M8) for Windows is true to the flagship product’s award-winning design and unique experience while also taking the best of what Windows Phone has to offer,” said Darren Laybourn, corporate vice president of engineering for Microsoft. “We succeeded in offering customers the best of both our worlds with this phone.”

Availability
The HTC One (M8) for Windows is available beginning at noon EDT today, exclusively through Verizon Wireless online for a promotional price of $99.99 with a new two-year contract for a limited time or $29.99 per month on Verizon Edge, and available in stores tomorrow. Additionally, Microsoft Stores will sell the device with Verizon Wireless service and a special offer for a free HTC Dot View Case and screen protector for $25. The retro styling of HTC Dot View, HTC’s intuitive and eye-catching case that shows calls and alerts through a protective shell, is available as an accessory for the HTC One (M8) for Windows.

 

 

 

 

HTC One (M8) for Windows specification:

  • Size

    146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

  • CPU Speed

    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801, 2.3 GHz, quad-core CPUs

  • Memory1

    Total storage: 32GB, available capacity varies
    RAM: 2GB
    Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 128GB additional storage (card not included)

  • Sensors

    • Accelerometer
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor
    • Gyro sensor
  • Camera

    Duo camera
    Primary camera: HTC UltraPixel™ camera , BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0 um, sensor size 1/3”, f/2.0, 28mm lens
    HTC ImageChip 2. 1080p Full HD video recording
    Secondary camera: capture depth information

    Front camera
    5MP, BSI sensor, wide angle lens. with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording
    Photo Edit with UFocus™, Dimension Plus™, Seasons, Foregrounder, Image match

  • AC Adapter

    Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
    DC output: 5 V and 1.5 A

  • Weight

    160g

  • Platform Windows

    Windows® Phone 8.1

  • Network2

    2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

    • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

    3G – WCDMA:

    • 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps

    CDMA:

    • 800/1900

    4G – LTE:

    • Bands 3,4,7,13
  • Connectivity

    • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
    • NFC
    • Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
    • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    • micro-USB 2.0 port
    • Support consumer infrared remote control
  • Multimedia

    Audio supported formats:
    Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)
    Recording: .aac

    Video supported formats:
    Playback:.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
    Recording: .mp4

  • Display

    5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p

  • SIM Card Type

    nano SIM

  • GPS

    • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
    • Digital Compass
  • Sound Enhancement

    HTC BoomSound™
    Dual front-facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
    Sense Voice

  • Battery3

    Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
    Capacity: 2600 mAh
    Talk time:
    Up to 22 hours for 3G
    Standby time:
    Up to 528 hours for 3G

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By August 18, 2014 Read More →

Acer Liquid E3 Unboxing

vlcsnap-2014-08-14-12h48m00s13Acer have sent over their dual sim Liquid E3 low end smartphone. This Android powered phone features a great amount of power and genuinely impressive styling.

 

Acer Liquid E3 specification:

  • Mediatek MT6589 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • 4 GB ROM
  • +.03.
  • 1 GB RAM
  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 for both SIM 1 & 2
  • 136 x 68 x 9 mm (5.35 x 2.68 x 0.35 in)
  • 134 g
  • microSD, up to 32 GB
  • 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • 2 MP, LED flash
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches

 

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By August 16, 2014 Read More →

4G Quad Core for £60 from Gearbest

1406826577626-P-1902461Gearbest.com are offering the Landvo L200G for a mere £63. This 4G device is one of the first phones running the MT6290 ARMv7 Quad core, 1.3GHz processor. Coupled with a 5.0 inch QHD IPS display this is a bargain if ever there was one. The only downside is the 4GB Rom onboard, however for this price its hard to complain.

Main Features:

  • 4G: FDD-LTE, 1800MHz, 2600MHz
  • 3G: WCDMA 850MHz, WCDMA 900MHz, WCDMA 1900MHz, WCDMA 2100MHz
  • 2G: GSM 850MHz, GSM 900MHz, GSM 1800MHz, GSM 1900MHz
  • OS: Android 4.4
  • CPU: MTK6582 ARMv7 Quad core, 1.3GHz
  • 1GB RAM + 4GB ROM
  • 5 inch IPS Display for razor sharp images
  • Support Gravity/Light/Proximity Sensing System
  • FM/MP3/MP4/Bluetooth/GPS Function Supported

 

You can find out more over on their Facebook page, including opportunities of win gear.
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By August 15, 2014 Read More →

Acer Liquid S2 Unboxing

vlcsnap-2014-08-14-13h43m18s174Acer have provided us with a red Acer S2, the phablet to end all phablets. Alongside the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 this 6.0″ device is juxtaposed by it’s Nano Sim card slot!

Acer Liquid S2 sepcification:

  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 900 / 2100, LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6.0 inches
  • 16 GB ROM
  • 2 GB RAM
  • microSD, up to 128 GB
  • Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
  • 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED ring flash, 2160p@24fps, 1080p@60fps
  • 2 MP, 1080p@30fps

 

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By August 13, 2014 Read More →

Nexus 6 specs spotted?

AtutuIt looks like some specs of the Nexus 6 alongside its Motorola Shamu codename have been spotted under the benchmarking app AnTuTu. AnTuTu’s database contains the listing for a device called “Google shamu” sporting a Qualcomm  Snapdragon 805 chipset with a quad-core Krait 450 processor working at 2,65GHz, 3GB of RAM and the Adreno 420 GPU. We also see a 5.2″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560 pixel) display. The camera weighs in at 13Megapixel alongside a 2.1MP front facing camera. 

Pretty beefy specs and something worth getting excited over. However, this could just be a list of speculated specifications, or place holder details for an upcoming announcement. 

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By August 6, 2014 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S5 Video Comparison

S5 ArtyThe Samsung Galaxy S5 has been out for a little while now and has met with some of the more mixed feedback we have seen for a flagship smartphone. There is always a battle of the camera and in a series of videos we hope to help you make your own mind up on which device has the best video quality for your needs.

Test video quality isn’t an easy thing, there are many factors to deal with, just as still shots. I find the best test is a dashboard mount as over a few minutes the camera will have to pull focus multiple times, deal with an extreme variety of light conditions and constant movement, not to mention shakes. In addition the microphone’s performance will also be put to the test with the constant background noise, whilst balancing vocal input.

The following are the Samsung Galaxy S5′s attempt to deal with a quick journey through my home town in my 3.0 litre pick-up truck on the four different settings available.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Ultra HD setting:

Samsung Galaxy S5 Full HD setting:

Samsung Galaxy S5 HD setting:

Samsung Galaxy S5 VGA setting:

By August 5, 2014 Read More →

STK 3 In 1 Data and Charging Cable Unboxing

1Mobilefun.co.uk have very kindly provided us with a STK 3 In 1 Data and Charging Cable with 8Pin Connector allowing charging of an iPad, iPhone 5, 5S, 4 and 4S alongside older iPad, iPhone and ipod models and a microUSB for most else. Charging a couple of phone should be okay, however dumping two tablets on there might not garner the most spectacular results.

Supports use with Apple Lightning, Apple 30 pin and Micro USB devices

Designed to be the only cable that you will ever need – the STK 3 in 1 cable features Apple Lightning, Apple 30 pin and Micro USB connectors – designed to charge any device which uses any of these adapters.

With more and more devices using Micro USB charging adapters, this cable is also designed to be future proof – so you won’t need to keep purchasing new cables to match your numerous devices.

Charge and sync your devices

Quickly and easily sync / charge your mobile devices with the STK 3 in 1 Charge and Sync cable.

Provides quick and easy charging for a wide range of devices

Designed to give you complete freedom, the 3 in 1 cable allows you to manage all of your devices without having to carry around different cables with you all the time. This is the perfect solution for on-the-go lifestyles and multiple device owners.

Simultaneous charging – charge all devices at once

With this 3-in-1 Charge and Sync cable you can charge all of your devices at the same time, using just one USB cable.

You can pick one up from mobilefun.co.uk.

 

By August 4, 2014 Read More →

LG G3 Video Comparison

20140727_132358The LG G3 is one of the year’s sensations pleased most and meeting little in the way of critical feedback. In this series of posts we will be comparing the video quality between devices one their various setting. We have recently looked at the  Samsung Galaxy S5 and it’s time for the LG G3 to have a go.

Test video quality isn’t an easy thing, there are many factors to deal with, just as still shots. I find the best test is a dashboard mount as over a few minutes the camera will have to pull focus multiple times, deal with an extreme variety of light conditions and constant movement, not to mention shakes. In addition the microphone’s performance will also be put to the test with the constant background noise, whilst balancing vocal input.

The following are the LG G3′s attempt to deal with a quick journey through my home town in my 3.0 litre pick-up truck on the four different settings available.

LG G3 Ultra HD setting:

 

LG G3 Full HD setting:

 

LG G3 HD setting:

 

LG G3 120 HD Slow Motion setting:

 

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By August 1, 2014 Read More →

LG G3 Unboxing

LG G3 UnboxingClove.co.uk have sent over an LG G3. This latest flagship phone and successor to the tremendously popular LG G2 has arrived hot on the heels of HTC’s flagship One (M8) and Samsung’s Galaxy S5. That’s stiff competition, the critics have been hailing it as a triumph since the announcement and the press has gone bonkers for it. Not an easy phone to get your hands one, even to review, there are reports of shortages world wide however we have managed to get one albeit a little later than most other reviewers.

 

LG G3 specification:

  • 5.5 inches
  • Quad HD (2560 X 1440)
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ with 2.46 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 2gb / 3 gb RAM
  • 16gb / 32gb Storage
  • 13 mp rear 2.1 mp front facing
  • Micro SD (up to 128GB | 2TB capable)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE .
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)#
  • 3,000mAh / Replaceable / Wireless Charging

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By July 13, 2014 Read More →

Screen casting from Android to Chromecast

cast_screenThose lovely people at Google are currently packing in the ultimate feature for the Chromecast, screen casting. Now, anything on your Android device can appear on the TV. Google are pushing sharing features more so than gaming and apps by saying “You can share photos stored on your phone with a group of friends, or scope out the scenery for your next family vacation together on the big screen using Google Earth.”

This feature is currently in beta and will roll out on popular Android phones or tablets from Samsung, HTC, LG, and others over the next few days. Look out for the 1.7 update of the Chromecast app on Google Play store to use this new feature. 

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