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  • The next best Android tablet: Nexus 9 expected to arrive Q4 2014 says HTC (accidentally)

    Who’s keen for another Nexus tablet? Well, the Nexus 9 is coming, if this report from Focus Taiwan can be trusted. One of HTC’s presidents, Jack Tong, mentioned during a New York press event that the 8.9″ Nexus 9 is “HTC’s commitment” for reentering the luscious tablet game. HTC launched theĀ first Nexus device (the One) back in 2010, with others following due to the tablets roaring success. The Nexus 9 though, is reportedly being launched 16 October and will arrive first in Taiwan sometime in Q4. A rather prominent Android developer also tweeted the launch date, adding further credence to...

  • Could the massive Motorola Shamu be Google’s Nexus 6 phablet?

    A few weeks ago, the world thought that Google’s Nexus line would be severed, but this was pointless panic considering we haven’t seen a Nexus product for quite sometime. While HTC is allegedly building a tablet dubbed the Volantis, Motorola (report courtesy of 9to5Google) has outed a device dubbed the “Shamu”. And yes, it is the size of a whale. We’re not sure what to call this. It’s larger than most phablets, but smaller than most tablets. It harbours a strange, but attractive middle ground. At 5.92″, the enlarged Moto X, which may be called the Nexus 6, dwarfs Apple’s iPhone...

  • Chromecast screen mirroring now enabled for high-end Android gizmos

    Finally, after much ado, Google has given a select group of Android devices the ability to mirror screens across to Chromecast, an ability that had been touted at this year’s Google I/O. This new feature, announced on the Chrome blog, allows specific Android-based phones and tablets to share its screen to Google’s Chromecast dongle, granting users the power to watch videos, share pictures or view additional device content on a larger screen. Content will also appear larger but “exactly as you see it on your mobile device”, so that potentially includes anything from a 42-inch game of Angry Birds to...

  • Iron Man-red HTC M8 and Kyocera Brigadier headed to Verizon

    Evan Nelson Blass, known to us as Evleaks has two new phones for us to look at: an Iron-Man red HTC M8 and an incredibly rugged-looking Kyocera Brigadier, both coming to the US telecom Verizon. Kyocera Brigadier, 2014 pic.twitter.com/Li5hnUumUh — @evleaks (@evleaks) April 23, 2014 Tough crowd… pic.twitter.com/V9b58OH83W — @evleaks (@evleaks) April 23, 2014 Little is known of the Kyocera Brigadier, except that Kyocera is a fan of releasing chunky, rugged, water and drop-proof Android phones so we can expect that from the Brigadier. Will Kyocera’s new phone be like the title it’s named after (a brigadier is one of the highest ranks...

  • Introducing the HTC One (M8): did ‘the best’ just get better?

    The unoriginally named new HTC One, or the HTC One (M8) is the company’s best phone since… the old HTC One. Will the M8 draw in new fans? That’s a yes. Can it revive HTC’s flagging fortunes. Probably not. Still, the M8 is the hottest phone we’ve seen in an age and when it comes to South Africa, we’ll snap it up faster than a gold-plated HTC One. So what’s the M8 got in store for us? It’s much slicker and metal-y than before. The M8 is 90% metal, while the older HTC One was 70% – this gives the...

  • HTC’s genius plan to save itself: two new smartwatches and a musical bracelet

    HTC, like Nintendo and many other gadget makers are suffering continued financial losses in 2014. The smart move would be to hunker down, offer phones that people really want, and create services that make a difference in our lives. In HTC’s case, it’s chosen to go with the current trend and release three wearable devices: a bracelet that plays music, A Google Now-equipped smartwatch, and a Toq clone (a smartwatch designed by chipmakers Qualcomm). For those who can’t tell, we think it’s a bad idea. But hey, what do we know? We’re only the ones who’re going to be...

  • HTC shakes magic 8-ball: smartwatch, new HTC One planned for 2014

    This is a bit of a stretch, but according to a recent Bloomberg interview with HTC, the firm will soon venture into smartwatch territory. There’s been years of both technological and developmental issues surrounding the watch, says HTC, “Many years ago we started looking at smartwatches and wearables, but we believe that we really have to solve the battery problems and the LCD light problems. These are customer-centric problems.” Smartwatch’s have had a tough time making any sort of emotional impact with users, never mind most of the devices failing financially. If HTC can create a One Smartwatch with...

  • 6 brilliant smartphones for under R2000

    A quick note: most of these phones, in South Africa at least, are rare to find on contract. These are the recommended prices for the phones and as such (especially if the phones are sold brand new), some of the phones may cost over R2000. But that’s why we wrote this guide. Fight for your rights, search the Gumtrees of this world and use our guide as a baseline for pricing. We all love our smartphones. Packed with features, our special little devices connect you to every aspect of our digital life, from making calls and sending texts (infrequently) to...

  • HTC supposedly working on Android smartwatch with camera

    According to Bloomberg News, HTC is currently working on its own piece of wearable tech (which wouldn’t come as such a surprise considering current market developments). The smartwatch is suspected to run Android and have a camera. Although there isn’t too much information about the product specs and development, anonymous sources close to the matter say it will be released next year. Yesterday HTC co-founders Peter Chou and Cher Wang said that smartwatches are part of a “critical segment” of today’s evolving market. In an interview with the Financial Times, Chou also hinted at developing wearable tech to be “more...

  • Giant screen, crazy speakers, fingerprint scanner: HTC’s One Max is official

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3, meet your new over-sized competitor: the HTC One Max. Yep, after months of leaks and rumours, HTC’s new Android phablet is official. Oh, and yes, it really does have a fingerprint scanner. HTC’s mega companion to the flagship One is all about going big. It is a massive 164.5 x 82.5mm and just over a centimetre thick, and has a 5.9″, full 1080p HD screen and 1.7GHz quad-core CPUs. Its design is very similar to the smaller HTC One, with the same sleek aluminium casing with a notable difference: on the back of the phone, below...