Category: Breaking

Moto X Play Announced: A Longer Lasting, More Active Flagship Phone

20150728_093158The Moto X Play is Motorola’s second X-branded device announced today. Aimed towards battery life, up to two days on a single charge, and is advertised with a massive 3,630mAh battery to accomplish that. The same 21 megapixel sensor seen on the top-range Moto X Style carries over (capped at 1080p HD recording), with a 5.5-inch full HD display. A Snapdragon octa-core processor is the X Play’s heart, with 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB storage options, along with Moto Maker and a pure build of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Motorla pegs the Moto X Play launch in August.

Motorola Announces The New Moto G: A Mid-Ranger With Customization

motog-2015The Moto G is no longer a secret — it never really was anyways, with a litany of leaks during the past few days. From the Altman Building in NYC, Motorola has brought in new devices, one of which is the Moto G. A Snapdragon 410 chip, a 5-inc 720p screen, a 13-megapixel back camera, 1GB RAM (2GB on the 16GB model) and 8GB of internal storage, with Android 5.1 Lollipop and some Motorola additions, per usual.

In terms of durability, the Moto G is now IPX7 water resistant and goes on sale around the world, starting today for $179.99 for the 8GB model.

Moto X Style: The Newest, Spec Heavy Flagship Phone From Motorola


Starting with a front-facing stereo speaker, a coated silicone rubber soft-grip curved back (with anti-discoloration) and poise.  The new Moto X Style is designed to be stylish and customizable, via Moto Maker or out of the box, including leather and wooden back options with machined metal frames and metallic accents.

Availability will be across the world; the United States will see a launch in September, direct for Motorola, Amazon and BestBuy (and its stores) for $399.

Acer’s World Trade Center Press Event: Convertibles, Wearables, Gaming, Oh My

picsToday’s Acer event showcase features over 250 devices, with 40+ devices announced at the event. Acer’s new product line features some of the first Windows 10 devices on market, and that’s just the surface of Acer’s current advantage in the market, albeit brief, most likely.

From the 54th floor of the World Trade Center, Acer’s CEO Jason Chen unveiled to the global tech press new products of the company’s computer line. Chen’s new company strategy is composed of having designs “that captures people’s hearts”, bringing stable devices to market, and keeping it global by selling Acer devices in over 160 countries.

More after the break.

T-Mobile Uncarrier 9.0: The Un-Contract, Business Plans, And Partnering With GoDaddy & Microsoft

DSC_0081T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere is in New York City with the T-Mobile crew to present Uncarrier 9.0. This particular event ups the ante for T-Mobile public relations and their business customers.

The best price is the only price for everyone (in terms of business lines). Unlimited talk & text plus 1GB of 4G LTE data, at $15 per line at 20+ lines; at 1,000 lines a business can get each line priced at $10. Adding more data per line is accomplished per line, or per pool. In pooled purchasing of additional 4G LTE data for business users, $4.75 per gigabyte (an overage over the gig is still $4.75) is the price for a pool (say a 100GB pool).

To help invigorate the use of websites for businesses: T-Mobile has partnered with GoDaddy (!) to supply a free .com domain and website plan, as long as a single business line is activated. For a custom .com email, T-Mobile has also partnered with Microsoft, for customized email addresses.

Business family discounts are also being introduced, says Legere. Employees’ families save up to 50% when a business line is activated at T-Mobile, since family members are added as lines, rather than as completely new customers.

But, don’t fret: consumers will experience a different plan, called Carrier Freedom, which allows T-Mobile to pay the ETF up to $650, now including devices and the plan.

Legere, also states he’s bringing the contract back — in a new format, called the Un-Contract. It’s a consumer commitment that makes promotional plans permanent. Fixed plans won’t be changed, and unlimited plans will not be changed in price (but it might go down) or availability for the next two years.

Images after the break of some of the new Uncarrier moves, visualized.

HTC One M9: The 20MP Camera, 5-Inch Full HD Touting Smartphone


Above, the new HTC One M9. It’s the similar industrial design seen in the M8, and the M7 before it.

HTC’s trademark BoomSound speakers (with Dolby Audio tuning) adorn the top and bottom, a full 1080p HD 5-inch display is your window into its world, and an aluminum unibody design persists, but in four colors: pink, gun metal grey, gold, and two-tone gold silver. HTC Sense 7 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, to the delight of all.

A Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor is helped out by 3GB of RAM. The battery is a whopping 2840mAh, with 32GB of storage (expandable with microSD cards, 21GB of which is usable). Most interesting is the elimination of the UltraPixels on the back, which have been so-so throughout the years in terms of performance. Instead, HTC has used the UltraPixel technology for the front-facing camera, in an attempt to use the larger pixels to attain better night-time selfies. The back 20MP camera however, is your conventional yet top-spec camera sensor with 4K video recording. It’s really an evolutionary upgrade — the One M9

The new One M9 launches in the U.S. in mid-March on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

Apple’s Q1 2015 Record Results: $74.6B Revenue, $18B In Net Profit

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Apple released its fiscal Q1 2015 results, and they’re as profitable as ever. $74.6 billion in revenue, $18 billion in net profit representing $3.06 per share — it’s astounding, and everyone will be talking about it. Being the largest quarterly profit in recent memory, Apple’s Q1 results for 2015 are basically setting the pace for upcoming quarters.

In terms of devices, Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads and 5.5 million Macs in the quarter. Compared to Q1 2014, iPhone sales grew by 46 percent while iPad sales declined by 17.7 percent — testament that the iPad is losing its steam.

Apple as a whole, however? Not going away any time soon.

Via: Apple PR