T-Mobile Holding Carrier-Related 4G LTE Press Event On March 26th

T-Mobile Note II/LTET-Mobile is prepping for war: a press event invite sent out just a few hours ago to members of the media instructed those invited to be present at a location in New York City. The purpose? T-Mobile wants to distinguish itself from other carriers, and with current information that’s been floating around lately, it’s the launch of their 4G LTE network, backed up by 4G HSPA+ as well as the exclusion of contracts. Even better? The Galaxy Note II, an existing 4G HSPA+ smartphone, has already received an update to allow for LTE functionality — without the need of hardware changes; the same applies to the BlackBerry Z10.

Sounds like a plan; now will it work?

Via: AllThingsD

New Gmail Update Lets You Reply And Archive From The Notification Drawer

gmail-jellybean-update-reply-archiveReady for handy feature for users with Android phones running software version 4.1 or above? In an update for the Gmail app, you can now reply to, archive, or delete messages from the notification drawers without going to the actual app on another screen. There is a catch to this feature however: it only works if there’s one new email in your inbox, otherwise if there is more than one, you have to jump into the app. Regardless, it’s thoughtful, and no doubt will be handy in a pinch for some — that’s on top of bug fixes and faster searching online and off. The Gmail update is available now via Google Play.

Via: Google

HTC One vs. iPhone 5 Camera: Why Ultrapixel is Not As Revolutionary As Expected

ultrapixelThe market for smartphones has grown to such an extent that people are no longer just interested in the features and apps. They keep an eye on each and every spec that has been upgraded in the device and what it offered to them. The companies are quick to jump on this aspect of their devices when marketing them. Often, they are able to take a minor feature of the smartphone and create such hype that it becomes the reason why most people decide to buy it in the first place.

This is true for the companies that are trying to compete with industry giants like Apple and Google. You won’t find Apple trying to sell the new model of the iPhone or a new feature they have added to it. They try to make the device appealing so that the people are automatically attracted towards it. This is the difference between the leading companies and the companies trying to make their mark in the market like HTC.

Lenovo Makes The Thinkpad Edgy With The T413s Ultrabook

lenovo-t413sOnce again, Lenovo has taken into priority that modern design is well, modern, and that if used correctly, can be extremely satisfying. Enter, the Thinkpad T413s ultrabook, which uses “graphite black”, a thin bezel, is 20.6mm thin, a polished trackpad, and a carbon fiber top with a magnesium exterior to make it look visually interesting while still meeting military-grade standards. On the inside though, it’s current-generation laptop parts: up to 12GB of RAM is nice (starting with just 4GB), typical Lenovo software with Windows 8, the comfortable isolated-style keyboard, a 14-inch 1600×900 matte screen, Intel HD graphics,and a dual-core 1.8GHz Core i5 processor (up to a 2.1GHz Core i7 is available).

Ports-wise, there’s a full-sized Ethernet and VGA ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort, and an SD card slot. A 720p HD webcam, optional backlit keyboard, a base 320GB hard drive, and hybrid as well as SSD-only options fill in the rest of the options when buying the T413s, starting at $950 starting in April.

Dropbox Buys Mailbox App For Around $100 Million

Mailbox + Dropbox = ?This is perhaps the most hipster acquisition of 2013 — Dropbox, the famous online cloud storage service of excellent reputation — has purchased the up-and-coming iOS Gmail app called Mailbox. Essentially, this creates what could rightly be called “DropMail”. How much does it take to purchase a super-modernized Gmail app for the iPhone and integrate it into your company?

Well, for Dropbox it cost well over $50 million, with close to $100 million in combined cash and stock. Now what remains to be seen is the integration of Mailbox into Dropbox, or maybe even the other way around.

Via: Mailbox (Tumblr)

Samsung Galaxy S IV Announced In NYC: 8-Core Processor, Full HD Screen, Etc.

Galaxy S 4 Announced JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung Electronics, and the rest of Samsung have unveiled the Galaxy S IV, complete with an eight-core processor, with a launch backed by over 357 partners, the Galaxy S 4 launches in April. A 5″ Super HD AMOLED screen backed by full 1080p resolution, Android 4.2.1 with a completely revamped Touchwiz interface. Uploads at 50MBps and downloads at up to 100MBps via 4G LTE is backed by Wi-Fi on a/b/g/n/ac bands with Bluetooth 4.0, an IR blaster, and NFC.

There’s tons more to absorb and understand about the Galaxy S 4, so you can read the details after the break!