Smartphone and VR headset manufacturer HTC ended the year with a steep decline in revenue, according to a news release issued by the company last week. The company announced unaudited consolidated revenue for December 2017 of $4.02 billion TWD (approximately $136 million USD), and total unaudited consolidated revenue from January to December 2017 of $62.12 billion TWD (approximately $2.1 billion USD). Those revenue numbers represent a 29% month-to-month decline and 36% year-over-year decline. Reports indicate that HTC’s yearly revenue marks its worst performance in over a decade. Some of the revenue decline may be due to aggressive price cuts during 2017, which saw both HTC
Out with the old, in with the … old? On Apple’s Spring 2016 event in San Francisco the company introduced the iPhone SE, blast from the past with a new twist; new performance and improved usability. The package of the iPhone SE offers compact aluminum design updated with matte-chamfered edges, color-matched stainless steel Apple logo in a compact design introducec with the iPhone 5/5S. Apple iPhone SE will come in four metallic finishes, including rose gold. Apple iPhone SE offers exceptional performance on the iOS system, using the same 64-bit A9 processor offered in actual high-end phones; iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Given that they’re running at blazing fast
It seems that these days, Uber is rocking it out! The well-known transportation service recently introduced UberEats, an app that allows you to order a takeaway the same way as ordering yourself a ride. Now, they’ve introduced ‘Family Profiles’. So, what exactly does this mean? First, with this option you allow your friends and/or family, to share one payment method for Uber overall. One feature passengers have frequently requested is an easy way to pay for family and friends. That’s why Uber announced Family Profiles, a new feature launched in Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix that lets up to 10 riders safely and easily share one
You use Uber? Then you’re gonna love this: “We’ve been cooking up something new. An app that makes getting great food from hundreds of restaurants as easy as requesting a ride.” – the official announcement of ordering a meal – with Uber. The newly introduced app allows users to order takeaway food from favorite restaurants. But with a twist. You are still able to order food in a similar format, but this time you can order a meal and have it delivered onto longer distances – and with a dedicated app to serve all your ordering needs. The new UberEATS app is now available on iOS
Following the launch of the K10, K7 and K4 models, the Korean LG Electronics (LG) is launching two new models in their K Series range. Namely, they have released the LG K8 and K5, headed for all the key markets this week: The K8 will be available to consumers in regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America. The K5 will target customers in Europe, CIS and Latin America (model name Q6 in Mexico). The devices were first revealed at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 and they’ve raised quite an interest, thanks to some clever design & technology features. The K Series
The HTC Vive VR headset is slated to go retail on April 5. Based on Valve Software’s SteamVR platform, the Virtual Reality device packs OLED screens with a resolution of 1080×1200 per eye, and more than seventy sensors. Unlike the upcoming Oculus Rift, the Vive can work in a space of 15 feet by 15 feet, allowing users to move around the virtual world. However, the headset will cost a meaty $799 and require a somewhat beefy PC to support it. So what if you don’t have an extra $799 to spend on VR? There’s always the Samsung Gear VR for $99, but that requires a
Today, a company named Ringing Bells launched a brand new smartphone. The device is called the Freedom 251 and it costs 251 rupees (about £2.50 or $4) – about the same as a Starbucks cup of coffe – in most cases. It comes with a one-year guarantee, and has surprisingly decent specifications – on paper at least. The Freedom 251 comes with a a 4-inch 960×560 display, a 1.3 GHz quadcore processor (manufacturer is yet unknown), it’s equipped with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. It comes with a micro SD card supported up to 32GB and it features a 1450mAh battery. For those Rajastan selfies, there’s a a 3.2-megapixel
The title stands – if we use the term “confirms” rather loosely. No, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela didn’t exactly blatantly reveal that the tech giant is working on a Surface Phone. No! He did however, release some rather interesting info on the potentially upcoming new device. This would be a device that would tie in all the software, hardware and design aspects that come with the current Windows 10 and ensure a full saturation of the entire specter in the selected IT market area. In a recent episode of Twit, Mary Jo Foley pushed Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela on the prospect
Gold is awesome. Gold Platinum, hell, that’s even better. Samsung decided to refresh the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 lineup (probably for the upcoming holidays) with a new exterior finish option available for their smartphones. The Note 5 is an excellent phone. It features nice specifications and a large sized screen, giving the business people plenty to cheer for. The phone comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560×1440 resolution, Exynos 7420 Octa-Core SoC, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of built-in storage, 5MP front shooter, 16MP rear camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, and a capacious 3,000 mAh battery. On the other
If you want to impede any chances/progress for your issue ridden mobile division, you should not follow the path Microsoft have taken. They are making their new and promising model, Microsoft Lumia 950, an exclusive item to AT&T and their customer base. This didn’t really go off well in the mobile world, to say the least. Currently the company has a low single-digit global market share, something they’ve been trying to ramp up lately. In regards to this, some may think that the company would be begging carriers to sell their newest addition. Unfortunately that’s not the path that the Redmond based giant took. The
In the wake of recent hardware releases like the Surface Book, it seems Microsoft is back in business in a big way. Their newly introduced and showcased Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones are here and they look good. They are actually the first smartphones that the company released after the whole Nokia situation subsided overall. The two smartphones come with impressive hardware specifications. The Microsoft Lumia 950 comes with a 5.2-inch WQHD OLED screen and it has a 1440×2560 resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB of RAM, along with 32GB of storage. Additionally it offers the Windows
Whether you are a paranoid being or simply want added privacy and/or security, this is the phone for you it seems. The second generation of Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 brings privacy and security front and center. It does this by offering full device encryption, thanks to Silent OS – an interesting version of Android intended for enterprise customers, putting an emphasis on secure and worry-free daily routines. If you thought the Blackphone 2 is another one of those ultra secure, but slow and outdated phones, think again. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, it has a
If you wanted to cop an Apple iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus , you are out of luck it seems! According to a report by Apple Insider, Apple ran out of launch-day phones. Across all launch countries, the earliest possible delivery dates have been pushed to September 29th. For some United States deliveries of the regular iPhone 6s, we are talking about as late of start as second week of October, while the United Kingdom site releases shipments of about one to two weeks. For the larger Apple iPhone 6s Plus, the dates are stretched out to about three to four weeks worldwide. For
For as long as this operating system existed, it was either codenamed or officially named for candies. Thus, it is no surprise that Google is yet again going for the sugar candy name for the Android 6.0, which is scheduled to debut soon. Called Marshmallow, it will feature the next step in the evolution of the mobile system, designed to provide speed, ease of use and advanced features for the users. “Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten center, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows? We definitely like them! Since the launch of the M Developer
Even though the Chinese mobile powerhouse Xiaomi recently reported sales of nearly 35 million smartphones in the first half of 2015, their entry into the North American market might still be months, if not years away. This has been further backed up by the recently revealed new statements about this issue from the company executive – and judging by the info released – Xiaomi might not be headed for the United States based showrooms any time soon. In a recent video interview with Bloomberg, Xiaomi’s Vice President of Global Operations Hugo Barra stated that the entry into the United States market poses a big undertaking
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Aimed at “connecting the next billion Internet users,” the Lumia 535 is Microsoft’s first branded smartphone, offering competitive pricing at the low-end.