Tag Archive: Announces


T-Mobile announces rugged Kyocera DuraForce XD for May 11

T-Mobile this week confirmed it will begin selling the rough and tumble Kyocera DuraForce XD smartphone. Arriving on May 11, the handset gives users a rugged device that’s built for most elements. The DuraForce XD is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and boasts a tremendous 3,700mAh battery. In other words, it’s designed to last

LG announces Bluetooth-enabled Rolly Keyboard 2 for South Korean market

LG has announced the Rolly Keyboard 2, a followup to the original Rolly Keyboard Bluetooth accessory, for its home market of South Korea. Designed to work with smartphones and tablets, the Rolly Keyboard 2 can unfurl to give you quick access to a standard keyboard and built-in dock to get work done on the go. Once your done, the keyboard can be rolled right back up.

Improving on its predecessor, the Rolly Keyboard 2 now includes five  [Read More…]

T-Mobile announces exciting Spring Break data special

For a limited time, T-Mobile customers can make use of the newly announced Spring Break special. Just in time for the season, customers can get two lines with 12 GB of LTE data (6 GB each – no sharing required) for $ 80 a month. This added on top of Binge On and Music Freedom is sure

Huawei announces the P9 and P9 Plus with dual Leica cameras

Huawei is betting a partnership with Leica will help their new cameras stand out in the crowd.

Dual-lens smartphones have been a hot topic over the last couple of months, and Huawei is hot on LG’s heels with an impressive pair of new smartphones to show off exactly that. To help drive these selling points home, Huawei has stamped the Leica brand on the back of the phone and offered up some Leica-styled imaging modes in  [Read More…]

Verizon announces the LG K4, available today for $5 a month

Verizon has announced its latest budget smartphone, the LG K4, and it packs lots of features in a small price tag. The K4 has a 4.5-inch display and runs Android 5.1.1. Internally, it has 16GB of on-board storage, with the ability to add more through a microSD card. Other specs include:

4.5″ Display (854 x 480 pixels) World device — works in over 200 countries 5 MP rear-facing and 2 MP front-facing cameras with gesture shot 1.1  [Read More…]

LG announces the Stylus 2 with digital radio for all your favorite broadcasts

LG has announced what is boasted as the world’s first smartphone to feature DAB+ digital radio support. The Stylus 2, announced for Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the UK, brings the very best of digital radio to the smartphone. Featuring not only a DAB+ chipset, the LG Stylus 2 also comes with an exclusive app that allows owners to enjoy broadcasts right out of the box.

But that’s not all. Developers can take advantage  [Read More…]

Sonos announces layoffs as the company realigns for the future of music

Sonos CEO John MacFarlane announced in a blog post on the company website that changes will be occurring at the home audio manufacturer. The main highlight of said changes involves the layoff of some Sonos employees as the company better positions itself for the future of music.

MacFarlane mentions both music streaming and voice-connected speakers available from both Amazon and Google, noting that the company will invest in these areas to ensure Sonos remains competitive in  [Read More…]

LG announces Stylus 2 launch plans for Korean market

LG has announced its launch plans for the LG Stylus 2 for the Korean market. As the followup to 2015’s G4 Stylus, the Stylus 2 will be available from Korean carriers in the coming weeks for a price of 396,000 Korean Won (around $ 330). As far as colors are concerned, it looks like customers will have a choice between titanium, brown or white.

To recap, the LG Stylus 2 is firmly in the budget realm, packing  [Read More…]

HTC announces international Vive pricing — €899 for many countries

A day before $ 799 preorders go on sale U.S., HTC has announced international pricing information for the consumer version of its Vive virtual reality kit. Depending on the country, price stays close to what we’ll be paying here in the States, or it goes up by a couple hundred dollars or so. And that’s, of course, not counting the high-end PC you’ll need to run Vive in the first place.

Nations in the Eurozone will have  [Read More…]

Samsung announces its latest security update — the question is when you’ll see it

Vague announcements of monthly security updates mean nothing if we don’t know when (or if) phones will see updates.

Update Feb. 26: Samsung’s February update has now been disclosed. Whether you’ll see it on your phone anytime soon remains a question.

Perhaps we should thank last year’s “Stagefright” security freakout. The vulnerability deep inside the Android operating system was dubbed a “unicorn” by the researches who discovered it (never mind that it’s not known if  [Read More…]