Apple HomePod smart speaker to launch without stereo sound and multi-room capabilities

After the holiday shopping season came to an end last month, Apple could only morn the missed opportunity it had to satiate the public’s demand for the hottest device in tech, the smart speaker. Apple originally planned to launch the HomePod in December, just in time to capture some holiday sales. But in November, Apple deemed the device “not ready for prime time,” and pushed back the release until early this year. As a result, both Amazon and Google grabbed the lion’s share of smart speaker sales during the holiday shopping season. Overall, 7% of gift boxes unwrapped this year contained a smart …

Apple iPhone SE 2 rumored to feature glass back for wireless charging capabilities

A new report published today says that the Apple iPhone SE 2, the rumored sequel to the iPhone SE, will come with some new features. The model is said to include a glass back so that it can offer optional wireless charging to users of the device. This would allow the lower priced model to join the three 2017 iPhone units, all of which have glass backs and support wireless charging.

On China’s weibo messaging board, someone posted an image that claims to show several back panels belonging to the iPhone SE 2. Also in that picture, you can see a document that refers to the back panels as being …

LG highlights V30's video capabilities in 6 original short films

Released in the US earlier this month, the LG V30
is one of this year’s top extra-large Android smartphones, up there with the
likes of Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8, or the Google Pixel 2 XL. One of the
main features of the LG V30 is its dual rear camera – thanks to a Cine Video
mode and high-quality components, this camera is quite good at
shooting video.   


To illustrate what can be done with a V30, LG has partnered with
six emerging filmmakers who used the smartphone to create short films. All
the films were shot exclusively on the LG V30, being screened during …

Samsung Galaxy S9 might feature modular capabilities

Russian based tipster Eldar Murtazin has sent out a tweet repeating a rumor that he was made privy to by an unnamed source. According to this rumor, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to feature modular accessories. Right now, the Motorola Moto Z line and the Essential Phone both allow users to connect modular attachments to each handset. Motorola’s Moto Mods lead the way with a number of accessories that include a projector, sound booster, battery pack, video game platform, Hasselblad camera optics, a 360 degree camera, and more. Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone currently has a 360 degree camera available, …

New look Apple Watch to feature LTE and "stand alone" capabilities?

Bloomberg issued a report today saying that the next version of the Apple Watch will have the ability to connect to the internet without having to depend on pairing up with a nearby Apple iPhone. By the time that 2017 comes to an end, a new Apple Watch is expected to be available carrying its own LTE chipset; this will allow the new Apple timepiece to send/receive texts or follow GPS directions even if you accidentally leave your iOS powered handset at home. This version of the Apple Watch will contain all of the stand alone features that you were hoping to see from your Apple Watch from the very …

Acer Holo 360 is an Android camera with phone capabilities

Acer had a big event in New York City earlier this week where it introduced a broad range of products including laptops, smartwatches, projectors, notebooks, and monitors.

Among the plethora of new products that Acer unveiled this week, there’s one that the company hasn’t talked too much. The reason might be the fact that this device is still a prototype unit, or many Acer is not yet sure whether or not it will make it available on the market.

The device is called Acer Holo 360, and it’s 360-degree camera that runs Android. On top of that, users can make …

Hi-Fi version of the LG G6 with Quad DAC and Dual SIM capabilities surfaces in Singapore

Just the other day, we told you that the LG G6 variant sporting Quad DAC would soon be available in regions outside of Korea. One country that is greeting the device with open arms starting today is Australia. Another country that will be offering this version of LG’s new flagship is Singapore. A couple of images we received today from a PhoneArena reader show the LG G6 with labeling on the back promoting the Quad 32-bit DAC. The other picture shows the Quick Settings screen on the handset, which contains an on/off switch for the Quad DAC feature.

The Quad Digital-to-Analog converter in …

Report says Alexa to add speakerphone and intercom capabilities

Virtual voice activated personal assistant Alexa has become extremely popular. Motorola is making a Moto Mod speaker with built-in access to Alexa. And future Motorola handsets will include a native Alexa app,. Last month, Huawei said that its next flagship phone offered in the U.S. will feature a native Alexa application. Amazon has apparently cashed in a long shot lottery ticket with Alexa, and according to a new report recently published, it plans to expand the capabilities of its personal AR assistant.

The report says that by the end of this year, Amazon will be offering at least one …

The HTC Velocity Gets New 4G Capabilities

HTC is a world renowned supplier of phones and they are usually able to make a dent in the market share of their main competition. The corporation is one of the few that can match the Samsung versions.

Hardly any versions can beat a Samsung phone, but the modern HTC Velocity could make a difference in the market. This new model was designed to introduce the 4G technology to other parts of the world that are developing their current networks. So far solely US citizens were able to utilize the benefits of the new technology, but now increasingly more new versions are released all over the world.

The 4G technological know-how offered by the new HTC Velocity will make you able to use web data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps. This is incredible, but do not get overly excited. Up to now, no network is able to offer such great internet speeds. However, you not have to be sad, through the use of the new technology you will still get an increase of net speed up to 4 times by using the existing networks.

This Android phone is made to suit the needs of young and contemporary people. It arrives with a large display screen of 4.5 inches. This screen delivers a clear view of any app that you will run. Furthermore, the monitor is great to watch movies on the cell phone. So, if you go for a long journey you can be amused by using your own mobile phone. The electric battery is more than enough to watch a movie by using the mobile phone.

People that love taking pictures will be really happy about the 8 megapixels camera that this mobile phone carries. The phone also carries a dual LED flash which will enable customers to take pictures during evening. You can also use the camera to shoot full HD footage but the compression process used by HTC is not the finest. You will need a lot of storage space in order to make a good video.

HTC Velocity is also appealing because of its price. This is not a very expensive mobile phone unlike other versions that come from Samsung or Apple. You will get a modern device that can use the greatest technologies for a few hundred usd. The Velocity will surely impress people across the world and it has the opportunity of being one of the most wanted phones of the season.

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