Pre-order Sony's 10.3-inch Digital Paper e-ink tablet now for $599.99; device launches June 21st

The Sony DPT-CP1 is a 10.3-inch Digital Paper e-ink tablet. With the included stylus (and various stylus tips), you’ll feel like you’re writing on paper. The device has a touchscreen, 16GB of internal storage (11GB available to users) and connects via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Powering the device is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU running at a clock speed of 2.0 GHz (or a compatible CPU that is equal or greater).

As you might imagine, battery life is sensational with a single charge lasting up to one week with Wi-Fi enabled, or as long as three weeks with Wi-Fi disabled. And with the Digital …


BlackBerry KEY2 to be unveiled on June 7th

The sequel to the BlackBerry KEYone, the KEY2, will be officially introduced on June 7th. BlackBerry Mobile, the subsidiary used by TCL to sell its licensed BlackBerry branded handsets, released the information via a tweet it disseminated today. The tweet includes a teaser that reads, “An Icon Reborn.” The unveiling will take place in New York at 10am on the aforementioned date.

There were hints that the KEY2 would soon be announced. As we told you earlier this week, the handset had received certifications from the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Bluetooth SIG. And earlier today, we passed along …

FCC: Net Neutrality to end on June 11th

The FCC revealed today that net neutrality will end on June 11th. As we told you yesterday, there is a longshot attempt in Congress to save the regulation, which forces all carriers to treat online content the same. The Senate has fast-tracked a resolution to overturn the falsely named “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will be voted on next week. While there is a chance that the Senate could pass it, the resolution has no shot to get out of the House. In addition to the resolution, 22 states have sued to block the repeal.

Originally passed by the Obama-era FCC in 2015 by a …

HTC U12+ to be priced as the Galaxy S9, release date tipped for June 1

 

 

We just did our grand roundup of all the rumors and leaks about the eventual swan songs of HTC’s flagship line – the U12 and U12+ – that might have been conceived before Google took over the company’s Pixel-making department, and poached 2000 engineers with them. Lo and behold, as if to confirm that these two phone are indeed coming soon, the U12+ pricing has leaked straight out of Taiwan from a source that has had good HTC scoops …

Sprint's Google Voice integration will end on June 1st

Sprint has confirmed that it will be ending Google Voice support in June. The partnership between the fourth-largest carrier and Google dates all the way back to 2011 when those on the Sprint network were allowed to use their regular number as a Google Voice number. Now, however, this integration has been confirmed to be ending.

The integration of Google Voice into Sprint’s network was an attempt to broaden the digital service’s reach, but Google ultimately neglected the app, with it often going without any updates for long periods of time. But after Sprint has resisted discontinuing support …

AT&T offers $50 discount on prepaid services until June 8

AT&T has just announced discounts for its prepaid service for customers who activate a new line on a $65 or higher monthly plan. The limited-time offer starts on April 6 and ends on June 8, so there’s plenty of time to take advantage of it if you’re looking for a prepaid plan.

In order to get $50 of free service, customers must activate an pay for a $65 or higher monthly AT&T Prepaid plan (taxes and other fees are extra). Also, you’ll need to remain active on a qualifying plan, sign up for AutoPay and bring a phone your already own or buy a device a full price.

There are some …

Spotify for Apple Watch may be introduced in June at WWDC 2018

Spotify, the popular music streaming service is likely to make its debut on the Apple Watch in early summer, a new report suggests. Apparently, a Spotify application aimed at smaller screens will be made available to iOS users in the coming months.

The said app will be officially unveiled in June at WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) 2018. The information comes via “an anonymous and unverified tipster” who was personally involved in the development of the Spotify application for Apple Watch.

According to the source, Spotify’s app will be among the examples Apple will use at the …

Apple's 29th WWDC developer conference scheduled to begin June 4th

Apple’s 29th WWDC developers conference will kick off June 4th and run through June 8th at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Developers can now apply for tickets to the event through the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/register/). If you apply, your name will join those of countless other developers hoping to attend, but that will be determined only by random selection. If your name is pulled out of the hat, the credit card associated with your Apple ID will be charged $1,599 USD, or the equivalent in local currency for those not living in the U.S.

Last year’s …

WWDC 2018 could be held June 4th-8th in San Jose

Apple has yet to announce the date and location of its annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) event. However, Apple has a habit of sticking with a venue once it finds one it likes. For example, between 2003 and 2016 Apple held the event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Last year, WWDC was held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, and a person familiar with Apple’s plans says that it will be held at the same location this year.

Apple has held WWDC  in June for many years, and a look at the McEnery Convention Center’s calendar for the month reveals that it has the …

Report: LG's 2018 flagship to feature 6.1-inch screen, SD-845 inside; June launch possible

According to a report published today, LG’s delayed flagship phone could be launched in June. An anonymous source, who was briefed on LG’s plans to release a smartphone with the code name “Judy,” says that the handset will feature a 6.1-inch screen. This will be a new type of display called MLCD+. Thanks to a white sub-pixel that will be part of the RGBW matrix, the display will be very bright (in the 800-nit range) but consume 35% less energy than a typical IPS LCD screen.

Under the hood will be a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 630 GPU. 4GB of RAM …