Amazon Echo gets price cut prior to unveiling of next-gen model

Amid rumors that the second-generation Amazon Echo (code named Knight) will include a screen, the original generation smart speaker is getting a $30 hair cut to $149.99 starting today. The 17% sale runs through next Saturday, May 13th, which is the day before Mother’s Day. So if you’re looking for a nice gift for your Mom, why not take advantage of this deal? If your Mother isn’t tech savvy, you can probably set it up for her in less than five minutes. 

The smart speaker category is gaining new manufacturers. Besides Amazon and Google Home, later this year we will see the Harman …

New phone in the Galaxy C line could be first Samsung model to sport a dual camera setup

Many have assumed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would be the first Samsung handset to sport a dual camera setup. But you know what they say about making assumptions. Instead, a sketch tweeted by a source reveals that it will be a new handset in the Samsung Galaxy C line that will be the first Samsung handset to carry two cameras on back. The sketch also shows that this Galaxy C phone will sport the slotted antenna design instead of those unsightly antenna lines that run on the top and bottom of a phone. Not only do they look much better than those ugly lines, they also do a better job of making …

3D model made from iPhone 8's schematics leak reveals rear placement possible for Touch ID

The other day, we showed you an image that allegedly revealed the final schematics for the 10th anniversary iPhone model that could be called the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X, or the iPhone edition. That was followed by another leak of iPhone 8 schematics, this time covering the rear of the phone. With a vertically placed dual camera setup on back, and a rear-facing Touch ID button, the design is said to be one of several that Apple is considering for the anniversary edition of the handset.

Today, a photograph discovered on Chinese micro-blogging site …

Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM

We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). With the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside. Today, another variant of the Moto X (2017) has surfaced, this one sporting the model number XT1805 and featuring 4GB of RAM. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, a fingerprint scanner in front and the front-facing selfie snapper has a flash of its very own.

This version of the Moto X (2017) …

Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus both visit the FCC; premium model sports a 5000mAh battery

A Motorola handset sporting the model number XT1773 has received certification from the FCC. The model is believed to be the Motorola Moto E4 Plus. According to a tweet from tipster Roland Quandt, the Moto E4 will feature a MediaTek SoC instead of a Snapdragon chipset under the hood. But the biggest news about the device is the 5000mAh battery that is under the hood according to the FCC documentation. That would be the largest capacity battery ever placed inside a Motorola handset.

Earlier this week, the Motorola Moto E4 (XT1762) also was certified by the FCC, carrying a 2800mAh battery. …

Apple may add wireless charging to iPhone 8, but top-end model could cost $1,000

There are rumors swirling around the iPhone 8 suggesting Apple could be planning to offer a major technology leap forward with its 10th Anniversary iPhone, but the highest-end devices may not be cheap.


Business Insider has published a pair of rumors on various aspects of the upcoming iPhone 8. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple will move back to all-glass construction with the iPhone 8 for all three models. The use of glass could make it more difficult to implement the wireless charging support Kuo expects the new device to offer, and overheating could be a problem due to the difference in thermal dissipation between glass and metal. Kuo writes:

Adoption of glass casing & wireless charging unfavorable to thermal system operation for three new 2017F iPhone models; bigger impact on OLED model. The thermal system becomes less efficient with glass casing, as compared to metal casing used previously. Furthermore, wireless charging increases handset temperature. While we don’t expect general users to notice any difference, lamination of an additional graphite sheet is needed for better thermal control and, thus, steady operation; this is because FPCB is replaced with film, which is more sensitive to temperature change of the 3D touch sensor in OLED iPhone.

Kuo suspects that Apple can solve this problem by adding the aforementioned graphene sheet, but that it could increase the cost of the OLED panel by as much as 50%. That brings us to our second rumor. Scuttlebutt suggests the top-end iPhone 8 with an OLED display, wireless charging, and a 5.8-inch screen could hit $1,000 or even more. Mark Sullivan of Fast Company agrees with Kuo on this point. Sullivan expects the iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) to offer more RAM, more storage, and possibly higher clock speeds than other Apple devices.

The iPhone 8/X is also expected to offer home buttons and fingerprint sensors built directly into its edge-to-edge screen, a double camera, and 3D-sensing technology provided by Lumentum. Companies like Amazon and Google have played with 3D-sensing technology to varying degrees, and the tech could be useful in augmented reality and virtual reality applications.

Now, keep in mind, that $1,000+ price tag is strictly for the premium model. There would be three smartphones in total: A 4.7-inch model (iPhone 7s), a 5.5-inch model (iPhone 7s Plus) and the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 or iPhone X with higher specs wherever possible. Apple has supposedly tied up OLED suppliers and is working on integrating a much larger battery into the iPhone 8/X. The company is also expected to use both Intel and Qualcomm modems.

For now, it looks like Apple will debut a number of brand-new features for the iPhone 8/X, then roll those features out to the entire product lineup, most likely the following year. That would keep some technologies positioned as halo items for the luxury buyers, while simultaneously ensuring over the long term that these features would be used.

Analyst says Apple should charge $100 to $200 more for a special iPhone model made in the U.S.

Apple, its suppliers, and the companies it hires to assemble the iPhone are all talking about finding a way to produce the handset in the U.S. to appease President Donald Trump. The problem is that Apple will have to pay more for U.S. based supplies, components and labor. That will force the tech titan to do one of two things; raise prices to maintain current margins, or make less money on handset sales.

A Wall Street analyst by the name of Brian White says that he has a solution. White, who works for Drexel Hamilton, says that Apple should produce a special “Made in America” version …

Get The Latest Model HTC Mobile From HTC Authorized Dealers

Many companies sell mobile phones and related accessories stating that they are the authorized dealer of a particular brand maker. But, who is an authorized dealer and does it offer real benefits to the consumers to purchase products from them? Answer to this question is affirmative; it really does matter since if equipment purchased by us does not work properly due to some manufacturing defects, an unauthorized dealer cannot contact the manufacturer on our behalf for getting a new piece of equipment. This is because unauthorized dealers has no relationship with the manufacturer and they might sell a product without serial numbers and they might even sell a used phone stating that it is a new phone.

To avoid these problems, it would always be safe for the people, who wish to purchase HTC mobile phones to get in touch with an HTC Authorized Dealer so that they can be rest assured of the quality of phone purchased. These dealers are specialized in selling mobile telecommunication products, accessories and unlocked phones and they also carry different brands inclusive of LG, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry, Apple, Nokia and Samsung other than HTC mobiles that too online. They not only sell HTC and other mobile phones to individual customers, but resellers, wholesalers and corporate organizations dealing with mobile phones and their accessories can contact these dealers for purchasing phones in bulk numbers.

When it comes to HTC mobile, different models like Desire, Evo, Sensation, Incredible, Flyer, One, Snap, Wildfire, Rhyme, Salsa, ChaCha and Radar can be purchased online by individual customers and mobile phone dealers at the comfort of their home that too at competitive prices. Some of these dealers offer promotional offer some specific models of HTC phones and purchasers can make use of the offer by entering the coupon code provided by these dealers in the shopping cart for redeeming the percentage of discount offered. Shipping of mobile phones are made by these dealers to customers located in different parts of the world and low international priority shipping rates and courier services are offered with tracking information. They offer not only mobile phones, but tablet PCs are also offered with local warranties.

Users can make use of the advanced search option provided by the website of HTC Authorized dealers for purchasing HTC mobiles by entering the keywords like model number of phone and by selecting the category like tablets, smartphones or accessories and also by specifying the price range within which they are looking for mobile phones.

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Cool iPhone, Cool Mesh Case, Cool Business Model

Perhaps nothing else has taken the technology world by storm with as much vehemence as has Apple’s iPhone. These days, everyone and their mother has a smartphone, a major portion of which have a little apple residing on the back. The iPhone has revolutionized the way that people play, do business, and communicate in one fell swoop. With Angry Birds as its unofficial mascot, the popularity of the iPhone app store has transfigured the software industry, making mobile apps the hottest thing since Steve Jobs put pretty type on the screen.

So what is it about Apple’s iPhone and their other array of ‘i’ products – iTouch, iPad, iWhatevercomesnext – that has us all wanting to slide our fingers across a glassy surface? One thing that is seemingly inherent to Apple’s products is a level of (how shall I put it?) wowness. I know that is not a real word so I am going to use the word iSnazzy instead. Apple things look cool. They exhibit a sort of sophisticated “I come from the future” look that immediately grabs the attention and gets the fingers itching. Surely there must be a teleportation button on something that looks so cool, you think, and are only mildly disappointed at the lack thereof because you are so busy killing zombies with plants.

And if the look of the phone itself was not enough, the ability to customize it to your personality fills in the remaining gaps. Out there in accessory land, smart people are selling clothing for smart phones. The line of apparel includes such things as the iPhone two-piece case, the iPhone mesh case, and even the iPhone kickstand. And what cool new gadget doesn’t need a kick stand? Go on, name one. Knew you couldn’t. The cases and accessories come in more colors and patterns that French wallpaper. Enough said.

But is this all that makes iPhone such a ubiquitous tool? Certainly not. The real power of the rectangular object, small enough to slip into a pocket or a purse, is in its ever expanding variety of functions. It’s a phone, it’s a game system, it’s a camera, it’s a book, it’s a mobile office, it’s a room full of CDs, it’s a GPS, and it’s a flashlight for heaven’s sake. The fact is it’s anything the programmers can make it. What is your iPhone? You’ll find out tomorrow, because tomorrow you will change it. It changes as you do. You start exercising and it becomes your coach. You start dieting and it becomes your calorie counter. I think I’ve made my point.

Now, iPhones are not the only option out there in the world of smartphone technologies, and the future may see them relegated into the realm of Betamax and the Sinclair Spectrum, but I don’t see it happening. Apple has ridden the crest of the technology wave and seen competitors’ efforts mostly by glancing backward. It is because of their innovations that Apple has a large portion of the market share and will continue to maintain it without ever reducing their pricing. Apple doesn’t discount its iProducts; it just makes new ones and charges the same. And there’s no worms in that business model.

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