Announced by Andy Rubin in May, the Essential Phone – one of this year’s most interesting handsets – hasn’t been released yet. However, Essential started accepting reservations for the smartphone right after announcing it, and now the company knows when the device will finally start shipping.
Andy Rubin himself sent out an update today, informing the world that customers who’ve registered to buy the Essential Phone should have the smartphone in their hands “in a few weeks.”
If you’ve been paying attention for the past few months, you may have noticed that 2017 isn’t the best year if you’re a phone maker trying to switch things up. Take Samsung, for example: it’s been wildly publicized that the company intended to put an in-glass fingerprint scanner inside its upcoming Galaxy Note 8, but issues with speed and security ultimately killed those plans.
Google promised about two months ago that its YouTube TV service would come to even more markets over the coming weeks. Even so, Google does not seem to plan to expand the service’s availability beyond North America.
Currently, YouTube TV service is available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Today, Google announced ten new markets would benefit from the advantages offered by its online service.
In the next couple of weeks, consumers in the following cities across the United States will be able to access YouTube …
App-enabled toys are the modern day deployment of the remote control toys we craved so badly as children. They are also a way to have lots and lots of fun with your smartphone that doesn’t involve downloading a bunch of games. Sphero, maker of affordable hi-tech toys, has launched this pudgy, wise-cracking Spiderman toy that packs almost as much hardware in it as the Amazon Echo – and while it doesn’t have an omnipresent AI, it is voice-activated and highly interactive!
Spider-man’s goggles have two LCD screens that let the little guy express moods and actions with lively animations. A built-in …
UK retailer Clove announced at the beginning of the month that the first stock of BlackBerry KEYone units would arrive in early May. Fast forward three weeks and it looks like the shipments have been delayed.
Instead of May 5, the first stock is now expected to arrive in the week commencing May 22. The price remains unchanged though, so customers will still be able to buy one for £499 outright.
However, it looks like Carphone Warehouse, another major UK retailer, will have the BlackBerry KEYone available starting May 5. Perhaps the reseller did not yet …
We have been expecting this one for a while: today, Huawei has made the P10 Lite, the third and final sibling in the P10 line, official. This comes more than three weeks after we first heard of the device’s existence from a Dutch retailer’s pre-order page, which was soon followed by other European retailers.
The upcoming Motorola Moto G5 is one of MWC 2017’s poorly kept secrets. We know almost everything about the smartphone in advance, and we are now being clued in about its eventual retail release. A UK retailer – allegedly Clove – listed the Moto G5 (with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage) in Gold and Grey, saying first stock is due mid-March. This means the smartphone will be available for purchase not long after its announcement at MWC 2017. The conference goes between February 27 and March 2.
The Moto G5 is rumored to feature a 5-inch 1080p resolution screen and be powered by the Qualcomm …