HTC is taking its own time to launch its flagship HTC One handset in China, not only because it needs sufficient inventories of the device, but also tailor its features for the mainland. These include TS-CDMA, dual SIM (a China favorite), and as it turns out, micro-SD.
Microsoft's April cumulative software update for the Surface family of tablets is its third one this year, with a focus on fixing the various WiFi connectivity issues affecting the devices. It is said to address the "Limited Connectivity" DHCP lease dropping bug.
Facebook Home isn't the only big announcement to come out of Zuckerberg & Co., which also rolled out the first smartphone to ship with it, simply named HTC First. With a brilliant 4.3-inch 720p screen and 4G LTE, the phone features mid-range hardware, and a sweet price.
So much for claiming to be the messiah of smartphone buyers in the US. T-Mobile backpedaled on an assurance to its Lumia 810 users that a future software update would let them latch on to the company's recently launched LTE / HSPA+ 42 cellular networks.
Sony has announced the CMT-BT80WB and CMT-BT60B, two new wireless audio systems. Both systems support NFC and Bluetooth, but only the former supports Wi-Fi and Airplay. The 40W all-in-ones will be available in Europe from May 2013 carrying an unknown price-tag.
Unperturbed by T-Mobile's aggressive $99-upfront plan, AT&T announced its Samsung Galaxy S 4 offering, which starts at $249.99 with a 2-year contract. Although orders are said to begin by mid-April, the company didn't release a tentative shipping date.
T-Mobile is set to offer some of the hottest premium smartphones this season for as little as $99 upfront, without tying people to their service for the following 24 months. Company CEO John Legere blasted other carriers for the way they run the business of subsidy.
Galaxy S 4 doesn't necessarily toss its predecessor out of the markets, as Samsung plans to introduce its purple-colored variant stateside, through Sprint. @evleaks caught the first press-shots of the purple-clad 4.8-incher, which should make it to consumers soon.
WiFi+3G variants of Sony's PlayStation Vita portable game console received a massive price-cut over the weekend, across the U.S. It now starts at $199.97, down from $299.99. The base bundle includes an 8 GB memory card, and vouchers for a free PSN game.
The White House, in response to a 114,000+ signatures strong petition expressed that it is in favor of people unlocking mobile handsets after contract period, without risking criminal or civil penalties. This could kick off a series of legislative changes.