Pantech unveils Vega Secret Note, a 5.9-inch Galaxy Note 3 contender with stylus and fingerprint scanner
Don’t look now, Samsung, but your reign of terror over the booming phablet market is about to end. Or at least be seriously challenged for a change, though Pantech’s spanking new Vega Secret Note is likely to keep it modest and only go for South Korean gold.
Pantech has been quite the thorn in Samsung’s side for the past couple of years as far as Korean smartphone sales are concerned and, as impressive as the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 may look, the Vega makers continue to breathe down Sammy’s neck.
We’ve been tracking hints, following leads and pursuing theories on Nokia’s first ever Lumia tablet for what feels like months now and, despite rumors of a last-minute cancelation, there’s a good chance one of the last pieces of the puzzle is today falling into place.
If you can’t beat them, join them, an old saying goes, and the inventors of that kooky talking refrigerator seem to be following exactly this particular tactic in trying to make their new Windows 8 tablet as popular as Android slates or Apple’s iPads.
Aside from hunting down HP for the PC market crown by basically being the only major player in the business who’s seen its market share boosted in the past couple of years, Lenovo has bold plans for the mobile universe as well.
For an OEM that doesn’t have Samsung’s impeccable reputation or whopping marketing budget at its disposal, Gionee has surely taken its sweet time before making the Elife E6 official. Actually, the flagship still isn’t official, though apparently the grand (and kind of tardy) unveiling will go down on October 3.
Though unannounced and unreleased, HTC’s biggest and baddest phone yet, the One Max, is already shaping up to be a lemon for speed addicts.
Instead of bringing to light yet another artificial spec buster unable to top the Android food chain for more than a few months, up-and-coming Chinese OEM Oppo has adopted a slightly different strategy for the N1, which is a road-opener in many ways, while in others… it’s fairly mediocre.
As many ties the undisputed king of mobile technology leaks, Evleaks, might have in many different branches of this scenery, it surely seems like he always knows Nokia’s plans best. It’s as if he’s working there. Might he be working there undercover?
Sony Xperia Z2 (aka Avatar) already making the rumor rounds, 540 ppi screen and 3 GB RAM among specs
As the dust is nowhere near settling on Sony’s Xperia Z1 announcement, most folks not very familiar with how things work in the mobile tech industry would say it’s much, much too early to start speculating on the Z2.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! After cheekily smiling to the camera several times, Nokia’s Lumia 1520, also known as “Bandit” (old habits die hard), has been slapped with a probable unveiling date just a few hours ago and now has even more details attached to its name.
Lenovo kicked off IFA 2013 way ahead of schedule by introducing the world to a heap of new ThinkPad laptops on Tuesday, but you didn’t really think that was it for the OEM and the Berlin expo, did you?
You know how there’s a small tech-focused event going on these days in Berlin, Germany and called IFA? Everybody that’s somebody in the mobile business is there to impress us with “innovations” and “upgrades”, save for Xiaomi, the Chinese OEM that’s recently snatched Hugo Barra from Google.
Looks like someone at Sony made a blunder of catastrophic proportions with mere hours to go until maybe the company’s biggest smartphone unveiling to date. Not that the Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) was much of a mystery before today.
Just because Alcatel came forward with the One Touch Idol S and Idol Mini a few days ago, that doesn’t mean the company is all done with showing off its IFA 2013 guns. Not even close, as the French are actually only now pulling out the big guns, both figuratively and literally.
Windows Phone 8′s GDR3 update is slated to bring support for 1080p resolution displays, and a leaked screenshot shows how the Live Tile interface on the OS’ homescreen will be affected as a result.
The HTC One Max starred in a ton of unconfirmed reports, leaks and so on back in July and early August, but about ten days ago it oddly dropped off our radar. Fret not though, as the long lost brother of the highly acclaimed HTC One is now back with a vengeance.
Quick show of hands, who here is familiar with BLU Products? Anybody? Anybody at all? Well, it’s your loss, as the somewhat humble Miami-based mobile phone manufacturer has grown immensely in just four years of existence, making huge waves in Latin and North America, as well as Europe with solid budget-conscious gadgets.
Although it’s technically not yet confirmed, it’s no longer a national secret that Nokia is working on a 6-inch “phablet”. Codenamed “Bandit”, the big guy is reportedly headed for AT&T and could be the first WP8-based device to come with a full HD screen and quad-core CPU in tow.
Remember how “industry sources” close to Digitimes claimed just last week that HTC was looking to “drift away” from Windows Phone 8 and focus solely on Android? Guess what, we have every reason to believe that rumor is complete bull.