News: Mobile Phones
Friday, 1 Aug 2014
As part of its pending acquisition of Beats Electronics, Apple has begun transitioning Beats employees to the Apple brand, however roughly 200 of Beats' 700 positions will only be temporary at Apple and will be phased out over the next few months.
MacRumors reports that Apple is planning a launch event for the iPhone 6 on September 16 with retail availability slated for October 14.
Kim Hyun-Joon, a senior vice president at Samsung's mobile-communications business revealed to investors during an earnings call that the company plans to launch two new high-end smartphones in the next six months to stem falling sales and maintain its lead in the smartphone market.
The Korea Times published a report claiming that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3. The upcoming phablet is said to sport better specs than the Galaxy S5.
Thursday, 31 Jul 2014
KDDI,a Japanese telco unveiled a new HTC model, the J Butterfly which is actually a waterproof One (M8) in disguise.
Microsoft has announced the very first update to Windows Phone 8.1. Is Cortana finally coming to Singapore? Sadly, not yet. But there are other features to look forward to, like folder support on the Start screen.
GSMArena reports that HTC has sent out press invites for a launch event in New York City on August 19. It is likely to launch the One (M8) with Windows Phone 8.1.
Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014
Samsung Singapore today announced that the Galaxy Ace 4 LTE will be available for purchase from August 2 at a retail price of S$268 (without line contract and inclusive of GST). Hit the link to find out more about its specs.
Xiaomi announced yesterday that its first batch of Mi 4 smartphones sold out in China under 40 seconds although it did not reveal how many units were available.
Microsoft and Apple have a long history of taking shots at each other (remember I'm a Mac?), and Microsoft's latest TV spot continues that proud tradition.