Phone Arena, for as long as I’ve been reading them, has always been one of the first websites to get hardware in for review. How do they do it? I wish I knew, especially since they’re based in Bulgaria, which isn’t exactly known as a country that has early access to devices. With that in mind, here’s their nine minute video review of Samsung’s Galaxy S4. There’s also a four page written review on their website, but I feel that the video is more comprehensive.
The Verge makes the best videos on the internet. Period. It’s not even a contest. But who sits in second place? That’s a huge area of contention, but for me it’s an easy answer: Pocketnow. They’re not the biggest tech news site on the internet, but they damn well deserve more attention.
According to Mobile Magazine, Samsung plans to spend 20 million British pounds to to market the Galaxy S4 when it launches in the UK on April 26th. That translates to $30.5 million. Considering that the UK has a population of just over 62 million people, that’s the equivalent of Samsung giving every man, woman, and child enough money to buy a small bar of chocolate.
SamMobile, the Samsung fan site that has an above average track record when it comes to rumors, claims to have photos of Samsung’s as yet to be announced Galaxy S4 mini. Like the Galaxy S III mini, the Galaxy S4 mini simply looks like a shrunken down GS4. It’s said to have a 4.3 inch qHD display (960 by 540 pixels) and a dual core 1.6 GHz processor. Not much else is known.
HTC just issued a statement about the HTC One’s retail availability. It reads:
“The new HTC One will roll out in the U.K., Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April. We appreciate our customers’ patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait.”
Evernote’s Chief Technology Officer, Dave Engberg, recently gave a talk at the IGNITION Mobile conference. He offered the standard advice you always hear, that it’s better to use each mobile platform’s respective capabilities to their fullest extent than make a mediocre HTML5 website, but he also dropped a huge bombshell.
Here are a few dates I’d like to share with you in order to prove a point about not just HTC, but the smartphone market in general. In less than half a year, HTC somehow managed to announce two flagship phones. What’s worse is that these phones, the DNA and the One, couldn’t be more different from each other.
The anonymous Twitter account @evleaks just tweeted a photo of an unannounced Huawei smartphone called the Ascend G700. It allegedly has a 5 inch 720p display, quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and that’s all that’s known so far. According to Engadget, this thing shouldn’t cost more than $300 to $320.
The Samsung fan site SamMobile, which has an excellent track record when it comes to rumors, says the South Korean company is going to announce a large tablet later this year that uses AMOLED technology. By large they mean either 10.1 inches or 11.6 inches, the size hasn’t been determined yet. Said display will have a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, otherwise known as FullHD.