March 3, 2015

MWC 2015: Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) & (5.5)

Alcatel, at the MWC 2015, announced the Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) & Idol 3 (5.5). Apparently, with just their screen sizes, we can tell that the Idol line is a smartphone and a phablet. Nicely designed by Alcatel, the Idol 3 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with a feature called by the company as "reversible" meaning that whatever orientation you pick up the phone the UI will always move to the orientation you have it in front of you. 

MWC 2015: SanDisk outs 200GB microSD card

SanDisk has announced the world's first 200GB microSD card. This microSD card makes the others look puny. This gives us more than twice the amount of storage capacity than a 128GB microSD card can give, which, until today, was the largest capacity you can get from this type of card. The  200GB SanDisk Ultra®microSDXC™ UHS-I card, Premium Edition, is set to be available in the second quarter of this year with an MSRP of $399,99.

March 2, 2015

MWC 2015: HTC Grip

HTC, have announced an smartband called the HTC Grip in partnership with Under Armour. "The Grip features a curved PMOLED display and waterproofing, but only comes with a 100mAh battery. According to HTC, “The Grip’s 100mAh battery lasts up to five hours when the integrated GPS is turned on, enabling Grip to accurately capture route, distance, pace and calories burned, all of which sync with UA Record in real time.” For everyday usage, HTC states the smartband will last about 2.5 days."

MWC 2015: HTC Re Vive (Virtual Reality headset)

HTC, aside from the other devices they have announced, like the HTC One M9, their 2015 flagship Android smartphone, the Taiwanese company have also announced the HTC Re Vive. Now, everybody, I believe, knows that this is a virtual reality headset. Unlike the Google Cardboard and the Samsung Gear VR, the HTC Re Vive does not need a smartphone for it to work. It has its own 1080p FHD display in it so you can use it without "giving up" your smartphone. The display has a 90GHz refresh rate with an amazing 360 degree view. With regards to its availability, HTC did not say anything about it.

MWC 2015: HTC unveils the new HTC One M9

At the Mobile World Congress 2015, HTC unveiled their 2015 flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One M9. There are no surprises from us with this announcement since all the leaks and rumors were just confirmed by HTC during their unveiling event. The Taiwan-based OEM stayed with the M8 designed and just made improvements with the internals and the camera, according to their press release.