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HTC One and Apple iPad Air awarded Best Smartphone and Tablet at the Global Mobile Awards 2014

HTC One and Apple iPad Air awarded Best Smartphone and Tablet at the Global Mobile Awards 2014

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is considered to be the pinnacle event as far as Mobile devices are concerned proves to be a centre stage for all the leading tech giants of the world to showcase their new (innovative) devices each year. This year was no different and the event managed to attract large crowds from all over the world. With that said, the MWC has a tradition of handing out awards to some of the leading devices which managed to make a difference in the year gone by in both the Smarphone as well as Tablet categories respectively. This year, the award for the Best selling Smartphone of 2013 was given to HTC’s flagship device the HTC One and in the process, ending Samsung’s 2 year unbeaten run in the same category. The device truly deserves all the accolades as it is no doubt truly a thing of beauty made by the Taiwanese Tech giants. Other contenders included the Samsung GALAXY S4, the LG G Pro and the Sony Xperia Z1. Coming to the next award category which is the Best Tablet of 2013, the accolade was received by  Apple’s iPad Air which did manage to raise a few eye brows among most of the Android enthusiasts as none were expecting the iPad Air to be the recipient of this award since the device itself wasn’t even present at the Congress in the first place….well what’s done is done and I’m sure the judges must be having their own good reasons for doing the same. Other nominations in the category included the new NEXUS 7, Samsung GALAXY Note Pro, LG G Pad 8.3 and the Sony Xperia Z1 Tablet. Here’s a list of all the 2014 Global Mobile Awards winners: Best Mobile Health Product or Service Energize the Chain for Econet Wireless Vaccine Project in Zimbabwe Best Mobile Education Product or Service Enable Mobile Technologies for Magic Pencil Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive Nuance Communications for Dragon Drive Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service Wibbitz for Text-To-Video Technology Best Mobile Innovation for ‘Smart Cities’  Accenture plc and RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. for City1Tap Best Mobile-Enabled Consumer Electronics Device AT&T and Filip Technologies Inc. for FiLIP Best Enterprise Mobile Service AirWatch for AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management, Version 7.0 Best Consumer Mobile Service AT&T for AT&T Digital Life Best Advertising or Marketing on Mobile Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Lowe and Partners for Kan Khajura Tesan Best Network-Based Solution for Serving Customers GMCR Inc. for Globe Prepaid GoSakto: Create Your Own Promo Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets Vodafone...

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HTC M8 (One 2) Screenshot Leaked in the Wild

HTC M8 (One 2) Screenshot Leaked in the Wild

The smoke has started to settle in for the next big HTC’s smartphone, with various rumors coming in for the M8 or the One 2 or the One Plus. Our friendly neighborhood  leakster evleaks has shared its latest pic of the smartphone. According to earlier rumors the new HTC will not have hard navigation keys, and now thanks to evleaks more light has been shed on the subject. A screenshot of the homepage of the new HTC has leaked out and it clearly shows the new on-screen navigation buttons. This means the device will have a much smaller bezel only housing a speaker. Other rumors for the device include twin camera’s at the back of the device, 2GB of RAM etc. Well MWC 2014 is the place to be where all the big dogs are coming to show off their new...

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Android 4.4 KitKat for HTC One starts rolling out for US carriers

Android 4.4 KitKat for HTC One starts rolling out for US carriers

We’ve got good news for all our HTC One owners in the US since as of today, HTC’s flagship device has started receiving the highly anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat update. According to the company’s official twitter page, the Sensified (running the latest version of HTC Sense) version of Android KitKat is being rolled out for all major US carriers including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. All devices affiliated with these network carriers should start getting their updates within this coming week. The update that includes the new HTC Sense 5.5 promises to bring some improvements to Blinkfeed, HTC Zoe and a couple of bug fixes. Other devices to get updated to KitKat are also in the Pipeline but for now, no official release dates are known. We’ll keep you guys posted once the official news is out. For those who have already started receiving their updates can share in their views with our other readers. What other changes would you like to see in the future updates...

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HTC planning to launch next flagship device in February. Could be the HTC M8 or the HTC One Two ? – [Rumors]

HTC planning to launch next flagship device in February. Could be the HTC M8 or the HTC One Two ? – [Rumors]

Rumors have been flying rampant about the launch of HTC’s next flagship device and the successor to its (amazing) predecessor the HTC One sometime in February 2014, after almost exactly a year since the HTC One made its debut in March 2013. Even though the company themselves haven’t disclosed any details about their next flagship device, we do expect them to launch it during February and March as according to some rumors, Samsung are also readying themselves for a possible release of its next flagship device, the GALAXY S5 in the first quarter of 2014.        The timing of the news does sound a little bit surprising since the company is going through a rigorous legal battle with Nokia over some patent issues that have resulted in the recent ban on the HTC One Mini in UK. The news about HTC’s upcoming plans were (supposedly) revealed during the recently concluded battle between the two cellular giants in which according to a ruling published by High Court Judge Richard Arnold, a successor to the HTC One could be released in the UK as early as February or March of next year. It could either be the rumored HTC M8 or the HTC One Two as it is widely speculated but we’ll have to wait and see as to exactly what the company has in mind eventually when they do decide to launch it sometime next year. Let us remind you guys once again that these are still just early rumors and there has been no official word on any of the aforementioned devices by the Taiwanese Tech giants either. We’ll keep you guys posted on any further developments in the weeks/months to come so do stick...

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Qualcomm uses 130 Snapdragon powered HTC One devices to make the World’s first bullet-time Photo Booth

Qualcomm uses 130 Snapdragon powered HTC One devices to make the World’s first bullet-time Photo Booth

Slow-mo and bullet time effects have been my personal favorite since they first emerged on the big screens way back in 1999-2000. Since then, this technology has been adopted in various video games as well such as the Max Payne series who was the pioneer of bringing the bullet time effect into existence. When it comes to slow motion in movies, the first name that pops in our minds is the Matrix trilogy that revolutionized the meaning of the word by introducing some of the coolest looking slow-mo bullet time effects ever to be seen in a motion picture. Now you must probably be wondering as to why we are talking about special effects used in movies and games on a tech blog right? By now I’m pretty sure we all know about Qualcomm and it’s amazing range of Snapdragon chipsets mostly used in recent smartphones and tablets. The company is now willing to put their powerful processors to the ultimate test, in a way that is sure to leave you guys all surprised and excited at the same time. Trust me. To showcase the raw power of Qualcomm’s SoCs, the chipset maker built what they’re calling the Snapdragon Booth which is going to be exhibited in different cities in the coming weeks. The rig is comprised of 130 HTC One (sure to make HTC One owners quite happy) handsets, and using a special custom made Android app; they’re able to take a snap-shot in time, spiraling around subjects in 540 degrees. Sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? The company has promised to continue their Snapdragon Booth tour in several cities across the United States and have also set up an online poll  where you can vote for your city and if it gets the highest votes, you would be the lucky ones to see the booth first.   Check out the video to get a better understanding of what the booth actually is and what it has to offer. You can check out some of the most eye catching snapshots uploaded on the company’s official website and also join in the conversation on facebook and twitter using #SnapdragonBooth Way to go Qualcomm...

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Introducing the HTC One Max – HTC’s First Finger Print Scanner Enabled 5.9″ Phablet

Introducing the HTC One Max – HTC’s First Finger Print Scanner Enabled 5.9″ Phablet

After months of speculations, HTC have finally unveiled  the HTC One Max which is the company’s very first phablet version of their 2013 flagship device, the HTC One . Earlier this year we had mentioned about the One Max which at the time looked just like an elongated version of its smaller brother but from the looks of things, there is much more to it than it was initially rumored. The HTC One Max comes with a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display, 2GB RAM, 16GB-32GB of internal storage with the ability to expand up to 64GB with microSD (a feature that was missing in the HTC One), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, an Ultra Pixel camera similar to the one found in the HTC One, Android 4.3 running on the new Sense 5.5, a 3,300 mAh battery, a removable back-plate and last but certainly not the least our personal favorite – the all new multi-finger print scanner which has certainly proved to be a major attraction. Not so long ago Apple had unveiled their latest flagship iPhone 5S which was the first device to come up with this new found technology which lets the user unlock their device with a single swipe and scan of their fingers. Coming back to the the scanner found in the HTC One Max, lets you do a bit more than just unlock your device. As mentioned earlier, the One Max’s new multi-finger scanner lets you assign up to three different apps (you can choose from a wide range of options including the camera, music player, calculator and much more) that can be launched depending on the finger you swipe. Sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? As far as the new HTC Sense 5.5 is concerned, it doesn’t bring many dramatic changes in terms of usability and looks, but HTC did make BlinkFeed more useful. For starters, users can now enjoy more refined customization of categories and topics. You can integrate with new social networks like Instagram and Google+. Finally, BlinkFeed now also allows you to cache up to 120 articles for offline viewing which is a welcome addition to the previous version. Another cool feature that comes bundled with the update is HTC’s new Video Highlights in the camera software that automatically combines photos and videos with a soundtrack and theme, were the highlights could be either short or long depending on how you want them to be. Pricing and availability have not been unveiled so far by HTC  but we are expecting the device to start rolling out by the end of this month. From what it is worth, the HTC One Max would most certainly be going head to head with Samsung’s recently launched...

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