Chinese phone maker ZTE has launched its new mid-range phone, called the Nubia 5S Mini LTE. While its previous products have never really been exceptional, the 5S Mini LTE could prove to be a new beginning for ZTE – and it seems to know it, too: the 5S Mini LTE will be available in the US market for pre-order.
Paid content, or advertorials, are a fairly common thing on the Internet; although it is not easy to differentiate it from regular editorial content. Google product engineer Ian Webster has created AdDetector, a plugin for both Chrome and Firefox, that will clearly mark content that has been paid for. Ideally, this is so readers are more aware of what kind of materials they end up reading on the internet.
The next installment of the Borderlands series is now on pre-order for Steam. Titled Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the game is set in the time period before the villain of Borderlands 2, Handsome Jack, rose to power and took control of Pandora. To celebrate this, publisher 2K Games is putting most of its Steam catalogue on a 75% sale for the weekend.
YTL Communications’ mobile broadband service Yes has announced that it is offering the Acer Iconia One 7 Super Postpaid Bundle Plan. Customers who subscribe to the plan will be given a free Intel powered Iconia One 7 tablet, in addition to all the regular benefits of subscribing to Yes broadband. The bundle is exclusive to all Yes Stores and Yes Exclusive Retail Partners nationwide.
LG has just officially announced that it will be releasing two new Android smartphones — the L Bello and the L Fino, in the coming IFA 2014 event in Berlin to fill its entry-level line of smartphones.
Unlike its existing mid-range devices like the LG G3 Mini and LG G2 Mini for instance, which are less powerful and smaller versions of their flagship counterpart, both the L Bello and L Fino are designed for emerging markets with modest specs, and most importantly, will be “smartly-priced”, according to LG.
It looks like Apple may finally be offering more RAM for its tablet devices, it has been reported that the Cupertino company might be doubling the RAM for its next generation iPad Air from 1GB to 2GB. Don’t be too happy yet though because it seems like the upgrade will only be given to the iPad Air 2 while its smaller sibling will continue to offer 1GB of RAM.
Excited about what Huawei has got to offer for its event in IFA 2014 that will be happening on 4 September 2014? The company just posted several new teasers to make you even more excited. The new teasers hints at a fingerprint sensor again, an octa-core processor, Cat.6 LTE, and more.
[Update 21/8/2014]: Since that quite a lot has changed over the past few months since posting this article, here’s an update to reflect all those changes. Maxis has removed most of its older postpaid plans and replaced them with an all new MaxisONE Plans that gives “limitless” calls and SMS from as low as RM78 a month. Celcom also renamed its data plans to the Celcom First One for those who complained about how the MaxisONE plans have too little data. Finally, DiGi added new iDiGi plans that are streamlined with its existing Smart Plan postpaid plans.
Just a little reminder, none of these plans is tied to any contract. Contract only applies for phone bundles, or when the telco gives you an extra discount for signing up for a contract. Otherwise, you will be free to change your plans anytime you want.
Hit the break to check out the changes.
There has been a lot going on in the news for Motorola these few weeks. With its upcoming launch event in Chicago, Motorola has already been rumoured to release a couple of new devices, including the alleged Moto X+1 and Moto G2. However, a leaked CPU-Z screenshot of an unknown device has surfaced. It is believed to be the next Motorola Droid device, allegedly called the Droid Turbo.
Low on battery, heading out the door? Problem solved with the new VOOC In-car Fast Charger. pic.twitter.com/LvLQBCXGQW
— OPPO (@oppo) August 20, 2014
One of the year’s best mobile innovations has got to be Oppo’s VOOC charger. Capable of charging the Find 7‘s 3000mAh battery from 0 to 75% in just 30 minutes, the VOOC charger fixes one of the modern smartphone’s major annoyances. But given that the charger is more than two times larger and heavier than a standard microUSB charger, some may prefer a more portable option – such as an in-car charger, which Oppo has just teased via its Twitter page.