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HTC To Hold Press Event, Possibly For The Much Anticipated “HTC One M8 For Windows”

by Dee-Ker · 1 hour ago · No Comments · 34 views

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HTC has begun sending out press invites for an event in New York scheduled for the 19th of August. With the recent rumours about a HTC One M8 for Windows, many are predicting that this event is meant to unveil the Taiwanese company’s latest flagship smartphone, powered by Windows Phone 8.1. 

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This is the HTC One (E8), the One M8′s Plastic Twin

by Pang Tun Yau · 16 hours ago · 3 Comments · 1.4k views

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HTC’s excellent One (M8) remains one of my favourite smartphones of this year. It managed to get a lot of things right, from the beautifully-designed chassis, very light software skin and surprisingly good battery life, but stumbled a little at the final hurdle: the camera. Many bemoaned the fact that HTC retained the 4MP UltraPixel sensor, while adding the depth sensor for some genuinely cool effects. Don’t get me wrong, it is a much-improved camera compared to last year’s HTC One, but I personally wished it captured images at higher resolutions.

It is a criticism HTC has heard many times, and perhaps it is for that same reason the company has come out with the One (E8): a similarly-designed smartphone featuring a polycarbonate shell and a large 13MP rear camera sensor. It is also priced significantly cheaper too: the One (E8) is rumoured to be priced at RM1,699 when it is launched later this year. So how’s the One (E8) like?

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Xiaomi Kicks LG Off the Chart and is Now the World’s Fifth Largest Smartphone Vendor in Q2 2014

by Huei Song · 18 hours ago · 9 Comments · 2.7k views

Xiaomi Fifth Largest Phone Manufacturer Q2 2014

Yesterday, the latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report from IDC showed that Chinese phone manufacturers are on the rise while the more popular ones like Samsung and Apple are falling. Today, Strategy Analytics releases something similar but further demonstrates how strong Chinese phone makers are as Xiaomi kicks LG off the top 5 chart, taking its place as the fifth largest smartphone vendor in Q2 2014.

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Samsung Sees Quarterly Drop in Profit for First Time in Three Years

by Pang Tun Yau · 21 hours ago · 1 Comment · 1.2k views

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For the first time in three years, Samsung Electronics has seen a drop in quarterly profits. Now, these figures are not as dramatic as they sound, since the company still made billions in net profit, but one of the contributing factors behind Samsung’s Q2 drop in profits were due to the traditionally strong Samsung Mobile division.

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Celcom Announces Easy Payment Plan for Device Bundles, 0% Interest and No Processing Fee

by Huei Song · 23 hours ago · 3 Comments · 2k views

Celcom Celebrate Raya with Style

If you wish to get a brand new smartphone or tablet, but do not have enough cash, Celcom is now allowing you to use Easy Payment Plan with all of its device bundles, 0% interest and no processing fee required. You can opt for a repayment period of up to 24 months and walk away with a  brand new device without any upfront cash payment at all.

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Leak: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact that Features High-End Specs Under a 4.6″ Hood

by Huei Song · 1 day ago · 2 Comments · 1.4k views

Xperia Z3 Leak

The Sony Xperia Z3 is not even confirmed, heck, even the Sony Xperia Z2 Compact hasn’t been announced, but rumors and leaks about the Xperia Z3 Compact are already getting strong. The latest Xperia Z3 Compact leak not only shows off the device taken by Mr. Blurry Cam, but also reveals its specs.

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Did Xiaomi Really Install Spyware on the Redmi Note?

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 day ago · 10 Comments · 8.4k views

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What a week it has been for Xiaomi. Last Tuesday, the company announced its highly-anticipated flagship smartphone, the Mi 4. Around the same time, a Hong Kong-based forum had a moderator who published what appears to be damning evidence that one of Xiaomi’s devices was discreetly pinging a server located in China. There were also apparent evidence that suggests the device was even uploading user data such as messages and pictures onto the server, even when Mi Cloud was disabled.

Could it be that Xiaomi installs spyware on its smartphones? Could it be that the MIUI software also contain spyware?

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iPhone 6 Front and Back Design Revealed by Customised Luxury Smartphone Maker

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · No Comments · 2k views

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Another company has seemingly confirmed the next-generation iPhone 6′s design and screen size. This time, it is from a company specialised at making customised “luxury” versions of consumer smartphones, offering another detailed look at the iPhone 6…lovingly encased all over with luxurious materials like gold, platinum and of course, diamonds.

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Microsoft to Roll out First Update to Windows Phone 8.1

by Dee-Ker · 2 days ago · 1 Comment · 781 views

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Microsoft is planning to roll out its first update to Windows Phone 8.1. A week had passed since the Windows Phone 8.1 update arrived to all Windows Phone-powered devices, however, the company has already been detailing a couple of upcoming features to its handsets.

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HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 Onboard?

by Dee-Ker · 2 days ago · 1 Comment · 635 views

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It has been long since HTC launched their last Windows Phone – the HTC 8X and 8S both of which were very well received by users. However, a recent rumour states that HTC is planning to launch their next Windows Phone with a moniker of their flagship line, the One.

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Latest IDC Report Shows Chinese Vendors on the Rise While Apple and Samsung are Falling

by Huei Song · 2 days ago · 1 Comment · 1.2k views

IDC 2Q14 Report

We all know that Chinese phone manufacturers have been doing well over the past year or so, but if you need concrete evidence, here’s the latest report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. According to the report, while the total smartphone shipment year-on-year has grown by about 25%, the market share for Samsung and Apple have both declined. The reason? Chinese phone manufacturers of course.

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HTC Steps in to Offer One (M8) to User Who was Promised a Replacement for Burnt Galaxy S4

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 1 Comment · 2.5k views

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In a classic example with quick-thinking and making good use of opportunities, a HTC product manager in the US turned a negative user experience from someone using a competitor device into a powerful social media-driven campaign to organically promote the brand.

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