Now that DiGi has introduced brand new DG SmartPlan postpaid plans that are all equipped with 4G LTE connectivity (finally), it looks like you will be able to sign up for a device bundle for those plans as well. The telco has recently updated its device bundle page, offering devices from Samsung, Sony, Motorola and more that are tied to the new DG SmartPlan 50/78/108/148 postpaid plans.
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As expected, Lenovo has announced a better-specced Yoga Tablet 10 at this year’s MWC. The original Yoga Tablet suffered both from performance issues as well as a glaringly sub-par display, and the new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ looks like Lenovo has fixed both these flaws on what was otherwise a very interesting tablet.
HTC has announced an initiative to combine the processing power of Android phones to assist researchers in their efforts to solve some of the biggest mysteries of science. The ”HTC Power To Give” initiative, takes advantage of an app that runs in the background while the phone is charging and connected to WiFi.
As of 0434hrs +8 GMT here is a compendium of our MWC 2014 coverage in case you missed it!
Qualcomm’s slow upgrading of its processor lineup continues with the quadcore Snapdragon 610 and octacore Snapdragon 615. Both of these new chips are of the 64-bit variant, and are based on the Cortext A53 architecture. Which means they trade off some power to gain the ability to support the new ARMv8 instruction set.
Today in Barcelona, Sony announced the successor to the Tablet Z, the Z2 Tablet. Coming in with a 10.1Inch Triluminos Display with Live Colour LED and powered by the 2.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM the Z2 Tablet shares a lot with its namesake phone in terms of design language. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is the slimmest and lightest 10.1inch tablet out there coming in at 6.4mm thin and only 426g/439g for WiFi/LTE model respectively. Rounding off the specs is an 8.1MP rear camera and 2.2 front facer so unfortunately no 4K recording here.
After announcing the availability of their 64-bit server chips in the Cortex A53 and A57 two years ago, MediaTek has now revealed their scaled down version for smartphones in the MT6732. Like most of the other chips made by the company, this new offering will be aimed at the “super mid market” for smartphones.
News has been leaking out of Mobile World Congress 2014 about a Google smartwatch is currently in the works; with Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 manufacturer, LG, colloborating on the device. There is no official word on the matter; however, the Wall Street Journal reportedly discovered the situation from a person familiar with the situation.
As you might have heard, Huawei has scheduled a press event at Barcelona in conjunction with Mobile World Congress 2014. The Chinese company has teased several new devices for the event and just like what the leak has told us before, one of the new products is indeed the Huawei MediaPad X1.
But that’s not all, as Huawei has also unveiled another tablet called the MediaPad M1. Learn more about both tablets after the jump.
The Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona will only officially begins tomorrow, 24 February but as you able to see for the past few weeks, plenty of companies have already announced or teased new products that they will bring to the event.
As for Samsung, even though they are going to have a big Samsung Unpacked media event on early Tuesday morning (Malaysian time), that doesn’t stop them to announce two new products today: the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
While we have seen fingerprint scanner being equipped into a number of smartphones such as Apple iPhone 5S and HTC One Max last year, Alcatel One Touch has been working on something different for this year. With the help of IriTech, the brand (which is owned by TCL of China) is planning to showcase a tablet with built-in iris recognition at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.