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It looks like the cat is out of the bag when it comes to Motorola's forthcoming Droid Turbo, a new smartphone that has popped out of nowhere with its new User Manual.
The Droid Turbo is teasing an impressive specs list, which includes a 5.2-inch "ultra high-definition display", "high-capacity long last battery", 21-megapixel rear-facing camera, Qi wireless charging, NFC, and support for Motorola's Turbo Charger, which should be included in the box for the Droid Turbo. The smartphone should also include most of the best features that were baked into the Moto X, which include Moto Voice, Display, Actions, Assist, and Connect.
One of the standout features is the fact that it looks to be running a very vanilla version of Android, without much UI changes splashed on top. We should hopefully hear more on this Verizon-bound smartphone soon.
HTC has made its Desire Eye smartphone official, confirming that the best selfie-taking smartphone is now here, featuring dual 13-megapixel cameras. That's right, a 13-megapixel camera graces the rear, which isn't too special, but the 13-megapixel up front should have selfie-taking lovers opening their Eyes at this smartphone, geddit?
The new Desire Eye features a 5.2-inch Full HD display, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM. 16GB of flash storage expandable by microSD, and then of course, the dual 13-megapixel cameras. Both of the 13-megapixel cameras feature wide-angle lenses, and dual-LED flashes. Stereo BoomSound speakers are found on the Desire Eye, three microphones, a 2,400mAh battery, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
HTC wasn't scared of the fact that the new Desire Eye is made from plastic, but it's not cheap according to BGR who attended the Double Exposure event. The site reports that "the Desire Eye has a smooth and sleek design that is surprisingly impressive. There are no seams despite the band of color that surrounds the perimeter of the handset, and it feels good in the hand despite its large size". One of the stand out features on the Desire Eye is the new camera software, which comes with six main add-ons which make the selfie-taking experience, well, better.
Apple has announced a new media event scheduled for next week, with the October 16 event to be held at the Town Hall auditorium at Apple's Cupertino-based HQ. The company has now sent out media events, but probably not ComputerBild.de, with the tagline of "It's been way too long".
What can we expect Apple to unveil at the event? We should see some new iPads unveiled, with the iPad Air 2, and maybe a new iPad mini. Updated iMacs should also be introduced, sporting a high-resolution Retina display. We should also see the company tease the final overview of OS X Yosemite, before it hits the public.
Apple has announced its latest media event for October 16, next Thursday, where it looks like we'll be greeted with the new iPad Air 2 according to these new leaked videos and shots of Apple's thinned-out slate.
The updated iPad Air 2 should feature a redesigned look, a new speaker grill that has just a single row of holes versus the two sets of holes on the first-gen iPad Air. Not only that, but the recessed volume buttons look like the ones we have on the iPhone 6, and now we have a gold ring around the Home button which should arrive as Touch ID, allowing for mobile payments with Apple Pay, as well as fingerprint security on your iOS-based tablet.
We should also expect the iPad Air 2 to arrive with Apple's new A8 processor, the same silicon found in the new iPhones, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and improved Retina display. The new iPad Air 2 will reportedly be made available in gold, the first time that any iPad has been made in the alluring color.
Someone has been sent an iPhone 6 prototype 'accidentally', with the person throwing it up to eBay straight away with a starting bid of $999. The Beverly Hills, California based iPhone 6 owner has offered free shipping if the price exceeds $4,000 - but at the time of writing, the current bid was a massive $58,660.
The iPhone 6 prototype does not feature FCC markets on the rear of the device, or a model number, and its Lightning port is red - proving that it is indeed a prototype. iOS 8 isn't on the device, with the iPhone 6 sitting in Developer Mode. 'kimberlyk1018' has said on the eBay page: "This device is being sold as is. I cannot guarantee that it will make calls or that the camera will work. However I can guarantee you that the device is a 64gb iPhone 6 which was sent to me from Verizon. The device comes with the box, charger, headphones and wall charger as well as all the paperwork. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. This is a once in a life time opportunity for you to take a part of".
But, $58,660 for the iPhone 6 prototype? How many of the recent bids would you say are Apple's bids to get their prototype back?
We've been hearing many more teases about the Nexus 9 than we have about the Nexus 6, with HTC reportedly behind the construction of Google's upcoming, and hopefully Android L-powered slate.
The Nexus 9 has now hit the FCC, leaving behind some details on what we can expect. The tablet appears as the 0P82100, but the filing doesn't offer too much that we don't already know. The filing itself is what we needed, to know that it is indeed, real. We can expect NVIDIA to be powering the Nexus 9 with its Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and cellular options, built into a beautiful aluminium frame.
We will hear it all on October 8, at HTC's Double Exposure event, where we should also hear about the Desire Eye smartphone, which features 13-megapixel front-facing camera, and HTC's upcoming action camera, that will fight directly against GoPro's newly announced Hero4.
We know that HTC is preparing to unveil new smartphones, and maybe an action camera, on October 8 - just days away. But now there is a leak that is showing off HTC's purported new smartphone, the Desire Eye, which features a massive 13-megapixel front-facing camera.
Desire Eye is mostly a mid-range handset, with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board flash storage. What makes it unique, is that Desire Eye will reportedly feature a 13-megapixel cameras on both the front, and rear of the device. HTC should unveil the Desire Eye in a couple of days time at its "Double Exposure" event.
For those people who keep their phablets in their back pocket, the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung has passed an ass test. Samsung has shown the world the video below, titled 'Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Endures the Gluteus Maximus'.
Samsung's official blog tells us that the company pushed the Galaxy Note 4 through some serious tests during, and after development, as well as the production of the Note 4, all to ensure the company meets its strict quality control standards. One of these tests involved the use of a simulated, denim-class ass, which bent the phone to make sure it would survive the bend, unlike the iPhone 6 Plus and #BendGate.
For those out there with much more money to splash on a new smartphone, Vertu has just unveiled its new Aster smartphone, a mid-tier, titanium-built, Android-powered smartphone with a whopping $6,900 price tag.
What do you get for close to $7,000? A 4.7-inch 1080p display, 5.1-inch 117-carat sapphire screen, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2.1-megapixel front facer, with the rear-facing snapper certified by Hasselblad, the company who had its technology in the cameras in the 1969 Moon landing.
64GB of internal flash storage, a 2,275mAh battery, front stereo speakers, NFC, Qi wireless charging, and LTE also make the cut. Vertu's CEO said: "Vertu is not here to follow general mass market mobile trends; our technology is leading edge but it doesn't have to be bleeding edge. The same goes for the physical design of Vertu products. The nature of our customers and of our products mean that we have to develop what is right for them, not follow generic broader industry design themes that may be more fleeting than those of the luxury market". The CEO added: "Many of our customers desire and appreciate compact size Vertu products that comfortably fit the inside the pocket of a well-tailored suit or in an expensive clutch bag".
According to Recode, Apple is hosting a new media event on October 16, where it will unveil new iPads and iMacs. Recode's source state that the Cupertino-based iGiant will unveil its latest slates and revamped iMacs at the event.
If the latest rumors are true, we should see Retina-powered desktops unveiled, which will be nice considering its 2014 and all. The previously rumored unveiling date was October 21, so it looks like Apple is bringing it forward a few days, and as usual, we will be covering everything unveiled from the event here at TweakTown.