The Moto G is a smartphone the whole tech community has wishing for and waiting on for ages. It's a low-cost smartphone with hardware and software to back up its ability to be a contender in many markets - but more than that, it's also got the backing it needs to succeed. With the power of brand recognition in Motorola and Android and the push for success on a global scale from the manufacturer's parent company Google.
ZTE has announced the pricing and availability of its ZTE Grand S handset, which recently received the 2013 iF International Design Award. Starting this coming Saturday, the handset will go up for pre-order on October 5 for $399.99 through various online retailers, with a shipping date not yet mentioned. With the Grand S comes specs similar to the nubia 5, which was unveiled earlier this evening.
ZTE has introduced its nubia 5 smartphone, a high-end offering equipped with a Full HD display and a 13-megapixel camera, among other savory features. The phone will go up for pre-order this coming Saturday for $449.99 in the US, and is being hailed as a photography-centric handset, with offerings including a Konica-Minolta lens and intelligent stabilization.
Earlier today at the London O2 Arena, Nokia and Telefonica partnered to launch a 64GB variant of the handset maker's Lumia 1020 camera phone, a handset sporting a high-resolution 41-megapixel camera on the back. To meet the presumed storage needs of consumers using the handset as a camera, Telefonica specified a variant with twice the typical capacity.
The latest iteration of the Nexus 7 tablet went up for sale in July, and a couple weeks later we saw hints that the LTE version of the tablet would be arriving soon. Now the availability of the Nexus 7 with 4G LTE from the Google Play Store has been announced, as well as its upcoming availability in T-Mobile stores.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 -- Nokia's 41-megapixel cameraphone for the photographically-inclined among us -- was given a price cut at certain online retailers this past week, bringing the cost of the handset down to the average rate found on many handsets with two-year contracts. Following this, both AT&T and Microsoft have both announced price slashing as well.
Sony's Xperia range of Android phones has been on a roll of late, with the Xperia Z proving a sleeper hit to rival the Galaxy S 4, and the Zperia Z Ultra putting the company's big screen display expertise to work. Now there's the Sony Xperia Z1, still waterproof but with a sleek metal casing rather than the polycarbonate of its predecessors, and featuring a super-speedy 2.2GHz quadcore processor and whopping 20.7-megapixel camera. Fresh to IFA 2013 today, we spent some playtime with the Z1 Ultra to see if it's likely to be another hit.
It was inevitable and should come as a shock to no one that Google Play Store has run out of inventory of the Nexus 4 smartphone. This is no doubt the effect of the $100 price cut on both 8 GB and 16 GB models of the device last week, which some have taken to be the writing on the wall that will eventually bring about a new Google Nexus smartphone.
The camera-centric Nokia Lumia 1020, bearer of a 41-megapixel camera, will be arriving for Canadian customers on TELUS and Rogers, according to a tweet Nokia fired off saying as much. Other pertinent details -- namely how much it will cost and when it will available -- weren't specified, but we're hoping it won't be too much longer now.