It would appear that someone at Verizon has made a relatively large "oops" this afternoon as an image of the next HTC smartphone has leaked from their very own servers. This device will very likely have similar specifications to that of the HTC One (M8) with Android released earlier this year.
Kyocera and Verizon has just beaten Apple to the punch, whether or not the latter actually reveals a sapphire glass-toting iPhone 6 in September. Kyocera's Brigadier smartphone comes with a decent set of mid-tier specs, a near indestructible Sapphire Shield display, and a price tag that may sound too good to be true.
After a short series of rumors, Verizon has finally revealed what the LG G Vista really is. Unfortunately for those hoping for a more remarkable device, this is not it. At the very best, the G Vista is a decent budget Android smartphone for those looking for a larger screen on the cheap. At the very worst, it is a somewhat disappointing phablet.
This week leak with Kyocera’s name all over it has appeared with a sapphire-glass front. While we’ve reported the tips on the iPhone 6 having just such a front panel cover, the company known for going above-and-beyond in the strange phone components department appears to have done it again. Here’s the front glass panel that you won’t break.
Whatever hopes there were that the LG G Vista would be a rebranded G3 Beat or G3 S for the US, might be dashed by these two latest leaks. Although one good thing does come out of it is that instead of being a Verizon exclusive that it was rumored to be, this mid-range smartphone might be available from AT&T as well for those who might want to grab it.
Verizon has been trying to coax users away from unlimited data plans for quite some time. As users upgrade, Verizon has prodded them onto capped and shared data plans, trying to divorce them from unlimited data. The latest method the nation’s largest carrier is using might be their boldest yet, as Verizon has started throttling heavy data users on unlimited plans.
Those of you looking to upgrade to a new Motorola device may be in luck with releases in the near future. Words and images this week suggest that Motorola is ramping up toward not only a new Moto X, but a series of DROID devices for Verizon as well. A Moto G release is stuck in there somewhere as well - all of these releases set for non-traditional street dates.