This week the folks at Misfit, creators of the Misfit Shine, have made clear their intent to expand. Not with another wearable - the first one they’ve made is still running strong - but with a release of their software system for the whole developer universe to take part in.
This morning Samsung sprang a surprise on the world - the same world that expected Samsung’s announcements for IFA 2014 to be over. No way, says Samsung, bringing on another device that won’t be overshadowed by the likes of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy VR. Not if a splash of "Active" has anything to say about it.
Jabra has a new duo of headsets (and a pair of earbuds), all of them boasting wireless connectivity and a roster of features, not the least of which is long battery life and the promise of solid audio quality. They've all made their IFA 2014 debut, and will be available in the next handful of weeks at various price points.
This week HTC is delivering the newest in ideally-combined high-end features with affordable packaging with the HTC Desire 820. The device works with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, a 5.5-inch 720p display, and a variety of colorful options for its back and sides. It’s also got front-facing speakers for extra-loud BoomSound action.
Amidst all the products we've seen drop at IFA 2014 thus far comes an update to ZTE's Blade series of smartphones, the Blade Vec 3G and the Blade Vec 4G. As the names imply, one of the handsets offers 3G connectivity, and the other 4G, while both sport the exact same design and 5-inch HD display.
The LG G Watch R came as a surprise. LG had already played its Android Wear hand with the G Watch at Google I/O, and while the square-faced smartwatch was functional it was hardly a stand-out design aesthetically. Turns out, though, LG had already been working on its sibling for more than two years, a round-faced wearable that's far closer in appearance to a regular watch. I sat down with LG and the G Watch R to find out more.
CAT has rolled out a new flagship smartphone targeting the outdoorsy, adventurous, I-drop-my-phone-too-often Android users among us: the CAT S50. With this phones comes the same rugged design we've seen with the company's other handsets, as well as 4G connectivity and some other handy features.
Huawei has finally revealed its latest flagship, the Ascend Mate7, and, as rumors have pointed out, it does have a fingerprint sensor. But, of course, the smartphone is more than just that. Boasting of its latest and fastest processor and an almost full metal body, the Ascend Mate7 may just be the Chinese company's best contender yet.