HTC unveils Desire 816 “flagship mid-range” smartphone

HTC plans to launch its follow-up to the HTC One smartphone in March. But the company’s not sitting out the smartphone-fest at Mobile World Congress this month. HTC took the opportunity to introduce what it’s calling a flagship mid-range phone: the HTC Desire 816. The 5.5 inch Android phone takes some design cues from the […]

ZTE launches Open C, Open II Firefox phones

As promised, ZTE is launching next-gen phones featuring Firefox OS software. The ZTE Open II is an entry-level device that represents a minor spec bump over the company’s first Firefox handset, while the ZTE Open C has a bigger screen, better display, and more memory. By the end of the year ZTE also plans to […]

Intel launches Atom “Merrifield” chips for phones, tablets

Intel’s next-gen chips for Android phones and tablets are 22nm, 64-bit chips with clock speeds up to 2.13 GHz. The Intel Atom Z3460 and Atom Z3480 “Merrifield” processors offer better performance and potentially longer battery life than the “Clover Trail+” chips they’ll replace. Intel is also showing a series of benchmarks suggesting that the new […]

Sony’s waterproof Xperia Z2 Tablet coming in March

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is a 10 inch Android tablet with a waterproof case, a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It’s due to hit the streets in March, and Sony promises that at just 0.25 inches thick and 15 ounces, it’ll be the thinnest and lightest […]

Sony Xperia Z2 is a waterproof phone with 4K video recording

Sony’s next flagship phone features a full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, and Android 4.4 KitKat software. But those features aren’t really enough to set it apart in a crowded field of smartphones. But the Sony Xperia Z2 does have a few unusual things going for it, including a 20.7MP camera that […]

Sony SmartBand activity tracker coming in March

Sony is launching its first wearable fitness tracker in March. But the company’s not stopping with tracking fitness activity. When you pair the Sony SmartBand with Sony’s Lifelog application you can also use it to keep track of places you’ve been, songs you’ve listened too, books you’ve read, and other data. We first saw the […]