While HTC might be known for their Android smartphones, their efforts when it comes to Android tablets has been less than spectacular. That being said, it has been reported (via PC Advisor) that HTC is currently working on an Android tablet is apparently ?unique?. This was after HTC was reported as saying that they will not be releasing Android tablets until they have created something truly unique in a market that does seem to be rather overcrowded when it comes to tablet choices and variety. No word on the specs or the features of this alleged tablet, but it will be interesting to see if it will be able to hold up against Apple?s iPad, Microsoft?s Surface and Google?s Nexus 7 tablet. Either way we will be keeping our eyes peeled, so be sure to check back with us at a later date for the details!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Desire HD cancelled?, HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE now available,
Unless you own a pair of AirPlay speakers or audio devices, docking your iPhone/iPod to a speaker dock is probably one of the ways you resort to in order to stream songs from your device. While there?s really nothing wrong with that solution, it does hinder your ability to make calls, reply text messages, surf the web or play games. Depending on what kind of user you are, it might not really matter, but for those who?d like the freedom to do all of that while listening to their music, a Kickstarter project for a device called Pear might be looking to change that.
The Pear dongle essentially attaches itself to your speaker, providing you the ability to stream your music via Bluetooth and letting you text, surf, play games and etc while listening to music. Unfortunately this will require your audio device to feature the 30-pin dock connector in order for it to work. The device itself is rather small and comes with a glowing Pear logo (reminiscent of the glowing Apple logo) and has exceeded its funding goal by $40,000 (at the time of writing). You can still pledge your donation by heading to its Kickstarter page, or you can pop on over to its mini-site for more details and photos!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: The Swipe Case for iPhone comes with a built-in screen cleaning feature, Check out the Cardboard robot: a robotic arm made out of recyclable materials,
As Sony?s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale approaches its release date, it is not surprising that Sony has decided to unveil more characters that will be joining the game?s lineup, and it has been recently revealed that both Cole MacGrath and Jak and Daxter. According to the Sony PlayStation Blog, both characters have been described as: (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Vita screenshots surface, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Vita domain registrations point at possible Vita release,
No thanks to the grime on our fingers and the oil on our faces, our touchscreen smartphones usually end up being quite a mess and requires a constant wipe down to maintain that shine. Unfortunately not all of us bring cleaning cloths with us while on the go, but this new Kickstarter project for an iPhone case dubbed Swipe might help solve your smudged-screen woes. As pictured above, Swipe looks like your regular iPhone case, although the kicker is that the top portion of the case is a detachable little gadget that you pull downwards to wipe your screen.
Thanks to its design, the cleaning system is hidden when not in use so it?s not too unsightly and will pass off as a somewhat decent looking iPhone case. Apart from the built-in screen cleaning feature, the Swipe case also doubles as a camera tripod mount and supposedly offers great protection against drops and scrapes. A minimum pledge of $89 ($79 for early birds) will net you the case upon successful funding and its release, so for more information or to pledge your support, pop on over to its Kickstarter page.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: SoloMatrix Spike gives your iPhone a unique physical keyboard, Lunatik's TakTik rugged iPhone case looks pretty awesome,
We?ve seen iPhone cases that comes with additional lenses that can be attached to it. This allows photographers to add lenses such as zoom, macro and wide-angle to their iPhone, allowing for a different level of photography. Unfortunately for the most part, these lenses can hardly be called professional and are nowhere near the quality that one can expect from a DSLR lens, which is why this Phocus iPhone case might be worth taking a look at.
In case the photo above did not already give it away, the Phocus is an iPhone case that allows iPhone users to attach DSLR lenses onto the case, although it would need an additional adapter to do so. However the flexibility to do so is one we?re assuming could be appreciated by iPhone photographers who might have a couple of DSLR camera lenses lying about. The Phocus case comes in two different packages – $100 with two lenses (not DSLR lenses, mind you) or three lenses for $135. The adapters for DSLR lenses are sold at $220 for Canon and $245 for Nikon, which we have to admit is rather pricey.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: The Swipe Case for iPhone comes with a built-in screen cleaning feature, Next generation iPhone might see design change,
If you got excited over the Motorola ATRIX HD’s official announcement last week, you’ll be glad to know that the phone is now available for you to purchase. Motorola announced today on its blog that the ATRIX HD is on sale in all AT&T channels for only $99.99 with a 2-year contract. Pretty sweet deal for a phone that features high-end specs. While it may have lost webtop capability (who really needed that anyway?), it features a DuPoint KEVLAR fiber body, 4.5″ HD ColorBoost display with Gorilla Glass, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming review of the device, but for those of you who can’t wait, you can head here to order one now.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Motorola Atrix HD official specs, Motorola Atrix 3 aka Dinara spotted at the FCC,
The Ultrabook standard is a new standard that Intel is trying to introduce to the mobile computing world, but it looks like Apple?s MacBook Air is doing well enough for itself that it could be hindering the sales of Ultrabooks from other manufacturers. This is thanks to Q2 results which revealed that only 500,000 Ultrabooks were shipped, while 2.8 million MacBooks were sold, with a sizeable portion of those belonging to the MacBook Air. Addtionally, IDC analyst Jay Chou estimated that only 1 million Ultrabooks would be sold by the end of this year. While the notion of 1 million does seem like a big number for folks like you and I, it is only a fraction of his estimation of 225 million laptops which are to be sold by the end of the year. This is also way below the 40% marketshare that Intel had expected Ultrabooks to cover. Chou has also suggested that customers could be putting off their purchases as they wait for the release of Windows 8, which is expected to be made available later this year.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Ultrabook manufacturers reportedly facing metal chassis shortage due to Apple hogging the bulk of the supply, Acer and ASUS scale back ultrabook production,
Bad news for those of you with HTC Desire HD phones, it appears that you might not be receiving an official update to Ice Cream Sandwich. According to the folks over at GSMArena who spotted in an upgrade list for devices on Telus (a Canadian carrier), the HTC Desire HD won’t be getting the update due to “poor device performance during testing”. Pretty strange when you take into account that the Desire HD features the same processor as the HTC One V and has more RAM and the latter runs Ice Cream Sandwich just fine.
Hopefully it’s just an issue with Telus and not a sign for all HTC Desire HD phones worldwide. HTC previously promised that the Desire HD would be getting the update to ICS, so backing down when it’s expected to arrive wouldn’t look good for them. Fortunately, there are tons of custom ICS ROMs out there for Desire HD users so not all is lost if they would like to upgrade their phones unofficially. Any Desire HD users out there still waiting for the official upgrade to ICS?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: HTC Incredible S to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?, HTC Sensation XL starts getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update,
It wasn?t too long ago that the Motorola Xoom Android tablet received its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and it looks like the Xoom tablet is set to receive the next major Android update ? Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google did promise that the Xoom would be the first device to receive Android 4.1, which we guess isn?t all too surprising given that Google does own Motorola Mobility now. According to the folks at Droid-Life, members of the Motorola Feedback Network have confirmed that they have started to receive invites to test a new software.
While it was not explicitly mentioned that the new software will be Android 4.1, it stands to reason that it could very well be Android 4.1; after all Google did promise a mid-July release. This update will be hitting the WiFi version of the Xoom tablet first, but no word if Verizon?s Xoom tablet will be receiving the same treatment at the same time, if at all. Either way we will be keeping our eyes and ears open for more news, so be sure to check back with us at a later date to see if this update is indeed Jelly Bean.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Verizon's Motorola Xoom gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, Verizon's Motorola Xoom expected to receive Android 4.0 update June 4th,
Back in October of 2011, EA released Battlefield 3 to much success, so it?s really not that much of a stretch to think that they will follow up with Battlefield 4. While EA has yet to come forward and acknowledge the game in an official capacity, it seems that it might have been leaked thanks to a US Origin store advert (as pictured above), stating that gamers who pre-order the upcoming Medal of Honor: Warfighter Digital Deluxe Edition would receive Battlefield 4 beta access. We guess on one hand it?s good news for gamers who are excited to see what the next installment will bring to the table, but with additional Battlefield 3 DLCs yet to be released, it would seem as though EA might be eating into their own games. Either way since nothing has been confirmed, the beta could be a while off for all we know, so let?s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. Until then, what do you guys think? Anyone planning on pre-ordering Medal of Honor assuming the pre-order bonus is for real and not some advertising snafu?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Samsung GT-B5330 leaked with ICS, QWERTY keyboard, BBM for Blackberry 10 revealed in alleged leaked screenshots,