A big HTC handset, complete with a fingerprint scanner, could be coming to Verizon Wireless, leaked images suggest.
An anonymous, purported Verizon employee over the weekend posted images of what he claims is a flagship HTC handset, known as the One Max, coming to Verizon's network. The poster said the smartphone will feature a large display and come with a fingerprint scanner, similar to the one found in Apple's iPhone 5S. In addition, the One Max's backplate is completely removable.
Rumors have been swirling for the last few months that HTC is planning to launch a new … Read more
There's no way around it, the Alcatel One Touch Evolve is cheap — both in price and specs. At $99 all-in, it's a bargain smartphone that has a sleek design, but it's held back by an old version of Android, a dim screen, and a lousy fixed-focus camera.
The Evolve, along with the $139 One Touch Fierce, is part of the Alcatel's efforts to bring entry-level budget smartphones to top-tier carriers in the US, something the company hasn't done before. Though the Evolve is a budget device, and I'd expect lower-end specs and features for … Read more
Despite its name, the Alcatel One Touch Fierce is anything but "ferocious."
For starters, its 5-megapixel camera takes poor photos, and its quad-core processor lags behind rival phones.
And yes, while the Fierce's competitive $139.99 prepaid price and solid call quality are redeeming factors, it's best just to save up some more dough for a faster, smoother, and more reliable prepaid smartphone like the LG Optimus F3 or Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE.
Design The Fierce comes in two colors, slate and silver, with the latter featuring a nice brushed-metal look that adds a unique … Read more
HTC has lost its way, and it's increasingly clear that it's grasping for straws.
The latest in what has been a steady stream of bad news for the Taiwanese smartphone maker comes courtesy of its third-quarter results, in which it posted a loss for the first time since going public in 2002.
The results underscore what has been a difficult time for HTC, which finds itself too small to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple despite products that arguably stand toe-to-toe with the top-of-the-line iPhone or Galaxy S smartphones. HTC is clearly getting squeezed, and there … Read more
One Touch Drawing isn't a drawing app. It's a game that makes you draw a continuous line to solve hundreds of challenging puzzles. It's a unique game that happens to be really fun to play if you like basic brain teasers.
One Touch Drawing asks you to trace a shape without repeating any lines. It lets you see the finished shape so you can think about each move before you make it. There's an easy "reload" button in case you mess up and hints show up if you've failed ten times, which is … Read more
HTC must modify a key technology in its Android smartphones or else face a potential sales ban in the US, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Citing information from "people familiar with the matter," the Journal said Wednesday that HTC has teamed up with chipmaker Qualcomm to try to revise certain chip technology in its HTC One and other new smartphones. The company is being forced to take such action after the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled last week that HTC violated two patents owned by Nokia.
One of the patents in question refers to the ability … Read more
Powerful desktop replacement laptops with 17-inch and even 18-inch screens are common, while most all-in-one systems we see have 23-inch or 27-inch displays. Acer finds some common ground with the just-announced Acer Aspire ZC-605, a 19.5-inch all-in-one that the company calls, "compact, comfortable, and affordable."
At $599, the ZC-605 is certainly at the lower end of the desktop all-in-one prince range. And with a 19.5-inch display, it's hardly larger than some of the bigger laptops we've reviewed.
On the positive side, there's a full 1TB HDD, two USB 3.0 ports (and two … Read more
If there's any doubt as to whether people are eager for new home security alternatives, just take a look at Canary, a $199 smart home security device that blew up on Indiegogo this summer, crowdfunding its way to almost $2 million worth of contributions and preorders in a little over a month (its initial goal was $100,000).
Unlike other DIY security systems that we've seen, like the iSmartAlarm and its variety of external sensors, the Canary is a singular, all-in-one device. Housed within the curved, sleek-looking body (available in white, silver, or matte black -- but oddly … Read more