HTC announced that HTC One will only be available in North America on the last week of April due to shortage of parts of its camera. Although this may sound quite disappointing, the company actually did not expect to see more people interested on the HTC One since it is literally competing against the phone of the year, which is the Samsung Galaxy S IV.
First markets to receive the HTC One are Germany and UK, along with Taiwan, which is the home of the company. All others need to wait until April to get their units-if HTC shipments do materialize before April ends.
Here's the statement from HTC
HTC has seen unprecedented demand for and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews. The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April. We appreciate our customers' patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait.
Originally, HTC planned to launch the One on March 15th but immediately retracted the time to March 29th because of the shortage in components. Also, for this reason, some markets would have to wait before they can get their hands on this much-awaited smartphone by the quietly brilliant company. Delays do happen when it comes to launches, however, let's hope that this is the last time that the date will be moved again.
Wait, did Samsung just leaked on exactly when they will be releasing the Galaxy S4? Looks like the official "Samsung Lebanon" Facebook page just did.
Look at the screenshot above, Samsung Lebanon facebook page made a response to poster who asked
"hey, is there any news for the Samsung Galaxy S4 release ?"
Response was "Galaxy S IV will not be released before May 2013". We will have to take this without 100% accuracy as mostly the information provided on Samsung's Facebook pages isn't always 100% correct, but something to keep in mind when making smartphone purchasing decisions.
What we said is only trivial since all Galaxy S series are released between late April and Early May, yet there's no way for anyone to know the exact release date.
Source: Facebook Page
Another new innovation by the Korean tech company that will be formally introduced on the Mobile World Congress is Samsung TV Discovery service. This allows users to look for internet TV and video in real-time. It is also smart as it will recommend channels according to your preferences. The TV Discovery service will also work on smartphones, according to Samsung. It will reach the European, Korean and US shores before the first quarter of 2013 ends.
Since the service is available to other devices as well, this will make for easy data transfer to other smart devices. TV Discovery pools the information from what you often watch on live TV and other sites such as YouTube and other channels and it suggests videos for you to watch based on this information. You will also be able to share what you watch with your other friends.
Samsung started the campaign leading to the Galaxy S IV launch yesterday and is inviting everyone in Time Square to witness the event. The company tweets an invitation to check out the unveiling and experience their "new flagship smartphone" and those who cannot go can watch the event on live stream.
More details are expected to come out before the date of launch and it is possible that we might be given clues as to the design and specs of the new Galaxy S4. One thing is sure though, holding an event in Times Square sends a message to many, including Apple.
Samsung is truly going to need a lot of exposure since it plans to sell 100 million units of the S IV this year. Only two weeks left before we know if this will just remain an ambitious figure or if they do stand a chance to sell that many S IV devices.
Link: Samsung Twitter
Except for luxury-phone owners, most people probably do not have the hobby of collecting used phones. It's common to sell the old phones or give them to friends or families. And before doing that, we usually need to transfer the phone data and deleting files from the old phone.
Transferring the contact list is easy if both of the phones run the same OS. Android phones use Google account and Phone users have iCloud. Even just copying all the contacts to SIM card works quite well for most phones. However, the problem comes when you want more than just contact lists, and when you switch between iPhone and android phones.
To delete files many people may just restoring the factory settings. If it is really so simple there will be no event called sex-photo scandal (sometimes it's a comedy if you read the story of Orange Bro). What you need is permanently erasing the phone preventing any private content from being leaked.
If you are still searching over the internet for tutorials or guides, you may look at Wondershare MobileTrans It is a one-stop solution to both problems. And it's really fast and simple compared to some built-in programs such as Samsung Kies (I used Kies once and it's a nightmare).
How it works:
- Installing and running Wondershare MobileTrans
- Connecting two mobile devices to your Windows or Mac PC.
You could select the content that you wish to transfer before clicking to start the process.
- Click "Start" and wait until the process ends.
You can download the free trial version and test it by yourself. Remember to erase the old phone with MobileTrans after the transferring process ends.