Last week, Samsung and AT&T announced the Galaxy S6 Active with IP68 and Mil-STD-810G-certified protection. Today, AT&T has the Galaxy S6 Active available for purchase in gray, camo blue and, camo white colour options.
The handset will set you back $200 on a regular 2-year contract and $695 without any agreement. It is also available for $23.17 per month on AT&T Next 24 plan, $28.96 a month on Next 18, and $34.75 a month on Next 12.
If you aren't already aware, the Galaxy S6 Active is a rugged version of the company's Galaxy S6 flagship. It comes with IP68 and Mil-STD-810G-certified protection, which means that you can submerge it to up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. The device is completely dust-proof and packs in a 3,500 mAh battery.
The plan all along was for the HTC One M9 to launch in HTC's backyard. But the date of the release, March 16th, had to be changed reportedly due to a software issue. Some said that the handset was having problems booting up, while others assumed that the problem had to do with the Snapdragon 810's alleged propensity to get a fever. After all, while running a benchmark test, HTC's new flagship had a surface temperature of 132 degrees fahrenheit.
But the good news is that HTC has sent out a patch that turns down the heat. A more recent reading of an HTC One M9 test unit showed the phone running at a much cooler 104 degrees fahrenheit, just two degrees higher than the HTC One (M8) ran during that aforementioned benchmark test.
So now that everything is copacetic with the HTC One M9, the handset is available for purchase in Taiwan, priced at the equivalent of $698 USD for the 32GB model. The 64GB variant, which is expected to be available at a future date, will be priced at the equivalent of $732 USD.
Along with the Note 4 announcement, Samsung also revealed its first Virtual Reality kit. Samsung Gear VR is Now Available online from AT&T and it may get out of stock very soon, so if you really want one... Hurry! The Samsung Gear VR is perhaps one of the most interesting smartphone-based hardware kits ever.
Samsung has also joined in the forefront of the endeavor with the collaborative venture that is the Samsung Gear VR. It is based on Oculus hardware and harnesses the computing capabilities and glorious QHD Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Note 4. It is set to deliver the most immersive VR experience to date and needless to say developers and tech-savvy consumers everywhere are excited.
The long awaited device was set to hit the market this month and just as promised AT&T has listed the Samsung Gear VR in its online store for the price of $199. For this price you get a full kit and a 16GB microSD card preloaded with virtual reality content. You do Need to have a Galaxy Note 4 for it to work.
After months of speculations and leaks, the S8 and S8+ were finally launched last month. However, except for pre-ordering it and waiting to get your hands on one, there wasn't really much that you could do at that point. However, all that waiting comes to an end today as the S8 and S8+ are now officially on sale across the USA, Canada, South Korea and Puerto Rico. Of course some of the customers in other countries have already started to receive their package as well, but they still can't go and buy one off the shelf yet.
All remaining countries where Samsung has not yet started to sell the device (officially), should see the two flagships smartphones arrive at the stores in the coming week or the next; that is by the end of April or the first week of March, you should be able to buy a S8 smartphone irrespective of your location, unless Samsung has no presence in your nation of course.
Would you be buying the Galaxy S8 or S8+? Have you already pre-ordered it? Would you rather wait for the Galaxy Note 8 which will come out later in the year? Let us know the answers in the comments section below.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Google's Nexus 5X smartphone is now available for pre-order across Europe. All you have to do is to head to Google Play and place your order.
In some countries, like Spain, Italy, Germany, and France - are getting a free Chromecast with the purchase of the handset until December 8th, which should partly make up for not including the $50 Play Store credit or the 90-day Play Music subscription that come with orders in the US.
As expected, the prices for the 16GB and 32 GB models are €479 and €529, respectively. Orders begin shipping by November 9th and come with free 3-4 business day shipping, so they'll be in customers' hands before the end of next week.
Link: Google Nexus 5X
Back in February, Facebook publicly announced its plans to acquire the popular messaging company WhatsApp for around $19 billion. However, the deal still has to be approved by regulatory agencies across the world, including the EU's competition authority. That apparently shouldn't concern Facebook, as the EU is rumored to give it the go-ahead unconditionally.
"Unconditionally" means the company won't have to make any concessions and the deal will simply be approved as is, since Facebook reportedly managed to convince the European Commission that it would have no anticompetitive effect. The information allegedly comes from two people familiar with the matter.
The EU approval deadline will on October,3rd. The US already approved the purchase.
Now, as the Moto 360 is Official, it's time to order and enjoy that premium Smartwatch... we are glad to say it's now available for purchase, well the leather version is available but the all steel version will be avabile as early as Next month for an extra $50 on the original price.
First of all, the price. The Moto 360 is priced at $249.99 and will go on sale today, September 5, on Motorola's website. The smartwatch will be available in three variants: Light stainless steel case with gray Horween leather band, Light stainless steel case with stone Horween leather band, and Dark stainless steel case with black Horween leather band. As we said earlier, the metal band option will cost $300.
Other than that the Moto 360 has a 1.56-inch, 320x290 resolution (205PPI) semi-circular display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is IP67 certified, which means it can be submerged in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter. The watch weighs 49g.