Unnamed sources told the pair that Amazon is considering the offer for "its long-planned smartphone." While it has talked to wireless companies about selling the phones through the carriers' channels, Amazon will probably sell the phone on its site. The company doesn't want to make people sign up for a wireless plan contract for the free phone, a requirement wireless companies typically use to encourage customers to renew their contracts … Read more
The next generation of Nexus smartphone may have just been spotted loitering the virtual halls of the FCC.
Details found in the federal database show a 4.96-inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Digging deeper, the D820 is found to be running a version of software called "aosp_hammerhead-userdebugKyeLimePieFACTORYeng.sangjoon84.lee.20130618.015154 [sic]."
Spelling error aside, the fact that it shows Key Lime Pie indicates … Read more
iPhone rumors are like flies at a summer picnic: they're nearly unstoppable. Collected in one batch are all the iPhone 5S/6 rumors CNET has reported so far, with some commentary on where these rumors came from.
That said, we've … Read more
Well, it's been about a year and it's safe to say this: we can finally stop talking about the iPhone 5S and 5C rumors on Rumor Has It.
That is, until we talk about all the things we thought we were getting but didn't get.
But I digress. Just this week, Apple sent invites for its event on Tuesday, so I took a moment to recap all the rumors about the phone(s) so far.
Also this week, the PlayStation 4 might also include voice recognition, using the PlayStation Eye camera. Sweet, now everyone can yell at the TV and have it actually do something.
With all the hubbub over next week's iPhone event, let's not forget that Apple is also due for an iPad refresh, something that may happen sooner than you think.
Indeed, a new video from Unbox Therapy shows a very convincing-looking iPad 5 shell, one that's noticeably narrower than its predecessor -- but still allows for the current 9.7-inch screen. Take a look:
Assuming this video is real, the iPad 5 clearly takes some design cues from the iPad Mini, with much more rounded edges and corners, separated volume buttons, and a thinner overall design.
But the … Read more
Samsung could give in to cries for metal housing in its next-generation Galaxy S smartphone.
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ready to make its formal debut at IFA next week, the rumor mill is already moving onto that other big thing, the Galaxy S line. According to a recent ET News report (translate), Samsung will employ an aluminum or other-metal housing for its fifth-generation hero phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be a Jelly Bean-powered device with a 2.5-inch OLED display with a 320x320-pixel resolution, if reports by AmongTech prove true.
In addition, the Gear could come in two different storage capacities: 6GB and 8GB options. Other specifications in the concept device include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4-megapixel camera capable of 720p video recording, and 1GB RAM, with a battery life up to 10 hours.
The Gear's hardware and software details allegedly come from an anonymous Samsung warehouse worker, days ahead of the watch's debut. One thing we can be … Read more
As the days get shorter, the temperature cooler, and there's nothing good to watch on TV, it could only mean one thing: fall is upon us. And that means that Apple is about to announce its next iPhone.
And with an impending announcement comes a bevy of rumors. What size will it be? What shape? And mostly, what color? Sure, we've heard about the gold-colored iPhone, but what about a graphite-colored one? If these leaked pictures are to be believed, you might have some choices to make come September. … Read more
New photos and details of the HTC One Max have landed online, echoing early hardware and software rumors of an extra large phone with a 5.9-inch display.
Once known by its 'T6' code name, the HTC One Max is expected to officially break cover in the coming weeks. Rumors have been spinning for the better part of 2013, suggesting that a phablet-sized version of the HTC One flagship handset was imminent.
The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could be the first smartphone to boast Ultra High Definition video recording, reports The Korea Economic Daily (translate).
With only days left before the expected official IFA announcement, new rumors like this have bubbled to the surface.
According to the Korean news outlet, the phablet will be the first to offer 4K (3,840x2,160-pixel) video capture. What's more, the device is alleged to provide 24-bit/192KHz music playback, a step above the 16-bit audio found in previous generations.
While the Ultra HD video sounds fantastic, it's worth noting that there are … Read more