Over on eBay, Argos is offering this manufacturer refurbished iPad 4, in black and with 16GB storage, for £269.99. However! Pop it into your basket, and you’ll notice a cheeky 10% off, bringing the price down to £242.99.
And so ends the week in which I churned out, Good Friday aside, six steaming slabs of news per day, an undeniably apt punishment for my gallivanting earlier in the month.
Five reasons why the HTC One M8 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 (by HTC) dominated the comments, while the industry in general is going bokeh crazy. Sorry, background; things just look better when you’re all out of focus.
It’s Easter, baby! And what better way to celebrate Jesus rising from the dead (does that make him a zombie?) than by grabbing a Nokia Lumia 520 from Vodafone for £60? No top-up required; sixty bucks and it’s yours.
There's been plenty of chatter on the mobile grapevine lately about LG's next flagship the G3 – and no wonder when you hear the quoted specs – but in the meantime LG has polished up its mid-range lineup with this, the LG G65.
It only popped up on our radar for the first time yesterday thanks to some image leakage by @evleaks, but now we can jump straight to the official details.
There’s been no shortage of baffling mobile news over the years, but this story really takes the proverbial biscuit. Well, for this week, anyway.
Not content with, y’know, the Amazon Kindle app, Samsung smartphone and tablet users are to get their own Kindle portal, aptly named Kindle for Samsung. Too good to slum it with the rest of us, huh?
As I’ve written about 20,000 times already this week, one of the headline features on the spanking new HTC One M8 is its dual-lens Duo Camera setup, which welcomes a whole bunch of fancy camera effects.
The Taiwanese have now opened the Duo Camera to developers, by way of the official HTC Dual Lens SDK.
Realistically, we’ve still probably a good five or six months till the official iPhone 6 release date, but the rumours and leaked pictures and whatnot are coming thick and indeed fast.
Earlier this week we got a peek at a purported iPhone 6 mould from Foxconn, supposedly confirming the notion of a 4.7in display, and a couple of new leaked images further back that notion.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has inevitably dropped thanks to the arrival of the Galaxy S5, and here you can grab the 2013 flagship for £309.99 from Mobile Phones Direct.
To be honest, Samsung planning anything at this stage in the game comes as little surprise, as the South Koreans generally like to keep a finger in each and every pie on offer (much like me when I was a bachelor, badum tsh!).
I’ll forgive the lack of dropped jaws, then, when I say that Samsung is planning – shock horror – wearable tech with Android Wear on board, that’s in addition to its Tizen stuff.
For our money, one of the more interesting things happening in the world of mobile right now isn’t QHD displays or faster processors or higher megapixel counts or dual-lens cameras or even wearable tech, but the idea of customisable “modular” phones.
First announced last October, Project Ara is racing along at a fair old pace, and there’s been plenty of news to chew on over the past few months. Indeed, this week marks the first Project Ara Developers Conference, so what better time to pull all the facts together?
LG has been keeping uncharacteristically quiet this year, leaving rivals like Samsung, HTC and Sony to steal the limelight with the Galaxy S5, One M8 and Xperia Z2 respectively.
But we all know South Korea’s other favourite manufacturer is busy beavering away on the LG G3. While we await the official launch, the rumoured QHD resolution has supposedly been confirmed, and we’re also seeing the box in gold.
If there’s one thing Android was crying out for, it was surely… a standalone Google Camera app?
To be fair, it actually sounds pretty good, with an “out of your way” UI (almost invariably a good thing) and a handful of interesting features.
It’s largely kinda pointless stealing a high-end smartphone these days, what with the blocking and the security stuff and the remote wiping and whatnot.
Consolidating that pointlessness, several US networks and manufacturers have entered into a voluntary agreement making anti-theft tools mandatory.
One game I’ve earmarked for review treatment is ustwo’s Monument Valley. I’m not actually sure what the deal is, but it looks pretty sweet. Alas, the guys are out of review codes.
While I save up the necessary, er, £2.49, I’ve grabbed an ustwo freebie in the form of Whale Trail, which features rainbows, anthropomorphised clouds, and a flying whale. You heard me.
For those who’ve been hibernating for the past few months, Project Ara is part of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, and aims to unleash customisable “modular” phones.
The first Project Ara Developers Conference is going down this week, and we’re getting tons more info, including word of the first Project Ara phone.
One of the standout features on the HTC One M8, and one of the things that sets it apart from last year’s HTC One, is the presence of a dual-lens camera on the rear.
Word from out east suggests HTC may be at the forefront of an imminent trend, with several smartphone manufacturers expected to jump on board the dual-lens bandwagon.
Phew, big week for leaked pictures of previously unseen phones. Earlier today I scribbled about the Amazon smartphone, and here we turn our attention to the imminent OnePlus One.
Admittedly the OnePlus One picture is comparatively terrible, but it’s a good excuse to chew the fat over the wallet-friendly super-phone.