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HTC Desire 530 headed to the US, costs $179 off contract

HTC announced the HTC Desire 530 is coming to the USA later this month. The entry-level smartphone should appeal to the youth with its exclusive micro-splash paintjob and attractive pricing. The HTC Desire 530 features a 5" 720p display and runs on the Snapdragon 210 chip with a quad-core 1.1GHz CPU and 1.5GB of RAM. There is 16GB of expandable storage, an 8MP rear cam, and a 5MP selfie snapper. Android Marshmallow is in charge of the Desire 530. Both T-Mobile and Verizon will be offering the Desire 530 on pre-paid and regular contract. The carriers will announce their color choices and...

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Pricing and availability for LG Rolling Bot revealed

The LG Rolling Bot will soon be available in the US and the UK. It will arrive late compared to the other LG Friends, but it's definitely one of the oddest gadgets we've seen recently. It's a robotic avatar you can use to check up on things at home while you are away. You can drive it around with the built-in camera and use the speaker to talk to people (or your cat). It even has an IR blaster so you can control equipment at home (e.g. turn on the air conditioner so it's nice and cool when you get home). There's also a laser pointer you can use to blind your enemies (or play with your...

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Samsung's Q2 2016 Earnings Guidance is out, profits soar

Samsung's has released its Earnings Guidance for Q2 2016 for investors, media and analysts to use before the final audited results become available month. The company expects consolidates sales to be $43.5 billion (KRW 50 trillion), while operating profit will amount to roughly $7 billion (KRW 8.1 trillion). The expectations paint a better quarter compared to the previous one. Then, the company reported revenue of $43.06 billion (KRW 49.78 trillion) and operating profit of $5.77 billion (KRW 6.68 trillion). Тhis would be a 17.4% rise in profits for the company compared to...

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Watch this Samsung Battery Pack ad and you'll want one

Samsung published a new ad highlighting the Fast Charge capability of its latest Battery Pack. The video shows what you Galaxy S7 or S7 edge can do with just 10 minutes of charge. The battery pack is a part of the original Galaxy S7 accessories and you can get it via Samsung's official stores. You can get this original portable battery with either 5,100 mAh or 10,200 mAh capacity. Traditionally, the original accessories are pricier than the third-party packs available, but those two complement and complete the S7 flagships quite nicely. Last week Samsung advertised its Wireless...

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Fujifilm announces X-T2 flagship mirrorless camera

Fujifilm has announced the top of the line model in the X-series, the X-T2. The new camera comes with a 24.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro. It has an ISO range of 100 to 6400 and for the first time on an X-series camera can record 4K video up to 30fps. The X-T2 has an updated AF system with 325 single AF points and 91 zone focusing points. The phase detection AF points cover 40% of the imaging area. The camera focuses in just 0.06 seconds with improved low light focusing. The X-T2 has a dust and moisture resistant body with 63 points of...

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Lumia 550 receives official price cuts in UK and Ireland

If you are in the UK or Ireland, and are planning to purchase the Microsoft Lumia 550, here's some good news: the Windows 10-powered device has received an official price cut in your country. The Redmond, Washington-based company is selling the phone for £79.99 in the UK, which translates into a discount of £10. And if you're in Ireland, the handset will set you back €99.99, a drop of €30. To refresh, the Lumia 550 is powered by Snapdragon 210 SoC, and sports a 4.7-inch HD display. It comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory, and packs in a 2,100mAh battery. The device features a...

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Samsung Galaxy J MAX leaks; reportedly a 7-inch smartphone

A new Samsung smartphone has been leaked online. The leak, which comes courtesy of the usually reliable tipster @evleaks, reveals that the device in question is a Galaxy J series phone, and unlike other handsets in the series, it's called the J MAX. Self-explanatory. pic.twitter.com/BeLHQnifb0— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 6, 2016 With Xiaomi's latest phone with similar name - the Mi Max - sporting a mammoth 6.44-inch display, it won't be a stretch to assume that the Galaxy J MAX will also be large-screened handset. In fact, this is where things are getting interesting - reports say the...

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Acer unveils new TravelMate ultraportable series

There seems to be a really strong ongoing push towards ultra-portable laptops these days, with more and more great products entering the market, like the LG Gram, Samsung Notebook 9 lineup or the Dell XPS 13. We are definitely not one to complain, as it is especially great to see a capable CPU, good screen and mice battery life, all in a light as possible package. Acer's new TravelMate X3 series aims to deliver on these points as well. The company just introduced the new family of laptops, with the ambassador being the TravelMate X349. It comes in a stylish black and all aluminum chassis,...

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Samsung Z2 receives wifi certification

Samsung debuted its Z series with the launch of the Z1 back in January last year. This was followed by the release of the Z3 in October. And now, it looks like the South Korean company will soon fill the gap by launching the Z2. A new Z series device with model number SM-Z200F - which in all likelihood is the Z2 - has received Wi-Fi certification from the WiFi Alliance (WFA). The model has already received certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), so it won't be a stretch to expect the device getting official sooner than later. Its rumored specs include...

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Samsung introduces world's first UFS card line-up

Samsung Electronics has announced the world's first UFS removable memory card based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard for mobile devices. These will be available in 32/64/128/256GB variants. UFS or Universal Flash Storage (not to be confused with UHS, which is a variant of SD) is a new standard that promises significantly faster read/write speeds compared to the existing SD standard. Samsung claims read speeds of 530MB/s and write speeds of 170MB/s that are far and above that of even the fastest UHS-II SD cards. The design looks...

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