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Apple sends out official invites for October 22 event, sure to steal Nokia’s thunder

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The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Apple’s October 22 event has officially been confirmed today after Apple sent out invitations for the event which will almost certainly show off Apple’s new iPad line up in all of its glory, maybe with a little bit extra.

Apple’s only words are “We still have a lot to cover.” Two iPads aren’t a lot, so are we in for a surprise? Apple is almost certainly going to announce the new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, both of which will come in Silver, Gold and Space Gray and will likely feature TouchID fingerprint sensors. Will Apple announce the dates on which their new MacBook Pros, Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks are set to roll out to the world? Will rumours of an iTV, iWatch, iConsole, larger iPad and more be squashed or proven correct?

Stay tuned as Amzer will most certainly be keeping an eye on the event and bringing you all of the news as it happens!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 15th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s prices for India revealed, not that surprising

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The Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are set to launch in just two weeks time in India, on November 1, which is sure to cause a lot of fanfare for plenty of excited Indians. Apple today revealed their new pricing options for the India bound devices as well as the older iPhone 4s.

The iPhone 4s 8GB is set to cost Rs. 31,500. The iPhone 5c 16GB will set you back Rs. 41,900 and the 32GB model Rs. 53,500. The iPhone 5s will go for Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB model, Rs. 62,500 for the 32GB model and Rs. 71,500 for the 64GB model. The iPhone 4s will be available in both black and white, the iPhone 5c in white, pink, blue, yellow & green the iPhone 5s in Space Gray, Silver White as well as the popular new Golden White. Other markets set to get the new iPhones over the next two weeks include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.

Remember to cover up your new device with Amzer’s wide variety of ultra strong cases and screen protectors!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 15th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

This is the LG G Flex, LG’s curved answer to the Samsung Galaxy Round

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Meet the LG G Flex, LG’s curved smartphone and their answer to the new Samsung Galaxy Round. The LG G Flex, also known as the LG Z, is expected to make its debut next month as the world’s second commercial flexible smartphone.

The LG G Flex, unlike the Galaxy Round, will have a vertically curved shape making viewing angles better as well as improving screen protection. The LG G Flex is still quite a mystery, but it will apparently feature a 6-inch 1080p display and its pretty safe to assume that it will also carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 13MP rear camera in addition to the company’s new curved battery. Sadly, I feel that it will be more uncomfortable to hold and use than the Galaxy Round which is horizontally curved in order to fit the coutures of your palm.

I would be going out on a limb here when I say that the LG G Flex will be limited to South Korea, much like the Galaxy Round, for the foreseeable future, considering the scarcity of flexible displays…

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 14th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Is this Apple’s golden iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2?

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Sure, there has been rumours, quick glimpses, but this has to be the clearest shots yet of the Apple iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 in all of its glory. The guys over at CTechCN has gotten us a glimpse of both devices from the back and boy oh boy does it look pretty.

Apple is expected to officially unveil the new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 next week, among some pretty interesting other products, but thus far the golden hues of said devices have just been hear say. Now we seem to have proof, although it seems like saturation and hue change of the Space Gray variants. Both devices are expected to be available in Silver White, Space Gray and Golden Champagne hues, with the latter most likely selling faster than GTA V. The iPad 5 is said to feature a slimmer bezel, a sleek new body and some great other enhancements whereas the iPad Mini 2 is rumoured to pack a Retina display along with Apple’s new A7 SoC.

What are your guesses as to what Apple will unveil next week? MacBook Airs, Mac Pros, iPads, iTV and maybe even the iWatch? Drop a comment below and voice your opinion!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 14th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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HTC One Max launched: Bigger, but not much better

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The HTC One Max has finally been announced, but it seems to be too little, too late for the struggling Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer. The HTC One Max had no surprises that leaks haven’t already disclosed.

The HTC One Max packs a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/ 32GB of expandable storage, 50GB of Google Drive cloud storage, a 4MP UltraPoxel camera, a 3,300mAh battery and it runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC’s new Sense 5.5 UI. There is no Optical Image Stabilization as rumored, neither does it feature the BeatsAudio enhancements HTC is known for. It does pack a lovely rear fingerprint sensor however.

So, essentially it is an enlarged HTC One, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, except for its hefty 217g weight as well as it’s 10.29mm thickness. It doesn’t seem to feature anything special, that would make it stand out against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra. So, what makes it suck so much?

The HTC One Max has a sucky camera, 4MP compared to the 13MP unit found on the Galaxy Note 3 and the 8MP one on the Xperia Z Ultra. Its processor is older, and less capable, the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 compared to the Snapdragon 800 found inside the Xperia Z Ultra (2.2GHz) and Galaxy Note 3 (2.3GHz). It is quite bulky and heavy at 10.29mm as opposed to the Galaxy Note 3′s 8.3mm and Xperia Z Ultra’s 6.5mm.

It has one thing going for it however, it’s 3,300mAh battery is the largest of the three, larger than both the Galaxy Note 3′s 3,200mAh and Xperia Z Ultra’s 3,000mAh units, but then again actual performance may differ quite a bit. The HTC One Max sadly doesn’t have anything special, such as the Galaxy Note 3′s S Pen & accompanying UI, or the Xperia Z Ultra’s water- and dust resistance or slim design.

If you’re asking if HTC has a winner over here, it sadly does not seem so…

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 14th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Apple to announce iPhone 6 on October 22 [SATIRICAL]

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According to some very trustworthy sources, Apple will launch the new iPhone 6 on October 22 alongside their new iPad and MacBook Air line up, just over a month after the new iPhone 5s went on sale.

Our sources inside Apple’s manufacturing partner, pegatron, has revealed Apple’s plans for the iPhone 6, revealing pricing, colors, release dates & countries and loads more. The iPhone 6 will be the most radical change to the iPhone since the introduction of the iPhone 4, which prompted the screen density wars.

The Apple iPhone 6 is set to feature a 4.99-inch IPS touch display with an impressive 2,272 x 1,280 pixel resolution, that means a whopping 652ppi pixel density. The front will also feature a 5MP wide angled front facing iSight camera as well as a TouchID fingerprint sensor. The display’s side bezel will be a mindblowing 1.4mm wide!

On the inside, Apple put in their upgraded A7+ System on a Chip with four 64-bit processors clocked at 1.4GHz each, it also features a whopping six PowerVR SGX544MP4 cores. The same Apple M7 motion coprocessor found inside the iPhone 5s will once again be seen inside the iPhone 6.

It will also feature 2GB of DDR5 RAM and come in either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB storage options, the 16GB model will obviously be phased out with the iPhone 5s. Other inner hardware includes WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 Lower Energy, LTE Advance and HSPA+ connectivity. The battery has also been grossly enlarged to a 3,800mAh nuclear-powered unit.

On the back, the Apple logo has become LED backlight illuminated and the dual LED flash setup from the iPhone 5s has been replaced by a single Xenon flash unit. The camera is a 16MP iSight 2 sensor that is capable of recording 4K video at 120FPS. What’s more, the iPhone 6 camera has been centered horizon tidally, no longer being on the right rear of the device.

The iPhone 6 will be available in nine amazing anodized aluminum colors. The 6.8mm thick device is set to come in Albino White, Nigerian Black, Ocean Blue, Nokia Blue, HTC Green, Sun Yellow, Pumpkin Orange, Chilli Red and Tonsil Pink. The Space Gray option has been killed as Jony Ive misplaced his copy of 50 Shades of Gray for referencing.

What makes the iPhone 6 truly different is its ability to fold in half horizontally in order to fit it inside your skinny jean pockets. It features a liquid aluminum body and a Flexible AMOLED display which is why it is so bendable. Gorilla Glass has been dropped for Amzer ShatterProof, making it stronger than any other display on the market.

The iPhone 6 will first go on sale on November 3 in Albania, China, France, India and Zimbabwe, with the 32GB base model starting at a jaw dropping $749.99, or $349.99 on a two year contract. The second rollout will be on April 1, where the US, UK, Brazil and Japan will get the smartphone. Best Buy is said to offer $200 worth of accessories with the purchase of any iPhone 6.

The iPhone 6 will also not feature a 3.5mm audio port, opting rather for Apple’s new 2mm iSound audio port. The Lightning 2.0 adaptor will also see its debut, with twice the speeds of its preseason, but half the size, that’s right the Lightning 2.0 port will be just 2.2mm wide. The Apple iPhone 6 also features BeatsAudio, much like the HTC One.

The iPhone 6 also introduces the new iSmash feature which shows all unread notification if you smash the iPhone against a wall or other solid surface. iCharge will be Apple’s new Wireless Charging feature, but will use proprietary technology instead of many of the existing wireless charging standards.

Siri is officially being renamed to iKnow, because honestly, Siri does know, everything. The iPhone 6 packs a new predictive act feature, which lets you share status updates, texts and other content with a dedicated NSA analyst to analyze and ensure that you are not placed on a terrorist watch list upon uploading your update. Apple is said to be planning a huge marketing campaign in the Middle East to show off this new feature.

If by now you have not realized that this is entirely fabricated, satirical content, then I should tell you now, this is a joke. Enjoy your iPhone or Galaxy S or whichever smartphone you use and stop worrying about what the company is planning for a device over a year away!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 13th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Three amazingly great Amzer Huawei Ascend P6 accessories

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So, you just managed to get your hands on the Huawei Ascend P6, otherwise known as the worlds slimmest smartphone at just 6.18mm. You have a slight problem though, despite them including a case in the box, it kind of sucks and you would like something with more style, colour and elegance, you want some cool accessories, but they’re quite scarce.

I own a Huawei Ascend P6, I am proud to. It is an elegant device, usability is great and if I didn’t hate Android and its cluttered user experience and inconsistent application ecosystem, I might even have used the Ascend P6 as my main device, which it currently is not. I do use it regularly though, but I have found only one serious flaw; the lack of accessories available for the device, which is why I have highlighted three of my picks right here.

Amzer® TPU Hybrid Case – Solid White For Huawei Ascend P6

The Amzer® TPU Hybrid Case – Solid White For Huawei Ascend P6 is a pretty great TPU rubber case. It is sleek and slim, just like the Ascend P6. It has great grip and is quite the looker. You want an accessory that compliments your device, yet saves it from the occasional bump and drop. This case is great. It’s shipping right now, and it costs JUST $6.95. Have a look, I am more than certain you will be happy with the choice.

Amzer® Kristal™ Clear Screen Protector For Huawei Ascend P6

You really want some ShatterProof action for the Ascend P6, we’re on it, but while you wait, why not give the Amzer® Kristal™ Clear Screen Protector For Huawei Ascend P6 a go? This screen protector protects your screen from scratches and marks while maintaining excellent viewing angles and sacrificing almost none of the visibility. If you want an affordable offering to keep your screen safe, look no further. What’s even better than that? It costs just $6.95!

Amzer® Capacitive Touch Screen Knit Gloves – Pink

Winter is once again around the corner, at least for you guys over in the Northern Hemisphere. While I walk around in my speedo and enjoy the sun, you’re most definitely going to need some lovely gloves to keep your hands warm, but still allows you to use and abuse your smartphone and its sensitive display. Well, the Amzer® Capacitive Touch Screen Knit Gloves – Pink is the perfect choice for your Huawei Ascend P6. Use your device without sacrificing limbs to the horrid winter cold. It’s just $14.95 and quite snuggly warm!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 12th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

This is Nokia’s iPad killer and it kills ‘Nokia’ (branding) instead

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The illustrious Nokia tablet is finally upon us, after a whole three years of rumours, the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet has leaked, and it is nothing at all what Nokia stands for, literally. The Nokia tablet seems to lack any imagination, creative flair and the Nokia logo for one.

Thanks to the amazing EVLeaks, we have finally caught an official looking glimpse of Nokia’s try at an ‘iPad killer,’ funnily enough, it seems to lack any official Nokia branding, at least on the front. The Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet is shown above in Cyan, and sadly it doesn’t look as sexy as most of us had imagined, it is actually quite an eyesore. The Lumia 2520 is set to launch on October 22 at Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi and is said to pack a 10.1-inch FHD display, a 2.3GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable memory, an 8MP PureView camera as well as LTE and of course it will run on the ill-fated Windows RT operating system.

It seems that the Nokia Lumia 2520 is going the way of the orignal Surface RT, especially since it seems to be everything the Surface 2 is not, meaning Microsoft will compete directly with themselves if the Nokia acquisition goes through that is…

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 11th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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iPhone 5s and Galaxy Note 3 get drop tested, definitely not for the faint hearted

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So, Apple and Samsung have launched their latest flagships in the form of the Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but how exactly do the devices differ, other than size, how strong and durable are these devices for everyday use, can they take a bump or two? Well, guess you’ll have to watch and see.

The guys over at GizmoSlip did some drop tests on both the iPhone 5s and Galaxy Note 3, and the results are quite astonishing. Both devices are dropped on their backs, sides and fronts in three separate controlled tests each and you would never guess who wins in the end. The aluminum metal iPhone 5s loses its rear glass pieces on the back drop, gets scratched on its side drop and the screen shatters on the front drop. The Galaxy Note 3 on the other hand has minimal damage to its leather rear, minor scratches from the side drop and the screen is left perfectly intact on the screen drop thanks to its raised sides. So much for the metal vs plastic (or leather) argument it seems, Samsung may have finally conquered the design wars.

But then again, a stylish case from Amzer can protect your smartphone from a lot of damage and our Amzer ShatterProof screen guards will keep that iPhone screen intact from most crazy daily damage tests. The choice is simple, choose Amzer!

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 11th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

iPhone 5s stock running out in the US as the iPhone 5c fails to meet expectations

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It seems that all may be both very well and somewhat unwell over in Cupertino. Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, today released a report that notes that Apple’s iPhone 5s supply seems to be running extremely low, whilst the iPhone 5c supplies seem to be all in.

Yesterday, reports came in that Apple has cut their iPhone 5c production orders in half, meaning demand for the device must be extremely bad. Gene Munster contacted 60 different Apple Stores across the US which saw availability drop from 27% a few weeks ago to 6% right now. It’s not only the Gold iPhone 5s that’s scarce, other models are too, stores with at least one available iPhone 5s SKU has dropped over 50% over the last week from 90% to about 40%. But all is not lost, the shortages have shot resale values to over 32% of the purchase price, sadly the iPhone 5c resale value has gone to 11% below purchase price, and it is available pretty much everywhere.

Despite having to wait quite a while for delivery when ordering an iPhone 5s, the iPhone 5c ships right to your door within 24 hours after ordering it online, which is quite fast, but doesn’t bode well for the premium plastic iPhone 5c.

Written by Dion Guillaume

October 11th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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