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HTC One X10 goes official with Helio P10 SoC, 4,000mAh battery

The HTC One X10 has been made official. The device is now listed on the Taiwanese company's Russian website. The listing reveals that the phone is powered by MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, and sports a 5.5-inch full HD display. RAM is 3GB, while internal memory is 32GB (expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card). The handset features a 16MP main camera and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 152.9 x 75.6 x 8.23​​mm and weighing in at 175g, the phone packs in a large 4,000mAh battery. "The HTC One X10 is pre-installed with the Boost + system," the company says. "The Optimization mode...



Deal: eBay offers 20% of phones and smartwatches for Labor Day

eBay wishes a happy Labor Day to the US with a discount on smartphones, smartwatches and assorted accessories for those. From today until September 5 (at 8am PST), you can use the P20LABORDAY code to get the discount (applies to items priced $25 or more). The discount is technically 20%, but eBay is using tricky math - the discount is capped at $50. Here's an example: the $250 LG Watch Sport drops to $200. That's the biggest discount you can get. The LG Watch Style is even cheaper - $108. LG Watch Sport • LG Watch Style The watches are new, but there are some interesting deals...



As iPhone X demand declines, J.P. Morgan holds back forecasts

A new report from CNBC outlines some new information from J.P. Morgan about expected iPhone sales in 2018. An analyst from the firm, Bill Peterson, explains that its research partners in Asia have reduced their estimates for iPhones being built in Q1 and Q2. Taking in account our new expectations for smartphone demand, we take down our March quarter, June quarter and full year estimates for wireless companies under coverage. As a result, the Asian supply chain analysts lowered their iPhone X production forecasts to 55 million from 60 million for Q1, and 45 million from 50 million in Q2....



Deal: Pixel 2 XL for Verizon is $300, the Pixel 2 is $150 off

Best Buy and Verizon love discounting the second-gen Pixel phones - the first discount came the day after they were announced! Today's deal is better than that one, but not quite as good as some in the past. The good news is that it includes the smaller Pixel 2, which often goes overlooked. Google Pixel 2 • Google Pixel 2 XL Still, the Pixel 2 XL gets the better treatment - it's effectively $300 off. We say "effectively" because the actual discount is to the monthly installments. You pay $22.91 for 24 months, that's about $12.50 down on the regular payments. The deal is valid for...



Galaxy S7 survives being immersed in water for 16 hours

Samsung claims that its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, can survive being immersed in water as deep as 1.5-meters for approximately thirty minutes. However, one very optimistic YouTuber, who operates under the name of Unbox Therapy, took it upon himself to push the handset to the extreme in order to see if it could last not one, not two, but sixteen hours in a jar of water. Much to our surprise, after removal from the receptacle, the device was functioning perfectly. Although, we suspect that it had to be left for a very long period of time to dry before it could be recharged. (more…)