HTC has recently made public the results of its third quarter (Q3 2014) financials. While not as impressive as the previous quarter's, the most recent quarter still saw the Taiwanese phone maker generate a profit in the amount of $19.7 million, which is not all that bad considering what the company went through right about the same last year. Back in October of 2013, HTC reported a massive loss in the amount of $102 million. It was the first negative quarter ever experienced by the mobile manufacturer. The company has since bounced back (relatively speaking), even managing to generate a $75 million profit in the second quarter of this year. The latest quarter's $19.7 million might not beat the previous quarter's numbers, but still it is a profit nonetheless. As for the total revenues for Q3 2014, HTC's figures in that area have also taken a dip. In the previous quarter, the company enjoyed a $2.17 billion total revenue. During the latest quarter, HTC has only racked up revenues amounting to $1.38 billion.
Fresh from announcing that it will be selling the LG G3 smartphone in October, US Cellular recently revealed it has got another Android device in its line of offerings. And that device is the newest version of Moto X, which is now available online and in the carrier's stores. The price for the Moto X is set at $99.99 with a two-year agreement ($480.00 without a two-year contract). US Cellular further added that before the month of October ends, customers should be able to buy a Moto X that features a black leather or bamboo rear cover for $149.99 (also with a two-year contract). As for those who prefer the monthly equipment installment option, they can get the Moto X from US Cellular for $0.00 down and then paying $20.00 every month (for the black-colored version) or $21.67 (for the leather and bamboo versions) for a period of two years (24 months).
The Lumia 830, Microsoft's next Windows Phone device, is expected to hit stores around the world this week. The handset comes with an off-contract price of 330 Euros ($415.71) and will most probably be available first in countries under the European Union (EU). Microsoft is positioning the Lumia 830 as an affordable flagship device. The handset certainly possess the features to be considered a flagship phone, but Microsoft is banking that its budget-friendly pricing will help the device differentiate itself from other smartphone offerings.
Immediately after the new Moto X was unveiled, Motorola had introduced a special version called the Moto X Pure Edition. What makes the Pure Edition different from other Moto X versions, like the AT&T model for example, is that it offers LTE bands 2, 4, and 17 (the AT&T model offers LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 17). Fortunately for those who prefer the Pure Edition, the difference in LTE bands is about to be eliminated. Motorola has announced through its website forums that the company is currently working on enabling the LTE bands 3, 5, and 7 for the Moto X Pure Edition.
Through its website, US Cellular officially announced that the LG G3 smartphone will be made available online and in the carrier's stores in October. The LG G3 is the first Quad HD phone to hit the United States and is considered of the year's best handsets because of glowing reviews. Now, US Cellular subscribers will be able to experience for themselves how good the LG G3 is by adding the device to their Shared Connect plan and acquiring it for $0.00 down via the carrier's equipment installment option.
During a launch event held recently in Toronto, Canadian phone maker Blackberry officially introduced its new Passport handset. The company's latest offering is, for lack of a better description, a bit unconventional. For one, it is shaped in the form of a square, which is rather unique in the world of smartphones. Quite frankly, no other mobile device looks like it, which could work well for Blackberry, at least in terms of differentiating itself from other handsets currently available in the market today.
Do you have your own personal stalker or an ex-boyfriend (or girlfriend) who just won't accept that it's O-V-E-R? Perhaps a persistent telemarketer? Sure, there does come a point when hitting the 'ignore' button on your phone just doesn't cut it anymore. Well, depending on your carrier and cell phone model, there may be a solution that you can dial in.
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