HTC Lays Off More Than 2,000 Jobs After Going Through The Hugest Quarterly Loss

HTC Lays Off More than 2,000 Jobs After Going Through the Hugest Quarterly Loss

HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, has decided to sack more than 2,000 people, which is about 15% of its workforce. This was declared by the company on Thursday. This announcement was made within a week of the firm’s posting about its biggest quarterly loss ever. HTC said that they lost business worth TWD 8 billion in the second quarter of 2015 as compared to a net profit of $ 2.26 billion during the same period in 2014. This loss has also affected the closing share price of the company that sank to the lowest in the last decade. On Thursday, the price fell further, closing at TWD 50.7, which is down by 7.82%.   HTC had to suffer this fate due to the surge in demand and sale of Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Lenovo products. The firm said that slashing jobs is part of a “business realignment” to stimulate growth. [+more]

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Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+- Price And Features Details

Here’s The Scoop From Samsung’s Unpacked Event

The Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event hosted in New York on Thursday witnessed the launch of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones by the CEO of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics, JK Shin. This flagship phablet has been introduced to counter the declining fortune of the South Korean giant in the world market. Both the phablets would be available in selected market by the end of August and from September, these would become widely available. Pre-orders have already kicked off from Thursday in the US. While Galaxy Note 5 will be made available via AT&T at $ 739.99 for the 32 GB model and $ 839.99 for the 64 GB option, Galaxy S6 Edge+ is priced at $ 814.99 for the 32 GB variant and $ 914.99 for the 64 GB model. Samsung clearly mentioned that the former model would be selectively available but the latter would have [+more]

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Moto G Release Date: Gets Water-Resistant Certification, Dust-Proof Feature Yet To Be Confirmed

Why The Moto G 3rd Gen Is A Good Bet At 220 Dollars?

Motorola smartphones are creating hype in the smartphone market that is already dominated by Samsung, Xiaomi or Apple. Though Motorola initially slowed down with smartphone manufacturing, the company has bounced back and is ready to launch two phones toward the end of July, or more precisely on July 28. With the launch date coming closer, several rumors are splurging up on the web regarding the price or specifications of Moto G and latest reports that are available indicates Moto G to be waterproof.  Moto G to be water-resistant but not dust-proof Water and dust are often found to be the most common reasons for the malfunctioning of phones. Therefore, the reports of Mobile Syrup that Moto G is expected to be water-resistant has delighted many Moto fans, who are anxiously waiting for the arrival of the new handsets. According to the reports, Moto G has IPX-7 certification, which means it [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Release Date: Renders Reveal Dimension And Layout

Chinese Company Busted For Producing Millions Of Fake iPhones

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge are about to be released as they are reportedly in the final stages. The case makers for Samsung IT-Skins have revealed the renders that would be used for Note 5 and S6. The revelations have shown the dimensions and layout for these two gadgets. Knowing about Note 5 dimensions This time, the new Note 5 from Galaxy will be a standalone variant in this category. The Note 5 will be a double-edged variant with no S pen and lower specs. The experts have stated that this does not actually define everything about the developments that has happened recently, but the pictures that have been released clearly shows that it is having a flat surface and curvature of the screen is not there. However, one can obviously see some slope at the rear panel of the phone. In addition to this, Note 5 will not [+more]

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Apple iPhone 7 May Not Have More 16 GB In-Built Memory Due To iCloud

Apple Set To Unveil iPad Pro And iPad Mini 4 On September 9

Amid all the high points of iPhone 7 rumors, we just read that the upcoming iPhone will pack in only 16 GB storage, according to Mark Gurman from 9to5 Mac. Gurman recently published few leaks around the iPhone component and we were spotted a flash storage chip that read 16 GB. All this for the supposed iPhone 6S! Why Samsung Is A Cleverer Bet? This has already caused a dent in expectations surrounding the device given that fans had been bulking up for far better storage for the iPhone model to release this year lest they miss out on stuff like attest software upgrades. Samsung might steal the show yet again thanks to their clever thinking that allows beefy storage and expandable memory. Apple’s iCloud Love Story Apple is consoling fans by ensuring that its latest Operating System—read iOS 9—takes very little space on the iPad and iPhone. More so [+more]

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Apple iPad Pro May Come With Handwriting Recognition Device

Apple Set To Unveil iPad Pro And iPad Mini 4 On September 9

Apple has acquired a new patent that will help the iPad Pro to recognize and accept handwriting from users. For the iPad Pro owners, this patent (if it is commercialized), will mean bidding good bye to add-on Bluetooth keyboards. This also signals the arrival of an Apple stylus much like what we now see on the Note series from Korean giant Samsung. Looking Into The Patent As per the Apple patent, devices will be designed to accommodate a new area for handwriting input towards the bottom of the device screen. The scribbled text will then be converted into a digital format that users can see on the screen. This area for handwriting input will also accommodate shortcuts for adding space, return, keying in numbers and addition of punctuations. All these will appear on a narrow bar below the space for handwriting. There is no mention of an exact stylus for [+more]

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