Done with the Halloween festivities? It’s time to catch up on your tech news. Today we are featuring Kyocera, Sonos and BBM.
We have been salivating over the idea of flexible displays. Yes, we know these already exist, but they don’t embody the true vision of a foldable smartphone. They just happen to have interesting shapes and forms.
Enter the Kyocera Proetus, can bend and take three different forms. The first would be your classical flat panel shape, but the device can also be folded into a wearable (like a cuff) and also be used in “clip style”.
Opinion: It’s not a final product, a Kyocera still needs to work out other details. It’s a demonstration of what the future could look like, though. A tangible one.
Sonos continues to be one of the best options for smart wireless speakers, if you have the money to cash in. Regardless, they offer a great sound experience, one that will soon be improved by the upcoming Android Wear app.
The company is working on a smartwatch app and has posted some of its progress in its own forums. You will be able to play, pause, forward and back. It’s simple, but more features are being built into it.
Opinion: To be honest, I was starting to feel Sonos was slacking on this. A renown company like that should be among the first in line.
Yes, BlackBerry Messenger is still a thing and the company is making it better. The app is being updated with some very interesting features, including timed messaged, message retraction, a new sticker picker, HD picture transfers and music discovery.
Yes, message retraction is exactly what it sounds like. You can now delete your messages! Times messages are kind of like Snapchat, you can set how long a person can view a message for, after which they will be deleted.
Those are the main features and you should be getting the update very soon, regardless of your platform (up to 24 hours). The kicker here is another factor, BBM is mentioning some of these features will become part of a subscription service in 3 months….
Opinion: The BBM team must be smoking something really funny if they think people will pay for BBM. They are struggling to get people to use it for free! These features are cool, though, so let’s see how it all goes.