Tonight’s news is full of announcements! ZTE, Nintendo and Sprint are all bringing us the latest and greatest. Make sure to check them out before your weekend starts!
Who wants press releases and official news sources when we have Vine? ZTE wants a bit more flare, so they have resorted to announcing their upcoming event via the video clip-based social network.
ZTE is headed to New York City on September 16th, where they will be showing off their new goodies. The Vine clip doesn’t tell us much, but it does ask us to come and check out “the next hot thing”.
Opinion: We are not sure what we could be looking at here, but ZTE has chosen an interesting time for its announcement. This event is taking place after all other major announcements, putting ZTE in a very hot spotlight.
The New Nintendo 3DS has just been announced (yes, it’s literally named the New Nintendo 3DS). It follows the same design language as the previous version, but you will find the obvious changes in both aesthetics and hardware.
The buttons have been colored much like the Super Nintendo’s controllers, and there are now 2 shoulder buttons on each side, as well as a second analog nub. In addition, a faster processor and more RAM have been added, improving the device’s performance.
There will be two sizes available, which are very similar to the current 3DS and 3DS XL. An NFC chip has been integrated. The portable console is coming to Japan on October 11, other markets should follow soon.
Opinion: This is truly a completely new console, with a complete new set of hardware. In fact, it’s so different that games designed for the New Nintendo 3DS won’t be compatible with previous 3DS consoles.
Sprint has officially become the first carrier to bring the HTC One E8 to America. This powerful smartphone is nearly identical to the HTC One M8, save for it being made of non-metallic materials and having a different camera.
Sprint is now selling the One E8 via their website and phone sales, and the device can be had for $499 off-contract or $99 on a 2-year contract, after a mail-in rebate.
Opinion: Not a bad deal for a powerful smartphone like the HTC One E8! In fact, I have heard users preferring the plastic build over the HTC One M8’s metal body. The HTC One M8 can be very slippery, guys.