Devices come, devices go. Today we are hearing both good and bad news from Apple, ZTE and T-Mobile.
Apple is said to be getting ready to launch a new Apple TV. New streaming TV services are in the works and the last Apple TV’s price has been discounted, so now we are all just waiting for Apple to unveil its next set-top box.
It turns out Cupertino’s next streamer may not be all that it’s expected to be, though. A new report from Buzzfeed says the device may not be supporting 4K definitions. Well, at least not at first. Sources familiar with the matter say “4K is great, but it’s still in its infancy.”
Opinion: That argument can’t really be argued, but things are getting better. And based on what we have seen in the past, the new Apple TV will probably stick around for at least some years. Maybe the box will acquire this highly anticipated feature with a later update.
Need to get yourself an affordable, off-contract, unlocked smartphone? ZTE has many options for you, but their latest product has just been launched globally. It’s the ZTE Blade S6+ and costs only $299.99 on eBay, but for a limited time you can get it for $269.99.
Specs include a 5.5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 13/5 MP cameras and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
Opinion: Certainly not a bad phone for the price. The processor is significantly higher than the Snapdragon 400-bearing affordable handsets, but it should offer a pretty good bump in performance.
Sony is usually a bit quicker to release new smartphones, but they take a bit to reach US carriers. Sadly, it seems like these devices are leaving the shelves even faster then they are getting there. T-Mobile has been offering the Xperia Z3 for only about half a year and now they have pulled the plug on it.
The news comes from a Tweet T-Mobile wrote in answer to a frustrated customer who couldn’t find Sony’s flagship smartphone in Magenta’s website. This could also be good news, though. Does it mean they are getting ready to start offering the Sony Xperia Z4? We will see.
— T-Mobile (@TMobile) April 5, 2015
Opinion: Sony is having a hard time getting popularity in the USA, and it’s because of situations such as this one. There’s a certain instability with Sony devices being released here. Not to mention, Sony still isn’t the best at upgrading their phones’ software.