HTC, Sony and BlackBerry (what?!) are making headlines this morning. These stories include leaks, new devices and more exciting stuff, so stick around!
The world went nuts today when HTC’s Jason Mackenzie took it to Twitter to give us a good teaser. He states it will be an exciting week thanks to the NCAA tournament and a “BIG” announcement for US customers. This was followed by “#HTCOneM9”, so we have a pretty good idea about what this could be.
Opinion: We are likely talking about a pricing and availability announcement here. Unless they are referring to an HTC One M9 that is larger in size (hence the “BIG”)… Nah!
Going to be an exciting week. In addition to NCAA tourney, HTC has a BIG announcement for US customers on Wednesday. #HTCOneM9
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) March 16, 2015
We were hoping to see the Sony Xperia Z4 at MWC, but the Japanese manufacturer only gave us a look at the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. There must have been some delays, but Sony must be working hard to bring you its next flagship.
Today @OnLeaks is giving us our first glimpse at what is allegedly a Sony Xperia Z4. We can’t vouch on the validity of this claim, but the phone sure looks a lot like the Xperia Z3… and the Z2, and the Z1.
Opinion: It wouldn’t surprise me if this phone was actually the Xperia Z4. Sony is known for sticking to its design language, which is not really a bad thing. I mean, their phones look and feel good, aside from having an amazing construction and waterproof capabilities.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) March 16, 2015
Did BlackBerry just announce a Samsung tablet? Well, you wouldn’t be wrong if that was your first thought. It turns out BlackBerry has been working with Secusmart (a company BB acquired last year) to bring a secure solution for Enterprise users. It is pretty much a re-worked Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
The difference here is that the SecuTablet comes with encrypted voice and data communications. It is said to be secure enough for government use. And because BlackBerry also partnered with IBM, the device supports your mundane apps, as well (Facebook, YouTube, etc.).
Opinion: Now, here’s the kicker – this thing is worth 2250 Euros. OUCH!