Remember the YotaPhone 2? It’s finally coming out! Meanwhile, Nokia is “up to something” and Uber has partnered with Spotify.
YotaPhone never fails to impress me at Mobile World Congress. In fact, they have been my favorite manufacturer at said event for 2 years straight. The device is unique, innovative and now offers much improved specs.
The company has slapped a secondary e-ink display on a smartphone, making it the most energy-saving smartphone you could use. The sad thing is that it’s not widely available (or even available).
This continues to be the case, as the YotaPhone 2 has seen some delays after being showcased at MWC 2014, last February. The wait is finally over, though, and the phone is set to launch on December 3rd.
— YotaPhone (@YotaPhone) November 17, 2014
Opinion: No details on market availability or pricing are given yet, but this is a huge step for the Russian manufacturer. Sadly, I also can’t expect to see this phone coming to the USA. We can keep our fingers crossed, though!
Nokia may have sold its mobile division to Microsoft, but the brand will continue to live on in other markets and projects, as well as through licensing. They are not taking long to show off their new projects, either.
Nokia has just teased a new device. It’s no mobile gadget, though. In fact, it looks like some sort of set-top box or internet TV device. Maybe a mini computer? We are not sure, but the teaser says November 18th is the day to mark on our calendars.
Opinion: What is Nokia up to with this product? What in the world is it, exactly? I am officially curious about it.
The rumors were right, guys. Uber has announced its partnership with popular music streaming service Spotify. You will now be able to take over your ride’s music and listen to your own playlists.
This service will work by linking Your Spotify and Uber apps. Sadly, this feature does require a premium Spotify account, so it’s not exactly for everyone. It’s also launching in 10 cities at first, including New York, San Francisco, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Singapore, Stockholm, Toronto and Sydney.
Opinion: This is a rather cool concept, one that no competitor has really tackled. I look forward to it coming to more cities, but I am not a premium subscriber so it won’t make a difference for me.