MediaFLO Expands TV Service Beyond Network Operators
Today Qualcomm's MediaFLO division announced the new FLO TV Personal Television device, a stand-alone piece of hardware that can be used to watch live TV. The device, which is manufactured by HTC, has a 3.5-inch QVGA touch display, with built-in stereo speakers, 3.5mm headset jack, built-in adjustable stand and a rechargeable battery that provides five hours of viewing time. The FLO TV Personal Television costs $250 and is available from Amazon and Best Buy starting today. RadioShack will be selling it by the end of the year. It comes with six months of complimentary service, after which users will need to subscribe to a monthly plan. It is launching with 10 TV channels, and is available in many of the nation's top markets. Previously, MediaFLO relied on network operator partners AT&T and Verizon Wireless to distribute FLO-capable devices and service plans. MediaFLO president Bill Stone told Phone Scoop that more phone-based devices are on the way.
HTC 10 Re-Focuses On the Camera and BoomSound
Apr 12, 2016
HTC today announced the 10, its flagship handset for 2016. This Android phone carries forward an aluminum design, for which HTC has become known, and makes big improvements to the camera, software, and other core features.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Offer Refined Hardware, Improved Camera, AR Emoji
Feb 25, 2018
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones, updates to last year's S8 models. The devices bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors and make only modest changes to the hardware.
HTC's U11 Just Wants To Be Squeezed
May 16, 2017
HTC today announced the U11, a flagship smartphone that responds to squeezes along the side edge. According to HTC, the U11 will open the camera, dictate and send a text message, or even open email with a gentle squeeze.
WoW HTC actually included...
It would be nice if laptops had MediaFLO built-in, or an ATSC digital tuner.
Wow! History repeating itself...