Dell Venue 8 7840 Unboxing and Hands-on

After months of anticipation, we now have the Venue 8 7840 from Dell in our possession. Teased back in late 2014, the tablet is purchasable by anyone on Dell’s website (or Best Buy), priced at $399 for 16GB. While the storage may seem a tad low, Dell spared no expense when it came to the design and feel of the device, giving it a 8.4″ OLED QHD display, featuring a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

Powering the 6mm thin slate is an Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a 2MP front-facing camera, three cameras on its backside for a combined resolution of 8MP, 802.11 ac WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card support (up to 512GB of capacity), and runs Android 4.4.4 out of the box.  (more…)

T-Mobile Working on 700MHz Band Support Update for Nexus 6 and Xperia Z3

Thanks to a T-Mobile page spotted by TmoNews, we now know that a software update is coming to two flagship devices, the Nexus 6 and Sony Xperia Z3, allowing the smartphones to connect to T-Mo’s 700MHz band of LTE spectrum. Not only does the 700MHz band include better speeds, but users should also see better building penetration thanks to the lower frequency.  (more…)

Facebook Launches Facebook Lite App, Not Made for Americans

Facebook released a new version of its service called Facebook Lite for Android users today, but for us here in America, who apparently have struck the data goldmine, we do not need access to anything lite. With Facebook Lite, users in countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe can all access their FB accounts, all while using extremely little data.  (more…)