Nokia: Back to My First (Phone) Love With #ChargedUp?

I confess – Nokia was my first love back in the day when cell phones were clunkier and sported rubber ducky antennas.  The iPhone was still a fetus in Steve Job’s mind and Samsung was more concerned about battling Canon and Sony for camera supremacy. Well, things changed and Nokia, with a fresh infusion $100M, is just getting its mojo back and I am waiting for the opportunity to snap one up after passing-up on this year’s earlier models.

With Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Sony Experia, and Google aspiring to dethrone Apple’s iPhone and Samsung, does Nokia, the industry’s dinosaur have a fighting chance? After the more expensive Nokia 8 Scirocco flagship phone disappointed die-hard Samsung 9 users, will Nokia have better luck with the launch of its new on May 29? Though more durable with its stainless frame, the Scirocco did not have the latest Snapdragon 845 on board and its higher RAM did not deliver better performance. Users also missed the MicroSD slot and the headphone jack. Despite its Zeiss lens, other flagship phones still produced faster and better video.

But recent teasers from HMD is intriguing. Thus far, the U.S. market has been lukewarm to Nokia 6.1 despite its upgrade from Nokia 6. But apparently, Nokia is springing surprises in its May 29 launch in Moscow – and the expected long battery life is just one of them. HMD had already confirmed the introduction and sale of the Nokia X6 in China and other locations as well. For sure the 3(?) new models will go beyond its Oreo usability that features enhanced multitasking, better security features, faster speed, and long battery life.



Hottest Gadget Releases This Month (February 2017)

What are the hottest gadget releases this month? What are you most looking forward to? Never fear, we’ve done the legwork for you. This is also the start of a new series of articles we hope to release every month to keep you up to date. So without further ado, let’s dig in!

LG Android Wear 2.0

Release Date: 02.8.2017

Releasing a day earlier then expected, Android Wear 2.0 will be debuting its two anticipated smartwatches, the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport. Both will be highlighting a digital crown button, similar to the Apple Watch along with 4GB of storage and 512MB to 768MB RAM, respectively. Pricing begins at $249USD for the LG Watch Style and $349USD for the LG Watch Sport.

PowerVision PowerRay underwater drone

Preorders Start: 02.27.2017

As drone technology finds its way into the hearts of private consumers, companies continue to innovate to the needs of their market. What you are looking at is an underwater robot that will change the way you hunt down your next catch. The PowerRay features diving capabilities of 30 meters (98ft), Fishfinder sonar, fish luring light and a 4K camera that can beam video to your smartphone app, along with temperature and underwater landscape. PowerVision hasn’t released a price yet, but expect it to be on the higher end, possibly around $1,200USD. However, if you are an avid fisherman, this will be a catch well worth it.

Acer Predator 21 X

Release: February 2017

If you want a complete monster when it comes to a gaming laptop, the Acer Predator 21 X boasts to be the best at it. Acer is hoping with this release to get more of an edge into the gaming laptop market and deliver on its promises. It’s the world’s first 21″ curved-screen laptop and comes with full-width mechanical keyboard (something gamers drool over, I should know since I have one), dual Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics cards and a $9,000USD price tag. Yes, you heard me right. It’s over 9000! If you’ve been looking to replace your bulky desktop gaming machine but also want something you can bench in-between game matches, this 19.4 pound behemoth can help you climb ranks as you work on that six pack.

Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus

Release Date: 02.27.2017

Hoping to not duplicate the disasters with the explosive flaws in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, The Galaxy S8 is on track to bring more positive press back to Samsung. After the success of the S7, the S8 series is boasting a more powerful processor, improved camera quality, iris security scanner and possibly a new digital assistant called Viv. The rumors remain to be seen, we will know more when Samsung announces them.

Nokia 8

Release: February 2017

Not to be outdone by Samsungs Galaxy S8 release, Nokia is also gearing up to release a smartphone this month. This video may or may not be the final look at the phone as Nokia is playing it pretty close to the chest. There are several other images floating around as well. What we do know of the Nokia 8 is that it will most likely have dual front-facing speakers, 6GB of RAM, a 24MP rear camera and a possible price point of $300.


That wraps up the hottest gadget releases coming out this month. What gadget are you most looking forward to? Do you prefer video or pictures of the gadgets? Let us know in the comments.

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