Is it just me, or do everyone else think of the same thing – that video is the way forward when it comes to messaging one another? After all, we did hear that Skype Video Messaging has just launched across a variety of mobile platforms earlier this morning, and Instagram could very well introduce video support this coming June 20th, so here we are with even more good news – that all AT&T data plans will now be able to support Facetime as well as Google+ video chat, as and when required.
When we say “all”, we mean exactly that, and not just limited to those who happen to be on a capped mobile sharing plan. This is definitely a step in the right direction, as it helps AT&T fulfill their promise made last month that customers who happen to be on grandfathered unlimited Internet plans, too, will be able to make use of these new video call services. Initial whispers point to service accessibility from various parts of New York, Maryland, Georgia, Hawaii, and California, and we do know that the previously unsupported LTE and HSPA+ signal can be found in parts of North Carolina, Northern Virginia, and Florida.
You have got to admit it – with a company name like GEAK, it sure as heck resonates with the current generation who are always at the forefront of technology, especially when one prefers to be called a “geek” rather than a “nerd”. Having said that, GEAK might be throwing a lot of their resources on wearable technology such as the Ring and Watch, but that does not mean it should neglect a potentially lucrative smartphone market. In fact, the company intends to introduce a couple of offerings to the masses, where it would come in the form of the 5” Eye and the 5.8” Mars.
Regardless of whether you decide to jive with the Eye or the Mars, both models have been specially tailored to keep shutterbugs happy with its 13-megapixel backside-illuminated rear camera. In front, the GEAK Eye comes out as the better of the two with an 8-megapixel camera, while the Mars is a 2-megapixel shooter. Performance and screen size seem to be the only differentiating factor, as the Eye would help keep things close to the ground with a 720p IPS display, a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, HSPA+ data, 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. If you prefer to settle for the larger sized Mars instead, you will end up with a Full HD IPS LCD display, a Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB RAM.