If there is one particular flagship smartphone in the world that has received its fair share of different variations and special editions, this specific award would go to the Samsung Galaxy S4. After all, we have seen our fair share of Galaxy S4 variants, and even the variants themselves do come with a couple of models where there are variations underneath the hood, such as a faster processor and the ilk. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will now be made available in Thailand in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Crystal Edition, and there will only be 3,500 units of this blinged out mobile device available, so you might want to make a beeline for it if you happen to live in that region and love all things sparkling and shiny.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Crystal Edition will be based on the white colored I9500 (which happens to run on the Exynos 5 chipset), and as its name suggests, the back of the smartphone is unique in a sense that it comes studded with Swarovski crystals. The asking price stands at around $630 for an unlocked device, and it will only be made available from the Samsung Shop. In contrast, a stock Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 would knock you back by around $540, which means one would have to fork out nearly $100 more for the Crystal Edition.
Viber made some waves in the news earlier this year after it was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, but that seems to be such a long time ago now. This time around, we bring you good tidings concerning Viber, where users would definitely love the latest feature – being able to make calls to any mobile or landline number. This will be made available to those who download and install version 4.1 of the app on either the iOS or Android platform. This new service is known as Viber Out, where its most recent “public appearance”, so to speak, was after the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, so that those users who were affected by the typhoon were able to place calls to their families.
Glad to know that it has rolled out to everyone under far more peaceful circumstances, delivering yet another affordable alternative when it comes to VoIP calling. We do wonder just how will Microsoft respond in due time, and will they improve their Skype Out service which Viber Out looks well poised to be a major rival in this department? Viber Out intends to be an extremely easy to use system, where it will connect itself to your phone number, while recipients are able to identify your call.