A mystery screen protector has just popped up on the web, supposedly tailored for the next generation iPhone. It’s noticeably wider than the current-gen iPhone 4 and has a prolonged, wider hole for the home button.
Now let me just call fake on this for a couple of reasons. As much as we are eager to see the new iPhone finally official, we shouldn’t rush to believe every internet rumor out there. Read more »
Coming from Asus itself it seems that the Eee Pad Slider will finally be available. The Eee Pad Slider will come with Android Honeycomb 3.2 with a starting price of $475 for the 16 gig model and about $100 more for the doubled capacity 32GB model.
That’s great news and one unearthed by Engadget at a media event held last night in New York City, USA. For more official photos of the device jump past the break. Read more »
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has just declared the Apple iPhone 4 as slimmer than the Samsung Galaxy S II for all marketing purposes. ASA is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media, even on the Internet.
This action was prompted by a complaint received over an iPhone ad, which states the iPhone to be the thinnest smartphone in the world. The Galaxy S II has, however, claimed to be slimmer than its arch rival since day one. So the ASA had to go in a straighten things up. Read more »
Today at its developer-focused BUILD conference Microsoft is showcasing (currently) the latest major release of its wide-spread Windows OS – dubbed Windows 8. It features a new UI – Metro Style, which looks like an overgrown version of its WP7 for smartphones, improvements on performance, security, privacy and reliability, and more.
Windows 8 tries to substitute what we do with a mouse and keyboard with touch swipe gestures, while at the same time still providing the same experience if you want to go the peripheral way. The new Metro UI features the all-too-familiar live tiles from Windows Phone 7, which are implemented in the Metro UI’s Start Screen. This screen unites all of your live tiles, widgets, apps, people, content and more. It’s basically your main homescreen. Read more »
A Samsung-made tablet has leaked from Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference, sporting what appears to be Windows 8. The device is a demo one intended to be given to devs (exclusively) to begin testing on.
It could be the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC, which was revealed at IFA at the beginning of the month, meaning it will have an 11.6″ capacitive touch display with 1366×768 pixels resolution and 400 nits of brightness and a selection of Sandy Bridge Core i3, i5 and i7 (all should be Ultra low-voltage ones) processors with the generous 4 gigs of DDR3 RAM. The Series 7 Slate PC will feature Windows 7 upon launch and will be upgradable to Windows 8, once it’s let loose by Microsoft. Read more »
Intel’s Atom E6xx series of processors will have Android Gingerbread support and that’s coming in January, 2012. This was uncovered in a video by the world’s largest semiconductor maker, detailing the Atom processor. This means that we may see Android 2.3 ported on all kinds of Atom-based devices like netbooks, tablets and more.
Intel is a high-class player in the CPU business but smartphones are a closed ARM gang and competition will be steep. Not to mention that the timing isn’t exactly perfect as Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in the October/November period Gingerbread will hardly be hot stuff in January 2012. ICS is rumored to bring the best of Android for handhelds and tablets into one awesome OS and it makes more sense for it to be supported instead of Gingerbread. Read more »
Windows Phone 7 could soon receive its Mango update and we mean next week-soon and that it will be available to existing WP7 devices. This was brought on by the popular WP Developer Podcast, claiming next week to be “big” because “Mango will be dropping” along with the final tools for developers.
Now this isn’t a definite confirmation but Lewis and Ryan Lowdermilk are relying on “various sources”. And we should take into consideration that the same WP7 Dev team has given us reliable information before. Read more »
The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is the latest in a line of all-you-can-eat business-minded berry flagships and, certainly among the best-looking messengers to date.
The Bold Touch 9900 is trying to stay smart by adding a capacitive multi-touch display to its recognizable full-QWERTY and trackpad. The new BlackBerry Bold tries to win some fans among the younger audience, while making sure to retain its corporate focus along the way. Read more »
At a recent Dreamforce conference in San Francisco Eric Schmidt (Google Executive chairman and “droid daddy”) has confirmed that Ice Cream Sandwich, the next Android version, will debut this October or November.
The next droid OS is said to combine Honeycomb (Android for tablets) with Gingerbread, with no home-brewed UIs and with a unified look (which was said about Honeycomb but turned out untrue) and more. Read more »
The next iPhone is maybe only days away from an official launch (here’s hoping) and the hype levels are through the roof. That’s why even minor news, concerning the upcoming Apple smartphone are greeted with quite a lot of excitement. Like this one – you might be a few seconds away from seeing the first photo captured with the iPhone 5.
The photo EXIF says that it has been created with an iPhone 4, but its resolution is 2235×2291 (around 5.12 megapixels), which is more than the iPhone 4 can capture. Plus the rectangular aspect suggests that the image has been cropped, possibly from a 3264×2448 pixels original -8 megapixels. The other clue is the lens specs, which are listed in the EXIF file as 4.3mm f/2.4, which is not even close to the current iPhone’s 3.85mm f/2.8. Read more »
The Sony Ericsson Nozomi is still happily living in rumorland, but we keep getting more information about it. The latest bit of online gossip has it that the future Sony Ericsson flagship will feature a dual-core processor -and one that’s clocked at 1.5GHz. Previous rumors suggested otherwise, but the new CPU seems more worthy of a flagship device.
The rest of the Nozomi specs include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.3″ 1280×720 resolution display with the amazing 342 ppi (pixels per inch), which is more than the one on the Retina display, 12 MP camera, 1 gig or RAM, a 1750 mAh battery and a microSIM slot. Read more »
The HTC Jetstream is now official and heading to AT&T with LTE connectivity, 10.1″ screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1 gig of RAM, 8 MP camera on its back and HTC Sense on top of its Android Honeycomb OS. It’s a very appealing slate by any standards. But it’s steep – prices start from $699.99 on a two-year deal.
We were also treated to the first batch of live pictures of the Jetstream, along with a quick hands-on video and finally two some benchmarks to show how powerful its hardware actually is. Read more »
Toshiba has announced the AT200 (Excite), which is reportedly the thinnest and lightest 10.1″ Honeycomb slate to date. It’s just 7.7 mm thick (the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 8.6 mm) and weighs only 558 g (565 g for the Galaxy slab).
Among the other specs is Android Honeycomb 3.2, a dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1 GB worth of RAM and up to 64 GB of internal storage. Read more »
Samsung has released two videos of the Galaxy Note smartphonlet. The first one is your typical music-accompanied promo video while the second one features YH Lee, Senior Vice President of Samsung Mobile Communications Business, Global Marketing.
Here goes the promo video below. It highlights the SuperAMOLED “HD” 5.3-incher, the minimum scrolling and screen transition features, the 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, the S pen drawing functionality and more. Read more »
Get ready for a new Galaxy Wi-Fi device – the 3.6, which is a multimedia-centered droid with a 3.6″ HVGA TFT LCD display, single core 1 GHz OMAP processor, Gingerbread 2.3, 2 MP fixed-focus camera with LED flash and wide-range codec support for music and video playback.
The Galaxy Wi-Fi 3.6 is aimed at those of us who want to get the all-you can eat smart experience but don’t want to cash out for an expensive smartphone at an expensive monthly contract. Prices start from £149 for the 8 gig model and £169 for the 16GB version. Both Galaxy Wi-Fi 3.6′s will be offered in both black and white color versions. Read more »