Apple did what rumors have been suggesting for weeks and what many thought impossible – the old 30-pin connector that has been around for ages is gone and has been replaced by the Lightning connector.
So, what are you to do if you have many iGadget accessories but plan on getting an iPhone 5 or one of the new iPod Touches or the nano? Well, there’s an adapter for that, but wait till you see how much it costs. Read more »
So, the new iPhone 5 is official and is the first iPhone to break away from the 3.5″ screen size and the 3:2 aspect ratio. As expected, the new Apple smartphone has a 4″ screen with a 16:9 aspect. Where does that put it in terms of size?
Lets break out the old calculator and see how much more screen real estate you’re getting. The new screen bigger than the older models, but not by as much as the diagonal difference suggests, due to the change in the aspect ratio. The resolution has also been bumped up to accommodate the new screen, so the pixel density remains unchanged. Read more »
Sony has confirmed that the upcoming Xperia V will feature a special sensor-on-lens technology.
This will allow for a decrease in display thickness, as well as for a more direct touch experience with whatever is being displayed. Read more »
New leaked photos of Apple’s new USB interface jack show it’s about the same size as microUSB jacks. So far we’ve seen a lot of iPhone 5 leaks showing reference designs distributed among Chinese sources, and all of them suggest Apple is switching to a smaller size jack for the next iPhone (reportedly for the iPad mini too).
So hot on the heels of these leaks, come these photos of Apple USB cables, showing in detail the new connector plug Apple would use.
Of course, before we see the thing announced for real next week on September 12, we’ll never know for sure, but these shots seem quite believable on their own. Read more »
Teardowns of various tech is a popular thing on the Internet and Sony has decided to try their hands at it. The victim is the new Sony Xperia Tablet S. There’s a timelapse video, which shows Sony engineer Takuya Inaba take apart the Tablet S and then put it back together again, but the accompanying blog post is more interesting.
Things in the video zoom by all too quickly, but the blog post has photos and details of the various components that make up Sony’s latest Android tablet. Read more »
Yesterday, we talked in length about the new variation of the PureView technology found on the new Nokia Lumia 920. But that’s not the only new feature that Nokia introduced with the phone.
Nokia also announced a display related feature that they like to call PureMotion technology. We are about to find out what it is and how it will help you in real life. Read more »
The Archos booth was one of the stops during our tour around the IFA expo grounds and we got to see the newly announced Archos 101 XS slate in person and take a few live shots of the device.
The ICS-powered Archos 101 XS has a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 display and is powered by the TI OMAP 4470 chipest, featuring a dual core CPU and the PowerVR SGX544 GPU. According to the company it should get its Jelly Bean serving by the end of the year. Read more »
Here at IFA, we managed to swing by the Sony booth to spend some more quality time with the new Xperia devices. While around, we snapped some sample pics with the Sony Xperia TX for your viewing pleasure.
The Xperia TX’s 13 MP shooter features the usual array of camera extras, and it’s capable of shooting 1080p video as well. Read more »
Asus is yet another company to bring joy to the ultrabooks and Windows 8 lovers at this year’s IFA in Berlin.
The company has renamed the Computex-born Tablet 600 and 810 to Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT and announced a 15″ Zenbook with a model name of U500VR. Read more »
Sony announced its second-generation tablet at its pre-IFA event – meet the new Sony Xperia Tablet S. It features the same 9.4″ screen (1280 x 800) and wedge design as its predecessor, but the has gotten both thinner and more powerful.
Where its predecessor was between 10.1mm and 20.6mm thick, the new one measures 8.8mm-11.9mm. The tablet is made from a Magnesium-Aluminum alloy and weighs 570g. Read more »
Samsung has just released a video showing several glimpses of what is most likely a new Windows 8-powered notebook.
Oddly enough, the device is also shown to feature slot for what could be a stylus. Could this be the first Samsung Galaxy notebook? Read more »
Laptop trackpads have for a long time been the Achilles heel of laptops. No matter how responsive or intuitive they get, they’ve never quite been able to match the versatility of a mouse.
It looks like trackpads may be getting the much-needed upgrade they deserve, thanks to a breakthrough technology by Synaptic. Read more »
Sony has unveiled a new line of Exmor sensors, the stacked CMOS dubbed RS, meant for use in cameraphones and slates.
Expected to arrive in October the Exmor RS will come in two 8 MP and one 13 MP flavors. Read more »
Samsung’s high performance laptop, the Series 7 Gamer, has just received a design refresh, complete with new paint job.
Set to feature a new yellow finish, a SuperBright 3D LED display and an updated Core i7 processor, the Series 7 looks to make an impression. Read more »
The wait for the next generation Cortex A15-based processors is coming to an end as Samsung has just announced the world’s first SoC that will include a Cortex A15 CPU. Called the Exynos 5 Dual, this SoC has one laundry list of specifications that goes well beyond what other mobile processors offer currently and sets the stage for the next generation mobile devices.
The Exynos 5 Dual or the 5250 is based on the 32nm HKMG process, same as the current Exynos 4 Quad processor. It includes the new dual-core 1.7GHz Cortex A15 CPU along with a brand new Mali-T604 GPU, which is also produced by ARM. Read more »