Tag Heuer have updated their Meridiist line with the GMT Exclusive Edition. There are seven versions, each at a different GMT offset marking a big city around the world. Each city gets a distinctive style of Meridiist.
If you have cash to burn (or you’re just curious), here are the seven Meridiist GMT models. Read more »
Verizon has just announced the LG Revolution – an LTE capable droid running on Android Froyo. The Revolution appears to be a competitor to the HTC Thunderbolt with a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a Snapdragon chipset with a 1GHz processor and Adreno 205 GPU, a 720p-capable camcorder and the LTE support.
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ZTE has been hitting the headlines a lot lately. After surprising everyone by entering the top-five manufacturer list, it was listed yesterday as one of the Windows Phone 7 partners by Microsoft in their Mango launch event. Today they announced that they are already working on a Mango based handset and it will be launched in Q3 in Europe.
Q1 2011 saw ZTE rank as the fifth largest handset manufacturer Read more »
In case you haven’t heard of it, Minecraft has single-handedly become the biggest indie game of the century. Created by Swedish game developer Markus ‘Notch’ Persson in 2009, Minecraft is a completely randomly generated sandbox world that allows players to build out of practically anything they can find. Although the title is still in its beta, as of early February 2011, it had sold over 1,230,000 units and has only been available on PC and Mac, until now.
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Another device has arisen to join the ranks of convergence devices, among the likes of the Dell Streak and the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0, there is now a new 5-inch tablet-phone to add to this unusual lineup.
The Pantech Vega No.5 is a competent machine, not to be confused with its recently released, similarly specced smartphone brother, the Pantech Vega Racer (which for a start has a smaller 4.3″ display). The Vega is chocked full of decent hardware; performance wise it holds a dual-core 1.5GHz (MSM8660) Qualcomm processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM and comes with 16GB of internal memory (plus an SDHC card slot for removable memory). Read more »
Google is preparing to unveil an NFC-based mobile-payment service tomorrow at an event in New York, allowing you to virtualize your cash and pay in stores using your Android phone.
According to sources close to the matter, at first the service is going to be available for testing in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C. If the new mobile-payment service turns out to be a success, a wider roll-out will follow. Read more »
HTC has posted today on both its Twitter and Facebook pages that its customers concerns are heard and the company is reviewing its locked bootloader policy.
A locked bootloader means you get stuck on whatever software the provider gives you and you can’t go for that custom ROM magic everyone seems to love so much. It’s like buying a PC and getting stuck with Windows without the option to change to Fedora or Ubuntu (or whatever), only worse. Read more »
Well, if you’ve been following any of the Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 presentation, then you’ve most probably watch Microsoft’s corporate VP, Joe Belfiore, give one of his excellent demos on one occasion or another. Following today’s announcement of the upcoming major update to Windows Phone 7 – Mango or WP7 as it’s now known, there can’t be a better time than watch one of Belfiore’s nice tech demos.
And again, if you’ve ever watched any of his demos, you’d know they are everything but short. This one is no different, however it’s enjoyable and watchable as ever. If you don’t have the time to watch the whole 10+ minute video, you can just check the pointers we’ve left you below and only watch the demo of the feature you care the most – whichever that it. Enjoy! Read more »
One of the new features introduced with the upcoming Windows Phone 7.1 Mango update is the enhanced Bing search. The Bing search app now offers visual, audio and voice searching. Besides these new options, the search is also enhanced with the Local Scout, that cityscape icon you’ll see on the video. What it does is, make your search location-specific, taking into account your vicinities ang giving pririty to local businesses and locations.
That’s not all however. Read more »
Steve Ballmer was speaking at the Japanese Microsoft Developer Forum 2011 and on his run through of all things Microsoft, the subject of Windows Phone naturally cropped up. What he actually spoke about was the upcoming iteration of Windows Phone, version 7.5 aka “Mango”.
Ballmer promised two very exciting things. Firstly, that Mango will be bringing over 500 new features to the platform. Read more »
LG has made official the US760 Genesis – a dual-screen Android smartphone with flipping 5-row QWERTY keyboard.
LG US760 Genesis packs a 3.5-inch WVGA external and a 3.2-inch WVGA internal display, Read more »
The DROID 3 is another Motorola upcoming smartphone that keeps leaking ahead of its official announcement. We first met it this March along with the already available DROID X2 and the still unannounced Tagra.
Today an anonymous tipster revealed a few more details about the DROID 3. Read more »
Remember those photos and videos of the 64GB iPhone 4 we saw a while back? Well, it seems that the device could be close to launch.
The info comes from a memo received by the guys at This is my next Read more »
Ah, those were the days! When your phone weighed as much as your arm and cost as much as a body part. A time when if something went wrong, you’d probably have to sell your house to pay the mobile phone bill. A time when there weren’t many phones to choose from but most of them came from one manufacturer. One manufacturer that dominated the mobile phone scene like no other. That manufacturer was Nokia.
Nokia put up a post on their Conversations blog recently where they posted pictures of some of their older models, which had me reminiscing. Read more »
Angry Birds Rio is the third installment of the popular game by Rovio. iOS users already got an update to Rio with some Beach Volley action, but now it’s Android users turn.
The update is out for Android and it started off with the Amazon app store at first, but has quickly moved on to the stock Android Market. Read more »