According to a Bloomberg source close to HTC, the Taiwanese company is aiming to show off three wearable devices to carrier representatives at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. One of them is a smartwatch prototype based on Qualcomm’s Toq, the other a smartwatch which will rely heavily on Google Now and finally a bracelet targeted at music lovers.
The source reveals that HTC will likely keep said three devices under wraps from the public eye and only showcase them privately for now – bummer! Read more »
It’s worth mentioning that the bottle of water will cost the same price as the MP3 player.
Sony’s W Series Walkman MP3 player has an interesting marketing tool that highlights its waterproof nature: Sony has decided to package it in a bottle of water. Read more »
Nokia today unveiled its latest accessory – the BH-121 NFC Bluetooth stereo headset. Measuring 39 x 39 x 12mm, the Nokia BH-121 headset is slightly larger than the iPod Shuffle and is offered in cyan, red, yellow and black.
The headset is equipped with NFC and Bluetooth for pairing with your phone and features a large button on top used to answer calls and play music. On its bottom there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB port for charging, while the right side holds a volume rocker and a microphone. Read more »
Apple’s Black Friday has already gone live in Australia, where the Cupertino company is offering Apple Store Gift Cards with the purchases. However, the offers seem to vary from region as the company is offering discounts in place of gift cards in couple of other countries.
Apple’s Black Friday deals are now appearing on the UK, France, Germany and other European Apple websites. The online stores have promotional discounts on the MacBooks, Apple TV, iPads, iPods and other accessories. Read more »
Apple’s Black Friday deal has gone live in Australia and slowly making its way around the world wherever the Apple Online Store is available. Unlike previous years where the company offered discounts on the products themselves, this year it is offering Apple Store Gift Cards with purchases.
The denomination of the Apple Store Gift Card depends upon the product you purchase. If you buy an iMac, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you’ll get a A$150 gift card. An iPad Air will get you A$75 gift card and the iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPod touch will get you A$ 50 gift card. If you buy the iPod nano, you’ll get a A$ 25 gift card. Read more »
Before there was the iPod, there was the Sony Walkman. One of the oldest brands in the industry, the Walkman name was once synonymous with portable music players before Apple came along and changed everything.
But even after all these years and waning interest, Sony continues to make Walkman players and has kept them moving with the times. This week they announced two new members of the series, called the ZX1 and the F880. Read more »
Sony has showcased its latest music player, the Walkman F886 at the on-going IFA consumer electronics exhibition in Berlin, Germany. The highlight of the newest addition is the high-resolution audio system along with its Android operating system.
With Sony Walkman F886 you can enjoy high-quality music and also share it among your friends without having to break a sweat, thanks to the built-in Bluetooth radio. Read more »
Today Apple unveiled the new affordable 16GB version of the iPod Touch 5 that loses the rear camera and the eyelet. The day also marked a huge milestone for the company – 100 million iPod Touch sold since the first model hit the shelves way back in 2007.
The iPod Touch was an offspring of the iPhone that tried to capitalize on the hype the first iPhone created. It hasn’t quite been able to achieve the iconic status of the original iPod but its sales are still going pretty decently. Read more »
Out of the blue, Apple has launched a new variant of their popular iPod touch. This new model starts at $229 but loses a few features to achieve the price drop.
For starters, the iSight camera on the back has been dropped and all you get now is the FaceTime camera on the front. Other omissions include a lack of the mechanical loop on the back for lanyard and no color options other than the default silver. Lastly, the internal capacity is now 16GB. Read more »
Samsung has released the new Galaxy Muse music player in the US. The device acts as a companion music player for your Galaxy S III, Note II, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note, and is one of the most confounding devices I have seen in recent times that almost seems like an April Fool’s hoax.
Unlike all the other music players on the market, the Galaxy Muse cannot be connected to your computer to transfer music files to the device, even though it has a decent 4GB on board. In order to transfer music to the Muse, you will have to connect it to your Galaxy S III or Note II. Read more »
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The guys over there decided to put together an infographic about what hot tech toys ITs want to get for Christmas this year, based on the opinions of “over 800 IT pros”. Follow on to see it. Read more »
If you thought the Galaxy Note was big, wait till you get a load of this. Samsung has just announced the new Galaxy Player 5.8, where 5.8 is not just a random number but actually the size of the display. This should dwarf even the display on the upcoming Galaxy Note II, which is rumored to be around 5.5-inch in size.
Surprisingly, though, for something the size of a small country, the display has a resolution of just 960 x 540, giving it a pixel density of 190 ppi. Samsung has also dropped their favorite Super AMOLED in favor of LCD technology for this panel. Read more »
Following the announcement of the Galaxy WiFi 4.2 at the Mobile World Congress, Samsung is now starting to roll out the a dual-core version of it, dubbed the Galaxy Player 70. And no, it’s not a 7-incher.
For now, the device is only available for Samsung’s domestic market in South Korea, with a wider release highly probable . Read more »
If you’re fed up with tangled headphone cables and such (and really, who isn’t?), a new concept found over at Quirky takes some of the annoyance out of lugging your cables around.
The headphone cable comes with a varying thickness at certain increments, creating several fold points along its length. Read more »
The first generation iPod nano was immensely popular and set the stage for thin and light music players, none of which, however, came close to matching its popularity. Six years and an identical number of iterations later, Apple is now recalling the device.
The reason being given is a faulty battery, which in certain devices can overheat and pose a safety risk. So far no reports have come in from users regarding this issue but Apple clearly does not want to wait till that happens. Read more »